First Cook with the NEW Ooni Karu 12G Pizza Oven!

First Cook with the NEW Ooni Karu 12G Pizza Oven!

First Cook with the NEW Ooni Karu 12G Pizza Oven!

We cook in and review the NEW Ooni Karu 12G Pizza Oven!  Check it out!

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The Ooni Karu 12G pizza oven is a newer version of the Ooni Karu 12 Pizza Oven and has some differences which are outlined below.

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This is an outdoor pizza oven perfect for cooking Neopolitan-style pizza, as the oven can reach 450c to 500c!


The first cook with the Ooni Karu 12G using the wood-fired burner was enjoyable and easy to do!  I also used the Ooni Karu 12 gas burner which requires you to use a chimney and the door closed.

The video above shows the differences between the two types of pizza cook – one with wood and the other with gas, so please check it out.

Overall, the wood-fired pizza cook was lovely  – the glass door really helped me keep an eye on the crust at the back without having to open the door which would release the heat.

The new thermometer dial at the side is super handy and reduces the need to keep checking the stone with a digital thermometer as the oven warms up thus preventing the heat from escaping.  That helps speed up the oven heat-up time.  However, you will need to use the digital thermometer to check the exact stone temperature when the oven is at temperature and ready for the pizza cook.

I found the Ooni Karu 12 grate lid handle to be more solid than the new Karu 12G grate lid handle which wiggles a bit, however, the main feature of this new updated Karu 12G oven is the glass door!



The glass door helps you keep an eye on the pizza as it cooks so you don't have to open the door

There is so much benefit to be had from being able to see your pizza cooking and that is why I love using the gas-fired Koda range ovens so much!  The oven door handle is sturdy and it opens and closes very easily so that you can make swift rotations to your pizza with ease!  I really enjoyed using the new Karu 12G and with its smart new grey powder-coated shell, fits nicely in with the other Ooni Pizza oven range ovens!  Enjoy!

PIZZA OVENS – if you are looking to buy a pizza oven check out all my pizza oven review videos as there are a number to choose from such as the Ooni Fyra 12, the Ooni Karu 16,  the Ooni Koda 16, Ooni koda 12, Gozney Roccbox and the Ooni Karu 12!  

Check out our Pizza Stone Cleaning Video here.

I’ve created a Pizza for Beginners – Learning to Cook Pizza and How to Use Pizza Ovens YouTube playlist that gives some great tips to help you with your learning to cook pizza journey!

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