Ooni Koda is a gas-fired pizza oven and competing with a multi fueled pizza oven like the Ooni Pro is definitely going to be interesting.
If you are in two minds about these two pizza ovens and if you are wondering which one is the better then do read this review as we compare both these ovens side by side so that you can get a better idea.
The Ooni Koda is a newer release and this is a gas-fired pizza oven from Ooni, the Ooni Pro, on the other hand, is a multi-fueled pizza oven that can cook literally anything you throw at it.
So, what are the differences between the two and which one should you get for yourself?
Design of the Pizza Ovens
The design of the Ooni Pro Pizza Oven is pretty similar to that of the Ooni 3 oven. It has a stainless steel finish and looks really nice and classy when it first comes to you.
However, since you would be using wood inside the oven, it is going to change its color after one use and no longer have that shine but it is really not a deal-breaker.
You have a door and a temperature monitor at the front of the oven that helps you monitor the temperature inside the oven.
The oven even has a chimney that would help to regulate airflow especially when you are using wood as the fuel. The pizza oven does look expensive and it can literally cook anything inside it.
The Ooni Koda, on the other hand, is compact, lightweight and very easy to use and setup. It has a narrow opening which would fit a pizza easily and the back of the oven has an outlet which needs to be attached to the propane gas tank.
The Koda has a pretty simple design and it is just a basic gas-fueled pizza oven. It is way lighter than the Ooni Pro but both the pizza ovens are portable.
So, if you move around a lot, you would not have a problem with taking these ovens along with you.
Fuel used inside these pizza ovens
The Ooni Pro Pizza Oven is multi fueled while the Ooni Koda is a pizza oven is gas-fueled. The Ooni Koda is only gas-fueled and I think it is so much better than a wood-fired oven when it comes to ease of use.
If you are not someone who wants to cook pizzas using wood as a fuel but still want a Neopolitan pizza then you can go for the Koda as this gas-fueled pizza oven does the job pretty much.
The Ooni Pro, on the other hand, is for enthusiasts that really want to get their hands on wood-fired pizza ovens. You can even change from wood-fired to coal-fueled or gas.
So, the Ooni Pro does have the gas option which is the ONLY option when it comes to Ooni Koda Pizza Oven.
Ooni Pro has a larger and wider cooking space as well which means you can cook a lot of other dishes inside the oven like loaves of bread, steaks, chicken and the list goes on.
Basically, this oven can do anything and everything. The Ooni Koda is perfect for pizzas and a few limited dishes because of the very limited space.
On the Pro, all you need is an iron skillet and you can get started with cooking anything inside this oven.
The Ooni Pro is called Pro for a reason. It is a complete oven and you can basically cooky anything inside it. The Koda would also need some extra accessories like the IR thermometer and a peel with a wooden handle.
So, you might want to consider these extra points.
The Ooni Pro and the Ooni Koda are both portable pizza ovens but something that you need to understand is that the Ooni Koda is way lighter than the Pro.
You can single-handedly move the Ooni Koda around while it will take you some help with the Ooni Pro.
Ooni Koda is more like a compact oven that you can use to travel with since all you need to carry is a propane gas tank and you can get started with cooking pizzas anywhere.
Another thing that I love about the Ooni Koda pizza oven is that you do not need to spend time on setting up the oven. All you need to do is remove the oven from the bo and unfold its legs, attach the propane gas tank and get started.
The Ooni Pro is a pizza oven for enthusiasts who want to get the authentic wood-fired pizzas along with some versatility. You can make the oven wood-fueled, coal-fueled and gas-fueled according to your preferences.
The Ooni Koda is more simple, gas-fueled pizza oven that would make you amazing Neopolitan style pizzas within a few minutes.
If you want some amazing tasting pizzas then you are going to love what the Ooni Koda has to offer. If you want to have a pizza oven that can cook anything you throw at it then you are going to be surprised with what the Ooni Pro has to offer.
Both the pizza ovens are AMAZING for the price but if you have a little bit more green and can afford the Ooni Pro, then I would definitely suggest that you Go for it.
The only reason that could stop you from getting the Pro is the fact that it is not as portable as the Ooni Koda.
If you have plans of going on a trip with your pizza oven and you keep making such camping trips then the Koda would be perfect since it is more portable.
Let us know which one do you prefer from the two!
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