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Cooking Up Cool Features: Behind the Scenes with Ooni Product Designers


At Ooni we don’t just create pizza ovens we create connections. Our talented team of engineers and product designers are, first and foremost, pizza makers, just like you. They combine that hands-on experience with meticulous research and engineering expertise to create solutions that enable people around the world to make truly great pizza.

We've highlighted just four of the many innovative features our team of experts have developed, all with the same goal—helping you make epic pizza at home.

Opening Doors: Karu 12G’s Glass Door

Form meets function in Karu 12G’s heatproof borosilicate glass door. This oven was created by Ooni’s engineers to improve the aesthetics of our best-selling Karu 12 oven and increase the oven’s overall efficiency. Thanks to the insulated glass, you can easily keep an eye on your pizza as it cooks without needing to open the door and release heat while cooking. The door also has a SureGrab™ handle that stays cool to the touch, even while the Karu 12G blazes at temperatures of up to 500 °C (950 °F).

The Shape of Things to Come: Koda 16’s L-Shaped Burner

Hidden underneath the sleek, carbon steel shell of the Koda 16 is a feature that’s so intuitive it’s sometimes overlooked. This powerhouse of an oven has a unique L-shaped burner, which means that you only need one rotation to give your pizza an even bake. This makes the pizza-making process quicker and easier. The large 16-inch baking stone ensures that Koda 16 is the perfect oven for large gatherings and pizza parties. 

Twice as Nice: Volt 12’s Twin Heating Elements

When you cook with Volt 12—Ooni’s first electric pizza oven—its fully independent heating elements mean you’re in complete control. The top element provides downward heat to give you beautifully bubbly cheese and evenly cooked toppings, while the bottom element sits under the cordierite baking stone for perfectly crispy pizza bases. The best part? You can move heat between the elements to better suit whatever you’re baking, from cheese-crowned deep-dish pizzas to bread or cookies.

The Bigger The Better: Karu 16’s Fuel Tray

When it comes to pizza-making, sometimes bigger is better. That's definitely true of the Ooni Karu 16—our largest pizza oven to date. It offers a fuel tray that’s 16% larger than previous ovens. Designed to accommodate more charcoal or wood, the fuel tray’s increased size means that you’ll be able to cook for longer, spend less time refuelling and more making and eating pizza! Throw the Gas Burner for Karu 16 (sold separately) into the mix, and you’ve got a beast of an oven that can perform with whichever fuel most suits your needs.


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