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Chicago Brick Oven CBO-500 Wood Fired Pizza Oven Kit


Quick Specs

🔥 Fuel Type:  Wood

🍕 Capacity:  (1) 12-inch Pizzas At A Time!

📦 Weight: 350lbs

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CBO-500 DIY Masonry Pizza Oven Kit

For outdoor cooking enthusiasts who spend more time in their backyard than inside, there is nothing greater than a delicious meal prepared and enjoyed outdoors. If you already have a top-of-the-line grill and a living space that can be described as an oasis, how do you add to the experience?  Add wood-fired cooking to your outdoor kitchen!

Upgrade the way you dine and entertain with the CBO-500 wood burning brick oven. Made in the USA, this kit can be enclosed in any custom design to meet your existing decor (see photos for ideas). It is a state-of-the-art high temperature refractory oven, designed to make mastering wood-fired cooking easy.

From cherry cobblers to gourmet pizza, this outdoor kitchen pizza oven will make every meal memorable. Your guests will rave over the authentic taste and flavors! And don’t let the name fool you - it isn’t just pizza you’ll be cooking to perfection.

For a limited time, get a free bonus cooking kit with your order! A $155 value, the pizza oven accessory kit includes:

  • Pizza Peel
  • Infrared Thermometer Gun
  • Oven Cleaning Brush

We have customer photos for you to browse for ideas on enclosing the oven, and we have several instructional videos in our video tab on building an enclosure and using the oven.

CBO-500 DIY Pizza Oven Kit Specifications

  • Quick oven heat up time - heats in less than an hour and stays hot all day!
  • Internal Dimensions: 22.5”W x 26.5"D x 11.8"H (594 sq inches)
  • Exterior Dimensions: 28.5"W x 29.5”D x 16"H
  • Cook (1) 12" pizza pie or (2) 10" pies in under 2 minutes for your pizza parties!   
  • Bake pizza, bread, cookies, cakes, and even meat with a delicious and unique oven-roasted flavor right in your own backyard.
  • Simple to install - the bundle kit comes with detailed instructions 
  • Self-cleaning and easy to maintain with high heat

Iron Chef Restaurateurs, Tim Love and Edward Lee, advocate the superior cooking performance of the CBO Pizza Ovens!

Chef Lee Chicago Brick Oven

“Cooking with wood fire adds an entire new vocabulary to my cuisine, one that is primal, instinctive and adventurous. With my Chicago Brick Oven, I can achieve this with a consistent heat source that I could not live without. It’s my favorite oven to cook with. The menu changes weekly but the CBO-750 is a mainstay!”

- Chef Edward Lee
Iron Chef America

Oven Features
  • Type: DIY / Masonry / Ready To Finish - perfect for DIYers who want to design their pizza oven or enlist a professional contractor to help create the perfect backyard centerpiece! 
  • Construction: Refractory Cement | Stainless Steel Fibers - will handle the North American climates from Florida to North Dakota
  • Fuel Type: Wood  - Built to retain heat for hours of wood-fired cooking
  • Design: Proprietary low dome design, flue system, and refractory material create the exclusive and dynamic Flame Roll - the only way to generate temps as high as 1000°F for true wood-fired taste
  • Certification: NSF Rated | UL Listed - sounds technical but it really just means it will protect your health and keep you safe!

    Chicago Brick Oven User Manual
    CBO-500 Specification Guide


    Included Components
    • Pizza Oven Kit Includes: 5-piece oven (Dome, 2-Piece Hearth, Arch), Decorative Door
    • Install Kit Includes:  Anchor Plate, Insulating Board & Blanket, 18-Gauge Galvannealed Steel Plate, Mortar
    • Bonus Cooking Kit:  Pizza Peel, Brush, Infrared Thermometer
    • DuraVent 6" Anchor Plate (6DT-AP) - Will connect to DuraTech 6" Class "A" Double Wall Pipe (Venting Pipe and Termination Cap NOT INCLUDED)

    This outdoor pizza oven has a low, igloo-like design to create high temperatures and concentrated heat. Because of this unique design, you’ll be able to use conduction, convection cooking, and radiant heat interchangeably to create gourmet meals, whether you’re an at-home chef or a professional restaurateur!

    Don't hesitate - Add To Cart now to get your own Chicago Brick Oven CBO-500 bundle!


    While watching these videos, just imagine how the CBO-500 oven could be built into your existing outdoor entertaining space.  If you can imagine it, you can build it!

    Benefits of a Chicago Brick Oven

    The design of the CBO-500 allows it to reach temperatures over 1000°F.  But, that's not the only reason why you should get a Chicago Brick Oven.  Watch this video to learn even more reasons:

    Outdoor Pizza Oven Kit Time-Lapse Installation

    Building a custom outdoor oven is easy when starting with the Chicago Brick Oven CBO-500 bundle.  Watch this video to see just how easy it can be done: 

    Starting a Fire in the Chicago Brick Oven

    Watch this video for tips to starting a fire in your outdoor oven.

    Curing Your Chicago Brick Oven

    Curing your CBO-500 oven simply means starting several small temperature fires over time to allow all moisture to leave the brick.  Below is a great method for curing your oven.


    Chicago Brick Oven has a limited warranty that warrants their products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of shipment.

    Local regulations about wood burning equipment should be consulted.


    CBO DIY Kit Side-by-side Comparisons

    Chicago Brick Oven CBO-750 DIY Pizza Oven Kit

    Weight: 480 lbs

    34"W x 41.25"D x 16.25"H

    Cooking Surface:
    28"W x 38"D x 12.5"H
    1,064 sq in

    Door Opening:
    17” W x 8.5" H

    Our Most Popular Kit


    Chicago Brick Oven CBO-500 Wood Fired Pizza Oven Kit

    Weight: 350 lbs

    28.5"W x 29.5”D x 16"H

    Cooking Surface:
    22.5”W x 26.5"D x 11.8"H
    594 sq in

    Door Opening:
    17” W x 9.25" H

    For Smaller Footprints


    Chicago Brick Oven CBO-1000 Wood Fired Pizza Oven Kit

    Weight: 920 lbs

    50”W x 58.5”D x 19.5”H

    Cooking Surface:
    53”W x 39”D x 13.5"H
    2,067 sq in

    Door opening:
    21” W x 10"H

    For a larger family

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 27 reviews
    Pierre E.
    Love it!

    Love it! It can cook some amazing food! I went with the 750 and it's perfect for our family. It has become the centerpiece of our backyard.

    David A.
    “My oven is finally finished and it looks great!

    “My oven is finally finished and it looks great! When my contractor started in the fall, my only stipulation was that it be finished by Thanksgiving, so I could cook part of my meal in the oven. They finished the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving, and it started snowing that day. I had spent the prior week curing the oven while the final pieces of the stone were put on the exterior. So, on Thanksgiving morning I was outside first thing in the morning shoveling the path to the oven and starting my fire! I cooked Turkey Roulades and roasted vegetables in the oven and it performed perfectly. We have done several Pizzas as well and they have been fantastic. We look forward to spring and the chance to do more cooking in our CBO. Thanks Guys!”- David A. Queensburg, NY

    Joe N.
    I first discovered wood-fired brick ovens on a cooking show a few years ago.

    I first discovered wood-fired brick ovens on a cooking show a few years ago. I have always wanted one since then. I did some research looking for the best one and the same company kept coming up, Chicago Brick Oven. I got my oven in April 2015 and started cooking right away, after I Installed, making sure to follow the instructions that were included. The oven and the pizzas I cooked became the sensation of my small town! We had pizza parties every weekend and then I started experimenting! We have made pizza, steaks, fish, baked potatoes, cookies, pumpkin seeds, Mac n' Cheese, calzones, stuffed peppers, and my favorite, fresh pita bread. I have had no complaints about my oven and can't wait to cook something new with it every weekend. I highly recommend Chicago Brick Oven to everyone that has a passion for cooking great food.- Joe N.

    Mike C.
    I absolutely love my CBO!

    I absolutely love my CBO! It has become the centerpiece to my Backyard Kitchen. The best part… I can now cook my Famous Neapolitan Tomato and Sausage Pie in my CBO instead of a conventional oven. And, the CBO team was with me throughout the entire installation process! Great customer service guys. -Mike C.

    Wendy P.
    Attached are pictures of the pizza oven in our outdoor kitchen at our community center.

    Attached are pictures of the pizza oven in our outdoor kitchen at our community center. It looks absolutely perfect and we are very happy with it!\n\nThanks for working with me in ordering this and having it delivered.\n\nHope you are having a wonderful day!!\n

    Wendy P.
    Attached are pictures of the pizza oven in our outdoor kitchen at our community center.

    Attached are pictures of the pizza oven in our outdoor kitchen at our community center. It looks absolutely perfect and we are very happy with it!\n\nThanks for working with me in ordering this and having it delivered.\n\nHope you are having a wonderful day!!\n

    Oriella S.
    We love out Chicago Brick Oven Pizza!

    We love out Chicago Brick Oven Pizza!! We use it all year round and love the fact that it was made in the USA. The flame roll looks magnificent at night and is the center piece of our backyard. We wouldn't have considered any other oven than a CBO!


    Ask a Question
    • What's the heating time of stainless steel and brick ovens?

      Stainless steel pizza ovens will heat faster but they won't stay hot as long. Brick ovens take longer to completely heat but the heat will be retained in the oven for much longer cooking times.  

    • What are the features of Chicago Brick Ovens?

      These ovens are certified to UL and NSF4 Standards for safe indoor/outdoor installations. They have a proprietary low dome design and flue system which creates a dynamic Flame roll - not only does it look great but it generates temps as high as 1000 degrees for true wood-fired taste. You can purchase the base kit and then customize using your own design. We also have many celebrities using the CBO ovens such as Guy Fieri, Rachael Ray, and Iron Chef Restaurateurs, Edward Lee and Tim Love.  

    • What are the features of CBO-500 and CBO-750 kits?

      The CBO-500 is a kit that comes in 3 pieces with the prefabricated dome totally complete. Then, you can finish in the material (stone, brick, etc.) of your choice. The cooking space of the CBO-500 is 26 ¾" w x 23"d. If you a really serious in this investment, there is a larger CBO-750 kit which has a cooking space of 40"d x 27 ½"w. You get a pizza peel, oven cleaning brush, and infrared thermometer gun with the CBO kits.

    • I am installing it in an outdoor kitchen, but the kitchen is capable of being totally enclosed so I will need to pipe the flue out about 8' or so, is that possible?

      Yes, you can easily extend the flue. We carry the Duravent chimney pipe that works great for extending the flue. You can also re-route the chimney if necessary - you just need to have the first 24" straight up from the oven. After that, you can turn if necessary. We've had some customers go as far as 30' without any drafting issues. It's really up to you (or any local guidelines) as to whether you want to go up through the roof or through a sidewall. Some people even put in just a hood and then have their oven and/or grill underneath the hood directing the smoke through it.

    • Where do the Chicago Brick Pizza ovens ship from?

      These ovens are manufactured and ship from Chicago.  

    • Is There A Max Length Of Pizza Oven Chimney Vent Pipe Allowed?

      We have seen 30 feet of venting used without drafting issues with our Chicago Brick Ovens.

    • What Type Of Pipe Do I Need To Use Chimney Vent Wall Piping?

      We recommend Duravent double wall pipe. We carry the Duravent pipe and can work with you to get the lengths you need. Just shoot a quick email to and let us know what you are planning. 

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