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Published on March 3rd, 2023 | by Andrew Bistak

Ooni serves up the future of pizza with two innovative new ovens

Providing the ultimate solutions for home pizza-makingOoni, the creator and leader of the home pizza oven market, is launching two new additions to its award-winning line of ovens in time for spring 2023 – the cutting-edge Ooni Volt 12 and the blazingly powerful Ooni Karu 12G.

Building on a decade of experience and innovation, Ooni’s two new ovens bring a new level of versatility and accessibility to home pizza-making.

Plug in Pizza with the Ooni Volt 12

With the Ooni Volt 12, where there’s a power point, there’s pizza. As Ooni’s first electric pizza oven, Ooni Volt offers maximum versatility in a beautiful, modern design that’s ideal for both indoor kitchens and outdoor spaces.

Reaching 450 °C in just 20 minutes, home cooks can bake the perfect Neapolitan-style pizza in just 90 seconds on a generous 13-inch cordierite baking stone. With two heating elements, one at the top for downward heat and one under the stone for perfectly crispy bases, the Volt gives you complete freedom to cook pizzas just the way you like with built-in temperature, time, balance control, and a new Boost Function.

Designed to fit on any standard kitchen benchtop, Volt is lightweight, portable, and easy to store. A weather-resistant shell means your Volt can withstand the elements when cooking outdoors, while a triple-paned glass door gives you a clear view of the pizza cooking without losing heat. Preventing power wastage, the Ooni Volt 12 also automatically shuts off after 45 minutes of inactivity.

Kristian Tapaninaho, Founder and Co-CEO of Ooni said, “Ooni Volt 12 represents an exceptional advancement not just in the capability and flexibility of Ooni products, but a leap forward for the technology of pizza ovens as a whole. Years in the making, the entire Ooni team is incredibly excited to see the amazing pizzas that our community creates with it.”

Introducing the Ooni Karu 12G

The Ooni Karu 12G is the world’s most advanced portable pizza oven, with multi-fuel versatility, an integrated thermometer, ClearViewTM technology and a triple-paned borosilicate glass door, a first for Ooni’s 12-inch oven range. Proving that good things come in small packages, Ooni Karu 12G brings the best of the brand’s highly acclaimed Karu 16 pizza oven in a compact model you can take almost anywhere.

For those itching to cook their first pizza, the Karu 12G is ready to cook straight from the box with wood, charcoal, or a combination of both. For those wanting to use their gas bottle, simply attach the optional gas burner for convenient baking. The oven also uses 36% less gas than previous models, meaning you have more fuel for longer*. And, with its ability to reach 450 °C in under 20 minutes, you’ll be cutting into your first slice before you can say deliziosa.

Perfect for pizzas when you’re out and about, the Karu 12G weighs in at just 15.5kg, making it a great travel companion for camping, a beachside getaway or just a backyard pizza party. With a large 13-inch cooking area, you can cook a Neapolitan-style pizza in 60 seconds, or experiment with other styles and foods from a Detroit-style pizza to grilled meats and veggies in an Ooni cast iron pan.

General Manager of Ooni Australia, Jeff Morrison, said: “The Ooni Karu 12G brings together over a decade of pizza-making experience and the feedback of our fans globally.

“Every touchpoint on this new oven has been meticulously designed to deliver a superior pizza-making experience. And when the Karu arrives in Australia later this year, it will be the perfect time for Aussies to gather their mates in the backyard and share the joy of making pizza.”

The Ooni Volt 12 and Karu 12G will be available for Australians to purchase from ooni.com.au in time for spring 2023.

Product overviews: 

Ooni Volt 12 Electric Pizza Oven

RRP: $1,499

Product features:

  • Ooni’s electric indoor and outdoor pizza oven
  • Reaches 450 °C in 20 minutes
  • Cooks Neapolitan-style pizza in just 90 seconds
  • Two heating elements for perfectly cooked pizza
  • Triple-paned glass door for easy viewing of your pizza
  • Convenient and easy to use – just plug it in and you’re ready to go

Ooni Karu 12G Pizza Oven

RRP: $699

Product features:

  • Ooni’s most advanced portable pizza oven
  • Multi-fuel versatility
  • Cooks a 12” pizza in just 60 seconds
  • Reaches 450 °C in under 20 minutes
  • Watch your pizza cook through its borosilicate glass window
  • Integrated thermometer
  • ClearViewTM technology prevents soot build up on glass door


*Based on Ooni’s testing of cooking 10 pizzas in the same session.


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When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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