Portable/Backyard pizza oven


#1

I read about the Roccbox on Serious Eats. Kenji’s review was so glowing that I decided to get one. Its pretty fantastic! It really gets up to 900 degrees and does make neapolitan style pizzas in around 90 seconds. Its not cheap, $600 - I had to pay $50 shipping but its currently free shipping, but its worth it. It can use either propane or wood. Propane works great, but I haven’t been able to get it hot enough for neapolitan using wood (can do New York style). Its a little heavy, around 40 lbs, but it comes with a convenient carrying strap. The insulation is great. Here is the website, https://www.roccbox.com/us/ Great product!


#2

Tempting. I prefer thin and crisp to Neapolitan style, so one of the cheaper ones might make more sense for me.


#3

You can do thin and crisp with the Roccbox. It has a built in thermometer and the gas option is easily controlled. Of course if you never want to do Neapolitan it doesn’t make any sense to spend the money.


#4

Yeah, I would never do Neapolitan.


#5

It is a great little gadget though!


#6

That’s a nice crust on that pizza!


#7

Thanks! I used this recipe, https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/07/basic-neapolitan-pizza-dough-recipe.html.


#8

great to see the positive review. i’m waiting for my blackstone pizza oven to fall apart to upgrade to the roccbox but so far, 4 yrs and tons of pizza, pitas, in it’s still chugging along …


#9

Damn! Now I want a Roccbox, too.


#10

In honor of @robert, and the fact that my lovely wife of thirty years prefers thin crust, crispy pizzas, I did a classic New York pepperoni tonight. I used the wood burner on the Roccbox and brought it up to a little over 600 F (Ken Forkish recommends this temp for NY style pizzas). Cooked it for around five minutes instead of the 90 seconds for a Neapolitan at 900 degrees. Turned out beautifully. Couldn’t taste much wood flavor so I will probably stick to gas in the future (I am a die hard charcoal grill person so this is a deviation). Highly recommend this gadget @attran99!


#11

Looks spot on.


#12

Nice pie and pepperoni cups! Btw, for natural casing pepperoni, go to superking in the deli section. Beautiful cups at great price.

Here’s my rendition of the Rosa from bianco.
I also don’t really do Neapolitan as my wife likes a crispy crust. I lower the heat and cook it about 5 min as well in the blackstone.


#13

Gorgeous! I have to do that!!


#14

http://www.pmq.com/September-2018/In-Possible-Dream-Job-Oven-Company-Seeks-Paid-Pizza-Taste-Testers-for-Up-to-1000-a-Day/