GOZNEY ROCCBOX METAL PIZZA TURNING PEEL 7"
It didn't take long for me to realise that after buying the Ooni Koda I needed a new peel for it to comfortably fit the oven. I use a 9" non-perforated peel for the Ooni Pro and the Ooni 3. I realised that going back to using a non-turning square peel was a bad idea.
If you are new to pizza making and using a square peel where you have to rotate the pizza outside the oven with your fingers then I would recommend getting a small round turning peel and start practising with it. It won't take long - you'll get used to it very quickly. They range in price and I paid just £11 for mine from Amazon. No more burnt fingers and mis-shaped pizza (unless you prefer the look of an artisan mis-shaped pizza which I have to admit I do!)
The peel set me back £50 and I purchased it directly off the Gozney website. That price was the top end of my budget - I wouldn't have paid any more for a pizza peel.
This peel is only 7" and it's perfect for using with not just this oven but most small pizza ovens on the market. I used it for the first time in the above video to make a pizza and it was great fun to use. The length of the handle gives you the perfect space to grip and manoeuvre your pizza without hitting the sides. This peel really is ideal. It's also balanced well with a sturdy grip black plastic handle. This will now be my go-to peel for my small pizza ovens!
SIZZLED SALMON COOKED IN THE OONI KODA GAS-FIRED PIZZA OVEN
It's been a while since I've sizzled something in a pizza oven and this was the first sizzled dish I'd made with the Ooni Koda. I wanted to test it out to see how well it cooked foods other than pizza! Salmon is my favourite sizzle dish and after marinating it with lemon and garlic the fish was ready for the cook.
One thing I did learn quite quickly from this cook is that you will need good long tongs to steer your pan around and oven gloves that can withstand a high heat. I cooked the salmon on a medium heat only because the strength of the flame was so strong and was as hot as I could go without the flame burning my fingers. It did take a bit longer to cook on medium heat but I felt it gave the salmon a beautiful crust. On high heat that would've been too strong a flame and the fish would have developed a very cooked crust but with uncooked meat on the inside. High heat would be a great flame for a piece of steak.
So, to sum up, this oven cooks food well in the sizzler pan, just take care to protect your hands against the heat!
See you next week!