The No. 1 issue with trying to make pizza at home is that your standard oven can’t reach a high-enough temperature to give you a true New York- or Neapolitan-style crust. But what if you invested in a countertop gadget that can hit 750 degrees and cook an authentic wood-fired pizza in just two minutes? It will cost you $800: the Smart Oven Pizzaiolo from the makers at Breville. According to the product’s description, the Pizzaiolo replicates the three types of heat generated by a restaurant-quality brick oven: conductive, radiant, and convective.
Here to test it out along with Kitchen Gadget Test Show host Esther Choi is Justin Bazdarich — the chef and owner of New York pizzeria Speedy Romeo, where Bazdarich cooks all his pizzas in a hardwood-fired oven. The two are trying to decide if you can truly make restaurant-quality pizza at home.