My First Cook with the Ooni Fyra 12 Pizza Oven!
My first cooks in new pizza ovens are the challenge to identify how easy or not a pizza oven is to use. Find out how my first cook went in my video!
The Ooni Fyra 12 Pizza Oven is a wood pellet fired oven. Just top up the hopper at the back with pellets, ignite and you are good to go.
My first cook with the the Ooni Fyra 12 Pizza Oven was fun and enjoyable!
To get the oven ready for this first cook I used a butane gas burner to ignite the wood pellets in the grate, whilst it was outside of the oven. I then pushed the grate into the oven and let the flames catch on the pellets for a minute or two with the front door off.
Once a solid flame had developed, I added more pellets, filled up the hopper to the top and placed the oven door back on. I checked the chimney vent toggle was completely open and left the pizza oven to heat up.
After about 10 minutes I checked the stone temperature with the laser thermometer. It had reached 380c in that time. I was ready to make my pizza.
About 7 minutes later I returned with my pizza and the stone had reached 515c! I used my cast-iron skillet pan to reduce the temperature on the stone – it can take off 100c in about 60 seconds.
IF YOUR PIZZA STONE GETS TOO HOT THEN USE A CAST IRON PAN TO REDUCE THE STONE TEMPERATURE FAST!
Once my pizza was launched into the oven I kept checking to see whether the flames were strong enough for the cook. I did have to tap the hopper to move some of the pellets down. I cooked with the oven door on.
After a few minutes the pizza was ready and I had created a very crusty pizza with a lovely base cook.
I found it easy to use and the hopper was simple to manage. Just a few taps now and then kept the flame going. Overall, this oven gave a great first cook. If you enjoy using wood pellets as your go-to fuel, then this oven will give you hours of pizza cooking fun.
I’ve created a Pizza for Beginners YouTube playlist that gives some great tips to help your learning to cook pizza journey! Enjoy your Pizza Cooking!