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If you’re a pizza lover, the current social isolation situation probably has you missing your favourite slice. And while delivery pizza definitely has its place, there’s something about a piping hot pizza made in front of you that brings something else to the dining experience.
If you’re looking to make an authentic pizza in just a few minutes without having to invest in a high-price pizza oven, we’ve found a stovetop version that reviewers say does the job perfectly.
What is it?
An appliance that promises, hot, fresh pizzeria pizza at home, the PizzaCraft Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven is a simple solution to pizza night. The compact pizza oven heats up to 600 F in less than 10 minutes, giving you just enough time to dress your pizza and pop it in the oven.
In less than six minutes, you’ll have a pizzeria-quality pie at home.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $237
How it works
Most conventional ovens can’t heat above 500 F, making the PizzaCraft Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven the ultimate tool to reach ideal pizza baking conditions. Using the power of your gas stovetop, this oven conducts the heat throughout its interior making it the perfect environment for pizzeria pizza. Channeling the heat through the hollow-core cordierite pizza stone, the oven reaches the optimal baking temperature and indicates when it’s ready to bake thanks to an internal thermometer.
What people are saying
Loved for its ability to provide quality pizza at home, this stovetop oven is a customer favourite on Amazon.
“The oven can't get hot enough to properly crisp the crust and that's where this thing excels. We can pop it on our gas stove, turn the burner up high, start rolling the dough and grating the cheese and in 10-15 minutes it's at 650-700 degrees and ready to roll…,” says one shopper. “I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to any pizza-making fan (that has a gas stove)!”
“I got this as a family present for Christmas and really wasn't expecting too much from it as I've never really had homemade pizza taste anywhere near restaurant calibre. I read great things about it so decided to give it a try. The reviews were bang on. Makes a great pizza tasting like a restaurant,” adds another. “Does a really nice thin-crust pizza and the crust comes out just like it's been in a commercial oven. Strongly recommend!”
Customers do warn, however, that making the perfect pizza does take some trial and error.
“I get great results from this oven. The trick to it is not to follow the directions given or you will burn the bottom of the crust. For best results pre-heat the oven over a low flame to let the stone heat up slightly. When you put the pizza in, turn the flame up to high and the top and bottom of the pizza will cook at the same rate. This has never failed for me and we have enjoyed some amazing pizzas,” promises one customer.
“Like others have said, there is definitely a learning curve when putting the pizza oven together and actually using it. However, each time I use it, the results are better! On my stovetop, it heats up to 500 degrees in under 10 minutes, and to about 650 in 15 on the ‘power burner’… I made my own dough (much easier than expected) and a pizza screen,” explains another. “I just pre-bake the crust for five minutes, add the toppings and bake for another five minutes. They came out great! I have to experiment with different cheeses and sauces now.”
If you have a gas stovetop and a love for pizza, then this oven may be for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re a connoisseur or simply love a thin-crust pie on pizza night, customers believe the PizzaCraft Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven is just the thing to take your family’s dinner to the next level.
While they do warn the appliance requires some trial and error, this stovetop pizza oven manages to turn out the perfect pizzeria-quality dish once you catch the hang of it.