I have been asked similar questions a lot of times BY my friends who want to make homemade pizza that whether they should buy an pizza oven. "Is it worth having a pizza oven if you have already got an oven?" "Does a pizza oven make a difference?" "Why are pizza ovens better?" Today, I want to tell you all I know about pizza oven, its price, functions, and types etc, below is all the research I made when looking for a pizza oven based on my budget and expectations. I’ve put it all below for you, with a hope to bring useful instructions and inspirations. 

Is a pizza oven worth it?

 It is hard to define whether it is worth it because the answer depends on your needs. All I can do is to provide valuable info about pizza oven to let you judge.

 Are pizza ovens expensive?

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Since there are so many variables that go into the cost of installing a pizza oven, this is a challenging question to answer. Because the entire price is affected by the size, type, and materials used, it's difficult to provide an accurate answer without learning more about the project. 

Prices for smaller pizza ovens range from $150 to $500. For larger ovens that can cook a variety of foods, the costs varies from $600 to $4000.

It's crucial to evaluate how frequently you'll use a pizza oven when selecting whether or not to acquire one. If you only plan to use it once in a while, you might want to hold off until you can afford a more expensive one. If you think you'll use it frequently, though, the investment is well worth it.

What should you pay attention to when buying an outdoor pizza oven?

Before purchasing a pizza oven, there are numerous factors to consider. The most obvious one is price, but other considerations include size, cooking technique (electric or wood-fired), and additional amenities.

Timers, temperature meters, and stone cooking surfaces are just a few of these features. You probably don't need to buy one with these characteristics if you only bake pizzas once in a while because they may be pretty pricy.

With so many styles and prices to choose from, finding a pizza oven can be difficult. But don't worry, I'll be there to assist you! In the following, I'll go over some of the most crucial elements to consider when purchasing an oven, as well as some of the best selections.

Outdoor Or Indoor

The first factor to think about is whether you want to use an outdoor or indoor pizza oven. For individuals who have the room and like to cook in a more traditional manner, outdoor ovens are ideal. Many people enjoy the smokey flavor of meals cooked in wood-fired ovens. Indoor ovens are useful for folks who don't have enough space for an outdoor oven or who live in colder climates where an outdoor oven isn't practical.

Price

Pizza ovens can cost anywhere from $150 to $4000, depending on the model you require and how you want to use it. If you're only going to make pizzas once in a while, a tiny oven for under $150 would be a better option.

This set of microwavable pizza trays is a great place to start. If you plan on using your oven frequently, though, spending a little more money on something with more functions may be worthwhile.

Outdoor brick ovens are more durable and will last longer if properly maintained, they are more expensive than electric ovens but they can produce very authentic wood-fired pizza with char and fresh flavor. If your budget is not tight and your house has enough space, you can take it into consideration.

 Functionality

In addition to pricing, think about how you'll utilize your oven. Brick and wood-fired ovens are ideal for those who prefer a slow, flavorful cooking experience.Electric pizza ovens cook pizzas rapidly but lack the flavor of brick or wood-fired ovens. Pizzas with a delectable crispy crust are made in gas pizza ovens by combining speed and traditional cooking processes.

Size And Shape

Pizza ovens exist in a range of sizes, with small, medium, and large being the most prevalent. They come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 10 inches to 36 inches in diameter.

The size you'll need is determined on the number of pizzas you want to make at once and the sort of cooking you prefer in your home kitchen.

The most popular size is roughly 12 inches in diameter, however larger or smaller versions can be purchased for personal use or when space is limited. If circular models aren't for you, square models are available.

Some feature two sides to help bake pizzas faster, while others have removable trays to allow you to cook other things as well.

The way of cooking

You can buy a pizza oven that bakes with wood-fired heat for a higher price because this method of cooking is more labor-intensive and requires constant supervision, which means it will need to be manned at all times. Electric types are easier to use and require less upkeep once everything is set up, but they are also less expensive. Gas ovens have a faster cooking time and are easier to use than electric ovens, but they also need wood or charcoal as a heat source.

Additional Features

Timers allow you to bake your pizzas for just the proper amount of time without having to keep an eye on them all the time.

Temperature meters indicate when a specific temperature has been reached, allowing you to make adjustments as needed while avoiding burnt crusts or soggy toppings.

While cooking, stone surfaces provide crispy crusts rather than soft ones produced by metal pans. Whether or not you need all of these features depends entirely on your budget and needs, but they're wonderful to have if you'll use them.

Maintenance

Pizza ovens require regular maintenance to ensure that they continue to function properly and last as long as possible. To avoid water damage and rusting, high-temperature mortar should be applied to brick and stone ovens on a regular basis. When not in use, outdoor models should be covered to protect them from the sun's rays. If you're choosing an indoor oven, be sure it doesn't take up too much space or requires frequent cleaning, as both of these factors will impair the quality of your pizzas.

How Much Is A Pizza Oven?

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After doing the research when looking for a new pizza oven for me, I have found 15 pizza ovens of different prices, below is the checklist of their specifications for your reference. I hope you can find a suitable one for you.

 5 Outdoor Pizza Ovens Under $500

Product Name

Ooni Fyra 12 

Napoli Bertello

Camp Chef Italia

 Big Horn

‎Gasland

Fuel Type

Wood

Wood,Natural Gas,Pellet

Wood

Wood

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Item Dimensions/cooking surface

18.9"x10.24"x 27.17"

12.5"x13.5"

30" x 19.5" x 18"

21.6"x14.2"x 24"

21.4"x 22.0"x 22.0"

Weight

1 pounds

‎45.5 pounds

47 Pounds

27.7 pounds

44 pounds

Pizza size

12"

12"

16"

12"

12"

Ready to Cook

15 minutes

15 minutes

15minutes  

18 minutes

3 minutes

Max Temperature

950°F

930°F

 700° F

860°F(460°C)

572 °F

Price

$349.00

$429.99

$399.99

$239.99

$379.99

 

4 Outdoor Pizza Ovens Under $1500

Product Name

Ooni Pro 16

Roccbox Portable

Thor Artisan

ALFA One Pizza Oven

Fuel Type

Gas,Wood, Pellet

Gas,Wood

Wood

Wood

Item Dimensions/cooking surface

29.13"x19.29"x 31.1"

23.75" x 22.5"x 17.5"

32.5"x31"x49"

28.8"x41.3"x 25.4"

Weight

67.8 pounds

62.7 pounds

220 pounds

125 Pounds

Pizza size

16"

16"

20"/2x 14"

20"

Ready to Cook

20 minutes

 

 

15 minutes

Max Temperature

950°F

932°F

 800°F

990°F

Price

$599

$499

$1,499

$1,299

 

6 Outdoor Pizza Ovens Under $3500

Product Name

Empava PG03

(Countertop+cart)

Pronto 200(Countertop)

Fontana Margherita Countertop Pizza Oven

Chicago Brick Oven 500

‎Alfa 5 Minuti

Fuel Type

Wood or Gas

Wood

Wood

Wood

Wood

Item Dimensions/cooking surface

39"x36"x 79"

33.25"x30"x48.75"

34"x31"x45"

34.25"×44.625"×32.5"

32.5"x32.3"x47.6"

Weight

136.6Pounds

220.5 Pounds

187 pounds

450 pounds

251 pounds

Pizza size

24"

18"

1x12"/2x10"

20"

18"

Ready to Cook

5-10 minutes

 

30 minutes

 

 

Max Temperature

750°F

750°F

850°F

1000°F

1000°F

Price

$2,199.90

$1,999

$2,499.00

$3,399

$2,299.00

 

 If you  want to know the differences between gas pizza oven and wood fired pizza oven, you can check my previous blog to know more about it.