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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews

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  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A “Gotta Have It” Item for Wood-Fired Pizza Lovers

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    I admit that I am a bit of a grilled pizza enthusiast (aka nut). It all started when I read an article in my local paper about it. I tried the recipe and became hooked. There is something special about the taste of grilled dough that is so light and airy, rather like freshly cooked lavash from a wood fired oven. But it wasn’t a foolproof process. I ran into challenges of the dough folding over on itself, burning the bottom while the toppings and cheese don’t cook/melt sufficiently, and having to place the dough directly on the dirty grill. Over the years, I tried improving the process by purchasing special pans and utensils. It made it easier for me, but it became costly and there was still a lot of room for improvement. So, when I saw the BakerStone Pizza Oven Box, I said that I had to try it. Inside the box, there is the oven, and a separate box of the stone pieces. You get a dust cover, a pizza turner, and a wooden peel. The dust cover zips up around the oven box. While only made of a light piece of material, at least it offers a token of protection for the oven while not being used. I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to get the pizza turner and wooden peel as they make cooking the pizza so much easier. There is some assembly that is required before using the oven box. I accidentally removed more of the stone supports that I was supposed to, but still accomplished everything in less than 30 min. You will need a Philips head screwdriver (and scissors for the pizza turner). I am not great with assembly steps, but I have to say that the product guide directions and pictures were clear, understandable, and easy to follow. Remember to wipe the stones for any debris or residue from assembly once you put everything together. The BakerStone Pizza Oven Box uses three kinds of heat to reach the 500-700 degree goal: convective from the cooking chamber, conductive from the stone itself, and the radiant heat from the top and sides. A frozen pizza will take 7-10 minutes. I make my own homemade dough in the bread machine. That isn’t necessary for the BakerStone Pizza oven. My son used store bought dough and it turned out equally well. You can also use gluten free and wheat pizza dough. The directions are simple: 1. Place the pizza oven on the open grill (that you brush down beforehand), set all burners to HIGH and preheat the oven box for 20 minutes, or until the burner setting on the gas grill reaches the desired temperature range. Based on what you cook, you choose either the oven icon baking zone or the flame icon baking zone. TIP: be sure to have enough propane in the tank to cover the preheating time. 2. Next, dust the wooden pizza peel with flour or cornmeal so the dough doesn’t stick. I used instant corn masa flour and loved it! Tap off the extra before placing the stretched-out dough on top. Add toppings. 3. Once the oven box has reached the desired temperature, insert pizza peel into the oven box and slide the pizza onto the bottom stone. Be careful not to tip the pizza over the edge in the back of the stone. **Don’t lower the lid on the oven box. It restricts the air flow and voids the warranty. 4. Bake for 1 minute or until the crust toasts up so it can be moved. Then use the pizza turner to rotate the pizza about a quarter turn every 45 seconds so it bakes evenly as the back of the oven box is the hottest section. It will only take 2-4 minutes to completely cook the pizza, so don’t choose now to mingle with any guests. 5. After you have made your pizza(s), turn the burners to the OFF position and let the oven box cool for at least 90 minutes. My oven box heated up within the thirty minutes. The end result was fantastic! The food had a nice wood-fired char without being burnt. It looked liked takeout from a restaurant. My family agreed that while I have been making delicious pizza for years, the pizza that came out of the BakerStone Pizza Oven Box was the BEST pizza that I even made. The only CON about this product is the size of the pizza that can be stretched out on the wooden peel is smaller than I typically make. But you don’t only have to use this for pizza. You can cook breads, meats, vegetables, and even baked goods! In addition to three pizzas (margherita, roasted garlic white pizza with chicken, and buffalo chicken pizza) I made a calzone and I cooked several chicken breasts in a cast iron skillet. They all came out great. I plan to make fajitas with grilled vegetables next. **There is a warning NOT to place foods other than pizza or bread dough on the stones. Instead, use a metal baking sheet, or a cast-iron skillet. I used this video link to watch the process and get recipe ideas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CRg6XRrayM One tricky aspect to this product is the amount of handling it entails to move it from the grill and where to store it. The good news is that if you accidentally chip or scratch the stone, it will not affect the performance of the oven box. Luckily, there is a 12-month limited warranty for manufacturing defects. There is a customer service number an email, and a website you can visit for support. I wholehearted recommend the BakerStone Pizza Oen Box. If you need a good gift idea for someone who enjoys cooking and has an outdoor grill, run to the store and buy them one. While you are at it, get one for yourself. You won’t be sorry.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Detailed Review - Great Restaurant Style Pizza!

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    We rarely order in pizza at home anymore and have been making pizza in our oven using a pizza stone for over 7 years now. What's great about this is that you can put on any toppings you want, any kind of cheese in whatever quantities you like. The downside of this has been that the crust is never quite as good as what a restaurant with a proper pizza oven is able to do. Nice and crisp on the outside and soft and bread-like inside. The BakerStone addresses this and does it well. We have a 4 burner propane grill (3 regular burners and one infrared). The BakerStone box fits perfectly over the 3 regular burners. It was sunny and about 75 degrees outside and with the BBQ lid open and all 3 regular burners on max (as instructed) the BakerStone took about 25 minutes to reach about 700 degrees in the back of the box (measured using an IR thermometer). This corresponds to the BakerStone temperature dial being in the last 3rd of the "Flame" area of the dial. While the back of the box was around 700, the front was around 450-500, so it is important to rotate the pizzas frequently while baking. I can see that if I tried to use this in colder weather, it is very likely I would need to close the BBQ lid to reach 700 degrees. We used the included "basic" pizza dough recipe and the included wooden pizza peel to put the pizza in the box. One thing we found was that even though we started with a round pizza on the peel, the act of launching the pizza into the box deforms most of the pizzas to be more of an oval shape. Not a big deal, just something to be aware of. This may improve with practice as well. Our pizzas took about 6 minutes to cook and the result really was what you would expect to get from a restaurant pizzeria. Perfect crust and perfectly cooked toppings. Clean up is easy, just keep the burners on for 15 more minutes after the last pizza to cook off any debris and push it to the back. The stones will stain, but this is normal. All in all, a great product for those that want restaurant pizza at home, but don't want to pay the cost and space for a dedicated pizza oven.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    You know its great when you need more Propane

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    You read that right, ran out of propane after getting this setup and on the grill. We were running through pizza dough just enjoying the lovely crisp brick over type pizza that I ran out of propane and had to make a run for more because this is too fun to stop. So if you want to have fun making pizza this is the thing. ************** Setup - Setup was fairly striaght forward. Unscrew a few things, slot in the stones (can only fit one way which is nice) and screw everything back. Took us about 10 minutes. After a quick wipe down of the stone your good to go. It was nice they also included a very good wooden peel. Nice and thick and the right size, as well as a metal offset to move and rotate the pizza. That is absolutely vital and I'm glad they added it otherwise it would be much harder to pizza. Open your grill, take off the flame redirectors to help get the heat into the grill and leave it on your grill until it reaches temp. ******************* Use - Very easy to use. I do recommend flouring the peel and the bottom of the dough before putting it on the peel. We made the pizza on the peel to save an extra move, but not necessary. The tricky part that takes a pizza is the getting the pizza off the peel and into the oven without folding it over. Did that on the first pizza, but learned my lesson and was better on everyone since then. They recommend and I agree once you get in the oven let it set for a minute for the dough to set. That did make things easier. Even if I didn't position it perfectly, I let it sit for a minute, after that the offset metal spatula made it easy to move around and rotate in the box. It only takes a few minutes to get nice and crispy pies. This makes thing simple, just have extra propane on hand before you start since you might run out. It is solidly built and sturdy and seems it will last many pizza nights at our house. Even comes with a nice cover once it cools for storage. Only thing is its fairly heavy and you can expect for all that stone and the handles on the side I wish were a bit deeper. Thats the only knock and honestly it isn't anything that would keep me from getting it. This is an awesome device if you want a mini brick oven on your grill. We had a lot of fun and I know many more pizza nights will be had and considering how quick this turns out pizza, I just love it and I'm sure you will too.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Pizza parlor at home!

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    I was really skeptical about this Pizza oven since I’ve never been able to make a pizza that tasted any better than a frozen pizza. In order to give this the best possible chance, I decided to do everything by the book using the included recipes in the owner’s manual. Unboxing the product was fairly straight forward. I was a little annoyed that I had to take the product apart to put in the pizza stones, but once I did, it went together fairly quickly. The unit itself is pretty heavy, but not outrageous. It came with a wooden peel and a pizza spatula which were both high quality. The whole kit is very high quality. I set about using the included dough recipe. Make sure you have a day to do it since the dough has to rest a few times before it’s completed and then has to rest at least 4 hours once everything is mixed. We have a very high quality mixer with a dough hook which had a very difficult time doing the whole amount. I would recommend cutting the recipe in half for the first time out. I ended up with enough dough to make 8 small pizzas. The pizza oven itself sat perfectly on my 4 burner grill and warmed up to ready in about 15 minutes. My wife and I put together our 1st pizza and put it in the oven. Following the directions carefully, we turned the pizza with the included spatula 1/4 turn every 30 seconds or so. THis isn’t like baking a pizza in your oven, so it cooks very quickly. I was amazed at how much this pizza was like anything we have gotten from a pizza parlor. The dough tasted like real pizza dough, not bread, and the crust was cooked evenly and thouroughly. In addition, we really enjoyed putting it all together. It ended up being family project that my wife and kids had fun with. I can’t say that I would use this everytime I want pizza, based on the work it takes to make the dough, but certainly on a weekend when we have the time, this is preferable to takeout.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    More than pizza!

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    This oven is a great addition to my grill! I was hesitant at first, having never used something like this before but once I had it out of the box and assembled it was really straightforward. Setup: - I have a Weber Genesis II 3 burner grill, 26 in. wide and 20 in. deep - the oven fits very well on this surface with about 2.5 in. of space on each side. The oven requires that you have some space around the sides for proper air flow. - The only real minor issue I have come across is it take a little longer to heat the oven to the proper temp, but my grill does need to be cleaned out so it's probably my fault. To compensate for this I turned on the sear burner on the grill and it helped speed up the process. Cooking: - My first attempt was with the obvious, a pizza! I bought pre made dough from the grocery store along with cheese and pizza sauce, nothing fancy. I used too much dough on my first try but the pizza still came out tasting amazing - exactly what I would expect from a wood fired oven. I need to perfect my pizza making but the oven did its part without fail. - My second attempt I cooked thick bone-in, pork chops. I purchased some cast iron plates to cook them in the oven on. I was completely blown away by how fast and evenly they cooked! At about 6 minutes I simply rotated the plates (carefully) 180 degrees and cooked for another 6. They smelled awesome and they tasted amazing! This is by no means a "set it and forget it" oven, you need to pay attention to your food and rotate as the hottest part of the oven is at the rear. I would also advise you to get some high temp oven mitts for safety. I'll be working on cooking other meats and getting better at pizza, but overall a great way to cook food outdoors! Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes Great Pizza

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    I was surprised BestBuy sells these, but I am glad I gave this a shot, this pizza oven is fantastic! This product requires some assembly before use. Expect about 45 minutes to an hour before you can actually use it. Do not begin if hungry! You need to assemble the actual stone as well as spatula. Assembly is simple though requires some small phillips screws. I decided to make my own pizza from scratch vs store bought. The oven itself fit perfectly on my grille. I removed the heat spreaders (per instruction) and had no issues getting to temp. There is a dial on the top that shows you when it is ready for baking. Pizza should be nice a flowered on the bottom when using the wooden pizza peel so that you can "launch" the pizza into the oven. Mine took about 15 minutes until golden brown. I used the supplied spatula to remove from over. Pizza was perfectly cooked. cheese evenly melted and crust was perfect blend of crisp and soft. This thing takes a while to cool down so don't be in a rush to remove from the grille. I decided to close mine and store it inside the grille itself. I have not made anything other than pizza so far. Overall this does a fantastic job cooking pizza alone. The manual also includes pizza recopies and give some other ideas on alternative things to cook using this oven.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use and Works Pretty Well

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    There isn’t much to the Bakerstone oven and that’s one of the best things about it. You set it on the grill, wait for it to get up to temp, and that’s it. I found myself waiting around for it to heat up a lot longer than I expected, but I suspect that is more an issue with my grill than the oven. Overall we were pretty happy with the results. The box includes the oven, a wooden pizza peel, a metal pizza turner, and a case for storage. There is some assembly required in the form of assembling the stones, but it only took about 15 minutes to put together and the instructions are pretty straight forward. After assembling I set it on my grill and turned all 4 burners on high. There’s a temperature indicator on the top of the oven and for pizza it needs to reach the flame icon. The instructions said this would take about 20 minutes, but it ended up being close to an hour for me and the needle only ever just got to the line between baking and pizza temperature. This may again be an issue with my grill; the FAQ section in the instructions recommended removing any extra ‘heat tents’ between the burners and the oven and I will definitely try that next time, but I wish that was in the initial instructions. We made a couple of pizzas and they turned out pretty great. Because I wasn’t able to get the temperature as high as I wanted I did have to bake them a little bit longer, but neither one took more than 10 minutes to bake. You can make all kinds of other things in it too, though the opening is really only big enough for a small pizza. Still, it’s nice to be able to get outside and do things like that, especially in the summertime when you’re trying to keep the house cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Stone baked pizza at home!!

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    My first impression of the Bakerstone was very good, I removed it from the box and had it together in a few minutes. In my opinion, I think the Metal could have been a gauge higher as it seemed pretty thin. But adequate. It still makes me wonder what the condition of the metal will be after a few seasons of use. Once I had the unit together. It felt solid. I placed it on my Charbroil grill and turned on all four burners to high. The heat quickly started to rise. When the gauge said it was ready I had my girls grab a premade pizza crust I had made earlier. I had an assembly line ready for them to go, starting with pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, olives and mushrooms (they passed on the last two) I placed them one at a time on the rack, I let it set up for about 35 seconds, then using the supplied pizza turner, for about 30 seconds a side. I made 2 or 3 rotations and the first one was done, The second one was much the same, But you may want to use the turner to clean up any spills as it will burn and cook into subsequent pizzas. After cooking the pizzas, I let the stone cool for about 45 minutes then scrapped it clean, put the included dust cover back on for storage. My girls and I really like the pizza, I look forward to using a skillet for Salmon and Steaks in the next few weeks!! I would recommend this to family and friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Beware the back ledge of "pizza doom"

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    It looks great (initially), but does require 15-20 mins of assembly, is a bit bulky and not sure the pizza is any better than with a much less expensive and easy to store pizza stone. The concept is sound that a mostly enclosed 4 sided pizza stone "box" would cook more evenly, but I made 8 pizzas for a group of people and had varying results. Heat time - 4 burner grill (removed the flavor bars according to instructions) and it took about 20-25 mins to get up to 600+ degrees. Fit just fine on the grill. Opening is a little small - tip - do not make a pizza bigger than 12-14". Most of the pizzas we made the crust was cooked perfectly using a 1 minute to set, then turn every 30-45 secs (the back is much hotter than the front so this is a must do step). The crust was the only great part though. The dough wasn't fully cooked on top and the toppings didn't get hot enough either. Leaving it in any longer though and then you burn the crust... 2 of the pizzas were completely destroyed - 1 was an error of not enough flour as the pizza kept sticking to the peel and then the stone. Once it got stuck on the stone it was pretty much a train wreck from there - ingredients, sauce, cheese, Canadian bacon, peppers, you name it all got stuck on the stone. Waited a bit for those to melt on to a nice crispy blackness and then scraped off what I could with the pizza spatula, but because it is mostly enclosed this is very difficult. Also - DO NOT PUSH THE PIZZA IN TOO FAR! 2nd pizza fatality happened when it slid too far to the back where there is actually an open 2-inch ledge and the edge of the pizza bent over it and immediately heated in place. The part hanging off the back ledge then broke off while trying to get the pizza back out and to turn it. Why is this ledge of doom there?? Next pizza was going well until the couple inches of pizza from the above doom ledge that broke off caught on fire. I will try to clean the stone (not sure how well that can be accomplished as it's a total mess now - see pic) and give it another try, but after my first party with it and 8 pizzas, not impressed. I think it needs a lid or door for the front to allow it to cook the top of the pizza better and it would be nice to be able to lift it open to clean the stone and see and avoid that back ledge of pizza doom when putting the pizza in. Some newbie advice: Do not make pizzas on a metal tray/cookie tin - apparently that is essentially pizza dough “glue” and you will wreck your pizza trying to get it off the tin. Put plenty of flour and/or corn meal on the wooden pizza peel or they won’t come off and slide easily in the oven. Do not put too many toppings or make them too thick/heavy. A) you can’t get them of the pizza peel easily and B) your crust will burn way before the toppings cook/cheese fully melts etc. Overall a bit tough to use and made quite a mess with some average and catastrophic pizza results.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Tech Insider Network Member

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Convenient Pizza Oven Box

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    The ease of use of having this "portable" pizza oven is a big benefit. When compared to the prices and the permanent build of a pizza oven, this really takes the cake. I would like to see an actual temperature gauge rather than the 3 levels of temperature ranges that this shows, but it is easy enough to understand. Make sure your grill size is adequate enough to fit this box. Please look on at the pizza we made as proof that this is a must for pizza nights.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT product!

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    I did a LOT of reviewing before I made my decision, and it couldn't have turned out better. The test run of 8 pizzas offered ease of putting it together, simple instructions, and a great tasting end result. The first pizzas took about 8 minutes, then about 4 minutes as the oven heated up to it's full potential. Use corn meal to keep the crusts from sticking, and scrape it out every other pizza, as it will burn and ruin the taste of the next crusts. We made 40+ pizzas at our son's graduation party, and people couldn't stop raving about how the pizzas tasted like they came from a restaurant. Great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent customer service

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    Design and build quality appear to be top notch. Heavy duty materials used throughout. My oven arrived with a very small dent and chip along bottom edge. Contacted BakerStone, provided sales data and a photo and requested a little touchup paint. BakerStone,responded by sending out a whole new metal surround. Due to weather, cannot test function at this time but will be surprised if this oven fails to perform as promised. Will update if that is the case.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this thing

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    We love making and eating pizza. I bought this oven with the only intention of not having so much heat in the house. I did not expect it to work so good, I stuck it in my grill turned it on and waited to reach correct setting, pizza, pizzas were perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Its GREAT

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    Works as advertised. We admit we have a professional grille that can develop the right temps....but you will absolutely need one additional item called the pizza "peel"....then you will get perfect pizzas

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

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    Does a good job. Your stone will crack if you put it too close to the heat. Make sure to spin your pie. Heat is in the back. Gave this to a friend, needed an upgrade to a wood fired oven. A great stepping stone into the professional at home pizza maker.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great pizza box

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    Everyone loves the pizza oven. We were getting tired of burgers, dogs, and chicken on the grill. It was fun and everyone was cooking their own pizza so wasn’t one person doing all of the cooking.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Awesome

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    Posted . Owned for 5 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This thing works great. It took a 5 dollar tombstone pizza and made it taste like a 15-20 dollar pizza. If you like wood fired type pizzas then this product is for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tasting pizza

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    It takes a little to heat up to the proper temperature, but once up to temp, pizza only takes 6-8 minutes. You will need a long handled scraper to clean up any spills in oven.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes excellent pizza

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    Love it, I’ve been looking for a pizza oven for a long time. It is easy to use and clean and it cooks a pizza in less than 5 minutes.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pizza oven

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
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    Great simple and easy to use pizza oven. Pizzas come out great. Easy to use with bbq or stove top.

    I would recommend this to a friend