Top tips for getting the best results with a gas pizza oven

Cooking great pizza for family and friends is so satisfying but it takes time to get to know your oven and the most effective method for you. It’s unlikely you’ll cook the perfect neapolitan style pizza straight away but we’ve put together some top tips to get you up to speed as quickly as possible.

Make a list of the pizzas you want to make and get the toppings ready

It’s fantastic to be able to make a few pizzas quickly for friends and family, but this can only done effectively if you prepare ahead. You should plan what toppings you’re going to use and make a list of the pizzas you intend to make. 

For best results your toppings should be added at the latest possible time but this can only be done if you’re prepared. Using a gas pizza oven will mean your pizzas should only take a few moments to cook so you need toppings ready to go. It can be great fun to get family and friends involved in a pizza assembly line.

Use our easy pizza dough recipe. Any great pizza uses freshly made dough

All great pizzas start from freshly made dough and we having a great recipe to use. By using our easy pizza dough recipe you’ll be sure your dough isn’t too wet (which will stick). Get the perfect consistency and results with our dough recipe - you may also want to check out tasty pizza sauce recipe too. 

Stretch out your dough at room temperature

Once you’ve made your dough it’s time to stretch it out and add your toppings, however this is best done when the dough is room temperature. If you’ve had it in the fridge, we recommend getting it out around 4 hours before working with it. If your dough is cold it will be much harder to work with and likely spring back when you’re stretching it out. 

On the flip side if your dough is left in the sunshine or in a warmer environment it’ll sweat, which makes it far more likely it’ll stick to your peel. Warm dough can also stretch too easily which results in it splitting or tearing.

Keep toppings light if you want your pizza to cook evenly and stay together!

When it comes to pizza toppings less is always more. Adding too much to your pizza will result in poor cooking results. Plus, if you add too much sauce to your base so that it pours over the side this will likely result in your pizza sticking to either to peel or the stone.

There’s nothing worse that attempting to eat a pizza whose toppings are falling off or where the base isn’t lightly crisped so you can hold it together.

Flour everything and put your pizza stone back in the oven in-between pizzas

When you’re working with fresh pizza dough it’s really important to flour your hands and the surface your working on. You may also want to consider adding a very light surface of flour to your peel to ensure no sticking - be careful here though as the flour will easily burn. 

Your pizza should cook at around 500 degrees and your Pizza Nevo oven should take around 15 minutes to reach that temperature. However, it’s also important that your pizza stone is also kept hot. In between making pizzas we advise that you put your stone back in the oven to maintain its temperature and take it out when your next pizza is ready to go.

Your pizza will only take a few moments to cook - don’t walk away from a baking pizza as it’ll very easily burn,

Keep your pizza on the move but stay calm and enjoy the experience

Once you’ve stretched your dough and added your toppings you want to get your pizza in the oven quickly. This doesn’t need to be a made rush but the longer you leave your dough unbaked the more it will start to shrink back. This will not only result in smaller pizzas but potentially uneven cooking with burnt edges but a soggy middle.

Most overall we want you to enjoy your pizza cooking experience. Get the family involved in creating the toppings and keep the fun flowing!