Roccbox pizza Oven
Best Roccbox pizza Oven Reviews 2020
Roccbox, by Gozney, is the portable pizza oven that reaches 932°F to cook a Neapolitan pizza in just 60 seconds.
As a supplier of commercial stone and fire ovens, Gozney developed Roccbox due to customer demand, letting you cook the restaurant way in the comfort of your own backyard. With its growing cult of followers, Roccbox lets your puff up your pizza dough, melt cheese and crisp the crust like never before.
Roccbox will transform how you cook at home. The super fast heat-up, rolling flame and blazing-hot temperatures let you bake, roast, grill, sear or barbecue food in a fraction of the usual cooking time
A PREMIUM, PORTABLE FIRE AND STONE PIZZA OVEN – reaching high temperatures of over 932ºF to give you the ideal balance of thin base and perfectly puffed up, charred artisan crust – in just 60 seconds.
READY TO GO – with built in thermometer, retractable legs and detachable dual-fuel burners Roccbox is easy to transport and set up- just click the switch and start cooking!
GAS FUELLED – comes with free gas burner for maximum convenience and minimum down time.
SAFE TOUCH – body insulation and the outer silicone skin make Gozney Roccbox the family friendly option, reducing the danger of skin burns that is a feature of metal bodied ovens.
RATED NO. 1 OUTDOOR STAND-ALONE PIZZA OVEN by Serious Eats – highly regarded by Forbes, GQ and The Times.
Bake authentic Neapolitan pizza in under 60 seconds with the revolutionary Roccbox. From the UK’s leading maker of commercial stone pizza ovens, Roccbox is the world’s first portable stone-floor pizza oven. Super-fast heatup and blazing-hot temperatures (up to 930°F) let you bake, roast, grill, sear or barbecue food in a fraction of the usual cooking time – in your backyard or on the beach.
Portable outdoor oven reaches 930°F (500°C) in just 15 minutes and cooks a Neapolitan pizza in 60 seconds.
Includes a wood burner for authenticity and a gas burner for convenience.
Replicates the authentic stone-cooked flavor of professional stone ovens.
Unique safe-touch, silicone jacket protects users from high heat.
Functions as a multipurpose outdoor oven/grill for searing steak, grilling chicken, wood-roasting fish and vegetables, barbecuing meat, baking flatbread and more.
Roccbox pizza specs
The Roccbox Pizza Oven comes in two colors — green and grey. I tested the green one, though both work exactly the same.
It’s shaped almost like a dome, with the base on top of three legs that can be folded down for carrying or storage. The oven can fit a 12-inch pizza, and there’s a thermometer that displays temperatures in Celsius and Fahrenheit.
The oven comes with attachments for wood-burning and gas fuel (including a gas hose for connecting to a propane tank), a cover for the oven, a metal pizza peel, a hopper tool/bottle opener, and a user manual that features six recipes. You can also get more recipes by visiting the Gozney website, which is the manufacturer behind Roccbox.
Here are the dimensions and specs of the oven:
Overall oven size width: 16.2 inches
Oven length: 20.9 inches
Height with legs extended: 18.6 inches
Height with legs folded: about 11 inches
Dimensions of the oven door: 12.2 inches wide by 3.3 inches tall
Cooking floor dimensions: 12.4 inches wide by 13.3 inches deep
Outer jacket — high-heat silicone
Insulation — calcium silicate
Body and legs — stainless steel
Cooking floor — engineered stone
Maximum temperature: 932 degrees Fahrenheit (500 degrees Celsius)
The Roccbox user manual is more than 300 pages long, but unless you can read another language besides English, you’ll likely only need to flip through the first 60 pages. I spent about 15 minutes familiarizing myself with the manual, which can get confusing since it’s written in a British style.
Fortunately, the oven isn’t too complicated to set up and use — especially if you have experience with gas grills.
Setting up the Roccbox took about 10 minutes. First, you’ll want to choose a well-ventilated spot outdoors for the oven. I chose my uncovered back deck.
Next, extend the legs and attach the heat source. I mainly used a propane tank since it was convenient, provides consistent heat, and is inexpensive.
To start using the Roccbox, turn the knob in the back which releases and ignites the gas. The first time you use the oven, you’re supposed to run it on low heat for half an hour to let it cure. After that, I cranked it up to high, which took about 35 minutes to go from 300 degrees Fahrenheit to 930.
From there, I was ready to start slinging pizzas.
What makes the Roccbox stand out
Per the True Neapolitan Pizza Association requirements, a Neapolitan pizza must be cooked at temperatures between 806 and 896 degrees Fahrenheit. Your average home oven will likely only go up to 550 degrees. As a homemade pizza lover, I was excited at the possibility of making pizza like a true pizzaiolo.
Thanks to advice from Ken Forkish in his book “The Elements of Pizza,” I knew I needed to adjust my pizza dough recipe to have less water. You see, when you cook pizza quickly, there’s less time for the water to evaporate. I found that a water-to-dough ratio of about 58% was ideal (compared to 70% in a 550-degree oven). I mention this so you can plan accordingly.
The elements of pizza book
My first two pizzas only took 60 seconds to cook.
This sure beat the 10 minutes it usually takes using my oven and pizza steel. The one problem I encountered was that the part of the pizza closer to the heating element was much more done than the part closer to the mouth.
This was an easy fix. Using the included peel and some tongs, I rotated the pizza 180 degrees after 30 seconds and cooked it for another 30. This did the trick. Since the oven does not heat evenly, this step is necessary.
In my testing throughout the last two months, I used the oven every week, making more than 30 pizzas. I even hosted a party in which I also put Sargento’s new cheeses to the test.
It took me an hour to make 12 pizzas from start to finish — that includes forming the dough and topping it — but each one cooked much quicker than that. My friends were floored with the results even though I was making some crazy creations that paid homage to my home state of Michigan, like dill pickle pizza, Coney Island hot dog pizza, and olive burger pizza to name a few. But the lightly charred crust was also a hit and only a few “pizza bones” ended up in the trash.
I also like the metal pizza peel that comes with the Roccbox. I previously only had a wood peel from Pizza Royal, which is great for putting pizzas into the oven, but the ultra-thin metal peel works better for moving pizzas around and removing them once cooked. I don’t recommend using the metal peel to put the pizza in the oven — even with plenty of flour, the dough tends to stick.
Keep in mind though that any peel larger than 12 inches wide won’t fit into the oven.
Since the oven gets so hot, cleaning is pretty effortless. There were times when some of the toppings slid off as I popped the uncooked pie into the oven and ended up burning up at the extreme temperatures. The only real cleaning you might want to do is brush the burner with a soft-bristled brush and wipe down the exterior with warm, soapy water.
Cons to consider
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There are a few cons with the Roccbox that I want to cover, but I don’t consider any of them to be deal-breakers.
First of all, it’s marketed as “portable.” Sure, it’s more portable than your typical full-sized oven, but at about 44 pounds plus the weight of your heating source, it’s still fairly hefty.
I’m also bummed my 12-inch Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet doesn’t fit into the oven as the mouth is too narrow. I wanted to try making steak in there, and I didn’t trust any of my other cookware to survive 930-degree temperatures. If you plan on buying the Roccbox and using it for things besides pizza, it might be worth picking up some smaller, durable cast-iron cookware.
The mouth of the oven also experiences significant discoloration at high temperatures and becomes quite black, though a rep for Roccbox told me that this is normal. It didn’t affect performance, and I was able to wipe away the black resin.
The bottom line
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As a homemade pizza aficionado, having the Roccbox at my disposal has been amazing. It’s become an integral part of my pizza-making repertoire.
Should you buy it?
At $700, the Roccbox isn’t cheap.
However, if you use this pizza oven rather than ordering out, you may end up saving money in the long run. That said, I think you should consider buying this oven if you love making pizza and want to take your skills to the next level. It’s also a great option for hosting pizza parties where guests can get creative with their own pies.
Roccbox will transform how you cook at home
Our mission is to combine the latest advancements in technology with the ancient practice of stone and fire cooking. This is achieved through a relentless drive to innovate products that, not only meet, but exceed the requirements of both professional and home-enthusiast chefs alike. Roccbox has been engineered to take the hassle out of cooking.
Ready to cook with from unboxing, Roccbox stands out from the competition in that you have everything you need to make incredible pizza from the get go. Supported with a library of delicious recipes, ‘how to’ videos, Guest chef interviews and cooking sessions in the Gozney studio, visit the Gozney website for more recipe inspiration.