Alfa Allegro Countertop Oven

4.8/5.0
By Robert Parsons December 8, 2021
Looks / Appearance 5.0 / 5.0
Functionality 5.0 / 5.0
Ease of use 4.8 / 5.0

Pros

  • – Reaches high temperatures 
  • – Cooks 4 pizzas in 90 seconds 
  • – Accurate pyrometer 
  • – Durable build
  • – Available in 2 colors

Cons

  • – Heavy

Ready to bring a glimpse of Italian heritage to your backyard? 

Alfa Ovens is well-known for creating pizza ovens with the perfect combination of traditional methods and modern technological aspects. Made in Italy, the Alfa Allegro is among its best sellers when it comes to countertop wood-fired ovens.

This product review will outline the benefits and disadvantages (if any) of the Alfa Allegro. Keep reading for all the details!

Who is this Pizza Oven For?

Looking for a non-portable wood-fired pizza oven? You’re in luck! The Alfa Allegro is fueled by small logs and helps achieve that unmatched smoky flavor in meals. Weighing in at 343 pounds, we’d say this appliance isn’t portable. However, we own an Alfa base with wheels which makes moving our heavier ovens a breeze.  

The weight is probably the biggest disadvantage if you’re looking for a portable option. We’d recommend taking a look at Alfa’s portable options like the Alfa 5 Minuti. 

Specifications 

  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Weight: 343 pounds 
  • Dimensions: 46.4″W x 40″D x 23.8″H (w/o chimney)
  • Heat Up Time: 20 minutes 
  • Cooking Space: 39.3”W x 27.5”D
  • Fuel Source: Small logs 
  • Max Temperature: 1000℉
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Why Should You Buy the Alfa Allegro Countertop Oven?

We think the real question is, “Why shouldn’t you buy the Alfa Allegro?” We found working with the Alfa Allegro Pizza Oven a complete pleasure. It’s handcrafted in Italy using proven practices and offers homeowners a way to create professional-grade pizza all in their backyard. 

Here are the main reasons we recommend the Alfa Allegro Countertop Oven:

Built for Longevity

We have no doubts in our minds that the Alfa Allegro will last us several years – probably a lifetime if well taken care of. It’s made of a stainless steel dome that’s powder-coated, and the base is made from refractory bricks to help retain heat.

High Cooking Temperatures

Your traditional home oven will never be able to reach temperatures of 1000℉. This is why pizza ovens are outdoor appliances and need to be handled with care. The Allegro can reach up to 1000 degrees, and we easily monitored the temperature using the pyrometer. There are also draught control handles that allow us to easily control the temperature of the fire inside. 

Cooks More Than Pizza 

Not craving pizza? No problem. You can cook other meals with your Alfa Allegro. What meals do you ask? Anything you can make in your conventional oven or over a fire. We’re talking meats, fish, pasta, desserts, bread, and more! Our favorite non-pizza meals would have to be slowly-smoked meats and pasta. 

Fast Cooking Times 

The large cooking surface (39.3” W x 27.5” D) allows you to fit quite a bit of food all at once. This oven can hold 4 pizzas and have them ready to eat within 90 seconds. Or, if you’re not craving pizza, bake any dish you’d make indoors at a fraction of the time. We love how much food you can cook within this oven and how it’s capable of achieving very high tempers using very little wood.

Our Verdict

Whether you’re a family of four or need an oven for commercial use, the Alfa Allegra has your back. The ample cooking space will allow you to cook four pies in 90 seconds. You’ll have two color options at checkout: yellow or antique red. Both are show stoppers in our opinions. Everything from its design to cooking capabilities will have you content with your purchase. 

 

Try the Alfa Allegro Countertop Oven for yourself!

 

Pros

  • – Reaches high temperatures 
  • – Cooks 4 pizzas in 90 seconds 
  • – Accurate pyrometer 
  • – Durable build
  • – Available in 2 colors

Cons

  • – Heavy