Ooni are a Scotland-based company with a passion for all things pizza. They’ve become immensely popular in the last year due to more people being at home, and we can definitely see why.
Combining a sleek stainless steel body with portable designs, Ooni’s Pizza Ovens are created to be easy enough to lift out of a cupboard and straight into the garden and small enough to stick in the boot of your car. The detachable features and small size help with this, along with the relatively low weight (considering it is an actual oven).
Ooni created the world’s first portable wood-pellet fuelled pizza oven way back in 2012 and now offer a range of five different ovens with three different fuel types. We’ll be focusing on the multi-fuel Karu here though, and exploring all the different features Ooni have added to this 2020 release.
Ooni Karu Pizza Oven: Features
The Ooni Karu comes in two sizes: the Ooni Karu 12 for cooking 12-inch pizzas, and the Ooni Karu 16 for 16-inch pizzas. The body of the oven is made from a sturdy stainless steel, whilst the interior is ceramically insulated with a cordierite baking stone. Cordierite is a porous stone which absorbs any moisture in your dough to create a crispy and light pizza base.
At 15mm, this stone is thick enough for quick baking, taking just 15 to 20 minutes to get the stone up to temperature. It’s also not so thick that the oven becomes immovable. On the contrary, at 12kg, it’s an incredibly portable oven for moving around whichever outside space you choose to cook in.