How to use an outdoor pizza oven.
There’s nothing quite as perfectly crisp, golden and delicious as well-made pizza straight out of a pizza oven. Pizza ovens are designed to reach the ideal temperature and condition needed for a great pizza pie. And an outdoor pizza oven can add fun and flavor to any outdoor occasion, from a summer BBQ to a backyard camping adventure with the kids.
Pizza ovens for home use work slightly differently depending on the design. You can find pizza ovens that attach to your gas-powered standalone pizza ovens and, of course, traditional wood-burning pizza ovens. Whichever design your settle on, you'll need to find the right spot for your oven. Make sure it's in an area that's away from trees and other flammable objects.
How to choose the right outdoor pizza oven for your setup.
Maybe you’re adding a pizza oven to an outdoor kitchen or simply looking for a standalone version. Either way, fuel type and size are the two biggest factors to consider when choosing the best outdoor pizza oven for you. To keep pizza ovens wood-fired sometimes requires a stash of chopped hardwood, but there are smaller models. You can even find portable pizza oven designs that use charcoal and wood pellets.
Gas pizza ovens are popular for their cooking capabilities and minimal space requirements. And pizza ovens for grills are both convenient and effective—though you want to make sure you have space to store the oven when it’s not on your grill.
Other features that might play a role in your decision include auto shut-off or convection cooking features. If you have small children, you may also want to consider a cool-touch exterior pizza oven. With the right pizza oven, you’ll add another fun and delicious activity to your backyard get-togethers.