There is something special when you bite into a wood-fired pizza. You’ve undoubtedly noticed a significant difference in taste when compared to a traditional home oven. This is due to even heat distribution and a unique smoky flavor that you can only achieve when cooking in a wood-fired oven.
A personal outdoor pizza oven is more than a stand-out piece in your backyard. No more ordering in pizzas at your next party when you can fire up an authentic pizza yourself! An outdoor pizza oven is an experience that everyone can enjoy together.
Some questions to ask yourself before purchasing a home pizza oven:
A pizza oven is a great addition and can even be the main attraction in your outdoor kitchen. Where you plan to put your oven is a crucial part of the decision-making process of buying a wood-fired oven.
If your outdoor kitchen is under a roof or pergola, you will need to vent the oven’s chimney out or angle it outside.
If you’re looking to buy a heavy oven, make sure you will be able to use a forklift to bring the oven into your space. If that is not a possibility, then a lighter-weight oven or a DIY kit will be a better fit.
Personal use and family
Entertaining large groups and parties
Pizza, pizza and did we say pizza?
Cooking a mix of recipes in the oven, let’s get creative!
When looking at cooking space, it is important to know that you will not have that entire space dedicated to cooking. The wood-burning in the cooking space will take up some real estate so it is important to factor that into deciding what size oven is right for you. On average, you should anticipate that your wood will take up approximately 6 inches wide and 12 inches deep of your cooking space.
How many pizzas you can cook at one time will depend on the size of the oven you chose. Cooking for game night, summer parties, or for the kids, get creative and make sure you get the oven that’ll match your cooking needs.
A small pizza oven is a great option for someone who lives by themselves and wants to occasionally whip up a delish pizza.
Medium ovens are perfect for a small family or even entertaining small groups of people.
DIY kits are customizable so you can design them to fit the decor of your space. With DIY kits you will also need to build it yourself as it comes in pieces.
Pre-assembled ovens are easy to install, but you will need something to move the oven with such as a forklift or a bobcat as well as full-size access to where you will keep your oven.
Prices for small wood-fired ovens range from $1,299 to $2,199.
Medium and large ovens can vary from $1,550 to $7,649.
Commercial ovens can vary from $6,149 for a DIY kit to $8,549 for a commercial pre-assembled oven.
When vegetables and fruits are cooked for a longer duration of time the antioxidants and nutrients diminish in nutritional value. When you cook fruits and vegetables over an open flame they cook very quickly which increases the nutritional value of your food. So add a few veggies to your next pizza and enjoy the added health benefits!
FAST FAST FAST! On average, wood-fired ovens can cook a pizza as quickly as 90 seconds! Faster cooking time means you can enjoy your pie faster and spend more time with friends and family admiring the fire you created.
Cook more than just pizza in a wood-fired oven. Bake bread, roast your Thanksgiving turkey, vegetables, and much more! For ideas check out our latest recipes on the Pro Pizza Ovens blog.
Wood-Fired ovens are excellent when maintaining a green lifestyle and lowering energy consumption. These ovens do not require any electricity or gas in order to cook up a delicious meal as they use heat from the fire alone.