Buon Appetito! Picking the Perfect Small Pizza Oven

Find out more about pizza ovens from Monark's top brands.

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If you love pizza and cooking, you may find yourself in the market for a small pizza oven. The ability to make one of the most popular, crowd-pleasing dishes in your own home might just be too good to pass up.

How do you know which one is right for you? We’ve highlighted a few brands that offer small pizza ovens that may be perfect for you.


Alfresco’s Pizza Plus is an outdoor small pizza oven that can preheat in an impressive 15 minutes. It uses a gas log to absorb and accelerate preheat time as it pushes the heat up to the ceramic ceiling slab for intense top-down heat. Flames appear around the gas log when turned on, simulating a real, wood-burning pizza oven.

It has a full 8.5-inch opening and 456 square inches of cooking space.

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Alfresco also totes that its pizza oven can be used to bake, broil and roast dishes other than pizza, and do it quickly, too. In essence, it’s an outdoor oven. You can bake bread, cobblers, pies, s’mores, cakes and roasts in them, as well.


The Artisan pizza ovens from Kalamazoo preheat in 20 minutes and can cook Neapolitan-style pizzas in 3 minutes. The cooking surface is 24 inches by 18 inches out of the oven’s total 30-inch by 30-inch footprint. This means it can fit a large pizza or two smaller Neapolitan pizzas at the same time.

A small pizza oven from Kalamazoo is designed to be easy to clean. It uses a stainless steel construction that is low maintenance.

These are outdoor small pizza ovens that come in three different styles to suit your needs.

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Lynx’s Napoli small pizza oven is a compact, professional option for outdoor cooking. It preheats quickly to 700 degrees Fahrenheit and uses a variable infrared heating system. The front door is removable.

With the capacity to bake an 18-inch pie, the inside has a specially formulated concrete heat-retaining dome. It also has 400 square inches of cooking space, which is perfect for high-heat demands.

The Napoli has a specially formulated concrete refractory interior dome and cooking surface for quick, even cooking.

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General Electric’s Monogram Pizza Oven, which is set to launch in 2017, is a 30-inch indoor pizza oven. That’s right, indoor. Its compact dimensions are comparable to those of a wall-oven, which means it requires no special construction or modifications for installation.

This small pizza oven preheats in just 30 minutes and brags of even cooking across the whole pizza pie. The Monogram Pizza Oven is also electric, which means no worrying about ventilation or the surrounding area. Its ceramic cooking surface can reach 800 degrees Fahrenheit to give you the perfect temperature for cooking crisp Neapolitan-style pizzas.

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Choosing the small pizza oven right for you depends on your pizza-cooking preferences. But with the information above, you can make an easy and informed decision.

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