While some enjoy getting their pizza delivered, others have fun making it at home and do so in either a conventional oven or home pizza oven. That raises a question: Is there an advantage to using a pizza oven? Generally, an electric pizza oven provides a crispier crust than pizzas cooked in a conventional oven. This is often due to ideally positioned upper and lower heating elements. You also can get a countertop pizza oven, which offers a convection function that constantly circulates hot air around the pizza to cook it evenly. If you decided to get an indoor pizza oven, one benefit is that you can often take it outside to make pizza on the patio or deck. It can be a great addition to family gatherings or when friends and neighbors come over.
Do I Need a Pizza Oven?
Whether you’re deciding between a pizza oven or toaster oven for yourself, as a wedding or housewarming gift, it’s important to know what makes them different and how these two ovens are similar. They’re both designed to prepare a variety of food and you’ll find several models can broil, toast, roast, keep food warm and reheat dishes. Additionally, both prepare food using significantly less energy than a conventional oven. They also tend to produce less ambient heat, which can be a big advantage on hot summer days.
What makes a home pizza oven different is that it includes features like dual heat technology, which is designed to produce a more evenly baked pizza than you’d get from a toaster oven. Pizza ovens also have settings for different crust thicknesses, a removable oven stone, and more.
The best pizza oven for you depends on your lifestyle. A portable pizza oven tends to be a popular small appliance in many kitchens because it can have its own spot on the counter. A pizza oven can be a great addition to a college student’s dorm room and as essential as a dorm fridge because of its versatility. Also, in many cases, it’s small enough to fit in a closet or drawer. If you’re a homeowner and have a designated space where people come over to hang out, a pizza oven is a great complement to a kegerator. You can keep both ready to use by friends who are using the pool table, dart board or watching the game on your big-screen TV.