What type of gas for Ooni pizza ovens is the best?

Are you ready to take your pizza game up a few notches?

Ooni pizza ovens are the perfect companion for all of your at-home pizza needs! Whether it’s a traditional, deep dish, or something extra delicious like Margherita and Mexican chili pizzas, everyone’s favourite Italian classic just tastes better when made in an Ooni outdoor oven.

But before you start baking the most incredible pizzas around, there is one key question that needs answering – which kind of gas should you use with your Ooni pizza oven to get the absolute best flavour out of every pie?

What gas to use for Ooni pizza ovens?

what type of gas for ooni pizza oven

When using an Ooni pizza oven, you should always use propane gas. Propane is an ideal fuel for cooking because it burns cleanly and efficiently, making it a preferred choice for home cooking and baking.

To get started, you’ll need to source a propane tank and a gas regulator that connects to your oven. Propane tanks and gas regulators can be found at your local fuel stations or hardware stores. They’re also widely available online in many regions. Make sure your regulator matches the mBar pressure of your Ooni pizza oven so the two parts are compatible.

If you want to use a 1lb camping propane gas tank for your Ooni outdoor pizza oven, then you need to get a tank adapter and connect it to the regulator. This will allow for a more portable and convenient set-up.

The usual 10lb or 20lb propane gas tanks that come with the Ooni outdoor pizza ovens are heavier and less easy to transport when needed. With the 1lb camping option, you can get a greater range of mobility as it is lighter in weight and easier to carry around.

Pros and cons of using gas-powered Ooni ovens

One of the main pros of using a gas-powered Ooni oven is its clean-burning capability. Gas-powered ovens burn far cleaner than other fuel sources, leaving behind very little in terms of soot and other emissions. This makes them much more environmentally friendly than other options such as charcoal or wood burning. In addition, they are quieter than other types of ovens and have a more straightforward control fire scheme compared to others. Plus, they are a highly efficient fuel source since propane tanks can be easily acquired and replaced when necessary. 

However, there are some cons associated with using gas-powered Ooni ovens too. One of those is that it doesn’t possess the same smoky flavour profile as charcoal or wood burning does – something many people prefer for outdoor cooking. Additionally, using these types of ovens may add to your gas bill depending on how frequently you use them and how long you cook each time you do use them. Lastly, since it runs on propane instead of charcoal or wood chips, there isn’t any way to add additional flavours to your food like you would with other fuels.


Why is a gas regulator needed for an Ooni pizza oven?

Using a gas regulator is essential for an Ooni pizza oven to ensure that the gas from your tank can be safely and accurately controlled. Without a regulator, the gas in the tank could flow out much too quickly, leading to the possibility of dangerous overpressure or other hazardous conditions.

Additionally, if you don’t have the right fitting, it won’t matter how much pressure your gas tank has; it won’t work with your Ooni pizza oven anyway. That’s why it’s important to check what type of fitting is on your gas bottles as well as the mBar pressure in your area before ordering an Ooni pizza oven and its associated components.

With a regulator installed correctly and a fitting and pressure compatible with the burner attachment you’ve chosen, you can rest assured that you’ll get maximum heat and safety when using your Ooni pizza oven.

Is it true that you will cook cleaner with your Ooni oven by using gas?

cooking pizzas with gas is cleaner

Yes, cooking with your Ooni oven using gas will indeed result in much cleaner meals. Gas is combustible and burns cleanly, so you won’t have to worry about smoke or fumes from charcoal or wood chips affecting the taste of your food.

Plus, the flame from gas is easier to control than other fuel sources, giving you precise temperature control over your dishes. When you use gas, the heat will spread evenly throughout the oven chamber for more consistent cooking results every time.

Overall, cooking with an Ooni oven and gas means cleaner meals with better flavour and texture.

Can you use both gas and wood at the same time?

No, you cannot use both gas and wood at the same time when baking pizzas with your Ooni pizza oven. Your Ooni pizza oven is designed to be used with either gas or solid fuels such as wood pellets, charcoal and/or kindling.

Combining different fuels in your oven will result in an inconsistent cooking temperature, resulting in unevenly cooked pizzas. Additionally, mixing fuels can cause unwanted smoke and potentially hazardous situations.

To achieve the best possible results with your Ooni pizza oven, it’s best to stick with one fuel type for each cook.

Should you use the normal door when gas-baking with your Ooni ovens?

Using the pizza door when running your Ooni Pro 16 oven on gas is not recommended because it could cause an unsafe build-up of gas in the enclosed chamber. The ventilation system of the oven also needs to be unobstructed and free-flowing to ensure that any dangerous gases are quickly vented away from the fuel source and user. Furthermore, using the door when fueling with gas can create a fire hazard due to heat building up inside the oven and potentially reaching too high of a temperature. 

For safety reasons, it is better to leave the pizza door off entirely when using the Ooni Karu 12 oven with the gas burner attachment. This will allow for more efficient airflow, while also allowing you to monitor progress easily as you cook without having to open and close the door. Additionally, by leaving it off you can avoid any potential hazards arising from hot air buildup within the oven due to improper ventilation.

Is butane gas compatible with Ooni ovens?

butane gas is compatible with Ooni ovens

Yes, butane gas is compatible with Ooni ovens (source). Using butane gas instead of propane provides more consistent heat and a greater temperature range, allowing you to cook with greater precision and control.

The regulator included in the box may be applied only to propane gas, so if you want to use butane with your Ooni oven, you must swap the regulator for one that is suitable for butane.

You may also use a mixture of both gases (LPG), which will provide a balanced temperature range. This can make it easier to cook certain meals as some dishes require lower temperatures and others require higher temperatures.

Can Ooni ovens go with patio gas sources?

Yes, you can use patio gas with Ooni ovens. To do this, you need to have an adapter to regulate the setup. Make sure that the black switch on the regulator is horizontal when connecting it. To attach it properly, press the button under the black switch and push the regulator onto the tank valve. With these simple steps, you can easily connect your Ooni oven to a patio gas source for your outdoor cooking adventures!

What gas types does the Ooni Koda 16 use?

The Ooni Koda 16 only uses propane gas for its operations. It is recommended that you only use the compatible regulator included in the box which is designed to handle the pressures of propane specifically.

Connecting another gas like butane or natural gas to your Ooni Koda 16 can cause serious damage to the device, and even lead to explosions and fires. For optimal performance, it is important to always disconnect the gas source after use.

How fast will an Ooni gas oven use up a propane tank?

Using propane with an Ooni oven can last for about 26 hours when using a full 20-pound tank. This works out to be about 350 grams of propane per hour. A 1-pound tank would last approximately 1.5 hours. To ensure that your experience is hassle-free and enjoyable, you should always be sure to keep spare fuel on hand and plan accordingly. The amount of time the propane lasts may also change depending on the temperature or altitude at which you are cooking. So, it’s best to err on the side of caution and have some extra fuel stored away just in case.


In conclusion, using propane gas for your Ooni pizza oven is key to getting the most out of it. With the right set-up and safety protocols in place, you can get great-tasting pizzas every time. Make sure you find or purchase a propane tank that is the right size and any necessary accompanying equipment such as connectors and regulators to ensure optimal performance from your oven. It may seem like an intimidating prospect at first, but with a few simple steps, you will be enjoying your delicious pizzas cooked perfectly with your Ooni pizza oven in no time.