How to Light Your Ooni Fyra


A video guide to lighting your Ooni Fyra pizza oven using wood pellets - we get to over 450°C in less than 20 minutes.



What you need

  • Pizza Oven Wood Pellets (you can shop ours here)
  • 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

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 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. By adding wood to your pizza oven 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.

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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