A portable pizza oven comes with a lot of benefits. Before you go out and purchase one, there are some things you need to consider.
Residential Habits: If you are going to move often then a portable pizza oven is the best choice for you. If you don’t plan on moving then you can choose a built-in pizza oven to go into your backyard. If you do need to move, keep in mind that a brick oven in an outdoor kitchen can be considered an extension of the living space and add value to your home.
Location of the Oven: Portable pizza ovens are the most flexible when it comes to location. They can be called backyard pizza ovens because they can be moved around the background. If you want to install an assembled oven then you want to test the different oven placements before you purchase. The weight and dimensions are important to check before buying. Outdoor pizza kits are usually made in a way that every single piece can be carried by two people so it’s easier to install in less accessible places. No matter what kind of pizza oven you choose, you need to install it in an area where your yard isn’t too inclined. The place where the pizza oven is going to be used will need to be level.
How Much Time You Want to Spend with the Oven: Some ovens will take much more time to heat up and you need to prepare for this. Cooking in a brick oven can even be a whole day activity and part of the social gathering. If you don’t want to spend that much time with your pizza oven then you want to choose one with a lower thermal mass. Assembled ovens have shorter heat-up times. Portable wood fire ovens have the fastest heat-up times so you only need to start the oven a half-hour before dinner.
What You Want to Cook: Many people only have pizzas in mind but there is a lot you can cook in a wood fire oven. Both brick and portable ovens will do almost all styles of cooking. If you do want to make a true Neapolitan pizza then you need high temperatures and only brick ovens are able to reach this type of temperature. Low heat cooking can be possible in dual chamber portable ovens and these ovens have great temperature control as long as you have some patience.
Cooking Surface Dimensions: While you may only want to cook one pizza at a time because it’s more manageable, it doesn’t mean that a smaller oven is the best choice. You want to have some extras space on the cooking surface for rotating and handling food.