Pinnacolo Pizza Ovens

Why do we love the Pinnacolo brand?

If you are looking for a great wood-fired pizza oven in Canada and the US, you came to the right place! 

PINNACOLO Pizza Ovens are designed specifically to handle the extreme weather conditions experienced in Canada. The materials have been selected to offer many years of uninterrupted performance. Each unit is inspected and must pass stringent quality controls. This is perfect for parties or even when you just want to satisfy your pizza cravings!  

Italian inspired PINNACOLO Pizza Ovens brings the “Taste of Italy” to your backyard. Wood-fired flavor is changing the way we think about backyard cooking, making pizzas, or baking bread.

PINNACOLO Pizza Ovens include a full 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects. This warranty includes defects of the dome and the cooking chamber. 

Outdoor Pizza Oven FAQs

With a selection of wood-fired ovens that give an authentic taste to gas ovens for ease and convenience, we have the perfect at-home pizza ovens for your pizza party.

Below are some helpful tips to help you find the best pizza oven for you. Be sure to check out our pizza oven buying guide and take the pizza oven quiz for more information on how to choose the right oven.

Fuel Type: Wood Burning vs. Gas-Powered Outdoor Pizza Ovens

Pizza ovens come in several configurations: wood-fired, gas-fired, or wood/gas hybrid. You'll want to decide whether you want to go with a traditional wood oven versus a gas oven.

Traditional wood-burning pizza ovens are the classic style of pizza oven, and have been around for centuries. This type of oven produces a unique wood-fired flavor that is unmatched with gas or hybrid pizza ovens. It also requires more time and experience to master than its gas counterparts.

Gas-powered pizza ovens are relatively newer than wood fired ovens, and are ideal for people who don't want to deal with the hassle of dealing with firewood. Gas-powered ovens have a gas burner and generally require less time to heat up and maintain temperature than their wood-fired counterparts, so they can be used much more often and quickly. The pizza cooked in these ovens may not have quite the same flavor as a wood-fired oven, but they can still produce a delicious neapolitan-style pizza.

Finally, there are hybrid ovens that combine both wood and gas fuel sources. This multi-fuel pizza oven offers the best of both worlds: the smoky, rich flavor of a traditional wood-fired pizza with the convenience of gas ignition and temperature control.

No matter which type of pizza oven you choose, it's important to remember that good pizza comes down to more than just the heat source. Skill and experience are necessary for producing a great pizza regardless of the type of oven being used. At our outdoor pizza oven collection, we offer all three types so you can find the one that is best for your needs.

Installation: Countertop, Freestanding and Outdoor Pizza Oven Kits

When it comes to installation, our outdoor pizza oven collection includes countertop, freestanding, and modular oven kits. Countertop pizza ovens work best when you are building an outdoor kitchen area with a large base built to hold your pizza oven. These outdoor ovens will be the centerpiece for your pizza parties.

Freestanding portable pizza ovens are perfect for those who want to be able to move their oven around from place to place, or for those who don't have a lot of space. A lightweight portable pizza oven is perfect for a camping trip and tailgating with your friends.

Pizza oven kits make it easier to build an oven from scratch. A built-in pizza oven typically comes with step-by-step instructions, materials lists, and all the necessary components needed to construct your own custom pizza oven. No matter what type of installation you’re looking for, our collection of outdoor ovens has something perfect for everyone!

Pizza Oven Construction

Pizza ovens can be made from a variety of materials but the main two are ceramic coated steel or masonry construction. Ceramic coated steel ovens are lightweight and easy to move, making them ideal for those who plan to use their oven in multiple locations or need something that can be moved around easily. They are typically made with stainless steel construction and are a good option if you will need to move the oven.

Masonry pizza ovens are heavier, but provide superior insulation and heat retention for an even cook to give you restaurant-quality pizza.

No matter what type of pizza oven you choose, it’s important to invest in a high-quality product that will last for years with proper maintenance. Our outdoor pizza oven collection features only the best outdoor pizza ovens so you can't go wrong.

Pizza Oven Cooking Process

An outdoor pizza oven is not just for cooking pizzas! You can also use your outdoor pizza oven to roast vegetables, bake breads, and even cook seafood. The higher temperatures and intense direct heat of the oven can give any food a deliciously smoky flavour.

With an outdoor pizza oven, you can make creative dishes like roasted vegetable lasagna, garlic-herb focaccia, and grilled salmon with lemon caper butter. Your outdoor pizza oven will become your favourite piece of cooking equipment in no time!

Cooking pizza in a pizza oven is a fast and efficient process, taking only minutes from start to finish. The temperature of the oven plays an important role in how quickly your pizza will cook.

Generally speaking, a properly heated pizza oven can reach maximum temperatures up to 900°F or higher, allowing pizzas to cook in as little as 60 seconds! The hotter the oven, the quicker your pizza will be ready.

Additionally, when using a wood-fired pizza oven you should rotate the pizza to ensure even cooking on both sides of the crust. With this method you can expect to have delicious pizzas right off the oven in no time!

Cooking pizza in an outdoor pizza oven can be a fun and rewarding experience. You will need to get the temperature of the oven floor to between 600 - 750 degrees while the oven dome is between 750- 900 degrees depending on how fast you want to cook your pizzas.

Once the desired temperature is reached, slide your pizza directly onto the oven floor with a pizza peel. Each type of pizza will require different cooking times so rotate your pizzas periodically for even cooking.

Yes, outdoor pizza ovens can work in winter, but there are some precautions you should take to ensure successful cooking in colder temperatures:

1. **Preheat the oven for longer**: In colder weather, the oven may take longer to reach the desired temperature. Plan for a longer preheating time to ensure that the oven is adequately heated before cooking your pizzas.

2. **Use dry wood**: Moisture in wood can affect the oven's performance, so make sure to use dry, seasoned wood for fuel. Wet or green wood can create excessive smoke and lead to difficulty in maintaining consistent temperatures.

3. **Protect the oven from the elements**: If possible, consider using a cover or shelter to protect the oven from rain, snow, or strong winds. This can help maintain a stable cooking environment and prevent the oven from cooling down too quickly.

4. **Monitor the temperature closely**: Keep a close eye on the temperature inside the oven using a thermometer. Cold weather may require adjustments to the amount of wood or gas used to maintain the desired cooking temperature.

5. **Consider insulation**: Some outdoor pizza ovens come with insulation options or can be retrofitted with insulation kits. Insulating the oven can help it retain heat better, making it more efficient and resilient in colder temperatures.

6. **Dress appropriately**: Cooking outdoors in winter can be chilly, so make sure to dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear to stay comfortable while tending to the oven.

By taking these precautions, you can continue to enjoy delicious homemade pizzas from your outdoor pizza oven even during the winter months.

Pizza Oven Pricing

The cost of a good outdoor pizza oven can vary greatly depending on its size and features. Generally, you can expect to pay anywhere between $1200-$6,500 for a quality outdoor pizza oven.

Higher priced models will usually come with added features such as better insulation, higher BTU ratings and a larger cooking surface that are perfect for family gatherings.

The answer to this question depends on what you're hoping to get out of your pizza oven. If you want a convenient way to make delicious, authentic pizzas at home, then backyard pizza ovens may be worth the investment for you. There are many different types of backyard pizza ovens available in a range of sizes and price points, so it's important to consider both the cost and the features you desire before making a purchase.

Pizza ovens can range from affordable countertop models to large, custom-built outdoor installations. Wood-fired pizza ovens are ideal for those who want to capture the traditional smoky flavor of a brick oven pizza. For larger families and gatherings, bigger models can accommodate multiple homemade pizzas at once. No matter what type of backyard pizza oven you purchase, it will likely provide a great return on your investment and definitely worth the money.

When it comes to selecting the best outdoor pizza oven kit, there are a few factors to consider. For starters, you’ll want to look at size and capacity – how many pizzas can it cook at once? How much space does it require?

Additionally, you should pay attention to the type of fuel used – is it wood-fired, electric, or gas? You should also evaluate the materials used in the oven – is it highly insulated to help maintain consistent temperatures?

Finally, consider ease of use and assembly. Many pizza oven kits come with all parts needed for setup and typically involve minimal assembly. With these factors in mind, you can find a great outdoor pizza oven kit that works best for your needs.

Fuel for Outdoor Pizza Ovens

When it comes to selecting wood for your pizza oven, the best choice is hardwoods, such as oak and maple. These types of wood are denser and contain more sugar than softwoods, which helps them burn more evenly and produce high temperatures.

Hardwoods are also less prone to producing sparks that could damage the oven’s lining. Additionally, they contain fewer sap, resin and moisture than other wood types, which helps to prevent soot buildup within the oven.

When selecting wood for your pizza oven, you should look for hardwood logs that are between 18 and 24 inches in length. This will ensure that the fire is big enough to reach an optimal temperature and provide a uniform heat. Additionally, you should avoid using wood that is smaller than 18 inches as it may burn too quickly and not create enough heat for your oven.

It’s also important to select dry wood rather than freshly cut logs. Freshly cut logs contain more moisture which can lead to an uneven fire in the oven and can also cause the pizza to become soggy if too much of the moisture is released. You should look for wood that has been split and stored in a dry, well-ventilated area for at least 6 months before using it in your oven.

Finally, you should choose wood that is free of mold or fungus as these can release toxins into the air which can be hazardous to your health.

Check out our selection of cooking wood here.

The best fuel source for a pizza oven depends on the type of oven you have. For wood-fired brick ovens, hardwood logs are the recommended fuel because they produce high heat and long-burning flames that help to evenly cook and crisp the crust of your pizza.

For a gas-fueled pizza oven, natural gas or propane can be used for high-temperature cooking. Whatever type of fuel you choose, make sure to use it properly and safely. With the right fuel and proper maintenance, your pizza oven will be a delicious part of your outdoor kitchen for years to come.

When considering whether a gas or wood-fired pizza oven is better, it ultimately boils down to personal preference and priorities. 

A traditional wood-fired pizza oven offers the quintessential experience, infusing pizzas with a distinct smoky flavor and authentic charm. It's ideal for those seeking the traditional wood-fired experience and enthusiasts who appreciate the ritual of tending to the fire.

On the other hand, a gas-powered pizza oven offers convenience and ease of use, perfect for residential settings where simplicity and efficiency are valued. With a gas-powered oven, you can enjoy delicious pizzas in your own backyard without the hassle of sourcing and managing wood.

If you prioritize the traditional wood-fired experience and don't mind the additional effort, a wood-fired pizza oven might be the way to go. However, if convenience and simplicity are more important to you, a gas-powered pizza oven can still deliver delicious results right in your own backyard. Ultimately, it's about finding the balance between authenticity and practicality that suits your preferences.

Pizza Oven Installation

The answer to this question depends on the material of your house and the type of pizza oven you are using. Generally, any wood or gas fired pizza oven should be at least 18 inches away from combustible walls such as wood siding.

Electric pizza ovens can usually be placed closer to combustible materials since they do not create an open flame. It is also important to consider the ventilation of the oven when placing it near a house or other structure. The proper placement will ensure that any smoke or heat generated by the oven does not enter your home and create an unhealthy environment.

Yes, a pizza oven can be placed outside. The main considerations when placing an oven outside is ensuring it is protected from the elements and that there is enough ventilation to ensure it operates safely. Ultimately, when used safely and with proper maintenance, an outdoor pizza oven can provide an enjoyable and delicious cooking experience.

Yes, we have a variety of indoor pizza ovens that are certified for indoor residential use. These indoor ovens are designed for safe and efficient cooking indoors with the correct venting and clearances.