Chicago Brick Oven CBO-500 Built-In Wood Fired Residential Outdoor Pizza Oven DIY Kit - CBO-O-KIT-500
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Chicago Brick Oven warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase. Labor not included.

Refer to manufacturers manual for full warranty details.

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Lucas, Ohio
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Over 300 Pizzas in 2 Summers

I made over 30 pizzas for a graduation party the first time I used this pizza oven (after a small test run a few days prior). Once up to 700 degrees (surface temperature), this unit will hold its heat amazingly well. I bake a pizza, shut the door with the vent hole closed, prep another dough with ingredients, and put this one in the oven. The prep takes about 5 minutes in between pizzas, while the baking takes about 4. I have finished one in 2 minutes, but I find that I am fighting to keep my deep edge from wanting to burn. Instead, I back the pizza out towards the opening and take a bit more time. This allows for a more thoroughly crispy crust underneath and a slightly browned molten cheese on top. About every other pizza, I add 1 or 2 thin pieces of wood on top of the coals in the back. The coals do most of the work, but you need a small flame roll to properly finish the top. A couple of general tips: Make sure to rub a little flour on the bottom of the dough before placing it on the square peel. If you flour the peel to heavily, the flour will end up on the baking surface of the oven and will transfer to other pizzas to make a rancid flavor. Also, buy a round stainless peel to do the turning. You can turn with the square one that comes with the kit, but a small round one will be much easier to use. Finally, after the last pizza, spread the coals out evenly over the whole baking surface, close the door and shut the vent hole. This will help clean the oven for next time. When you are ready to bake again, sweep out the ashes and you are ready to build another fire.


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★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5.0

Worth the effort!

Lots of work to build the supporting foundation and then the surround; but, if you truly want a wood fired pizza oven you can't beat this oven.


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The Skinny:

  • Wood-burning fuel enhances flavor for a wood-fired taste
  • Igloo-shaped design keeps temperature consistent and cooks food evenly
  • Spacious enough to cook more than pizza
  • Reaches temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Made in America

Things We Love:

Cook More Than Just Pizza

If you’re like most people, the first thing you’ll think of cooking in a pizza oven is, well, pizza. But how does a wood-fired steak sound? What about smoke-infused chicken? With spacious Chicago Brick Oven pizza ovens, you have enough room for those outside-the-box foods and large pizzas alike! The 1000 Series has a cooking surface of 53 inches by 39 inches, compared with the 750 Series’ 41-inch-by-28-inch cooking area. The 500 Series, the smallest of these models, has a cooking area of 27 inches by 22 inches but can still crank out some serious food.

Wood-burning Fuel Enhances Flavor

All three Chicago Brick oven series are available as wood-burning ovens, giving your food an authentic, wood-fired taste. Whether you want genuine pizza or meats with a little Italian flair, the flavor you get from these ovens won’t disappoint.

Special Shape Controls Heat and Maintains Temperature

Chicago Brick Oven models use FlameRoll technology that pulls flames across the top and sides of their dome-shaped ovens to enhance wood-fired flavors. The dome shape itself keeps temperature consistent and evenly cooks food, working with the interior refractory cement to retain heat up to 1,000 degrees. Thanks to their efficiently designed flues, these ovens trap smoke that fills food with authentic, brick-oven flavors and aromas.

Available in a Variety of Fuel Types

For those who consider building and maintaining a fire to be a hassle, the 750 Series might just be the pizza oven for you. These units are available as both a wood-burning DIY kit or a pre-built hybrid oven with two infrared gas burners in addition to the usual wood-burning capabilities. These gas burners, which come in natural gas or propane, conveniently let you cook without having to sustain a fire.

Though the 500 and 1000 Series are configured only as wood-burning ovens, you might come to view tending a fire as one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling parts of using a pizza oven!

Different Installation Options to Suit Your Needs

No two outdoor kitchens are exactly the same, so Chicago Brick Oven designed its pizza ovens to be installed in more than one way. The wood-burning models found in all three series are built-in ovens that come as DIY kits, while the 750 Series can either be set into a countertop of used on a stand. Just pick the option that works best for you and fire up that oven!

Designed to Withstand the Elements

While these pizza ovens are known for their authenticity, performance, and convenience, they’re also durable enough to serve as a lasting piece of your outdoor space. Chicago Brick Oven models are reliably made in America and built to handle the varying temperatures across the country. If you trust these pizza ovens to bring a slice of Italy to your home, you can rest assured they’ll last for years to come.

Things To Consider:

The pizza oven experience is one like no other and designed to be exactly that — an experience

Chicago Brick Oven units require about 45 minutes of pre-heating to reach desired temperatures. Before using your pizza oven, make sure to put it through a curing process to remove any moisture lingering in small pockets of the oven. For the wood-burning ovens, start with a slow fire to let the moisture trickle out — getting your oven too hot too fast could damage its efficiency and longevity while also voiding your warranty. Keep in mind that any small cracks appearing in the concrete during this process are normal and will not affect the oven’s performance. Curing the oven at a temperature close to, but no higher than, 212 degrees for six hours each over three straight days will evaporate any remaining moisture.

When it comes to the hybrid pizza oven, the pair of built-in infrared gas burners will be your curing tools. Use the bottom switch to set the hearth burner to 250 degrees, and let it run for four hours with the door open. Once that’s done, turn the hearth burner up to 400 degrees and use the top switch to turn on the ambient burner. After another four hours, your oven will be properly cured. If you’re using the CBO-750 Built-in Hybrid, note that you should never run it with the door fully closed.

Some Assembly Required

Depending on which Chicago Brick Oven model you choose, some assembly may be required. For instance, the built-in DIY kits must be properly assembled and enclosed in non-combustible materials such as brick. The 750 built-in countertop hybrid pizza ovens, however, require no installation and can be used once they’re cured. The 1000 Series is recommended for commercial use, while the 500 and 750 Series are perfect for residential settings.

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I'm looking for a wood fired pizza oven kit that I can purchase, and then have a mason build the supporting structure around that oven insert. It looks like this CBO-500 is exactly what I'm looking for, but I would like to confirm that. The website shows a stone/brick supporting structure. Does that come with the "package", or do I get my mason to design and build that out according to my specifications? It also looks like everything else I would need is included. Is there anything else that you would suggest that I would need to get to be able to use the oven to the fullest extent?
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Hi Kelly! Please take a look at the kit manual starting on page 6 for what this package includes and installation instructions. Hope this helps!

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