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Old 01-21-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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Uuni Pizza Oven

Uuni - The revolutionary wood-fired pizza oven

Small, inexpensive, wood fired, and gets to 800 degrees F. I think I might end up pre-ordering one. I've been planning on building a wood fired pizza oven in the back yard for a while now but haven't gotten around to it because it seems like a pretty big project and my masonry experience is exactly zero. Considering the cost and time+labor of building a proper pizza oven, this seems like a good deal. My only concern is that it may be a bit too small. I could also use it as a make-shift tandoor. What does DC think?

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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Unless I'm missing them that website gives no detailed info about the oven.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:46 PM   #3
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I couldn't find anything either.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:48 PM   #4
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I clicked on something that said click here for kickstarter video. That took me to another page that said click here for kickstarter video. Too many mind... I mean clicks.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:49 PM   #5
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That immediately raises a red flag for me. I would not send any money.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:55 PM   #6
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I'm not sure that I want a wood fired anything "for my kitchen", but it looked like a nifty concept. What you could see of it anyway. I could have my neighbor make me up one at work if I saw more of it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:14 PM   #7
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I caught a blurb about it on a blog that gave more details. I think the whole Kickstarter thing is a way for entrepreneurs to raise money to start projects with investors who pledge money on the internet for a stake in a startup. Looks like the inventor got the investment capital lined up and is going into production with it, hence the lack of a website (for now). Either way, this is where I got my info

Uuni Pizza Oven | Uncrate

And no of course I wouldn't use it in the kitchen, whether it says it's for the kitchen or not. I mean, are there any other similar products in the $250 range that can get to 800 degrees?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:55 PM   #8
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I don't have anything against Kickstarter projects per se. I think one needs to fully investigate what they are up to , or in this case, how far along they actually are in production process before investing or making an advance purchase. Consumer protection options are looser and if it goes belly up it is easy for them to re-iturate what terms they offer. Is it likely they will have these for sale ongoing and why the rush to make an "advance" purchase order.


As far as the pizza oven itself, Hmm. I couldn't find really good pictures of it. It doesn't look all that big. or tall or is the top too close. Is it metal? It's size doesn't look all that big for multi use. May be great inside a grill where you can further boost the temps beyond oven range.

I saw some pizza oven enhancer the other day on DC, don't recall the thread. It was like a pizza stone with sides. I think putting a top on it would boost the oven capacitator a bit more. I wouldn't hesitate to slap some tandori made bread or high fired chicken in one of those.

One of my great discoveries on some vacation was in Taos NM. We were headed to Vancouver from my very driveway. Impossible to get lost. A direct shot across Montana and a little dip into Wyoming. We got side tracked in the Grand Tetons. Well, it was snowing in August and we took a U turn south. This was before Apple Maps. Not that I ever learned how to read or fold a map. So it goes. Anyway, some touristy/ maybe not touristy/ little place made Bread in a clay oven. This is what happens on a "planned" vacation. It is still the best bread I have ever eaten. I still haven't been to Vancouver.


Well, it's true. I would like a back yard pizza / bread oven too. Having attempted to repair the cement on my back steps, it's unlikely my masonry skills are proven as all that great. There are a # of blogs / DIY plans to make a pizza oven. Even when they Say it is an easy project and they all get together with a case of beer and many hands, it's only the good ones, completed projects that get published. And they always seem to have a handy dandy expert brother-in-law/ true friend who directs the show. Me, I'm more of an arm-chair planner.

And in January I can make all the plans I want. As long as I keep my credit card away from my computer.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:05 PM   #9
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I use my pellet grill for a wood fired pizza oven.

Pics a lazy night so Papa Murphy's was the entree.




I agree with others in that this is a scam until proven not.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:12 PM   #10
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It's that "case of beer and many hands" that kill any DIY project. Many hands reaching into that case of beer.
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