Uuni is back again with a HUGE improvement to their pizza oven line. The Uuni Pro portable pizza oven was announced today, which boasts twice the cooking surface of the Uuni 2s, offers multiple fuel options, and can still cook a pizza in only 90 seconds. The Uuni Pro can be pre-ordered today on Indiegogo starting at $499.
I was a huge fan of the Uuni 2s when I reviewed it in the spring of 2016, but one of my main critiques was that the pizzas were a bit small. After hosting a few pizza parties, my wife and I noted that if the pizzas were bigger, I would have to spend less time prepping and cooking pizzas and more time enjoying the party. Another one of my suggestions for improvement was that the oven could use a thermometer so you could better control the temperature and know when you need to add more fuel. It sounds like Uuni got the message, because the Uuni Pro takes care of both of my earlier critiques.
Check out Uuni’s product video, below:
The Uuni Pro DOUBLES the cooking surface area of the Uuni 2s, which means that you will be able to cook a full-size 16” pizza. That would have been enough for me to throw my money at Uuni for the Uuni Pro, but they’ve gone much further.
They also added the ability to use four fuel options, including; pellets, wood, charcoal, and gas. In addition, an Uuni Pro Expansion Pack will be available as a separate purchase, which upgrades the door to a fully closing door with a viewing window, thermometer, and pellet-burning unit. The gas burner unit will also be available for a separate purchase.
Kristian, founder and designer of Uuni ad the following to say about the Uuni Pro:
We launched Uuni back in 2013 with the goal of making it easy and affordable to make great pizzas in any outdoor space. Our new Uuni Pro is a continuation of this vision encompassing innovative design and outstanding capability at a great price. Uuni Pro users will experience extreme cooking versatility as Uuni Pro is quad fuelled- running on pellets, wood, charcoal and gas- we are very excited about this new product.
Check out Gear Diary’s previous video on the Uuni 2s to familiarize yourself with Uuni’s pizza ovens:
The Uuni Pro is still portable, as it weighs approximately 25KG, which is about 55 pounds. You won’t want to lug it around everywhere, but its light enough to be able to move it from your garage or car trunk to the backyard table. And judging by the below photo, it looks like the Uuni Pro will come equipped with stones for the cooking surface. This is an important feature to get that crispy crust since the stones retain heat so well.
In appreciation of their fans, Uuni has decided to offer the Uuni Pro and the Uuni Pro Expansion Pack for pre-order on Indiegogo for $499, together. If you decide to pre-order, you’re essentially getting the expansion pack for free! Uuni says that the Uuni Pro will be available for retail sales in the middle of the year in 2017, so that’s something for pizza lovers to look forward to.