I make (and eat) way too much pizza — the best cheap Ooni oven $62 off after Prime Day

Ooni Fyra 12 Prime Day
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One of the perks of my job is testing the best pizza ovens for Tom's Guide. When I'm not buried in spreadsheets, I'm spreading mozzarella and marinara on a round piece of dough, and firing up until, as the old Elio's ad goes, the cheese starts going blub blub blub

But, pizza ovens — the good ones — aren't cheap. You'll have to make a lot of pies until you reach the break-even point. That's why it's worth checking out this deal for the Ooni Fyra 12, which is currently on sale for $287 at Amazon, a savings of 18% over its regular price. Note that it sold for $261 on Prime Day, but a $62 discount is still worth attention.

Is there a hotter Prime Day deal than this?

Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven: was $349 now $287 @ Amazon

Ooni Fyra 12 Wood Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven: was $349 now $287 @ Amazon
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 deal slices 18% off its regular price, although note that it sold for $261 on Prime Day.

My wife bought me the Ooni Fyra 12 three 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 too 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. I've road-tripped with it to my friends and relatives, who all were more than happy.

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 $25 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 Prime Day 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.