(Last updated January, 2022)

Anyone that’s passionate about pizza then an outdoor pizza oven will be an investment that brings happiness over the years to come. 

So, what are the best outdoor pizza ovens for 2022? 

Read our review of the best outdoor pizza ovens just below.

For pizza peels, read our review of the best wood pizza peels for 2022. Or, if you prefer a metal peel, check out our review of the best metal/ aluminum pizza peels

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What's the best outdoor pizza oven?
Review of the best outdoor pizza ovens

 

 

 

 

Best Outdoor Pizza Ovens for 2022

Ooni 3 Outdoor Pizza Oven (Uuni 3)

The Ooni 3 Outdoor Pizza Oven is a portable pizza oven that is brought to us by an award-winning company – Ooni – based in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

This outdoor pizza oven is also known as ‘Uuni 3’, just to save any confusion – they are one and the same thing. 

The Ooni 3 Outdoor Pizza Oven is also the first portable pellet pizza oven – a sustainably sourced hardwood pellet.

It is capable of heating to as much as double the temperature of domestic ovens. In essence, that means it can heat up to 932 degrees F/ 500 degrees C in only 10 minutes. The Ooni 3 can cook a 12-inch Neapolitan-style pizza in as little as 60 seconds. 

The Ooni 3, as mentioned, operates on 100% hardwood pellets which are energy-efficient and sustainably sourced. These pellets impart an authentically wood-fired, neutral flavor to whatever is cooking inside the oven.

But the Ooni 3 is not only good – great – extremely fast at cooking pizza – it also can handle fish, roast meat, and vegetable dishes in a matter of minutes. 

The outdoor pizza oven is lightweight, hence part of the reason for its portability (weighs in at 27.6 lbs./ 12.52 kg) and it’s easy to use. The other reason, or reasons, for its portability, is that the legs are hinged (fold up) and the chimneypiece can be removed. 

The Uuni 3 custom-made cordierite stone baking board measures 13 ¼ x 13 ½” making it the ideal fit for 13-inch pizzas or smaller. For those that like to home cook larger-sized pizza the Ooni Pro is highly recommended and it comes with a cordierite stone baking board that will cater nicely to pizza up to 16 inches in diameter. 

Ooni Pro Outdoor Pizza Oven

 

Incidentally, you must use the wood pellets with the Ooni 3. Well, either the pellets or you can add the gas-burner attachment for gas-fired cooking. You cannot swap the wood pellets for other types of wood. If you do wish to mix up your wood, for other types, including oak, ash, maple, birch, and beech, for example, again, the Ooni Pro would be the choice for you. 

Which wood pellets are recommended for the Uuni 3 Outdoor Pizza Oven? 

Any, as long as they are food grade. The CookinPellets 40PM Perfect Mix pellets are 100% hardwood and make a very good choice. 

CookinPellets 40PM Perfect Mix Hardwood Pellets

for Ooni 3 Outdoor Pizza Oven

 

The Uuni 3’s legs are approximately 18 inches/ 48 cm from back to front.

How long does it take before the Ooni 3 Pizza Oven is hot enough to be ready to cook? Just 10 minutes and it should be hot enough. 

 

Ooni 3 Outdoor Pizza Oven Info at a Glance

Dimensions: 23 x 17 x 28 inches/ 58.4 x 43.2 x 71.1 cm.

Weight: 27.6 lbs./ 12.52 kg.

Cooking method: Hardwood pellets or gas.

Interior stone baking board dimensions: 13 ¼ x 13 ½ inches/ 33.7 x 33.7 cm.

Maximum oven temperature: 932 degrees F/ 500 degrees C.

Exterior oven color: Steel.

 

 

 

Pizzacraft PC6000 Pizzeria Pronto Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven

The Pizzacraft PC6000 Pizzeria Pronto Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven looks a bit more like a giant rice cooker than a pizza oven. Nevertheless, looks aside, it’s a great piece of kit!

The PC6000, in a matter of only ten minutes, pre-heats up to 700 degrees F/ 371 degrees C. Then, once the pizza is inside, it will be ready within only five minutes.

Note that the five-minutes ready time is for pizza that is not heavy on the toppings. If you like your pizza laden with toppings, best to cook it on a lower temp and at a slower rate. Otherwise, you’ll likely find that the exterior of the pizza is cooked but the interior is a soggy mess. 

The built-in cordierite pizza stone, which is hollow core and has heat-diffusing capabilities, cooks your pizza crust nice and evenly. 

The lid on the PC6000 reflects the heat back toward the pizza and this helps to cook the pizza topping at the same rate as the crust.  The vent at the top of the lid negates any possibility that the resulting pizza will turn out to be soggy. 

Like the Ooni 3, which we’ve reviewed just above, the PC6000 is nicely portable, in part because of its light weight (26 lbs./ 11.8 kg). 

The Pizzacraft PC6000 Pizzeria Pronto Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven comes with a thermometer built in, a matchless starter, as well as a 48-inch long (122 cm) gas hose. For gas, you can either opt for a standard 20 lb. propane tank or for additional portability, a 1 lb. propane gas tank is fine too. A gas tank adaptor is included with the purchase of the pizza oven.

With a 1 lb. propane gas tank (together with adapter) the PC6000 can operate for up to two hours. 

Note that the PC6000 is only compatible with propane gas. 

 

Pizzacraft PC6000 Pizzeria Pronto Pizza Oven Info at a Glance

Dimensions: 18.6 L x 18 W x 15.5 H inches/ 47.2 x 45.7 x 39.4 cm.

Weight: 26 lbs./ 11.8 kg.

Cooking method: Propane gas.

Interior stone baking board dimensions: 14-inch diameter/ 35.6 cm.

Maximum oven temperature: 700 degrees F/ 371 degrees C.

Exterior oven color: Black.

 

 

 

Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven

For some reason, I can never remember what the word ‘artisan’ means. The word ‘thick’ comes to mind. 

Artisan: A worker in a skilled trade, especially one that uses his/ her hands to make things. 

The Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven comes with a double-layered ceiling. This double-layered ceiling is said to enhance heating dynamics so that the Artisan outdoor pizza oven bakes in the same way that a brick oven does. 

With the built-in valve ignition, you get full control over the size of the flame. 

The stainless steel construction means that cleaning is easy. 

The oven shelf dimensions? 5 inches in height by 23 inches wide. 

The pizza stone, which measures 13.25 x 20 inches, is cordierite ceramic. This material enhances even baking of the pizza base. The stone is large enough to accommodate 12-inch pizzas. You can, though, cook two 10-12 inch pizzas simultaneously. 

The oven can reach temperatures in excess of 700 degrees Fahrenheit/ 370+ degrees centigrade. 

It takes approximately 15 minutes from the time you switch on the Artisan Pizza Oven for it to be ready to start baking. Once it is ready, the baking process takes 3 minutes or perhaps a little less depending on the amount of pizza topping and thickness of the base. 

Do note that for best results, for a single topping the higher oven temperatures are good. For pizzas with extra toppings, you’ll enjoy more control over the cooking process if you drop the temperature and cook for longer. 

The Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven is fired by propane gas. A gas regulator and 5-foot-long gas hose are included. 

 

Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven Info at a Glance

Stone dimensions: 13.25 x 20 inches / 33.66 x 50.8 cm.

Oven opening dimensions: 22.25 x 4.25 inches / 56.52 x 10.8 cm.

Shelf dimensions: 5 x 23 inches / 12.7 x 58.4 cm.

Weight: 47 lbs./ 21.32 kg.

Cooking method: Propane gas.

Maximum oven temperature: 700+ degrees F/ 370+ degrees C.

Oven exterior color: Steel. 

Note that the Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven is only compatible with propane gas.

 

 

 

Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Oven 90

The Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Oven 90 is available as a 16-inch oven. What does this figure refer to? 

So, for the 16-inch Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Oven 90 we’re looking at the following overall dimensions (and weight):

Overall dimensions: 16 x 24 x 9 inches.

Cooking surface diameter: 15 x 20 inches (300 sq. in).

Front opening dimensions: 20.5 x 4.5 inches. 

Oven weight: 30 lbs. / 13.6 kg.

Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Oven 90 cooks in a similar fashion to traditional brick ovens that were, or are, wood-fired. 

The cordierite ceramic stone works to cook a perfect crust every time. Well, not exactly. That is dependent on the pizza dough as well as the ceramic stone. But the stone does help, put it that way.

The oven’s heating system being fully adjustable means you can cook different styles of pizza – frozen, artisan, and premade. 

This oven’s temperature can reach up to 700 degrees F/ 371 degrees C. 

You do need the Camp Chef stove for the oven to work. The Camp Chef Pizza Oven sits over the top of the Camp Chef stove burners. The pizza oven fits all Camp Chef 16″ cooking system stoves. The Camp Chef Explorer Double Burner Stove is currently the most popular of these.

Camp Chef Explorer Double Burner Stove

 

To reiterate so it’s clear: the Camp Chef Pizza Oven 90 is an add-on accessory and you need a Camp Chef two- or four-burner gas stove to go with the pizza oven. On its own, the pizza oven has no power and thus is unusable without a source of heat. 

The largest-sized pizza that will fit inside the Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Oven 90 is 15 inches in diameter. 

 

Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Oven 90 Info at a Glance

Overall dimensions: 16 x 24 x 9 inches / 40.6 x 61 x 22.9 cm.

Cooking surface diameter: 15 x 20 inches (300 sq. in) / 38 x 50.8 cm (1935.5 sq. cm).

Front opening dimensions: 20.5 x 4.5 inches / 52 x 11.4 cm.

Weight: 30 lbs./ 13.6 kg.

Maximum oven temperature: 700+ degrees F/ 370+ degrees C.

Oven exterior color: Steel. 

Model No.: PZ90.

 

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