After learning about this highly regarded backyard oven, we decided to look further into all the Pizzeria Pronto outdoor pizza oven reviews.
I’m really impressed!
First a little background about my love for pizza, and why this topic is close to my heart (and my belly).
Being an ex-pizza maker, myself, I’ve always had a fascination with making pizza at home. I believe I have perfected making pizza inside my house. So, this has led me to explore making pizza outdoors, using something like the Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven.
Sidenote…The pizza pictured above, I made in my kitchen oven at 550°F, for about 11 – 12 minutes
When I make pizza inside the house, I use either a pizza mesh, or a baking stone for pizza. Each one produces a very nice result. Of course, there are many factors that decide how good your home pizza is going to be, but the ability to get your oven really hot, is definitely one of the most important.
I would recommend at the very least, 500°F. Hotter if you can get it, though! Most of the commercial wood-fired pizza ovens can achieve temperatures over 800°F. This makes the best thin crust, Italian style, slightly charred, pizza in under 2 minutes.
We’re going to explore just one pizza cooking backyard oven today. So, without further ado….
This one is a winner! When doing the research, I’ve come across so many buyers who are so happy with this portable outdoor pizza oven. Perfect for tailgating, picnics, camping or just backyard use.
Ten Minute Preheat
Firstly, the oven needs to be on for 10 minutes, and is ready to use. An internal heat reflector, and heat retaining visor ensures that the Pizzeria Pronto gets hot quickly, and stays hot.
No Wait Time
Once you’ve taken out your cooked pizza, you can put another one in straight away. There’s no cool down, and therefore no wasted propane.
This handy pizza cooker, can achieve temperatures of over 700°F. Which means that you’ll have a pizza ready to eat and enjoy in 5 minutes. That’s about half the time of a conventional kitchen oven.
This oven is propane powered, and is quite efficient. A one lb. bottle will last about 2 hours, and a 20 lb tank will last about 24 hours, if you run the oven moderately. In 2 hours you can do quite the stack of pizzas! Everyone can get their own personal pizza without waiting all night! Having said that, I can’t imagine why you would need to run this bad boy for 24 hours, unless you were doing a pizza making marathon. I guess it would be called a Pizzathon or a Pizzafest or a PizzaPalooza…lol!
Pizzeria Pronto Specs
The oven weighs 27.5 lbs.
The Pronto measures in at 18.6″ x 18″ x 15.5″
Made of Cordierite, Stainless Steel, Plastic, Mild Steel, Nylon, & Bamboo
15,000 BTU’S Burner
The pizza stone is 14″ (the Pizzeria Pronto comes with two 14 inch oven stones) , but obviously, you should not make a pizza right to the edge of the stone. So, the maximum size pizza should be around 12.5′. This is a more than ample personal pizza. Usually, a personal pizza is 10″, so everyone should be happy with a 12 inch pizza pie!
Overview of the Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven
Natural Gas Conversion
Some of the buyers have wanted to run their pizza oven on natural gas. Makes perfect sense if you’re at home using this pizza unit, and have a dedicated gas line available for your bbq or pizza oven. So, Pizzacraft had a natural gas conversion kit made to handle this request.
In the package we’re looking at, which is the Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven – PC6000, you get the pizza stone Grill Brush, folding pizza peel and Pizza eBook – this kit is PC0217. Also included are two 14 inch pizza stones.
Is This Pizza Oven Really That Good?
Well, all we can do is deliver our research to you, and let you decide. Besides all the Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven reviews, the unit has been featured in the press a number of times. Such as the The Talk as a “Summer Party Essential” and PIX11-TV did a lifestyle segment called Taligate In Style, by Limor Suss. So, if you’re asking us the question “Is this pizza oven really that good?”, the answer is a resounding “YES”!
Pizzeria Pronto Pizza Oven Reviews
Let’s talk about the actual reviews. One of the words that you will see over and over is the word “Love”. Sounds kind of farfetched, doesn’t it? Well check it out for yourself. In many reviews people are saying that they love this little pizza oven.
Real Comments, Summarized…
- One person purchased the Pizza Oven Leg Kit, but lost one of the feet. They called customer service, and received one for free. They said it was great customer service!
- Another buyer is so thrilled with the oven, she is telling everyone about it. She’s so happy to finally be able to make crispy pizza, quickly. Not having to heat up her pizza stone in her electric oven for an hour, makes her happy.
- One guy says he recently changed the Pronto over to natural gas, using the conversion kit, and it was a fairly simple process.
- “All I have to say is WOW!”, says Tyler B., adding, he doesn’t need delivery anymore. Sounds like a pretty satisfied cutomer to me.
And the reviews go on and on and on….
It works so well, apparently! Seriously, go and look for yourself, you will be pleasantly amazed!
What Else Can Be Cooked On The Pizzeria Pronto…
Pizzacraft is always experimenting and tweaking their products, and has successfully cooked breadsticks, garlic knots, giant pretzels, steaks, pork chops, chicken, and calzones.
While these items cooked very well in the Pronto, cooking meats in it can be messy due to splattering. So, the advice is to use a metal pan with a splatter guard or shield. This will prevent excessive smoking, possibly fire, and a mess inside the oven.
How To Assemble the Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven
So assembly is pretty simple, and operating it is pretty simple too. A well thought out pizza cooking machine.
If you’re a person who likes to read and see instructions on paper, then you can download the
This user manual contains everything you need to know about the Pizzeria Pronto Pizza Oven, Models PC6000/ PC6002/ PC6004/ PC6005. How to maintain, assemble, and has a bullet proof pizza dough recipe!
Making Pizza Tips & Tricks
You Don’t Have To Spin The Dough Up In The Air
Okay, so there are many nuances to making pizza. Those pizza shop guys make it look so easy to stretch the dough balls into a nice round pizza, and occasionally put on a little show…throwing the dough in the air etc. It’s actually not that hard to do. It just takes practice….but you don’t need to do this!
It’s Okay To Use A Rolling Pin
Well, you don’t have to look fancy, and you’re allowed to use a rolling pin if you really have to (or a wine bottle, if you don’t have a rolling pin). It’s the safe route, and you won’t be scraping pizza dough off the floor!
Pizza Spinning Instructions By a Master
3 Ways To Avoid a Pizza Disaster
There are 3 ways you can ensure that your pizza dough doesn’t stick to the pizza peel, averting a potential disaster. The worst thing to happen is to have the dough stuck to the pizza peel. It can get completely stuck, or a section of it gets stuck. Sometimes you only discover that it’s partially stuck when you have the pizza half way into the oven. So, half is in the oven and the other half is on the peel, and your pulling is turning the pizza into a football shape.
- Before you place your stretched or rolled pizza dough on the pizza peel, be sure to liberally flour the peel. This way, if you take an extra long time dressing the pizza pie, it probably won’t stick too much (unless you take like 15 minutes or more).
- Exact same scenario as point number 1, but instead of using flour, use corn meal. Corn meal won’t bind together the way that flour can, so it buys you a bit more time.
- ***This method is bullet proof*** Use parchment paper. So, you lay the paper on the peel, then you lay the stretched dough on the parchment paper. Then you take your sweet ass time dressing it. It doesn’t matter how long you take…. When you’re ready, slide the pizza into the oven, including the parchment paper, under the pizza. After about a minute to 90 seconds, slide the peel between the parchment paper and the pizza. they will easily separate, and you leave the pizza in the Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven. Ta-daaa….MAGIC!!!
Okay, so I said there’s 3 methods to prevent the sticky-pizza nightmare calamity….well I guess there’s a 4th method. This next part is an old pizza-maker’s trick. It’s not done much any more because of health reasons, but I’ll share it here anyway.
Pick Up One Edge Of The PIzza
Once the pizza is stretched and dressed and it’s ready for the oven, but you’ve not used parchment paper, but rather cornmeal or flour, you must pick up one edge of the pizza about half an inch up, so you can see under the pizza about an inch or two in.
Blow A Puff Of Air Under The Pizza
Then you crouch low, and blow a small puff of air under the lifted up dough. You have now inserted a small air pocket under the pizza. It will slide around the peel much easier, so be careful it doesn’t slide off the peel before you get to the oven.
Since the pizza is for you and your family or friends it’s no big deal to use the air-puff trick. However, in a restaurant you don’t want to see some big sweaty pizza-maker dude blowing his own air under your pizza…right…lol…
Rotate The Pizza
The final tip is to rotate the pizza at least once during the cooking process. Remember no oven produces even heat in every possible spot in the oven. Sometimes the bottom will have hot spots or cool spots. Likewise the top of the pizza can get unevenly cooked too. So, one 180° rotation will ensure a more even cooking.
Well, this brings us to the end of the article and research. After reading dozens of Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven reviews, we’re completely convinced and impressed with how well this outdoor pizza oven works. It’s rare to see so many 5-star reviews…but we do here…
This Pizzeria Pronto cooks pizzas as well as many ovens that cost 5 or 6 times the money. The only thing I hope for, is if Pizzacraft can make a bigger version of this wonderful oven. Having said that, this one does the trick until they do!