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The new Basic Pizza oven Kit is to Kettle Pizza what was the first pair of Air Jordan’s to Nike. The manufacturer is convinced they have designed a device that’ll completely change the art of kettle grilling. It appears that they have succeeded.

Kettle grill aficionados are now given a chance to cook pizza for the first time, according to the manufacturer — a strong statement for sure.

Are they trying to insult your kettle grill pizza making skills? Or merely saying everybody has been doing it wrong the whole time? The thing is, Kettle Pizza is not only looking to revolutionize kettle grill pizza cooking, but kettle grills in general.

One might make the mistake of thinking of the whole thing as laughable, but the overwhelmingly positive feedback tells us otherwise. We’ll set aside the pizza stuff and see how this grill fears in general, cause this contraption offers us much more than that. It’s a grilling/baking hybrid that promises versatility and ability that the market hasn’t seen yet.

Info

Pizza Oven Add-On manufactured by Pizza Kettle.

Features:

  • Maintains Stable Temperature
  • 20 Gauge 304 Grade Stainless Steel
  • Works with Hardwood or Charcoal
  • Aluminum Pan
  • Stainless Sleeve
  • Handles
  • Thermometer

The kit allows the user to convert their charcoal grill into a wood-fired oven. It’s compatible with all kettle grills, including Weber.

Why Get It?

This contraption helps you turn your grill into a pizza oven. The Pizza Kettle comes with a stainless steel circular sleeve that is placed over the grates. The kit ought to cover the whole bottom of a grill sized eighteen to twenty-two inches in diameter.

After the circular sleeve, comes the lid that’s placed over it. The lid seals the circular chamber, thus rendering it practically airtight. All that’s left is to turn on the grill and stuff it with some food. That’s all to it, really.

But, you’re probably thinking, “I’ve already been making perfectly fine margheritas and capricciosas in my own grill, why do I possibly need this?” With all due respect to your delicious homemade margheritas, this contraption offers you a way to significantly improve the overall “authenticity” of your Italian pies. The add-on simulates a real “old-school” Italian wood-fired oven.

Made in USA KettlePizza Basic Pizza Oven Kit

The kit provides you with everything you need to get that authentic Neapolitan crust. If you would like to achieve that otherwise, you’d need, well, an Italian wood-fired oven, or a real pizza stone on your grate. Even if you crammed one in there, the charcoal could not offer sufficient temperature required for baking authentic Napoletana.

The reason why the high temperature remains stable in a real oven is that, unlike with a kettle lid, there’s nothing to open to get the pizza. The kit allows you to place the food, turn it or remove it without having to open the lid. It also offers the user something that a stone oven cannot, and that’s the awesome smokey flavor.

The possibilities don’t end there. There are more benefits to this add-on. You’re getting an outdoor oven to roast any kind of food you want. The contraption allows you to roast vegetables, instead of grilling them. The taste is significantly better.

Briskets, fried pies, lasagna – anything that you think might taste better oven-cooked rather than grilled. The gadget allows you to experiment with plenty of different foods and compare them to their grilled versions. It’s a fun way of discovering new tastes.

Quality

The 20 Gauge 304 stainless steel makes this add-on quite robust and durable. It’s the same kind of metal used when making backslashes and counter-tops.

It’s not only strong but good-looking as well. It appears to be much more worth than what’ they’re asking for it.

Cooking Time

The add-on can reach up to nine hundred degrees. If you want that stake done fast, the Kettle oven is your friend. If you are an owner of a somewhat small kettle grill, the add-on allows you to do more batches in no time.

Pros & Cons

PROS

  • Easy Assembly
  • Great Looks
  • Affordable, Costs Less than a traditional Pizza Oven
  • Made in the US
  • Converts Grill into a Wooden-Fired Oven
  • Easy to Use
  • Adds Nice Smoky Flavor to Food
  • Wooden Handles
  • Can Bake Anything
  • Accommodates an Extra Grill
  • Overall 71% 71%

CONS

  • Thermometer Seems Fragile
  • Not a Stand-Alone BBQ or Pizza Oven, You Still Need a Kettle Grill

Testimonials

“Got it as a birthday present from my wife, and I sure do appreciate it. I’d been baking pizzas on my Weber before, but something always seemed to be missing.

At first, I was skeptical – the advertised temperature seemed surreal. However, the temperature was just as promised.

Last Friday when we were having a family party, I managed to bake four pizzas before adding more fuel. Instead of adding more charcoal, I kept adding more wood. ” 

- Mike

Seems just about right. Maintaining the heat is quite easy – just add more chunks of wood when you see the temperature drop below 700-degrees and it’ll bounce right back up.

The kit is best used for baking a whole bunch of Italian pies one after another – so it’s best to get the entire family involved. The device does exactly what it promises – one shouldn’t expect less from an American-made product.

What to Watch Out For

Just and Add-On

Keep in mind that this is just an add-on. You’ll still need to get yourself a Kettle Grill to employ it.

Thermometer

It’s a nice feature but it’ seems a bit fragile. One better take good care of it, because it seems it can break easily.

A Piece of Advice

In case you don’t have one, it’s best to get a T brush for cleaning. You can use it to clean the grates as well. It can be purchased separately, along with other neat add-ons, such as the as the peel with a wood handle and prograte and tombstone combination kit (if you’re really all about authenticity).

Verdict

It’s an excellent gadget from which any kettle gill enthusiast will significantly benefit from. The kit allows its user to cook many more kinds of foods than they’d be able to just with their stand-alone grill. The possibilities are endless.

The name truly doesn’t do it justice, the gadget is excellent for so much more than pizzas. While the manufacturer made it entirely clear they are offering something new and different, the advertising could have been handled much better, as the gadget does offer great potential.