Product Review: Ooni Karu 12G Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven

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Attention all pizza-loving parents! Whether you're planning a backyard bash or just a casual family dinner, the Ooni Karu 12G Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven promises to bring a slice of pizzeria perfection right to your garden.

As parents, we all know the value of quick, effortless meals that also tick the box for fun, and the Ooni Karu 12G might just be the game-changing answer. Let’s dive into what makes this pizza oven a must-have for any family that loves a bit of dough-spinning action.

Key Features

  • Multi-Fuel Capabilities: The Ooni Karu 12G offers incredible flexibility with its multi-fuel options. You can use wood or charcoal for that authentic wood-fired taste or switch to a gas burner (sold separately) for convenience and control. This versatility is perfect for parents who might need to quickly whip up dinner amidst a hectic schedule.
  • Portability: Weighing just 12 kg, this oven is designed for easy transport. Whether you’re heading to a picnic or just moving the party from the patio to the garden, the Ooni Karu 12’s manageable size makes it a portable powerhouse.
  • Speed: It heats up to 500°C in just 15 minutes and cooks a pizza in 60 seconds. This means less waiting and more eating, keeping hangry meltdowns (both kiddie and adult) at bay.
  • Design and Build: Sporting a sleek, stainless steel body, the Ooni Karu 12 is not only robust but also a looker. Its ceramic fibre-insulated stainless steel shell, thick stone baking board, and patented flame keeper let you achieve those coveted leopard-spotted crusts with ease.


Using the Ooni Karu 12G is a revelation in home pizza making. The heat control it offers is impressive, allowing even the most novice of chefs to manage the flame like a pro. Whether it’s a classic Margherita or a more adventurous fig and prosciutto masterpiece, the results are consistently excellent, with a beautifully charred crust and perfectly melted toppings.


Ease of Use

For parents, ease of use is a big plus, and here, the Karu 12 shines. Assembly is straightforward, with clear instructions that even sleep-deprived new dads can follow. Switching fuels is hassle-free, catering to different cooking experiences and times.


Clean-up is relatively simple. The stainless steel exterior wipes down easily, and the stone just requires a quick brush-off once cooled. Regular maintenance involves emptying ash, a small price to pay for the quality of pizza it produces.


The Ooni Karu 12 Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven is a stellar addition to any family's cooking arsenal. It’s fast, efficient, and versatile enough to handle a spontaneous pizza party or a planned family gathering. While the price point may be a bit steep, the durability and performance make it a worthy investment, promising many nights of delicious, fuss-free pizza. So, fire up your Ooni and let the good times roll—or should we say, bake!

Pizza night will never be the same again with the Ooni Karu 12. It brings the pizzeria experience to your backyard, making it a hit for family gatherings or just a quick dinner solution. For all you dads and mums out there, the Ooni Karu 12 might just be your new best friend in the world of outdoor cooking. Happy baking, and even happier eating!

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