Beginner's Guide to Electric Pizza Ovens
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Beginner's Guide to Electric Pizza Ovens

Are you a pizza lover looking to take your homemade pizza game to the next level? Consider investing in an electric pizza oven. These convenient appliances offer a quick and easy way to cook delicious pizzas in your garden or in your own kitchen. In this beginner's guide, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about electric pizza ovens, from how they work to the benefits they offer. Get ready to enjoy perfectly cooked pizzas in no time!  

Contents

Understand the Basics of Electric Pizza Ovens
Why Choose an Electric Pizza Oven?  
Choose the Right Size of Electric Pizza Oven
Which are the Best Outdoor Electric Pizza Ovens?
Preheat Your Electric Pizza Oven Properly
Use the Right Tools and Accessories
Experiment with Different Recipes and Techniques
What is the Difference Between an Electric Pizza Oven and a Regular Oven?

 

Understand the Basics of Electric Pizza Ovens

Before diving into the world of electric pizza ovens, it's important to understand the basics. These innovative appliances work by using electric heating elements to cook pizzas at high temperatures. They typically feature adjustable temperature controls, allowing you to customise the cooking process to achieve your desired level of crispiness and doneness. Electric pizza ovens are designed to be compact and portable, making them a great accessory for kitchens of all sizes and for outdoor cooking. With their quick preheating times and efficient cooking capabilities, electric pizza ovens are a game-changer for pizza enthusiasts.

Ooni Pizza Oven

 

Why Choose an Electric Pizza Oven?  

  1. Plug In - Your electric oven is pizza ready to use right out of the box, simply plug your electric pizza oven into a standard electrical socket.
  2. Use Indoors or Outside - Unlike gas & wood ovens, electric ovens are happy to be used either indoors or outside. Plus, you’ll find they are easy to use and maintain There is no messy charcoal or ash to clean up.
  3. Easy to Control - The simple settings and precise temperature control of the top and bottom heat elements are as easy as turning a dial.
  4. Fewer Emissions - On an electric pizza oven you can cook food that tastes flame-cooked without burning gas or charcoal which is more environmentally friendly.

 

Choose the Right Size of Electric Pizza Oven

When selecting an electric pizza oven, it's important to consider the size and type that will best suit your needs. The width of the oven mouth will determine the size of pizza that you can cook, so think about how large of a pizza you would typically cook. If you're cooking for a small family or just yourself then a compact countertop electric oven may be sufficient, they usually cook pizzas around 13”. If you frequently entertain or have a larger household, you may want to invest in a larger pizza oven, the Cozze 17” electric pizza oven is a good option. 

In terms of fuel type, there are a few other options to choose from. Traditional wood-fired pizza ovens or gas pizza ovens are perfect for those who enjoy cooking and entertaining outside.  Consider your space limitations, cooking preferences and budget when choosing the fuel type for the outdoor oven. With the right oven, you'll be able to enjoy delicious homemade pizzas whenever you want.

 

Which are the Best Outdoor Electric Pizza Ovens?

Here you can see our most popular electric pizza oven options, lots of these products can also be used indoors too! These are the outdoor electric ovens most loved by our customers.

Ooni Volt 12 Electric Oven
£649.00 Was £799.00

Preheat Your Electric Pizza Oven Properly

Preheating your electric pizza oven properly is essential for achieving the perfect pizza crust. Before you start preheating, make sure to remove any racks or accessories from the oven. This will allow for even heat distribution and prevent any potential damage to the accessories.  To preheat your oven, simply turn it on to the desired temperature and allow it to heat up for the recommended amount of time (often around 20 minutes). This will vary depending on the specific oven model, so be sure to consult the manufacturer's instructions. Once the oven has reached the desired temperature, it's important to give it some additional time to ensure that the heat is evenly distributed throughout the oven chamber. This will help to prevent any hot spots and ensure that your pizza cooks evenly. By properly preheating your electric pizza oven, you'll be well on your way to creating delicious homemade pizzas that rival those from your favourite pizzeria.

 

Use the Right Tools and Accessories

When using an electric pizza oven, it's important to have the right tools and accessories at your disposal to ensure the best cooking experience. One essential tool is a pizza peel, which is used to transfer the pizza in and out of the oven. This helps to prevent any mishaps or burns when handling the hot pizza. Having a pizza cutter or rocker on hand is essential for slicing your pizza into perfect portions. This will make it easier to serve and enjoy your delicious homemade creation. Investing in these tools, accessories or even an outdoor pizza oven table will not only enhance your cooking experience but also ensure that you achieve the best results with your electric pizza oven. So, make sure to stock up on the right tools and accessories before you start making your own pizzas at home.

Cozze Premium 120cm Outdoor Kitchen
£499.00 Was £599.00
Cozze Pizza Cutter
£5.99 Was £19.99
Cozze Premium 180cm Outdoor Kitchen
£739.00 Was £799.00

Experiment with Different Recipes and Techniques

One of the best things about cooking with an electric pizza oven is the ability to experiment with different recipes and techniques. Whether you prefer a classic margarita or want to try something more adventurous like BBQ chicken or pesto and goat cheese, the options are endless. You can also play around with different dough recipes and techniques. Try making a thin and crispy crust or a thick and fluffy one. Don't be afraid to get creative and add your favourite toppings and flavours. By experimenting with different recipes and techniques, you'll not only discover new flavours and combinations but also improve your skills as a pizza chef. So, don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Who knows, you might just create your own signature pizza recipe!

What is the Difference Between an Electric Pizza Oven and a Regular Oven?

You might be asking yourself why you would need an electric pizza oven over using the standard oven that resides in your kitchen? Well, there are quite a few differences that will make you think long and hard about upping your pizza-making game and purchasing an electric pizza oven.


  1. Electric pizza ovens reach much higher temperatures than a standard oven or multi-functional oven. A pizza oven made by Cozze or Ooni will easily reach temperatures of 450°C which can cook pizza in around 90 seconds.
  2. A regular electric oven can dry out the crust due to longer cooking times, this not only makes the dough tougher but slower cook times lead to a poor rise from your dough.
  3. The increased heat of an electric pizza oven makes your pizza crust and base have a texture that is far superior to cooking a shop-bought pizza in a regular oven. You'll find a dedicated pizza oven creates a crisp crust without compromising on the moisture within the dough.
  4. Another great benefit of an electric pizza oven is that it is portable! You're not restricted to cooking at home, you could tuck your electric pizza oven under your arm and cook at a friend's house or take it on a camping trip!
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