Best Outdoor Pizza Ovens 2020
There's an outdoor pizza oven for every backyard and every budget. Let our picks guide you as you look for the best pizza oven for your yard.
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All About Pizza Ovens
If you’re thinking about investing in an outdoor pizza oven, rest assured there’s an oven out there for everyone, whether you’re set on becoming a pizza-making pro or homemade pizzas are just a pastime.
Portable outdoor pizza ovens range from simple tray ovens that sit right over your grill to countertop models powered by gas or wood. For a bigger commitment, there are heavy-duty countertop pizza ovens or wood-fired masonry ovens that serve as the focal point of a backyard cooking area.
The best outdoor pizza oven for you depends on the size of your backyard cooking area, how much time you plan to spend on pizzas, and, of course, how much money you want to spend.
Here are our picks for the best outdoor pizza ovens, listed by price from low to high.
Best Entry-Level Outdoor Pizza Oven
If you’re new to the outdoor pizza craze, this Universal Stainless Steel Pizza Oven Kit from Only Fire is a good place to start. This model, available for gas or charcoal grills, sits atop the heat source and fits most rectangular grills. Priced around $200, it eases you into outdoor pizza making without a major financial commitment. A handy aluminum pizza peel, one of the most essential pizza oven tools, is included.
Best Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven
We like the Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven for its versatility and ease of use. The oven can be heated with charcoal, wood pellets or wood, or even with a gas heating attachment (purchased separately). At just under 30 lbs., it’s portable enough to take along for camping, cookouts or tailgating. Several online reviewers say the optional gas heating element heats the pizza stone more consistently and results in more evenly-cooked pies.
Best Natural-Gas-Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven
For those who want the ease of cooking with natural gas and the certainty of an evenly-heated oven, the hefty Summerset “The Oven” is our top pick. At 85 lbs. it’s not easily portable. But versatile installation options allow it to be used as a countertop, built-in or movable oven. An attractive stainless steel exterior makes this a great addition to a backyard kitchen, or even an apartment balcony if it’s equipped with a natural gas line.
Best Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
When you’re ready to make a serious investment in a wood-fired pizza oven, but lack the space or inclination to build a large masonry oven, the ilFornino Professional Series Wood-Fired Pizza Oven is a strong choice. The large cooking chamber heats up in about 20 minutes, reaches temperatures up to 900 degrees F and handles multiple pizzas. A sturdy cart keeps it portable, or you can install it on a countertop.
Best Built-in Outdoor Pizza Oven
A built-in outdoor pizza oven, faced in brick, stone or a combination, will be the centerpiece of your backyard cooking area for years to come. Start with a high-quality Masonry Oven Kit from Mugnaini. The components are made in Italy, where they know a thing or two about pizza. Thorough step-by-step instructions are included for building a cement base and assembling the oven. From there, let your creativity and stone masonry skills take over.