Since its release, the Pizzeria Pronto has had an overwhelmingly positive reception. At the same time we've also received a lot of great questions about the oven, both from oven owners and from people interested in buying one themselves. We've been keeping track of all the questions asked, and today we've gathered our most popular Pizzeria Pronto questions and are sharing our answers.
How long does it take to cook a pizza?
Perhaps the most popular two questions we've had are how long it takes to cook a pizza, and how long the oven takes to preheat. The Pizzeria Pronto preheats in 10 minutes and cooks a thin crust pizza in only 5 minutes. Usually these questions are followed by: “Can I cook a frozen pizza?” Frozen pizzas do just fine in the Pronto. We recommend using a thin-crust frozen pizza which usually cooks in 5-7 minutes. When using a thicker frozen crust, preheat and cook the pizza according to the instructions on the box. Typically these instructions ask that you preheat your oven to around 425-475°F and cook your pizza in 12-18 minutes. These temperatures are best achieved by turning the oven’s burner dial down to just above the “low” position.
What does the oven run on?
Currently the Pizzeria Pronto runs on propane, using either a 1 lb. or 20 lb. tank. If you’re using a 20 lb. propane tank, your oven will be ready to cook after taking it out the box and assembling it. If you’re looking for a little more portability with a one pound tank, you’ll need to purchase an adapter. There is a natural gas conversion kit in development for those of you who have natural gas connections on your patio.
How long does the oven run for on each propane tank?
Great question! We've put our ovens through their paces and found that the 1 lb. tanks last anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours, which translates to 10-15 pizzas. The larger 20 lb. propane tanks (the most common size for your average gas barbecue) will cook for extended periods of time. Total operation time from a single 20 lb. tank will vary based on frequency of use.
What else can it cook?
Well, theoretically speaking you can cook any food you can fit into the Pizzeria Pronto. Using a shallow cast iron pan and a splatter screen to keep everything in the pan, we’ve cooked steaks and pork chops with great success. We’re developing an accessory that increases the height of the oven, to accommodate larger roasts and loaves of bread. Another item you’ll see down the road is the wok adapter kit. The kit will allow you to use a specially designed wok to cook stir fry, chow mein, pad thai, or any other Asian dish you’d like.
What comes with the oven?
The oven comes standard with the oven base, hood, reflector, and set of baking stones. The appliance manual includes operating instructions as well as a pizza dough recipe and important safety information. It’s highly recommended to purchase a pizza peel to be able to easily transfer a pizza into your hot oven.
Did we leave any stones unturned? If so, post your Pizzeria Pronto question in the comments section below and we’ll be happy to answer any further inquiries!