This Stylish Outdoor Pizza Oven Is Perfect For Your Backyard
Make the best tasting pizzas at home, not to mention some steak and roasts)
If you want to learn to make pizza like a pizzaiolo (a bona fide Neapolitan pizza maker), then you'll need a bona fide pizza oven. Good thing we found the Ooni Koda Pizza Oven, a sleek portable pizza oven that's sleek and stylish, easy to use, and won't take up too much space in your backyard (or even balcony). It's just what you need to make super delicious restaurant-level pizzas that will impress your family, even if you're an amateur home cook (like me).
A pizza oven is a very different animal from your ordinary kitchen oven. It must be able to reach insanely high temperatures (as high as 450°C or 800°F) to achieve a beautifully charred crust. And wood fire gives your pizza wonderful flavor unmatched by anything produced in a standard oven (there's a whole conversation on how different wood types, soft and hard woods, produce different flavors in pizza). The super high heat allows pizza to be cooked in just a few minutes, so its nutrients and flavors are not depleted.
Because it has to deliver so much, most pizza ovens are pretty expensive. Which makes Ooni pizza ovens a unicorn among pizza ovens. Just look at this lovely Neapolitan-style pizza with its crusty exterior and soft chewy center. This is the kind of pizza an Ooni Koda oven can produce for you:
Ooni owes much to its design engineering. The upper shell redirects heat inwards to its super hot surface, allowing it to achieve the necessary 800 degrees (500 degrees for a New York style pizza). The roomy cooking surface lets you to check on how the pizza sides are rising. The entire oven is light enough to be portable, so you can bring it along on a picnic (it even has a carrying case). And it's pretty easy to set up and use. If you're wondering where you can get your hands on this oven, click on the links below:
Just as with any gadget, there’s a slight learning curve so a little patience is necessary. And although it's technically a pizza oven, it's pretty versatile too, so feel free to throw in a few steaks or roasts. All in all, the perfect addition to your backyard space.
Lead photo: @ovendepot.ph