- Fuel type: Gas, hardwood kindling, or charcoal briquettes
- Max floor temp: Over 900°F (480°C)
- Max air temp: Over 900°F (480°C)
- Fastest cook time: 75 seconds
- Preheat time: 30 minutes
- Recovery time between pizzas: 5 minutes
- Largest pizza: 11 inches
- Good for other foods? Yes
- Portable? Yes, though heavy
- Fuel consumption: A standard 15-pound propane tank will last about 20 hours at full blast.
- Cost at time of writing: $599, plus $49 shipping to the United States
- Where to buy: Order directly from Roccbox
The Bottom Line:
This is an incredible little oven with simple, reliable operation, whether you’re using gas, wood, or charcoal to fire it. It consistently hits wood-fired-oven temperatures and maintains them for as long as you are cooking, with no fussing or babysitting, which means you can spend more time enjoying pizza with your friends and family and less time coddling a temperamental flame. It’s attractive, solidly built, weatherproof, and portable.
How It Works:
The Roccbox is a heavily insulated, stainless-steel-and-stone box with a rubberized exterior. You can place it on any surface, including wood or plastic, and it stands up on three heavy-duty folding legs. There are two burner attachments, depending on the fuel source you want to use. The burner box is a rocket stove–style combustion chamber that allows you to feed the flame with hardwood kindling or charcoal briquettes, while the gas burner allows you to heat the Roccbox with a standard propane tank.
Once it’s fired up, the flame rises up the back of the chamber and gets directed across the top of the oven. The stone floor heats indirectly via hot air and radiation from above. After a half hour or so, both the dome and the floor of the oven can hit temperatures above 900°F, allowing you to cook pizzas in under 90 seconds.