Ooni makes some of the best consumer-grade pizza ovens out there, allowing households to cook homemade pizzas with the same quality as their favorite pizza spots. But what if you don’t have the backyard to accommodate one of the outfit’s ovens? Maybe, you can cook your pizza in the kitchen oven using the Ooni Pizza Steel 13 instead.
That’s right, the outfit that makes some of the most popular pizza ovens for homes has made a baking steel, so you can crank out delicious pizzas right in your home kitchen, making it ideal for folks who don’t own a dedicated pizza oven, don’t have the space to set one up, or can’t access the backyard oven because it’s been raining all day. No need to brave the cold weather outside – just pop this thing in your home oven and cook all the pizza you need indoors.
The Ooni Pizza Steel 13 is a baking steel that measures 13.5 x 13.5 x 0.2 inches (width x depth x thickness), making it big enough to accommodate 13-inch pizzas while fitting comfortably inside most home ovens. It’s made from commercial-grade 430 stainless steel that’s really good at retaining heat, ensuring it can give your dough a good toast at the bottom and an incredibly crispy crust. According to the outfit, it’s been optimized to handle temperatures up to 527 degrees Fahrenheit, which is probably the hottest most conventional home ovens can go.
To use it, put the pizza steel in your oven, crank it up to the highest setting, and preheat for 30 minutes. Once that’s done, start popping in your pizzas on the steel surface, cooking each between six to eight minutes, depending on how crispy you want the crust to get. Yes, that’s not as fast as the two minutes it takes to cook pizzas in Ooni’s outdoor ovens, but it definitely gets the job done.
More importantly, the Ooni Pizza Steel 13 is a significantly more economical investment than a full pizza oven, provided you already have a functional oven in your kitchen. It’s available now, priced at $99.99.