How to Light Your Ooni Fyra

Pellet Pizza Ovens can seem tricky to use at first, but our ‘little and often’ method makes it simple to get your Ooni Fyra oven up to pizza cooking temperature, and keep it there

Here's our video guide to lighting your Ooni Fyra pizza oven using wood pellets where we get to over 450°C in less than 20 minutes.

How to Light Your Ooni Fyra - the Step by Step

What you need

  • Pizza Oven Wood Pellets
  • One natural firelighter
  • Matches or a lighter
  • Digital thermometer
  • Heat proof gloves

1. Get your Ooni Fyra ready

It's critical that the door is closed, the chimney is open and the chimney cap is off before you start trying to light your Ooni Fyra.

2. Build the fire

Put a large scoop of wood pellets into the fuel tray at the back of your pizza oven, and add a natural firelighter on top.

Don't overload the fuel tray - you need to ensure good air flow from the back of the oven.

3. Get it lit

Light the natural firelighter with an extra long match and slide the fuel tray into the back of your Ooni Fyra.

4. Stoke it up

Check on the fire after around 3 minutes to make sure the wood pellets have taken a flame.

Come back in another 2-3 minutes and add a small scoop of wood pellets through the hopper.

5. Add wood fuel little and often

Add small amounts of wood pellets every 3 minutes or so. 

You might think it's too much effort to add small amounts every few minutes and it would be easier to add a huge scoop and not have to worry about it for a while.

Please don't do this!!

Using too many pellets at once can block the airflow which will make your fire smoulder and smoke. That's not pleasant to be around, and will not get your oven up to temperature!

By adding wood to your pizza oven little and often, you will avoid the pellet hopper getting clogged and allow the airflow to help create a roaring fire.

6. Check the stone temperature

Depending on outside temperature and wind conditions, the Ooni Fyra should be at cooking temperature within 15 to 20 minutes.

Use a digital thermometer to check the temperature of the stone. You need it to be in the range of 400-450°C to cook Neapolitan pizza.

7. Launch!

Once you're at your desired temperature, you're ready to go - so add a small scoop of wood pellets to make sure you come back to a rolling flame once you've opened your dough and built your pizza. Enjoy!

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1 comment

Eddie Wells

A very clear instructional video for a new Ooni Fyra owner. Thank you.

Eddie Wells

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