UUNI 3 Pizza Oven
I got bought the UUNI 3 as a present last September. I came across them as lots of the BBQ community owned either the UUNI 3 or previous models. The pizza’s they were churning out on them looked absolutely fantastic, so this sneaked onto my birthday list. Since opening the box, it has had plenty of use.
You need to assemble the UUNI yourself but it is really straight-forward. I am not the best at DIY but had no problems putting this together. The main body is very sturdy, with the only slight build quality issue being the handle on the main door. It attached securely initially but quite soon after a few uses has worked itself a little bit loose. Apart from this everything else is excellent.
You have the main body and then have to attach the feet, chimney and door. Once together you will be surprised how compact the whole UUNI is. I can definitely see how this could also be portable.
The UUNI 3 also comes with a hot stone which sits in the UUNI and a fire/flame guard which sit inside at the back of the oven.
Other UUNI Accessories
The UUNI comes with the Pizza Peel (which I do think is an essential item) and I got bought a couple of sizzle dishes. These sizzle dishes are great to cook other foods other than pizza. To date, I have tried lamb chops and meatballs which have both come out great. I have also seen duck cooked on the UUNI so it is far more versatile than just cooking pizza.
Another essential item is an Infrared Thermometer. You want one that can get up to 500°C (yes the UUNI does get that hot). This is key to know when to put your pizza in to cook. I got mine from Amazon, where you will be able to find one at a reasonable price.
Cooking on the UUNI
Before I did my first cook I watched the help videos on the UUNI website (see below). I would highly recommend watching these before you start cooking. There are lots of helpful video on cooking on the UUNI on YouTube:
I won’t go into detail about cooking on the UUNI but basically, you put pellets in the hopper at the back of the UUNI, light them and then let the UUNI come up to temperature.
The other thing I would say is that it takes a little practice to get used to. Everyone I know that owns these would say that their cooking gets better on it the more they use it. You won’t have disastrous results but my pizzas are miles better now than they were 6 months ago. Don’t let this put you off either. The whole family loved the pizza’s from day 1 and they are definitely a favourite. We prefer these to getting a Dominoes (or other pizza take-outs) these days.
Once you get the hang of lighting the UUNI and getting it up to temperature (I aim for 400-500°C) you can cook a pizza in around 1 minute. It is pretty amazing!
For more cooking tips and help, I would definitely check out the independent UUNI help page by @KungFuBBQ. Nathan is a real expert with the UUNI and is always pushing the boundaries in terms of foods that can be cooked on the UUNI.
I have not yet made my own pizza dough. However, there is a frozen dough from a company called the Northern Dough Company that I would highly recommend.
I absolutely love my UUNI. The pizzas are out of this world and as important it is fun to cook on. I would not recommend a product unless I really thought it was worthwhile getting and this definitely is. My brother-in-law has one now on the back of the great pizzas it churns out and I would not be surprised to see friends also take the plunge.
It’s also a great way to get the whole family involved in making and cooking the pizzas, so pizza night really is fun.
I am looking forward to cooking more pizzas on the UUNI and also trying other non-pizza dishes and seeing how they come out.
Get one you won’t regret it!