Pizza ovens are. Credit the pandemic or a slew of sleek new brands including Ooni, Gozeny and Solo Stove churning out high-quality, low-effort models, but backyard pizzerias are popping up like tulips in May.
You can make solid pizza using a conventional oven orwith a but a scorching hot home pizza oven turns out superior and super crispy pies, and fast. I've been using one consistently for a few years. They're easy to set up, fire up and operate, with individual pizzas typically taking under a few minutes to cook. To be honest, I find myself igniting mine far more often than I thought I would.
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This more substantial pizza oven is another we've tried and really loved (full Gozney Roccbox review here). I found setting it up a breeze, and it churned out gorgeous pizzas, burgers, salmon filets and more. Unlike the Ooni above, this oven uses propane for fuel, with the option to buy a detachable wood burner if you prefer it. The oven is heavier than some others at 45 pounds but can still be moved around the yard with relative ease. Retractable legs make it easy to store when not in use.
This model often goes on backorder and is rarely on sale, so pick it up now while it's $100 off and in stock for the holidays.
This round pizza oven from Solo Stove got the stamp of approval from CNET's Megan Wollerton earlier this year. (Read her full review of the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven.) It works with wood or propane to churn out perfect pizzas in minutes. The major downside was the price -- normally $500 or more -- but you can score this formidable oven for $400 right now. If you want the wood- and gas-powered model, it'll run you $575, still a savings of more than $300.
One thing to note is the Pin won't ship until January, so if you're giving this as a gift, you might have to wrap a picture of the oven and let them know it's on the way.
If you already have a Solo Stove fire pit, this handy topper turns it into a backyard pizza oven using the heat from the bonfire below. There are three sizes made for Solo Stove's three popular fire pits: the Bonfire, Yukon and Ranger. All three pizza oven attachments are on sale.
Even on sale Alfa pizza ovens are a major splurge. But there are about as serious as home pizza ovens get with insulated walls and full-effect circulation systems to keep hot air in longer and promote faster, more even cooking. The Alfa Nano is one of the smaller models but it's still got a good bit of heft. This oven will cook large pizzas or two smaller pies at a time and heats up in seconds to a scorching 1,000 degrees F.
This is the one pizza oven on this list we've yet to test but, at this price, we figured it was worth mentioning. This gas-powered pizza maker also transforms into a grill or griddle if you ever get pizza'd out (wait, is that a thing?)