Best Pizza Ovens for Home- Review 2018

Before investing in the purchase of pizza oven, you should carefully consider the following questions:

Should you buy a brick oven or a conveyor oven?

Are gas ranges better than electrical ranges when it comes to baking pizza?
How about heated drawers? Would that actually serve your business’ purpose?
The oven is the center of operation for any commercial pizza store. You may believe that you’ll need to invest a lot of cash in one or more commercial pizza ovens to operate your business.

However, believe it or not, the most expensive oven isn’t sometimes the most cost-efficient solution. Nor is the most prominent sized model.

1. What do you intend to sell?

If you plan on selling a dish other than pizza, you might not want to invest in conveyor style commercial ovens. While these types of ovens are great for bulk pizza orders, they may not function well if you plan on also serving dishes such as pasta, meat, and veggie dishes or pastries.

2. How much space are you ready to dedicate to the oven in your kitchen?

You should take into account your available floor space and the estimated radiated heat potential (both front and back of the oven), and the space that is relative to the counters, and other cooking equipment and gadgets that you might have. Space is a super important issue to consider as the oven is going to be running at a steady high temperature during the course of the business day. This could translate into a real safety issue in small spaces.

5 Pizza Ovens Reviews are Here

1. Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven

The Breville BOV800XL is absolutely perfect for making delicious Pizza’s that are cooked to perfection. Buying a compact oven like this is a good idea if you are looking for a pizza oven as it can cook just about anything else as well. If you are going to spend the money, you may as well get a dual purpose oven!

The Breville Smart Oven comes with many handy features so let’s dive in and see if this oven is going to be worth the higher price tag versus a pizza only oven.

First off, you may notice that there are three ovens in this range at slightly different sizes. This review is focusing on the largest of the three as it will accommodate a 13inch pizza, you really do not want to be struggling for space!

Smart Looking- The major feature of the Breville Smart Oven is just that, it is smart! Breville has realized that different foods require different types of heat distribution in order to get the best results. If you have a look at the pictures below you will see how the oven achieves this.
In this example, we can see the difference between baking food and simply toasting bread. Toast requires high heat from the top and the bottom resulting in crispy outer crusts and a soft inside which has not dried out. If we contrast that to the baking we can see the 1500w of power has been distributed to the elements for even cooking right the way around.

Convection Technology– The oven also features a convection technology that uses a fan to circulate the hot air even further which enhances the baking function. There are nine preset heating modes which allow the user to select the best heating for the type of food they wish to cook. It really does not get any easier than that!

If you think the oven is a little bit too hot or cold at any time during cooking you can simply turn the knob causing the heat to go up or down. This is perfect if you want to follow a custom recipe or adjust things for your personal taste. The oven will remember any personal settings you have entered until you clear them or unplug the oven from the wall.

Stainless Steel Construction– The oven has been manufactured from stainless steel ensuring durability and a long life. It also looks great in the kitchen! The elements are constructed from quartz compared to the usual metal elements that are commonly used in this type of product. The quartz can change the amount of heat discharged much quicker than standard metal thus giving that extra level of control. The inside is coated with non-stick for easy cleaning, and the drip/crumb tray comes out of the front for easy cleaning. Many similar products force you to take the tray out the back for cleaning which can be annoying. The rack can be inserted in 3 different positions depending on the size of the food you wish to cook. Breville Tray And Pan

When the front door is opened the Breville ejects around 50% of the wire rack outwards via the use of magnets. This is a really handy feature that makes it easy to remove your food after cooking as well as reducing the chance of any burns if your hands happen to touch the rack.

The Dimensions– The dimensions of the oven are 18.5 x16.25 x11.25 inches which is slightly bigger than most competing ovens and comfortably fits a whole chicken or six slices of toast at once. As mentioned previously, you will be able to cook a 13inch pizza with no problem at all. There is a digital display which actually changes color from blue to orange while cooking so you can see when the food is ready just by looking at the display color.

Overall, the Breville BOV800XL is an excellent oven that comes in handy with many different styles of food you wish to cook. Your pizzas can be cooked to perfection as you can easily adjust the heat to melt the topping a little bit more or to make sure the base is nice and crusty. I really cannot find any faults with this product which is quite rare!

2. Presto 03430 Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven

The Presto 03430 Pizzazz Pizza Oven is one of the most unlikely devices you would buy to make pizza’s, but I have to say it is one of the most remarkable devices on the market today. It can cook many other types of food as well from Chicken to Fish and is one of those gadgets you just have to buy at a price of under $50.00. Let’s take a more detailed look and see how it works.

Presto 03430 Pizazz Pizza Oven – Inside

Controlling– One of the best features of this product is the dual heating from above and below which is independently controlled.

Dual Heating Action– The dual heating action is perfect for pizzas as you can melt the top while crisping the base at the same time. The base also rotates ensuring your pizza is cooked evenly right the way around. The heating can be controlled with a timer meaning you can leave your pizza cooking while you are doing other things.

Time Required– The best news is that you can cook a whole pizza in almost half the time it would take in a conventional oven, a really handy feature after a hard day at the office! You will be able to cook pizza’s between 7-12 inches in size and recommended cooking times are printed in the oven.

Heating Option– Heat is available instantly from the moment you plug the unit in, saving the time you would normally have to wait while heating up the oven. Food can be cooked fresh or straight from the freezer once again saving time. Personally, I also use mine for grilling sandwiches and have never been disappointed with the result. Control Panel For the Pizazz 93439

Safety Feature– The pizzazz contains a safety feature that will automatically cut off if the unit overheats, so you do not have to sit and watch it cooking your food. The bottom pan can easily be removed for cleaning or for storage. Energy consumption is low, and the Presto pizza oven actually uses around 60% less electricity than your standard kitchen oven!

3. Kettle Pizza KPB-22 Basic Kit for 22-1/2-Inch Kettle Grills

Although this is not strictly classified as a pizza oven, it is still a great product if you happen to own a kettle barbecue outside. The product itself is simple as it is nothing more than an addition which slips in between kettle and the lid. The design is clever as you can add a new pizza or remove on that is a cook without taking off the lid. Anyone who owns a kettle grill will know that once you take off the lid the heat is instantly lost and you will have to wait a few minutes for the grill to heat up again.

Kettle Pizza Components

The Kettle Pizza kit uses a skillet which you slide into the opening with your pizza ready to go. You can cook anything on this if you want, you are not restricted to Pizzas. Other users have reported that they can cook at least 3 or 4 pizzas before they need to recharge the charcoal.

The built-in temperature gauge goes up to 700F, and you will normally achieve this or higher quite easily. With temperatures this high, you get excellent results similar to those you would expect from a built in brick pizza oven. You can choose to use either charcoal or hardwood for your fire; I like to use the wood though as it does give you a more authentic Pizza flavor.

There is not a huge amount of this handy device, you just slide into your kettle, and you are off, the only downside is the price as this will set you back $145. The product is made from 20 gauge 304 stainless steel in the USA so you are paying a bit more for a quality product that should last for years to come. Overall this is recommended if you already have a Weber Kettle and is great for some outdoor cooking or just doing something a little different.

4. Hamilton Beach Pizza Convection Oven With Rotisserie

The Hamilton Beach convection oven is great for cooking Pizzas as this oven allows you to cook two at a time. Hamilton Beach Oven With Two PizzasThis can be handy if you have a larger family but the bases will not be quite as crispy as other methods due to the lack of direct heat underneath. The oven comes with two broiler racks, two baking pans, and two cooking racks. The cooking racks are used for the Pizzas as you can see in the picture on the right.

This oven features 3 control dials on the front which are used for setting time, temperature and cooking method. It really is easy to use as there are no computerized functions which can often be complicated! Just set the dials and off you go. Preheating is important with convection ovens, just like you would preheat your normal oven, and it is always recommended to preheat for at least 5 minutes before you start. The built in timer comes in useful when you are cooking large meals as you can set up the timer to automatically shut off when after your specified time. When the food has reached the limit an audible tone is emitted to let you know it is ready.

With the convection running you can cook anything from Lasagne to Brownies, and as mentioned above you can cook two trays at a time. With the heat coming from the top and bottom and a fan to circulate you will end up with a much better result than using a traditional oven due to the uniform heat inside which bakes from every angle.

The chicken will also come with a rotisserie capable of handling a chicken up to 5lb’s which is a really nice option to have. I have one of these in my kitchen and the chickens cooked by convection always seem to be really tasty and much lower in fat content than a traditional baking pan as you can allow all the fat to drip through to a bottom catch tray! Convection ovens also use almost half the amount of power that a conventional oven uses which helps to keep that electric bill lower. The inside is easy to clean due to the nonstick which has been applied right throughout.

Overall this Hamilton Beach convection oven is a well priced product and recommended for anyone looking for an easy to operate convection oven for their home. Some users have commented on this oven being great using outdoors when friends come over, or, for using while on holiday for your caravan or RV.

5. Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven

The Breville BOV800XL is absolutely perfect for making delicious Pizza’s that are cooked to perfection. Buying a compact oven like this is a good idea if you are looking for a pizza oven as it can cook just about anything else as well. If you are going to spend the money, you may as well get a dual purpose oven!

The Breville Smart Oven comes with many handy features so let’s dive in and see if this oven is going to be worth the higher price tag versus a pizza only oven.

First off, you may notice that there are three ovens in this range at slightly different sizes. This review is focusing on the largest of the three as it will accommodate a 13inch pizza, you really do not want to be struggling for space!

The major feature of the Breville Smart Oven is just that; it is smart! Breville has realized that different foods require different types of heat distribution to get the best results. If you have a look at the pictures below you will see how the oven achieves this.

In this example, we can see the difference between baking food and simply toasting bread. Toast requires high heat from the top and the bottom resulting in crispy outer crusts and a soft inside which has not dried out. If we contrast that to the baking we can see the 1500w of power has been distributed to the elements for even cooking right the way around. The oven also features a convection technology that uses a fan to circulate the hot air even further which enhances the baking function. There are nine preset heating modes which allow the user to select the best heating for the type of food they wish to cook. It really does not get any easier than that!

Breville Element IQOn top of the preset options the Beville BOV800XL features a rotating knob that functions somewhat the same as a light dimmer. Breville has called this ElementIQ. If you think the oven is a little bit too hot or cold at any time during cooking you can simply turn the knob causing the heat to go up or down. This is perfect if you want to follow a custom recipe or adjust things for your personal taste. The oven will remember any personal settings you have entered until you clear them or unplug the oven from the wall.

The oven has been manufactured from stainless steel ensuring durability and a long life. It also looks great in the kitchen! The elements are constructed from quartz compared to the usual metal elements that are commonly used in this type of product. The quartz can change the amount of heat discharged much quicker than standard metal thus giving that extra level of control. The inside is coated with non-stick for easy cleaning and the drip/crumb tray comes out of the front for easy cleaning. Many similar products force you to take the tray out the back for cleaning which can be annoying. The rack can be inserted in 3 different positions depending on the size of the food you wish to cook. Breville Tray And Pan

When the front door is opened the Breville ejects around 50% of the wire rack outwards via the use of magnets. This is a really handy feature that makes it easy to remove your food after cooking as well as reducing the chance of any burns if your hands happen to touch the rack.

The dimensions of the oven are 18.5 x16.25 x11.25 inches which are slightly bigger than most competing ovens and comfortably fits a whole chicken or six slices of toast at once. As mentioned previously, you will be able to cook a 13inch pizza with no problem at all. There is a digital display which actually changes color from blue to orange while cooking so you can see when the food is ready just by looking at the display color.

Overall, the Breville BOV800XL is an excellent oven that comes in handy with many different styles of food you wish to cook. Your pizzas can be cooked to perfection as you can easily adjust the heat to melt the topping a little bit more or to make sure the base is nice and crusty.

The Final Words

Pizza is all about possibilities. With an endless variety of topping and crust combinations, it`s no wonder pizza has gained such widespread popularity. Pizza can be cooked in a regular oven, but the best tasting pizzas usually come out of specially designed pizza ovens. Traditionally a pizza oven is a large oven that is capable of being heated to high temperatures. The term pizza oven is misleading. Pizza ovens are quite versatile and can be used to cook many things including large dessert pans. Pizza ovens are a great option for cooking either homemade or store-bought pizza.