What are the options for a pizza oven?
Due to the demand for pizza oven, there are several options for you depends on your own preferences. A lot of customers feel lost when searching for one, but we are here to help you with these types of pizza ovens.
Indoors Or Outdoors?
The really first thing to consider is where you want to cook your pizzas. The heat sources are quite different from indoors to outdoors. By deciding this, you will know what best to suits your needs: wood fire pizza oven, electric pizza oven, or else…
The model of indoors cooking pizza oven often cooks pizza fast for people who want quick and convenient meals. On the other hand, if you are looking to have an experience while cooking, trying out new recipes, challenging with homemade pizza, then perhaps a wood fire model for outdoors is better.
No matter what you decide, be aware of preheating, cooking times, and heat stability. Some stovetop pizza ovens just take 1 – 2 minutes while other wood fire pizza ovens may need 10 minutes or 20 minutes to warm up and start cooking. Most portable outdoor gas models tend to have a heat dissipation problem during cooking. A built-in temperature gauge is a great advantage here to monitor temperature at all times.
There are a few available materials to construct pizza ovens: stainless steel, silicone, ceramic, and carbon steel exterior.
Basically, every oven would be built up by the main material of steel to create a sturdy, relatively lightweight, and has decent heat retention. The stainless steel is helpful in minimizing heat radiation and makes an oven a bit safer to touch. In order to improve insulation, an additional layer of silicone and ceramic is used in the modern upgraded version. The result of this is the crunchy pizza peels and excellent food cooked. However, you need to be really careful while cooking with the ceramic shell because it is super hot as ceramic is an excellent heat conductor.
Size and Portability
The portability of pizza ovens is decided by the size, weight, and assembly process.
The average weight of ovens is about 30 Ibs or even less for some models. The lightweight oven is portable and easier to carry around, put on soft ground, like class, clay, or soil without collapsing.
The model design should be domed and allow for great air ventilation via a chimney or smoke port. Without these, your pizza could be too smoky or moist, which is definitely not a good pizza. The crust should come out crisp and lightly charred and smoky, not blackened with soot or soggy to the touch.
The ventilation and heat retention seem to be on the two opposite sides. The new models of ovens nowadays have different methods to minimize the sacrificing of this feature while having both of them.
Before making a decision for choosing the right pizza oven, you need to think of which view to place them. You would need a freestanding, tabletop, or stovetop pizza oven.
Besides that, if you want to move it around for each time cooking (normal meals, parties, …) portable oven is a good choice.