Pizza is the greatest thing in the world. I don’t know that this is really open to discussion but we’re accepting arguments for other items if you have them. Pizza is the versatile food that can be created to really fit within just about any restrictive diets your hipster friends are claiming they “medically need” now. The one argument that hasn’t been decided is what is the best pizza you can possibly get. Chicago and New York natives probably have their own picks with those in California probably throwing their hat in the ring too. The rest of us might not have these awesome pizza options so readily available and are stuck with the national chains that provide average tasting pizza. What if you could create your own pizza in a wood-fired oven that tasted amazing? We found one that you can now afford that creates some amazing pizza.
Uuni (pronounced oo-nee which is Finnish for oven) sent us a free demo of their Unni 2S wood-fired oven and showed us that somebody can create an affordable and portable oven. If you take some time and try to find some wood-fire ovens, you’ll quickly see most of the price tags are over $1,000 in cost which sucks for those of us that want to cook our own pizzas. Uuni saw this opening in the market and created the affordable option that wasn’t a built-in brick option that couldn’t be moved around.
Gadgets 4 Guys is based out of Kansas City and if you don’t know about the Chiefs, we kind of take our tailgating seriously out here. Uuni has created the perfect tailgate option with the Uuni 2S because you could easily set this up and move it around while churning out a pizza every couple of minutes (it really takes 90 seconds or less to bake a pizza). The oven gets to over 900 degrees in less than 10 minutes and utilizes the oxygen escape towards the front to give that complete top bake needed for a good pizza. The fact that it’s wood-fire also insures that it doesn’t taste like propane gas which really is a big deal with the porous dough.
You can also cook a ton of other things in Uuni (they have a whole section of their website with various recipes and cooking instructions) so don’t think it is only pizzas. The amazing Fall weather makes the Uuni 2S a perfect patio companion with any grill out there. You should understand that while the Uuni is an amazing oven, there is some art to making a homemade pizza. We did screw up a couple of pizzas before we really got the hang of baking an even pizza. So when you try this for the first time, we recommend getting some extra supplies in case you mess something up.