When building an outdoor kitchen, it usually consists of common outdoor appliances such as outdoor grills and outdoor refrigerators, but outdoor pizza ovens can be just as valuable. Outdoor pizza ovens puts the pizzeria in your backyard. They reach higher temperatures than indoor pizza ovens so you can make pizzas much easier. However, you're not only limited to pizzas with outdoor pizza ovens. Various pizza oven models can cook different types of foods such as steaks, chicken, fish, and more.
Outdoor pizza ovens can come in different styles including built-in, freestanding, portable, or able to placed on countertops. And similar to grills, they can be fueled by various sources including gas, wood, pellets, and electricity. We'll go over the best outdoor pizza ovens for you to choose from.
This Lynx Napoli pizza oven from the Professional Series is a high-tech, stainless steel powerhouse of cooking prowess. The front features hand-polished blue LED knob lights and the oven itself comes with a 54-in. grill cart. This cart provides extra pizza preparation space right beside the oven unit as well as multiple storage drawers for all your equipment and ingredients.
The pizza oven is built with a specially formulated concrete refractory interior dome and cooking surface. Combined with the variable infrared heating system, this oven preheats quickly to a whopping 700°F to crisp your crusts and pump out pie after pie for large backyard gatherings. A reversible top chimney can vent towards the front or the rear depending on your surroundings.
With three designer colors to choose from, this wood-fired pizza oven not only has the visual appeal, but also retains heat with its specially shaped dome structure. XO's Air Plus System allows this oven to quickly reach desired cooking temperatures in 15-20 minutes while using less wood. The built-in thermometer lets you track the internal temperature without having to open the oven.
The largest oven in Alfa's Forninox lineup, the Allegro pizza oven has a 7.5 square foot floor arena with interchangeable firebricks that makes heat store and transmit easier during cooking. With its large size and ceramic fiber insulation, this wood-fired pizza oven will handle heavy usage for large gatherings. On the exterior, the unique fire yellow color is powder coated so it can withstand high temperatures. After you're done cooking, there's a warming compartment that'll keep your dishes warm until you're ready for them.
Bringing the quality of a brick oven without the actual bricks, this Chicago Brick Oven model provides dual fuel heat with an infrared and ambient burner. The infrared burner is great for searing meat, while the ambient burner brings more of an oven-like performance.
Along with two types of heat surfaces, you can also chose between wood, gas, or both as fuel sources for this pizza oven. Chicago Brick Oven's signature Flame Roll makes rolling flames for a aesthetically pleasing look. This oven is USA made, using stainless steel fiber reinforcement and a metal insulated hood, this pizza oven is built to last.
For a pizza oven that's easy to move around, this Gyber pizza oven weighs only 31 lbs and has minimal assembly so you can assemble and take apart this oven with ease. With its portability you can carry it around to different environments such as your backyard, at a tailgate, or at a park. This pizza oven uses wood pellets as a fuel source, so the dishes you prepare will have that special smoky wood flavor.
Along with this pizza oven, accessories are included such as a removable door with handle, a grease pan, a grill handle, and a pizza shovel, so that you can make a variety of dishes including steak, fish, lamb chops, burgers, salmon, and more. With temperatures reaching 800°F in minutes, you'll be able to cook food rapidly.
The Bellagio pizza oven is Forno Ventzia's largest oven, nearly giving you an entire outdoor kitchen in one appliance. This freestanding oven is built with two gliding preparation shelves, an adjustable tool holder, a large 36x32 cooking surface, a middle shelf, and a fully assembled oven. It's safe to say that storage and cooking food won't be an issue with this pizza oven with the amount of space, accessibility, and storage it offers.
Forno Venetzia makes sure this pizza oven has great craftmanship with great details such as a fire brick hearth, a designer chimney cap, oak door handle, and powder coated paint. The brick hearth and two layers of ceramic insulation makes sure that there's even heating for superior cooking performance. With the ability to bake, broil, and grill individually or all at the same time, you can get creative with this Forno Venetzia pizza oven.
Being able to use an outdoor pizza oven for different cooking methods such as baking, grilling, broiling, etc., makes these appliances strongly versatile. They add a different aesthetic as opposed to grills, and has a unique look. There's various kinds of outdoor pizza ovens to choose from, including the ones we listed above, so you can style your outdoor kitchen to how you seek fit. Whichever way you choose to cook your food, these pizza ovens have more than enough even heat that'll leave your dishes being cooked to perfection.
Are outdoor pizza ovens safe?
Outdoor pizza ovens are perfectly safe and provide aunique alternative to cooking and roasting food outdoors. So long as you weatherproof your unit for extreme conditions, it should maintain the integrity of its dome and ventilation system for years to come.
What should I look for when buying a pizza oven?
The answer depends entirely on your preferences, but we suggest you consider the size your outdoor space can accomodate, the amount of food you plan to cook, preferred fuel options, design materials, and ventilation options for smoke.