Gozney Pizza Oven Review
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About Gozney Pizza Ovens
Gozney’s line of quality pizza ovens makes enjoying restaurant-style pizza easy in your own backyard or porch. Offering residential and commercial models, the brand crafts a range of user-friendly ovens that are portable and customizable.
Used by British food celebs like Paul Hollywood and in many popular pizza joints like MOD and Pizza Pilgrims, the brand has been featured in notable media outlets like Business insider, CNet, Forbes, and Food & Wine. Today, it boasts an impressive Instagram following of 316k.
Love pizza, staying home, and cooking? You may have found just the thing to check all of those boxes. To find out more, we invite you to read this Gozney pizza oven review.
Here, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the brand and its top-selling commercial and residential ovens, go through some customer feedback, answer important FAQs, and more, to help you decide if it’s the right choice for your pizza cooking needs.
Overview of Gozney
The story of Gozney starts with The Stone Bake Oven Company. In 2010, Tom Gozney created the UK-based brand for commercial clients, catching the attention of celebrity chefs. Its ovens were quickly added to the kitchens of popular UK restaurants like the River Cottage.
Because of his first company’s success, Tom went on to create a line of residential gas and wood-powered ovens. He ultimately created the Roccbox based on consumer need for something portable and user-friendly.
In 2018, all of the brands Tom created were pooled together under the Gozney name and its mission “to enable everyone to share incredible food with family and friends” began. Today, its products are available across the globe, made with the same integrity and dedication to quality as the ones used by Michelin Star Chefs.
Now that you know a little more about where the brand came from and what it’s all about, this Gozney review will shine some light on its highlights. Then, we’ll head right into its outstanding product lineup.
- Offers commercial and residential ovens
- Available in Gas only & Dual Fuel options
- 3-5 year warranty
- Ships around the world
- Free shipping on orders over $50
- Free UK returns
Gozney’s collection of commercial and residential ovens houses models made from gorgeous stone, stainless steel, and cool-toned colors like bone, olive, and slate gray. You’ll also find an inclusive range of accessories to make your cooking experience all the more enjoyable and easy—just don’t take your eye off your pizza, these things cook quickly!
Ahead, we’ll introduce you to the brand’s #1 seller, the portable Roccbox, before diving into other residential and commercial models. Then, we’ll look at a few must-have accessories.
Gozney Roccbox Pizza Oven Review
We prize Italian restaurants for their delicious, authentic pizzas when really, it’s all about the right oven. Turns out, you can get restaurant-quality pizza in your own backyard with a portable oven that weighs just 44lbs.
The Roccbox is Gozeny’s top-selling oven, and we’ll tell you just why that is. Offering both Gas and Dual Fuel options, this compact cooker reaches temperatures up to 950°F in a matter of minutes.
It’s these high temperatures we have to thank for crispy fire-kissed crust, just the right amount of sizzle on cheese, and a toasty bite of veggies. And with a built-in thermometer, you’ll always be at the right temperature.
Of course, the inside of this oven gets really hot—there’s no doubt about it. But it also has a silicone jacket on the outside keeping it cool enough to touch, although it will still be warm, so keep kids at a distance.
Ready to hit the road? Your Roccbox packs up easily. Its legs retract and the burner detaches, meaning getting this little guy in the back of your car is pretty easy. Head to the beach for a full moon pizza party, or to your dad’s for a Father’s Day dinner, on you.
With your Roccbox, you’ll get a few accessories to ensure a top-not experience: a professional-grade pizza peel, a bottle opener (nothing quite like pizza and beer), and of course, a manual to show you how it all works.
The Roccbox Pizza Oven comes pretty much fully assembled, so all you’ll need to do is screw in a few bits and bobs and fire her up. Get delicious, authentic pizza anywhere outdoors for $500.
Gozney Residential Pizza Oven Review
You’ve gotten to know the Roccbox, but Gozney has a ton of other stellar residential models if you’re looking for something a little different. Ahead, we’ll showcase its three others, the Dome, Master, and Core to give you an idea of your options.
Gozney Dome Review
The Dome…an adorable, round little guy with a burning passion for, not just pizza, but all kinds of meals. This professional-grade oven comes in Wood and Dual-Fuel options to help you perfectly roast and smoke meats, bake, and even steam veggies.
Measuring 26” x 24” x 29”, the Dome weighs 128 lbs and has a mouth opening of 5” high by 16” wide. This size is ideal for meals like family-sized pies and Lobster Thermidor.
The Gozney Dome can actually be used inside, but only when using Gas. Otherwise, it may get too smoky and become a health hazard.
With your Dome comes a detachable flue and cap, a dock and accessory port, and a digital thermometer with a display unit and a set of batteries. That’s everything you need to get started as soon as you pull it out of the box—except your ingredients, of course.
You’ll also get two temperature probes and a Dome Cover. Available in Bone and Olive shades, this gorgeous backyard staple is $1,800.
Gozney Master Review
If a rustic aesthetic is what you’re going for in your backyard, the Master is a great addition. Hand cast from Gozney Ceramix in the UK, this particular oven is only available to UK customers, the lucky ducks.
It’s made to coolly sit atop a counter or wall in your outdoor environment, creating a perfect spot for entertaining and intimate, late-night dinners. Available in 75”x75” and 100”x100”, The Master oven reaches 950°F and boasts an even cook by way of its sturdy stone floor and consistent flame.
Designed to mimic the brand’s commercial ovens, the Master is available for £4,950-£7,950 in the UK—that’s roughly $6,750-$10,850.
Gozney Core Review
The Core is all about personalization. It’s sent in a set of different parts that require a bit of assembly, but then comes the exciting part—choosing what goes around it.
Some people like porcelain tiles, while others opt for smooth ceramic. Also, building your Core into a brick wall isn’t unheard of—plus, it looks pretty awesome.
What’s included in the box is the oven’s interior shell and oven door. You’ll get to pick from 75” x 75” or 100” x 100” sizes to suit your cooking needs.
You’ll get the same, consistent heat up to 950°F with the Core thanks to its stone floor, thick insulation, and steady flame. Available to UK customers only, create the environment of your dreams with the Core for £2,950-£4,550 (roughly $4,000-$6,200).
Gozney Commercial Pizza Oven Review
Perhaps the most important thing to mention at this point in our Gozney review is that the brand’s commercial ovens can only be purchased in the UK. Prices are provided once you submit an application, as there are a few things that may alter your final quote.
Ahead, you’ll discover the brand’s full range of commercial pizza ovens. Each one delivers superior craftsmanship, fast deck recovery times, and easy installations.
Gozney Elite Napoli Review
A favorite of popular UK pizza places like Pizza Pilgrims and Black Axe Mangal, the Elite Napoli has the look and cooking style of a Neapolitan kitchen, except with a few modern touches like an internal refractory core.
Designed for high-temp cooking, this Gozney oven was made to handle the steady workload of bustling restaurants offering gas and wood fuel options. With high-grade materials and thick insulation, the Elite Napoli promises a reliable cook that won’t rack up a hefty fuel bill.
Adding this oven to an existing kitchen? Don’t worry. It comes together in 1-2 days, so you’ll be able to get right back at it.
Gozney Commercial Master Review
Like the Residential Master, the commercial version is perfect for a little pizza shop tucked into the alleyways of a bustling city. Hand-cast using Gozney Ceramix, the Commercial Master promises an easy installation and high-performing heat retention.
Offering both gas and wood-burning options, this powerhouse oven is great for pumping out quality pies for small customer bases.
Gozney Commercial Stone Core Review
Want a unique look in your restaurant? The Commercial Stone Core allows for total customization. Build it into the wall or cover it with a mosaic of tiles, or match your oven with a specific theme.
The oven is available in four different sizes that range from 75” x 75” to 125” x 100”. It arrives in separate, easy to carry, and quick-to-assemble pieces.
Once together, the Commercial Stone Core provides superior heat control thanks to its compressed insulation under the oven’s floor. Get ready for a totally unique and high-class cooking experience.
Gozney Elite Classic Review
The Elite Classic is the model you’ll find in restaurants like double Michelin star picks, L’Enclume and Revere Pubs.
When delivered, your Gozney pizza oven is split up into pieces that are easily carried through regular doorways. Assembly takes about 1-2 days, so your kitchen will be up and running in no time.
Specially made for extremely high-temperature pizza cooking, this oven has a higher thermal mass than others, allowing for a quicker deck recovery time. Because of its high-quality materials and thick installation, the Elite Classic has steady heat control, meaning you’ll be paying less on your fuel bill each month.
Gozney Accessories Review
Though technically you could operate a pizza oven without the proper tools, they sure do make the process easier, and with a lot less burning—of the pizza, and your hands. This Gozney review will feature three of the brand’s most popular Roccbox accessories, including a Cover, Wood Burner, and Peel.
Gozney Roccbox Cover Review
Because the brand’s ovens are designed to be used outside, you’ll probably want to shield them from bad weather between uses. The Roccbox cover is made from double-lined, 900D polyester, a waterproof material that keeps out the rain, snow, sun, and wind.
With a drawstring in the front and back for secure protection and a sturdy carrying strap for easy transport, this cover is pretty much the perfect accessory. Get one for $50.
Gozney Roccbox Wood Burner 2.0 Review
Gas is consistent and reliable, but sometimes, you just can’t beat the taste of wood-fired pizza or smoked meat. The Roccbox Wood Burner 2.0 is bigger and heats faster than the previous model, is easy to hook up, and gives you options when it comes to cooking.
Switch things up with this advanced model for $100.
Gozney Roccbox Turning Peel Review
With high temperatures, your pizza will be cooking quickly—in about 90 seconds. To get a picture-perfect crust, you’ll need to turn it every few seconds.
The Turning Peel allows for quick rotation of your pie and other baked goods, like breads and even cookies if you feel so inclined.
Measuring just under 7” with a 12” handle, this stainless steel pizza essential is $65.
Who Is Gozney For?
Gozney makes both residential and commercial pizza ovens, meaning they’re ideal for homes and restaurants. We will say that the majority, if not all, of the commercial ovens are available by request only in the UK.
The brand may make certain exceptions, but from the information available on the website, it looks like you’ll need to be in the UK to purchase.
Its home ovens are perfect for anyone who’s into pizza and wants to make restaurant-quality pies in a pinch or who loves backyard entertaining.
Comparison: Gozney vs. Ooni
If you’ve heard of Gozney, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve caught wind of the name Ooni too. Offering four styles of pizza ovens designed for your backyard, you’ll get to choose between 12 and 16-inch models, as well as gas, wood, and multi-fuel options.
Gozney also has four different oven designs built for the home, one of which is the base to build your own outdoor pizza haven. Its designs are offered in gas and dual-fuel options as well, but the difference between them and Ooni is that the competitor doesn’t offer every oven with an option for both.
The Gozney Roccbox is most often compared to the Ooni Koda, so we’ll do a quick comparison of the two below to show you what they’re made of.
- Gozney Roccbox:
- Reaches 950°F
- Cooks pizza up to 12”
- Gas or Dual Fuel options
- Self-standing, retractable legs for easy transport
- Olive or Grey colors
- Weighs 44 lbs
- 5-Year Warranty
- Comes with pizza peel and bottle opener
- Ooni Koda:
- Reaches 950°F in 16 minutes
- Cooks pizzas up to 12”
- Gas only
- Self-standing with foldable legs
- Weighs 20 lbs
- 3-Year Warranty
- Comes with stone baking board
Both brands also offer a range of cooking accessories, but unlike Gozney, Ooni doesn’t make commercial-grade pizza ovens, they’re only for home use.
For a complete comparison, check out our updated Ooni vs Gozney Review!
Gozney Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
So far, the brand’s pizza ovens look really impressive. But this is a Gozney review, and it wouldn’t be complete without hearing from customers. Plus, don’t you want to find out if these things can actually cook a proper pizza?
In this section, we’ve compiled a few different comments and ratings from around the web that bring to light topics like quality, ease of use, and most importantly, the outcome of a pizza. To get started, you’ll find a snapshot of the brand’s 4.6/5 star Trustpilot rating, awarded to it by 2,113 customers, below.
- Excellent: 85%
- Great: 6%
- Average: 3%
- Poor: 2%
- Bad: 4%
Buyers had tons of nice things to say about the brand and its pizza ovens. The most common comments confirm how easy the ovens are to use, specifically the Roccbox.
One Gozney review read, “Great customer service. Fast and efficient delivery. The Roccbox is a fantastic product that is extremely easy to connect and use immediately. I will never buy another takeaway pizza.”
Being able to bring home your Roccbox and use it immediately is great because who wants to wait around for an installation crew? This is one of the most mentioned points among reviews, with customers astounded at how easy it is to make a great-tasting pizza.
The Gozney Roccbox pizza oven is the brand’s most popular product (most of its other models are available in the UK only or Commercial), so the majority of reviews done by blogs feature it.
We found another Gozney review for the Roccbox on Tech Gear Lab. We love this site for its thorough and honest reviews and were excited to see what its team had to say about the portable pizza oven.
The folks at Tech Gear Lab gave the Roccbox an 85/100 rating made up of scores in the following areas:
- Cooking Performance: 9/10
- Output Power: 10/10
- Control: 7/10
- Ease of Use: 7/10
Apparently, this model is the Editor’s choice, ranked #1 out of 12 different brands tested. The review began, “the Gozney Roccbox is simply a superior pizza oven.” It went on to mention its sturdy construction and unmatched heating abilities: “The first time you [produce] a golden-tinged, perfectly puffed Neapolitan-style pizza in genuinely less than 90 seconds, you’ll be sold.”
The high temperatures and results are what make this oven so spectacular, and for such a compact, little piece of equipment, those two things are highly impressive.
For a final dose of honesty, we checked out an Amazon page for the Roccbox Portable Pizza Oven that showed a 4.8/5 star rating from 480 shoppers. In terms of a breakdown, 87% of users gave the oven a perfect score, while just 1% gave 1-star.
These kinds of ratings are super rare for any product, so we already have a pretty good idea of where the comments section was going to go. Still, instead of just assuming, we combed through the reviews to see if we could find anything else that would help back up what we’ve read so far about the brand and its ovens.
With customers saying how much use they get out of the oven, how easy it is to use, and the “fantastic” recipes on the website, it looks like the Gozney pizza oven really is as awesome as everyone says it is.
One more comment we found useful read, “It isn’t just for pizza. Steaks were amazing at 900 degrees. Fresh peaches caramelized in no time.” The ways you can use your Gozney are endless, and that’s just one of the reasons it’s such a cool buy.
With consistently great reviews, our positive impression of the brand only got stronger during this section of our Gozney review, making the next section very easy on us.
Is Gozney Worth It?
What’s really cool about Gozney ovens is that they make people feel like pros—we’re talking residential models here, not commercial. Although, the brand’s commercial options sure do make restaurants around the world run much more efficiently.
With residential models, like the Roccbox and Dome, people time and time again write about how easy they are to use and seem really impressed about it. In reality, the brand’s pizza ovens are a pretty straightforward setup—it’s their performance that blows minds, and this comes from high-quality, dependable materials and sturdy construction.
Home models like the Roccbox aren’t really that expensive when you think about all of the entertaining, enjoyment, and fun you’ll get out of owning one. With its portable design, you can take it with you on the road, move it around your backyard, or lend it to a friend (if you can let it go, that is).
With Gozney, you’re getting a great product, consistent support, and amazing pizza. Three things we think make this brand worth the buy.
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Where to Buy Gozney
A lot of the brand’s ovens can only be purchased through Gozney.com, and for the smoothest experience possible, your best bet may be to purchase everything right from there or through an authorized dealer. To find one near you, use the Dealer Locator tool.
Where is Roccbox made?
All Gozney products are designed in the UK and made in China.
Is Roccbox portable?
Yeah, it is! It weighs around 44lbs, so it’s easy to lift into the back of your car and take it wherever you like. It has retractable legs and the burners can be removed, so it ends up being quite compact. If you choose to get the Roccbox cover, it has a carrying strap which makes transporting your oven even easier.
Can you use Roccbox indoors?
Roccbox is certified and designed for the outdoors.
What if I’m in a smoke-restricted area?
The Roccbox doesn’t produce much smoke—only while it’s getting up to temperature. This holds true for all of the brand’s gas-powered ovens, but you may experience more smoke with the wood burner. Perhaps opt for gas-only.
How much does the Gozney Dome weigh?
The Dome weighs 128lbs. You’ll need a few extra hands to help set it up.
What is Gozney’s Shipping Policy?
Because Gozney delivers to a few different locations around the world, and because they have certain products that only ship within the UK, the brand’s Shipping Policy varies.
For the Gozney Roccbox:
- UK & EU: sent out in 1 business day
- USA & Canada: 7 business days to process plus another 7 to ship
- Australia: processing takes 7 business days plus another 7 to ship
- Ships for free
Gozney Stone & Master
- UK only
- Pallet Delivery: you request the date, you’ll need to be there to sign
- Premium pallet delivery: you will be given a date, give them access to your building for delivery, you don’t need to be there
- UK only
- Pallet delivery
- AM, PM, and Saturday deliveries possible
You can find shipping estimates for your specific location on each product page for more information. Orders over $50 ship for free.
What is Gozney’s Return Policy?
We’re all allowed to have second thoughts. Since Gozney is based in the UK, it has two different return policies, one for its UK customers and another for the rest of the world. We’ll highlight both below.
- UK Returns: 14 days from the day you receive your product(s)
- USA, Canada, Australia, EU: 30 days from receipt
All products you wish to return must be in their original condition with the same packaging they came in. You must also include a copy of the original delivery slip within your return.
Returns are free if you live in the UK, but everyone else will need to ship it back on their own dime. To make a return, use any of the contact methods listed in the final section of this Gozney review.
How to Contact Gozney
If you need any other information that wasn’t included in this Gozney review, feel free to reach out to the brand by using any of the contact methods listed below:
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: (847)440-2126
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