I love my Ooni pizza oven — and it’s 20% off for Black Friday

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Of all the Black Friday deals I've seen, there isn't any hotter than this. Literally.

The Ooni Fyra 12 pizza oven can reach temperatures of more than 950 degrees Fahrenheit, so it can bake a pizza in 90 seconds or less. And right now, the Ooni Fyra 12 is currently on sale for $279 at Ooni, a savings of 20% on the company's least expensive pizza oven.

It's the pizza oven I've been using for more than two years now, and it works amazingly well; it's the one I go back to after testing the best pizza ovens

Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven: was $349 now $279 @ Ooni

Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven: was $349 now $279 @ Ooni
The Ooni Fyra 12 is a wood-pellet-powered pizza oven that can reach temperatures of 950º F, and fit pies up to 12 inches in diameter. It measures 29 x 28 x 15.5 inches when assembled, and weighs just 22 pounds. This Prime Day deal cuts 20% off its regular price.

Ooni Koda 12 gas pizza oven: was $399 now $319 @ Ooni

Ooni Koda 12 gas pizza oven: was $399 now $319 @ Ooni
This is essentially the gas-powered version of the Ooni Fyra 12. It uses propane as a fuel source, which can be easier for some. This price is also the lowest we've seen for any of Ooni's ovens.

My wife bought me the Ooni Fyra 12 two years ago as a Christmas present. At the time, pizza ovens were a hot commodity, so even though she ordered it in November, I didn't get it until March.

The Fyra 12 can crank out wonderfully charred Neapolitan pies in as little as 90 seconds

Reader, the wait was worth it: The Fyra 12 can crank out wonderfully charred Neapolitan pies in as little as 90 seconds — that's because you can get the inside of the oven up to 950º Fahrenheit. I learned you have to be very attentive — I've turned more than one pie into ash if I waited too long.

The Fyra 12 uses wood pellets as its fuel source (you can buy a huge bag of them for about $20 at any hardware store). It takes a little more effort than gas-powered stoves, but not much. 

To keep the best pizza ovens up to date, I've tested a number of other models, and found that the Ooni Fyra 12 performs just as well as ones that cost five times as much. And while the Fyra 12's small size means it's not as good for baking larger items, like loaves of bread, it is portable enough to pop in the trunk of your car if you want to bring it over to a friend's house or on a camping trip.

However, Ooni also has Black Friday deals on some of its larger pizza ovens, too.

Ooni Karu 16:

Ooni Karu 16: was $799 now $639 @ Ooni
The Karu 16 is a multi-fuel oven — it can run on gas or wood — and has a large hinged oven door with a glass front panel so you can see how your pizzas are cooking. Its larger opening also makes this oven great for baking bread and other foods.

However, if you want to make pizza, you'll need a few more accessories. For starters, you'll want to pick up a pizza peel (this one is on sale for $27 on Amazon), and I also recommend Marc Vetri's Mastering Pizza ($17, Amazon) for some great dough recipes. 

Be sure to check out some other tasty sales on our main Black Friday deals page while you're here. 

Mike Prospero
U.S. Editor-in-Chief, Tom's Guide

Michael A. Prospero is the U.S. Editor-in-Chief for Tom’s Guide. He oversees all evergreen content and oversees the Homes, Smart Home, and Fitness/Wearables categories for the site. In his spare time, he also tests out the latest drones, electric scooters, and smart home gadgets, such as video doorbells. Before his tenure at Tom's Guide, he was the Reviews Editor for Laptop Magazine, a reporter at Fast Company, the Times of Trenton, and, many eons back, an intern at George magazine. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, where he worked on the campus newspaper The Heights, and then attended the Columbia University school of Journalism. When he’s not testing out the latest running watch, electric scooter, or skiing or training for a marathon, he’s probably using the latest sous vide machine, smoker, or pizza oven, to the delight — or chagrin — of his family.