Jessica DeMay

Best Propane Pizza Ovens: 2021 Guide

Propane gas ovens heat up to cooking temperature (800 F) in just around ten minutes and they are easy to use. If you want to make authentic pizzas quickly and without much hassle, a propane pizza oven is your best bet. Check out our guide of the best propane pizza ovens below.
Ooni Koda 16
Best overall
Ooni Koda 16
Gozney Roccbox
Best speed
Gozney Roccbox
Ooni Koda
Best portable
Ooni Koda 12

Takeaways

  • There is a portable propane pizza oven to fit every budget.
  • While high temperatures are crucial to making authentic Neapolitan pizza, only a small number of portable pizza ovens can reach temperatures of 900 degrees F or higher.
  • Stainless steel is the construction material of choice – it’s durable and easy to clean yet allows the oven to remain conveniently portable.

With a top-of-the-line propane pizza oven, you can create a homemade pizza that tastes just like an authentic pizza.

These versatile appliances are capable of cooking far more than just pizza. From searing the perfect steak to roasting the most delicious vegetables.

There are many pizza ovens available, from indoor ovens to wood-fired countertop appliances. Here is our list of the best propane pizza ovens money can buy.

Best Overall: Ooni Koda 16 Gas Powered Pizza Oven

The Ooni Koda 16 is a larger version of the Ooni Koda 12, with the capacity to cook a 16-inch pizza. The cooking surface is large enough to accommodate steaks, fish, vegetables, and more.

It comes with a heat control dial that gives you full control of the temperatures inside your oven. The Koda 16 can reach a temperature of 932 F (500 C) in 20 minutes and cook a fresh pizza in just 60 seconds.

The Ooni Koda 16 was designed for effortless backyard gas-powered cooking. Because of the oven’s L-shaped flame, you only have to turn your pizza once to ensure even cooking. And with the cordierite stone baking board, your crust comes out crispy every time.

Once the Ooni Koda 16 has cooled down completely, the foldable legs make it easy to store. At just 40 pounds, you can transport this oven as needed. Read our full Ooni Koda 16 review here.

Good 👍

  • Cooks fresh, stone-baked pizza in 60 seconds – It takes just 60 seconds for a fresh 16-inch pizza to bake in the Ooni Koda 16. That means you can have dinner on the table in significantly less time than if you were using a domestic oven.
  • Easy setup – Setting up the Koda 16 pizza oven by Ooni is incredibly simple. Just unfold the legs, place it on a stable outdoor surface, attach your propane tank, and turn on the heat.
  • Larger surface area than the Koda 12 – The Ooni Koda 16 has the capacity to fit 12-, 14-, and 16-inch pizzas so you aren’t limited to cooking smaller pies.

Bad 👎

  • Often out of stock – Because Ooni is such a popular pizza oven brand, the Ooni Koda 16 is often out of stock. When more ovens become available, they tend to sell out quickly. You will need to act fast if you want to get your hands on an Ooni Koda 16.
OvenOoni Koda 16 Gas Powered Pizza Oven
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Oven Size25 x 23.2 x 14.7″ (63 x 58 x 37cm)
Weight40.1lbs (18.2kg)
Capacity16” pizza
Warranty1-year standard – Extended to 3 years when you register your oven with Ooni
Max Temperature932 degrees F (500 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature20 minutes
Construction MaterialsCommercial grade cold-rolled carbon steel with powder-coated finish, cordierite baking stone
Can it be used in rain and snow?No
Special Features• Reaches maximum temperature of 932 degrees F (500 degrees C) in 20 minutes – cooks fresh pizza in 60 seconds
• L-shaped flame for one-turn cooking
• Folding legs for easy storage and transport
• Built-in gas ignition
What’s in the box?• Ooni Koda 16 pizza oven body with folding legs
• Cordierite stone baking board
•Gas regulator and hose (for propane tank connection)

Best Speed: Gozney Roccbox

The Gozney Roccbox aims to bring restaurant-quality pizza to your backyard. This portable pizza oven features retractable legs, a detachable burner, and a built-in thermometer. It weighs 44 pounds (20kg) and can fit comfortably on any stable cooking surface.

The Gozney Roccbox reaches maximum temperatures of 950 F (500 C). It takes 20-30 minutes to reach an optimal cooking temperature which is slightly longer than similar propane pizza ovens on the market, but it can cook a fresh 12-inch pizza in just 60 seconds.

The Gozney Roccbox comes with a gas burner. The detachable wood burner can be purchased as an additional accessory if you want the ability to cook with either fuel type. The Roccbox comes in either grey or green.

Good 👍

  • Maintains temperature between bakes – The Gozney Roccbox is an excellent portable oven for when you need to bake enough pizzas to feed a crowd. Once it reaches cooking temperature, the Roccbox will effectively maintain that temperature as pizzas are transferred to and from the cooking surface. You don’t have to wait for the oven to heat back up before you can cook the next pizza, which means you can cook as many as 30 pizzas in one hour.
  • Built-in thermometer – While many outdoor home pizza ovens lack precise temperature control, the Gozney Roccbox’s built-in thermometer makes it easy to know exactly how hot the oven is and when it’s ready to go.  

Bad 👎

  • Less portable – One of Gozney’s main selling points for the Roccbox is that it’s a portable pizza oven. Unfortunately, while it can be moved from one place to the next, there are several barriers to portability. The Roccbox weighs 44 pounds, so it isn’t light, and the required external propane tank adds 20 more pounds to your load. The Roccbox also takes several hours to cool down before it is safe enough to be moved or stored.
OvenGozney Roccbox
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Oven Size18.5 x 16.1 x 21.2” (47 x 40.8 x 53.8cm)
Weight44lb / 20kg
Capacity12” pizza
Warranty1 year (extended to 5 if registered within first 60 days after receipt)
Max Temperature950 degrees F (500 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature20-30 minutes
Construction Materials304 stainless steel body and legs, calcium silicate insulation, cordierite baking stone, and commercial grade silicone outer jacket
Can it be used in rain and snow?Yes – cover in between uses
Special Features• Heats to 950 degrees F – cooks a Neapolitan pizza in just 60 seconds
• Retractable legs for stability and portability
• Built-in thermometer
What’s in the box?• Portable stone-floored oven
• Professional-grade pizza peel
• Detachable gas burner
• Bottle opener
• Manual

Best Portable: Ooni Koda 12 Gas Powered Pizza Oven

The Ooni Koda 12 is a compact, portable, yet powerful pizza oven. This gas-powered pizza oven comes ready to use right out of the box; just unfold the legs, insert the stone baking board, and connect to the gas tank.

The Ooni Koda 12 heats to cooking temperature in just 15 minutes and can reach a maximum temperature of 932 F (500 C). With the heat control dial, you can easily adjust the temperature inside your Ooni Koda 12.

The 13.2-inch cooking surface of the Ooni Koda 12 can accommodate a 12-inch pizza. Thanks to the searing hot temperatures inside the oven, a fresh Neapolitan pizza can be ready in just 60 seconds. You can also use the Ooni Koda 12 to roast meat, fish, vegetables, and more.

Good 👍

  • Portability – The Ooni Koda 12 is a compact pizza oven that weighs just over 20 pounds. The legs fold in to make the Koda 12 easier to move and store, and the durable powder-coated steel body holds up well to regular use and travel. 
  • Preheats quickly and cooks fast – The Ooni Koda 12 reaches 932 degrees Fahrenheit in 15 minutes and can cook a fresh 12-inch pizza in just 60 seconds.

Bad 👎

  • Steep learning curve: You should expect there to be a learning curve to using Ooni Koda 12. When cooking at such high temperatures, your food can burn easily. And because of the uneven heat distribution inside the Koda 12, you will need to frequently rotate and move your pizza as it bakes to prevent uneven cooking and to avoid burning it. 
  • Small oven opening – To keep the oven compact and portable, the opening of the oven is small. It’s so small that you will probably have a hard time turning your pizzas without removing them first. And while the cooking surface is large enough for a 12-inch pizza, maneuvering a pizza that size isn’t easy when the opening leaves very little wiggle room.
OvenOoni Koda 12 Gas Powered Pizza Oven
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Oven Size23.2 x 15.5 x 11.7″ (59 x 39 x 29cm)
Weight20.4lb (9.25kg)
Capacity12” pizza
Warranty1-year standard – Extended to 3 years when you register your oven with Ooni
Max Temperature932 degrees F (500 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature15 minutes
Construction MaterialsCommercial grade cold-rolled carbon steel with powder-coated finish, cordierite baking stone
Can it be used in rain and snow?No
Special Features• Reaches maximum temperature of 932 F (500 C) in just 15 minutes
• Weighs only 20.4 pounds and has foldable legs for optimal portability
• Easily adjust heat with temperature control dial
What’s in the box?• Ooni Koda 12 Pizza Oven Body with folding legs
• Cordierite stone baking board
• Gas regulator and hose (for propane tank connection)

For Home Use: Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven

The Camp Chef Italia Artisan is a portable, countertop pizza oven that replicates the performance of a wood-fired brick oven. It features double insulation, uniquely designed burners, and a cordierite ceramic pizza stone. The micro-adjust valves make it easy to control the temperature inside the oven as you cook pizza or steak or bake bread.

The Italia Artisan reaches a maximum temperature of 700 F (371 C) and preheats in just 15 minutes. The interior cooking surface is large enough to accommodate a 16-inch pizza, which takes just minutes to cook. The stainless-steel exterior is easy to clean and built to last.

Good 👍

  • Easy maintenance – Maintenance is easy with the Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven. Simply wipe down the stainless-steel body after each use, and the oven will continue shining like new.
  • Small but mighty – The Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven features a 17,000 BTU gas burner, so it takes only 15 minutes to preheat.

Bad 👎

  • Maximum temperature of 700 F (371 C) – The Camp Chef Italia Artisan gets hot enough for most cooking purposes but not enough to cook a pizza in 1-2 minutes like the pizza ovens from Ooni and other competitors. 
  • Price – The Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven retails for nearly $500, which makes it an expensive appliance for users who plan to only use it occasionally.
OvenCamp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven
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Oven Size15 x 26 x 16” (38.1 x 66 x 40.6 cm)
Weight47lb / 21.3kg
Capacity16” pizza
Warranty90 days from purchase date
Max Temperature700 degrees F (371 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature15 minutes
Construction MaterialsStainless steel and powder-coated steel
Can it be used in rain and snow?Yes
Special Features• 17,000 BTUs
• Ventilated oven door with handle
• Built-in temperature gauge monitors internal air temps
• Double layered ceiling enhances heating dynamics, bakes like a brick oven
What’s in the box?• Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven
• Manual
• Recipe Book
Also see: Our extensive wood fired oven guide

Best Lightweight: Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven Full Bundle

The Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven began with a Kickstarter campaign in 2017. It was later featured on an episode of Shark Tank (Season 11 Episode 15) and is now one of the most popular pizza ovens available on Amazon.

The standard Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven comes ready to use with charcoal and wood. If you want the gas burner you have to buy it separately or in a bundle. The standard oven costs $299.00 and the gas burner + wood tray combo is $109.99. But when you buy the full bundle for $399.99, the gas burner and wood tray for the gas burner are included. The Bertello is the only portable pizza oven that allows you to cook with wood and propane simultaneously. This bundle also includes a perforated steel pizza peel.

The Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven can reach a maximum temperature of 932 F (500 C) and preheats in just 15-20 minutes. The cooking surface is 12 inches but works best for pizzas up to 11 inches.

Good 👍

  • Cook with wood and gas at the same time – The Bertello is the only portable pizza oven that allows you to cook with both wood and gas simultaneously. 
  • Perforated pizza peel included – To move pizzas to and from your oven, you’ll want a pizza peel. The Bertello comes with a perforated pizza peel so you don’t have to worry about spending more money just to use your pizza oven. 

Bad 👎

  • Difficult to clean – Cleaning the Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven is important if you want to keep it running like new. Unfortunately, the cleaning process is far from simple. If you’ve been cooking with gas, you will need to loosen the propane burner before you can pull out the ash basket. If you have an Allen wrench on hand, you already have what you need for this process, but it can be a bit tedious.
OvenBertello Outdoor Pizza Oven
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Oven Size22 x 14 x 10.5” (55.8 x 35.5 x 26.6cm)
Weight22lb (9.9kg)
Capacity10-11” pizza
Warranty1-year limited warranty
Max Temperature932 degrees F (500 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature15-20 minutes
Construction MaterialsStainless steel, powder-coated steel, cordierite baking stone,
Can it be used in rain and snow?No
Special Features• Reaches maximum temperature of 932 degrees F (500 degrees C) in 20 minutes or less
• Versatile – cook with gas, wood, or charcoal
• Perforated steel pizza peel included
What’s in the box?• Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven
• Cordierite baking stone
• Gas burner
• Wood/charcoal/pellet tray
• Perforated steel pizza peel

Great Value: Pizzacraft PizzaQue Portable Pizza Oven

The Pizzacraft PizzaQue is a popular portable gas oven. The PizzaQue weighs 31 pounds and is easy to use once assembled. And because it runs on propane, it gets hot fast and stays hot even when cooking many pizzas.

The PizzaQue Portable Pizza Oven can cook a fresh pizza in approximately 6 minutes. The pizza should be turned 180 degrees halfway through to ensure it cooks evenly. A pizza peel isn’t included with the PizzaQue oven, but you may want to buy one, it will make your life much easier. Here are our recommended pizza peels.

Assembly is required and takes approximately 20 minutes, but is relatively simple. Besides the instructions included in the box, there are assembly videos available online. Once the oven is assembled, it’s recommended that you temper the oven before cooking with it for the first time. To temper your PizzaQue, run the burner on “HIGH” for 20 minutes, then turn the oven off and let it cool to room temperature. Once the oven has cooled to room temperature, it is ready to use. You will only need to temper your PizzaQue oven once.

Good 👍

  • Cools down quickly – The PizzaQue is a portable pizza oven that you will want to take with you to tailgating events, backyard parties, and more. It takes just 30-45 minutes to cool down after usage.

Bad 👎

  • Cooking limitations – A major selling point for propane pizza ovens is that they can be used to cook a lot more than just pizza. Unfortunately, PizzaQue is designed specifically for cooking pizza and shouldn’t be used to cook other foods.
OvenPizzacraft PizzaQue Portable Pizza Oven
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Oven Size18.6 x 18 x 12.3” (47.2 x 45.7 x 31.2cm)
Weight31lb (14kg)
Capacity12” pizza
Warranty1 year (defects in manufacture or materials)
Max Temperature700 degrees F (371 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature15-20 minutes
Construction MaterialsPorcelain-coated steel, cordierite baking stone, mild steel, plastic
Can it be used in rain and snow?No
Special Features• Preheats to 600 degrees F in 15 minutes
• Cooks a fresh pizza in 6 minutes
• Retains heat when baking multiple pizzas
• Includes dual 14” baking stones
What’s in the box?• PizzaQue oven hood
• Baking stone (2 parts)
• PizzaQue oven body
• PizzaQue oven knob
• Hardware package
• Gas inlet assembly
• PizzaQue oven legs (2)
• PizzaQue rain cover

Unique Design: Cuisinart CPO-600 Alfrescamore Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven

The Cuisinart CPO-600 Alfrescamore Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven was designed to mimic brick oven-style pizza in a much more accessible way. This gas-powered pizza oven uses convection, conduction, and reflected heat to evenly cook pizzas in as little as 5 minutes.

The Alfrescamore by Cuisinart has a maximum temperature of 600 F (315 C), which is significantly lower than other portable outdoor pizza ovens on the market. Because of its lower maximum temperature, you won’t be able to achieve authentic pizza oven baking temperature or crank out fresh pizzas every couple of minutes. You will, however, be able to bake a fresh pizza in 5-7 minutes.

The Cuisinart Alfrescamore requires assembly. It takes 5-10 minutes to assemble and no tools are required.

Good 👍

  • Budget-friendly price – If you are looking for a budget-friendly pizza oven that matches the performance of more expensive portable pizza ovens, the Alfrescamore by Cuisinart is a great option.
  • Warming tray – The warming tray is a nice addition to the Cuisinart Alfrescamore Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven. It keeps one pizza warm while you cook another.

Bad 👎

  • 600 F (315 C) maximum temperature – At 600 degrees Fahrenheit, it takes a 12-inch pizza around 5-6 minutes to cook. Recommended cooking time for pizza is 1-3 minutes.
OvenCuisinart Alfrescamore Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven
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Oven Size27 x 17.5 x 15” (68.5 x 44.4 x 38.1cm)
Weight36lb (16.3kg)
Capacity12” pizza
Warranty3 years (defects in parts and workmanship)
Max Temperature600 degrees F (315 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature10-15 minutes
Construction MaterialsStainless steel, cordierite baking stone
Can it be used in rain and snow?Yes
Special Features• Replicates brick pizza oven environment
• 15,000 BTUs cook pizzas in as little as 5 minutes
• Assembly takes less than 10 minutes and doesn’t require the use of tools
• 36-pounds – portable
What’s in the box?• Cuisinart Alfrescamore Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven
• 12” pizza peel
• 13” cordierite baking stone
• Warming tray
• Integrated smoker cup
• Cuisinart Pizza Making Guide

Authentic: Alfresco 30-Inch Countertop Gas Outdoor Pizza Oven Plus

The Alfresco Outdoor Pizza Oven Plus is a countertop propane oven that provides commercial-quality performance. It’s a luxurious and powerful outdoor pizza oven that was designed to make freshly-baked pizzas more accessible to the average person.

The Alfresco Countertop Gas Pizza Oven preheats in 15 minutes and can reach temperatures over 1,000 degrees F (537 C). This oven features an infrared hearth heating system with a rear burner that provides 40,000 BTUs of cooking power. The double-walled, removable insulated top and refractory ceramic cooking grate retain heat, while the glass doors and internal halogen lights allow you to watch your food as it cooks.

This model sits on your outdoor kitchen countertop with adjustable legs for convenience. The oven comes with a stainless steel "wood and herb box" that can also be used as a water pan to produce steam inside the oven as you bake.

Good 👍

  • Restaurant-quality results – With 40,000 BTUs of cooking power, an infrared hearth heating system, and a ceramic gas log rear burner, the Alfresco 30-Inch Countertop Oven churns out fresh-baked pizzas that taste like they were made in an authentic pizzeria.
  • Spacious – The cooking surface of the Alfresco 30-Inch pizza oven is large enough to bake a standard 14-inch pizza and the oven opening is 8.5-inches high. 

Bad 👎

  • Price – As one would expect from an outdoor pizza oven built for commercial-level performance, the Alfresco is an expensive appliance. Many people may struggle to justify spending several thousand dollars on a countertop appliance.
OvenAlfresco 30-Inch Countertop Propane Outdoor Pizza Oven Plus
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Oven Size24 x 30 x 30” (61 x 76.2 x 76.2cm)
Weight265 pounds
Capacity14” pizza
Warranty5-year limited warranty
Max Temperature1000 degrees F (537 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature15 minutes
Construction Materials304 18-8 heli-arc welded stainless steel, refractory ceramic cooking grate, glass door
Can it be used in rain and snow?No
Special Features• 40,000 BTUs of cooking power
• Temperatures can reach over 1,000 degrees F (537 degrees C)
• Glass doors retain heat while letting you see what’s happening inside the oven
• Included wood and herb box that doubles as a water pan that can produce steam while your food bakes
What’s in the box?• Alfresco 30-Inch Countertop Oven
• Removable top
• Removable hinges/doors
• Stainless steel wood and herb box

Cook Anything: Mont Alpi MAPZ-SS Table Top Gas Pizza Oven

The MAPZ-SS Table Top Gas Pizza Oven by Mont Alpi is a popular countertop appliance that makes it easy to bake pizzas, roast chicken, bake bread, and so much more. It weighs just 30 pounds fully assembled, so you can take it with you to use in practically any outdoor setting. And while it doesn’t offer any impressively-high temperatures, it heats up to 620 F (326 C) in just 5 minutes.

The MAPZ-SS features a “U” shaped steel burner with 12,000 BTUs of cooking power. The temperature gauge allows you to easily monitor the temperature inside the oven and the stainless-steel construction makes it easy to keep clean. The oven arrives fully assembled with an easy start up ignition.

Good 👍

  • Preheats in 5 minutes – The minimal preheat time is due to the lower maximum temperature, but it’s still impressive. In just 5 minutes, the oven is ready to bake the first pizza. 

Bad 👎

  • Low maximum temperature – It has a maximum temperature of 620 F (326 C), a significantly lower maximum temperature than other tabletop gas ovens like the Roccbox or Ooni Koda.
OvenMont Alpi MAPZ-SS Table Top Gas Pizza Oven
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Oven Size19 x 15 x 18” (48.2 x 38.1 x 45.7cm)
Weight30lb (13.6kg)
Capacity12” pizza
Warranty1 year
Max Temperature620 degrees F (326 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature5 minutes
Construction MaterialsStainless steel
Can it be used in rain and snow?No
Special Features• Heats to 620 degrees F (326 degrees C) in just 5 minutes
• Arrives fully assembled
• Easy start up ignition
• Stainless-steel construction – durable and easy to clean
What’s in the box?• Mont Alpi MAPZ-SS Table Top Gas Pizza Oven
• 12” Chef Style Pizza Stone
• Removable front door
• Removable floor pan
• Pull out fat tray

Blends With Interior: BakerStone Portable Gas Pizza Oven Box

BakerStone's Pizza Oven Box utilizes convective, conductive, and radiant heat transfer mechanisms to evenly cook pizzas and other foods. Pizza can be baked in as little as 90 seconds at temperatures as high as 900 degrees F.

The BakerStone oven features stainless steel burners and a firebox. To make transportation, storage, and cleaning easier, the oven's legs fold in and the oven can be removed.

You can also convert this oven into a portable gas griddle by replacing the pizza oven box with the BakerStone Cast Iron Griddle (sold separately).

Good 👍

  • Unique design – In addition to its dual-part design, the BakerStone portable gas pizza oven has a grill bottom that functions as a firebox and a cooking chamber. The cooking chamber is removable and can be used with any grill that has a large enough bottom to accommodate it or on a separate grill.

Bad 👎

  • Gas hose not included – You will need to find a suitable gas hose before using your the oven with a 20-pound propane tank.
OvenBakerStone Portable Gas Pizza Oven Box
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Oven Size17.7 x 21.7 x 22.2” (45 x 55.1 x 56.3cm)
Weight47.6lb (21.5kg)
Capacity14” pizza
Warranty1-year manufacturer’s
Max Temperature900 degrees F (482 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature20 minutes
Construction MaterialsPorcelain-coated steel exterior, refractory stone-lined interior
Can it be used in rain and snow?No
Special Features• Patented 5-sided stone baking chamber
What’s in the box?• Original Series Pizza Oven Box
• 2-burner firebox with regulator and hose

Best Authentic: Alfa Forni ONE Gas-Fired Pizza Oven

The Alfa ONE Gas-Fired Pizza Oven is a portable, home pizza oven that features a high-quality Italian design. This oven heats quickly, cooks fast, and adequately maintains its high temperatures.

The Alfa ONE gas-fired pizza oven is capable of reaching a maximum temperature of 1000 F (537 C). It reaches optimal cooking temperature in just 10 minutes and can cook a pizza in only 90 seconds.

The Alfa ONE Pizza Oven is available in both gas- and wood-fired versions, as well as a Top, Top and base, or Top and table version. It takes only five minutes to assemble the Alfa ONE pizza oven and is perfectly suited to sit atop the surface of any outdoor kitchen.

Good 👍

  • Easy temperature control with the Alfa Forni Pyrometer – The Alfa Forni Pyrometer is a feature unique to the Alfa brand. It monitors the temperature inside the oven to ensure the temperature not only remains accurate but constant. This means that even if you add too much fuel, the pyrometer will keep the cooking chamber at the right temperature based on the type of cooking you desire.

Bad 👎

  • Some assembly required – When the Alfa ONE arrives at your door, you will need to do a bit of assembly before it can be used. This includes attaching the legs, door, flue, and chimney fowl. An installation manual is included and this process shouldn’t take longer than 5-10 minutes.
OvenAlfa ONE Gas-Fired Pizza Oven
PriceRead more here
Oven Size29 x 22 x 19” (73 x 55 x 48cm)
Weight121lb (50kg)
Capacity12” pizza
Warranty2-year parts warranty against defects in manufacturing
Max Temperature932 degrees F (500 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature15 minutes
Construction Materials304 stainless steel, ceramic fiber insulation, firebrick oven floor
Can it be used in rain and snow?Yes
Special Features• Reaches a maximum temperature of 1000 degrees – heats to cooking temperature (750 degrees F) in just 10 minutes
• Oven door with a peephole for easy food monitoring
• Double-layer ceramic fiber insulation retains heat and prevents the exterior from overheating
• Specially-designed mouth for maximum heat and easier pizza rotation
What’s in the box?• Alfa ONE Pizza Oven
• Oven door
• Chimney cap and flue
• Oven feet
• Fire grate
• “Slide-in slide-out” pizza peel

Luxury Authentic: Alfa Brio Countertop Gas Pizza Oven

Alfa Brio's Countertop Gas Pizza Oven allows pizza connoisseurs to cook flavorful pizzas without the hassle of wood fires. Turn a knob and you can start cooking in just 20-30 minutes with this gas oven. Brio offers a large cooking surface that works well for baking two 12-inch pizzas.

The Alfa Brio is equipped with a proprietary mix of European Ceramic Fiber insulation that provides quick heating and excellent heat retention. A firebrick floor provides an even cooking surface since it gradually absorbs and releases heat.

The Alfa Brio Countertop Gas Pizza Oven can reach temperatures of up to 1000 F (537 C). A fully preheated oven will reach cooking temperature in 20-30 minutes and, once cooled, can be easily cleaned.

Good 👍

  • Patented Forninox technology for efficient cooking – Alfa developed its patented Forninox technology to combine modern innovation and traditional cooking methods. This technology allows the oven to reach cooking temperature using less fuel.
  • Arrive ready to use, no curing required – Alfa pizza ovens arrive ready to use. You don’t have to go through an exhausting curing process before you can use the oven for the first time.

Bad 👎

  • Size – This is a large pizza oven for a countertop model, it can cook two 12-inch pizzas at the same time. Alfa Brio is over 40 inches tall, so it might be better to use it on a lower surface rather than a countertop. If you plan on putting the Alfa Brio on a surface, make sure it's stable. It weighs 215 pounds.
OvenAlfa Brio Countertop Gas Pizza Oven
PriceRead more here
Oven Size43.9 x 39.25 x 30.2” (111.5 x 99.6 x 76.7cm)
Weight215lb (97.5kg)
Capacity2 12” pizzas
Warranty2-year parts warranty against defects in manufacturing
Max Temperature1000 degrees F (537 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature30 minutes
Construction MaterialsIron sheet, stainless steel, ceramic fiber insulation, and alumina silicate bricks
Can it be used in rain and snow?Yes
Special Features• 71,000 BTUs/hr of cooking power
• Alfa Forni pyrometer provides accurate temperature measurements
• Oven floor firebricks designed to gradually absorb and release heat for even cooking
What’s in the box?• Alfa Brio Pizza Oven
• Oven door
• Chimney cap and flue
• Oven feet
• Fire grate

Maximum Luxury: Kalamazoo Countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven

The Countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven by Kalamazoo is an impressive appliance handmade in Michigan, USA. This countertop pizza oven preheats in just 20 minutes and bakes a full-sized pizza in less than three minutes.

The open-door design of the Kalamazoo Countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven allows you to keep an eye on your pizzas as they cook and move them as needed. The individually controlled burners balance the heat from the top and bottom of the oven to ensure even cooking. And with precise temperature control and the ability to cook at temperatures as low as 350 degrees F and as high as 800 degrees F, you can use this oven to make everything from pizza or bread to meats and vegetables.

The Kalamazoo Countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven is built from heavy-duty 304 stainless steel. The oven is also available in marine-grade stainless steel.

Good 👍

  • Powerful – The Kalamazoo Countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven features up to 34,900 BTUs of cooking power with bulk liquid propane. With that much power, the oven preheats in 20 minutes and bakes a pizza in less than three minutes. 
  • Cooking versatility – The Kalamazoo Countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven can reach temperatures much higher than domestic ovens. Still, it can also maintain a temperature of 350 degrees for a low-and-slow cooking method.

Bad 👎

  • Expensive – The Kalamazoo Countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven retails for nearly $10,000.
OvenKalamazoo Countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven
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Oven Size19.5 x 30 x 30” (49.5 x 76.2 x 76.2cm)
Weight120lb (54.4kg)
Capacity14” pizza
WarrantyFull 2-year, Limited 5-year
Max Temperature800 degrees F (426 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature20
Construction Materials304 stainless steel, ceramic
Can it be used in rain and snow?Yes
Special Features• Two individually-controlled burners balance the heat from the top and bottom
• Reaches temperatures as low as 350 degrees F and as high as 800 degrees
• Easy-clean debris tray
• Battery-powered electronic ignition
What’s in the box?• Kalamazoo Countertop Artisan Fire Pizza Oven
• 12ft. gas hose with quick disconnect
• 6ft. gas hose with dual regulator

Ultra-portable: Firepod Portable Pizza Oven

The Firepod Portable Pizza Oven is one of the most unique-looking pizza ovens on the market today. The oven's contemporary design and bold color (Azure, Lava, or Graphite) will make it stand out from the crowd.

The Firepod was designed with portability in mind. It weighs just 36 pounds (16.3kg) and comes with a convenient carry strap. This portable pizza oven can reach a maximum temperature of 700 F (371 C) in just 10 minutes.

The reversible baking stones are a great feature for people with food allergies. You can cook on one side for those with allergies, then flip the stone over to cook for everyone else.

Good 👍

  • Equipment included – The Firepod comes with two pizza stones, one pizza peel, one regulator, a pair of Firepod gloves, and a carry strap. 
  • Fun design – The Firepod is one of the more uniquely designed pizza ovens. The shape and color of this pizza oven mean that it will undoubtedly stand out among the rest of your appliances.

Bad 👎

  • Oven door – Thousands of satisfied customers have raved about the Firepod Portable Pizza Oven with just one complaint: the oven door. The door of the Firepod is often hard to open and close, which can quickly become a bigger problem if you’re unable to get the door open to remove your pizza before it burns.
  • Needs to be stored indoors – The Firepod is an outdoor pizza oven that needs to be stored indoors. If the wood gets wet, it can become moldy, and the paint can chip and fade if left outside for too long.
OvenFirepod Portable Pizza Oven
PriceCheck current price
Oven Size21 x 18 x 16” (53.3 x 45.7 x 40.6cm)
Weight36lb (16.3kg)
Capacity12” pizza
Warranty5-year limited warranty on cook box, 2-year limited warranty on all remaining parts
Max Temperature700 degrees F (371 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature10 minutes
Construction MaterialsPowder-coated steel, stainless steel
Can it be used in rain and snow?Yes
Special Features• 17,000BTUs
• Unique, bold contemporary design
• Reversible baking stones
• Several accessories included
What’s in the box?• Firepod Portable Pizza Oven
• 2 pizza stones
• 1 pizza peel
• 1 regulator1 pair of Firepod gloves
• Carry strap

Brilliant Design: Belforno Piccolo Countertop Pizza Oven

The Piccolo Countertop Gas Pizza Oven is a sleek and efficient pizza oven capable of reaching temperatures up to 750 F (398 C). The oven preheats in 20-30 minutes and cooks two 10-inch pizzas in minutes. The chimney provides a way for the smoke to escape away from your face, and the front shelf offers more space to make it easier to remove food from the oven. Both features are made of stainless steel.

The powder-coated stainless steel exterior of the Piccolo Countertop Pizza Oven allows you to cook in all types of weather. The 2.5-inch ceramic insulation keeps the inside of the oven hotter for longer, so you can cook multiple pizzas in a shorter time. In addition, the unique interior design redistributes the flame along the roof of the cooking chamber, which ensures that your pizza cooks evenly every time.

The Belforno Piccolo Countertop Pizza Oven is available in six colors: Pistachio, Linen, Sky, Black, Red, and Copper.

Good 👍

  • Design – It is difficult to find another countertop pizza oven that can compete with the inventive design of the Belforno Countertop Pizza Oven. A chimney directs smoke away from your face, and an interior flame spans the roof of the oven for even cooking. Belforno offers six different colors so you can match your outdoor kitchen with your pizza oven.

Bad 👎

  • Preheat time – The Belforno Countertop Pizza Oven takes 20-30 minutes to preheat, which wouldn’t be considered much of a fault if it weren’t for the fact that the oven is only capable of reaching 750 F (398 C).
OvenBelforno Countertop Pizza Oven
PriceCheck current price
Oven Size20.5 x 31.5 x 30.25” (52 x 80 x 76.8cm)
Weight253lb (114.7kg)
Capacity2 x 10” pizzas or 1 x 12-16” pizza
Warrantyn/a
Max Temperature750 degrees F (398 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature20-30 minutes
Construction MaterialsPowder-coated steel, stainless steel, refractory ceramic
Can it be used in rain and snow?Yes
Special Features• 51,182 BTUs of cooking power
• Maximum cooking temperature of 750 degrees F (398 degrees C)
• Powder coated roof for optimum weather resistance
• Available in six colors
What’s in the box?• Powder-coated steel roof
• Stainless steel chimney
• Thermometer
• Stainless steel front shelf
• Steel oven door
• Refractory cooking floor
• Instructions manual

Professional Use: Lynx Professional Napoli 30-Inch Counter Top Propane Outdoor Pizza Oven

This outdoor pizza oven by Lynx has the capacity to bake 18-inch pizzas. The oven features a concrete heat-retaining dome and an infrared heating system. You can even cook at night; the oven features a blue LED-illuminated control knob and interior halogen light.

One unique feature of the Lynx Professional Napoli countertop oven is the cooking surface, which pulls forward so that you can easily access your food. Whether you're adding more topping to your pizza and removing the pizza from the oven, the sliding cooking surface is a helpful feature.

As stated in the oven's manual, the Lynx Professional Napoli countertop oven will yield the best results when it is allowed to preheat for at least 35 minutes with the door closed. Preheating can take even longer in colder temperatures.

When preheating with the burners on high, the oven's internal temperature can reach a maximum of 800 F (426.6 C). With high internal temperatures, the oven can cook a fresh thin to medium crust pizza in about 4 minutes.

Good 👍

  • Pull-out drawer for easy access – One of the best features of the Lynx Professional Napoli is the pull-out drawer. The cooking surface pulls forward to give you easy access to your pizza. No other pizza oven we looked at offers this feature.

Bad 👎

  • Baking surface – The cooking surface of the Lynx Napoli 30 is large enough to fit an 18-inch pizza, but for a professional-style pizza oven at such a high price point, we expect to be able to at least cook two pizzas at the same time.
OvenLynx Professional Napoli 30-Inch Counter Top Propane Outdoor Pizza Oven
PriceCheck current price
Oven Size29 x 30 x 28.5” (73.6 x 76.2 x 72.4cm)
Weight255lb (115.6kg)
Capacity18” pizza
Warranty5-year limited warranty
Max Temperature800 degrees F (426.6 degrees C)
Time to Reach Max Temperature35 minutes
Construction Materials304 stainless steel, stainless steel, refractory ceramic
Can it be used in rain and snow?Yes
Special Features• 40,000 BTUs of cooking power
• Reaches maximum temperature of 800 degrees F (426.6 degrees C)
• Reversible top chimney to control where heat and smoke go
• Cooking surface pulls forward for easy access to food
What’s in the box?• Lynx Professional Napoli 30-Inch Counter Top Pizza Oven
• Pizza peel

Conclusion

When you’re suddenly hit with an intense craving for delicious pizza, there’s nothing like being able to fire up a pizza oven and enjoy fresh-baked pizza at home. With a gas-fired pizza oven, you can bring restaurant-quality pizza to your backyard.

We prepared this in-depth guide to the best propane pizza ovens to help you find a pizza oven that is just right for you. The Koda 16 from Ooni is our pick for the best overall propane pizza oven because of the many features it offers, as well as how easy it is to use. But the rest of the pizza ovens on our list are worth considering, with each offering unique and impressive features that may be just what you have been looking for.

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Jessica is the lead content creator of Dishcrawl. She has lived in Italy (Napoli) for 7 years and has since become absolutely obsessed with pizza.
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