I have a great love of all things pizza, and one of my favourite things to do is try out different recipes at home. I’ve been thinking about building or installing my own wood-fired pizza oven, and in my research, I came across the Stainless Steel Outdoor Wood Fired Pizza Oven by Garden Secrets.
This pizza oven is great for people who like making homemade wood-fired pizzas and have the outdoor space to accommodate the oven, but don’t want to commit to building a permanent brick-and-mortar oven. It’s about the same size and appearance as your average outdoor barbeque, and it comes on wheels so it’s easy to store away when you’re not using it.
You can use this oven outdoors or in a very well ventilated indoor space. While it’s heavy, the attached wheels make it easy to move the oven around if you need to.
One of the biggest drawing points of this oven is that it isn’t fixed to one spot, as most other pizza ovens would be. I liked that I didn’t have to dedicate limited garden space to pizza making; you simply roll it out when you want to use it, and wheel it away when you’re done. It’s the ideal pizza oven for renters, as there is no permanent installation.
Another thing I really liked was how quickly it heats – it can reach 350°C in under 10 minutes. That said, some users have mentioned problems with the insulation and heat retention, so you’ll want to make sure you have a good supply of wood ready before you begin.
Overall, I would say it is a good budget and space-friendly alternative to building a traditional pizza oven.
The only downsides are the limited cooking space – you only have room to cook one pizza after all the wood is loaded in. Stainless steel just can’t hold heat like a brick and mortar oven, but as long as you have enough wood, you should be fine.
As for the assembly, many have said that the directions are a bit unclear. It might take a few tries to get it right, but the final product is well worth it.
The Stainless Steel Outdoor Pizza Oven can be found on Amazon for very reasonable prices. It is typically £600 – £700 cheaper than traditional pizza ovens, and it ships very quickly.
It has a great, sleek look, and is movable and easy to store. It cleans much easier than a traditional pizza oven, and cooks pizzas evenly and in about 10-15 minutes. The pizzas come out with uniformly cooked toppings and crusts that are perfectly crisp.