We live in a world (personally) where there is no such thing as too much pizza and, well, we’re good with that. You know we’re always reviewing some of the coolest products out there that everyone is buzzing about, so we wanted to let you know about our latest obsession; Ooni. If you’re new to them, don’t worry, we’ll walk you through it – but overall they’re basically the best outdoor pizza maker of all time. And now it’s affordable. Ready to up your pizza game?
We can pretty much all agree that the past year (and longer) has been very different. Everyone was basically trapped in their home, pretty much isolated, and needed to find ways to keep busy (all while juggling working from home and home schooling their kids). This is where the Ooni pizza oven came into play.
We wanted to gift our sister and her family with something different that the whole family would enjoy and could keep them outside a bit. Now they already have everything for their yard. We’re talking all the YETI merch, two versions of Corn Hole, a newly built pergola, the on-trend Solo Stove fire pit, and a 45 foot long slip-and-slide. Yeah, it’s a lot. So we added the outdoor pizza oven to their outside swag and it’s been a total game-changer.
We read a ton of reviews on this and while everyone seemed to really love it, no one really loved the price. It can be a bit steep, but since we’re not pro pizza makers I didn’t want to gift them a super high-end one (not yet at least). So we went with their “Frya” wood pellet pizza oven. We got ours for just under $300 and, at last look, it still seems like that’s the price.
Here’s what my sister and her fam loved about it:
- It was surprisingly not as heavy as they thought it would be – about 20 lbs.
- It got super hot, super fast – about 12-15 minutes.
- It cooked their pizza super (like, super) fast.
- It didn’t take up too much room.
They didn’t love they couldn’t keep it outside like their grill but, hey, what are you gonna do? After it cools off they just bring it in and store it away in their basement until next use. Although – if there isn’t rain on the horizon they keep it out overnight sometimes. Shhh don’t tell anyone.
While we haven’t used this ourselves we have been invited over for endless pizzas (pro tip: add some burrata at the last minute and your life will be changed forever) and we can attest to how easy it looks and how amazing the pizza(s) taste. If we weren’t in an apartment we’d get one for ourselves – one day!
So whether you’re looking for a totally unique gift for someone else or are ready to try your hand at basically pro pizza making, we def recommend giving Ooni a try. You’ll love it!
The Deal With the Deals:
We wish we had better news to report, but after researching pricing for this for what seemed like weeks, we didn’t really find any major sales or deals. It’s not to say that they don’t ever have them, but we haven’t seen any. Now, you can bundle some items together, at times, and save up to 10% – which can really help overall. You’ll have to check to see which bundles are currently available. Check that out right here!
We had noticed that back on Black Friday they were offering some exclusives, but we totally missed the boat on that. See any remaining Black Friday deals here.
To Gift or Not to Gift:
Sure it can be on the expensive side, but if you’re looking for something unique that they don’t already have, we totally recommend gifting one of their pizza ovens. We did and it’s been one of my sister’s most favorite gift she’s received.
Here’s a short gift guide we put together for some fun ideas for those overly picky people on your list:
- The Easter Gift – Get them fired up for better weather – See it here
- Father’s Day – Because he’s psyched to have a friend for his grill – See it here
- The Wedding – You know no one has bought them this so you’ll stand out – See it here
- The Couple – They have everything, but not this – See it here
As we always say, pizza is always a good idea.
The Deal With Promo Codes:
So no luck with this one either. We’ve researched a ton of sites, including their own, and we came up short. So basically, Ooni doesn’t have promo code offers or coupons. Sadly, we don’t offer any here either. We’ve seen them on some other sites, but were confused by them and, honestly, they didn’t look real. We checked them anyway and, well, no dice.
We always recommend to shop direct and always (like, always) sign up for their emails because they’ll send promotions directly to you when they release them. We did find some ways to bundle and save around 10%, but that’s not always active. Overall we’ve seen:
- Free shipping when you spend over $35
- Free 3 year warranty
Offers can alway pop up from time to time, so stay on top of everything by checking them out here.
Check out some of the best of Ooni, including new arrivals, best sellers, and any promo offer happening (so far) in September 2021!