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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product but takes practice

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    cusedice
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    Love this BakerStone Oven Pizza Kit for making pizza! This is a great option that allows you to make homemade pizza in the hot summer without heating up the house with the oven. It definitely takes practice though and the instructions aren't entirely helpful. The instructions say to "dust" the pizza peel with flour. That's the large wooden spatula that comes in this kit. However, if you're using fresh dough from the store or a bakery, it will be somewhat sticky. You don't need to "dust" the pizza peel with flour, you need to cover it in flour and then add cornmeal for good measure. Even with that, you'll still have to very carefully use the metal spatula that came with the kit to get the pizza in to the oven. After about 30 seconds, you can easily move the pizza inside the oven, but getting it in is tough. Couple of tips: 1) use flatbread if possible or a pre-made pizza crust that is partially frozen. The instructions say to "launch" the pizza into the oven, but when it's fresh dough, it's too sticky for that to work, 2) If you're using fresh dough, make the pizzas smaller. The oven can handle up to a 14" pizza but you won't be able to get it off the peel unless you followed step 1. With fresh dough, forget it. The smaller the pie is the better it will slide off. 3) The instructions say 4-5 minutes to cook but just watch it closely. I found that mine took about 7-8 min to be fully cooked. We made 5 pizzas, and the first two were a little rough, but the last 3 were awesome. The first one was too big, the second was too thick. The last 3 were smaller and thinner, and we loaded up the peel with cornmeal and flour for those. The oven itself is well built, but it does take some effort to put together and un-box. This wasn't something I expected so be prepared to do some work and assemble the oven. It also uses a lot of propane. I have a 3 burner Weber Spirit grill and it took about 25 minutes to get the oven preheated to the temperature to cook pizza. I had to leave the burners on full blast to keep it at temperature. Essentially, the grill was on full blast for 45-60 minutes. I had a fresh tank and it used about 25% of it for the pizzas. Overall, this is a really cool item if you like making homemade pizza and don't want to heat up the house while doing it. Your best bet is to get the flatbread type of pizzas or the ones that pre-made and have a little bit of rigidity to them. If you use fresh dough to make the pizzas, be prepared for some challenges in transferring it from the peel to the oven. I do love this oven and look forward to using it for other things such as cookies and bread. It's got a lot of potential and works very well once you get the hang of it. I highly recommend this to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pizza parlor at home!

    Posted
    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 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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    More than pizza!

    Posted
    JakeNH
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use and Works Pretty Well

    Posted
    SamG
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stone baked pizza at home!!

    Posted
    Fordman9870
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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

  • 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Novel Idea for people who like to use the grill

    Posted
    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Convenient Pizza Oven Box

    Posted
    HoMi3
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    Rickyf3llhikes
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pizza oven

    Posted
    Suby
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    Great pizza oven. Takes about 15-20 mins to get up to temp, make sure you find a good dough recipe and the results will be great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    Pizzalover
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    The item works pretty good however getting it out of the box was a task. One of the brick parts came cracked but it still works. Makes crispy brick oven pizza

    I would recommend this to a friend