THE VIDEO GUIDE
A video guide to lighting your Ooni Fyra pizza oven using wood pellets - we get to over 450°C in less than 20 minutes.
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THE STEP BY STEP
What you need
- Wood pellets
- One 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
2. Build the fire
Put a large scoop of pellets into the fuel tray at the back, and add a 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 firelighter 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 pellets have taken a flame.
Come back in another 2-3 minutes and add a small scoop of pellets through the hopper.
5. Add fuel little and often
Add small amounts of pellets every 3 minutes or so. By adding little and often, you will avoid the pellet hopper getting clogged or the airflow being blocked into the fuel tray.
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.
Once you're at your desired temperature, you're ready to go - so add a small scoop of pellets to make sure you come back to a rolling flame once you've opened your dough and built your pizza. Enjoy!