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Effortless Pizza Making: Ooni Volt 12 Electric Oven Tested and Reviewed


For pizza lovers, having a pizza oven at home is a dream come true. The smell of freshly baked pizza wafting through the air is enough to make anyone’s mouth water. However, traditional pizza ovens are not only expensive but also bulky and difficult to move. This is where the Ooni 12 Volt Electric Pizza Oven comes in. This portable pizza oven is a game-changer in the world of pizza making and is now the Ooni’s flagship model in the range of pizza ovens.

The Ooni Volt 12 Electric Pizza Oven is a revolutionary outdoor cooking appliance that has taken the pizza-making world by storm. This compact and portable pizza oven is designed to deliver restaurant-quality (that always sound delicious) pizza in just 90 seconds, making it perfect for those who love the taste from authentic wood-fired pizza oven(well who doesn’t) but don’t have an outdoor space for a traditional outdoor pizza oven. Well it can’t exactly give you a smokey wood fired flavor as it runs on electricity, but it can give you the best cooked pizzas with a nice char.

Author’s Verdict

Ooni Volt 12 is a perfect choice for the ones that prefer effortless and hassle free cooking. Though, you’ll have to compromise on the authentic wood fired flavor, but still this oven delivers evenly cooked pizzas with a nice char. Despite of the fact that this oven can be used indoors as well as outdoors, it is a must pick for the ones that prefer indoor cooking more!

Here is an infographic that explains my point of view regarding pros of electric pizza ovens!

Infographic explaining advantages of electric pizza ovens

Unlike Ooni Karu 16 and all other variants of pizza ovens by Ooni, this is the first oven by Ooni that runs entirely using electrical power.

With its lightweight and portable design, the Ooni Volt 12 is easy to transport and set up anywhere, from your backyard to the park or beach. I personally found it very portable. I literally had no problem at all by taking it from one place to another. And guess what? You don’t have to worry about the additional fuel cylinders.

Whether you’re a seasoned pizza pro or a novice cook, the Ooni Volt 12 is a must-have appliance for anyone who loves delicious, homemade pizza.

In this article we’ll analyze each and every component of this oven while answering the most asked questions revolving the globe.

Versatile Design

When I first saw this oven, I was extremely impressed by its flattering looks. Ooni never dissapoints when it comes to the design of the ovens. Believe me, every single oven of Ooni is never compromised in its looks.

product image of Ooni Volt 12 pizza oven

The Ooni Volt 12 electric pizza oven has a sleek and modern appearance, as well as a compact and lightweight frame, making it incredibly portable and simple to move about. The outside of the oven is composed of sturdy, powder-coated carbon steel, which not only contributes to its attractive appearance but also protects it from the weather if used outside.

But first, let us have a look over this beautiful baby!

Front-side views of ooni volt 12 pizza oven
Side View of ooni volt 12 pizza oven
Back view of ooni volt 12 pizza oven

The interior of the oven is lined with high-quality ceramic fiber insulation, which provides great heat retention and uniform distribution for consistent cooking outcomes.

The oven chamber is constructed of 430-grade stainless steel, which is corrosion-resistant and simple to clean.

3 Dial Control Panel And Its Functions

One of the most notable design features of the Ooni Volt 12 is its three-dial control panel, which allows for precise temperature and cook time settings.

The left most dial controls the timer that can be set anywhere from 30 seconds and 20 minutes.

Ooni Volt 12 Timer Dial

The middle dial controls the temperature, with a range of 150ºC to 450ºC (302ºF to 842ºF) for cooking a wide variety of pizza styles.

Ooni volt 12 temperature dial

The right most dial is actually the balance dial that controls the heat distribution balance between the top and bottom element. If you want more heat at the top, turn it clockwise. Similarly, if you want more heat at the bottom, turn it anti-clockwise.

Ooni volt 12 heat distribution dial

The oven also features a heat-retaining triple-paned borosilicate tempered glass viewing window, which allows you to keep an eye on your pizza without having to open the oven door and lose heat. Additionally, the oven comes with a custom-designed, cordierite stone baking board that provides excellent heat retention and helps create a crispy crust.

ooni volt 12 triple paned glass door to easily see the cooking progress

Build Quality

The outer shell of Ooni Volt is made up of carbon steel and is powder-coated for weather resistance and insulated for maximum heat retention, This allows cooking with Ooni Volt 12 in all sorts of weather conditions!

With outstanding build quality, the Ooni volt 12 electric pizza oven is sure to last long.


Ooni Volt’s unboxed dimensions

24.2” x ” x 20.8” x 10.9” (61.7cm x 52.9cm x 27.9cm)

Ooni Volt’s boxed dimensions

27.4” x 25” x 14.8” (69.7cm x 63.5cm x 37.5cm)

Ooni Volt’s cooking surface dimensions

13.27” x 13.27” (33.7cm x 33.7cm)


Boxed weight

52lbs (23.5kg)

Unboxed weight

39.2lbs (17.8kg)


Ooni Volt runs on 1600 Watts | Voltage: 120 Volts

Why Choose Ooni 12 Volt Electric Pizza?

Easy To Bake a Pizza

Cooking pizza with the Ooni 12 Volt Electric Pizza Oven is a breeze, even if you’re not an experienced cook. The oven is easy to set up and use, making it a great option for anyone who wants to make delicious homemade pizza without the hassle of traditional outdoor pizza ovens.

To begin using the oven, position it on a stable, level surface and connect it into an electric socket. Finally, switch on the oven and adjust the temperature to your liking. The oven warms up in just 20 minutes, so you won’t be cooking for long.

cooking pizza in ooni volt 12 pizza oven

Prepare your pizza while the oven heats up. Lay out the dough and top with your preferred toppings. Place the pizza on the accompanying cordierite stone baking board and slide it into the oven once the oven has reached the required temperature.

The pizza will cook in just 90 seconds, so keep an eye on it to ensure that it doesn’t burn. Use a pizza peel to rotate the pizza if necessary. Once the pizza is cooked to your desired level, use a pizza peel to remove it from the oven.

Let the pizza cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy your delicious homemade pizza! Cooking with the Ooni 12 Volt Electric Pizza Oven is a simple and enjoyable. With its rapid heating, adjustable temperature range, and compact size, this oven is a must-have appliance for pizza lovers everywhere.

Upgrade Your Pizza Game with Ooni Volt 12

Nobody likes a messy job when it comes to cooking, and hence this electric pizza oven is the perfect solution for pizza enthusiasts who want to enjoy their favorite food without the hassle of traditional outdoor pizza ovens. Unlike fuel-burning ovens, it is safe to use both indoors and outdoors, making it a versatile appliance for any home cook.

Its tiny and lightweight design makes it easy to transport from one area to another, making it excellent for usage in small apartments, outdoor patios, and even camping vacations. Furthermore, because there is no nasty charcoal ash to clean up, it is a cleaner and more practical alternative to traditional outdoor pizza ovens.

The Ooni Volt also has a quick heating mechanism that heats up in only 20 minutes, selectable temperature settings up to 850°F, and a cordierite stone baking surface that assures a crispy and delectable crust every time.

Ooni Volt 12 Electric Pizza Oven is a game-changer for pizza lovers everywhere. Its indoor/outdoor versatility, easy-to-clean design, and impressive performance features make it a must-have appliance for anyone who wants to enjoy delicious homemade pizza anytime, anywhere.

Temperature Perfection

Level of heating or in technical terms Temperature has always played a great role in cooking and hence what else could be more precise than an electric version of heat.

the three dials of ooni volt 12 pizza oven

The Ooni Volt 12 Electric Pizza Oven provides accurate temperature control and balancing, allowing you to cook your pizza to perfection each time. The oven has three dials that allow you to easily set the temperature, top/bottom balance, and time controls.

Turning the temperature control dial to your selected setting is all that is required to get the appropriate temperature. With a temperature range of up to 850°F, you can cook your pizza fast and evenly. The top/bottom balancing dial adjusts the heat distribution inside the oven, ensuring that your pizza is baked to your preference.

The time control dial lets you set the cooking time, ensuring that your pizza is cooked to perfection every time. The oven also features a countdown timer, which makes it easy to keep track of the cooking time and avoid burning your pizza.

Eco-friendly invention  

While the world tech is busy stopping emission and rapid consumption of fossil fuels, Ooni is playing its part by introducing this pizza oven by going electric. This Electric Pizza Oven is an environmentally-friendly option for cooking delicious homemade pizza. Unlike traditional outdoor pizza ovens that burn fuels and emit harmful emissions, the Ooni Volt operates on electricity, making it a cleaner and safer alternative.

With a strong heating system installed, the Ooni 12-volt pizza oven quickly achieves a temperature of 850°F. It can make a high-quality pizza that is comparable to being cooked over open flames. The use of a cordierite stone baking surface guarantees that the pizza is crisp.

It is not only a more environmentally friendly solution than traditional outdoor pizza ovens, but it is also a safer option for home usage. There are no harmful flames or burning fuels to worry about, making it an excellent choice for families with small children or pets.

This makes it a great option for anyone who wants to cook delicious homemade pizza in a cleaner, safer, and more environmentally-friendly way. With its impressive performance features and easy-to-use design, this oven makes it easy to cook pro-quality pizza that tastes flame-cooked, without the flames or burning fuels.

No Hassle of Carrying Fuel Along

Like most of the other ovens, one needs to carry propane tank or wood pellets in order to fuel the pizza ovens as most of them require propane gas as a fuel. So, it becomes an extra burden specially when you are planning an outdoor trip or going for camping.

2 Years Warranty

Spending thousand dollars on a gadget without any warranty provided by the company is a risky business. But, thanks to Ooni for providing two years warranty with this gadget.

This adds to the confidence of the buyer when making a purchase decision. No doubt Ooni itself is a premium brand and delivers outstanding products, but this warranty add-on is a cherry on top!

60 Days Return Policy

Many few people know that Ooni provides 60 days return policy. This claim from Ooni is massive. It leaves no room for the pizza lovers to turn down the decision of buying an Ooni product.

Here’s what Ooni has to say on its official site regarding 60 days return policy – “So – if you buy an Ooni pizza oven and you can’t make great pizza you have 60 days to return it for free.  Ooni + you = great pizza or we will buy it back.”

This indeed is remarkable from Ooni, thus challenging its competitors to a great extent. Ooni knows exactly what customer service and value for money is!

Essential Accessories

Buying such an expensive product and compromising on the accessories for its protection is not a wise decision. Buying a gadget is one part and ensuring that it remains protected for longer use is another.

Ooni provides custom-designed cover specifically designed for Ooni Volt 12. The cover is made from premium quality materials and is weather-resistant. Thus, it provides perfect protection against all types of weather conditions ensuring the maximum protection.

cover of Ooni volt 12 pizza oven

The toggle on the cover ensures that the cover fits extremely well from all sides.

You can order the Ooni volt 12 cover by clicking here.

You can also order a custom cover from coversandall.

Moreover, you may also require a pizza peel and pizza oven table to rock your pizza parties.


How does Ooni 12-volt electric pizza works?

To use the oven, you simply plug it into a power source and allow it to heat up to your desired temperature. The oven features three dials that allow you to adjust the temperature, top/bottom balance, and time controls to suit your needs.

Once the oven is heated up, you can slide your pizza onto the cordierite stone baking board, which helps to distribute heat evenly and ensure that your pizza cooks quickly and evenly. The oven’s powerful heating system ensures that your pizza is cooked to perfection in just 90 seconds, giving you delicious homemade pizza in no time.

Which size of pizza oven is better?

The best Ooni size for you depends on your individual needs and preferences. Ooni offers a range of pizza ovens in different sizes and styles, each with its own unique features and capabilities.

Most of customers around the world have been found looking for 12” or 16” based on their preferences and need.

Why is my Ooni electric pizza oven is not getting hot enough?

There can be two reasons either you are not using it correctly or the item is defected. First try to see if you have set it up at the desired temperature or not. If it still doesn’t work as per your instructions and don’t heat up well then problem should be later. If you encounter a defected piece you can contact your supplier or the company itself and they’ll most probably replace it as per their policy.

What qualities should an electric oven have?

While there can be many qualities one wants in a pizza oven, size of pizza oven based on your need, power consumption and durability of a pizza should be the top priorities while making a purchase.

What else can be cooked in Ooni electric pizza oven?

A pizza oven doesn’t mean it can only cook pizza but pizza will be the best thing coming out of the oven. Roasted vegetables, grilled meat, flatbreads are some popular dishes made by customers around the world using Ooni electric pizza oven.

Can we use Ooni Volt in the balcony?

Yes, you can use it in the balcony as long you have the electric connection set up.

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