5 Ooni Koda 16 PIzza Oven Tips | PIZZA BEGINNERS GUIDEHi! These are my top 5 Ooni Koda 16 pizza oven tips! I use the following pizza ovens: Roccbox, Ooni Karu 12, Ooni Karu 16, Ooni Koda 12, Ooni Koda 16, Ooni Fyra 12, Pizza Party Ardore, Your support gives me - as I learn to cook, the opportunity to buy new pizza ovens and accessories to show on this channel: real-time cooks, independent, honest reviews, tips and lots of pizza and cast iron pan dishes! Thank you so much!
So let’s go through my Top 5 Ooni Koda 16 pizza oven tips!
- FLAME SIZE
The Ooni Koda 16 has, unlike many other gas pizza ovens, an L-Shaped burner. And it is not a gimmick! The burner gives you a super opportunity to manage the size of your flame.
The dial at the back gives you instant control over the flame size – just turn the dial and the flame size changes accordingly.
The side gas burner reaches the front of the oven, and this keeps the stone hot close to you.
If you are new to this oven I would recommend cooking your pizza closer to the front and to the left. This will give you the benefit of seeing the pizza cook on the left with a good heat on the stone.
When you get to know your oven better you can slowly move your pizza closer to the back into the L-shaped corner for a super fast pizza cook.
- COOK OTHER DISHES
You can use this oven to cook other dishes using a cast-iron pan. I cook chicken kebabs, vegetable dishes and meats – it is very versatile.
- STONE SPACE
This is the big brother oven to the Ooni Koda 12 and so it has a lot more room to manouvre your pizza around.
This is useful if you prefer to cook your pizza away from the flames, for a slower cook or to help you manage the pizza away from the flames.
- CLEANING THE STONE
This stone is not square and so it is not possible to turn the stone around, only over, to burn away the debris. My advice would be to keep turning the stone over after each cooking day, when the stone has cooled down.
THE OONI KODA 16 IS A FUN AND EASY OVEN TO USE WITH INSTANT FLAME CONTROL AT THE TURN OF THE DIAL
This will help burn any excess debris and accumulations off the stone.
A pizza brush will also help take off the loose particles.
I intend to place the stone in my large wood-fired oven to assist with the cleaning. Check out our Pizza Stone Cleaning Video here.
- HEAT LEVELS
The main challenge when you cook pizza is to ensure the heat levels within the oven are correct for your cook.
This will enable your base, crusts and toppings to all cook at the same time, all within 60 seconds!
I would recommend that your stone, at the centre of the area where you will place your pizza, is heated to 430c to 450c.
This will help your pizza pick up the lower and higher heat from the stone as you rotate it, without burning the pizza base.
The closer your pizza is to the flame, the faster it will cook, however a slower cook away from the flame will give you a nice crunchy crust.
These top tips will help you make super tasty pizza in a high-heat oven in no time. Enjoy your outdoor pizza oven cooking!
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