I’ve done a couple of reviews on
Ooni‘s range of pizza ovens is pretty awesome. They’ve got a pizza oven to suit everyone, from the small Ooni 3 oven to the professional Ooni Pro oven.
Ooni Karu Review
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Easily figure out which Ooni pizza oven is best for you, with comparisons of price, pizza size, fuel type, weight, fuel consumption, gas consumption, and much more.
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Ooni Fyra vs Karu Pizza Ovens – Differences
Here’s what you’ve got to look out for.
So, the main question you need to ask yourself is whether you want your pizza oven to run on gas.
The Ooni Fyra pizza oven does not have a gas option, and from the sounds of it, never will have either. The Karu is incredibly versatile. You can cook on real wood, charcoal, and you can use gas with the gas burner attachment.
This burner attachment is suitable for the
Gas pizza cooking, although frowned upon by some pizza aficionados, is clean and easy so this might be something you want.
Pizza Size, Fyra vs Karu
The Fyra has a cooking surface of 12″ and the
It’s only 1″ difference, but compared to the 16″ pizzas you can cook in the Koda 16 oven and the Ooni Pro oven, 1″ is better than nothing. Unfortunately,
That means that although the Karu has a 13″ cooking surface, you’d still use the same peel as the Fyra. I couldn’t find a 13″ peel on Amazon either, but if you know of one, I’d love to hear about it.
You can cook without a peel of course, and you might even get away with a 12″ peel and a 13″ pizza. That’s only a little bit of overhang on the sides of the peel and it likely won’t cause you any issues.
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Weight and Portable Pizza Ovens
If you want a super-portable outdoor pizza oven, the Fyra is your best choice. It’s only 22lbs vs Karu’s 26.5lbs.
You can see that the
Update 5/2/20: Yes! You can take the chimney off the Karu! From
“Yes, you can take the chimney off the Karu and store it in its carry cover.”
Real Wood vs Pellets
The Fyra pizza oven uses wood pellets but the
There’s something about cooking with real wood, so if you’re not looking for portability, I’d go for the Karu. Wood pellets are easy to buy, however, so if you’d rather buy wood pellets, the Fyra is your choice.
Ooni if you’re buying oak or beech.
The Fyra comes with a 0.4″ cordierite baking board and the Karu comes with a 0.6″ cordierite baking board. Thicker is stronger but also heavier.
Both pizza ovens are built for toughness and durability. The Fyra has an insulated, powder-coated carbon steel shell and the Karu has a ceramic fiber insulated stainless steel body.
Ooni Karu – Which is Best?
As with all
If you want to cook on gas, or you think you might want to in the future, choose the Karu pizza oven. It’s ultra-versatile with options to cook with real wood, charcoal, and gas (with adaptor).
If you want to take your pizza oven everywhere, go for the Fyra pizza oven. It’s light and packs into its bag nice and small because of the removable chimney.
My choice? The Karu oven. I can’t see myself taking a pizza oven with me too often and I love the versatility of wood, charcoal, and gas.
On the odd occasion that I do take a pizza oven with me, the mere extra 4lbs of the Karu doesn’t stop me.
I hope this has given you an overview review of Ooni Karu vs Ooni Fyra. Let me know which one you’ve decided to buy! And, don’t worry if they’re out of stock, enter your email and