Review – Ooni Fyra 12 Pizza Oven:
I bought my first Ooni (it was Uuni then!) pizza oven many years ago, it was the Uuni 2S and I was amazed at the quality of pizzas I could cook in it especially as it had only cost me £200!
There was a fairly steep learning curve to learn how to keep the fire running optimally and to cook your pizzas without burning them but after I while I was getting there! (usually with my wife helping!)
Then Ooni sent me the Ooni 3 Pizza Oven to cook with so I could update my blog with information about the new pizza oven, it was similar to the Ooni 2S but had evolved with new design features including a clip on chimney, upgraded hopper, set back and updated pellet tray.
This is my Ooni Blog:
To get the best out of the Ooni 3 I bought a jam funnel which helped stack loads of pellets up and reduced the number of times you had to refill. I also used a little USB powered fan to keep the fire roaring when cooking. Those two additions made it possible for me to make and cook the pizzas on my own. Folk with far greater skills than me managed without these items but they were a massive help to me!
This was my review of the Ooni 3:
Since the Ooni 3 I have been cooking on the Ooni Pro 16 which is just a glorious beast, I tend to cook on it on a Friday after work and I love drinking a beer waiting for the Oak to burn and get the oven up to temperature. Great way to end the working week!
Fast forward to February 2021 and Ooni contacted me to see if I would like to cook with the Ooni Fyra 12 Pizza oven so I could update my blog which still had info on the 2S and 3 ovens. I jumped at the chance!
Like the 2S and the 3, the Fyra is a 12″ Wood Pellet fired Pizza Oven and it weighs 10kg.
The delivery included:
1- Ooni Fyra 12 Pizza Oven – Link to Ooni Shop
2- Ooni Premium Pizza Oven Hardwood Pellets – Link to Ooni Shop
3- Ooni 12″ Perforated Pizza Peel – Link to Ooni Shop
4- Ooni Premium Natural Firelighters – Link to Ooni Shop
5- Ooni Fyra Carry Case – Link to Ooni Shop
6- Ooni Infrared Thermometer – Link to Ooni Shop
I was impressed with all the new branding and when I unpacked the Fyra it was a nice looking oven, the design was definitely a step up from the Ooni 3. There was minimal plastic waste in the box and the instructions to put it together were very good. I did manage to put the flame guard on incorrectly but about a hundred people on Facebook kept me right!
It took no time at all to put it together and run it for a test/burn off ahead of a planned cook. Legs folded out, chimney put together and slotted in, pellet chute pushed in, stone in place and flame guard in place.
The Ooni Fyra 12 Pizza Oven
The oven runs on wood pellets only and the cordierite stone cooking surface is 12″ wide. The pellets go into a tray at the back and are topped up through a chute at the back. After each cook there is minimal waste and I didn’t see much ash on the pizza stone during cooks.
The oven weighs 10kg, has two folding legs at the front and one folding leg at the back. The door on the front has a handle in the middle and a little slot to check the flame action behind!
Time to fire it up: Partial scoop of pellets:
Firelighters on top, use these if you can as it makes things a lot easier
Before long a nice fire (and yes, the flame guard is in wrong! I moved it!)
Nice and hot! This was about 15 minutes in. There is a damper on the chimney, I left it wide open on all cooks.
I did my first reels on Instagram too for this one, more info below:
The second cook was Aubergine Parmigiana
The last Reels was popular so I made another one!
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