Ooni Koda 12 Pizza Oven
The Ooni Koda 12 is among the latest models in their pizza oven collection and overall, it looks quite impressive. It heats up quickly and cooks the pizza quickly. It cooked the pizza well for the most part and they tasted great. Another major highlight is that it is small, compact, and very portable – it can be taken anywhere.
The biggest challenge we faced in our experiment was controlling the temperature and turning on the pizza. The gas regulator was also a bit shaky and the package did not include shells and thermometers – you have to get them separately.
Homemade pizza is often better than the one you buy but making a really great pizza at home requires a real pizza oven, which can easily handle temperatures above 350 degrees Celsius (650 degrees Fahrenheit).
Ooni Koda is one of those pizza ovens. We tested it and in this review, we will share our views on its design, performance, assembly, and many more. It is a product of Oni Ltd., a company based in Scotland but its ovens are made in China.
One of the aspects that were interesting to us was how great it was to see the code. We especially liked its shape because it is a very modern and stylish design with smooth, rounded corners – it retains the dome shape of a conventional outdoor stove but without unnecessary bells or whistles. There is no chimney and the front is open so that the whole unit looks like a tortoiseshell.
We usually find it quite stylish and eye-catching – it looks very cool in our backyard, plus the cover is dark so it doesn’t shine in your eyes when the sun goes out.
Another thing we like is its portability – it is very light, weighs only 20 pounds and since it has no chimney, it is easy and comfortable to carry and move around without any hassle.
In fact, it is a single appliance without any components (except for cooking stone and gas supply) and the three legs fold nicely between themselves which makes it less awkward to carry and move.
It’s really compact (about 25 inches long and 16 inches wide), so it can fit in your arm. It takes up little space as it can fit in small outdoor spaces. This is a stove that you can set in the backyard of a small home. It can sit on any medium-sized table such as a kitchen table, picnic table or countertop, or even on the sidewalk.
The stove has no front cover which wasn’t too much of a problem because you can control the gas to heat the stone, as well as the U-shaped opening allows us to see how the pizza is being cooked and make sure it doesn’t burn.
Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven
You need to consider three main variables when you buy the perfect pizza oven. The size of the pizza oven, the fuel, and whether the pizza oven is for indoor or outdoor use is the key issue.
Which size pizza oven is right for you? Would you like a small pizza oven that fits over your kitchen counter? Or, do you want an extra-large pizza, calzone, or something capable of cooking homemade bread?
Which fuel is right for you? Not all pizza ovens use the same type of fuel. Each of these fuels can affect the taste of your pizza. Convenience is also a consideration. Gas rock if you want to control the heat. Your control is less with coal or wood. However, others may prefer a more smoky flavor that only a charcoal pizza oven can offer.
Some pizza ovens can fit in your kitchen or even your countertop without hassle. Other pizza ovens are light and easy to carry in the back of your RV or your truck. You can also snatch pizza ovens that are much larger and use propane and are only suitable for outdoor use.
The Ooni Koda 16 Oven cooks big pizza
The Ooni Koda Pizza Oven comes in two sizes, 12 and 16. Ooni Koda 12 oven cooks 12” pizzas. Ooni Koda 16 oven cooks 16” pizzas.
Pizza Oven is one of 16” new additions to the family. If you’re like me and claim room for a large size pizza and expect the same style from the bright only line of the pizza oven, this is perfect.
The first thing you will notice about the Coda 16 is that the design is quite sophisticated and elegant. It won’t move out of place in your yard! With a huge opening and a cool look, Koda fascinates most people who keep an eye on it.
More notable is how easily Koda 16 adjusts to your biggest pizza. You can slide your favorite homemade pizza into the oven with your most wonderful tomato sauce and a variety of native vegetables and achieve perfection with an awesome cooked pizza in just seconds. Yes, so fast!