Are you considering a new outdoor pizza oven but not sure which to get. Maybe you have it narrowed down to two different options – the Pizzacraft Pizzaque or the Ooni Koda.
What Is The Pizzacraft PizzaqueThe Pizzaque actually not a pizza oven on its own. It is a conversion kit that can turn your charcoal kettle grill into a pizza oven. The kit comes with a stainless steel kettle converter, thermometer, 15″ pizza stone and wide pizza peel. Everything you need to cook a great pizza on your kettle grill. The idea is that your take the Pizzaque kit and then you either use your regular charcoal kettle grill or you turn it into an indoor oven or use some other method of warming up your pizza stone. Pizzas can be cooked on any type of home appliance that will reach temperatures above 900 degrees Fahrenheit.
What Is The Ooni KodaThe Ooni Koda is a gas-powered outdoor pizza oven. It runs on propane and is a freestanding unit. It comes with a 16″ pizza stone that makes it easy to slide pizza and other food in and out. The oven heats up to 950 degrees Fahrenheit in about 15 minutes, which is plenty of heat for baking pizza. The Ooni Koda is also an excellent choice if you want an outdoor pizza oven but might not have a place of your own to put one. The Ooni Koda is easy enough to be able to take with you on camping trips so you can enjoy some homemade pizza outdoors.
What Makes The Ooni Koda Different From The Pizzacraft Pizzaque
The biggest difference is that the Koda is a stand alone pizza oven and the Pizzaque is just a conversion kit for an existing grill that you may already own. If you are looking to purchase a brand new outdoor pizza oven, then the Koda is the way to go.
If you already have a charcoal grill that you use on a regular basis, then going with the Pizzaque and converting it to an outdoor pizza oven is a great option. You won’t have to buy another grill or charcoal, and you can use your existing grill while turning it into an outdoor pizza oven quickly an easily.
Cooking With These Ovens
Cooking a pizza in either of these is super easy. All you need is your favorite pizza dough recipe, some good sauce and mozzarella cheese. The hardest part is deciding what type of sauce and other toppings you want on it. Once the dough is rolled out, load up your favorite assortment of toppings and pop it in the oven. Your pizza will be finished in just a few minutes.
Both options are easy to launch a pizza in, get excellent temperatures and cook a pizza very well.
Pros And Cons Of Each Oven
The biggest advantage of the Pizzaque is the fact that you are not buying a complete oven, just a conversion kit so you are saving a lot of money. However, this is only an advantage if you already have a kettle grill.
The Pizzaque pizza taste is great too thanks to the wood fired cooking process with the charcoal. You’ll get that nice smoky taste.
The biggest con to the Pizzaque is that you need to already own (or buy at the same time) a kettle grill.
The Koda has some slightly different advantages. First, it is small and portable making it easy to take anywhere. It also is easy to use heat up – simply turn on the gas and light it up.
The Koda can also cook a number of other things like bread and other baked goods.
The main con of the Koda is that it costs a lot more between the two. However, you do get everything you need to get started with pizza cooking.
There is a bit of a learning curve to cooking on both of these options. So not that it takes a bit of practice to get the perfect pizza out of it. But once you get the hang of it, you will have amazing pizzas every time.
Which Do I Like Better?
Personally, I like the convenience of the Ooni Koda. It’s super easy to set up and get cooking. The pizzas come out tasting amazing!
Both of these ovens are worth checking out. They are a great ways to enjoy great tasting food right outside your home. You can enjoy some pizzas with your family and friends without having to worry about how you are going to heat up your pizza stone.