The Pizza Table Guide

The Pizza TABLE Guide!

Hi and welcome to our learning-to-cook pizza journey! Today I cover the pizza tables I have, why I bought them, and also which pizza oven I use for each type of table. Tables for pizza ovens can be bought on a budget - so make sure you choose a table that is both suitable and fits your needs.

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Hi Ellie here,  Whether you have a wood or gas-fired pizza oven, or you’re working with limited space, there are a number of pizza table options that should fit your needs. Let’s get started!

I have a few tables and I bought them for specific ovens. First, let’s talk about pizza tables for wood-fired pizza ovens. These tables will need to handle the heat. Here are some key factors to consider:

When choosing a table for a wood-fired oven, look for materials such as stainless steel or a combination of stainless steel and wood.

These tables can withstand higher temperatures and are durable.  Wood-fired ovens may generate sparks as you add wood or lump wood charcoal to the grate, or hot wood pellets can escape and roll onto your table.

So, it’s important to ensure that the table materials can withstand heat. Gas-fired ovens don’t get as hot and can be placed on a wooden surface.

I have three tables and use them for very different reasons with different ovens.  One is a catering trolley, the other is a folding garden bistro table and the third is my permanent pizza kitchen table setup.

For the Small wood-fired pizza ovens like the Karu 12 and Karu 12G, I use a folding wood bistro table with my stainless steel preparation board on top.  I fold up the table and it’s not in the way.  It cost me about £50 and it’s very good value.  I bought this table about 2 years ago.

The second table I use is a stainless steel table.  This table is a catering trolley with wheels that technically wasn’t designed to be stored outside unprotected for 4 years!

But it has been amazing and I bought this value table from Amazon originally for the larger Wood-fired Ooni Pro and now I use it for the Wood-fired Ooni Karu 16 because it’s large enough to hold that big, heavy oven.

The only downside with this table is that it cannot be folded away and so I store it out of sight because it’s not the best looking table!  But it has wheels so I can wheel it away when not in use or position it in a better position when setting the oven up.

Ensure the table is large enough to accommodate your oven – I measured my oven before I bought the table. Stability is important too as you don’t want the whole setup collapsing, as wood-fired ovens can get heavy and super hot.

Look for tables with a robust frame and adjustable feet if possible for uneven surfaces.  It’s very easy to clean and it can withstand the heat from these pizza ovens.

Some tables come with built-in storage options for wood logs, pizza peels, and other accessories. This can be a real space-saver.  This one has a shelf and that’s handy for placing your logs or extra pizza peels on.  If the tables don’t come with hooks – try adding your own.

The third table is my main pizza kitchen table and my favourite as it’s the most practical.  It was also really good value – I paid £185 for it two years ago.

I use this for the gas-fired pizza ovens with no chimneys.  With many gas-fired pizza ovens, you can cook under cover outside.  With my pizza kitchen setup, the table was made to order off Etsy from a small business and I chose the height, style etc.

I opted for a back shelf for my accessories and to protect against the wind.  This table provides plenty of room for pizza prep and placing out ingredients and cooking utensils.

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I also asked for the pizza block to be made to the size of the Koda 16.  I wanted this wooden pizza table to accommodate all my gas-fired pizza ovens, with the Koda 16 being the largest.  I also wanted height.  No more bending down to peek into the oven for 60 to 120 seconds.

This extra block brings my ovens with their legs up to a very convenient and non-back braking height level.  Just perfect for pizza cooking.  The legs can also be adjusted to level them out.

I added hooks to store all my peels at the front and bought a BBQ Gazebo to place on the table.

This had no side panels so we made those to match.  These are removable but we like them on there all the time.  They keep the breeze away from the oven. And it all matched up very nicely.

I’ve added to the wooden table surface two different-sized stainless steel pizza boards.  These are mainly used for pizza preparation, and to place under the smaller wood-fired pizza ovens that sit on my folding wooden table.

Gas-fired pizza ovens – the ones that I have anyhow, do not need to sit on metal as the heat from the oven doesn’t go down onto the cooking table surface or down the legs so would be fine.

Look out for a table with good height.  Pizza tables are better if they are higher than your standard table and look out for foldable tables if you have limited space.

So, if you are looking for a more permanent pizza table area for all your bits and bobs, you may want to consider a wooden pizza table kitchen setup if you have room.

Our pizza table area has now served many purposes, such as BBQ preparation and a food and drink serving area and it doesn’t need to be expensive.  We also hide our seat cushions under there when there is a summer rain shower.

Whether it’s for a wood-fired or gas-fired pizza oven, or even if you’re working with limited space, you will need to measure up your oven before buying your table.

And if you’re good at a bit of DIY, that will really turn your pizza table or pizza cooking area into something unique and special.

You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a good table and the tables that are not branded as pizza tables can be cheaper and serve the same purpose so shop around!

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 Volt 12, Ooni Karu 12G, 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.  And check out our Pizza Oven Review videos 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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