Ok, perhaps this is one of the better inventions made. Except for pizza of course. And, because we love pizza..no..wait…because we are obsessed with pizza, we went on the hunt for the best pizza maker and we found pizza perfection.
Ideally, a brick oven would be our choice. However, that’s not going to happen anytime soon. One day, but not today. And that’s where countertop pizza makers come in. These pizza makers tend to mimic brick oven style pizza. So, when we searched for the best pizza maker, we had brick oven style pizza on our mind.
And with this style of pizza, top and bottom heating is crucial for perfectly baked crust. This will allow the pizza to cook evenly throughout the process so every bite is just as delicious as the next.
Next, in order to get that brick oven pizza you’ve been craving, a high temperature pizza maker is a must. Additionally, a high temperature environment allows the pizza to cook faster. And, when you want pizza, you want it now.
Also, with a high temperature pizza maker, you will get crispier and fluffier crust. Ok…we are getting hungry!
So, let’s get on with it. Lastly, we want quality with the best pizza maker. There’s nothing like pizza hunger and having the darn thing break down. And, nobody wants pizza tears so our top 5 best pizza makers are made to last.
Best Pizza Maker
Best Pizza Maker
Presto 03430 Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven
The Presto 03430 Pizzaz Plus Rotating Oven is one of the better pizza makers on our list. And, not only does it cook pizza, it will cook just about everything else such as cookies, cinnamon, rolls, pie…ok…we are getting hungry again!
What sets this apart from some of the other pizza makers on the market is it has a rotating tray that turns continuously to ensure even-baking. And, when you get even baking, you get consistent bite after consistent bite.
The Presto 03430 Pizzaz Oven also has top and bottom heating elements to help ensure even-baking. And, these heating elements are separately controlled, so you can select the top, bottom or both elements depending on your personal preference.
This pizza oven doesn’t need to be preheated. It begins baking and rotating the minute you plug it in. And, it has a timer with an automatic shutoff for additional assurance that your pizza will be perfection. Once the timer shuts off, the heating elements shut off also. It also shuts off automatically if it overheats, so you don’t have to worry about any damage to the pizza maker or your surroundings.
For cleaning purpose, this pizza maker is easy to maintain. The non-stick baking pan is removable and you can wash it in warm, sudsy water to remove debris. Then, rinse and towel dry. Occasionally, you should wipe the exterior with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly.
Finally, the Presto 03430 Pizzaz Plus Rotating Oven work for pizzas between the sizes of 7 and 12 inches. The actual baking pan is 13.25 inches in diameter.
Forno Magnifico Electric 12 Pizza Oven
This is perhaps the best pizza oven on our list for genuine brick oven style pizza. The Forno Magnifico Electric 12 Pizza Oven offers three basic, but brilliant features, that will get you that mouth-watering brick oven pizza you’ve been begging for.
The first of these features is a high temperature. The Forno Pizza Oven reaches an astounding 750 degrees Fahrenheit. And to adjust the temperature, just simply turn the knob and you’re ready to go.
The next impressive feature of this pizza maker is it has a ceramic refractory cooking stone. Refractory cooking stones are used in brick ovens so this feature will give you the brick oven experience you desire. And, this stone is resistant towards stains and cleans up quite easily. However, the stone is not removable, but that is not much of an issue as far as cleaning goes.
The final feature that sets this pizza maker apart is it has a dome-shaped cooking chamber. And, the dome-shaped cooking chamber is the same design as a brick oven. It will reflect the heat off of the top and back onto the pizza for even-baking.
The Forno Magnifico Electric 12 Pizza Oven will cook fresh, frozen or homemade pizzas up to 12 inches in diameter. And, this pizza maker bakes super fast in under 10 minutes. After the baking process is over, just remove the pizza with the 2 piece wooden pizza peel that’s included with this oven.
Finally, this pizza maker comes with a 10 minute auto-off timer, so there will be no overcooking and no pizza tears.
Betty Crocker BC-2958CR Pizza Maker
This pick is not only good for pizza, but for nachos, frittatas, quiche, croissants, cookies, quesadillas, flatbread…the list goes on. The Betty Crocker BC-2958CR Pizza Maker is pretty much a dream come true for cooking just about everything.
This pizza maker features a nonstick coated baking plate which will bake pizzas up to 12 inches in diameter. This baking plate is not removable, however, it is easy to clean. Just wipe the nonstick baking plate with a damp cloth and you’re ready for your next pizza.
The Betty Crocker BC-2958CR Pizza Maker is non-adjustable in the temperature department. Once turned on, this pizza maker heats up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and takes approximately 5 minutes to fully heat up. Once fully heated, the light will change from red to green. And, the heating element is on both the top and the bottom, so you will get even heating throughout.
This pick for best pizza maker is not necessarily one for brick oven style. However, it delivers the same type of crispy crust and thorough heating of a brick oven – it just doesn’t reach the high temperature.
But, if you’re looking for something simple and multi-purpose, this is a high quality pizza maker with a whole lot of happy customers.
CuiZen PIZ-4012 Pizza Box Oven
This pick for best pizza maker will trick you into thinking it’s just been delivered. The CuiZen Pizza Box Oven has a fun design that’s reminiscent of a pizza take-out box.
This rotating pizza maker combines top and bottom heating elements to ensure perfectly and evenly cooked pizza. The adjustable thermostat control adjusts up to 525 degrees Fahrenheit. So, to cook a pizza, just adjust the temperature, place the pizza within the box, set the timer and in approximately 20-30 minutes, you’ve got your crispy crust pizza. And, for safety reasons, once the timer goes off, the oven turns off as well.
The CuiZen PIZ-4012 Pizza Box Oven has a non-stick pan that will cook up to a 12-inch pizza. And, the pan is removable for easy clean-up. Just wipe clean with a damp cloth and you’re ready for your next masterpiece.
This pizza maker also features a stainless steel cool-touch handle. So, you don’t have to worry when opening the box.
And, for the best part, the pizza…you can cook fresh, frozen, homemade and rising crust in this pizza maker.
Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker BREBPZ600XL
Our final pick for best pizza maker is this dome-style oven from Breville. The Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker BREBPZ600XL is shaped as a dome to mimic brick ovens. So, when you cook the pizza, the heat reflects off the top of the dome and back down on the pizza, ensuring even-baking.
In addition, this pizza maker offers dual heating elements on the top and bottom of the oven. This will also ensure thorough and even heating throughout.
This pizza maker comes with a removable ceramic pizza stone which replicates that of a brick oven. This ceramic pizza stone will heat up to an astounding 660 degrees Fahrenheit.
And, since the ceramic pizza stone is removable, it’s easy to clean. Just wipe down with a damp cloth, towel dry and you’re ready for seconds.
To use, you need to preheat the Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker for at least thirty minutes before use. There is an indicator light which will go off when the unit has completed the heating process. Feed the pizza into the machine and set the dial to thin or thick crust, or you can also set the dial in-between the two. It is important to note that this pizza maker does not come with a timer so you must keep track of the time or set a separate timer. The approximate cooking time will be between 5 and 10 minutes. There is also a viewing window where you can keep track of the progress of your pizza.
The Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker will bake pizzas up to 11 inches in diameter. And, it can cook fresh, frozen or homemade pizzas. This pizza maker is actually a favorite for those who enjoy making their own pizza. It is also a favorite for those who love having make-your-own-pizza parties.
On that note, if you’re having a pizza party and are planning on cooking one pizza after another, the indicator light will come on for a minute or two until the unit can heat back up to its baking temperature.
Finally, the Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker comes in your choice of colors: Cranberry or Silver.