Ooni Koda Temperature Basics

If you just got yourself a new Koda pizza oven but need to learn more about the temperatures you are going to be dealing with, keep reading.


What Temperature Can The Ooni Koda Reach?

The Ooni Koda can reach an internal temperature of up to 932 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s hot, but it’s not so hot that you can’t cook with it. That’s the nice thing about Koda, because a pizza oven is meant for easy use and heating isn’t going to be a problem for you.

At these temperatures, your pizza is going to be done cooking within one minute!

How Long Does It Take To Preheat?

It takes about 15 minutes to preheat the oven to these temperatures. Preheating the oven means the pizza is going to cook fast, which is a pleasant surprise to many pizza lovers. No doubt, it’s one of the best reasons why this oven is so popular.

This might seem like a long time to wait, but most people will agree that cooking tasty food fast is always better than having to wait for something that will take forever!

You can make use of the time by prepping your ingredients, setting up your toppings or looking for your favorite pizza recipe online.

What Is The Best Way To Measure The Temperature?

Most people still make use of the traditional oven thermometer to measure the temperature of their oven. This is a great option because it gives you the most accurate reading possible. It is however a bit cumbersome.

I like to use an infrared thermometer gun. It gets the job done and it’s much easier to use than a traditional thermometer. You can simply point it at your oven and get an immediate reading. You can also take temperatures in different places on the pizza stone to find just the right place to put your pizza.

What Should I Do If It Is Not Getting Hot Enough?

If your oven is not getting hot enough, you might want to check your fuel. You should never have to wait for your oven to heat up!

You can try replacing the charcoal and wood pellets in your oven. But a lot of people just make use of more wood since it is fast and easy.

Also, be sure you are getting enough airflow. If there is too much, then the temperature will go down even if you are getting a lot of smoke. Too little, and then your pizza won’t be cooked properly.

Also read our Ooni Koda review and Ooni Koda storage tips.


It is a bit time consuming to learn how to make pizza in an oven. But after you learn how to use it you’ll never go back!