The Best Outdoor Pizza Ovens Of 2019
The crispy, gooey, Italian delight of pizza is a summer-time staple.
No matter how hot the sun beats down, if the Italians can lovingly devour a steaming slice of mozzarella-based heaven then damn it, so can we.
Unfortunately, we’re not so lucky as our Italian brothers as to have a pizzeria on every corner. Therefore, we must entrust ourselves to the creation of the perfect slice.
However, unless you have a burning desire for a giant wood-fired stone oven to dominate your garden, it is simply not practical to imitate the exact set-up of a classic Italian ristorante.
Luckily, there are a wide range of pizza ovens that are small, portable and perfect for whipping out into the garden at the slightest hint of sunlight. Our top picks are: The Ooni Koda, The Uuni 3, The Uuni Pro and The Morso Forno.
The Floyd Mayweather of pizza ovens, The Ooni Koda is a knock out every time and never fails to deliver.
This award-winning little beauty is ready to go straight out of the box; simply flip open the foldable legs, insert the stone baking board and connect to a gas tank. So don’t worry about that barbecue you accidentally offered to throw in two hour’s time – The Ooni Koda has you covered.
Once out of the box The Koda takes as little as 15 minutes to get fully fired up and ready to roll. Simply slide your artfully prepared pizza inside, give it 60 seconds or so, and smugly present it to your guests. Restaurant quality pizza in your own home - Bella!
Lightweight and fully portable you can move The Ooni Koda from kitchen to garden with ease, and even take it out to friends’ houses so you can show off your ‘za skills (that’s pizza for short) – even if no one has asked you to.
Slow and steady wins nothing in the world of pizza making, and The Uuni 3 understands your need for speed. Capable of heating up to a scorching 500oC in just 10 minutes, The Uuni 3 can create pizzas that mama would be proud of in a mere 60 seconds.
For anyone brave enough to tell you - and the giant pile of kneaded dough beside you - that they don’t like pizza, The Uuni 3 can also cook up a range of meat, vegetables and seafood to perfection.
The Uuni 3 is also eco-conscious as you can source wood pellets that have been sustainably obtained. Who knew pizza could taste so green?
*If you’re wondering about the switch between Ooni and Uuni, the brand shifted their vowels around to be more searchable and easier for people to read.
The big daddy of our Ooni range, the portable Uuni Pro has a cooking surface of 17.7” by 17.7”; so you’ll be needing your appetite and a whole lot of toppings.
It can also be used with wood, charcoal pellets or gas. Whatever your preference The Uuni Pro makes it easy for you to get in on a slice of the action!
If you’ve bought a ticket to Naples to sample the pizza delights, then you may as well use it as kindling inside of your Morso Forno Outdoor Oven. You won’t be needing it anymore.
The Forno can also cook vegetables, salmon, steak and lamb shanks to perfection, allowing you the versatility to cater to anyone’s dietary needs.
There’s no fuss with The Forno as it is self-cleaning. There is a whole range of Morso cooking accessories that are perfect for your Forno, such as the pizza and herb cutter, pizza peel, and bamboo pizza paddle.
Doughn’t miss out!
It’s never been easier, or cheaper for anyone to enjoy owning their very own outdoor pizza oven. For delicious, fuss-free pizza fun this summertime, be sure to equip your back garden with one of our selection of pizza ovens.
- Jonny Turner