Ready to make mouth-watering pizzas in your backyard?
The Alfa Brio Gas Pizza Oven is praised for its ability to cook Italian-style pies minus the hassle brought forward by wood-fired appliances. We know that wood-fired ovens offer some of the best flavors so naturally, our team was curious to see how the Alfa Brio compared.
Read on to learn more about what we found.
Alfa is well-known for its pizza ovens. However, if you’re looking for an appliance that’s easier to clean and use, a gas option is for you. The Alfa Brio Gas Pizza Oven doesn’t require regular cleaning or getting rid of leftover wood or ash. In our opinion, it’s also much easier to use since all you need to do is turn it on, let it pre-heat, and then cook your food.
It’s a great option for those that don’t want to deal with the hassle of wood fires. We will say, though, that you’ll compromise cooking speeds and flavor. Our pies took about 5 minutes to cook vs. 90 seconds when cooking in a wood-fired oven. The flavor, while delicious, lacked that smoky pizza taste.
Setting up the Alfa Brio was easy. We unboxed the oven, attached the chimney, and screwed on the leveling feet. But, how easy is it to use? It’s not a wood-fired oven, so where do pizzas stand in terms of flavor?
Here are the main takeaways after trying out the Alfa Brio:
The Alfa Brio has a sleek wraparound design that’s sure to turn heads. You can purchase the oven alone and set it on a steady surface. Or, if you prefer, you can purchase the Alfa base separately, which has professional-grade wheels in case you need to move it around. Either way, it looks beautiful in any setting.
With a heat-up time of 20 minutes, we had a ready-to-eat pie in less than 30 minutes. The Brio offers fast and easy start-ups. Once heated up and ready to use, we were able to fit two pizzas at a time. The cooking times were a little under 5 minutes. And, when it’s a non-pizza night, our team can fill this bad boy up with multiple dishes like pasta or meat.
Moreover, cleanup only takes a few steps. Simply let it cool, and using a soft cloth or wire cleaning brush, scrape away any leftover food or debris. We then like to wipe down the stainless steel with some white vinegar. It’s that simple!
This appliance is nicely insulated (30% more insulation than its competitors) thanks to its ceramic fiber insulation and oven floor firebricks that absorb and release heat. It’s this excellent heat retention that led to evenly cooked pizzas and amazing flavors. And, the outside of the oven doesn’t get extremely hot like others do, lessening the likeliness of burns.
Our team is pleased with the Alfa Brio. It’s a top contender not only in Alfa ovens but gas-operated pizza ovens. Everything from its high temperatures to excellent insulation makes it worth having in your backyard. And, since it’s designed with many of the features commercial ovens hold, you can expect this appliance to last you several years.
Don’t take our word for it, though – try it for yourself today!