The 10 Best Countertop Pizza Ovens
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Tossing a pizza into a conventional oven is simple enough, but with one of these countertop models, preparing a tasty pie can be faster, more convenient, and, let’s face it, more fun. They’re designed to cook pies, snacks and appetizers thoroughly and efficiently, and many come with additional useful features, like timers, crumb trays, auto-shutoff functions, and removable racks. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
December 14, 2020:
For this update, we removed half of our previous entries that had been discontinued or were otherwise unavailable.
Since the majority of our picks are designed for 12-inch pizzas, we added an option for those we want to cook larger pies, the Oster Black. This new addition can fit two 16-inch pizzas at once, making this a great choice for families who don’t want to wait for the first pizza to finish before adding the next. Its stainless steel exterior also lets you match it with existing appliances with the same finish.
We also added the Mont Alpi MAPZ, a high-end, propane-fueled option that would be great for those who prefer to entertain outdoors. Its single control knob is straightforward, and the temperature gauge is located right on the door of the unit. If you're interested in more options to use out of the house, this collection of outdoor pizza ovens should provide a good variety to choose from.
We also replaced the discontinued Hamilton Beach 31103A with the Hamilton Beach 31103DA, a similar model but with redesigned control knobs that offer a better grip and are easier to operate. Another new addition, the Betty Crocker BC-2958CR, has a non-stick bottom that allows you to use raw dough, making it a great choice for those who like to cook from scratch.
All of these products reach relatively high temperatures to operate, so you should never allow young children around them unattended.
December 10, 2018:
Researched the Nemco 20, but neglected to include it on the list due to reported safety issues. Was concerned that the Table Top Chefs Pizzarette would only be suitable for very small pizzas, but confirmed that the top is removable, which allows for cooking large ones as well.
Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo Its price tag may be intimidating for some, but if you're looking for a high-end, reliable option that's built to last, the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo might be a great choice. Even though it's capable of reaching 750 degrees, its double-pane window and insulated heat chamber keep the exterior as cool as possible. breville.com