Meet the Breville Pizzaolio, a high-performance countertop pizza oven.


To bake wonderful pizza from scratch, excessive warmth is a should. And peculiar dwelling ovens simply cannot ship sufficient. Based on Breville, its $799 Good Oven Pizzaiolo is totally different (about £607, $1,125 AU). With a most temperature of 750 levels Fahrenheit (399 Celsius), Breville claims this countertop cooker will get as scorching as wood-fired furnaces.

That supposedly allows the electrically-powered Pizzaiolo to supply distinctive pies in simply two minutes. What you pull out of the oven also needs to have telltale marks of artisan pizza. For example, its crust must be charred in spots, but the whole pie must be evenly cooked.

Primed for pizza

As its identify suggests, Breville designed the Pizzaiolo for one main function. The equipment is extensive, squat, and has an oven cavity tailored to accommodate 12-inch pizzas. A pair of round heating components sit above and beneath the meals contained in the cavity. 

A flowery PID (for “proportional, integral, by-product”) controller is linked to each elements. It capabilities as an digital mind and regulates the oven’s temperature on the fly.

Breville has a number of expertise with PID know-how. Each the Breville Barista Specific espresso machine (a Proinertech Editors’ Alternative winner) and the Breville Precision Brewer drip espresso maker have PID controllers. The 2 brewers use them to good impact, too, and create persistently scrumptious joe.

A glance contained in the Breville Pizzaiolo pizza oven.


That degree of management lets the Pizzaiolo include preset cooking modes as effectively, seven in all. Select between “wood-fired,” “skinny and crispy,” “New York,” “pan” and “frozen.” Rounding out the listing are two guide temperature settings of 450 and 750 levels (F). To tweak issues additional, a “darkness” dial lets you choose your most popular quantity of browning.


$800 is a heck of a number of dough (pun supposed) to drop on a house pizza oven. And from what I’ve seen to this point, the Pizzaiolo is a unitasker greatest used for pizza or different flatbreads. True pizza snobs can even discover that the Pizzaiolo does not technically meet the official Neapolitan normal (sure there’s one) for warmth. 

This complete preparation normal was created by an affiliation of pizza consultants. It hails from Naples, Italy, thought-about the origin of this iconic dish. Breville claims its equipment replicates this pizza model.

The spec requires oven temps of 806 to 896 levels F (430 to 480 C). Then once more, the rules additionally demand cooking with wood-fired ovens solely. Elements sourced from wherever outdoors Italy’s Campania area is unacceptable as effectively. Nonetheless, the proof is within the tasting.

When you stay undeterred, the $799 Breville Pizzaiolo is on sale now at Williams Sonoma. Breville expects to promote the equipment (similar value) straight later this month.     



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