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Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven

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  • BONUS #1 - Pizza Oven Recipe eBook
  • BONUS #2 - Artisan Pizza Making Online Course
  • Free Clay Roasting Pan and Pizza Peel
  • HUGE Cooking Area (35"W x 35"D)
  • Ships In 2-3 Weeks


Enter into wood-fired cooking with the Maximus Prime Arena Wood Fired Oven

If you are looking for the best outdoor wood-fired pizza oven for your backyard, catering, or a food truck, this is the perfect large pizza oven We personally use this wood-fired oven and LOVE IT!

The Maximus Prime ARENA is the upgraded style that has a slate front look rather than the traditional brick look.

Maximus Prime pizza oven air flow through chimney

Don't be fooled by the chimney at the back of the oven.  The Prime Arena Stainless Steel Wood-Fired Oven has an aluminum dome with a stainless steel 316 dropped ceiling inside the oven.  This ceiling directs the fire/heat from the back of the oven to the front of the oven and then up through a ceiling opening that goes back to the chimney. 

This design sends the heat over your food which allows for convection cooking and better heat retention as you can see in the video below!

Why Choose a Stainless Steel Pizza Oven?

Unlike a brick oven, a stainless steel pizza oven heats up in 30-45 minutes so you can fire it up after work and be ready for cooking before you finish your first glass of wine.   Handmade in Portugal, this oven produces superb wood-fired pizzas as well as any other dish you can imagine!  The larger cooking floor fits up to 5-6 pizza pies at a time and they will cook to perfection in less than 2 minutes.

For a limited time, when you buy the Prime Portable Pizza Oven, get a FREE 12" Metal Turning Peel and Clay Roasting Pan (14.5″ x 10″ x 3″) - great for dishes such as chicken, beef, fish, veggies, bread and so much more!

Prime wood burning pizza oven in garden

We've found that our Maximus Prime Pizza Oven (old style above) creates a family cooking atmosphere because, unlike a grill that involves one person doing all the cooking, this large pizza oven lets all family members get involved from firing up the oven to food preparation to cooking delicious meals.

You can read our review of the Prime Wood Fired Oven here!

Prime Pizza Oven Features

  • Sleek design - A pop of red or an elegant black
  • Output: Up to 150 unit. ( 10″) or 80 unit. ( 12″) Pizzas Hour - large enough to use as a commercial pizza oven!
  • Pizza Capacity: 6 pizzas 9″- 12″Pizzas
  • Wood consumption: 5-7 lbs+ Hour - we use around 6 pieces of wood per evening of cooking (we bought a big bunch of wood for $10 and have been using it for over 7 nights of cooking) 
  • Chimney Diameter:  6″
  • Outside: Beautiful Red or Black Aluminum wall - high oxidation and corrosion resistance (we've used ours in the Florida weather for years w/o any issues!)
  • Inside: Stainless Steel 304-2B DOUBLE wall containing a high temperature special ceramic blanket. Stainless Steel 304-2B is better due to its resistance to salt and sea corrosion.
  • Floor: Refractory Tiles
  • Front: Cast stone in refractory cement (Lafarge) and inside structure made with forged iron to reinforce the cast stone
  • Chimney:100% Stainless steel
  • Shipped securely in a custom box inside a wood crate
  • Shipping Crate Size: 43"w x 43"d x 39"h

Included Free With Your Prime:

  • Removable Stainless Chimney with Valve and Cap - directs smoke up and away from you; cap protects your oven from dew and rain
  • Stainless Oven Door - use when you are cooking at slow heat to make perfectly crusted loaves of bread!
  • Thermometer (0-932°F) - helps you know when the oven is ready for cooking
  • Ash/Wood Holder - helps block wood and ash from your pizzas

These pizza ovens sell out quickly so order your Prime Pizza Oven now (red or black) to ensure you get one before they are gone!

Prime Specifications 


Wood-Fired cooking creates a delicious flavor and is way more fun than grilling because the whole family gets involved!


Hand-made in Portugal


30.3" H x 39" W x 39" D (to top of flue w/o chimney)

45"H x 39" W x 39" D (from base to the top of the chimney cap)


35.4” W x 35.4” D - Plenty of space for (4) large pizzas, large grill, or multiple cast iron skillets


12.5" H from floor to upper false ceiling


20” W x 11” H - Plenty of space for (4) large pizzas, large grill, or multiple cast iron skillets


Cook 4 pizzas in less than 2 minutes!


300lbs - Very portable (with strong friends) or remove the inside tiles during relocation to decrease by around 100 lbs - perfect for catering and tailgating!


Outer wall is 1.4mm Aluminum - holds up better in wet, salty Florida weather!


304-2B grade Stainless steel double wall with total 1mm (x2 0.5mm) - built to withstand the elements better than stainless steel 304, giving you a lifetime of entertaining


High temperature ceramic blanket and a special fire-blanket with safety homologation, bio-soluble, and asbestos FREE,  between inner and outer wall to hold in the heat


Chimney (100% 304-2B Stainless steel), Oven Door (100% 304-2B Stainless steel), Thermometer, Clay Baking Dish, Pizza Peel, 1 Extra Floor Tile

Cooking Productivity:

Up to 150 10" pizzas per hour (just think of the pizza orders you could fill)!.  Cooks pizzas in under 2 minutes (even the kids can wait that long!). 


    At a manageable weight of only 300 pounds, this is the perfect commercial pizza oven for mobile food truck businesses, caterers, pizza parties, small restaurant businesses, backyard birthday parties, corporate events, trailers, and fairs.  Much less expensive than a pizza trailer and light enough to move around - even fits in the back of most cars. You can’t go wrong - optimize your business with this economical oven.

    The PRIME is the big brother to the MAXIMUS.  If the Prime model is too big, take a look at the smaller wood fired oven from Portugal, the Maximus pizza oven.  Either way, you'll find a pizza oven that's just right! 

    Don't delay - scroll up and get your own shiny Prime Oven today! 

    Prime Oven Videos 

    Breakfast Casserole Cooking in Prime Pizza Oven

    We don't like wasting good heat in our wood-burning ovens so after the pizzas are cooked, we often throw in a good breakfast casserole in preparation for the following morning!  Here's a video of a scrumptious southwestern breakfast casserole complete with eggs, cheese, and salsa! Check out the large cooking space!


    Here's another video showing a couple of pizzas cooking in the Maximus Prime oven.


    Read Authentic Pizza Ovens Warranty here 

    All our oven REQUIRE "all-weather" protection from rain, sleet, and snow, fallen leaves and protection from the harsh elements when not in use. If you don't have a cover, you can find the Prime Oven Cover here that fits snugly over the oven and secures with a pull tie.  These are beautiful ovens that are meant to last for a very long time, but you must take care of it. 

    Authentic Pizza Ovens Authorized Dealer

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 56 reviews
    Love Our New Pizza Oven

    Very happy with oven and how project turned out. Been using it every weekend since it was installed. Feels like we are on vacation in backyard...

    Thanks for the lovely review and for sending that amazing picture of your set up Dunk! We are pleased to know that you are enjoying your new pizza oven!

    So happy

    We couldn’t be happier than we are with ourMaximus Prime pizza oven. We have zero problems with ordering and delivery. We’ve really enjoyed trying it out! We’ve roasted a chicken and veggies, had some pizza & calzone and tonight we cooked porterhouse steaks with baked potatoes and roasted asparagus. So excited to have the whole season ahead of us!

    Thank you so much
    Bryan & Robin Feather
    Cumberland, RI

    Thank you for the lovely review Bryan! We are happy that you are enjoying your new oven! Thanks for sending those pictures too! It looks great!

    Great customer service

    So after several weeks of email Pam about which oven I should get, I finally pulled the trigger on the Maximus Prime. Ordered it on Thur and it was here on Wed. Had my neighbor open my garage door to let the delivery driver put it in my garage. I was so excited to come home and unpackage my oven. To my surprise the oven was damaged, I took a few pics and emailed Pam about my concern. She and the company went above and beyond my expectation to fix my issue. I would recommend them to anyone. And do I like the oven no I don’t, I love the oven. Wish I ordered it sooner. Thanks again

    Thanks for the great review and wonderful pictures Dennis! Glad you are enjoying your new oven!

    We Love It!

    Our Optimus Prime is wonderful. The company was very good about letting us know what to expect and they did not disappoint. We were able to cook our first pizza within 4 hours of delivery!

    Wow! That's a nice set up! Thank you for the amazing review Gary! If you need anything else in the future, just let us know. We are always happy to help. Enjoy your new oven!

    A very nice oven.

    After ordering the oven I received a call from customer service to make sure they understood my delivery instructions. I received my oven about a week after ordering and we really love it! I live in a rural area and was worried about the delivery. I followed the delivery notes provided by the trucking company and as fate would have it I was stuck in the doctor’s office at the time of the delivery. When I finally got home I found my oven had been unloaded and put in my garage! I was lucky and don’t recommend missing the delivery appointment!

    Thank you for the 5-star review Ralph! We are glad that you're lovin' your oven! We would love to see pictures of it! Til' our next transaction. :)

    Happy Birthday to me!

    Happy Birthday to me! Love mastering new recipes in my wood fired oven. Way more fun than grilling and the family loves it. Delivery was good and the customer service was great. Totally happy with this oven.

    We are having so much fun with our new Prime Pizza Oven are so happy Pam at Patio & Pizza rec...

    We are having so much fun with our new Prime Pizza Oven are so happy Pam at Patio & Pizza recommended this model for us! Our place has become the party place! So far we've cooked pizzas, asparagus, squash, peach cobbler, and even roasted some marshmellows in there! Looking forward to making even more dishes tonight!

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    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Ask a Question
    • How tall is the chimney on the Prime

      The chimney on the Prime oven is 36” high and is made entirely of stainless steel.   

    • What material are the walls made up of ?

      The interior walls of the Prime oven are made of 316 Stainless Steel and the outside of Aluminum.  The 316 Stainless Steel is the preferred steel for use in marine environments because of its greater resistance to pitting corrosion so it really holds up for keeping your oven in good condition despite the weather. The walls of the Prime wood-fired oven are double walls with a high-temperature special ceramic blanket within the walls.  We use this oven all the time and you can touch the outside of the pizza oven while the fire is blazing without burning your hand because of how well the oven is insulated.  We also have quite a few customers using this oven in food trucks and in restaurants.

    • I need to order this oven ahead of time to build the frame of where it’s going to be, how will we get help on lifting it when it’s ready to be dropped

      The Prime wood-fired oven weighs approximately 300 lbs so it can be lifted with the help of some strong friends.  However, the refractory bricks that make up the oven floor can be easily removed.  If you take out the bricks, the oven only weighs around 100 lbs and can be picked up and moved to your base,  Then, you can put the bricks back in the oven.   We used this method when moving the Prime oven to our own base.

    • Can the Prime Pizza Oven be installed on a trailer?

      Most definitely! We have numerous customers using the Prime on trailers and in food trucks. The Prime would work perfectly bolted on a trailer because it has 3 rails underneath. The oven actually sits up an inch off the bottom so you won't have to worry about the bottom getting hot (and it has a ceramic fire blanket insulating the bottom anyway).  

    • What's the floor size of the brick ovens from Authentic Pizza Ovens?

      There is 5" from the bottom of the oven to the floor base. The base filled with Rockwood insulation is approximately 2.5" so the bricks are around 2.5" thick as well.

    • 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.  

    • How long will it take to have my Prime pizza oven delivered?

      We typically ship our Authentic Pizza Ovens quickly when you order them (same or next day).  The Prime Pizza Oven ships from our warehouse in Arizona so depending on where you live, the delivery time could be 1 - 7 days.  We will send tracking as soon as it ships so you will be able to track your oven.  Once your oven arrives at the local terminal, you should get a call from the freight company to schedule the actual delivery.

    • What are the base thickness requirements to support the maximums Prime large pizza oven.

      I'm going to share a link to one of our blog posts that will help you with this! The Prime doesn't technically need a top to a base to hold the oven. There are rails on the bottom of the oven to support it. As long as you are making sure the structure you have can support the weight and is made of non-combustible material, you've got everything covered! 
      How To Build A Pizza Oven Base

    • Can the Oven be retrofitted with a gas burner. If so, which of the ones you sell would you recommend?

      The Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven is a wood burning pizza oven. If you are looking for an oven similar to this that is a gas burning oven, in both size and quality, check the Belforno Countertop Pizza Oven in size Grande!

    • How hot does the outside get, dome and bottom

      Great question! Even though internal temsp are much, much, higher, because of the way it is insulated, the outside of the Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven is cool enough that you can place a hand on it. However, it is highly reccomended that it be placed on a sturdy base, away from all flammable materials.

    • In the specifications above it says the walls are made of 304-2B stainless steel. But in your Q&A here you state the stainless steel is 316 which is a better grade. Which one is it?

      Great question! 316 grade stainless steel is used for the inside of the Maximus Prime large Pizza Oven; 315 grade is used for the outside of this oven.

    • Do you sell the smaller version of the Maximus wood fire over

      We do sell the Maximus Arena Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven (Red: SKU:APO-MAXR, Black: SKU: APO-MAXB) which, at 130 lbs, is portable and great to take camping or tailgating!  They can be found here: https://www.patioandpizza.com/products/maximus-arena-wood-fired-oven-authentic-pizza-ovens?variant=8114924322921

    • is the oven weather proof? i am considering installing it on the patio and exposed to the elements.

      The interior walls of the Prime oven are made of 316 Stainless Steel and the outside of Aluminum.  The 316 Stainless Steel is the preferred steel for use in marine environments because of its greater resistance to pitting corrosion so it really holds up for keeping your oven in good condition despite the weather. However, all of our ovens require “all-weather” protection from rain, sleet and snow, fallen leaves, and protection from harsh elements when not in use. We do offer a cover for this very purpose, our Pizza Oven Cover - Prime Large Pizza Oven Cover (SKU: APO-COVER100) which protects your investment and looks great while doing so!

    • How high will the temperature go and how long does it sustain it? How much wood is needed to achieve 850-900 degrees F?

      You can put enough wood in the oven to turn it into a fire much hotter than you’d ever need but, at some point, you’ll start burning up your oven.  While the oven can withstand a fire of 900 degrees, it’s usually way too hot to cook at that temperature for most customers.  We recommend keeping the fire below 900 degrees.

    • Does this oven have to be vented outside if you use it in a restaurant or can you just set it under the hood system?

      The Maximus Prime can be used either way and is a super oven.  However, if you need to have an oven that is UL-listed for indoor commercial use, this oven does not have that certification.  For commercial ovens certified for indoor commercial use, you may need to look at the ovens found here:  https://www.patioandpizza.com/collections/installation_commercial

    • Does the red exterior fade or loose its color due to heat I want red but worried about discoloration from heat

      Thanks for the great question.  The Maximus Primes are very popular ovens and, as far as we know, we've never had anyone complain about the red color fading or losing its color.  We personally use the Prime oven and love it!

    • Can I use Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven for baking bread?

      Yes, most definitely!  We have baked bread in our Maximus Prime Large Oven many times.  Also, for reference, here is a video showing bread being baked in the smaller Maximus oven:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJn6nfkM6tE

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