Neapolitan Brick Oven Pizza without the Bricks and the flight to Italy.
Ooni “Karu” Portable Pizza Oven
You know when a product hits the market and it completely revolutionizes an existing market? The product fills a need and it does it in perfect style and grace. It is functional, beautiful, versatile and is easy to use. When products like these become available to consumers the entire idea of the task at hand is changed for ever. I am speaking about a portable Pizza oven called the Ooni ‘Karu’. Ooni, a portable Pizza oven specialist is a market disruptor. Before I tell you why. Lets take a walk through your imagination!
You have arrived at the campground, set up your tent or are preparing your RV. After an hour of rope and pole wrangling, your sleeping space is ready to go. As you are setting up the table and chairs you can feel 4 sets of eyes staring you down. You look in their direction and realize that your wife, 2 kids and the dog are really hungry. You ask your wife to bring out the pizza dough. While she is retrieving the dough, you set up your Ooni Karu Portable pizza oven. You fire it up (which, by the way, can be done with wood, wood pellets, coal or gas… Propane as well, when you get the adaptor kit). The Karu reaches 932 degrees F in 20 minutes and the pizza is cooked in between 60 to 90 seconds, so the “hungry stare” is about to be reduced to a pleasant, satisfied, glazed over, contentment. OK, our tour through your imagination is finished, let’s get down to brass tacks.
The Ooni has been tested by Pizza Chefs around the world and has crushed the competition . It seems that the important ingredient is reaching 932 degrees F quickly and maintaining that temperature. The OONI “Karu” Portable Pizza Oven was reviewed by Mike Fadem of Ops Pizza in Brooklyn, who compared several brands against the Ooni “Karu” and the Ooni “Karu” crossed the finish line first, every time.
It seems that the trick to recreating yummy Neapolitan Pizza is the crust. So, let’s take a step towards Italy. Neapolitan pizza is from Naples Italy. The defining characteristics are more sauce than cheese and the crust… “Oh Yes!!! That Neapolita Crust is crunchy on the skin and chewy on the inside. In terms of cooking the pizza, it is necessary to have an oven that heats up to between 700 & 932 degrees F and a Neapolitan Pizza is never cooked for more than 90 Seconds…. Yup, 90 seconds.
The cool thing about the Ooni Karu is that it can be used in your back yard. Weighing in at 57lbs it is portable enough to be used camping or for outside events and sturdy enough to be set up near the barbecue. Imagine your next backyard party menu….. Burgers, hotdogs and pizza!
The Ooni Karu measures 31.1” X 19.29” X 29.3”, it is small enough to be a countertop pizza oven and big enough to cook a 16” pizza.
To get you started lets look at the ingredients in Neapolitan Pizza dough. The Italians don’t mess around, they use “00” bread flour (preferably, Italian Style), Salt (Kosher or Sea Salt), Yeast, and water. This is a hardy dough that cooks to perfection in the Ooni Karu. Add your favorite toppings, pop it in the Ooni Karu for 60 seconds and you will be smiling from ear to ear.
Ooni is a pizza oven company that offers both 12” and 16” pizza ovens that are all portable and beautiful. Ooni offers a large range of pizza making accessories including Hardwood pellets, bamboo peels (spaculas) and serving boards, Carying cases for your Ooni, infrared thermometers, cast iron sizzle pans and modular tables to set your Ooni on.
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