The best pizza ovens for homes and gardens
Whip up restaurant-quality pizzas in minuted with these home pizza ovens, including electric countertop models and outdoor wood-burning pizza ovens
If you're a pizza fan, you probably know that the classic Italian dish is one of the quickest and simplest dishes to make, taking just minutes to cook. However, most home ovens aren't able to reach the high temperatures found in a professional pizzeria, where quick-cooking traditional brick or clay ovens ensure a crisp and even finish.
Luckily for those of us who aren't committed enough to build our own old-school pizza oven in the back garden, these days there are a huge variety of portable pizza ovens designed for use at home.
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This includes compact countertop models you can simply plug in like any other appliance and enjoy fresh homemade pizza in a matter of minutes.
And seeing as we all know that as soon as the weather warms up, Brits rush to get out in the garden, we've also included some outdoor models. You'll even find a pizza oven that sits on top of a barbecue for the ultimate outdoor feast.
Best pizza ovens for indoors and outdoors
Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Pellet Pizza Oven
One for the keen amateur pizzaiolo, the Ooni Fyra pizza oven offers an authentic restaurant experience in your own garden. This portable garden oven is fuelled with hardwood pellets, for that unmistakeable wood-fired finish.
Simply fire up and leave for 15 minutes to come to its full temperature of 500°C - as hot as professional pizza oven - allowing you to fully cook a pizza in as little as 60 seconds.
Weighing 10kg and boasting foldaway legs and a detachable chimney, the Ooni oven is easy to transport - it would be perfect for taking away on a staycation.
Sage The Smart Oven Pizzaiolo
If you want to enjoy homemade pizza all year round, whatever the weather, an electric countertop pizza oven might be the right choice for you
The Sage smart oven is not the cheapest on the market, but offers plenty of advantages in exchange for the extra expenditure. For one thing, with a peak temperature of 400°C, this is one of the hottest countertop temperatures you'll find on the market. You'll also find a variety of settings for different types of pizza, including frozen, deep pan and thin and crispy. You can even select your preferred crust darkness!
Argos Home Pizza Oven BBQ Topper
For many of us, hosting friends and family get-togethers in the garden is the highlight of the summer months. Take your BBQs to the next level with a pizza oven topper, such as this budget-friendly model from Argos. Compatible with gas and charcoal barbecues, it sits atop the grill drawing heat into its stone base until it becomes red-hot, letting you enjoy fresh hot pizza alongside your hot dogs and burgers. Comes with a temperature gauge and a paddle for lifting your pizza in and out.
Countertop Propane Pizza Oven in Silver
You'll struggle to find a better ratio of efficiency to convenience than this tabletop propane pizza oven, available at Mimiuo from Wayfair.
Lightweight and easy to assemble without need for tools, it can easily be transported for use at the beach, in the park or just about anywhere. But despite its light build, it heats up to a scorching 500°C in just 15 minutes, hot enough to give your pizzas that authentic blackened finish. Comes with a cordierite pizza stone and aluminium paddle.
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If you want to enjoy weeknight pizza parties in your home but you're short on space, this electric compact pizza oven could be the answer.
It's super-quick to prepare, too, taking only a few minutes to reach 390°C - supposedly the ideal temperature for pizza - and can cook both fresh and frozen pizza, as well as calzones. With a little practice, you can even use it to bake cakes and biscuits.
With a natural Italian stone base inside alluring red metal casing, it's also sure to look fantastic on your countertop.
DeliVita Pizza Lover’s Collection Wood-Fired Portable Outdoor Oven
The ultimate pizza-lover's treat, this top-of-the-range DeliVita pizza oven isn't cheap, but it promises everything you need to start making high-quality pizzas in your own backyard. Included in the price is the oven itself, a weatherproof cover, pizza paddle, cleaning brush, recipe book and a 5kg bag of kiln-dried ash logs to get you started.
The wood-fired grill is also suitable for cooking meat, fish and vegetables. And because it's crafted from lightweight fibreglass, despite its imposing size the oven weighs 30kg, making it sturdy but moveable. Available in a range of stylish colours, from jet black to cherry red.
Artesà Pizza Oven
If you enjoy group dining experiences, such as a fondue party, this unique mini pizza oven could be your new favourite purchase. More for fun than for the serious pizza aficionado, this cute tabletop contraption lets you cook two mini pizzas at a time in the individual pans included in the set. There's no need for electricity, gas or wood - this oven is powered by gel fuel (sold separately).
Lay out some bowls of your favourite toppings, and let your guests make their own perfect personalised pizzas.