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Gozney Offers Free Outdoor Oven to Out of Work Pizza Chefs

Photo: Rich Webley for Gozney

Life has a tendency to queue the positive up to follow the negative. Reduced to take out and delivery, the coronavirus has dealt the restaurant industry a massive blow. The future is uncertain for small businesses and there’s industry-wide job loss. Thankfully, uncertainty breeds inventiveness and the way the world has responded to COVID-19 has been nothing short of inventive. 

In such an example, UK-based oven maker Gozney, known for the Gozney Roccbox outdoor portable pizza oven, has just announced that they will be offering free ovens to out-of-work chefs.

Launched in 2016, the Gozney Rocbox is widely recognized as the #1 outdoor portable pizza oven. Using the same professional design and materials, it’s the world’s first restaurant-grade outdoor oven, reaching temperatures of a fiery 950°F/500°C. With just the Gozney Roccbox, a smartphone, and social media, you’ll essentially be able to transform your home into the neighborhood’s new go-to pizza spot. 

Gozney wanted to give out-of-work chefs the opportunity to still earn money doing what they love, while feeding a world full of hungry quarantiners. How it works is, if you’re a chef that’s interested, you can apply here. Successful submissions will receive a Gozney Roccbox free of charge, along with an affiliate link which tracks your sales. For every sale received within 60 days from visitors through your social media, you earn 10% commission. 

Ironically, yearning for some semblance of our previous normalcy has given way to what may be new norms. Delivery apps are helping restaurants from going under and us from homemade-induced cabin fever.

Maybe a few free Gozney Roccbox’s will help save a number of talented chefs. The new initiative is only available to chefs within the US & UK in limited locations.

Photo: Rich Webley for Gozney

Homemade Pizza Gets A New Twist With This Stovetop Pizza Oven


No matter how skilled you are in the kitchen, when you try to cook pizza at home, it hardly ever comes out to taste like restaurant quality. It’s most likely because home ovens aren’t hot enough to really get the pizza dough cooked right, and a company called Pizzacraft thinks they’ve solved that problem.

This isn’t an ordinary oven, in fact it even works on top of your stove, which is a pretty neat concept for pizza making. The Pizzeria Pronto claims to heat up to 600 degrees fahrenheit, while conventional ovens usually max out at 500 degrees.


This thing cooks pizza pretty damn quick, claiming to preheat in 10 minutes and cook a pie in as little as six minutes.

With a four star rating on Amazon, it seems like people at least like the oven, but with a $149 price tag, you better really love pizza and put it to work on the regular.

They also have a portable outdoor version of this Pizzacraft, which looks pretty legit, as well. That one has a $299.99 price tag.


If it were more reasonably priced, I’d probably try it, if anything because it seems pretty convenient. But until then, I’m fine with rolling to Little Caesars and grabbing a $5 pie.


This Spherical Oven Functions As Both A Pizza Oven and A Disco Ball


Just when you thought pizza couldn’t get any better, someone went and invited a Disco Ball Pizza Oven. As in, an oven shaped exactly like a giant disco ball, in the middle of a swanky cool restaurant.  Get ready for the best pizza party/disco of your life.


Designed by Lukas Galehr for Disco Volante, a pizzeria in Vienna, this gorgeous masterpiece features a spherical pizza oven covered in hundreds of mirrored tiles. It’s anchored to a chimney, totally functional, and actually works as both an oven and a disco ball.

When the restaurant lights go down, multicolored spotlights are aimed at the oven as it begins to rotate, transforming the restaurant into a bumpin’ dance spot.  Like I said, best pizza disco of your life.


H/T Design Taxi + PicThx Dezeen


Cuisinart Brick Oven with Rotisserie & Convection


‘Brick ovens produce the best pizzas, rustic breads, and even smoked meats, but you’ve always had to go to a restaraunt to enjoy. The Cuisinart Brick Oven with Rotisserie & Convection embodies convenience and quality. It uses bricks to make everything you bake come out restaurant quality, but doesn’t take up a lot of space in your kitchen.’ (Thx Coolmaterial)


Outdoor Artisan Pizza Oven

“Anyone who knows how to make a good pizza will tell you that you need 2 things: great ingredients, a pizza stone—and anyone who knows how to make a great pizza knows you need the Outdoor Artisan Pizza Oven. This modern take on the classic pizza oven design is made from stainless steel for safe use outdoors. Its professional grade baking stone is better than your average quarry stone and will never become brittle. It uses natural gas or liquid propane, but the integrated wood tray means you don’t have to sacrifice that natural wood smoked flavor”. Get yours for the grown man price of $3990 here. (Thx Coolmaterial)