When one thinks of food on the go, often pizza can come to mind. Pizzerias populate the landscape from coast to coast with many of them offering up slices quickly and easily. Grabbing a utility slice for a quick meal on the go is an easy way to fuel up without sacrificing deliciousness. But there is another side to the pizza pie: those long, leisurely meals spent over an assortment of pizzas -- or better yet, building and cooking pizza from scratch.
Pizza parties exist for a reason. Choosing the toppings, cooking the pizza, and finally eating it are fun activities that allow a get-together to really come together. But there is one essential ingredient that is hard to find, yet everything depends on it: the pizza oven.
Pizza ovens tend not to be very portable, but that doesn't mean you can't bring the pizza oven to the pizza party. The Charcoal Companion Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven ($299.95) offers portability and performance in one package. Weighing in at just 26 pounds, the pizza oven is light enough for pizza parties in the park, or while camping or tailgating.
The compact design helps the pizza maker achieve the high temperatures necessary for making quality homemade (or wherever) pizzas. A reflective heat shield in the top of the interior of the unit directs heat to the top of the pizza, while dual-layer pizza stones create a consistent heat from below. Achieving a cooking temperature of 700 degrees F, the portable pizza oven gives pizza cooks a convenient way to get bubbly pizza toppings with a crisp crust wherever the party happens to be.