When it comes to cooking outdoors and backyard BBQs, pizza may not be the first menu item on your mind. Why not? Well, it’s a bit of a commitment to install a wood-fired pizza oven in an outdoor kitchen and most of the current grilling options can be hit or miss. Enter Uuni’s portable wood-fired pizza oven. UK-based inventor Kristian Tapaninaho was fueled by a desire to make the perfect pizza since a standard oven just didn’t perform. I understand!
To me, pizza is one of the easiest and most satisfying foods there is and I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like a good pizza. Sure, there are opinions about crust, cheese, and sauce, but when it comes down to it, everyone loves a good pie. I have tried grilling pizza to varying success but the preparation is time-consuming—especially for just one or two pizzas. As an apartment dweller, a custom wood burning pizza is obviously not a viable option, so when I was introduced to the Uuni portable wood-fired pizza oven at the affordable price of $299, I discovered a life-changing appliance.
With a compact 14-by-25-inch footprint and weighing just under 30 pounds, Uuni is easy to transport for a cookout on the beach, in a campground, park, backyard, or on a patio. What makes this even more user-friendly is that there is no need for giant piles of lumber. This stainless-steel miracle machine is fueled by energy dense, sustainable wood pellets. As an added perk, Uuni plants a tree for every three bags of pellets purchased.
The ultra-efficient oven heats to more than 900 degrees in just 10 minutes, cooking a perfectly bubbly and slightly charred 12-inch Neapolitan-style pizza in just 60 seconds. The high heat and open flame of Uuni is also ideal for cooking summer vegetables. Sliced zucchini, asparagus, summer squash and corn tossed with olive oil, sea salt and fresh pepper turned out amazing with just the right amount of char and smokiness. For more information visit: uuni.net