Ooni Karu Pizza Oven

By Robert Parsons February 11, 2021
Looks / Appearance 5.0 / 5.0
Functionality 5.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 5.0 / 5.0


  • – Also gas compatible 
  • – Folding legs for easy transport 
  • – Powerful flame & heat retention


  • – Small fire basket

With the Ooni Karu Pizza Oven, you won’t have to settle for anything less than a quality pizza. You’ll enjoy the rich flavour brought forward by this wood-fired pizza oven, and it’s sleek design that blends in nicely with any setting. 

Authentic, portable, and powerful, you can’t go wrong with the Ooni Karu Pizza Oven. It’s constructed from a stunning 430 stainless steel and glass-reinforced nylon. With this purchase, you’ll receive the pizza oven itself, a stone baking board, and Ooni Kari Manual and an essentials guide filled with useful tips and delicious recipes. 

Is this the wood-fired pizza oven for you? Keep reading to learn more! 


Who is This Pizza Oven For?

Even if you don’t consider yourself a skilled chef, you’ll enjoy the benefits brought forward by the Ooni Karu. It’s so easy to custom-create pizzas with this oven. You can even use the included Ooni Essentials Guide for some inspiration and recipe ideas. 

Whether you’re cooking for your family or a larger party, your cooking will quickly become the topic of conversation. It has a cooking surface of 33cm (13”) and a 15mm (0.6”) cordierite stone baking board. It’s also a convenient option for busy individuals who don’t have much time to cook. The oven itself heats up in 15 minutes, and a large pizza will be ready in only 60 minutes! 



Weight: 12kg

Dimensions: 770mm x 400mm x 800mm (30” x 15” 31”)

Indoor/Outdoor Use?: Meant for outdoor use only.

Colour Options: Designed with a beautiful and durable 430 stainless steel. 

Gas?: This oven is fuelled by real wood or charcoal. However, it’s also gas compatible. 


Where Can I Use This Oven? 

This model is a great addition to any outdoor space, blending in nicely with its surroundings. It cooks using real wood and charcoal, making it an authentic oven. If you’re looking for a Neapolitan style pizza, this is the model for you! Not to mention it’s portable, which means you can take it with you anywhere you go. 

Thanks to its powerful construction, meals will be ready to cook in as little as 15 minutes. Once the oven heats up, your pizza will cook in only one minute! 


What Makes This Oven Special? 

The Ooni Karu cooks pizza quickly, boosts food flavour, and helps retain necessary nutrients. It is fuelled by real wood or charcoal and will bake a pizza in record time (just 60 seconds)! It offers an even heat distribution that enhances flavour while giving it a smokey flavour that’s impossible to achieve with regular ovens. 

Also, since this oven cooks quickly over an open flame, nutrients and antioxidants are retained much better than ovens that require a longer cooking process. The longer food is cooked, the higher the nutrient depletion. Finally, this model is also gas compatible. If you prefer this option, you’ll need to order an Ooni Gas Burner attachment separately. 


Why Should I Buy This Oven? 

The Ooni Karu weighs 12kg, making it easy to transport. Don’t let the lightness of this oven discourage you from buying. While it’s lightweight and portable, you’ll receive the power and heat of a larger wood-fired oven. 

The stainless steel body is ceramic fiber insulated. The thick Ooni Baking Stone paired with the patented flame keeper achieves maximum heat retention. Truly a quality option, you can’t go wrong with the Ooni Karu Pizza Oven.

Our Verdict

If you crave fresh meals and authentic cooking experience, consider the Ooni Karu Pizza Oven. After reviewing, I could not find any downfalls except that some shoppers found the fire basket to be quite small. To prevent the loss of heat, make sure you keep an eye on the fuel. Other than this, it works just as advertised! A suitable choice, I’m confident you’ll be happy with this investment.



  • – Also gas compatible 
  • – Folding legs for easy transport 
  • – Powerful flame & heat retention


  • – Small fire basket