Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo Pizza Oven Review

6 days ago

The $825 Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo is a counter-top oven meant to give intense temperatures which are required to bake your pizzas with crispy, chewy crusts. when you look at it from the outside, it seems more like the latest toaster oven. Though it is another story behind its door.

The Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo could heat up to an extreme of 750 degrees, while most toaster ovens heat up to 450 degrees, and most ordinary baking ovens do not heat beyond 550 degrees.

Unlike the wire racks in the typical ovens, the Pizzaiolo is fitted with a ceramic surface of cooking that is removable usually referred to as the “deck.” The oven's cavity has just 3.5” of clearance between the top and the deck, which means that the top and the deck heat elements are very closer to the dish being baked. This enables your pizza to receive more of the direct heat to achieve a deep brown, puff crust.

I would have pizza daily if that was possible. It is most likely the best food in the world, cheese with sauce work together in harmony, and quite a simple dough combination deceptively.

Besides my ever-growing waistline, there is another huge problem in preparing good pizzas from home: the oven. The oven cannot just get to the same temperature as the coal- or wood-fired oven that is in pizza shops and restaurants, so it is much more difficult to find the most ideal, charred and bubbly crusts of the tasty Neapolitan type pies.

The costly solution to my pizza homemaking dilemma, the Smart Oven pizza oven. The Pizzaiolo pizza oven can make a pizza in as short as 90 secs since it can get the temperatures to at least 750 degrees. But, the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo pizza oven very costly and will bake your pockets if you wanted to get one, at $1,000.


Availability and Price

At $1,000 you exclusively get the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo Pizza Oven via the official page.


Design

The stainless steel claded oven gives it the latest aesthetic touch which will suit your kitchen counter and fit with different appliances. If the Pizzaiolo will find extra space on the counter of the kitchen. It measures 18.5-inch x 18.3-inch x 10.8-inch, which is almost the same size as a huge toaster oven or the ordinary microwave. I am sure you will not let the oven sit on your kitchen counter unless the kitchen is as huge as the Ina Garten's.

The front part of the 36-lbs contraption is a door that is spring-loaded which snaps while shutting with a conviction for sure. This door’s center has a transparent inspection window that allows you peep inside the Breville Pizzaiolo pizza oven to view how the pizza is coming. Even though it is a bit darker in the oven, I have found that in most cases I open its door slightly to just check if the crust is charred.

The Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo pizza oven comes with 2 electric heat elements: 1 of its heating element is on the upper part, and the other is directly beneath the pizza stone. Its pizza stone (the deck) can be removed so that cleaning inside is easy for you.

There are 3 knobs below the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo pizza oven door to regulate the oven. In automatic mode, the rightmost knob allows you to fine-t`une all setting if you want a dark or light crust. The leftmost knob is used for timing, and the middle knob has pre-set for various types of pizzas: Frozen (ugh), New York, Pan, Crispy and Thin, 350 degrees (Fahrenheit), 750 degrees and the Wood-Fired.

The 2 big knobs allow you to regulate the heat of the 2 heat elements. With this mode, there is a magnetic plate for labeling with temperature indications.

The Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo pizza oven features a metalic pizza peel and a metalic pan to make pan pizzas as well.


Performance

My friend was delighted, I prepared about 20 pizzas in this oven when I used both pizza dough that is homemade and the store-bought. (For the former, I diligently followed the Naples Dough Hydrated Recipe at 70% by Marc Vetri from his cookbook. I prepared pizzas with the pre-shredded mozzarellas, pepperoni pizzas and pizzas with fresh mozzarella. They all turned out to be nice, with bubbling cheese and great charred crusts. Averagely, the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo pizza oven had the capability to make the pizzas in almost 2 minutes when you set it to either 750 degrees or Wood-Fired.

The Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo pizza oven size already tells you that you are only limited to only making 12” pies, therefore if you are preparing pizzas for several people, you will be slinging the dough for some time.

Just like any other oven, the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo pizza oven needed some time in order to heat a bit — about 10 minutes - 20 minutes, and it depends on how hot it is set. Also, just like any other pizza stone, the one in the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo pizza oven required some minutes between the pies to get back to the initial temperature; if it is rushed, I would not achieve that nice charring on the underside of the pizza.

While the oven does not cool when you touch it, its outer part was not very hot I was scared of burning if I touched it accidentally though. But still, you will need to operate the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo pizza oven in a room that is a sufficiently ventilated. As soon as I opened the door, a relatively huge cloud of smoke came from the oven that I became scared that the fire alarms would go off in the office. Any flour that spilled inside the oven would spontaneously burn after I had pulled the pizza out of the oven, which was somehow nice and alarming at the same time to watch.

Bottom line

The Oven makes some of the greatest pies no doubt, but you need to get the dough ready and you also have to like pizza to drop $999 on it. With that money you can order 60 pizzas from Razza when you do not include the price of the ingredients — This is likely the most delicious pizza in the whole of New York — that is for the cost of 1 Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo pizza oven. But if you have sufficient space on the counter and you would rather stay indoors, this pizza oven is the most ideal for you.

 

 


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