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New Ooni Koda 16 vs Ooni Pro – Blazin’ Hot Outdoor Pizza Oven Comparison

So, Ooni has launched its brand new Ooni Koda 16 pizza oven! It’s Ooni’s latest gas-powered outdoor pizza oven that can bake bigger pizzas than the last model, the Koda 12 pizza oven. The Koda 16 fires out 16″ pizzas because of Ooni’s new, largest-yet stone baking plate.

Ooni Koda only came in 12″ pizzas up to now, so it wasn’t hard to choose between the Ooni Pro oven or the Koda 12 oven. If you wanted large pizzas, you’d need to go for the Ooni Pro.

However, now that the Koda pizza oven comes in a 16″, which pizza oven do we choose? BTW, this article was updated Dec 20th 2020 – making sure everything’s hunky-dory 😀

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Ooni Koda 16 vs Ooni Pro

There’s only one thing for it, let’s compare outdoor Ooni pizza ovens!

Ooni ships most orders for free, throughout mainland US, UK, and Europe. Their ovens come with a 60-day guarantee for true piece of mind and a 3-year warranty. For further details on shipping and returns, visit Ooni’s shipping page.

OONIOONI KODA 16 PIZZA OVENOONI PRO PIZZA OVEN  
PreviewOoni-Koda-16-pizza-ovenooni-pro-pizza-oven
Price at time of writing$499$599
Runs onPropane gasWood, charcoal or gas
Cooking surface16"17.7 x 17.7″ (450 x 450mm)
Max pizza size16"16"
FeaturesWide opening, large cordierite stone baking board and innovative L-shaped flameFlame-cook epic meals outdoors with wood, charcoal or gas
Ready to bake in20 minutes20 minutes
Max heat932°F (500°C)932°F (500°C)
Heat adjustable?NoAdjustable heat with Ooni Pro's dual air flow control
CookPizzasPizzas, bread, meat, vegetables and more
Time to cook a pizza60 seconds60 seconds
Base0.6″ (15mm) cordierite stone baking board0.6" (15mm) cordierite stone baking board
ConstructionDurable, ceramic fiber-insulated, powder-coated steel shell for superior heat retention and weather resistance.Brushed stainless steel with ceramic fiber insulation
Foldable legs?Folding legs for easy transport and storageNo
CompatibilityCompatible with natural gas using Ooni conversion kit – natural gas conversion kit sold separately here: gas conversion kitOoni Pro is compatible with the Gas Burner for Ooni Pro for easy conversion to cooking with either wood, charcoal or gas. Ooni Pro Gas Burner is compatible with large propane tanks (normally used with barbecues), as well as 1lb propane tanks along with a suitable adaptor. Maximum power: 7kWh (20472 BTU). Not compatible with natural gas.
In the box1x Ooni Koda 16 pizza oven, stone baking board, Ooni Koda 16 manual and Essentials Guide with tips and recipes, propane gas tank regulator and hoseOoni Pro Pizza Oven, stone baking board (4 parts), oven door with built-in thermometer, pizza door with postbox-style entry, wood & charcoal burner tray, Essentials Guide & manual, allen key, Ooni Pizza Oven gloves
Dimensions23.6 x 23.6 x 13.8″ (600 x 600 x 350mm)29.13 x 19.29 x 31.1″ (740 x 490 x 790mm)
Unboxed weight40.1lb (18.2kg)48.5lbs (22kg)
BuyKoda 16 ovenOoni Pro oven

How to Choose between Ooni Koda 16 vs Ooni Pro

There are a few differences. Not major differences, but still. The main one probably is the fuel source!

  • Portability. If you want to take your pizza oven with you, the Koda pizza oven is probably more your thing. It has foldable legs and is quite a few pounds lighter.
  • Fuel source. If you want a pizza oven that runs on wood and charcoal as well as gas, you’ll need the Ooni Pro oven. The Koda oven runs on propane gas only, or natural gas with a conversion kit.
  • The look. The Koda oven is powder-coated steel and the Pro oven is brushed stainless.
  • Price. At the time of writing, the Koda oven is $100 cheaper than the Ooni Pro oven. Shipping is free to most places.

Ooni Koda 16

Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven Features

The Ooni Koda 16 oven is the newest kid on the block in the world of Ooni outdoor pizza ovens. Gas-powered and designed for epic pizza baking, it allows you to bake 16″ pizzas in the blink of an eye (60 seconds, in fact).

You can cook pizzas but also flame-cooked steaks, fish, veggies – your imagination is the limit.

The Koda is super attractive-looking. It has a nice wide opening with a big cordierite baking board (this it has in common with the Pro!). It’s constructed of a durable, powder-coated steel shell that is insulated with ceramic fiber for great heat retention.

Don’t miss my dedicated Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven Review!

At the time of writing, it’s available at $499 with free shipping to most places (check the shipping page to double-check) and comes with a 3-year warranty.

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Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven Pros

  • Instant gas ignition
  • Blazing hot
  • Cook a pizza in 60 seconds
  • Portable with foldable legs
  • Cordierite stone baking board

Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven Cons

  • Ooni’s pizza ovens sell out crazy-fast. This is not specific to the Ooni Koda 16 oven – it applies to all the ovens. It’s annoying, but pre-orders are the only way to secure a pizza oven. You can subscribe to be notified when they become available, but you’ll find they sell like hot bread and you run the risk of missing out.
  • The Ooni Koda 16 runs on propane gas only, unless you get a conversion kit for natural gas.

Buy the Ooni Koda Pizza Oven at Ooni.com

 

Ooni Pro Pizza Oven Features

A pro-style outdoor pizza oven for cooking beautiful, big pizzas, flame-cooked meat, seared veggies, even fresh bread!

The Pro pizza oven cooks on wood, charcoal, or gas. Ooni’s Pro oven can reach temperatures up to 932 F, perfect for pizzas, but you’ve also got dual air flow control to adjust the heat if you need to. Pizzas are cooked in only 60 seconds!

Don’t miss my Ooni Pro vs Roccbox vs Ardore pizza oven review!

Ooni Pro Pizza Oven Pros

  • Multi-fuel – charcoal, wood, and gas (conversion kits may need to be purchased, check the Ooni Pro oven page.)
  • Beautiful brushed stainless construction
  • Cordierite stone baking board
  • Cook a pizza in 60 seconds
  • Blazing hot

Ooni Pro Pizza Oven Cons

  • Not compatible with natural gas.
  • Less portable than the Koda because of its size and weight.
  • Sells like hot bread – see the Koda 16 oven cons.

Buy the Ooni Pro at Ooni.com

Should You Buy the Ooni Pro Oven or Koda 16 Oven?

  • If you’re looking for pro-style cooking on multiple fuel sources, I recommend you go with the Ooni Pro oven.
  • If you’re looking for a more portable, just-gas pizza oven, the Koda 16 oven will be plenty for you.

The main difference really is the fuel source.

  • Both pizza ovens cook 16″ pizzas at ultra-hot temperatures in 60 seconds.
  • Both pizza ovens look great.
  • Both are built of great quality and have wide openings, and
  • They both have a cordierite baking board.

Whichever Ooni outdoor pizza oven you choose, you can’t go wrong really. Just keep your fuel source in mind and you’re good to go.

Let us know if you’ve got an Ooni pizza oven, or are about to buy one. Which oven did you choose? What do you think of it? Are there any other pizza ovens you want me to compare?

Ooni on Amazon

As with most things, Ooni pizza ovens are available on Amazon too. The Koda 16 oven isn’t on Amazon yet, but here’s the Ooni Pro Oven:

ooni Pro - Multi-Fueled Outdoor Pizza Oven
  • MATERIALS: Brushed stainless steel body with ceramic fiber...
  • HIGH HEATS: The insulated steel body and stone baking board...
  • FAST: Ooni Pro is ready to cook in 20 minutes
  • FLEXIBLE: Cook with wood and/or charcoal, and convert to...
  • VERSATILE: Use the wide oven opening and spacious cooking...

And here’s the Koda 12 oven, the smaller sister of the Koda 16 pizza oven:

Ooni Koda Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Maker,...
  • Ooni pizza ovens are designed for outdoor cooking and our...
  • Our Ooni pizza oven is much more than a pizza cooker - use...
  • Convenient: Ooni Koda 12 can fire up in 15 minutes and cook...
  • Gas-powered: the built-in gas ignition means instant flames,...
  • High heats: the insulated steel shell means optimum heat...

Ooni Bestsellers

Ooni bestselling products on Amazon. Check out the awesome reviews for each!

Bestseller No. 1
Ooni Koda Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Maker,...
  • Ooni pizza ovens are designed for outdoor cooking and our...
  • Our Ooni pizza oven is much more than a pizza cooker - use...
  • Convenient: Ooni Koda 12 can fire up in 15 minutes and cook...
  • Gas-powered: the built-in gas ignition means instant flames,...
  • High heats: the insulated steel shell means optimum heat...
Bestseller No. 2
Ooni Sizzler Pan
  • The Ooni Cast Iron Sizzler Pan is made from 100% premium...
  • With a 9.8 x 5.1 inch cooking surface, the Ooni Cast Iron...
  • The unique handle design is removable and comfortable to...
  • The sleek Nordic design allows you to move the pan in and...
Bestseller No. 3
Royal Gourmet Double-Shelf Movable Dining Cart...
  • Stainless steel table flattop can be for placing a portable...
  • The left side tank hook for bearing 20 lbs gas cylinder.
  • With 3 multifunctional tool hooks designed for additional...
  • The Side handle design is convenient for moving and hanging...
  • Double-shelf construction design provides ample storage...
Bestseller No. 4
Deco Chef Outdoor Pizza Oven with 2-in-1 Pizza and...
  • PIZZA ANYWHERE - Bring authentic wood-fired taste to the...
  • MULTI-PURPOSE OVEN - This outdoor oven does more than just...
  • HEATING SOURCE ADDS FLAVOR - This 2-in-1 oven is heated with...
  • MOBILE SETUP - Assembly is simple and can be stored when not...
  • WHAT'S IN THE BOX - Accessories include Safe Handle Oven...
SaleBestseller No. 5
Anova Culinary AN500-US00 Sous Vide Precision...
4,015 Reviews
Anova Culinary AN500-US00 Sous Vide Precision...
  • Perfect results every time: never over or undercook your...
  • What to cook: sous vide cooking s the perfect level of...
  • New and improved: now with more power, faster heat up times,...
  • Easy to use: simply attach the precision cooker to your own...
  • Customer experience: designed in San Francisco, CA. Anova...
Bestseller No. 6
Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven –...
  • PERFECT PIZZA – A motto that Ooni Ovens live by - We...
  • DONE IN 60 SECONDS – The ingenious pellet hopper...
  • ENJOYED ALL OVER THE WORLD – The Ooni Fyra 12 is the proud...
  • ULTRA PORTABLE – Weighing only 10kg and with foldable legs...
  • ULTRA EFFICIENT – The Ooni Fyra 12's powder-coated carbon...

Bestselling Outdoor Pizza Ovens

Of course, Ooni is not the only outdoor pizza oven company! Here’s a list of bestselling outdoor pizza ovens on Amazon and don’t forget to check out my other pizza oven reviews!

Bestseller No. 1
U-MAX Outdoor Pizza Oven Wood Fire, Freestanding,...
  • [Wood Fired Pizza Oven] The outdoor pizza oven is a...
  • [Exquisite Steel] High grade steel material will ensure more...
  • [Stone Baked Pizza] With a 12 x 12 inch ceramic pizza stone...
  • [Easy to Handle Design] Easy to move around with 2 big...
  • [Easy to Assemble and Warranty] Include a pizza peel to put...
Bestseller No. 2
Summerville Pizza Oven Outdoor with Stone, Wood...
3 Reviews
Summerville Pizza Oven Outdoor with Stone, Wood...
  • 🍕Ceramic Pizza Stone-Our classic wood burning oven...
  • 🍕Fueled by Wood Pellets-This pizza oven for grill can be...
  • 🍕High Quality-Made from cast iron, this outdoor fireplace...
  • 🍕Occasions-This Outdoor Pizza Oven is an ideal for the...
  • 🍕Customer Service-We pride ourselves on the integrity and...
Bestseller No. 3
Deco Chef Outdoor Pizza Oven with 2-in-1 Pizza and...
  • PIZZA ANYWHERE - Bring authentic wood-fired taste to the...
  • MULTI-PURPOSE OVEN - This outdoor oven does more than just...
  • HEATING SOURCE ADDS FLAVOR - This 2-in-1 oven is heated with...
  • MOBILE SETUP - Assembly is simple and can be stored when not...
  • WHAT'S IN THE BOX - Accessories include Safe Handle Oven...
Bestseller No. 4
Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven Black
420 Reviews
Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven Black
  • Authentic Gas, Charcoal, and Wood Fired Portable Outdoor...
  • Cook at over 930 degrees Fahrenheit (500 Celsius) with the...
  • Use Charcoal, Wood, Pellets or our Gas Burner...
  • 12.5" wide x 13.5" deep cooking surface for authentic wood...
  • Cordierite stone, wood chip/pellet scoop, and...
Bestseller No. 5
BakerStone O-AJLXX-O-000 Portable Gas Pizza Oven,...
39 Reviews
BakerStone O-AJLXX-O-000 Portable Gas Pizza Oven,...
  • Bake pizzas in under 2 minutes. (Performance may vary...
  • 25, 000 BTU burner system reaches over 800˚ F (426˚ C)....
  • Includes pizza oven box and firebox with regulator and...
  • Oven is removable for easy cleaning and transport.
  • Optional accessories available to expand functionality (not...
Bestseller No. 6
GYBER Fremont Trunk-shape Portable Pizza Oven 12"...
  • ① Portable designed. Being lightweight as well as has a...
  • ② Special taste from smoky wood. Using hardwood pellet as...
  • ③ High temperature and fast cooking. With temperature...
  • ④ Multiple uses. By using accessories included in Fremont,...
  • ⑤ Easily detached, easily washed. Chimney pipe, oven body,...

Last update on 2020-12-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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