Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Oven

Last updated date: October 23, 2020

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Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Oven

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We looked at the top Pizza Ovens and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Pizza Oven you should buy.

Update as October 23, 2020:
Checkout The Best Pizza Ovens for a detailed review of all the top pizza ovens.

Overall Take

Designed to resemble a wood-fired brick oven, this pizza oven is open ended. It weighs just 30 pounds, so you won't have any trouble setting it up. The oven's surface area is also big enough to accommodate two pizza pies at once.

In our analysis of 30 expert reviews, the Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Oven placed 2nd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Camp Chef: The Way to Cook Outdoors The Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Oven 90 accessory cooks the perfect pizza every time. Designed after the idea of a true, wood fire pizza oven, the Italia Pizza Oven takes your homemade pizza to the next level. A ceramic pizza stone promotes even heat and will give your pizza a delectable crust. Enjoy hot, fresh, flavorful pizzas cooked on your patio, in camp or where ever you take your Camp Chef stove. Great to cook breads, cookies, and pies too. Features- Opened face pizza oven cooks like a traditional wood-fired brick oven- Fully adjustable heat allows for cooking several styles of pizza including artisan, premade, and frozen pizzas.- Ceramic stone pulls outer moisture off dough and promotes perfect crust, leaving the inside moist and fluffy.- Pizza stone made of cordierite ceramic- Specially designed heat diffusion plates- Built in temperature gauge- Includes Italia Pizza Oven Cooking Guide with recipes- Fits all Camp Chef 16″ Cooking System stoves- Temperature range: Temperatures can reach up to 700° F. Specifications- Cooking Surface Diameter: 15″ x 20″ (300 sq. in)- Overall Dimensions: 16″ x 24″ x 9″- Front Opening Dimensions: 20.5 x 4.5- Product Weight: 30 lbs.*Do not heat on high on a Camp Chef stove

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

3 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

461 user reviews

What experts liked

It is a ten out of ten. I honestly don't know what else I would get if I were to have built or bought my own dedicated pizza oven. The crust is wonderfully crunchy, with a perfect char. The toppings get browned, without being burned.
- Smoking Meat Forums
The very best thing about this new artisan oven is that EVERY pizza is cooked perfectly and there is no need to wait to get the heat pumped back up, it’s just hot and ready to go the whole time.
- HappyFish School
I’m really impressed and I’m glad to have this in my outdoor kitchen arsenal.
- Or Whatever You Do

What experts didn't like

I normally preheat my grill for about twelve minutes, but this takes quite a bit longer to come up to temperature, so I preheat for about twice that amount of time.
- Smoking Meat Forums
Be prepared to fail a few tries before you get the thickness of the crust and the toppings down too.
- Or Whatever You Do

An Overview On Pizza Ovens

According to the American Pizza Community, 94% of Americans consume pizza at least once per month. If you find yourself among this statistic, you may wish to invest in a pizza oven. You’ll save big in the long run, as you’ll be able to produce restaurant-style pizza at a fraction of the cost. You also won’t have to leave any delivery drivers a tip.

As you browse the available pizza oven models, you want to look at the oven’s construction first. An oven made from stainless steel is ideal, as it doesn’t rust or retain odors. It’s also quite attractive, which is a nice bonus. The Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven fits this bill and also features a double-layered ceiling, which increases the efficiency of the oven.

Determine how easy the pizza oven is to use. The Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Oven has a built-in temperature gauge, so you always know when the oven’s reached the ideal cooking temperature. It also has an open face to make inserting, turning, and removing the pizza a breeze.

Consider a pizza oven that comes with its own pizza stone. The Green Mountain Grills Wood Fired Pizza Oven has a rectangular pizza stone that heats up quickly and then evenly distributes that heat to ensure the center is just as cooked as the pizza’s edges. Pizza stones are also able to draw moisture away from the dough to allow for a crispier crust.

If portability is important to you, you’ll want to go with a model like the Ooni Koda Gas Outdoor Pizza Oven. It operates without a grill and has three legs that rest neatly on any table or smooth surface. In addition to being compact, it’s also lightweight. You can take it to the park, use it when tailgating or bring it to a campsite.

The Pizza Oven Buying Guide

  • Always check compatibility when browsing pizza ovens. While there are models that stand on their own, most are meant to be used with either a pellet grill or some other type of cooking system.
  • Review the pizza oven’s maximum temperature range. Some models are only capable of reaching 500 degrees Fahrenheit, while others can go as high as 900 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Some pizza ovens are multipurpose and can also be used to roast meat, fish and a medley of vegetables. This allows you to get the most bang for your buck.
  • Most pizza ovens take 15 minutes to fully heat up. If the oven you’re considering can’t match or beat that time, you’ll want to pass on purchasing it.
  • Propane pizza ovens may or may not come with a small disposable propane bottle. Almost all of the units have adapters that allow you to use full-size propane tanks instead of the smaller propane bottles that don’t last long.
  • A stove cover is a must if you intend on leaving your pizza oven outdoors. Of course, you can always place the unit in a garage when not in use if you don’t want to invest in a stove cover.
  • Use oven mitts and a pizza peel to safely place the pizza in the oven, turn the pizza and remove it once its fully cooked.
  • Pizza ovens come in a variety of price ranges. On the lower end you’ll find the Green Mountain Grills Wood Fired Pizza Oven and the Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Oven. Both the Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven and the Ooni Koda Gas Outdoor Pizza Oven cost a considerable deal more.