Small vs. Large Wood Fired Pizza Ovens: Which is Right for You?

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If you're a pizza enthusiast, there's no denying the allure of a wood-fired pizza oven. The crispy crusts, bubbling cheese, and smoky flavours are unmatched by any other cooking method. But when it comes to choosing the right size oven for your home, there are a few factors to consider.


Small Wood Fired Pizza Ovens

Small wood-fired pizza ovens are typically portable and can be moved around your backyard or patio. They are ideal for those who have limited outdoor space or want the flexibility to take their oven on the go. These ovens can typically accommodate one to two pizzas at a time, making them perfect for small gatherings or family dinners.

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One of the biggest benefits of a small wood-fired pizza oven is the speed at which it heats up. Since the oven is smaller, it takes less time to reach the desired temperature, which means you can start cooking your pizzas sooner. Additionally, smaller ovens use less wood, making them a more eco-friendly option.

We highly recommend the range of Ooni Pizza Ovens as well as Piccolo Pizza Ovens if you are short on space but want high-quality wood-fired pizza ovens cooked right at home!


Large Wood Fired Pizza Ovens

Large wood-fired pizza ovens are more permanent fixtures in your backyard or outdoor kitchen. They typically require a dedicated space and can be quite heavy, so they're not ideal for those who want to move their oven around. However, they are perfect for those who love to entertain and want to cook multiple pizzas at once.


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That being said, both the Flaming Coals Wood Fired Pizza Oven and Premium Pizza Oven come with trolleys and wheels so moving them around your backyard is super easy!

One of the benefits of a large wood-fired pizza oven is the versatility it offers. Since the oven is bigger, you can cook more than just pizzas. You can also use the oven to cook bread, roast vegetables, or even grill meats. Additionally, larger ovens retain heat better, which means you can cook for longer periods without having to add more wood.

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Which is Right for You?

When it comes to choosing the right size wood-fired pizza oven, it ultimately comes down to your personal needs and preferences. If you have limited space, want the flexibility to move your oven around, or only cook for a small group, a small oven may be the best choice. However, if you love to entertain and want a versatile oven that can handle multiple dishes at once, a large oven may be the way to go.

Regardless of which size oven you choose, a wood-fired pizza oven is a great investment for any pizza lover. The flavours and textures you can achieve with this cooking method are unparalleled, and it's sure to be a hit at any gathering. So why not bring the pizzeria experience to your own backyard?





by: Michael Wilkie