Ooni Koda Pizza Oven is a gas-fueled pizza Oven while the Napoli Pizza oven is multi-fueled oven and you can pretty much use it as a wood-fired, gas-fueled or charcoal fueled pizza oven.
The Napoli Pizza Oven has been one of the best selling pizza ovens in the given price range and even though the Ooni Koda is a new entrant, Ooni has a history of making one of the best pizza ovens out there.
Both the pizza ovens have almost the same price and if you are wondering which one is better than the other then you should definitely read this comparison post as we would be comparing each and every feature of these pizza ovens in detail.
Design of the pizza ovens
The Napoli Pizza oven looks pretty similar to the Ooni Koda, just that the opening of the Napoli Pizza Oven is wider. Napoli Pizza oven has an all-black finish while the Ooni Koda has the stainless steel finish.
Something that is pretty interesting about the Napoli Oven is that it is all black in color so you would not have to worry about the color change of the oven that could happen due to the soot formation on an oven with stainless steel finish like the Ooni Pizza ovens.
The backside of the Napoli Oven has an outlet where you can insert some wood chips or pieces of wood. You can even attach it to a propane gas tank.
The Ooni Koda, on the other hand, is a lightweight pizza oven with only an outlet which needs to be attached to a propane gas tank since it is gas-fueled pizza oven.
Overall, the Ooni Koda has a really simple design as all you need is to unfold its legs, place the baking stone, attack a propane gas tank and get started with the cooking.
The Napoli, on the other hand, has some space at the back for you to burn wood or charcoal. You can even attach a propane gas tank and make it a gas-fueled oven but it is definitely slightly more complex than the design of Koda.
Both the pizza ovens weigh almost the same which is about 10 kg. If you are looking for a portable countertop pizza oven then both would be a perfect option.
Fuel used inside the Pizza Oven
The Napoli Pizza Oven uses wood, charcoal as gas as its fuels. So basically you can use any of the fuels and get the desired result from the pizza oven.
The Ooni Koda is just a gas-fueled pizza oven. Now, even though it does not support wood or charcoal as a fuel option, I’m pretty much okay with that since the pizzas that come out of the oven are pretty amazing.
You do get the Neopolitan style pizza from the Koda and the best part you do not need to worry about adding wood or wood pellets all the time. Let’s be honest, gas-fueled ovens are really easy to cook in and manage.
If you just want an oven that would be able to give you the taste that you get from a wood-fired pizza oven and at the same time give you an option to conveniently change it to a gas-fueled pizza oven then you should go for the Napoli Pizza Oven.
Cooking inside the pizza oven
The pizzas cooked inside the Ooni Koda pizza oven are pretty amazing and they are like the Neopolitan pizzas that you are looking for.
If you want the perfect leopard spotting then make sure you turn around the pizza after 30 seconds so that it is cooked evenly from all sides.
You might want to get the right IF thermometer for the Ooni Koda as it would help you measure the exact temperature inside different parts of the pizza oven.
The hotter the oven, the faster you can cook pizzas inside it. The Napoli Pizza oven does the cooking job pretty well too, you have an option of using wood as a fuel with this oven, so you can expect the oven to give you the perfect wood-fired pizza oven taste.
The Napoli oven can cook pretty much anything you throw at it. You can get an iron skillet and cook meat or even vegetables inside the oven in order to get the wood flavor.
Overall, both the pizza ovens are pretty much amazing and you are going to love their cooking but if you want to explore more then the Napoli Pizza Oven would be a better option.
Both the ovens are portable and you can easily move them around without any help. The Ooni Koda pizza oven weighs about 10 kgs and the Napoli Oven weighs about the same.
If you are looking for a countertop pizza oven then you are going to be impressed with these two ovens as they have a lot of features along with being easily portable.
You can take them with you on trips as they are really portable and easy to carry around. When it comes to portability both the pizza ovens are amazing.
So, the final question is which pizza oven is better than the other? Well, that is the whole point of writing the post.
According to me, I think the Napoli Pizza Oven is a better oven as you have the option of using it as a wood-fired pizza oven as well.
Looking at the price point, the Napoli Pizza Oven has much more to offer in comparison to the Koda.
If you want a really portable gas-fueled pizza oven then you might be inclined towards the Ooni Koda, otherwise, the Napoli Pizza Oven works fine.
Another reason the Ooni Koda might be your preference is that I find it really easy to use. Usually, I like a gas-fueled pizza oven and would prefer it over the wood-fired one but if you like having it as an option then the Napoli Pizza Oven would be the one.
So, which one do you think is better for the price? Check out both the ovens and let us know your opinion in the comments below!
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