Ooni Pro 16 Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven: Worth Your Money?

Last Updated on August 27, 2022

Jim Bob

Jim Bob

A long-time contributor to GrillBabyGrill. Jim has had a lifelong relationship with the art of grilling, passed on from his father and grandfather to him.

Commercial kitchens produce pizza that tastes unbelievable and appeals to fans of cheese and red sauce. You can use fancy tools and pizza stones in your home kitchen without getting the same results. This is because your oven cannot impart the smoky flavor that comes from using hardwood and because it can’t reach the same high temperatures. Thanks to Ooni, you can now make the same type of pizza at home with an oven designed for use outdoors.

Are you tired of tailgating and seeing the same dishes on display every week? You’ll see hot dogs, hamburgers and anything else that you can cook on a grill. Thanks to this pizza oven, you can add a few new dishes to the menu. It’s easy to carry and can make almost any dish that you can name.

Made from stainless steel with a ceramic interior, Pro can reach a high temperature and lock in that heat to make sure that your food comes out at the perfect temperature and cooked all the way through. You can make pizzas, cookies, seafood, cakes, casseroles and dozens of other dishes from the ingredients you have on hand. Find out more about this appliance in our Ooni Pro Pizza Oven review.

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Several companies now make frozen pizzas that you can buy in most stores that use fresh and homemade ingredients. The way those pizzas taste when they come out of a pizza oven is significantly different than how they taste in your kitchen’s oven. Whether you plan on making pizzas from scratch or buying them from the store, you can get great flavor from the Pro, which is why we think that it’s worth the investment.


The Pro has a classy look thanks to the stainless steel exterior, which is also easy to clean and won’t show smudges and fingerprints. A ceramic fiber material used on the inside acts as insulation to ensure that the heat gets to your pizza and doesn’t escape outside. The door handle on the outside made from birch wood adds a touch of elegance to the appliance.

This model is also worth the investment because it has a temperature gauge on the front that lets you know when you hit the maximum temperature. You can use that gauge to know when you need more wood pellets too. Make sure that you check out the specs and the pros and cons in our Ooni Pro Pizza Oven review also before you buy.


Ready to cook design comes up to temperature with wood or charcoal in 20 minutes.
Flexible design uses either charcoal or wood.
Compatible with burners for use with gas or wood.
Measures 29.13 inches by 19.29 inches by 31.1 inches.
Weighs nearly 70 pounds in the box and 48.5 pounds when out of the box.
Cooking surface measures 17.7 inches by 17.7 inches.
Brushed stainless steel exterior.
Ceramic fiber insulation inside.
Includes baking boards for cooking pizzas and other dishes.
Features doors that you can add to the oven to lock in the heat.
Large opening can accommodate the baking board and other tools such as casserole and baking dishes.
Birch wood door handle.
Uses seven kilowatts of power.
Portable for use at tailgating parties, campgrounds and other places.
Squat design for use on stable and level surfaces, including parking lots and picnic tables.
Compatible with various products from Ooni.
Measures twice the size of the Ooni 3 and has double the capacity of that oven.
Has a maximum temperature selection of 932 degrees Fahrenheit.
Slanted sides block the wind to keep gusts from blowing out the flames.
Baking board retains the heat from the oven and keeps it on the base of the pizza.


Ceramic fiber insulation keeps the heat from the flames from escaping.
Wood handle lets you open and close the oven without burning your hands.
Stainless steel exterior gives the oven a classy look.
Ready to use just 20 minutes after adding your wood pellets.
You can stoke the flames to reach the temperature that you need.
The temperature gauge helps you keep an eye on the temperature of the flames.
Works on both the wood pellets that you choose or with charcoal.
Can use the optional burners from the manufacturer to use the oven with gas or other types of wood.
Wide opening lets you easily add and remove food from the oven.
Compatible with pizza stones and other cooking and baking tools.
Tripod design uses three legs to keep the oven stable on different surfaces.
Bakes pizzas with slices up to 16 inches long.
Can make some types of pizza in 60 seconds or less.
Comes with safety gloves to keep your hands safe from the heat and flames.
Includes two pizza stones to help you make two pizzas quickly.


You might have some problems with the airflow or with the pellets smoldering.
It can feel quite hot and burn your skin if you touch the outside.
Jim Bob

Jim Bob

Final Thoughts

Buying a new outdoor pizza maker like those found in commercial kitchens can cost $1,000 or even more. If you decide to look for one that you can use as part of an outdoor kitchen, you might spend even more, especially if you need to connect gas lines or set up a burner that can work with hardwood. The Pro is an alternative that works like a commercial pizza oven but is easier to use. As it relies on wood pellets, it has an energy-efficient design and can save you money on the cost of hardwood.

The large opening on the front makes it easy for you to slip your food inside whether or not you use the included pizza stone. It lets you change the temperature to bake cookies and all the other dishes that your friends and family love. To make pizzas like a pro that have a hint of woody flavor, you’ll want to invest in the Ooni Pro Pizza Oven.