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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

    New product

    Posted
    Judie
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    I feel this is a unique product and it is easy to use and makes pizza taste homemade

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes excellent pizza

    Posted
    Gino
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Convenient Pizza Oven Box

    Posted
    HoMi3
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For pizza fanatics

    Posted
    Luis
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    It's clear that you are thinking to buy this oven because you have an interest in doing your own pizza party in your patio and you own a nice size barbecue, otherwise this is not for you. If you know the difference between cooking in an electric or gas oven versus doing it in a convectional oven and if you admire how the stones can prepare the pizza to a level like the Plazza Nabonna (Italy), this is a must have product for your house. I never intended to be a good cook so I didn't try up to know baking my own pizza so all my tests have been with the artisanal pizza available in a near store and I can confirm that the level obtained is over the average with a seamless bake in the entire pizza. Couple of recommendations: the pizza should have the right size or you risk to introduce it too much up to the back of the oven where the heat is directly arriving from the barbeque (your pizza burns if goes to the direct fire). You should regularly turn the pizza to make sure that the crust is evenly cooked. Finally, you should not care at all of how dirty the stones are after cooking your pizzas, cleaning it to avoid old food and bacteria is fine but the stones are not going to be perfectly clean and white as the first day. A final consideration, the oven should be mounted and you will need 5 to 15 minutes and a Phillips screwdriver. The instructions are clear enough in an ikea-kind-of manual but depending you comfort level with the tool be smart and plan ahead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You know its great when you need more Propane

    Posted
    OmieOne
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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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    JUST LIKE THE REAL THING!

    Posted
    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use and Works Pretty Well

    Posted
    SamG
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    There'sn'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's 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's 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Pizza Box with the Fun Factor!!

    Posted
    Indiaj0nes
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    What's in the box ----------------- BakerStone pizza oven box Basics pizza turner Basics wooden pizza peel Pros ---- 1. Great Innovative product will turn your rusting grill into a pizza oven 2. Simple construction, nothing to fail 3. dont have to heat up the whole kitchen by using the oven inside when you can use it outside 4. inexpensive 5. Its fun Cons --- 1. Takes some time to preheat 2. Need to keep rotating the pizza to make it evenly heat up Review ------ I think its a great concept. I know most of you having homes have a grill and even though you may not use it often, its become a prestige thing, you just need to have it on your deck. So, I am not bing into meat eating so my grill is totally rusting away. Then, I got this to make some pizzas. Once I got my friends and organized a make your own pizza party, got some dough from the local pizzaria and other ingredients like the tomato sauce, cheese toppings etc and had everyone make their own pizza, it was a lot of fun! I think this thing adds a fun value as well to it since you are doing this outdoor. Love the product!! 5 star!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes Great Pizza

    Posted
    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

    Much More Than Just a Pizza Oven!

    Posted
    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: 5 out of 5 stars

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

    Posted
    NBCTeach05
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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 won't 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A party in a box that can do more than pizza

    Posted
    MrBill250
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    Assembly was easy and took just 10 minutes. I removed the flavor bars from my grill beneath where I was to put the pizza oven. I put the oven on a cold grill and set the burners to max. It was ready in 15 minutes. My grill can put out 70,000 BTU, more than average grills. Smaller grills will likely take a bit longer. No worry as there is an easy to read temp gauge on top so you know when it reaches the right temp. Once up to temp you can cook a pizza in a few minutes. You can't set it and forget it, have to tend to turn the pizza quite a bit. Not a problem since it cooks so fast. Spinning the pizza with it in the oven takes some finesse since there is not much room on the sides left to work with. But the technique is not hard to pick up. Use some cornmeal on the stone before setting the pizza on it. It avoids sticking and makes the pizza easier to spin in the oven. Making pizza dough takes allot more time than you might think due to waiting periods for the dough to rest. I read the manual a few days ahead of time and while on vacation I could allow for it. For future weekend parties when time is more limited, I'll try the dough at my supermarket bakery or pick some up from a pizza place Since it is lined with real stone, It's a bit heavy. It's easy enough to get a secure grip on it to move, but still not something you want to move far very often. You'll need a sturdy place to store it when not in use. I'll probably continue to keep mine on the grill since it fits under my lid. I'll move it off to a heavy wood table close by when not in use. The small counter hanging off some grills may not be strong enough, or the weight may tip some small grills. The paint is holding up just perfectly fine after a few uses. Don't bang or drag it to avoid damaging the finish or cracking a stone. There's nothing else to really break or go wrong. It should last a very long time. Pros: . Excellent quality . High end appearance . Quick and easy to assemble . Good weight. Heavy enough to cook evenly, but not overdone. . Cooks pizza fast. . Fun! A cool conversation pieces. Something different everyone can get into. . It's a great value. Everything you need to cook a pizza is in the box except for the pizza of course. Cons: . If you have much topping or cheese spillage, it can slow you down. Scrape it best you can and let the residue burn off the food and you should be good after a few minutes. Calling this a "Pizza" Oven sells it short. It's a party in a box that can cook so much more than pizza. I thought it would be great for small get together, which it is. But I can't wait to try cooking other things in it. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend