Uuni Pro( the name has changed to Ooni) is one of the best pizza ovens out there and considering its price point, Roccbox seems pretty close to the same price range, so we thought why not compare these two pizza ovens in this post.
Both the pizza ovens have some considerable amount of fan following and honestly, they are pretty good pizza ovens.
The ovens have some amazing designs and features that make them stand out.
There are so many things that one needs to consider before buying a pizza oven and hence we have this detailed comparison post which is more like a brief review of both these pizza ovens so that the readers get a better idea of which one suits their needs.
So, if you have been confused about which oven is a better investment then read this post where we compare the features of both the pizza ovens so that you can make a better decision.
Design of the Pizza Ovens
Ooni Pro has a really nice metallic design and the overall pizza oven is specifically designed in a way that it reaches the ideal temperature needed to cook pizzas as fast as it possibly can.
The inside of the pizza oven is pretty spacious which means you can cook some really large size pizzas without any issues.
The Ooni Pro has a minimalistic design and gives you an overall metallic feel which makes it look subtle.
The oven is simple with its design and packed with a ton of feature which you would discover as you read along with the review.
The Roccbox, on the other hand, is colorful and you can get it in two colors green and grey.
The outer surface of the pizza oven is green in color which looks pretty nice. The oven has three legs so it can sit stably on any countertop.
Both are outdoor pizza ovens, so if you are planning to get an indoor pizza oven then you should definitely look at some electric pizza ovens that we have reviewed.
Coming back to the design of the Ooni Pro and the Roccbox, the Ooni Pro is more simplistic and has a slightly better design in comparison to the Roccbox.
The Uuni Pro has a nice letterbox style door that lets you easily slide in and slide out the pizza.
The Ooni Pro is a multi-fuel pizza oven, so you can burn charcoal, wood, wood pellets and gas in order to get the pizza oven started.
The pizza oven has a charcoal and wood and charcoal burner by default and in the case, you plan on using wood pellets, you can get a pellet burner for the oven as well.
If you want the oven to be gas-fueled then you can get the Ooni Gas Burner attachment separately. The gas burner attachment is going to be useful since having the pizza oven gas-fueled is convenient in so many ways.
The heat-up time for the oven when fuels like wood and charcoal are used can be around 20-30 minutes while with the gas burner you can get the oven to the desired temperature within 15-20 minutes.
Basically, you can preheat the oven quickly when it is gas-fueled. This means that you can crank up the oven to cook anything like chicken wings or meant without having to wait longer as in the case of other fuels.
The Roccbox is a wood-fueled and gas-fueled pizza oven.
So, you choose if you want the smoky wood taste in your pizza or if you want to just cook your pizzas at some really high temperatures without wasting any time take you usually need to burn the wood.
Both the pizza ovens ahve more than one fuel options but if you look at the different choices, then the Ooni Pro definitely comes with more cooking fuel options than the Roccbox.
Size of Pizza that can be cooked in the Oven
Ooni is known for cooking a pizza in less than 60 seconds and Ooni Pro does pass the test. You can easily cook a pizza in under 60 seconds once the oven has reached around 500-degree Celsius which is like the optimal cooking temperature.
The maximum size of pizza that you can cook inside this oven is 16 inches. So, you can easily cook up a family-sized pizza inside the oven. Ooni Pro can cook other dishes as well and the list is not just limited to pizzas.
You can roast meat, cook vegetable and even bake bread with the Ooni Pro. Overall this Pizza oven is amazing with some incredibly fast cooking times.
The Roccbox takes slightly longer but yes, you can cook pizzas in just 1-2 minutes with this pizza oven which is pretty decent. The Roccbox can cook pizzas up to 12 inches and the cooking space is narrower in comparison to the Uuni Pro.
The Ooni Pro oven weighs around 24 kgs and you can carry in in its bag but you might want to travel in your car to take it to another place as it is not that easy to walk around with it.
You can transport it easily but it may not be convenient to carry it around. There are larger pizza ovens than these so if you are wondering why we call a 24 kg pizza oven portable, well, now you know.
The Roccbox is slightly better that way as it weighs only 20 kgs which is lighter than the Ooni Pro but even then if you want to take it to your friend’s place, you need to transport it in your car as it is not that easy to carry around like the Uuni 3.
The Pizza ovens are not portable but are transportable and you can easily take them with you on camping trips or family picnics.
Both the pizza ovens are amazing and you are going to find that they have a great price feature balance.These are some of the best wood-fired, energy-efficient pizza ovens that would cook you the best Neapolitan style pizzas.
Cooking Inside the Oven
Ooni Pro Oven is pretty large in comparison to the Uuni 3, making it a better option when it comes to cooking dishes other than just pizzas. You can easily cook anything in a 12-inch skillet inside the oven.
The Ooni Pro cooks pizzas perfectly with the bottom being crisp and nicely golden brown to charred. The toppings come out cooked perfectly with the gooey cheese making it the perfect pizza.
However, the taste might be a little different if you use a gas burner but overall cooking in this oven is really fast because it reaches high temperatures and retains them inside the oven.
But overall, the Ooni Pro is pretty good. It would take you around 15-20 minutes to preheat the oven and once you are done, you can insert the pizza inside the oven.
There are people who complain about the pizzas sticking to the pizza stone but if you use the right turning peel and an IR thermometer to know the exact temperature of the surface, this should be an issue.
You do not necessarily need to preheat the oven for an hour so that the pizzas do not stick to the pizza stone. Get your dough right and apply some cornmeal at the bottom of the pizza before placing it inside the oven.
Coming to the Roccbox Pizza Oven, the inside cooking space is not as spacious as the Uuni Pro. The Pizzas do get cooked perfectly and honestly, they almost were the same.
The Roccbox can cook other dishes as well since you do have enough space for placing an iron skillet. You can roast vegetables or cook meat as you like inside the oven.
Both the ovens can cook various dishes inside them and all you need to do is just be creative with your dishes. If you like a smoky charred flavor in your food then getting these ovens is going to be one of the best investments that you will ever make.
The Uuni Pro definitely cooks faster than the Roccbox Oven and you do have more cooking space which is something you should consider before you make your buying decision.
So with this small comparison post where we have compared all the basic features of both the pizza ovens, you can see that there are a few more features that the Uuni Pro has to offer in comparison to the Roccbox.
The Roccbox has one added advantage and that is it comes with a lot of tools and attachments in the box.
You are not going to find that in the case of Uuni Pro, you get the basic things that you need with the Uuni Pro and the rest might be something you have to get additionally.
You can get the pellet burner and the gas burner if you want to. I would recommend getting the gas burner with the Ooni Pro as it makes cooking with the pizza oven much more convenient.
However, Uuni Pro has a much larger cooking space and is more versatile when it comes to fuel options and even the type of dishes that you can cook inside this pizza oven.
The Roccbox is a pretty good pizza oven but the price does seem a tad bit more in comparison to what it has to offer. It is pretty similar to the Ooni Pro Pizza Oven in so many ways, yet the Ooni seems like a better option.
So, both the pizza ovens have their own pros and cons, choose the oven that best suits your needs.
If you are interested in just cooking pizzas and roasting meat for a family then you can go with the Roccbox but if you want to go all out with the size then the Ooni Pro is a better investment.
Overall, we loved the Ooni Pro slightly better just that the gas attachment has to be released by the company and then this oven is complete.
You should definitely check out both the pizza ovens and let us know what you think in the comments!
If you have any experience with any of the two pizza oven that is the Ooni Pro or Roccbox then leave your experiences in the comments below!