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Onni Pro - any tips? thoughts? pellets?

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  • Onni Pro - any tips? thoughts? pellets?

    I just ordered an Ooni Pro. It seems like it will meet my needs until I can get/build something more substantial - someday dreams.

    I know that it is much different than a "real" oven but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with one. Any tips, suggestions?

    I looked at ordering an additional fire box that lets you use wood pellets but Ooni stopped making them and I heard the box design wasn't that great at heating the oven anyways. If I did want to use some pellets do you think I would be able to sneak a few in with the charcoal/hardwood? The Ooni comes with a charcoal/firewood basket attached to the back. Ooni says this might "damage" the oven - really? Hardwood chunks aren't easy to find where I live - I would need to drive into the city (Calgary) - pellets though are easy to find. Would a few pellets on some charcoal add a bit of authenticy to the pizza?

    Thanks for your time.

  • #2
    As long as you don't overheat the oven, you'll be fine. Overheating is possible with wood also.

    I've built a similar oven some years ago. It works but the type of oven (no-mass) is very sensitive to flame size and needs a lot of supervision. Therefore, a pellets burner or gas makes sense.


    • #3
      Thanks. I didn’t realize that I could overheat it. They say there is a bit of insulation between the layers of the dome. I don’t know if this will help with temperature or not. I’m sure it will be a bit fiddly to use. Hopefully I can get some good pizza out of it.