A pizza oven isn't complete without the best pizza oven accessories, which aside from making your oven easier and safer to use, can help produce a pizza even more perfectly cooked than before.
The Gardeningetc team have tested a range of wood-fired and gas pizza ovens in recent years, so we know first-hand which accessories are actually necessary, and how these add-on tools can help you get the most out of your pizza oven - which is no less than you deserve after making the decision to invest.
There are the practical must-haves, such as a pizza peel and a cover to keep your oven safe all year round, alongside other pieces that are often overlooked, but equally as necessary, like infrared thermometers and the tools you need to spin your pizza while it cooks. We've also included a couple of bonus ideas in our list to make cooking in your pizza oven more fun, which would also make great gifts for any aspiring Italian chefs in the family.
Keep scrolling for 10 pizza oven accessories you need to invest in this year, from the top pizza oven cookbook around, to a cover to keep your oven looking shiny and performing at its best for years to come. We've included everything you'll ever need to maximize your pizza oven and enjoy it to its fullest potential, including stackable pots for storing ingredients and a portable stand to move your oven around.
If you are yet to invest, then check out our best pizza oven selection for our top-rated buys, and return to the oven accessories later. Before you know it, you'll be firing up pizzas that will be the envy of local restaurants, all from the comfort of your own garden.
10 helpful pizza oven accessories to buy
1. The Ooni Pizza Peel(opens in new tab)
If you want to slide your pizzas out of your shiny new oven in true professional pizza chef style, then you need this peel in your life. The Ooni Pizza Peel makes it easy to slide, turn and retrieve your pizza from your oven – it even comes in two sizes to suit your oven size.
It's made from anodised aluminium and glass-reinforced nylon, with tapered edges to hold your pizza and a perforated base for a crispy base. What else do we love about it? It's lightweight to make this job easier.
2. The Callow Retail Premium Outdoor Pizza Oven Complete Tool Set(opens in new tab)
Set yourself up with an all-in-one kit for producing tasty pizzas – included with this set comes four pieces, from a peel to a spinner, a log hook for moving your pizzas around, and a bristle brush for cleaning the oven.
With long handles, these tools are safe for use in deeper ovens, and they even have wooden handles to offer good grip – they are also made from stainless steel. A great gift for someone who already has a pizza oven, but needs the gear to go with it...
3. Delightful Living Personalised Pizza Oven Chalkboard Menu(opens in new tab)
A great gift for someone who treasures their pizza oven, this personalised chalkboard menu can bring the pizzeria home.
Personalise it with their name, and write the toppings you'll be offering on the chalkboard area. It also has zinc hooks for hanging tools or an apron.
4. Garden Haven Outdoor Pizza Oven Deluxe Rain Cover(opens in new tab)
Keep your oven in great condition with this protective design – it's made from a strong woven material fabric, with waterproof PVC coating.
Suitable for many oven models, too, and as well as protecting your oven from the elements, the design will ensure it stays clean and ready for use.
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5. SOVARCATE Infrared Thermometer(opens in new tab)
The SOVARCATE Infrared Thermometer is ideal for pizza ovens with no in-built thermometer. Simply point it at the centre of the pizza stone for an instant temperature reading of up to 300 degrees.
This will ensure that your pizza is never undercooked due to a lower temperature than expected, and it allows you to start cooking with certainty once your oven has preheated.
It's also great for ovens that can cook more than just pizza. This infrared thermometer can also be used to make sure your meat is cooked for the perfect amount of time, and it's great for keeping heat levels consistent by checking if you need to add more fuel.
6. Olson Deepak Heavy Duty Welding Gloves & Heat Resistant Gloves(opens in new tab)
These durable gloves will keep you protected from the heat and fire – they are made from high-grade pure cowhide, with double-reinforced leather palms.
Sometimes, pizza ovens require some hands-on action. It can be tricky to pivot your pizza without scorching your hands, and especially when you're topping up on fuel, it's great to have some hand protection within reach.
Suitable for use with barbecues and stoves, as well as pizza ovens. Safety first!
7. Maison & White Rocking Pizza Cutter Blade(opens in new tab)
To serve your pizza fast (and hot) try this minimal effort cutter blade – it should also keep your toppings in place to serve in style.
It's made from stainless steel, and you can clean this pizza cutter in the dishwasher. It comes with a protective cover for safe storage.
This pizza cutter is more consistent than a roller because it simply requires a central pivot. Crucially, it also means you won't need to hold the pizza to get a good grip on it. Even slices all around!
8. The Essential Wood Fired Pizza Cookbook(opens in new tab)
If you need some inspiration when it comes to going out of your comfort zone – not that we don't love a Margherita – then check out this cookbook. Inside lives all of the tastiest wood-fired pizza recipes – veggie, vegan, meat and fish.
Written by iconic Californian pizza chef Anthony Tassinello, this book zones in on the joy of wood-fired cooking. While it covers the essentials, it also features a lot of experimental ingredients. Perfect for making the most of your new oven.
9. The Ooni Stack
The Ooni Stack pots (opens in new tab) are a simple, but useful, addition to your pizza oven supply kit. Made from durable borosilicate glass and sustainable bamboo lids, they will store your pizza dough and toppings so that making your pizzas, as well as cooking them, can be done outside with little to no fuss.
They're a compact storage solution to organise pizza ingredients, helping your family's fun-filled pizza evening run as smoothly as possible. Plus, when you're not cooking in your pizza oven, these can be used for multiple other purposes too.
10. The Ooni Modular Pizza Oven Table
For smaller pizza ovens, a table or stand is a necessity, and we recommend the Ooni Modular Pizza Oven Table (opens in new tab) from Amazon because it's tiered so you can keep ingredients and tools underneath your oven and have them to hand whilst cooking.
Its wheels give it mobility, so you can easily move your pizza oven around if you fancy cooking in a different spot in the garden one day. Don't worry, the castors are lockable so your oven won't be moving around while you cook! There are also hooks for hanging your tools on. Perfect for keeping all your pizza oven accessories in one place.
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