How To Light The Ooni Fyra 12 Pizza Oven

How To Light The Ooni Fyra 12 Pizza Oven

How To Light The Ooni Fyra 12 Pizza Oven

How to light the Ooni Fyra 12 Pizza Oven!  Check the vid out!

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The Fyra 12 is easy to light  – with the help of the pellet hopper, you can top up and watch the flames grow!

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The Fyra 12 has an easy to use pellet hopper at the back of the oven.  There is a small grate, just enough to provide a good-sized flame at the back of the oven for your pizza cook.


It’s very easy to use the Ooni Fyra 12 with it’s practical pellet hopper!  These are my steps for lighting and maintaining the flame and heat in the Ooni Fyra 12:

  • Add a small amount of pellets to your clean grate.
  • Light the pellets until you see a small flame.  Leave that flame develop for a few minutes.
  • Add a scoop of pellets into the hopper onto the small flame.
  • Leave that for a few minutes to catch.
  • Then add two more scoops of pellets so that they settle on an established but small flame.
  • At this point, you may find that you will just see smoke billowing out of the chimney.
  • The smoke is a signal that the pellets are smouldering under the pellets and will need to ‘catch’.
  • Give the pellets a waft of air at the back and this will help trigger the ‘catch’.
  • At this point, the smoke will recede and the chimney smoke will turn clear and some flames will appear in the chimney.
  • You can add more pellets; fill the hopper up to halfway.  Tap the side of the hopper to release any stuck pellets.

    Tap the Hopper to dislodge pellets in the hopper

    You should now have an oven that has a good flame at the back, and it should quickly heat up your oven.

    All you need to do is keep topping up the hopper and tapping the side to dislodge the pellets in the hopper.  It’s as easy as that!

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    Enjoy your outdoor pizza oven cooking!

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