Portable pizza ovens are compact and often lightweight cooking appliances designed specifically for making your favorite pie…a pizza pie! These ovens are ideal for tailgating, but can also be used in backyards, on patios, at picnics, or even when camping. A portable pizza oven can be a great enhancement to your cooking arsenal, offering delightful fresh-baked pizza for gatherings with friends and family. If you enjoy freshly baked pizzas regularly keep on reading for our freshest picks!
Both novice and skilled home chefs will love the Halo Versa 16 because it’s a good gateway into the outdoor pizza oven market. The twin burners and rotating pizza stone of the Halo Versa are its most distinctive features, and these burners provide a steady, hands-free cooking experience along with the 360-degree rotating Cordierite pizza stone. The hinged lid design makes cleaning a breeze: just open it up, remove the stone and clean as needed.
Ooni has become a leading brand in the at-home pizza oven game. The Koda is its gas-powered model, and probably one of its most popular choices because of its inherent ease of use. It heats up quickly. Within 15 minutes, most of the pizza stone should hit at least 600 degrees. With a matte black cold-rolled carbon steel shell and foldable legs, the Koda looks and feels a bit like a tortoise. At 25 inches long and 16 inches wide, and weighing just over 20 pounds, the Koda is easy to store indoors and carry to the parking lot of your favorite team.
Whether you prefer wood chunks, pellets, charcoal, or lump coal, Le Peppe is the only portable pizza oven with a down draft air system that can use any fuel option or even a combination of them. Simply fill the basket with your fuel choice and fire up the oven – there is even a chute for you to easily feed more fuel as the oven burns. Le Peppe reaches around 600 degrees for cooking and can get as hot as 900 degrees. Wood-fired pizza ovens cook pizza at high temperatures, which leads to a unique smoky flavor that can’t be replicated by gas ovens.
This sleek contemporary design is enough to impress anyone at first glance, but the real magic happens on the inside. The uniquely designed U-shaped burner and button-powered rotating turntable removes the need to manually turn your pizza and ensures an even cook every time. Heating up to 932 degrees in 18 minutes and with the ability to cook a large pizza in under 2 minutes, it’s no wonder this portable pizza oven is a star contender.
The Cru 30 has a large (L17″ X 13″W) cooking surface which allows for perfect 12″ pizzas but is also sizable enough to bake breads and roast meats if you so desire. The Cru 30 is often chosen over other entry level models because of its 7.5” height of the oven opening, which makes it more useful for loaf breads, chicken, etc., compared to the 4-5” openings on comparable brands. About 45-60 seconds per turn and in two to three minutes you’ll have perfect pizza—the high heat causes the crust to rise and creates air pockets that make the crust light and airy.