Everyone deserves great pizza! At Ooni, our mission is to make this a reality with our super-hot, super-fast pizza ovens.
Ooni Karu is our newest model – a portable, powerful wood, charcoal and gas* fired pizza oven that reaches 932°F (500°C) and cooks authentic pizza in just 60 seconds.
Delivering a powerful blast of searing flames, Ooni Karu is a step change in pizza oven innovation. Designed for optimum airflow and maximum heat retention, it features a ceramic fiber-insulated stainless steel body, an extra-thick stone baking board and patented Flame Keeper technology. Ooni Karu delivers an unparalleled outdoor cooking experience.
*With the optional gas burner
In 2012, we created a new category of game-changing pizza ovens – we launched right here on Kickstarter and smashed our funding goal. We’re proud that all our pizza ovens have received outstanding press and customer reviews since then.
We’ve packed our years of learning, research and innovation into this powerful, portable, kickass product. We’ve listened to our community of Ooni users all over the world, and what we know for sure is that people have a burning desire to cook with fire.
Inspired by our roots, ‘karu’ means ‘rugged’ in Finnish – Ooni Karu creates an honest, no-nonsense, primal cooking experience. We created this new pizza oven around the instinct to cook pared-back, flame-cooked food, combined with the innovation our products are known for.
Cook with real wood and charcoal, or both, with Ooni Karu. Designed for use with high-quality solid fuels, it becomes a roaring inferno so you can fire out epic pizza. Ready to start cooking in 15 minutes, Ooni Karu heats to 932°F, or 500°C, and cooks incredible pizza in just 60 seconds. Ooni Karu is also ideal for cooking wood-fired meat, fish and vegetable dishes.
The oven's extra thick stone baking board retains heat for longer, whilst the superior insulation means Ooni Karu holds onto more heat for an efficient burn and less fuel needed to reach those soaring temperatures. Ooni Karu is also compatible with the Ooni Gas Burner if you prefer to cook with propane.
When we say portable, we really mean it. Carry Ooni Karu with you to any outdoor space – it weighs just over 26 pounds, or 12 kilos (that’s just about the same as a case of beer). To take it on the go or to store it away, simply fold up the legs and twist off the detachable chimney to stow it inside the oven body.
Ooni Karu is all about creating epic flames and heat retention with ease and speed. Made from high-grade stainless steel, Ooni Karu's body is packed with ceramic fiber insulation, an extra-thick stone baking board and our patented Flame Keeper technology for maximum heat retention. That makes an efficient and authentic cooking experience for you.
The perforated fuel tray maximizes airflow from the fuel source, creating a powerful blast of searing heat. Plus, ash simply falls away as it burns off, so there’s no clean-up needed. You’re left to focus on what really matters – cooking great pizza.
Ooni Karu comes with a one-year warranty as standard, extended to three years when you register your product with us.
Back this project today!
Pledging to back Ooni Karu now means major savings before we launch this product on ooni.com in early 2020. Be one of the very first backers and take advantage of our incredible first come, first serve offers – we’ve got 250 of the ‘Ooni Karu – Early Bird’ rewards for a 34% discount on the oven’s recommended retail price, plus 250 ‘Ooni Karu Bundle – Early Bird’ rewards to snap up a new pizza oven as well as our awesome perforated pizza peel and carry cover at 37% off.
For anyone who doesn’t pledge in time for the early bird offers, we’ve got great savings on exactly the same rewards throughout our Kickstarter campaign – save 26% off Ooni Karu, or 27% off the Ooni Karu bundle. You'll be among the first to show off your wood-fired pizza making skills with Ooni Karu!
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
We engage with our community of Ooni enthusiasts every day, so we knew we had an opportunity to deliver an authentic wood-fired pizza oven that’s portable, super-efficient and offers a great experience. Creating the ability for users to work with a mighty solid fuel fire within such a relatively small form product presented our greatest challenge in developing Ooni Karu, but we got there! We have spent countless hours in our workshops testing and refining every aspect of Ooni Karu and we're stoked with the outcome.
We understand that even the smallest of features plays a role in the overall user experience. From ensuring the oven is easy to clean and care for, to creating the right weight for the door and simplifying the chimney detachment system, every aspect of Ooni Karu has been considered in order to create a functional design that empowers you to cook the best ever wood-fired pizza (and so much more).
We're proud to be a company for good
We believe that businesses have a responsibility to have a positive impact on the world. That’s why 1% of our annual turnover is actively managed for social and environmental causes. When you order an Ooni pizza oven, you’re helping to plant trees through Ooni’s official partnership with 1% for the Planet and Eden Reforestation Projects.
We're so excited to be back on Kickstarter
We launched the world’s first portable pellet pizza oven right here on Kickstarter in 2012 – you guys brought Ooni to life, and helped us to create a totally new category of game-changing pizza ovens. From day one, we were privileged to have an open dialogue with our global community of backers and Ooni users. Innovation is a key value at Ooni, so we're so stoked to be back on Kickstarter to launch Ooni Karu. Kickstarter is a platform that allows us to share our latest innovations even before they land. From what our community has already told us, we’re confident you’ll seriously love Ooni Karu!
Risks and challenges
This is our fourth crowdfunding campaign and we’ve learned so much from our experiences to date.
In terms of the product itself, Ooni Karu is already well under way, with a number of pre-production samples having been tested at Ooni HQ after a year and a half of development work to date. Because of this, we have confidence in our projected timeline, and are on track to start shipping products to backers during early 2020. We’re really excited to see Kickstarter backers cooking with Ooni Karu soon!
No one likes delays, so we’ve carefully considered our timeline and projected shipping date with some buffer in case there are any unexpected delays. Sometimes things come up – for example, a manufacturing setback or a fulfilment delay with shipping or transport partners. However, we have trusted partners that we’ve worked with for many years, so we’re confident that your Ooni Karu will be shipped within the projected timeline.
Communication is key. Taking you on the journey with us as Ooni Karu moves into manufacture and shipping is so important. If there are any changes to our projected timeline, we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we can.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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