Whether you’re six or 60, most of us can agree that pizza is the perfect food. It’s filling, it’s comforting, it can be healthy(ish) or it can be a decadent dive into deliciousness. You can get creative with toppings or keep it classic with just tomato sauce and cheese. Cheap pizza is delicious and expensive artisanal pizza is delicious. Cold or hot, folded or cut with a fork and knife, pizza is made to be enjoyed anyway you like it. With the addition of a pizza oven to your home, you can experiment with making the perfect pie. Plus, think of the heavenly smells.
Pizza ovens are designed to cook any pie to perfection and give it the delicious charred bottom and puffed crust that is typically only found in restaurants that have large, industrial-sized ovens.
When searching for the perfect pizza oven for your at-home pizzeria, there are a few things to consider. Do you want to cook indoors or outdoors? If outdoors, do you want an oven that is lightweight and can easily be moved or one that is heavier but can be used as a wood-burning oven? For indoor chefs, is speed your top priority, or would you rather a pizza oven that can be used to heat several types of food? Do you want an oven that can handle one pizza at a time or an oven designed for multiple pies? Lastly, is a compact design important for your storage limitations?
If you’re not quite sure what kind of oven you’re looking for, we’ve put together a cross-section of the best pizza ovens available. Featuring a wide range of price points and size options, because we know counter space is always at a premium, these pizza ovens will satisfy pie lovers of all ages. Just make sure you’ve got ingredients and pizza tools on hand once your oven arrives because it’s always a good time for pizza.
1. Ooni Koda Outdoor Pizza Oven
Adding a brick oven to your outdoor space can make your backyard your new favorite place, but it also comes with a major price tag. If you still want the outdoor pizza experience but in a portable option that is relatively affordable and lightweight, we like the Ooni Koda Outdoor Pizza Oven. The super-fast, super-hot outdoor oven is simple to use, cooks pizzas quickly, has folding legs for easy storage and an overall weight of just over 20 pounds, making it a portable outdoor oven that is actually portable (some competitors weigh up to 60 pounds).
The gas oven is turned on with a simple switch and in only 15 minutes can heat up to over 900 degrees Fahrenheit. In only one minute, a 13” pizza is ready to be enjoyed. Thanks to its powder-coated and carbon steel outer shell, the outside of the oven remains cool to the touch, making this a great option for family parties. An adjustable heat control makes it easy for users to cook their pie to their preferred level of crispiness and the versatile outdoor oven can also be used to cook vegetables, meat and fish. We also like that the oven comes with a stone baking board for a truly authentic cooking experience.
2. Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven
They say that good things come to those who wait, but sometimes good things come really, really fast, too. Presto knows that when a pizza craving hits, it’s time to act with urgency. The unique design of their Pizzazz rotating oven doesn’t require any preheating time and gets to work right away heating up your pie to perfection. The bottom tray rotates continuously for an even cooking experience and users can choose whether the Pizzazz heats from the bottom, sides, top, or provides all-over heat. The eye-catching pizza oven will sound a timer when cooking is complete and automatically shut off the heating element as an added safety precaution. We also like that the nonstick pan is easy to remove and clean in between pizza parties.
3. ROCCBOX by Gozney Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven
FAST COOKING TIME
If you’ve promised your guests piping hot pizza in 60 seconds or it’s free, then you need the ROCCBOX by Gozney Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven. Also, don’t charge your friends for pizza. That makes things weird. The Roccbox is a portable pizza oven that may be a bit too heavy to take on your next camping trip (it weighs 62 pounds), but it’s a great option for your outdoor space at home. The oven works with gas or wood, but we recommend gas since the oven requires a large amount of wood and slows down the cooking time. The Roccbox reaches 932 degrees Fahrenheit for its top cooking temperature, which makes it possible to deliver perfectly puffed and charred crust in only 60 seconds. The insulated oven has an outer silicone shell that helps retain heat and keeps the oven cool to the touch. A built-in thermometer for accurate cooking, detachable legs for easy storage and detachable fuel burners are all features that make this user-friendly pizza oven.
4. BakerStone Original Box Kit Pizza Oven
BEST GRILL OVEN
Turn your grill into a pizza oven with the BakerStone Original Box Kit Pizza Oven. A great partner for three-burner and larger gas and charcoal grills, the BakerStone works with the heat source you already have to create restaurant-style pizzas. Depending on the heat source, pies can be ready in two to four minutes. Made from carbon steel, stone, and ceramic, the BakerStone can fit pizzas up to 14”, which is larger than most ovens. We also like that the BakerStone comes with a wooden pizza peel and metal pizza turner, which means the only thing left to buy is ingredients.
5. Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven
BEST FOR MULTIPLE PIZZAS
Most at-home pizza ovens are only large enough to accommodate one pie at a time, but with the Camp Chef, pizza lovers can double the deliciousness. The inside of the stove has 20” of baking room, making it large enough for two pizzas to cook side by side. A built-in valve gives chefs control over the oven’s temperature and flame. The gas-powered stove, which is built to be used outdoors, has a doubled layered ceiling that retains heat and mimics a brick oven. At 47 pounds, you probably won’t want to move the Camp Chef too often, but we do like that the oven is easy to clean and has an attractive stainless steel finish.
6. Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo Pizza Oven
FAST COOKING TIME
With the Breville Smart Oven, pizza lovers can enjoy a 12-inch pie that is cooked to perfection in only two minutes. Using the Element IQ system, the Breville reaches a top temperature of 750 degrees Fahrenheit in 17 minutes to deliver a perfectly charred Napoleon-style pizza. The countertop pizza oven replicates the cooking style of a brick oven and features double pane insulation on its glass window and exterior to ensure that the heat stays inside the oven. The Breville allows even the most amateur of chefs to feel like they could open an Italian eatery thanks to the shortcut controls. Users can choose the perfect cooking temperature for pizzas that are frozen, cooked in the style of pan, New York, wood-fried, or if the dough preferences are thin or crispy. Users can also customize their cooking experience by using the oven’s manual controls.
7. Breville Compact Smart Oven Toaster/Pizza Oven
BEST TOASTER OVEN OPTION
If you’re not ready to commit your dollars/counter space to an oven that’s only used for pizza, we recommend the Breville Toaster Oven. The mid-priced toaster oven is easy to use and to clean and can cook small pizzas, toast bread and evenly warm up food. The digital display makes it simple for users to select a temperature between 120 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and the toaster oven has shortcut keys that take the guesswork out of heating times for pizza, bagels, cookies and roasts.
8. Talavera Tile Ocre Round Smooth Wood Burning Outdoor Pizza Oven
BEST WOOD-BURNING OPTION
If you’ve always wanted a wood-burning pizza oven in your backyard but didn’t think you could afford one, think again. The Talavera Tile Ocre Round Smooth Wood Burning Outdoor Pizza Oven makes it affordable to cook pizza in your outdoor space and enjoy the delicious char and smokiness that comes from wood-burning ovens. The 22” oven comes with a lava rock cooking stone and includes an ember rake that makes it easy for users to move logs and coal while their pizza is baking. The clay oven has a wide mouth opening for easy pizza insertion and removal. Just make sure to pick up extra ingredients, because there’s a good chance you’re about to get a lot more visits from your neighbors.