There’s nothing quite like homemade pizza. It’s tastier than frozen and more satisfying than delivery but you can’t really make an authentic pizza without a pizza oven. We researched some of the best-selling, top-rated items and put together this outdoor pizza oven review to help you find the right one for your backyard. Before we get started, let’s take a quick look at some of the important features you should know about before you shop.
Portable: We found a few options for setting up something a little more permanent in your backyard but, believe it or not, some of these products are portable enough to take with you to a tailgate or on a camping trip.
Dimensions: The size of these ovens varies quite a bit. Portable ovens are obviously smaller while heavier, permanent options tend to have a bigger footprint. Just make sure you have enough space for the one you choose.
Fuel Type: Whether you’re looking for a wood-fired or natural gas outdoor pizza oven, you’ll find it here. There are even a few that run on charcoal and propane. Each fuel burns a little differently and creates a different taste.
Material: Almost all of these pizza ovens are made from durable stainless steel. We did include one that’s actually handmade in Portugal from terracotta bricks if you’re looking for something extremely authentic and permanent installed in your backyard.
Color: Most of the stainless steel options maintain the original silver color though there are a few that have been coated in protective black paint. The terracotta stone one is, of course, the color of terracotta.
Warranty: These warranties vary a lot. Most of them have warranties around 30 or 60 days and the longest warranty is three years. Pay close attention to what’s covered and what isn’t, especially if you’re investing a lot of money.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s get right into our products. Here’s the deal, we put our top and budget picks right at the top of the list so they’re easy to find. This is the best place to start if you’re in a hurry because you get a good idea of what’s out there. Stick around if you can, though. These ovens are all very different and each one has a lot to offer. Okay, let’s get cooking.