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Ooni Karu 12 Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven

by Ooni
Original price $399.00 - Original price $399.00
Original price
$399.00 - $399.00
Current price $399.00

Delivery time

  • Next Day Dispatch Orders made before 12pm are dispatched the Next day (on business days)
  • Fast Delivery Times Delivery timeframes depend on location and generally take 1-3 business days.
  • Lowest Cost Shipping Pizza Ovens. Cost calculated at checkout.

The Ooni Karu 12 brings the versatility of both wood, charcoal and gas* all in one neat little pizza oven.  In such a small package the Ooni Karu 12 over-delivers in all aspects of performance, design and usability for an incredibly low price.  The Pizza Oven Store USA stocks the Karu 12 and are ready to dispatch today.

Ooni's Karu pizza oven is a wood or charcoal beast of a pizza oven.  You can even use the oven with wood and charcoal mix.  As with all Ooni ovens, they are designed for ease of use. Fast heat-up times are a given with the Ooni Karu with it reaching 500 degrees Celcius in less than 20 minutes.

The Ooni Karu is gas compatible with the addition of the Ooni Gas Burner. The gas burner simply attaches to the back of the Ooni Karu with a couple of Allen key bolts, very easy process and no more than a 1-2 minute job.

Like the Ooni Pro pizza oven, the Ooni Karu uses a custom-designed fuel tray which maximises airflow and delivers a powerful blast of searing flame.  It's so efficient that when using real wood or charcoal there's no excess ash to clean.

Being a true portable pizza oven, the Ooni Karu weighs just 12kg which makes it as perfect for camping as it were for at home.  The Ooni Karu cover and carry case sold separately protects the oven at home and makes transporting and packing into the car a delight. 

The Ooni Karu is made with a stainless steel body which is ceramic fibre-insulated.  Ooni has included an extra-thick Ooni Baking Stone and a patented flame keeper for maximum heat retention.


Not Sure About Wood, Charcoal Or Gas?

We get asked all the time at The Pizza Oven Store which fuel is recommended.  So here's our information to help you with your decision to buy your oven.

  • Choose Wood & Charcoal option if you want to experience the true taste of wood-fired pizza.¬† You can, of course, add the Ooni Gas Burner to get the best of both worlds.
  • Building a fire from real wood and charcoal is an enjoyable experience.¬† There is a craft in keeping a fire going and it's as much fun learning the craft as it is cooking delicious wood-fired pizzas.
  • We're not going to lie to you about the ease of gas over wood and charcoal.¬† Gas pizza ovens are far easier to operate.¬† Twist and click the dial to ignite the piezo starter, wait 20 minutes and the Ooni Karu is ready to cook pizzas at 500 degrees Celcius.
  • So how hard is it with a wood-fired pizza oven such as the Ooni Karu or Ooni Pro?¬† Easy.¬† The first time you will learn rapidly and from then onwards you'll be a pro.
  • Having¬†a dry wood that's 15cm long and less than 5cm dia. and placing 6 pieces in the Ooni Karu and lighting is as simple as it is.¬† Adding a small number of pieces (2-3 at a time) regularly is key to an awesome fire.
  • Just thinking gas is all you want?¬† Choose the¬†Ooni Koda pizza oven¬†which is LPG gas-only and one of our most popular gas pizza ovens.

Key Features

  • AUTHENTIC: cook with real wood & charcoal
  • PORTABLE: take it with you to any outdoor space, it‚Äôs only 12kg
  • POWERFUL: epic flames & heat retention, ready to cook in 15 mins

What's in the box

  • Ooni Karu Pizza Oven
  • Stone baking board
  • Ooni Karu Manual and Ooni Essentials Guide with tips and recipes¬†

This is OVEN ONLY. We have bundles available here- Starter bundle / Protect & Serve Bundle

Technical Features

  • Dimensions:¬† 77cm x 40cm x 80cm (30 x 15 x 31?)
  • Unboxed weight:¬† 12kg (26.5lb)
  • Cooking surface: 33 cm (13?)
  • 15mm (0.6?) cordierite stone baking board resistant
  • Brushed 430 stainless steel, glass-reinforced nylon