3 Best Gas Pizza Ovens for 2019 Reviewed

By Robert Parsons August 19, 2019

Gas fueled pizza ovens are a fantastic choice for anyone that is looking to have a little more control over the heat that the oven cooks at, creating a ready to cook environment in a matter of seconds, where as wood fired ovens take a little time to reach the temperature that you require.

Considered a ‘cleaner’ way of cooking food due to the reduction of smokey taste generated during the cooking process, choosing a gas powered pizza oven could well be right for you, allowing the ingredients of your food to take to the forefront and present themselves in a true to flavour manner, without the risk of hiding them behind a woody smoke taste.

As with BBQs, people have their own preferences towards the way that they like their food to taste and if you want to be able to enjoy your freshly cooked pizza without what can be a powerful smokey flavour, a gas pizza oven could well be the perfect option for your needs.

The Best Gas Pizza Ovens

We have reviewed the following gas pizza ovens, covering enthusiast-level models intended for lighter use, to the most advanced commercial units available:

Product Price Rating
Lifestyle Milano Deluxe Pizza Oven Check Price 3.8 Read Review
Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven Check Price 3.9 Read Review
Firepod Pizza Oven Check Price 4.6 Read Review

There are a number of solutions which work in addition to your existing outdoor gas BBQ or grill. They are incredible for getting great results while saving on space and cost. To check these out, head on over to our Wood Fired Pizza Ovens page.

Our Favourite

1. Lifestyle Milano Deluxe Pizza Oven

3.8/5.0
Looks / Appearance 3.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 4.5 / 5.0
Functionality 4.0 / 5.0

Pros

  • – 3 cooking racks
  • – Wood chip smoke box
  • – Quick and safe to use

Cons

  • – Looks industrial
  • – Quite large and bulky

This large, industrial, outdoor pizza oven was voted DIY Garden Accessory of the Year in 2016. I have spent hours scouring online reviews and information to give you the most important highlights of this piece to help you decide if it is right for your family. Keep reading to get some helpful information and hear my humble opinion.

Best Price

2. Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven

3.9/5.0
Looks / Appearance 3.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 4.0 / 5.0
Functionality 4.5 / 5.0

Pros

  • – Reasonably priced
  • – Quick to cook
  • – Easy to assemble

Cons

  • – It’s pretty small
  • – Difficult to rotate the pizza while cooking

Today on my radar is the Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven. The name is just as fun to say as the time you’ll have making pizzas with it. This adorable portable pizza will take boring nights at home and turn them into whole new experiences. I’ve compiled everything you need to know about this awesome pizza oven into this review so that you can decide for yourself if it will solve all your pizza oven needs.

Most User Friendly

3. Firepod Pizza Oven

4.6/5.0
Looks / Appearance 4.2 / 5.0
Ease of use 4.8 / 5.0
Functionality 5.0 / 5.0

Pros

  • – Value for Money
  • – Portable
  • – Range of Colours
  • – Built in BBQ griddle

Cons

  • – On the smaller side

I absolutely love the Firepod Pizza oven! It is my go-to choice for make-your-own pizza nights and outdoor events. The Firepod’s most shining elements are its versatility and ease of use. You can say goodbye to chucking a few sausages and burgers on the grill. There is now an affordable option for pizzas for campers and outdoorsmen!

Why Choose A Gas Pizza Oven?

As we have already mentioned above, when cooking in a gas fired pizza oven you instantly eliminate a large amount of time in which you have to allow for the oven to heat to the required temperature, meaning that as soon as your guests are ready to eat, you can simply fire it up, allow for a couple of minutes while you top up the drinks and suddenly you are ready to start to drop your food into the oven to cook.

  • No Smokey or ‘Burnt’ Flavour

    As we have already mentioned above, when cooking in a gas fired pizza oven you instantly eliminate a large amount of time in which you have to allow for the oven to heat to the required temperature, meaning that as soon as your guests are ready to eat, you can simply fire it up, allow for a couple of minutes while you top up the drinks and suddenly you are ready to start to drop your food into the oven to cook.

  • Space Saving

    As we have already mentioned above, when cooking in a gas fired pizza oven you instantly eliminate a large amount of time in which you have to allow for the oven to heat to the required temperature, meaning that as soon as your guests are ready to eat, you can simply fire it up, allow for a couple of minutes while you top up the drinks and suddenly you are ready to start to drop your food into the oven to cook.

  • Consistent Temperature

    Finally, one final thing that has helped people decide over what style of pizza oven to buy comes down to the temperature at which the oven cooks and its ability to be able to sustain that level of heat throughout the cooking period.

    Imagine if you were to be entertaining a group of friends and family and knew that you were going to have to cook a multiple of pizzas in order to feed them, with a gas oven you would have a consistent level of heat, allowing for each pizza to be cooked equally as opposed to a wood fired oven that is known to fluctuate from the moment that the fire is lit to the cooling off and need to replenish the wood being burnt.

  • Capacity and Output

    Although lacking the more traditional and rustic feel of a wood-fired oven, gas pizza ovens allow a higher quantity of pizzas to be made and are typically more convenient for the reasons above. With the simplest oven cooking space being able to house around 6 twelve inch pizza bases at one time. With a large cavity area being around seven inches in height, it allows for an even cooking time across all the bases inside the oven. Unlike a wood fired pizza oven, there is less risk of burning as the temperature inside of the oven is a lot more controlled than that of a wood-fired one. Also, if you happen to heat your wood-fired oven a little more than required (it happens!), then it can take a lot longer to reduce to a suitable cooking temperature.

    Some newer models of gas oven pizzas have a ‘gas assist’ mode, which retains all the appeal and amazing flavour of a pizza cooked in a wood fired oven, but with the convenience of gas heating. This way, you don’t have to stand by your pizza oven tending to the wood fire if you don’t want to – you can get started with the cooking straight away.

    While many people may be looking to purchase a gas-fired pizza oven for their home, there are also many commercial gas ovens out there to mass produce pizzas, both quickly and efficiently. With the production of conveyor based ovens, it is possible to have a full manufacturing line setup in your commercial premises, which will not only deliver a quick pizza but will produce the same quality time after time.

    A conveyor gas oven will help you to produce large quantities quickly and effectively, even if you have very little cooking knowledge. These would be an ideal purchase for owners of thriving takeaways, restaurants and possibly care homes. As the oven moves the pizza bases through the oven at a constant speed, it allows for an even cook for each and every pizza produced, this helping to reduce the overall waste and amount of work time required.