Wood Fired Pizza Ovens
There is something about cooking on a wood-fired oven. The smell of the wood burning and tremendous heat make it a truly unique experience. Plus you’ll get all those wonderful flavors you just can’t achieve with gas ovens. With the growing popularity of outdoor kitchens, we’re finding more and more portable wood burning pizza ovens available for residential use, and these ovens are multipurpose! While they are great for cooking pizza they are also great for baking, or throwing a steak on a cast iron skillet and sear at a higher temperature than a traditional grill can offer. Related Articles: Outdoor Kitchen Series We’ve found the 5 best wood burning pizza ovens in 5 different categories so you are sure to find one that is right for your patio or outdoor kitchen.
Overall Best Wood Fired Pizza Oven
Our overall all around #1 oven is the Chicago Brick Oven CBO-500 Outdoor Wood Fired Pizza Oven On a Cart. The oven’s copper finish is visually appealing and its construction is unrivaled. Made of refractory cement it will retain incredibly high temperatures and its dome shape design is consistent with traditional brick oven pizza’s pulling heat from the fire up and around the entire oven. While heavy at a 500 pounds the oven comes fully assembled and the included cart with casters allow for portability.
Based on price, construction, heat, and portability this is the best all around wood-fired pizza oven on the market. Customers rave about it and it becomes the focal point of any patio or outdoor kitchen. While Chicago Brick Oven Company does offer larger more expensive ovens the 29×23 inch cooking surface in the CBO-500 is plenty big enough for large pizzas.
Best Stainless Steel Wood Fired Pizza Oven
If you’re trying to maintain the stainless steel look to match the rest of your outdoor cooking components then the Forno Toscano Margherita Wood-Fired Pizza Oven on a cart is the best option going. This oven heats up more quickly than most of the ovens in its class. In about 15 minutes, it achieves optimum heat and will cook Neopolitan style pizzas in about 2 minutes. Made of 441-grade stainless steel this oven is extremely durable and easy to maintain plus the exterior of the oven remains cool to the touch as the refractory brick interior holds all of the heat. Lastly, this is one of the most portable ovens on our list. The handles that pop out from the unit enable it to be moved around like a wheelbarrow. Conclusion Based on value, portability, and heating performance this is the best stainless steel wood-fired pizza oven out there. Even with its modern look and feel it maintains the traditional brick oven cooking elements for the flavors you expect from a wood-fired oven.
Best Combo Oven & Smoker
By far the most versatile oven on our list the EcoQue ECO-71008 Wood-Fired Pizza Oven and Smoker is perfect if you’re in the market for a combo oven and smoker. This oven works by lighting chunk wood in the fire chamber which heats the pizza oven chamber above. That chamber will reach temps of 660 degrees plus for pizza or reduce the temperature and bake bread or virtually anything you would cook in an oven with cast iron or stone cookware. The second chamber above is designed for smoking. The heat is indirect and the unit comes with a water tray to keep meats moist. The cooker also comes with prep trays and baking tins. Conclusion With a small footprint, this oven smoker combo achieves best in class status for versatility, construction, value, and portability. Excellent customer reviews and customer service and well priced in its class make this is the best combo oven on the market.
Best Pizza Oven For Small Spaces
If limited outdoor space is an issue check out the L’Art Du Jardin Napoli Wood Burning Outdoor Pizza Oven . Designed for balconies or small decks or patios the Napoli Oven’s double wall and stainless steel construction allows for excellent heat retention letting you cook up to two hours after the fire goes out. Even with its small design there is still room for wood storage and the unit comes with a cover. Conclusion Its small footprint and relative affordability make this the best wood burning oven for small spaces. Even if the only outdoor space available is a balcony you can still get delicious wood flavor with the Napoli Oven.
Most Affordable Wood Pizza Oven
Priced at $189 the La Hacienda 56107 US Steel Construction Pizza Oven and Smoker is the most affordable pizza oven on our list. This model has wheels and a handle for portability and steel construction. Conclusion If price is the main factor in determining which wood-fired pizza oven is for you then consider the La Hacienda as it’s the most affordable model in its category.
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These are all great ovens, the more fancy ones are out of my price range. They are really nice ovens that anyone would love to have.The one I would be most interested in would be the La Haeieda 56107 US steel construction Pizza oven and smoker pice at 174.95. It sounds like it will do anything I would wantto do.
This is fantastic information. I have been looking for something for outdoor cooking for a while, namely a paella cooker, but I came across your site instead. And its really given me food for thought. I assume these pizza ovens are only supposed to be for outdoors. We have a partially covered patio (roof, and 3 walls) and I wondered if it would be safe to have it out there?
Hi Ruth – glad we could help in your search. These wood fired ovens might be a bit smokey for your patio. I’d suggest checking out our article on gas outdoor ovens which will probably work best for you. Here is the link http://theurbanbackyard.com/best-gas-pizza-ovens
Wow I’ve never heard of people using these.
It seems like it would be a nice touch for a back patio and fun for cookouts. Something that would also be a good time to show off 😛
What’s your favorite thing to make in a pizza oven? I think pizza would be mine haha.
Hi Gina – thanks for stopping by. The cool thing about these is you can cook just about everything in them. A cast iron skillet and some imagination and you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood.
Your wood burning ovens look pretty good. Where I live I have not seen anybody with one and I do like to cook up pizza’s outside.
It would be interesting to see how these ones compare to the propane pizza oven that I have that has a triple rack system and uses flavoring wood chips in a lower shelve to smoke the pizza or pizzas with the extra flavor if you want the original brick oven design.
I love the quality of pizzas that they produce and speed to get them done. Maybe some day some one will have one of your styles for me to try.
These portable wood fireplaces are something I have never seen before. Thanks for the information on how to make your own oven baked pizza at home.
The size and weight of these ovens are too big for the average homeowner, do they make anything a little smaller or lighter. What is the total weight of these stoves.
Do you have any recipes fro the dough or toppings on the pizza’s?
John – thanks for stopping by the site. There are lighter more portable gas pizza ovens. You can find them here http://theurbanbackyard.com/best-gas-pizza-ovens
Also, I would argue that the Lâ€™Art Du Jardin Napoli Wood Burning Outdoor Pizza Oven. featured above is quite light and compact and could even work on a balcony!
Just what I was looking for. Thanks for the great advice on which pizza oven I should go for. It makes the choice easier for me. I have quite limited with space so I might go for the Lâ€™Art Du Jardin Napoli Wood Burning Outdoor Pizza Oven even if I liked the top one the best.
That’s a goood choice…the Lâ€™Art Du Jardin Napoli Wood Burning Outdoor Pizza Oven is the smallest available. Good luck.
I’ve always been in love with fire cooked and natural food. Chicago brick wood fired pizza owen has the potential to be my personal favourite. I liked the information you gave, pretty enlightening. I’m also looking forward to buy a new portable oven. I will be keeping these in mind)
I agree – the Chicago Wood Fired Pizza Ovens are very nice. They perform very well too. Simply put they do what they claim they do. Good luck with your hunting, Thanks for stopping by.
Very healthy and well put together website, I personally love to grill outdoors on my hand me down from my dad. I’ve always been into the heavy iron ones.. I kind of enjoy the classic style. Although I did find some grill ideas on your page that would work great in my apartment currently!
All around great website!
I have always wanted one of these and a friend offered to actually build me one, but I didn’t see the point in it due to me renting and I would be unable to take it with me when I go.
So for someone like me one of these would be perfect! The Forno Toscano Margherita Wood-Fired Pizza Oven looks like it would add a stylish modern look to any back yard.
Glad you found a pizza oven that will work for you…good luck!