The NEW Ooni Karu 12 Gas Burner – First Cook!

NEW Ooni Karu 12 Gas Burner and First Impressions

Hello! Welcome to our learning to cook pizza journey! I bought the NEW Ooni Karu 12 gas burner and made my first pizza with it - these are my first impressions of this new burner for the Ooni Karu 12 Pizza Oven. This is a real-time pizza cook. Your support gives me the opportunity to buy new pizza ovens and accessories to show on this channel: real-time pizza cooks, honest reviews, tips and lots of pizza! Thank you so much! Pizza Dough Vid and Recipe: 200g Dough Ball - 60% Hydration Pizza Dough Recipe: 500g pizza flour 300g water 9g dissolved table salt in water above 0.8g dried yeast dissolved in water above separately from the salt (changes with climate) I used a breadmaker to knead the dough and bulk-proofed the dough for 24 hours at room temperature. The room temperature was 17c.
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The new Ooni Karu 12 Gas Burner has been designed for use with the Ooni Karu 12 multi-fuelled Pizza oven and works with just a click on the easy to use dial.

The burner is similar to the new Ooni Karu 16 gas burner, but smaller in size to fit the oven.

My experience of using it to heat up the oven was positive.  The burner has been designed to be used with the chimney on and with the door off.

This is very different to the Ooni Karu 16, whereby both the chimney and the door are kept on whilst cooking.

The reason for this difference, I believe, are the vents on the front of the door on the Ooni Karu 16.  The Ooni Karu 12’s door has no vents and is a solid deep section of metal.

The chimney appeared to draw and pull the flames up and over the pizza for the cook, rather than the flames coming forward through the front of the oven.


The gas burner will need to be used with the chimney in place and the door off.

    This higher-level flame being drawn by the chimney over the pizza led to the crust getting cooked at the top crust area more than the lower sides of the crust.  This is slightly different to the flame-cooked pizza using the wood-burner.

    I will need to get used to the higher flame cook on the crust and possibly find a way to lower it in future pizza cooks using the gas burner.  Check out my video above where I show the pizza cook and if you have any queries or comments please use the comments section on my videos – many thanks!

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