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- Ooni Pizza Oven Frequently Asked Questions
- Can you use an Ooni indoors?
- What kind of propane tank can you use with the Ooni pizza oven?
- Can you leave the Ooni outdoors?
- Does the Ooni pizza oven come with a gas regulator/fuel hose?
- Does the Ooni pizza oven include a pizza peel?
- What kind of material are the Ooni pizza ovens made of?
- What’ is the average time to cook a pizza in an Ooni pizza oven?
- Can the Ooni pizza oven be hooked to natural gas?
- Do Ooni pizza ovens come with a manufacturer’s warranty?
- Does the Ooni oven get very hot underneath when placed on a table?
- How long does it take for an Ooni pizza oven to cool down?
- Do you have to use pellets with an Ooni oven? Can you use charcoal and wood chunks?
- Where are the Ooni ovens manufactured?
- What is included with the Ooni pizza ovens?
- What’s the difference between the Ooni oven and the Uuni oven?
- Is the temperature of the Ooni pizza oven adjustable?
- Is the chimney of an Ooni oven removable?
- How to extinguish the Ooni pizza oven?
- How much fuel does the Ooni pizza oven needs?
- What is the difference between the Gas and the Wood Ooni pizza oven?
- What pizza size can I bake in an Ooni pizza oven?
- Where can I place the Ooni pizza oven?
- What else can I cook in an Ooni pizza oven?
- How to clean the Ooni pizza oven
- Do I need a pizza oven, or can I just use a BBQ?
- Check Out the Ooni Lineup
- The Last Slice
- Ooni Accessories You Must Have
- Additional Ooni Resources
- When in Doubt, Check Our Resources
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 that 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.
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.
What kind of propane tank can you use with the Ooni pizza oven?
The gas Ooni ovens are equipped to use either a 10-gallon or 20-gallon gas tank.
If you would like to use a 1-gallon tank, you need to get an adapter. You can get it at Amazon here.
Can you leave the Ooni outdoors?
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.
Does the Ooni pizza oven come with a gas regulator/fuel hose?
Yes, all gas Ooni pizza ovens come with gas regulators and hoses. However, the gas tank is not included.
Does the Ooni pizza oven include a 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 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.
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 our article on taking care of your Ooni oven.
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.
Can the Ooni pizza oven be hooked to natural gas?
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, so you can use natural gas.
Do Ooni pizza ovens come with a manufacturer’s warranty?
All Ooni pizza ovens come with a 1-year warranty.
However, if you buy your Ooni pizza oven directly from Ooni.com, you will get an extended 3-year warranty.
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.
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.
Do you have to use pellets with an Ooni oven? Can you use charcoal and wood chunks?
The Ooni Fyra is designed to be used only with pellets.
If you would like to cook your pizza with wood or charcoal, the Ooni Karu or the Ooni Pro may be a better choice.
You can check our Ooni Buyers Guide to help you decide which Ooni is best for you.
Where are the Ooni ovens manufactured?
The Ooni headquarters are based in Scotland, UK.
However, the Ooni pizza ovens are manufactured in China.
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
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.
Is the temperature of the Ooni pizza oven adjustable?
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 on 9 Tactics for Ooni ovens for more tricks and tips.
Is the chimney of an Ooni oven removable?
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.
How much fuel does the Ooni pizza oven needs?
How much fuel you need 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
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.
By adding different kinds of woods, you 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, taste over control, it’s up to you. Check our article on the best fuel source for your Ooni oven for more information.
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.
Where can I place the Ooni pizza oven?
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 so you can place everything you need to make your pizza.
If you are planning to take your Ooni, a solid portable table is a must. Check the Top 10 Accessories for Ooni Ovens for more info.
What else can I cook in an Ooni pizza oven?
You can cook anything that requires a high temperature as long as it fits in the oven. You can cook steak, vegetables or seafood.
You can get Ooni’s sizzling pans which fit perfectly, and you can cook anything you want.
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.
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 will only be able to 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. You can only achieve the best crust texture and hole structure in a high-temperature oven.
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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We hope that we’ve answered your Ooni pizza oven faqs. Contact us if we missed any of your questions or need additional information on any of the Ooni products.
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Ooni Accessories You Must Have
Ooni Modular Tables are the perfect surface for your Ooni pizza oven and accessories.
All Ooni pizza oven models fit perfectly on the stainless steel work surface, and your propane tank will fit neatly on the lower shelf.
These tables are made of robust powder-coated carbon steel. They also feature two height-adjustable shelves and built-in hooks for your Ooni peels and accessories. Plus, the two lockable casters will keep your table steady while you cook.
Designed for cooking pizzas up to 12 inches wide, our perforated aluminum Ooni 12″ Perforated Pizza Peel is a high-quality, lightweight peel for sliding, turning and retrieving pizzas from your oven with ease.
The two Ooni Pizza Topping containers ensure you have plenty of toppings to keep the pizza flowing. The custom-fit clear lids for each container means they can be easily stacked and stored in the fridge. The weather-resistant, powder-coated frame and stainless steel cover fit perfectly on our Ooni Modular Tables and it is easy to transport for cleaning and storage. Build your outdoor kitchen and level-up your pizza prep with the Ooni Pizza Topping Station.
We’re proud to reintroduce the Ooni Stack, originally funded on Kickstarter by you, the Ooni community, and now back by popular demand — and better than ever, thanks to some key design tweaks.
Now, it’s time to take your pizza prep game to the next level with our space-saving storage solution. Stuck-together dough balls stop here when you proof them individually in each of the Stack’s three durable, borosilicate glass bowls.
This cast iron pan is the perfect size for use with all your Ooni ovens!
Is it a Griddle? Is it a Sizzler? It's both! Say hello to the Ooni Dual-Sided Grizzler Plate.
Use the versatile smooth Sizzler side for fajitas or frying eggs, or flip and use the Ooni Grizzler ribs for those picture-perfect seared grill marks on the meats.
The new and first-ever cookbook, Ooni: Cooking with Fire, is written by Ooni co-founders Kristian Tapaninaho and Darina Garland to share our story, recipes, and inspiration for great outdoor cooking. Experience the beauty of cooking with fire and our favorite Ooni dishes inspired by their time spent living and working in Finland, London, and Scotland.
Streamline your pizza prep and make the perfect dough every time with our Ooni Dual Platform Digital Scales. Measure out all your ingredients to a tenth of a gram - yes, even those tiny amounts of salt and yeast - using the brushed stainless steel platforms, a dual LCD display to see both platform measurements simultaneously, and a custom-fit measuring dish for yeast or herbs.
The Ooni Pizza Oven Brush is a 2-in-1 stone baking board brush and scraper tool featuring a comfortable wooden handle, plus a durable stainless steel scraper and bristles.
Protect your Ooni Fyra 12 come rain or shine with the Ooni Fyra 12 Carry Cover, one of the best-selling pizza oven accessories.
The Ooni Fyra 12 Carry Cover is a waterproof outdoor cover and features aluminum buckles for maximum toughness meaning it’s one of our most popular Ooni pizza oven accessories!
Know exactly when your pizza stone is ready to cook the perfect base. The Ooni Infrared Thermometer with a laser pointer will allow you to accurately measure the surface temperature of your Ooni pizza oven instantly.
Protect your Ooni Koda from the elements and easily take it on the go with our 100% waterproof Ooni Koda Carry Cover. Featuring durable straps with a cushioned carry handle, cast aluminum harness buckles, and a loop for securing your gas regulator when on the move.
Start your pizza party off right with this awesome Ooni accessories bundle. Organize ingredients for maximum flavor combo creativity with our topping station. Gauge stone temp in seconds with an infrared thermometer, and use the turning peel to cook like a professional pizzaiolo. And when the pizzas are piping hot, use the pizza cutter wheel to slice them in a hurry, then serve those pies in style on our bamboo peel.
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