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Five portable pizza ovens for perfect pies at home

Portable pizza ovens deliver restaurant-quality pizza from the comfort of your own home... need we say more?
A green Gozney Roccbox portable pizza oven on the beach, cooking a pizza beside a picnic.

There’s nothing like a good pizza. Crispy edges, pillow-y dough and toppings galore; the humble pizza is a genuine crowd-pleaser, versatile and customisable to every taste and style. But when those pizza cravings hit and you want that oozy slice of pie stat, a frozen pizza just doesn’t quite cut it. Here, we present you with a neat solution: a portable pizza oven for perfect pies from the comfort of your own home. And these portable powerhouses aren’t made just for pizza; they double as high-powered cookers that grill anything from steak to fish.

Sleek and benchtop friendly, or smoky and outdoorsy, check out our round up of five of the best portable pizza oven options available in 2024.

2024’s TOP PORTABLE PIZZA OVENS

  1. Ooni Volt 12 Electric Pizza Oven, $1499, Ooni (here’s why)
  2. Gourmet Kitchen Portable Gas Pizza Oven 12, $399, Myer (here’s why)
  3. Gozney Roccbox, $799, Gozney (here’s why)

The best portable pizza ovens in 2024

01

Ooni Volt 12 Electric Pizza Oven

from $1499 at Ooni

Best for: quick pizzas on the go

Ooni comes charging out of the gates with its first ever all-electric portable pizza oven. Old hat pizza makers may scoff and wonder, “how can this little electric device achieve the temperatures necessary to replicate a woodfired result?” Well never fear! Reaching 450°C in just 20 minutes, and cooking your pizza in as little as 90 seconds, don’t put Baby in the corner! This petite pizza maker means business. Featuring adjustable dials to control top and bottom heating for an even heat distribution, the stone base ensures a perfect, bubbly crust every time.

Key features:

  • Reaches 450 °C to emulate a traditional woodfired oven
  • Heat-retaining triple-paned borosilicate glass door for controlled heat
  • Lightweight with built-in handles for easy transport
  • Innovative boost heat function returns fading heat within minutes

02

Gourmet Kitchen Portable Gas Pizza Oven 12

from $399 at Myer

Best for: family fun night

Constructed from premium steel and complete with its own chic black carry bag, Gourmet Kitchen’s portable pizza oven is a compact, lightweight oven. Quick to heat and with a stone base for even heat distribution, the gas-powered oven will deliver your pizza perfectly cooked in minutes. A viewing window allows you to keep an eye on your pizza as it cooks, but with a built in timer, you’ll hardly need it.

Key features:

  • Foldable legs and carry bag for easy transportation
  • Generous oven space for recipes other than pizza
  • Comes with tailor-made grilling accessories

03

Gozney Roccbox

from $799 at Gozney

Best for: outdoorsy adventurers who love a pie on the fly

The Roccbox rocks… big time. This dome-shaped portable pizza oven by Gozney is designed to replace traditional pizza ovens in professional kitchens, so you can truly bring chef-quality pizza into your own home. Reaching up to 500°C comfortably on either gas (for convenience) or traditional wood. The propane gas fitting is the default, but the additional detachable wood burner is a must-have for the discerning pizza fan. Best of all, the Roccbox is fitted with a safe touch silicon jacket (très chic) so you can get the whole family involved without worrying about little hands touching hot metal.

Key features:

  • Restaurant grade design for professional pizza in your own home
  • Retractable legs and detachable burner for easy transport
  • Reaches 500°C with a unique rolling flame cooking system
  • Choose between gas and woodfired settings

04

Breville the Smart Oven Pizzaiolo

from $949 at The Good Guys

Best for: apartment-dwellers with a love of homemade dough

Quick and efficient, the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo portable pizza oven reaches temperatures of 400°C, so your pizza can be ready within two minutes. The oven uses a conductive system for even heat distribution, ensuring your pizza base buffs and chars to perfection while your cheese bubbles and melts. With cooking settings ranging from “New York style” to “frozen”, it’s a versatile option, and you rest easy knowing the cooking is in smart hands.

Key features:

  • Benchtop sized for easy storage
  • Reaches 400°C to emulate a traditional woodfired oven
  • Built in head deflection design for evenly distributed heat
  • Preset and manual cooking functions to customise your experience

05

Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Pellet Pizza Oven

from $549 at Ooni

Best for: backyard entertaining

In another environmentally friendly, innovative design from Ooni, the Fyra 12 runs on small wood pellets, which are compact and easy to store, and burn cleanly with little ash left behind. A gravity-fed hopper automatically feeds the pellets to the machine, so all you have to worry about is keeping it topped up and firing. A 3kg bag of pellets will give you 2-3 hours of cooking, making them a cost-effective alternative to wood. But do the pellets sustain a temperature comparable to traditional wood? Well, how does 500 °C in 15 minutes sound? Weighing just 12 kg, the Fyra 12 is a supremely portable pizza oven that produces excellent stone-baked pizzas in as little as 60 seconds.

Key features:

  • Lightweight with retractable legs for easy transportation
  • Wood pellet fired
  • Reaches 500 °C in 15 minutes
  • Stone base for puffed crust

Are portable pizza ovens safe?

Understandably, you might be a little worries about bringing a pizza oven into your home. Where does all the smoke go? How contained is a gas burner of that size? Put those fears aside. For ovens like the Gozney Roccbox, which features a detachable woodfired burner, the oven is entirely safe but when using the wood oven attachment it’s best to head outdoors. For ovens such as the Breville Pizzaiolo, it is safe to use both inside and out, thanks to the enclosed nature of the oven. Think, similar mechanisms to that of an Air Fryer or an electric oven, just made to endure high temperatures for perfect pizza.

Is an indoor portable pizza oven worth it?

In a world of decreasing storage space and increasing gadgets, buying a new appliance is a decision that isn’t to be taken lightly. For those wondering whether an indoor portable pizza oven is worth it, it’s important to consider the benefits of a portable pizza oven, and specifically, how it can benefit you. Any of the above pizza ovens are capable of cooking much more than just pizza – say charred salmon and vegetables, or even a quick steak. If you’re low on space and don’t have a barbecue, a portable pizza oven is seriously worth it for the variety alone, not to mention that top quality home made pizza.



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