Luckily, we already had the opportunity to review and bring you amazing products such as the Niche Coffee Grinder, or Joule, from ChefSteps. This week, we are back with another fantastic product, that we know that everyone will love! We are talking about the Gozney Roccbox, the world’s first portable 500ºC / 900ºF pizza oven. So without further ado, let’s start this Roccbox review.
This portable pizza oven, lets you cook the restaurant way in the comfort of your own backyard. You can use both traditional (wood-fired) and convenience methods (on gas) with the easily detachable burners. The super-fast heat-up, rolling flame, and blazing-hot temperatures let you bake, roast, grill, sear or barbecue food in a fraction of the usual cooking time. Roccbox will transform how you cook at home.
Roccbox is an amazing small oven with a simple but reliable operation, whether you use wood or gas. Made up of a highly insulated stainless steel and stone box with a rubber exterior, this portable pizza oven is able to reach a temperature of 500ºC (900ºF).
Having the ability to cook with such high temperatures at home unlocks a new way of cooking. Although the Roccbox is designed as a pizza oven, it can perfectly cook everything. With temperatures like this, you not only cook pizzas in 60 seconds, but you also roast chickens in 20 minutes, or prawns in 2 minutes. This pizza oven is so versatile, that if you are thinking of buying one, we strongly recommend you to use it for more than just pizzas.
To prove how versatile this unit is, Gozney, the brand behind Roccbox decided to create Gozney Kitchen, which is a collection of incredible recipes for Rockbox. Besides that, they also have a fantastic youtube channel with lots of content. So with this unit and with this content you will always something new and delicious to try!
Roccbox sells itself as a versatile and portable pizza oven. Versatile because it comes with two interchangeable burners: one for cooking with wood, the other for gas. Portable because the tripod legs fold away for travel, and the large-strap means it can be lifted with one hand.
Having the ability to use two types of fuel is great because it gives you options for when its time to cook. Use gas when you are in a hurry or wood for when you have more time and want to add an extra smoky flavor into your dish. We have been cooking with these to types of fuel and we have achieved incredible results with both. We prefer to use wood, due to the smoky flavor it adds to food, but we have to admit that gas makes everything easier.
In terms of transportation, this unit is not as portable as we wish. It’s just too heavy to be lugged any distance, you can lift it with one hand, but this is not the unit you will want to take to the beach or for a picnic. The Roccbox is perfect to take for camping or for a holiday in nature.
When its time to choose which fuel to use on the Roccbox the main question you should make is “how much time do I have?”. As we said, we prefer to cook with wood, but for that, you will substantially need more time. We have been using Roccbox a lot, and every time we used wood as fuel, we never achieve gas-like performance. Besides taking longer to heat, it is harder to reach the 500ºC (900ºF). You can still achieve this high temperature with wood but its substantially more difficult.
Using the gas burner makes things a lot easier! Of course, you will not have the smoky flavor of wood in your dish, but you will be eating in no time. We like to use gas when we want to make pizzas. You can easily heat the Roccbox to 500ºC and cook the perfect Neopolitan pizza in just 60 seconds. What we really like in the gas burner is the convenience that it brings to this equipment. You just need to turn the dial to the ON position and wait for the Roccbox to reach the desired temperature (you see the temperature in the built-in thermometer).
Wood or gas, that is the question. The answer is quite simple, use both! When you have extra time and want to enjoy the process of cooking use wood, and when you are in a hurry, but still want to achieve great results use gas. This way, you will have the best of both worlds!
Product dimensions: 52.1 x 43.4 x 32.5 cm / 23.8 x 22.5 x 17.5 inches
Item weight:28.5 Kg / 62.9 pounds
Shipping weight: 28.5 Kg / 62.9 pounds
Height with legs extended: 47.2 cm / 18.6 inches
Height with legs folded: 28 cm / 11 inches
Dimensions of the oven door: 31 cm wide by 8.4 cm tall (12.2 inches wide by 3.3 inches tall)
Cooking floor dimensions: 31.5 cm wide by 33.8 cm tall (12.4 inches wide by 13.3 inches deep)
Item model: Roccbox
Types of fuel: Wood or gas
Outer jacket: high-heat silicone
Insulation: calcium silicate
Body and legs: stainless steel
Cooking floor: engineered stone
The Roccbox is a great pizza oven that’s super-easy to set up and use. The ability to choose between wood or gas helps to add an interesting versatility to this unit. The fact that you can cook almost everything in this pizza oven is also a fantastic feature of this unit.
As outdoor cooking aficionados, we can say for sure that this oven is one of the best models you can find on the market. We know that this product isn’t cheap but if you like to cook outdoors and you are looking for a premium oven, the Roccbox might be the right choice for you.
Roccbox is a great pizza oven that will take your patio weekends up to another level. Use it not just for pizzas, but use it as would an oven to create an outdoor kitchen for summer parties.