Ooni is one if not the most well-known brand that produces portable pizza ovens. This article is my take on the best Ooni starter bundles for the Koda, Pro, and Karu Bundles.
See, when you order from Ooni, you get everything that you need to cook pizzas. Although some might say that there are some accessories that are not included in the product.
In fact, Ooni produces some products that have accessories that others do not.
The starter bundles are not essentially the most important features but they do help in the long run.
You get to have extra accessories and tools to use with the main product so that the pizza that you are cooking will be better once it is out of the oven and ready to eat.
Ooni offers starter bundles for the Ooni Koda, Ooni Pro, and Ooni Karu.
This is one of the marketing strategies of most companies, convincing you that you will save money if you buy it.
While that might be the case for some, others are sketchy when it comes to these bundles.
Ooni makes sure that you get your money’s worth when you buy their starter bundles.
In fact, when you buy the starter bundles from Ooni, you get high-quality products.
That is worth the money compared to other companies that include items on the bundle that are not durable.
So in case, you are wondering what Ooni offers on each bundle, this article will let you know about everything on what to expect with the items that are included in the bundle.
We will be looking at exactly what items are included in the bundle of each model. This will let you have a clearer mind on which starter bundle you need to buy.
Ooni Koda Starter Bundle
One thing to know about these models from Ooni is that they are all ready when delivered. They come right out of the box ready to cook pizza so there is no hassle of building the pizza ovens.
What Comes Out Of The Box?
The starter bundle of the Ooni Koda includes the following:
1. The Ooni Koda Gas-powered Pizza Oven itself
2. Pizza Peel
3. Mezzaluna Pizza Cutter
4. Cordierite stone baking board
5. Ooni Koda Manual and Ooni Essential Guide (with tips and recipes)
6. Gas regulator and hose.
So at first, you can see that there are a lot of things that are included in the Ooni Koda. However, these are just standard accessories that you can use in any pizza oven.
The Ooni Koda is, of course, the center of attention. It is one of the most powerful pizza ovens on the market considering its size as it can produce a lot of heat perfect for Neapolitan pizzas.
It can cook pizzas in just 60 seconds with its 932 degrees Fahrenheit maximum temperature. It is compatible with large propane tanks and it can also be installed with 1-pound propane tanks.
This model is one of the early pizza ovens that were released by Ooni this year. However, it does have the features that were included even in the newer models so it can still go up against competitors.
It is a very compact pizza oven so you can fit it in small tabletops. It is perfect for outdoor cooking as it is protected from natural elements with its cold-rolled carbon steel shell.
One special feature that you can get from the bundle is in the hose and regulator. They have a built-in Flame Safety Device which is very helpful when it comes to keeping the gas off.
The FSD automatically cuts off the gas supply when you turn the oven off. Once the flames in the Ooni Koda are extinguished, the gas supply is immediately cut off to prevent reignition.
The baking stone of the Ooni Koda is also very helpful. It is included in the pizza oven itself and it is removable so you can clean it easily when it is needed.
The baking stone made out of cordierite is extremely durable and can withstand thermal shocks. However, I would not risk putting it under such stress because it can still break if used improperly.
The Mezzaluna pizza cutter is a new addition to the product that you can only get if you choose to buy the starter bundle. It is a helpful accessory because you will need it in all your pizzas.
The pizza peel is not totally flat. It is perforated and has bumps in it so that the dough is less likely going to stick on the peel for a much easier transfer of the pizza in and out of the oven.
Lastly, you get the manual and guide from Ooni. This is a pretty basic manual on almost all models which help you get a better understanding of how to use the Ooni pizza oven.
Note- If you want to know more about the Ooni Koda Pizza Oven then check out this review!
Ooni Pro Starter Bundle
This pizza oven starter bundle includes high-quality accessories. However, the starter bundle does not include much so I am still thinking about whether or not it is worth buying.
What Comes Out Of The Box?
1. The Ooni Pro itself, with wood and charcoal burner.
2. Avanti Mezzaluna Pizza Cutter.
3. Ooni Pizza Oven Gloves.
With its recent release to other countries, the Ooni Pro is one of the most highly-anticipated pizza ovens on the market. It is a large, powerful pizza oven perfect for parties.
Just like the other models from Ooni, the Ooni Pro can reach a maximum temperature of 932 degrees Fahrenheit and it only takes 20 minutes for the pizza oven to reach that temperature.
With that heat, the Ooni Pro can cook authentic Neapolitan pizzas in just 60 seconds. With great conditions, it can even go faster than that so you need to keep an eye on the pizza when cooking.
One thing that the Ooni Pro boasts is the large cooking surface. This is the largest model that Ooni has produced and it can easily cook a 16-inch pizza inside it.
There are the standard accessories that come with this pizza oven. First is the baking stone which is also made out of cordierite which means that it can handle high temperatures.
Another standard inclusion is the extra door for the Ooni Pro. The main door for this pizza oven has a wooden handle and a built-in thermometer to help you keep track of the temperature inside.
The extra door is the Ooni Pro Pizza Door which is a standard door that helps keep the heat of the oven inside while allowing you to slide pizzas in and out easily with the letterbox opening.
The Multifuel Capabilities of the Ooni Pro comes from the burner attachments. Now you can use wood, charcoal, and pellets when you install the standard burner that comes with the Ooni Pro.
The gas burner attachment is sold separately and is not included in the standard Ooni Pro or its Starter Bundle. The Wood and Charcoal burner still gives you a lot of versatility, especially on smoky flavors.
It has the same Mezzaluna pizza cutter that is included in the previous model. The Pizza Oven Gloves are made by Ooni and they are perfect for handling the Ooni Pro even when it is piping hot.
Note- If you want to know more about the Ooni Pro Pizza Oven then check out this review!
Ooni Karu Starter Bundle
The Ooni Karu has many items included in its starter bundle. All of the items are extremely helpful in perfecting your homemade authentic pizza.
What Comes Out Of The Box?
1. The Ooni Karu Wood-fired Pizza Oven Itself
2. Cordierite baking stone
3. Ooni 12-inch Classic Pizza Peel
4. Fuel For Food Kiln-dried Oak 3-kilogram box
5. 24 Flamers Firelighters
6. Ooni Karu Manual and Ooni Essential Guides (with tips and recipes)
The Ooni Karu is fueled by either wood or charcoal. You can choose between the two to get a real feel on what a truly wood-fired pizza really tastes like.
It is one of the smallest models from Ooni but it can still provide a maximum temperature of 932 degrees Fahrenheit, enough for cooking authentic Neapolitan pizzas.
The small stature of the Ooni Karu allows you to preheat it for only 15 minutes and it will reach its maximum temperature. It can cook pizzas in just 60 seconds and they all come out perfect.
It is very helpful that Ooni has included its own wood chips to fuel the Ooni Karu. The 3-kilogram box of kiln-dried oaks is the standard of wood fuels so you will know what to choose on your next purchase.
From the package that was included in the Ooni Karu, you will also see the specific dimensions of the wood that you need to put in the Ooni Karu to make it work.
You also get firestarters which are really great. They let you ignite the oven with fewer risks compared to lighting them with paper or other flammable materials.
The guide of the Ooni Karu also shows you how to control the temperature when using wood or charcoal as fuels. There is a specific way to bring the heat up or down when to keep the fire going.
The Ooni Classic Pizza Peel that is included in the Ooni Karu’s Starter Bundle is also discounted. It lets you transfer pizzas in and out of the oven safely without hassle.
You also get the same pizza cutter that was included in the starter bundles of the Ooni Koda and Ooni Pro so you can cut the crispy crust right away when it is done cooking in the Ooni Karu.
NOTE- If you want to know more about the pizza oven then check out the Ooni Karu Pizza Oven Review.
So those are the items included in the starter bundle of each pizza oven from Ooni. they are extremely helpful and I think that they are all worth the extra money.
Personally, I would choose the Ooni Karu starter bundle as it has all the accessories that you need down to the fuel and firestarters. It has a simple guide that you can follow easily as well.
However, the downside is that it is small. It can only cook 12-inch pizzas so if you are going for the size, then the Ooni Pro is the choice.
You also get accessories that will help you cook better. Although it is clear that Ooni did not include too many accessories with the Ooni Pro so you still need to make extra purchases.
If you just want a pizza oven that can cook small pizzas for a simple dinner with your family and you do not want the hassle of controlling the temperature with wood or charcoal, the Ooni Koda is a good option.
It is fueled with gas and honestly, it is easier to control the temperature when you use propane gas. You might want to purchase a separate attachment if you want to connect it with natural gas though.
So it really comes down to your preference. If you want a large pizza oven, an authentic wood-fired pizza, or a pizza oven with easier temperature control, Ooni has them all.
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