Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven Review
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Solo Stove, the innovative outdoor gear company, has always been driven by a passion for creating products that enhance the outdoor experience. It was this same passion that led them to develop one of their latest creations – the Pi Pizza Oven. After years of perfecting their signature smokeless fire pits, Solo Stove recognized a gap in the market for a portable, efficient pizza oven that could be used anywhere. And so, the Pi Pizza Oven was born – a sleek and modern oven that promises to revolutionize outdoor cooking. With its unique design and superior functionality, the Pi Pizza Oven is set to become a must-have for outdoor enthusiasts and pizza lovers alike. In this review, we will take a closer look at the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven and see if it is worth the investment.
Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven Unboxing and Assembly
As you can see in the pictures above the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven box had a rough ride on it’s way here. Luckily, Solo Stove packages the Pi Pizza Oven with boxes within a well packaged box, so the outer box provides a nice protective layer and the inner boxes made its way to me undamaged and in perfect condition.
Unboxing and assembling the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven Wood and Gas Essential Bundle is quite simple. The bundle comes with everything you need to make delicious wood-fired pizzas in your own backyard. The first thing you’ll notice when unboxing the bundle is the high-quality materials used to make the oven. The oven itself is made of stainless steel and has a double-walled construction that allows it to retain heat and cook pizzas evenly.
The bundle includes both a wood and gas burner, giving you the flexibility to choose how you want to cook your pizzas. The wood burner is perfect for those who love the smoky flavor that comes with wood-fired pizzas, while the gas burner is ideal for those who want to cook pizzas quickly without having to wait for the wood to heat up.
Assembling the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven Wood and Gas Essential Bundle is a breeze – insert the Cordierite Pizza Stones, then wood pan or gas burner and it is ready to go. Once assembled, the oven weighs about 30 lbs., which isn’t terrible heavy, so it can be moved easily enough to anywhere you would like to setup your pie cooking station. The wood and gas burners are also easy to attach and detach, making it simple to switch between the two depending on your preference.
Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven Design
The Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven has an innovative design design. Its stainless-steel construction gives it a sleek and sophisticated look that will make any outdoor kitchen shine. But it’s not just about looks – the stainless-steel construction also ensures that this pizza oven is built to last. It’s durable and resistant to rust, so it will be able to cook delicious pizzas for years to come.
What really sets the Solo Stove Pi Pizza oven apart is its Demi-Dome Construction. This unique design allows for a circular flow of air that is self-sustaining, creating a perfect environment for cooking pizza. The heat is evenly distributed throughout the oven, so you can be sure that your pizza will come out perfectly cooked every time.
The Solo Stove Pi Pizza oven also has a panoramic opening that allows you to watch your pizza as it cooks. It’s like having a front-row seat to the culinary magic that’s happening inside the oven. And with two porous cordierite stone halves, you can be sure that your pizza will have a perfectly crispy crust.
The convection heating and ceramic insulation of the Solo Stove Pi Pizza oven ensures that your pizza will cook quickly and evenly. The Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven is also incredibly versatile.
Whether you prefer the smoky flavor of wood-fired pizzas or the convenience of gas, this oven has you covered. The wood option allows you to create that authentic, rustic taste that is so beloved by pizza enthusiasts, while the gas option provides a quick and easy way to cook up your favorite pies.
Making Pizzas with the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven
Pizza is a beloved food, and making it at home has always been a fun activity. But with the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven, making pizzas has become even easier and more enjoyable. It’s compact, easy to use, and produces delicious, crispy pizzas in just a matter of minutes (once it is heated up). With its sleek design and durable construction, this little oven is perfect for camping trips, backyard barbecues, or any other outdoor adventure.
One of the best things about the Solo Stove Pi is how simple it is to use. Just load up your favorite pizza toppings onto the dough, slide it onto the oven’s stone base, let it bake for about 30 seconds, turning the pizza about four times every 20 – 30 seconds and viola a pizza that is ready to eat.
The oven’s unique airflow system ensures that the heat is evenly distributed, so your pizza comes out perfectly cooked every time. This oven can be used with both wood and gas, making it versatile and convenient for any pizza lover.
Using the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven with wood is a unique experience. While it may take a bit of time to heat up using wood, the wait is well worth it for the mouth-watering pizza that awaits. The wood burning option on the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven adds a rustic charm to the cooking process. The crackling of the wood and the aroma of the smoke create an ambiance that cannot be replicated with traditional ovens. And the flavor! Oh, the flavor. The wood burning infuses the pizza with a smoky taste that takes it to the next level. While the wait is not a drawback, it does take more time and effort than the gas burner. But it’s an opportunity to savor the anticipation of the delicious meal to come. Plus, the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven is designed to be efficient, so once it’s heated up, the cooking process is quick and easy. The result is a crispy and delicious pizza with a smoky flavor that is hard to resist.
For those who prefer the ease of gas, the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven can be used with a propane tank. The oven heats up quickly and maintains a consistent temperature, making it easy to achieve the perfect pizza every time. The convenience of gas makes it a great option for those who want to make pizza on a regular basis without the hassle of dealing with wood. It is also the easier option for group pizza cooking so you don’t have to constantly tend to the fire.
With its gas option, you can whip up a delicious pizza in no time at all. But let’s be real, the wood fired option is where it’s at. Sure, it may take a bit longer to heat up, but the added flavor is worth every extra minute. There’s just something about the smoky aroma and crispy crust that can only be achieved by cooking with wood. So, if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, the wood fired option is definitely the way to go.
The Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven makes it easy and fun to make delicious pizzas anywhere. Its compact size and portability make it a great addition to any outdoor gathering, and its easy-to-use design makes it perfect for beginners and experienced pizza makers alike.
Portability of the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven
Weighing in at just over 30 pounds, this oven is easy to transport. It’s also compact for a pizza oven, measuring just 15.125 inches tall and 20.5 inches in diameter. This means that it can fit in the trunk of most cars without taking up too much space. The Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven is the perfect companion for camping trips, picnics, and outdoor gatherings. It delivers the perfect combination of portability and convenience, making it the ideal solution for pizza lovers on the go.
Must Have Accessories for the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven
To be able to cook that perfect delicious pizza with the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven, there are a few must have accessories that will make the cooking experience seamless and enjoyable. One such accessory is the Solo Stove Stainless Turner. This precision-crafted tool is made from high-quality stainless steel and is designed to perfectly fit the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven. The edges of the turner make it easy to slide under the pizza without damaging it, while the sturdy handle provides a comfortable grip that allows you to spin and maneuver a pizza with ease. It keeps the heat at arm’s length and allows you to get an even cook and make that golden crust possible. MSRP $39.99
Next up on the must-have list is the Solo Stove Stainless Peel. It is designed specifically for use with the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven, and is the perfect tool for getting your pizza in and out of the oven with ease. Crafted from high-quality stainless steel, the Solo Stove Stainless Peel is durable and built to last. Its handle keeps your hands safely away from the heat, while the wide blade allows you to easily slide your pizza onto the oven’s cordierite stones. The blade is thin enough to easily slide under your pizza, but sturdy enough to support even the heaviest of toppings. Add a little flour to the surface and your pizza will effortlessly glide off the peel and onto the cooking surface, ensuring a perfectly cooked pie every time. MSRP $54.99
Last, but certainly not least is the Solo Stove Infrared Thermometer. This thermometer takes the guesswork out of cooking pizza, ensuring that your oven is at the right temp to cook your pie to perfection. With its precise infrared technology, the Solo Stove Infrared Thermometer allows you to measure the temperature of your pizza oven with pinpoint accuracy, giving you the confidence to know when it is time to launch your pizza in the oven. Not only is the Solo Stove Infrared Thermometer incredibly accurate, but it’s also incredibly easy to use. Simply point the thermometer at your pizza oven and press the button to take a reading. The large, easy-to-read display makes it simple to read the temperature, even in low light conditions. MSRP $49.99
Solo Stove does offer the Pi Pizza oven in three different bundles. The Starter, Essential, and Ultimate bundle that each come with a some of these must-have accessories. If you are considering the Pi Pizza Oven the bundles are the more cost effective and easier way to go. While the Starter Bundle on the left will get you cooking pies, the Essential in the middle has everything you need to make the pizza firing process the easiest without going overboard. But if you do want to go overboard, there is the Ultimate Bundle on the right that will make your friends and family ooh and aah, and ultimately make you the Master Pizza Crust Maestro.
Specs on the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven
- Diameter: 20.5 in | 52.07 cm
- Height: 15.125 in | 38.42 cm
- Weight: 30.5 lbs. | 13.83 kg
- Stone Thickness: 13mm
- Materials: Stainless Steel
Final Thoughts on the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven
As the final piece of the pizza pie puzzle, it’s time to talk about the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven and whether or not it’s worth the investment. In short, the answer is a resounding yes. This little oven packs a big punch, delivering perfectly cooked pizzas with crispy crusts and gooey cheese in just minutes. But it’s not just the delicious end result that makes the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven worth the money. It’s the entire experience. From the excitement of firing up the oven to the satisfaction of savoring every last bite, this oven elevates the pizza-making process to a whole new level. And with its durable construction and sleek design, it’s a piece of equipment that you’ll be proud to show off to your friends and family. So go ahead, treat yourself to the Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven. Your taste buds will thank you.