How to get a good pizza oven

Who doesn’t love pizza? But there are many differences when it comes to the toppings, crust, as well as the quality of the ingredients if you go from one pizzeria to the next. And the one that you can make with your own hands might prove to be the best, in the end. Why’s that? First off, you’ll know the exact quality of the ingredients and make sure that you only use the best salami, the best mozzarella, and the best basil or tomato sauce.

Besides, there’s not a lot of effort that goes into crafting the perfect pizza. Once you learn the basics, you’ll be able to work on your skills so that they become better and better.

The real problem is finding a good oven for homemade pizza. The oven can make it or break it, so to speak, because if the heat is too high and you can’t customize it properly, you’ll end up burning the pie. On the other hand, if it’s too low, you might have to keep it in the oven for too long, and the crust might come out soggy or too crispy in some areas.

To make it slightly easier for you, we’ve prepared a short guide that can provide some tips to get you started when you’re in the market for a new oven for making pizza.

What type do you want to get?

There are several options when it comes to the design and capabilities of the unit you’re looking to purchase. Cart ovens, countertop ovens, wood-burning ovens, as well as typical convection ovens can make good choices depending on your preferences.

Convection ovens are convenient, but the most advantageous models are by far the rotating pizza ovens you might get for a fair price. The point is that you compare the pros and cons of each of all of these before making your final call.

What about the fuel?

Of course, most modern kitchen ovens will use electricity or gas, but the traditional pizza oven burns wood as fuel. Unfortunately, wood-burning alternatives can cost a pretty penny, but you always have the option of building your own if you have enough space in your backyard and you like DIY-ing in your spare time.

What’s it made of and how big is it?

For a model that needs to be installed in your kitchen, we recommend considering the matter of the design, as some users might want to make sure that the appliance goes well with the rest of the tools they have in their kitchens. Both cob and stone ovens are fuel-efficient, and they even look nice. Brick ovens are great because they are also winners in terms of fuel efficiency and they look great. The downside, though, is that you can’t really build them in your kitchen.


  1. Amy Drazen
    June 2, 2018 / 11:01 am

    I would love to get a wood burning oven for pizza for my husband for Father's Day! We love gourmet pizza, and there is nothing better than a wood fired pizza.

    June 4, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    Thank you for this post and Photo. This is very interesting information for me.

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