11 best pizza ovens for summer 2022, starting under $250

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11 best outdoor pizza ovens in Canada, according to reviewers (Photo via Getty)

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While Canadian summers are synonymous with any and everything BBQ-related, there's another outdoor cooking gadget that's worth your attention: Pizza ovens.

A lesser thought-of culinary tool, pizza ovens are more readily available than one might assume. Major Canadian retailers like The Home Depot, Lowes and Wayfair all carry an impressive pizza oven selection, with options ranging from affordable portable units to luxury built-in ovens.

With prices starting at less than $250, pizza enthusiasts don't have to break the bank to make restaurant-quality pies at home. This summer, swap out hot dogs for handmade pizzas and shop the 11 best outdoor pizza ovens in Canada for under $1,000.

Best outdoor pizza ovens under $350

Camp Chef 16-Inch Pizza Oven System

Camp Chef 26-inch Single Pizza Oven on bbq outside (Photo via The Home Depot)
Camp Chef 16-inch Single Pizza Oven (Photo via The Home Depot)

$339 at The Home Depot

Average rating: 4.3 stars

This open-face pizza oven cooks just like a traditional wood-fired brick oven. The ceramic pizza stone promotes even heat and will give your pizza a delectable, restaurant-quality texture. According to one reviewer, it's an "unbelievable oven." Adding that it's "easy to assemble, easy to use," and the "learning curve is very short."

Pizzello Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Pizzello Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven in stainless steel with blue exterior (Photo via Wayfair)
Pizzello Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven (Photo via Wayfair)

$245 $260 at Wayfair

Average rating: 4.6 stars

This budget-friendly portable pizza oven can reach temperatures of up to 932°F and cook pizzas to perfection in just 60 seconds. The wood-fired unit has racked up an average rating of 4.6 stars from Wayfair shoppers who call it "a great little pizza oven." According to one shopper, the Pizzello oven is "easy to put together and use. [It's] definitely a worthwhile purchase."

Mimiuo Portable Wood Pellet Pizza Oven

Mimiuo Portable Wood Pellet Pizza Oven in stainless steel on metal table in backyard (Photo via Wayfair)
Mimiuo Portable Wood Pellet Pizza Oven (Photo via Wayfair)

$340 $452 at Wayfair

Average rating: 4.4 stars

Mimiuo's portable wood-fired pizza oven reaches temperatures of 932°F and cooks Neapolitan pizza in just 60 seconds. Its chimney cover can be adjusted by 90 degrees to control the flame intensity, delivering custom pizzas, every time. "This oven is perfect," according to one Wayfair shopper. "Easy to assemble, easy to load with fuel and light and extremely quick baking. [...] It allows each person to have [their pizza] made their way, so everybody is happy."

Best outdoor pizza ovens under $500

Mont Alpi Stainless Steel Countertop Propane Pizza Oven

Mont Alpi Stainless Steel Countertop Propane Pizza Oven in stainless steel showing interior (Photo via Wayfair)
Mont Alpi Stainless Steel Countertop Propane Pizza Oven (Photo via Wayfair)

$366 $388 at Wayfair

Average rating: 4.5 stars

This "Wayfair's Choice" pizza oven is easy to assemble and natural gas convertible. It reaches a maximum temperature of 600°F and comes backed by dozens of five-star reviews. According to one shopper, the pizza oven is "an invaluable tool for a wide array of outdoor culinary applications." It's a "great tool for backyard/tailgater/camping/foodie adventures," they write. "Awesome oven!"

Big Horn Outdoors Portable Stainless Steel Pizza Oven

Big Horn Outdoors Portable Stainless Steel Pizza Oven on white background with orange fire inside (Photo via Amazon)
Big Horn Outdoors Portable Stainless Steel Pizza Oven (Photo via Amazon)

$385 at Amazon

Average rating: 4.5 stars

This stainless steel option from Big Horn Outdoors reaches temperatures up to 860 degrees F (460 degrees C), cooking delicious pizzas in 90 seconds or less. The portable unit is constructed with folding legs, requires minimal assembly, and can quickly come apart for easy cleaning and storage. According to one reviewer, the "Amazon's Choice" pizza oven is "amazing." It's "simple to use," makes "amazing pizzas fast," and the "wood-fired taste and smell" is "astounding," they write.

Sienna Brick Textured Pizza Oven

Sienna Brick Textured Pizza Oven in orange and black on outdoor kitchen counter (Photo via Wayfair)
Sienna Brick Textured Pizza Oven (Photo via Wayfair)

$390 at Wayfair

Average rating: 4.6 stars

Handmade in Mexico, this unique pizza oven is as beautiful as it is functional. Great for entertaining, the Sienna Brick Pizza Oven comes with a short pizza oven stand, four clay pizza stones, a metal ember rake and a user manual. According to one reviewer, it's the "perfect size for making small pizzas."

Talavera Tile Pizza Oven

Talavera Tile Pizza Oven in ceramic and blue tile outside with fire (Photo via Wayfair)
Talavera Tile Pizza Oven (Photo via Wayfair)

$395 at Wayfair

Average rating: 4.4 stars

The unique and eye-catching dual-use Talavera Tile Pizza Oven perfectly complements any backyard get-together. In addition to being a clay pizza oven, the unit doubles as a space heater to help keep the crowd warm during cool summer evenings.

BakerStone Original Series Portable Gas Pizza Oven

BakerStone Original Series Portable Gas Pizza Oven in black on wooden table on green grass  in park (Photo via Lowes Canada)
BakerStone Original Series Portable Gas Pizza Oven (Photo via Lowes Canada)

$399 at Lowes Canada

Average rating: 4 stars

This portable gas pizza oven reaches the same temperatures as a real wood-burning pizza oven. It boasts a two-burner 25,000 BTU burner system capable of reaching over 800 degrees F (426 degrees C) and can bake pizzas in under two minutes. "Works as described," writes one reviewer. "Four minutes from dough to pizza!"

U-Max Steel Freestanding Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Steel Freestanding Wood-Fired Pizza Oven in black on green grass with people eating in background (Photo via Wayfair)
Steel Freestanding Wood-Fired Pizza Oven (Photo via Wayfair)

$446 $480 at Wayfair

Average rating: 4.5 stars

This freestanding pizza oven is a guaranteed hit for parties, family gatherings, BBQs and camping. The unit can reach a temperature of 700°F or higher within 20-30 minutes and features a handle and wheels for easy transport and storage. According to one Wayfair shopper, the oven is "easy to put together and great quality!"

Best outdoor pizza ovens under $1,000

Gozney Roccbox

Roccbox pizza oven in stainless steel (Photo via Gozney)
Roccbox (Photo via Gozney)

$599 at Gozney

Average rating: 4.9 stars

Meet the Roccbox: This restaurant-grade portable pizza oven cooks Neapolitan pizza in just 60 seconds, all from the convenience of your backyard. The unit reaches 950°F and gives at-home chefs the option of a gas or wood-fuelled cooking experience. The Roccbox comes with a gas burner as standard but has the option to buy a detachable wood burner as an additional accessory.

Camp Chef Italia Artisan Outdoor Pizza Oven

Camp Chef Italia Artisan Outdoor Pizza Oven outside on blue green metal table and next to pizza on wooden tray (Photo via The Home Depot)
Camp Chef Italia Artisan Outdoor Pizza Oven (Photo via The Home Depot)

$719 at The Home Depot

Average rating: 4.6 stars

Enjoy authentic artisan-style pizza on your own patio with this portable Italia Artisan Pizza Oven. With its double-walled construction and specially designed burners, the outdoor pizza oven is designed to replicate the performance of a wood-fired brick oven, delivering delicious results every time. With an average rating of 4.6 stars from The Home Depot shoppers, reviewers say it's "built well" and "easy to use."

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