Almost since we’ve been here, I’ve asked for a wood fired outside pizza oven. He’s going to do it . . some day. I would love to bake my rustic bread in a wood fired oven. We eat pizza pretty often. It’s just so easy to make and homemade is so good!
We recently bought the PizzaCraft PizzaQue PC6500 Outdoor Pizza Oven. Before we go any farther:
- It just arrived and I haven’t even used it yet but I read the reviews and am pretty excited about it.
- I’m telling you about it before I try it because if you’re looking for a gift for someone who likes homemade pizza and you’d spend this much for them, you might want to order one to get it in time for Christmas.
- I surely don’t expect everyone (or anyone) to buy things I recommend but when I find something I think is going to be great, I want to share so . . buy the stuff I recommend or don’t . . I think we’re going to get lots of use out of this little oven.
Here’s how it started for us — over the weekend, I wanted pizza but I had something else going in the kitchen so I asked Vince if he would run get a pizza (no one delivers out here) so he did and as soon as we took a bite, we said “Why did we buy a pizza because homemade is so good?”
Then, as usual, the conversation went down the path of . . do you think soon you could build that outdoor pizza oven? I guess that’s what made Vince go searching online and then he found this one for $169 and figured it would work til he could get an outside oven built.
Every time I bake a pizza (or anything else at 500º) in the inside oven, the smoke alarm goes off even though the oven is fairly clean. The smoke alarm is too close to the kitchen but in a house this size, everything is too close!
I already know that the opening is too small for my regular pizza peel so I ordered this one.
From what I’ve read in the reviews and the aspects I think make this little oven amazing:
- It hooks up to the 20 pound propane tanks which we refill at home which makes them very cost effective. It can also be hooked up to the smaller cylinders but there may be an adapter needed.
- Many people buy this for tailgating or taking out in the woods on camping trips.
- The oven heats up to 700º (plus) and cooks pizzas in 7 to 10 minutes.
- It heats up in less than 10 minutes and cools down in about 15 minutes (what I’ve read . . I’ll update once I’ve used it).
- I read that it easily accommodates a 12″pizza but since they cook quickly, it would be easy to make several and slide them in one after another.
Look at the cute little cover! It reminds me of putting a shower cap on my pizza cooker!
Also available is a stand for it which we’ll probably get sooner or later.
Tomorrow I will use this and report back but if you’re needing a gift for the pizza loving husband or anyone else you don’t mind spending this much $$ on . . I see this as being one of those gifts that a lot of people would love to receive!