Pre-Order This Insta-Famous Pizza Oven Before It Sells Out for Good

Ooni pizza ovens are the new backyard must-have.

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June 29, 2021
By: Allison Russo

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This summer, your Instagram friends are taking their backyard setup to a whole new level with a pizza oven. Ooni makes some of the best pizza ovens on the market, and they're launching a new one just in time for campfire season: the Karu.

The Karu is different from other Ooni models because it's the first-ever home pizza oven to be recommended by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN), the international authority on Neapolitan pizza. The oven is built in accordance with their strict characteristics, with regulations including specifics on heat and size.

The experts at AVPN, including organization president Antonio Pace, are the ones who uphold the standards of Neapolitan pizza and certify ovens all over the world. "The Ooni Karu 16 is dedicated to the millions of pizza lovers around the world. The fundamental importance of the cooking of Neapolitan pizza has led us to work with Ooni to create a new oven model that will unite and thrill foodies from all over the world," he said in a press release. So, you can start making pizzas with their seal of approval in your own backyard.

The Karu can also be used with multiple fuel options, so you can use whatever you prefer — wood, charcoal or gas. The oven is designed to reach 950 degrees F in just 15 minutes, and it's roomy enough to fit a 16-inch pie. Plus, the oven cooks a single pie in just 60 seconds! You can also use your new oven to roast meats, sear vegetables, bake fresh bread and so much more. The glass oven door makes it easy to monitor cooking progress, too.

You can preorder the Karu right now (only one per person!), and expect orders to start shipping in October 2021. Make your backyard the go-to hangout spot this fall.

If, like us, the idea of waiting until the fall to get your hands on a new pizza oven is just not in the cards, Ooni has plenty of great options you can shop right now. The Ooni Frya 12 is a wood-burning oven that's beloved by self-proclaimed pizzaiolos all over the internet. And the Ooni Koda 12 gas-powered oven is perfect for busy families and anyone who wants pizza on a weeknight. The Ooni Pro 16 is ideal for those who want the best of both worlds (wood or charcoal — or gas with a separate attachment). Keep in mind, unlike the future Karu, the Pro is not certified by the AVPN.

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