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Overview of Different Types of Pizza Oven Firing (brief)

Wood-fired. Portable pizza ovens burn small pieces of kiln dried wood, not what you would traditionally think of as firewood. There is a hopper in the back of the oven, not inside it, that holds the wood. Most Small Countertop ovens are gas-fired because they are too small for wood and pizza, so if you want an oven that burns firewood, you will need to purchase a mid-size (24×24″ or 24″ round), or larger oven. Wood-fired typically means the oven can only be fired with wood, not another fuel or two fuels and the same time.

Gas-fired. The oven has a gas burner for either natural gas (main gas from the city) or propane (in a canister). Some ovens are only available for propane, and while others have conversion kits. Be sure to ask. Gas-fired typically means the oven can only be fired with gas, not another fuel or two fuels and the same time. The burner can be located in the back of the oven, where it does not use oven cooking floor space, it can be located below the oven floor, where it only uses a hole the size of the burner opening in the cooking floor, or the burner can be located inside the oven chamber, where it uses up a lot of cooking space.

Pellet-fired. The Ooni Fyra 12 is fired with a pellet burner located in the back of the oven, outside the cooking chamber.