Have you heard that joke about the pizza pie? Never mind — it’s too cheesy. One thing that’s no joke, however, is this Koda portable outdoor pizza oven from Ooni ($329, Ooni), that’s sure to be a hit come the warmer cookout weather.
This sleek, simple-to-use, gas-powered pizza oven not only turns out the perfect pie — it does it in 60 seconds.
From the moment you fire it up via the instant gas ignition dial, the Ooni will get to work, heating up to its full temperature (up to 932 degrees Fahrenheit or 500 degrees Celsius) in just 15 minutes.
Once it’s ready, you can insert the included stone baking board and your uncooked ‘za to get a crisp-bottomed Neapolitan pizza, cooked to perfection, in one minute flat — yum!
There’s no assembly required, so you can start using your new oven as soon as it arrives, provided you have a portable propane tank (try this Coleman tank, $76.99, Amazon) to connect it to. Simply slide it out of the box, pop the legs down, and hook it up to your gas source. Voila! You’ll be ready for business.
For those without a taste for pizza (!) or looking for a healthier menu option, the Koda also makes amazing roasted veggies, fish, and steaks — there’s even an included guide that offers tips and recipes, so you’ll be able to whip up new creations to your heart’s content.
Prefer the taste of a wood-fired pizza to one baked in a gas oven? You can try the the Ooni 3 ($199, originally $275, Ooni), the original model that got people talking, which heats up even quicker (10 minutes) than the Koda and works with wood-burning pellets. There’s also the Ooni Karu Wood and Charcoal-Fired Portable Pizza Oven ($329, Ooni), which has options to use either cooking source for ultimate flexibility.
The Ooni Pro ($599, Ooni), meanwhile, is for the serious outdoor chef, who wants to make gargantuan pizzas, whole roasts, and even freshly-baked bread.
There’s a free, three-year warranty on all Ooni products, so you won’t have to worry about them junking out on you. Even better? A portion of your purchase will go to supporting Eden Projects, which works toward global forest restoration by planting trees.
Ooni already has legions of loyal fans that are loving their purchases.
Aaron raved, “Homemade pizza with ease — and rivaling most restaurants. And all within 60 to 90 seconds. Unfathomable.”
Wrote pizza fan Patrick: “We absolutely love our Koda! It’s not only quick and easy, it’s more versatile than we would have expected out of a pizza oven. In addition to weekly pizza night, we often fire it up to cook steak and vegetables. The cast iron skillet ($39.99, Ooni) is a great add on!”
Is anyone else suddenly starving?
Where to buy: $329, Ooni
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