25 Unique Ooni Pizza Oven FAQs You Ought to Know

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25 Unique Ooni Pizza Oven FAQs You Ought to Know

Find the answer to your Ooni frequently asked questions.

In this article, you will learn the answer to 25 unique Ooni pizza oven FAQs.

It will help you decide whether to use this kind of oven or try a different alternative.  

So, before you buy a pizza oven, you have to get some details straight.

Here’s a list of the most frequently asked questions and their answers.

Let’s get started!

Ooni Pizza Oven Frequently Asked Questions

You must have heard about the Ooni pizza ovens and how they work. These ovens can reach temperatures up to 950F, hold the heat, and ensure your pizza is well cooked.

These ovens can bake your pizza in as little as 60 seconds. Making a crispy crust bottom, which makes your pizza more delicious.

If you haven’t tried using an Onni pizza oven, it’s time to learn more about it.

  1. Can you use an Ooni indoors?

    The Ooni ovens cannot be used indoors.

    The Ooni pizza ovens are powered either by liquid propane, wood, pellets, or charcoal and achieve temperatures of over 900 degrees Fahrenheit.

    All of these fuel sources emit smoke and flammable residues. For this reason, these ovens are strictly for outdoor use.

  2. What kind of propane tank can you use with the Ooni pizza oven?

    Propane tanks

    The gas Ooni ovens can use either a 10-gallon or 20-gallon gas tank. 

    If you want a 1-gallon tank, you need to get an adapter.  You can get it at Amazon here.

  3. Can you leave the Ooni outdoors?

    Covers and all logo

    It is best if you store your Ooni pizza oven indoors. 

    However, if indoors is not an option, you may want to get a cover to protect your oven from the elements. 

    You can get a specific cover for your oven on Amazon, or you may be also interested in getting a custom cover from CoversAndAll.com.

  4. Does the Ooni pizza oven come with a gas regulator/fuel hose?

    ooni gas regulator

    Yes, all gas Ooni pizza ovens come with gas regulators and hoses.  However, the gas tank is not included.

  5. Does the Ooni pizza oven include a pizza peel?

    Ooni pizza peel

    No, none of the Ooni pizza ovens include a pizza peel 

    Having a pizza peel with an Ooni oven is a must. You can find one at Ooni.com, which is the perfect size for any of their ovens, or you may want to get a perforated pizza peel at Amazon. 

    If you are interested in pizza peels, you can read our article on pizza peels here.

  6. What kind of material are the Ooni pizza ovens made of?

    The Ooni pizza ovens are made of stainless steel, insulated with fire-resistant insulation, and the stone is made of cordierite. 

    If you would like to learn how to take care of your oven, check out our article on taking care of your Ooni oven.

  7. What is the average time to cook a pizza in an Ooni pizza oven?

    All Ooni pizza ovens will cook your pizza in an average of 90 to 120 seconds.

  8. Can the Ooni pizza oven be hooked to natural gas?

    Natural Gas conversion kit

    Out of the box, the Ooni gas pizza ovens are meant to be used with propane gas

    If you own an Ooni Koda 16, you may be interested in getting a Natural Gas Conversion Kit from Ooni to use natural gas.

  9. Do Ooni pizza ovens come with a manufacturer’s warranty?

    All Ooni pizza ovens come with a 1-year warranty.

    However, buying your Ooni pizza oven directly from Ooni.com will give you an extended 3-year warranty.

  10. Does the Ooni oven get very hot underneath when placed on a table?

    The Ooni pizza ovens are so well insulated that the surface where you place your oven will not get hot. 

    However, it is recommended that you get a dedicated table for ease of use.  Check our 10 recommended Ooni accessories for more information.

  11. How long does it take for an Ooni pizza oven to cool down?

    To be safe, allow about 1 hour to allow your Ooni pizza oven to cool down.

    If you are using wood or charcoal, it may take longer if the fuel source is not entirely burnt off.

    Also, depending on the weather.  If the sun hits the oven directly, it may take longer to cool down.

  12. Do you have to use pellets with an Ooni oven? Can you use charcoal and wood chunks?

    Ooni premium pellets

    The Ooni Fyra is designed to be used only with pellets. 

    The Ooni Karu or the Ooni Pro may be a better choice if you want to cook your pizza with wood or charcoal. 

    You can check our Ooni Buyers Guide to help you decide which Ooni is best for you.

  13. Where are the Ooni ovens manufactured?

    The Ooni headquarters are based in Scotland, UK. 

    However, the Ooni pizza ovens are manufactured in China.

  14. What is included with the Ooni pizza ovens?

    Expect to receive the following items when you buy your oven.
    Ooni Fyra 12
    – Oven body with folding legs
    – Oven door
    – Cordierite Baking Stone
    – Stainless Steel Chimney
    – Chimney cover
    – Fuel Hopper
    – Fuel Tray
    – Flame Keeper

    Ooni Koda 12 & Koda 16
    – Oven body
    – Cordierite Baking stone
    – Gas regulator and hose to connect to the gas tank

    Ooni Karu 12
    – Oven body 
    – Oven door
    – Cordierite Baking Stone
    – Stainless Steel Chimney
    – Chimney cap
    – Wood & Charcoal Tray

    Ooni Pro 16
    – Oven body
    – Oven door for pizza with postbox-style entry.
    – Oven door with built-in thermometer and glass viewing pane 
    – Stainless steel chimney
    – Cordierite Baking Stone 
    – Fuel tray door
    – Wood & charcoal fuel burner tray
    – Chimney cap
    – Stone guard
    – (Free) Ooni Pizza Oven Gloves

  15. What’s the difference between the Ooni oven and the Uuni oven?

    There is no difference between the two.

    The company was initially named Uuni (which means “oven” in Finnish), but people were unsure how to pronounce it, so they decided to change its name to Ooni.

  16. Is the temperature of the Ooni pizza oven adjustable?

    ooni thermometer

    If you are burning wood and/or charcoal, you can adjust the temperature by adding more or less wood/charcoal.

    It is much easier to control the temperature with the (optional add-on) propane burner because it has a dial you can turn to adjust the flame.

    These multi-fuel ovens are not like indoor ovens. There is no dial to change the temperatures.

    The temperature is dependent upon the type of fuel you use. We’ve used wood and charcoal. Charcoal keeps an even temperature.

    If you want a burst of heat, add small pieces of wood, such as oak.

    The chimney also helps with adjusting the temperature. If the chimney is fully open, you will raise the temperature.

    We also strongly recommend using an infrared thermometer to know the exact temperature of the oven and the stone.

    It will probably take some practice before you can bake the perfect pizza. The trick is to keep rotating the pizza 90 degrees every 15 seconds. 

    Check our article, 9 Tactics for Ooni Ovens, for more tricks and tips.

  17. Is the chimney of an Ooni oven removable?

    Yes, the Ooni Fyra, Ooni Karu, and Ooni Pro chimneys are removable.

  18. How to extinguish the Ooni pizza oven?

    How to extinguish your Ooni pizza oven will depend on the kind of fuel source you are using.

    When using gas as a fuel source, turn off the flame using the gas control knob and detach the regulator from the propane gas tank.

    When using wood or charcoal, let the fire burn down naturally until it is completely extinguished.

    When using pellets, let the fire burn down.

    To be safe, allow about 1 hour to allow your oven to cool down.  After it has cooled down, you may clean it and store it.

  19. How much fuel does the Ooni pizza oven need?

    Your fuel will depend on how many pizzas you plan to bake. Remember that the average cooking time is around 90 to 120 seconds.

    That is very fast! So any fuel source will last a long time.  Here is a guideline on how each fuel source will last. 

    Propane Gas – 350 gallons/hour
    Pellets – 2 pounds/hour
    Charcoal – 1 pound will last 3 to 4 hrs
    Wood – 1 pound will last 2 to 3 hrs

  20. What is the difference between the Gas and the Wood Ooni pizza oven?

    Choosing the gas option over the wood/charcoal option is a personal preference. 

    Gas will give you more control over the overall temperature of the oven with little to no added taste. 

    Wood and charcoal, on the other hand, you will have less control over temperature, but they will give you a phenomenal taste. 

    Adding different kinds of wood can transfer the wood’s taste and aroma to the crust, giving it an extraordinary flavor. 

    So, in the end, it translates to what you prefer, tastes over control; it’s up to you.  Check our article on the best fuel source for your Ooni oven for more information.

  21. What pizza size can I bake in an Ooni pizza oven?

    Here are the pizza sizes by oven:

    Ooni Fyra 12 up to 12″ pizza.
    Ooni Koda 12 up to 12″ pizza.
    Ooni Koda 16 up to 16″ pizza.
    Ooni Karu 12 up to 12″ pizza.
    Ooni Pro 16 up to 16″ pizza.

  22. Where can I place the Ooni pizza oven?

    Ooni modular table

    Your Ooni pizza oven must be placed on a solid surface.  This may be an outdoor counter or a solid table. 

    We recommend having a dedicated table to place everything you need to make your pizza. 

    If you plan to take your Ooni, a solid portable table is a must. Check the Top 10 Accessories for Ooni Ovens for more info.

  23. What else can I cook in an Ooni pizza oven?

    You can cook anything that requires a high temperature if it fits in the oven.  You can cook steak, vegetables or seafood. 

    You can get Ooni’s sizzling pans that fit perfectly and cook anything you want.

  24. How to clean the Ooni pizza oven

    For the most part, the Ooni ovens are self-cleaning.  Just turn it on for about 30 minutes, and all the excess food will burn; let it cool and brush off any remaining residue. 

    Check our article on How to take care of your Ooni oven for detailed instructions on making your Ooni look new.

  25. Do I need a pizza oven, or can I just use a BBQ?

    Having a pizza oven is a much better option. 

    The main reason is temperature; in a standard BBQ and in a standard kitchen oven, you can only reach temperatures of about 500F. 

    In an Ooni pizza oven and many other pizza ovens, you can reach temperatures of over 900F. 

    Why is this important? Texture and crust structure.  A high-temperature oven can only achieve the best crust texture and hole structure.

    Pizzas made in lower-temperature ovens tend to be soggy.  With a pizza oven specifically made for that purpose, you can make the most incredible pizza every time.

So are you ready to get your Ooni pizza oven?  If you have any other questions that we have not covered, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

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