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BakerStone - Pizza Oven Box Kit

Model: O-ABDHX-O-000SKU: 6188378

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great grill acecssory!

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    Samson
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    I've been getting more and more interested in making my own pizzas since I've been doing more and more outdoor cooking on the grill. I've looked into building an actual wood-fired stone pizza oven, and looked into getting a cheaper pizza oven...But when I saw this, I thought it was exactly what I was looking for. It fits on my gas Weber grill, so I didn't need to make an expensive investment in something else, I just needed the BakerStone... Out of the box assembly was easy, I love the pizza peel it comes with, its super useful. Trying it for the first time, it took about 20-30 minutes to preheat all the way... Once I slid the pizza in (the tricky part) I followed the instructions and turned the pizza every 45 sec -1min to ensure it cooked evenly... the pizzas were cooked in about 5-6 minutes... Crust was awesome! Exactly what I was looking for, and exactly what I've been missing by cooking pizzas in the kitchen oven,... I think this is a great accessory for someone who is interested in cooking their own pizzas at home!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Novel Idea for people who like to use the grill

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    royale192
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    I Had to wait awhile before putting my review up to test a few different things. Overall I like the concept and making pizza in this is pretty easy. one draw back is having a large enough grill to use it on and if you don't want to heat up your whole home during the summer by using the over the over one. I have not tried making other items in it but pizzas come up just the right amount of crust not to soft or to tough. After a few tries to get the heat right. Once you do follow the directions pretty close but you may have to watch your heat if you have a very large grill as mine tends to heat pretty fast. Like I said pretty novel idea and avoids having to heat up the house in the summer when you want pizza. Next I will try home made pizza and update my review

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    JUST LIKE THE REAL THING!

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    DAHinAZ
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    At the outset, let me say that we were AMAZED at how authentic our pizzas turned out ... all in about 4 minutes in the pizza box on the BBQ. The crust was crisp but not hard, all of our toppings were cooked real well. Amazed at how HOT the oven got being on top of our BBQ. Because of the oven's size, it's difficult (...not impossible...) to make more than 1 small pizza at a time. I'm going to try rectangular pizzas in the future to see if I can cook more than 1 at a time. What I didn't like were the instructions and the 30 minutes it took to disassemble then reassemble the oven, making it ready for use. While "logic dictates" that all the styrofoam had to be removed from the internal portions of the oven before "stone" assembly and use, it would be nice if there was a mention of what to do with the styrofoam in the instructions. The BakerStone - Pizza Oven Box Kit went together pretty easy (...except as noted above...) and was easy to use. The BOX got hot on the BBQ rather quickly, which surprised me. SUGGESTION FOR IMPROVEMENT ... make the internal portion of the oven TALLER. The 3 1/2 to 4 inch height was a little narrow while trying to rotate the pizza during cooking ... plus ... there was the threat of getting burned during the process. A bit higher would eliminate these issues. Overall a GREAT PRODUCT and I would recommend to anyone with an outdoor BBQ! I have already told a group of my friends, and one couple used to own a pizza shop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes Great Pizza

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    elitegangsta
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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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Detailed Review - Great Restaurant Style Pizza!

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    JoeBlow25
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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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Restaurant Quality Pizza

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    ChrisS
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    I have always been a fan of homemade pizza so was very excited to get this pizza oven. For those of you that don't know, most restaurant pizza is cooked at 900 degrees, but most home ovens can only reach 550 degrees. I have been trying for years to get a higher temperature by cooking pizza on a stone on the grill. I have been able to get the stone up to 900 but when I cooked the pizza the toppings and cheese don't melt before the crust is done. This pizza oven solves that problem! The design of this oven basically creates a box made out of baking stones, so when heated, it provides heat to the top and bottom of the pizza. There is also an opening at the back of the box that allows the heat to convect upward and over the pizza. I bought 8 pizza doughs from our Italian deli and had a family pizza party. Here is what I learned about this pizza oven. First, pay close attention to the thermometer. I thought that getting more heat would make it cook better but the gauge went all the way around and back to cool because I heated it too much. When too hot, the crust blackens instantly and you cannot use parchment or it will immediately burn and stick to the dough. The best temperature is hotter than the oven (the thermometer uses pictures) and about half way through the fire. At that temperature you can still use parchment to get the pizza in the oven, and then take it out in about 30 seconds after the dough starts cooking. The second piece of advice about the stone is to rotate the pizza. If your grill is on, then heat will be coming in the back vent of the pizza oven and it will brown and cook faster in the back. The turner that comes with it works great for rotating the pizza as you cook it and will help it cook more evenly. Overall, I am very pleased with the quality of pizza that I can make in this pizza oven and would highly recommend this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much More Than Just a Pizza Oven!

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    SwigglesMilam
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    I cook at least 80 percent of my evening meals on grills, year-round, and have done so for at least 15 years. When I saw the Pizza Oven Box Kit, I thought it would be a great addition to my grilling needs and that the BakerStone would allow me to cook pizzas and similar type dishes outdoors. I like to bake low carb soft tortillas in my kitchen convection oven with cheese, pepperoni and various garden vegetables, and I'm often experimenting with low carb cookies and breads. I expected this to have similarities to a brick pizza oven, but I had no idea of the vast array of food items that could be cooked with speed and to perfection in this stone oven. There is minor assembly with the Pizza Oven Box, but it is so simple that I didn't even find the directions until after I had assembled the product. The item is packaged so well that I could have used the directions to unpack the stone pieces, because I didn't want to break them unboxing the oven. I happened to have opened the wrong end from where the directions are packed, and between the bottom of the box and me were layers of Styrofoam, the oven and accessory pieces, and the stones. I wish that there had been some indication on the packaging as to which end to open first in order to find the instructional literature. I have a propane 3 burner Sport's Grill that I haven't been using, so I removed a similar size grilling box that is a removable part of that grill and replaced it with the Pizza Oven. With no heat deflectors between the Pizza Oven and the burners, the Pizza Oven temperature gauge began to heat up very quickly and reached near maximum temperature on the gauge within 6-8 minutes. The first item that I cooked was a pizza. Having used Pizza stones in the oven for years, I'm use to a nice crust. But the Pizza Box made the entire pizza as perfectly cooked as the bottom of the crust cooks when just using a pizza stone in the oven. The whole pizza cooked to perfection in about 7 minutes. The next evening, I decided to grill vegetables. I did so by using a pizza pan with olive oil and the vegetables sauteed perfectly in about 4 minutes. I cook a lot of salmon on the grill and it usually takes 20-25 minutes. On the pizza pan, my Salmon grilled to perfection in about 9 minutes. That worked so well that I thought I would try baking oatmeal cookies and they turned out as good or better than any cookie that I have ever baked in my convection ovens. I now have my Pizza Box set up on the 3-burner sports grill next to my other grill. Between the two, I have the capabilities to cook an entire gourmet meal that combines grilling and baking. This BakerStone is so very much more than just a pizza oven! Limitations on what food dishes to prepare are few, because if you can dream up the recipe, I believe you could have success with most of them turning into great dishes to serve.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pizza parlor at home!

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    GH06903
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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's 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