Ooni Karu 12 Wood and Charcoal-Fired Portable Pizza Oven

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Pizza Oven Cover, Pizza Peel, and Propane Attachment Included ($168.98 Value)
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Wish you could cook with gas, wood, or charcoal?

Perfect for outdoor parties and entertaining (or just because pizza is amazing), portable outdoor pizza ovens make achieving restaurant-quality pizza at home surprisingly possible. While you can use your regular oven or an indoor pizza oven to make a decent pie, these appliances can typically only reach a maximum heat of 500 degrees, which is 200 degrees shy of the 700-degree minimum that you’ll need to achieve flawless results. Make delicious pizza using the fuel source of your choice with this fuss-free unit. Fear of missing out—averted.

Ooni Karu 12 Wood and Charcoal-Fired Portable Pizza Oven


This fairly compact oven fits 12-inch pizzas and is a good choice for people who like cooking with wood, charcoal, or gas and want to move their pizza oven with relative ease. We loved that the tall chimney—which is essential for wood and charcoal cooking—can be removed and replaced with a small cap while using propane and when transporting or storing the oven. The gas flame, which is located at the rear of the oven and arcs over the stone, is powerful and easy to ignite. Pizzas had nicely melted and bubbly cheese on top while the sides and bottom of the crusts had good char and spotting. Wood must be cut down to size, and maintaining the heat with both wood and charcoal is messy and requires some vigilance. But if you enjoy both the challenges and potential rewards of using those fuels, including the ability to slow-roast foods, this model is fun and easier to use than others we’ve tested.

We maintain strict objectivity in all testing.*
KEY: GOOD ★★★   FAIR ★★   POOR ★

Fuel: Propane, wood, charcoal, combination of wood and charcoal
Dimensions: 15.7 x 26.6 x 28.7 in
Avg Surface Temperature of Stone After Preheating: 750°F
Maximum Pizza Diameter: 12 in
Item Number: ATKOONIKR12
Item Weight: 26.40 pounds

Gas Burner Attachment Included ($89.99 Value)

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Pizza Oven Cover, Propane Attachment, and Pizza Peel will ship in a separate shipment from the oven

How We Tested Outdoor Pizza Ovens

To see if portable outdoor pizza ovens could allow us to make truly professional-quality pizza at home, we purchased six models, priced from about $260 to around $700, including models from the big-name pizza oven companies Roccbox and Ooni (formerly Uuni). All could be powered by propane. Three were multifuel models that also could be heated with wood fires, and two of those models could also be heated with charcoal. We baked dozens of thin-crust and Neapolitan-style pies, first using propane to heat all the models and then using wood and/or charcoal to heat the multifuel models. Our goal: a pizza oven that quickly and reliably got scorching hot, baked excellent pizzas in a variety of styles, and was simple and convenient to operate.

Winning Traits

  • Easy to assemble
  • When using propane, oven ignites quickly and heat output is easy to regulate
  • Cooking surface heats relatively evenly and averages about 750 degrees

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