Ooni Karu 16 Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven
The weather is warming up all over the country right now, as the official first day of summer is just about here. This means that it’s backyard cooking season, and it’s time to get prepped. However, we think it’s time you rethink your outdoor cooking endeavors and consider something slightly out of the box. We’re talking about an outdoor pizza oven. And the folks over at Ooni have just released their all-new Karu 16 Multi-Fuel Oven. And we feel like we’d be selling this thing short by categorizing it as only a “pizza oven.” This thing can cook just about anything—from veggies, to steaks, to even fresh-baked bread. But pizza is really where it shines in our humble opinion.
As the largest oven in the Ooni lineup, the Karu 16 can be powered by wood, charcoal, a combination of both (our favorite method), as well as propane with the optional Ooni Karu Gas Burner. This gives you the choice to cook with whatever you want on any given day. However, our favorite method is to fire up a base of premium lump charcoal and then top it with wood to get that beautiful flame hovering over the entire cooking surface while the charcoal keeps the overall base temperature consistent.
That smoky flavor and crispy texture just can’t be beat when it comes to homemade pizza. This oven can reach up to 950-degrees Fahrenheit in just 15 minutes, and is capable of cooking fresh, delicious pizza in just 60 seconds. Not to mention that this is the first (and only) pizza oven to be “Recommended for Domestic Use” by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana—they’re the acclaimed international authority on true Neapolitan pizza. That’s kind of a big deal in the pizza oven world.
This oven takes pizza night with the family to a whole new level, and now that gatherings with friends are coming back to life, it’ll certainly be the talk of your next backyard get-together. Who doesn’t love to build their own pizza and have it ready to eat in one minute flat? This oven is the crowd pleaser you’ve been looking for. Trust us. It’s available for pre-order now with ship dates coming soon.—Jon Perino, senior editor
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