About a year ago, Kristian Tapaninaho created a Kickstarter project for his ultra-small wood fired pizza oven idea. The concept was brilliant: combine a small metal oven with a gravity fed wood pellet hopper and a battery powered fan. The response to his crowdsource funding was overwhelming. In two weeks he was fully funded and ready to begin production in the summer of 2013. The result is a high temperature pizza oven that heats up in about 10 minutes and can make great pizzas.
Assembly is easy with only a phillips head screwdriver and perhaps a pair of pliers required. The oven consists of several components. The oven chamber itself is about 48 x 36 x 12 cm or 17 x 13 x 5 inches. At the back of the oven is a combustion chamber, wood pellet hopper, air regulator and battery powered fan.
1) Make your pizza 2) add pellets if needed 3) tap the chute to be sure the pellets are not stuck 4) put your pizza in the oven.
The one time I did not follow this workflow, the pellets got stuck and the pizza took much longer to cook and was excessively smoky tasting and ashy. I never found the bottom to be as well cooked as this photo from the manufacturer.