There is nothing better than the delicious smell of a gooey, cheesy pizza in the oven wafting through your home or around your patio. But if you leave the pizza in the oven too long, choose the wrong oven, or put your oven on the wrong setting, it’s easy to end up with a burnt mess.

That’s why it’s so important that you choose the right oven. Learn how to select between a propane pizza oven or a wood-fired one with this helpful post.

The Joys of a Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Outdoor pizza ovens are a big luxury. They give you the most authentic taste and are the only way to become Vera Pizza Napoletana certified.

Making a pizza in a wood-fired oven with organic ingredients takes it to the next level. The wood adds a certain character and charm to your pizza that just can’t come from propane.

But wood burning pizza ovens are a lot more work to set up and clean up afterward. They can also cost a lot more money than a propane pizza oven.

The Convenience of a Propane Pizza Oven

A propane pizza oven is able to maintain an accurate temperature with less effort than if you are using a wood oven.

You would have to learn how to stoke the fire very often to create the temperature you desire. And if you get the temperature up too hot in a wood-burning oven, it can take a long time to get the heat level back down.

You may lose the ambiance of a wood-fired oven when you choose propane, but you can still use a little bit of wood to lend flavor to the pizza and give it a more interesting taste.

Using a Gas and Wood Oven

A gas oven that allows you to burn wood as well can offer you the best of both worlds. You can cook with wood and then use the gas to stabilize the temperature in your oven. 

If you use the feature well, then you should be able to cook your pizza in a convenient and efficient way. When you have the time and desire to add in wood, you can. But if you are just wanting to cook up a pizza during the week and don’t have time for the full experience, you can just turn on the gas feature.

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Now that you have more information, you should be able to figure out whether a propane pizza oven or a wood-fired pizza oven would be better for your needs. 

Consider how often you will make pizza, how authentic you want your pizza to be, and how much time you will have to dedicate to your pizza making process before making your selection. 

For more guidance in selecting items for around your home or debating the best way to cook something, check out our other articles today.

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