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When Pizza’s On A Stovetop…

Pizzacraft PC0601 Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven

…you can have pizza any time!

The Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven is waiting for you. That’s important, because we’re talking about pizza here. Nobody wants to wait for pizza. But it’s not like the microwave is a good option. Well good news for those with a gas stovetop.

The stovetop pizza oven settles in over a gas burner and kicks up home pizza baking to a new level. Like 100 degrees hotter than hot. Yes, this device gets hotter than your conventional oven.

You know what that means: fast cooking pizza with a nice charred crust and hot melty toppings. The Companion Group is behind this pizza gadget and the claim is that it reaches temperatures of 600 degrees F. So far, the reviews on Amazon seem to be in agreement. But I wonder how it does with bagels…

April 21, 2016   No Comments

Pizza Box Oven For Delivery On The Kitchen Counter

CuiZen PIZ-4012 Pizza Box Oven

The kitchen counter is used for many things. Sure, cooking and prep work occurs there on a daily basis, but it also becomes a platform for other things. No, not various kitchen tasks like emptying out the junk drawer or putting things in jars (both noble pursuits). The kitchen counter happens to be a great place to put that delivery pizza box. Now, since the pizza box’s natural environment is the kitchen countertop, it only makes sense to make it a permanent home.

The CuiZen PIZ-4012 Pizza Box Oven is a lidded pizza oven with a cooking platter that rotates. Designed for pizzas up to 12 inches, the simple to use countertop appliance features a timer and temperature control. It makes so much sense to find such an item at home on the kitchen countertop it may be tempting to buy two. However, try to resist the temptation; they probably don’t stack too well.

(Via Gizmodo)

March 6, 2015   No Comments

GoPro Meets Pizza Oven

Step one: Put a GoPro camera on pizza tongs.
Step Two: Make pizza.
Step Three: Share with the world and make everybody hungry. And dizzy. But mostly hungry.

This is what it looks like to have a view of the action inside your local pizza chain. I’m guessing it’s a Pizza Hut, but I got too hungry to focus on the pizza box. Or dizzy. Either way, pizza is in my future very soon. Happy weekend!

(Via That’s Nerdalicious)

August 22, 2014   No Comments

Pizza by the dashboard light

Porta-Pizza Oven

Any good road trip requires road food. Perhaps when the tires hit the asphalt it’s just an excuse to devour foods of questionable sustenance. After all, it’s not too likely you’re gonna find healthy food on the off-ramp. If you don’t have any road trips planned this summer, you’re going to need another excuse to pile on the calories. Having an oven in the car designed to cook pizza would certainly supply that excuse.

The Porta-Pizza Oven is powered via your car’s 12V jack. The minimal controls (presumably for safety’s sake) provide a high and low setting for cooking or warming. Whether or not this oven will actually cook a pizza during your commute is irrelevant. What does matter, however, is that armed with a pizza oven, you’re simply going to have to find out. Remember: when pizza’s on the dashboard, you can eat pizza any time.

(Via technabob)

June 25, 2009   1 Comment

Spin me a (half-baked) pizza

Presto Pizzazz Pizza Oven

A buddy of mine at one time owned an old ‘portable’ CD player in name only. Smaller than the actual CD, the payer operated by spinning the disk in the open air. As the disc passed the enclosed portion the laser read the CD and sent the music to attached speakers or headphones. Of course, the fact that the CD was spinning furiously meant you could not move it while it was playing. Yes, it may have been as small as an iPod, and yes, it did actually play CD’s, but it may as well have been a stationary player.

Despite instantly reminding me about a ridiculous concept for a portable CD player, the Presto Pizzazz Pizza Oven, rates surprisingly high in customer reviews at Amazon. The rotating pizza oven (with ‘RotaBake(TM) technology’) has top and bottom heating elements for precision baking control. Self-rising pizzas can be baked by running the bottom element first before turning on the top element. If you like your pizza with a crispy crust, that can be achieved by letting the bottom element run for a little longer. Clearly designed for the frozen pizza market, the oven looks like it might be able to step up to the task – like a half-useful portable CD player.

(Via Boing Boing)

May 5, 2009   No Comments