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Summerset warrants this pizza oven to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase. The burner is warrantied to be free from defects in the material for a period of three (3) years and all internal parts, grates, burner covers, igniter, light, and external parts are covered for one (1) year.

Refer to manufacturer's manual for full warranty details.

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The Skinny:
  • 304-grade stainless steel oven with 3 porcelain enamel steel racks
  • Heat diffuser and 16,000 BTU evenly distributes excellent heat
  • Temperatures can range from 200–450 degrees Fahrenheit

The Skinny:

  • 304-grade stainless steel construction with double-walled construction
  • 3 porcelain enamel steel racks, each large enough to cook a 16-inch pizza
  • Heat diffuser over the 16,000 BTU to evenly distribute heat for perfect cooking
  • Depending on environment, temperatures between 200–450 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Full-view front window and interior halogen lights for night grilling

Summerset Grills enjoys subverting expectations with unique yet remarkable equipment. This multi-purpose outdoor kitchen pizza oven is really no different: it proudly displays every entrée on a windowed pedestal, is a dream to clean, and is built from the best materials on hand. Do they build a great pizza oven? Not really — they build an incredible, stunningly versatile oven that just happens to excel at baking pizzas.

Quality

Boasts superior construction inside and out with reasonable ease of assembly.

The Summerset Pizza Oven itself arrives complete in box; on the freestanding model, the cart is another story, though we found having an extra pair of hands took it from sealed to standing in about an hour. If for nothing else, the extra body can help lift the main unit — we clocked ours at 154 pounds — but the reward is a finished oven ready for fuel, fire, and feeding friends or family.

Once upright, the first thing we noticed about the oven was its stainless steel, double-walled body; this was certainly a great early indication of quality construction. Opening the oven reveals several curiosities: 3 removable steel racks coated in porcelain enamel, halogen lights that nurture night cookouts, and a steel interior coated with high-temperature enamel. This last one makes this oven a marvel to clean, aided and abetted by a grease tray (this was our first clue that we weren’t examining your usual pizza oven).

Back outside the cooking chamber, the usual expectations about 304-grade stainless steel hold true: the oven holds up against the elements, remains virtually rust-proof in relatively dry environments, and is excellent in outdoor kitchens. The owner’s manual recommends the included weatherized cover, and so do we; though we didn’t see this ourselves, inclement weather might force water into the cooking chamber. Meanwhile, climates of high humidity or salinity — seawater comes to mind here — might eventually tax the protective chromium oxide layer, though basic upkeep goes a long way. Otherwise, the regular resistance to corrosion, rust, and staining apply as usual.

Performance:

Temperatures reach 200–450 degrees Fahrenheit of evenly dispersed heat in ideal conditions.

Summerset Grills built a heat diffuser in over this pizza oven’s 16,000 BTU stainless steel tube burner. Everything in that sentence gave us expectations for comparatively rapid preheating and even heat distribution; separate preheat times clocked in between 45–50 minutes, which we consider sensible given the ample volume of the cooking chamber. That chamber space includes 1,143 square inches divided across 3 high temperature steel racks, each one coated in porcelain enamel and measuring 19.17 inches (deep) x 19.88 inches (wide). The fuel choices here are arguably the ones built for convenience: bulk natural gas or a 20-lb propane cylinder (for the latter, Summerset Grills strongly suggests no more than 80% filled).

The manufacturer quoted us a low range of 200–250 degrees Fahrenheit, depending heavily on environmental factors. Internal testing (in a relatively humid climate) provided stable oven temperatures right at 230 degrees, although your mileage may vary. Meanwhile, the upper end of the scale was suggested at a reasonable 450 degrees; we found that to be accurate. It’s worth mentioning that these were convection conditions. We got the included pizza stone itself up to about 700 degrees.

Maintenance is a snap. From our experience, cleanup is really as simple as running the oven for 10–15 minutes to burn off food residue, and then (once the oven has completely cooled down) wiping it out with warm soap and water. Mild detergent is all it takes to clean the cooking grates. This next one goes out to our handymen and fix-it-yourselfers out there — if you should, for some reason, need to replace a component, the owner’s manual contains an exploded diagram followed by 3 pages of illustrations and model numbers for every single piece in the assembly (alongside the service department’s hours and telephone number). Maybe this goes without saying, but we don’t often see this level of forethought and care.

Features:

Thoughtful inclusions greatly expand this pizza oven with unexpected versatility.

As we’re dealing with a pizza oven that’s out for market share in regular oven territory, this unit comes equipped with interesting extras. Firstly, we’re happy to see an easy method for bringing the heat: the continuous push-button spark igniter. Summerset Grills went a few miles further with the convenience of foldable side shelves and, beneath the cooking chamber, a warming drawer (which can double as pan or tool storage when out of use).

But where this unit begins to get really interesting is with the removable drip tray and smoker box. These last two not only widen the imagination, but actively encourage it: their simple inclusion asks, “Pizza tonight? Absolutely. Why not a fat, juicy smoked rump roast tomorrow?” We really cannot overstate how much this redefined our examination of this unit — and how many internal conversations this brought back to life about Grill Master Randy’s smoked bacon-wrapped stuffed meatloaf.

Reviewing the warranty, we found 5 years of protection for construction and materials, 3 years for the burner, and 1 year for all internal parts (such as the grates, burner covers, and igniter). We normally expect more generous offerings, but we’re pleased to see the warranty conditions outlined in plain terms in the owner’s manual.

Shipped with this oven is a 15-inch refractory ceramic pizza stone; right around here is where we decided, “Okay, so this really is a pizza oven.” Rounding out said oven is a pizza accessory package, which includes all the essential pizza oven accessories alongside a second pizza stone. Incorporating both stones top and bottom effectively convert the oven into a full ceramic refraction chamber for outstanding heat insulation — in other words, crispier and crunchier crusts cooked faster. Of additional note, you’ll also find the welcome touches of an additional smoker box and a folding, storage-friendly pizza peel.

Overall Rating

4.4 (out of 5)
Value
5.0 (what's this)
Construction
4.5 (what's this)
Versatility
4.5 (what's this)
Preheat
3.5 (what's this)
High Heat
4.0 (what's this)
Capacity
4.5 (what's this)
Warranty
5.0 (what's this)
Evenness of Temperature
4.5 (what's this)

Questions & Answers (2)

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Question:
What size gas line hose will I need, to connect to pizza oven.
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Answer:
Hi Chris. This depends on the length of the hose. For runs of 25 ft. or less you will need 3/8" hose. Check out page 26 of the manual for more info on this. cdn.shocho.co/sc-specsheets/MANUAL%202019%20THE%20OVEN.pdf

Asked by ChrisAnswered by Joey, BBQGuys Expert

 
Question:
Would I need to purchase any additional parts if I would like to install into a stone outdoor island? Will it need a shelf to sit on or can it be open underneath and attach to countertop? Thanks!
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Answer:
Hi there! We do offer an island flange which will help with the installation. If your island is made from combustible materials you will need a insulated jacket. Or if you built a non combustible shelf insert, you can set the oven on it using the provided leveling feet. Island Flange: www.bbqguys.com/summerset-grills/built-in-outdoor-pizza-oven-island-flange-kit-ov-flange-kit

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Question:
What are the overall dimensions?
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Answer:
Hi Ivan! The overall dimensions of this pizza oven are (in inches): 22.8 width, 25.5 depth, and 34.2 height.

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Question:
What is the electrical cord length and is it supplied with a plug or is it hard wired?
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Answer:
Hi bob, thanks for asking. The cord length is standard 6 feet and is a plug. If you have any other questions please message us on Live Chat or call 877-743-2269 and we'll be happy to help.

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Question:
Can this be used under a hood vent on my food truck?
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Answer:
Hi Christine! It is not recommended for use in any enclosed area.

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WARNING: The burning of gas cooking fuel generates some by products that are on the list of substances known by the State of California to cause cancer, reproductive harm, or other birth defects. To reduce exposure to these substances, always operate this unit according to the use and care manual, ensuring you provide ventilation when cooking with gas.

For more information, go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

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We strongly encourage reading the entire freight delivery guide, but here’s a quick snapshot of what you need to be ready for when you order a large package:

  • Your freight carrier will call you to schedule a delivery window of about 4–8 hours
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  • Freight shipments are carried in semi trucks, which have lift gates to assist with unloading
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Again, we recommend reading our entire breakdown of freight delivery so you can become familiar with the process. Trust us when we say that getting caught off guard with the strict requirements of freight delivery can lead to a whole lot of headaches.

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Message to our customers: Like all retailers and manufacturers, we’re currently experiencing well-publicized supply-chain issues and steel shortages that have caused some orders to be delayed. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences arising from this situation, and we assure you we’re making every effort to solve these problems with our vendors and logistical partners.

So, why are some orders being affected? Major ports around the world are still operating at reduced capacity because of COVID-19 restrictions — on average, container boats sit at port for about 3 weeks before being unloaded. Combine these shipping inefficiencies with a scarcity of natural resources, and virtually every industry has been crippled to some degree. Yet we acknowledge that it’s our duty to meet these challenges head-on and work toward solutions so you can enjoy more time outdoors with the people you love. We appreciate your patience as we strive to smooth out our supply chain, and we thank you for choosing us for your grilling and outdoor living needs.

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