Best Outdoor Pizza Oven Kits – Ooni/Uuni Review

Outdoor tabeltop with Ooni pro and Ooni 3 portable Italian pizza ovens

These Portable Wood-Fired Pizza Ovens are Perfect for Any Outdoor Adventure

Ooni makes the best portable wood-fired ovens. Period.

They are small, lightweight, simple to set up and easy to store.

Which means, you can make your own great pizza at home in your backyard, or take it on the road. Ideal for RVs, camping, tailgating, beach parties, the park, and more.

In 2012, Uuni was an idea that caught fire with a Kickstarter campaign. Pizza lovers and co-founders, Kristian Tapaninaho and Darina Garland introduced the world to the first small, affordable pellet fired ovens.

Kristian Tapaninaho founder of Ooni
Darina Garland founder of Ooni

Now Ooni tabletop ovens are available all over the world.

To settle any confusion: The original name was Uuni, but was often misspelled and mispronounced. On July 17, 2018 they officially changed the name to Ooni.

Great Homemade Pizza and More

The secret to great pizza is “hot and fast“.

Temperature is the key. Conventional ovens normally top out around 500° Fahrenheit (260° Celsius). This may work for heating a frozen pizza but just doesn’t cut it for fresh Italian pizza. And, while we’d all love a built-in brick pizza oven, they cost a small fortune and are hard to carry.

So, in steps Ooni with the perfect solution. Small and lightweight, all Ooni models get “hot as hell”. That’s 932° F (500° C) to be exact.

Once up to heat, you can turn out a piping hot Neopolitan-style pizza in just 60 seconds flat.

Before we go on it is important to note that these portable ovens do more than just cook delicious pizza.

Ooni also sells custom sized cast iron accessories so you are only limited to your imagination.

Getting hungry yet? Check out their dessert recipes.

Three Portable Pizza Ovens

inside view of Ooni 3 with flames and chimney
Ooni 3
front image of Ooni Pro with flames inside
Ooni Pro
inside view showing flame in Ooni Koda portable gas oven
Ooni Koda

Ooni 3 Portable Wood-Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven

We’ll start with the Ooni 3 because it is the patented design that started the revolution. (And because it’s the one we use.)

Smartly designed so that air flows from the pellet chamber to the chimney, producing super high heat in a controlled environment. You can set it up on a sturdy tabletop, counter space, or even the ground (be safe). All you need is outdoor ventilation.

The Ooni 3 stainless stove runs on energy-efficient wood pellets that give pizza an authentic wood-fired flavor. Easy to light and ready to cook in 10 minutes, inside reaches temperatures up to 932°F (500°C) and cooks a 12-inch pizza in just 60 seconds.

Specs

  • Ready to cook in 10 minutes
  • Dimensions 25.2 x 14.1 x 8.6″ (64 x 36 x 22 cm) (height without chimney)
  • Cooks 12 inch pizza
  • Height with chimney is 25″ (64 cm)
  • Weight 24.2 lbs (10.9 kg)
  • Cooking surface size 13.2 x 13.2″ (34 cm square)
  • Brushed stainless steel with ceramic fiber insulation
  • Stone fired baking board included
  • Optional gas burner (works with standard propane tanks and adapter (20472 BTU)
  • Not compatible with natural gas
  • Not electric; good ol’ fashioned fire
  • Price: $275

Ooni Pro Multi-Fuel Outdoor Pizza Oven

The Pro is bigger than the Ooni 3 which means bigger pizza and more options. You can cook meat, fish, vegetables, and even bake bread.

The other major difference is that the Pro Model gives you three different fuel options. Depending on the situation you can choose wood, charcoal, or gas.

These extra benefits come with a slightly larger footprint, longer warm up time, and higher cost.

Specs

  • Ready to cook in 20 minutes
  • Cooks 16 inch pizza and meat, fish, chicken, BBQ, unlimited
  • Dimensions 29.13 x 19.29 x 31.1″ (74 x 49 x 74 cm)
  • Weight 48.5 lbs (22 kg)
  • Cooking surface 17.7 x 17.7″ (49 x 49 cm)
  • Brushed stainless steel with ceramic fiber insulation
  • Includes stone baking board
  • 20,472 BTU gas burner is compatible with standard propane tanks (adapter)
  • Not compatible with natural gas
  • Price $599

Ooni Koda Gas-Powered Outdoor Pizza Oven

Ok, this is the newest model and just like its predecessors: it gets hotter than hell – but boy is it cool!

Ready to go out of the box. Just flip down the legs, hook up to a gas propane tank and you are ready to cook.

Specs

  • Ready to cook in 10 minutes
  • Dimensions 15.7 x 11. 6 x 24.8″ ( 40 x 29.5 x 63 cm)
  • Weight 20.4 lbs (9.25 kg)
  • 28mBar QCC1 regulator and hose included
  • Cooking surface 13.25 x 13.25″ (34 x 34 cm)
  • Cooks 12 inch pizza
  • Stone fired baking board included
  • Compatible with standard propane tanks ( with adapter) 13,648 BTU
  • Not compatible with natural gas
  • Price $329

Comparison Chart of Ooni Ovens

Comparison chart of O
oni 3, Ooni pro, and Ooni Koda, with dimensions and features

Accessories & Fire Tools

Ooni offers some great equipment to go along with their dead simple outdoor ovens. You can see some add-ons below or start with a bundle from Ooni, which has everything you need to get started.

Wood Pellets (Fire Wood)

The easiest way to stock up on natural fuel is to buy direct. Ooni sells hardwood pellets that are 100% oak, sourced directly from US forests. They light easily, burn efficiently and produce very little ash waste. (Just like the Portable Fireside Outdoor Pop Up Fire Pit!)

premium hardwood pellets for Ooni grill
Oak wood pellets for Ooni ovens

Pizza Peel

If you plan on making pizzas you are going to want a pizza peel. Since the inside of the oven is so freakin hot (~932° F), you don’t want to reach inside.

The pizza peel is the tool you use to slide the pizza in and out.

Bamboo Pizza peel 14"
Stainless steel pizza peel by ooni 14 "

Storage Covers

One of our favorite features of the Ooni ovens is that they travel well. That’s why we recommend them for RVers, campers, and anyone who is out for adventure.

In your own backyard or at the campsite the Ooni is easy to handle. The chimney pops off and then you can either use a carry case or storage cover.

Ooni Koda in carry case
Ooni 3 in storage cover

Other great accessories include cast iron grilling tools, infrared thermometer, pizza wheel, apron, pizza cutters, and more. Find more fire tools.

Recipes

The Ooni community is constantly experimenting and adding new creative ways to use Ooni ovens. Like cinnamon rolls.

Pros

  • Portable, small and lightweight
  • Affordable, from $275 – $599
  • Easy to light and heats up in 10 minutes
  • Reaches temperatures of 932° F
  • Easy to carry and store
  • Cooks more than just pizza
  • Burns clean natural fuel
  • Pizza in 60 seconds!

Cons

  • Small cooking surface
  • Ooni 3 needs pellets
  • Can’t be used inside

How to Make Your Own Delicious Wood Fired Pizza Start to Finish

FAQs

Where can I buy an Ooni oven?

Ooni sells direct to consumers on their website at ooni.com. Purchases over $35 ship free to the US. Shipping is also available to Canada, UK, and Europe. Or buy Ooni.

How much does a portable outdoor pizza oven cost?

Ooni offers different models. Ooni 3 uses wood pellets and costs $275. Ooni Pro fires on gas, pellets, or charcoal, has a larger cooking surface and costs $599. And Ooni Koda only requires propane gas and costs $329.

Can I use camping gas 1 lb propane tanks?

Yes, depending on what country you are in, use the appropriate adapter to connect to a 1 lb propane tank. This will provide 1 hour of cooking time and makes it easy to take camping.

Where can I find the serial number to register my Ooni oven?

The serial number is located on the rear leg of your Ooni oven.

How do I light the fire?

You can use Ooni firestarters which are made specifically for Ooni ovens. Small gas blow torches also work well to light the pellets. Avoid using any liquid starters that have kerosene or additives that will taint the taste of your food.

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