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Offline bel4_20

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Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« on: May 01, 2022, 09:58:59 AM »
Let me start out by saying how disappointed I am in Gozney and how they are handling the Dome release partially my fault as I live in Canada and shouldn't be an issue.That said im looking for a "filler" as i call it in the meantime until things settle back down. Is the Gozney Roccbox still a great choice among the new ovens that have been released (ooni)? I'm even considering the Mimiuo Portable Gas Pizza Oven with Automatic Rotation System from Amazon for its price point. I know in the end they all serve the same purpose and do the same thing. I guess im looking for some guidance from people here who have gone down this road. Any opinions will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2022, 10:05:09 AM »
Have you looked at the Halo ?
I believe it is comparable to the Dome and has a rotating stone.
You might want to read through this thread to see if it interests you.   -->   https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=73552.0
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Offline bel4_20

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Re: Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2022, 10:10:20 AM »
Just to add another to my insanity!! lol I will read up Thank you!

Offline bel4_20

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Re: Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2022, 10:34:09 AM »
Have you looked at the Halo ?
I believe it is comparable to the Dome and has a rotating stone.
You might want to read through this thread to see if it interests you.   -->   https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=73552.0

Can we buy this in Canada?

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Re: Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2022, 11:03:27 AM »
You might try contacting them to see when they will ship outside USA.

Just saw this on the web site:

"SHIPPING & RETURNS
We offer free shipping to the US on orders (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)

Shipping outside of the US will be available in the near future.

From time to time, in response to consumer demand for product offerings, Halo Products Group, LLC may choose to offer Pre-Order Sales of various products. Pre-Order Sales will not be open to commence until such time as Halo shall have reasonable basis to believe the product will be shipped by carrier within the time clearly and conspicuously stated as part of the Pre-Order Sales offer (i.e. Shipping in 30 Days, Shipping in 8-10 weeks, etc.) “Carrier” is the domestic carrier that will make delivery to the buyer.?
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Offline bel4_20

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Re: Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2022, 11:49:58 AM »
Just my luck. Back to the drawing board I guess

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Re: Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2022, 02:09:25 PM »
I can't provide any comparisons, but I've had a Roccbox for about 2.5 years now and have been very happy with it.  I use the propane mode only, so no wood experience.

Pros:
*Reaches temps >900F
*Holds temp well for back to back bakes
*Pizza cooks fairly evenly top & bottom
*Able to hit desired temp ranges with some practice (I aim for 650-700F)
*Sturdy design

Cons
*Need to rotate pizza mid bake to avoid burning edge near flame
*Floor only accomodates 12in pizza max
*Limited precision controls of gas

More recently I find myself looking at new ovens because I want to make larger pizzas. I may try the Carbon oven.   Otherwise the Roccbox fits my needs.

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Re: Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2022, 08:09:06 AM »
Just as an update I went off the deep end and went with the Pizza Party Ardore in copper! Im super excited for this I think i made the right call it looks well built the aesthetics are beautiful. :pizza: :pizza:

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Re: Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2022, 09:32:58 AM »
Good choice.
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Re: Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2022, 08:38:29 AM »
Was in same space in Canada with spring fast approaching.....Dome info unavailable and no communication from Gozney .... Almost went with a Roc but really wanted a 16inch size....Karu stock always "coming soon"....so just ordered one direct from Ooni and had it in a week.  Have been very pleased so far.

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Offline bel4_20

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Re: Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2022, 08:42:16 AM »
I feel your pain. I sent them a nice email yesterday doubt they will care but had to get it off my chest. Gozney should be embarrassed and ashamed! That a little pizza oven business in Italy can have me an oven in 4days from Italy to Canada and was smooth as butter process.

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Re: Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2022, 11:58:31 AM »
Anyone have experience with the Fontana Forni Maestro 60?
Not sure it is available in the US, but looks like a pretty interesting price point for the size (60x40 cm).

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Re: Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2022, 08:33:21 AM »
I feel your pain. I sent them a nice email yesterday doubt they will care but had to get it off my chest. Gozney should be embarrassed and ashamed! That a little pizza oven business in Italy can have me an oven in 4days from Italy to Canada and was smooth as butter process.
Its unbelievable to me that a company could get to the level they have, but can't manage to just communicate the basics.  I wouldn't even buy one now as I would be worried they would have terrible after sale support.  Ooni has been incredible....they are on reddit, interacting with the community and direct support has been top notch.

Offline bel4_20

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Re: Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2022, 08:48:39 AM »
I can't agree more here! boggles my mind. Good for Ooni they seem to have the right idea!

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Re: Going crazy trying to decide which oven to buy
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2022, 03:39:30 PM »
Congrats! Hope it works out for you.
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