The Ooni Fyra is a portable wood-fired outdoor pizza oven, and in this article I am going to review it and help you decide on whether or not it would be a good purchase.
I have been into cooking fresh homemade pizza for awhile and I have had my eyes on the Ooni range for some time now. They look amazing and I love the fact that they are so portable and when you compare to alternatives they are actually pretty decent in price.
So overall I would recommend the Ooni Fyra.
Below you will find a much more detailed review on what I thought about it, as well as a complete guide on what it is, the specs, who would use it and of course what I think are the good points and the bad points of it.
This review is my honest thoughts on it and even though I was provided with the Ooni Fyra, this has not changed my personal opinion on this outdoor pizza oven.
I have said before but Pizza for me is one of my favourite meals to make, it’s perfect for a lunch time snack or in the evening with a loved one or friends whilst having a drink and watching a film or just having a good catch up.
As soon as it starts getting warm and the evenings are lighter, there is nothing better than having food out in the garden. For the past couple of years I have been making my own homemade pizza in one of these pizza ovens sold by BnQ that looks like a tall thin BBQ. It’s heated up using coal and pretty much just has a BBQ rack on with a pizza stone.
It did the job, as it would cook nice pizza however they didn’t have that wood fired pizza oven flavour. Not only that but because it used BBQ charcoal, it took a good 60 minutes to get hot and then once it reached its temperature I would have to continue topping it up which just caused more smoke.
I initially started looking at these big brick pizza ovens….until I saw the price of them! (seriously…how much!?!). After a bit of research I came across Ooni and the one that took my fancy was the Ooni Fyra. It appealed to me as they claimed it would get hot in just 15 minutes, it would replicate a real wood fired pizza oven and it was portable. Straight away I thought about our family holidays to Cornwall and taking it with us to enjoy fresh pizza in the garden or on the beach.
So what exactly is the Ooni Fyra Pizza Oven?..
The Ooni Fyra Pizza Oven is the newest version of the Ooni 3 Model, which was the first wood pellet fueled pizza oven that was also portable. Now this pizza oven has been developed a lot over the years and the Fyra has some excellent improvements.
First of all is the ease of use and the portability, they have specifically designed it so anyone can make restaurant quality pizza in the comfort of their garden. As mentioned the portability has also been improved on, the legs simply fold into place, the chimney and hopper fit easily into the actual oven. It weighs just 10kg, so you can easily put it in the travel bag and take it anywhere you want to enjoy your wood-fired pizza.
As mentioned it uses wood pellets as a fuel source, these get the oven incredibly hot in just 15 minutes. In fact it gets to the required temperature of 500 degrees, your pizza will cook in literally 60 seconds. With the Ooni Fyra it has improved insulation around the oven and an improved burner, so the fire is a lot more efficient which will save you time and money.
It’s incredibly easy to ignite the pizza, simply remove the burner, add the pellets and starter block, light and it’s good to go! You just have to continue adding wood pellets to keep the temperature going. In fact there is nothing stopping you from continuing to cook pizzas for hours, the Ooni Fyra can handle it!
One of the final things I love about the Fyra pizza oven is the look and the style. It’s small, compact, light and it now has a powdered finish on the exterior. This helps to protect the steel from weathering, which will make it more durable and last you so much longer than the Ooni 3.
If you love homemade pizza and want to make your own, the Ooni Fyra is perfect for you. It is incredible just how easy and quick it is to make authentic wood fired Neapolitan Pizzas. The oven only takes 15 minutes to get up to temperature, with your pizza cooking in as little as 60-90 seconds.
The Ooni Fyra is an outdoor portable pizza oven, so it will fit perfectly in your garden if you are cooking for family or a gathering of friends. Since it is portable, you could even take it away with you, take it camping or even on a beach to enjoy a fresh homemade pizza whilst watching the waves of the sea.
Simply put, love pizza? You need the Ooni Fyra!
I know what you are thinking, Ooni Fyra is a pizza oven so surely you would cook pizza in it right? Of course, and incredible pizza it is too!
However that is not all…
There are so many nice things that can be cooked inside this wood fired pizza oven, such as;
All of which can be cooked in very little time and they really take on that incredible flavour you get from cooking over wood and such high temperatures.
The Ooni Fyra should be used outside, as it does use wood as a natural fuel source so it cannot be easily turned off. Not only that but it does get incredibly hot at 500°C, so always ensure you use it outside in a well ventilated area.
Just imagine having it set up in your garden for when you want a quick evening meal or if you plan to have friends and family around for food and you can create your own authentic, wood fired pizzas. My wife and I go to Cornwall at least once a year and we will be making sure the Ooni Fyra is packed in the boot with our suitcases, I’d even sacrifice a suitcase of clothes for me to be able to fit it in the boot!
One thing I am looking forward to is being able to sit on the beach, with a glass of wine or beer in one hand and the pizza oven next to me with the smell of wood-fired pizza in the air.