last weekend we were shopping for something else when we stumbled across the make and model we had been looking at and it was on sale! it was too good of a deal to pass up, so we bought it. it was a busy week, so we didn't get a chance to unbox it and give it a go until this saturday. since saturday was the first day of spring, it was the absolute perfect time for the pizza oven's maiden voyage!
this particular pizza oven (the ooni karu 12 multi-fuel) is awesome for a few reasons . . . what really sold us is the fact that you can choose between three different fuel options (charcoal, wood, or gas) and it's totally portable because it breaks down so small for camping and travel. gosh, it's cute too (it looks like an old-fashioned airstream). we bought the oven gloves to keep our hands safe and an infrared thermometer to read the temperature of the stone. we ordered a pizza peel too, but it hasn't arrived in the mail yet.
in our opinions, the absolute best pizza in the entire world is neapolitan style pizza baked at extremely high heat (hello, 900 degrees F!) in coal or wood ovens. thus, this new toy is a dream come true for us.
we gave it a go and got our learning curve on saturday trying it out with 4 different types of pizzas. all turned out incredibly delicious. we were positively giddy with ourselves! we used it again on monday night, and we definitely got the hang of it. (we'll balance out all of this pizza with lots of walks around the neighborhood now that the weather is getting nicer!)