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12 Best Affordable Outdoor Pizza Ovens

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Updated: November 2, 2021

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12 Best Affordable Outdoor Pizza Ovens
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You are serious about making great pizza and have worked hard to perfect your dough, and spent hours getting your sauce just right. You have consistently been able to make delicious pizzas at home, but you feel like there is room for improvement.

Well, it might be time to level up and invest in a home outdoor pizza oven. Outdoor pizza ovens can reach higher temperatures than a regular oven creating a more authentic pizza baking experience.

Technology has served the pizza-making aficionados well, and nowadays, there are amazing portable home pizza oven options available. Here is a list of the best and most affordable outdoor pizza ovens that you can get for your very own backyard.

These ovens have been tried and tested and have proven to be excellent options for the home pizzaiolo. Included in the list are pizza ovens starting at $175 and going up to $499.99. That is a pretty wide range, but there is sure to be something that will work for your budget.

Is a Home Outdoor Pizza Oven Worth It?

You might be asking yourself this before you invest in one. And, of course, that is a completely legit question. It really depends on how much you enjoy pizza and, more importantly, how much you enjoy making pizza. Homemade pizza is a great hobby.

It’s our favorite kind of hobby because it’s fun and relaxing, and you get a product out of it. Making pizza brings the family together, and it’s a good way to socialize with friends and meet your neighbors. Everybody loves pizza, and getting to watch someone make it at home in a wood or gas fired pizza oven is a fun experience.

Of course, you can make pizza in your regular oven or convection oven and even your air fryer, but having a home pizza oven makes the best authentic pizza.

Things to Consider

Before choosing an outdoor pizza oven for your home, you might want to consider a few things to ensure you make the best purchase for your needs.

Fuel

When thinking of purchasing a home outdoor pizza oven, you want to consider what type of fuel you want it to use. You can go for a traditional wood fired pizza oven. This type of pizza oven lets you use either small chunks of wood or wood pellets. If you are more of a traditionalist, this is the best option.

However, if you don’t want to deal with heavy bags of wood pellets or chopping wood and getting dirty, then a gas fired pizza oven is a better choice for you. Gas is convenient and has you cooking with the flip of a switch.

Size

There are different sized outdoor pizza ovens, so you need to consider how much space you have to dedicate to pizza making. Many options are portable, so you can move them around to suit your needs. 

Weight

If you like the idea that they are portable because you can take them to a friend’s house or park, you will want to consider weight. Outdoor pizza ovens can range between 20 pounds up to the top of the line at 63 pounds. So carefully think about how much you will want to change position or take it camping or other places.

Price

This one is probably the most important, the cold hard cash you have to spend on this treat. The lowest-priced on our list starts at $175, and it really is a great functioning pizza oven. It gives you everything you need with a few bells and whistles. If that is a little steep for you, there are a couple of other options under $100.

These don’t pack the same punch as the outdoor ovens, but they are a good option if your budget is tight, but you still want good pizza.

Pizza Ovens Under $100

NWAVE Wood Pizza Oven

59.99 (Check current price)

This is is more of a grill insert than an oven. It’s stainless steel and lays right on top of the grill. It comes with a ceramic pizza stone and can be used on a gas or charcoal grill. It also conveniently comes with a pizza cutter and pizza peel.

Dimensions: 15.7×13.7×6.2in

Weight: 15.9 pounds

Hungry Chef Pizza Oven

79.99 (Check current price)

Here is another great grill insert that gets up to temperatures of 700°F, mimicking the intense heat of a wood fired oven. It’s easy to use and comes with a pizza stone, pizza cutter, and pizza brush to help you make the best pizza. You can use it on your grill or stovetop, giving you more cooking options. It’s easy to assemble and have sitting on your gas or charcoal grill ready to make pizza in no time.

Dimensions: 17.91 x 16.34 x 8.46 inches

Weight: 14 pounds


And here’s a list of 10 stand alone pizza ovens to take your pizza making skills up a notch. The list starts with the most affordable and has their features listed to help you make the most informed decision.

Pizza Ovens $150-200 

EVIUN Pizza Oven Outdoor

175.99 (Check current price)

For the price, this is a good pizza oven. It’s designed for home use and comes with a pizza stone. This small portable pizza oven will give you a delicious pizza right in your backyard. It takes about 15 minutes to preheat it to 572°F and then cooks a whole pizza in about 60-90 seconds.

It burns wood pellets to create a consistent heat source. It’s a versatile oven and can cook other BBQ foods. This pizza oven is a fun affordable edition to your backyard.

Dimensions: 21.26 x 16.5 x 11.42 inches 

Weight: 21.9 pounds

BIG HORN Outdoor Pizza Oven

189.99 (Check current price)

Another pellet-fueled pizza oven for a small outdoor space, the Big Horn oven is a great choice. It has space for a 12-inch pizza and comes with a steel pizza grill and a pizza stone. It’s easy to assemble and convenient to use.

Dimensions: 13.8 x 22.2 x 24.2 inches

Weight: 25 pounds

Aoxun Outdoor Pizza Oven

199.99 (Check current price)

This stainless steel wood burning outdoor pizza oven is perfect for making a crispy, chewy crust. It has a two-layer design to cook your pizza to perfection. You can have your own wood-burning pizza oven at a great price.

This pizza oven comes with a pizza stone and a pizza peel to help you navigate the pizza making process. It’s portable and easy to move around so that you can use it at home in your backyard or other outdoor venues.

Dimensions: 21.6×18.3×61.4” (L x W x H)

Weight: 48 pounds

Pizza Ovens $200-300

U-MAX Outdoor Pizza Oven

209.99 (Check current price)

A freestanding steel pizza oven and grill comes with a pizza stone and a pizza peel. It burns wood to get a smoky pizza taste. A waterproof cover lets you make pizza rain or shine for pizza lovers who don’t want to let the weather stop them from making delicious pizza—a great product at a decent price tag.

Dimensions: 19 1/2 x 14×1/2 x 63 3/8” (L x W x H)

Weight: 48.4 pounds

BIG HORN Outdoor Pizza Oven

219.99 (Check current price)

Wood pellets fuel this compact pizza oven. It takes 18 minutes to preheat and reaches temperatures as high as 860°F. Once preheated, and you can cook a pizza in close to 60 seconds. But it’s not just for pizza. It’s a multifunction pellet stove, and you can cook steaks, burgers, or your other favorite foods in no time. It comes with a square pizza stone.

Dimensions: 21.6”L x 14.2”W x 24”H

Weight: 25 pounds

BIG HORN Outdoor Gas Pizza Oven

299.99 (Check current price)

If you prefer to cook with propane, this is a perfect option. Portable propane fueled pizza oven big enough for a 13-inch pizza. It comes with a pizza stone and is easy to set up. It can reach 662°F in 7 minutes. It’s a multifunctional pizza oven that can cook anything you desire. If you don’t want to deal with wood or pellets, this is the outdoor pizza oven for you.

Dimensions: 22.5x22x19.5 inch

Weight: 43.3 pounds

Pizza Ovens $300-400

Both pizza ovens in this price range are from Ooni company. They are one of the best pizza ovens around. For a true pizza lover, this is a game changer and worth the money. The Ooni company provides videos and instructions to help you learn how to best use the Ooni pizza oven so you can move beyond the newbie stage and learn the true skills of a pizzaiolo.

Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Fired Pizza Oven

349.00 (Check current price)

A mid-range wood fueled pizza oven that is portable and easy to use. It preheats in 15 minutes to 950°F and cooks a delicious pizza in 60 seconds. It is portable and easy to set up and clean.

Dimensions: 18.9 x 10.24 x 27.17 inches

Weight: 22 pounds

Ooni Karu 12 – Multi-Fuel Outdoor Pizza Oven

399.99 (Check current price)

Another fantastic product from Ooni. A multi-fueled pizza oven that lets you choose between wood, charcoal, and gas to fire up and get the heat. It can reach a temperature up to 950°F and cooks exactly how you like it. 

Dimensions: 36.61 x 13.78 x 30.71 inches

Weight: 42 pounds

Pizza Ovens $400-500

Now the word affordable is a little ambiguous at this price. For you, an affordable pizza oven may not fall into the category at these prices, that is, until you do a little math. How much do you love pizza? How much do you order pizza from the local pizzeria? How much do you pay for pizza pies each month? How much do you love to buy quality equipment for your passions and hobbies?

Now consider all those numbers, and you can see whether these two amazing pizza ovens are worth it. Yes, they are high-end products with a hefty price tag, but if you love to make pizza and impress your friends with your superb pizza making skills, then these ovens might be exactly what you need.

Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven Bundle

429.99 (Check current price)

A multi-fueled pizza oven that comes with a pizza peel and pizza stone to practice your pizzaiolo skills. You can choose between charcoal, wood, or a gas burner element to heat up this pizza oven. It heats up to 930°F in around 15 minutes.

Dimensions: 24.75 x 17 x 16.75 inches

Weight: 44.1 pounds

ROCCBOX by Gozney Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven

499.99 (Check current price)

This is one of the best pizza ovens on the market. This one is bigger and heavier than some of the other pizza ovens. It is still considered portable but weighs in at around twenty to forty pounds heavier than the other ovens. It is solid and built to last.

You can have the convenience of a gas oven, or the beauty of a traditional wood fired oven to heat this up. It reaches a temperature of 932°F and cooks a mean pie in about 60 seconds. The body of the stone is insulated with a silicone shell to make it family-friendly and keep you safe from burns. It was rated the number 1 stand-alone pizza by Serious Eats Magazine.

Dimensions: 23 x 20 x 17 inches

Weight: 63.8 pounds

There are some great outdoor pizza oven options to choose from so you can turn your very own backyard into a pizzeria and impress your friend and family with your top-notch pizza making skills.

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DK & Eliana

Thanks for reading about our homemade pizza journey! We're a young married couple who started making pizza at home on our wedding night and haven't looked back yet. We've learned over countless attempts of trial and error how to make the perfect pizza sauce, pizza dough, and exactly which pizza accessories to buy for your home setup...

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