How often have you heard the phrase, “Can we order pizza tonight?” If it’s more than you can count on one hand, perhaps it’s time to look into a Blackstone pizza oven. Investing in a pizza oven can be worthwhile in many ways. Cooking pizza at home might even save you some money on delivery fees. 

Blackstone offers a standalone pizza oven and a conversion kit for your Blackstone griddle. Regardless of your chosen model, a Blackstone pizza oven can make baking these delicious pies at home convenient, fun, and enjoyable. Plus, these ovens don’t have to take up permanent residence on your kitchen counters. Check out these 10 things you should know before buying a Blackstone pizza oven, and stay tuned for plenty of pizza recipes to try. 

And a special thanks to Heidi Tomasi DeSisto of the Blackstone Pizza Ovens – All models Facebook group. Join the group and show off your pizza creations!

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1. Blackstone Pizza Ovens Bring the Heat 

Many people often wonder why you need a pizza oven specifically for pizzas. The reason lies in how hot a pizza oven truly gets. For instance, the Blackstone pizza oven reaches temperatures of 900 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s 400 degrees more than your conventional oven can produce. 

Blackstone pizza ovens maintain this high temperature with a propane fuel source. The single burner emits 60,000 BTUs per hour, which is responsible for the leopard spots you’re familiar with—you know, those circles of toasty goodness dotting the pizza crust? 

2. Blackstone Pizza Ovens are Portable, Durable, and Reliable

Blackstone produces its pizza oven in two variants: a standalone unit that comes with a utility cart and a portable unit that sits comfortably on any countertop or picnic table. Each Blackstone pizza oven features a pair of 15-inch pizza stones set within a special cooking chamber with a built-in thermometer. Portable variants make excellent camping companions, while the standalone models come with heavy-duty caster wheels for ease of maneuverability. 

3. Blackstone Makes its Pizza Ovens Beginner-Friendly 

Many pizza ovens use various fuel sources, from charcoal and wood pellets to propane and hardwood. Blackstone pizza ovens use propane, which provides a consistent source of heat that allows beginners to adjust temperatures within the oven quickly. This lack of a learning curve also makes changing temperatures on the fly easy. 

Beginners and experienced pizza oven connoisseurs can also experiment with temperatures within the pizza oven and adjust accordingly. For example, deep dish pizzas may require lower temps and longer cooking times. At the same time, something like this Caramel Apple Crisp Pizza Fingers recipe may benefit from higher temperatures and being watched closely. 

4. Blackstone Pizza Ovens Feature Specific Technology 

As you look through listings for Blackstone pizza ovens, you’ll come across the following terms: 

  • 2-Stone Technology: As the name suggests, Blackstone pizza ovens feature two stones: one upon which the pizza sits and another directly above the pizza. This sandwiching enables conditions for Blackstone’s Tri Heat Technology. 
  • Tri Heat Technology: Coupled with double-wall insulation, the Tri Heat Technology of Blackstone pizza ovens manifests in conductive, convective, and radiant heat. 

While Blackstone certainly hasn’t reinvented the pizza oven, these two technologies help Blackstone pizza ovens work so well. Knowing what these terms mean can help you visualize how the Blackstone pizza oven works so well. 

5. Blackstone’s Pizza Oven Features a Rotating Center Stone 

You read that right: Blackstone pizza ovens come with a rotating center pizza stone, so you don’t have to worry about timing or turning your pizza halfway through its short cooking time. Instead, you simply turn the button on once you’ve loaded your pizza and turn it off when it’s time to eat. 

This rotating function also makes it easy to preheat the entirety of the Blackstone’s center pizza stone for even cooking. You can also visualize the pizza as it cooks to make necessary adjustments. 

6. The Blackstone Pizza Oven Preheats Quickly 

Did you know that the Blackstone pizza oven only takes 10 to 15 minutes to heat up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit? Such quick preheating times make cooking your dinner fast and easy. Plus, the Blackstone pizza oven cooks your pizza in under five minutes or less, so you don’t have to wait long before feeding your belly. 

7. Invest in Several Pizza Peels

Despite what you may have visualized in reading the term “pizza peels,” cooking your pizza in a Blackstone pizza oven doesn’t require removing an outer layer. Instead, your pizza requires a flat, long-handled paddle that helps place it inside the oven to cook and remove it once it’s finished. Some standalone Blackstone pizza ovens come with a pizza peel, but having a few can help streamline the pizza-making process. 

Most pizza peels have long handles, but you can also invest in short-handled variants. Blackstone includes a metal pizza peel with select purchases. You can also buy wooden and composite pizza peels to fit your needs. 

8. You Can Make More than Pizza with Blackstone’s Pizza Oven 

Blackstone pizza ovens have a broad and tall enough opening to accept other foods and ingredients, from fish and veggies to steaks and breads like naan and pita. You might even be able to fit this Easy Taco Pie into your Blackstone pizza oven. You can even cook store-bought pizza in the Blackstone oven to give it more of an authentic taste. 

There are a few things you can’t cook with the Blackstone pizza oven, such as pies, cookies, or cakes. Anything that requires a lower baking or cooking temperature may not fare as well as a pizza pie in the Blackstone oven. 

9. Cleaning is Easy with a Blackstone Pizza Oven 

Maintenance and upkeep are a part of grilling, smoking, and barbecuing life. However, Blackstone pizza ovens disassemble to help make cleaning the inside of your pizza oven easier. Specifically, you can remove the top of the pizza oven to clean it, provided you’ve let it cool down and unplugged it from power. 

Cleaning the Blackstone pizza oven doesn’t require much effort if you keep up with it. You can use a soft brush to remove larger debris, wipe it down with a soft microfiber cloth, and clean and dry the pizza stone separately. Once everything’s had a chance to dry, your Blackstone pizza oven is ready for its next use. 

10. You Can Convert Your Blackstone Griddle 

If you’re already the proud owner of a Blackstone griddle, you can easily adapt your griddle to accept the Blackstone pizza oven. (If you’re not, check out our post on the top 10 things you should know before buying a Blackstone griddle.) However, note that you must purchase a specific conversion kit from Blackstone, available for 17-inch and 22-inch griddles. With a few nuts and bolts loosened, you can remove the griddle top and replace it with a pizza oven. 

Sling Pizza Dough with the Blackstone Pizza Oven 

Baking pizza pies with your loved ones in the Blackstone pizza oven puts a new twist on an old favorite. We hope you’ve found these tips useful in learning more about the Blackstone pizza oven and how to use it with your friends and family. Check out our list of recipes for pizza-related items, and you’re sure to find a few you’ll want to make over and over again. 

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