Best Pizza Makers

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 5, 2018
If you are looking for an appliance to cook your favorite pizza, stop thinking over and try one from our pizza makers review! Energy-efficient and easy-to-clean, it will become a highly appreciated device in your kitchen. Just turn it on and bake delicious crispy pizza in minutes! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
HEATING ELEMENTS
COATING
COOKING
POWER
AVERAGE COOKING TIME
CONVENIENCES
Warranty
 
PROS

The temperature dial allows you to choose an optimal temperature from 0 to 660 °F according to your recipe. The same dial also has pre-set settings for Thin, Medium, and Thick pizzas.

CONS

The viewing window might become misted from the inside.

OUR VERDICT

This is a premium pizza maker that gets very close to a brick oven in delicious results it delivers. It can cook even thick crust pizzas, so it's an absolute must-have appliance on your countertop if your family adore crispy Chicago-style pizzas.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Closed

HEATING ELEMENTS

2 (Top and bottom heating elements)

COATING

Baking stone

COOKING

Thin, medium and thick pizza, Quesadillas, Nachos, Mini frittatas, Omelettes, Croissants, Cookies

POWER

1200 W

AVERAGE COOKING TIME

~10 min

CONVENIENCES

Adjustable temperature (up to 660°F), Viewing window, Heating indicator

Warranty

1 year

PROS
Separately controlled heating elements of the Presto 03430 pizza maker ensure the most precise adjustment of the baking temperature of both pizza crust and topping. An audio beep signal indicates the end of the cooking time.
CONS
Compared to some other models, this pizza maker works a bit louder.
OUR VERDICT
You can both watch your yummy dishes baking and smell mouth-watering flavors! With the open construction of this Pizzazz pizza maker, you can actually see when your meal is ready!
detailed parameters
TYPE
Open
HEATING ELEMENTS
2 (Top and Bottom heating elements)
COATING
Rotating non-stick baking pan
COOKING
Fresh & frozen pizza, Chicken nuggets, Fish fillets, Egg rolls, Cinnamon rolls, Cookies
POWER
1235 W
AVERAGE COOKING TIME
10-12 min
CONVENIENCES
3 heating modes (use of the top, bottom, or both heating elements), Timer can be set up for up to 20 min (Auto shutoff feature, Audio signal), Removable pan
Warranty

2 years

PROS
The productive capacity of the Betty Crocker pizza maker allows you to cook a variety of dishes in minutes! Its non-stick bottom and top are easy to clean after use.
CONS
The handle may heat up so it is better to use oven mitts.
OUR VERDICT
If you and your family appreciate all kinds of pastry, choose this Betty Crocker pizza maker! It will bake yummy pizza and many other delicious golden brown treats.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Closed
HEATING ELEMENTS
2 (Top and Bottom heating elements)
COATING
Non-stick coated baking plate
COOKING
Fresh & frozen pizza, Quesadillas, Nachos, Mini Frittatas, Omelettes, Croissants, Cookies
POWER
1440 W
AVERAGE COOKING TIME
10 min
CONVENIENCES
Ready-to-Bake and Power indicators, Lid handle, Recipe book
Warranty

1 year

PROS
Maintainance of this Hamilton Beach pizza maker is very simple thanks to its removable dishwasher safe tray. You can check if your pizza is ready without opening the lid thanks to the viewing window.
CONS
It takes some time to install the tray on the rotating driveshaft.
OUR VERDICT
With the Hamilton Beach pizza maker, even beginners will cook yummy pizza! This modification was designed to let you control the whole baking process.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Closed
HEATING ELEMENTS
2 (Top and Bottom heating elements)
COATING
Rotating non-stick baking pan
COOKING
Fresh & frozen pizza, Snacks, Appetizers
POWER
1200 W
AVERAGE COOKING TIME
12-14 min
CONVENIENCES
Temperature knob, Power and heat indicators, Viewing window, Auto shutoff timer (up to 30 min), Lid handle, Removable baking pan
Warranty

1 year

PROS
This NutriChef pizza maker features an aluminum hot plate. The material used by the manufacturer ensures a fast preheating and high-quality baking of your pizza!
CONS
The power cord on the appliance's front may get in the way.
OUR VERDICT
This NutriChef pizza maker modification is the perfect choice for those who enjoy cooking yet hate the clean-up. You will be able to do both cook your favorite treats and clean the surface in no time.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Closed
HEATING ELEMENTS
2 (High-powered heating elements)
COATING
Non-stick aluminum surface
COOKING
Fresh & frozen pizza, Biscuit cakes, Omelets, Cookies
POWER
1200 W
AVERAGE COOKING TIME
15 min
CONVENIENCES
Power and ready indicators, Auto shutoff timer (up to 30 min), Lid handle
Warranty

1 year

Breville Crispy Crust

Perfection in Every Detail

The Breville company offers a premium pizza maker that gets very close to a brick oven in performance and fantastically delicious results it delivers. With dual heating elements, a built-in ceramic baking stone and 1200 Watts of power, the cooker can capture that high heat which is so important for baking crispy pizzas. What is interesting about this pizza maker is that it claims to reach 660°F maximum, but, in practice, reaches more than that. Many users acknowledge that its performance is much better than advertised and allows cooking restaurant-quality pizzas within just 5-10 minutes, which is a fantastic result. The heat up time here is also fast - in 5 minutes, after you turn the cooker on, you'll be able to create your culinary masterpieces. A nice addition in the cooker is a viewing window. Thanks to it, you can track the baking process without opening the lid.

Review of Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker

Not Only for Pizzas

Equipped with special settings for thin, medium, and thick crusts, the Breville pizza maker can suffice the needs of all pizza lovers. The device automatically adjusts the cooking time and temperature which allows it to deliver evenly baked pizzas, regardless how thick the dough is and what kind of toppings you put. The Breville pizza maker can cook freshly-made pizzas as well as frozen ones, with up to 12 inch diameter, enough to feed 2 or 3 people. However, the best thing about this pizza maker is that it's versatile: you can cook in it not only pizzas but also croissants, pies, mini frittatas, quesadillas, nachos, omelets, and even roast meat.

Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker in the use

Easy to Use

Using the Breville Crispy Crust pizza maker is very easy. It has only 2 knobs on the lid so there's nothing to be confused about. One knob is used for powering the device, the other one is for selecting the mode: High, Low, or Keep Warm. You can also adjust the crust thickness choosing from Thin, Medium, or Thick, depending on a pizza base and the toppings you use. Not all pizza makers guarantee ideal baking results but the Breville oven is different. It absolutely nails it, offering you a surefire way of cooking flawless crispy Chicago-style pizzas in the privacy of your own kitchen.

Detailed review of Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


 

Presto 03430

Design

This pizza maker machine is notable by its open design. You will have your pizza evenly cooked with its rotating baking pan! Besides, it is nice to look at your favorite dishes when crisping and the topping when melting. It both smells and looks delicious! The appliance has separately controlled heating elements and a rotating tray so you will have your pizza evenly baked. In addition, it has a removable non-stick baking pan, making it easy to release the pizza. The Pizzazz pizza maker turns cooking into a pleasure!
Review of Presto 03430 Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven

Power

You will be surprised by a vast variety of dishes this Pizzazz pizza maker can cook. You can bake fresh and frozen pizza, chicken nuggets and wings, fish fillets, egg rolls, and even such delicacies as cinnamon rolls and cookies. You can have your sandwich quickly warmed up or even crisped to a golden brown. Its cooking surface diameter of 12", is enough for 2 or 3 people. The capacity of 1235 W allows baking a pizza in 10-12 minutes (depending on its base width and topping ingredients). 

Presto 03430 Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven in the use

Extras

A very useful feature of this Pizzazz pizza maker is the adjustable baking (3 modes). You can use either both separately controlled heating elements at a time or just the top/bottom one. Choose the desired combination depending on the dish you are going to cook! For example, you can leave only bottom heating element on if the base isn’t entirely cooked and needs a few minutes more. The device has an ergonomic timer to set up the cooking time (20 min maximum). The appliance will signal when your delicious pizza is ready and shut off automatically. In addition, this pizza maker comes with an easy-to-clean removable tray. Please, pay your attention that hand wash is recommended to extend its lifespan.
Detailed review of Presto 03430 Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


VIDEO
Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Pizza Oven

What customers say about this product

Power

It uses the exact same amount of power as our toaster over and takes the exact same amount of time to cook a pizza, but this cooker bakes a pizza much better and evenly.

Key Specs

And it is easy to moderate temperature with the top/bottom/both switch on the top to avoid having parts overcooked or undercooked.

Control

It does offer a lot of control with the dual heating elements.

Features

Heating element still functions like the first day.
 

Betty Crocker BC-2958CR

Design

Thoughtfully designed, this pizza maker will help you cook a toothsome pizza with minimal effort! It is a closed type modification. Just put your pizza into the appliance and its top and bottom heating elements will generate the heat for baking a delicious dish with a crispy golden crust. It is easy to remove the pizza from an ergonomic non-stick coated baking plate. Please note that it is not recommended to cut the pizza on the plate in order to prolong its service life and prevent a damage risk.
Review of Betty Crocker BC-2958CR Pizza Maker

Power

If you are going to bake a homemade pizza for your family members, choose this wonderful modification! It is good for baking frozen pizza as well. Just make sure that its diameter is not beyond 12" (the maximum possible size to load into this pizza maker). You will be able to cook stunning omelets, quesadillas, mini frittatas, nachos, cookies, croissants much faster than using a conventional oven! With its power of 1440 W, this Betty Crocker pizza maker bakes pizza in 10 min. However, the cooking time may vary depending on the ingredients and dough thickness.
Betty Crocker BC-2958CR Pizza Maker in the use

Extras

The appliance has a red indicator light that turns on when you plug the pizza maker in. After the device is on, it takes a few minutes to preheat. Wait until the green ready-to-bake light indicates that the pizza maker is ready to cook. A built-in thermostat identifies the ideal cooking temperature. There is an ergonomic opening handle on the lid. Please, use oven mitts when you grasp it to prevent burning your fingers. You will cook the most delicious dishes with the Betty Crocker pizza maker! We recommend you to try and cook the recipes from the book that comes with a purchase. You will amaze your family and friends with awesome original pastry!
Detailed review of Betty Crocker BC-2958CR Pizza Maker

VIDEO
Pizza Maker by Betty Crocker

What customers say about this product

Key Specs

It has upper and lower heat elements. so it cooks from both sides. Also great for cooking/heating up other foods. easy to clean too.

Features

Easy to clean thanks to the non-stick coating, heats up fast.

Power

Takes awhile to cool down enough to put away, and I wish the was a power switch instead of just plugging it in, but otherwise it's great!
 

Hamilton Beach 31700

Design

This wonderful Hamilton Beach modification allows fast and quality baking of your favorite pizza. It has a close design and two heating elements, the best solution for even baking! You won’t need to pay for pizza to be delivered. With this marvelous appliance, you can enjoy the desired eats whenever you like it. А baking pan is rotating during the cooking so you will get a well-baked pizza! It has a durable non-stick coating that ensures a long use of the appliance. 

Review of Hamilton Beach 31700 Pizza Maker

Power

If you’d like to treat your family with an exclusive meal from pastry, it is hard to find an easier-to-use appliance! Unlike most conventional ovens, it requires no preheating. The maximum power of 1200 W allows baking pizza in just 12-14 minutes depending on whether it has been frozen or not. You can cook a pizza up to 12" in diameter, large enough for 2 or 3 people. It bakes smaller dishes even faster. This pizza maker is an awesome kitchen appliance!
Hamilton Beach 31700 Pizza Maker in the use

Extras

For the perfect baking of both pizza crust and topping, the manufacturer has included a built-in temperature control (5 modes). For example, you need to bake a frozen or thick pizza with many toppings. They require higher temperatures compared to freshly cooked or thin variations. There is also an auto shutoff timer to set the precise cooking time. There are two indicators to inform you on the appliance operation. An ergonomic viewing window makes it easy to check if your dish is ready even without lifting the lid. This pizza maker is easy to maintain (its removable pan is dishwasher safe).
Detailed review of Hamilton Beach 31700 Pizza Maker

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


VIDEO
THE BEST PIZZA MAKER!!!

What customers say about this product

Key Specs

You can adjust the temperature to how you like your pizza.

Control

The timer is one of the main reasons I bought it.

Features

Nice timmer feature, cooks frozen pizza very well even with added toppings, but do not pile on too much (high) or you will contact upper cooking grill.
 

NutriChef PKPZM12

Design

The NutriChef pizza maker has a close design with all its benefits. It keeps the heat and odors inside the appliance, which you will appreciate especially on a hot summer season. Two heating elements ensure quick and quality baking owing to the even heat distribution. Its non-stick aluminum surface is scratch-resistant and easy to maintain. This material allows an excellent heat transfer. As a result, your pizza maker will reach the necessary cooking temperature in an instant! All in all, it is a really good choice for a small family at an affordable price!

Review of NutriChef PKPZM12 Pizza Maker Pizza Oven

Power

This pizza maker has convenient high sides. Hence, you can bake a variety of pastry, including thick Calzone and Chicago style pizza and thinner homemade pies. You can also cook incomparable sponge cakes, biscuits, and omelets owing to 1200-Watt power! Please, bear in mind the maximum pizza diameter (12") while rolling out the dough. The appliance will cook your pizza in about 15 minutes. However, it takes less time to bake a vegetarian pizza. The NutriChef pizza maker preheats just in 5 minutes. Meanwhile, you can put the topping on the crust before you put your pizza into the appliance.
NutriChef PKPZM12 Pizza Maker Pizza Oven in the use

Extras

When you plug in the appliance, the red indicator lights up. The green indicator light starts flashing when the pizza maker is preheated and ready to bake. The appliance has no temperature regulator. However, you can control baking to get a tempting golden crust with the timer settings. You pizza maker will auto shutoff within the set time (30 min maximum). No need to keep watching the dish until it is ready! The pizza maker is easy to open with an ergonomic lid handle. You will enjoy cooking pizza and pastry and arranging pizza parties with your friends!
Detailed review of NutriChef PKPZM12 Pizza Maker Pizza Oven

VIDEO
NutriChef PKPZM12 Electric Pizza Maker Review, Makes QUICK and DELICIOUS Pizza

What customers say about this product

Key Specs

I then went about heating it up it took about five minutes to get to temperature.

Control

The timer also means that it isn't constantly on when plugged in, as some clamshell models are.

Power

Power cable comes out the front, which is a bit strange / inconvenient.

Features

Heats up quickly and cooks evenly. ~10-30 minute cook time, depending on pizza thickness and original state [frozen, fresh, cold, etc]. About the same as most other electric pizza maker / pizza ovens.
 

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Comparison of Pizza Makers

What Is a Pizza Maker?

Pizza is a worldwide famous traditional dish originated in Italy that has become extremely popular worldwide due to the variety of toppings it can go with. Everyone can choose what to put on their pizza crust. Maybe, that’s the secret of its popularity! It is not so easy to prepare a pizza in a conventional oven (it takes much time and effort to preheat and cook).Pizza maker is a kitchen appliance specially designed for cooking pizza and other delicious pastry in a matter of minutes without time-consuming preparation. When cooked in a pizza maker, your pizzas will come out evenly baked with a melted topping just like if they were cooked in your favorite restaurant.

We recommend you to use pizza cutters to slice your pastry evenly without damaging the palatable topping. Pizza peels are designed to lift and slide it onto the plate. And if you love refreshing drinks, make sure to check out these iced tea makers.

What Features to Compare

Design

Pizza makers can be open and closed. An open pizza maker offers some obvious advantages: it's easier to place pizza in it, and it allows for viewing what's happening to the crust. On the downside: open pizza makers emit quite a lot of heat, which can make your kitchen unbearably hot if you decide to cook batches of pizzas.

When it comes to pizza makers of closed type, they do not produce that much heat and are safer to use in general since there's no risk of touching hot surfaces.

Consider the placement of heating elements. They should be located on both sides of the appliance so that the heat is distributed evenly throughout its surface. Speaking of the surface, it is important that it's non-sticky and enables easy removal of cooked pizzas.

Power

Power is essential when it comes to any cooking appliance: the higher the better. Speaking of pizza makers, 1200 – 1500 is considered the ideal wattage. With this kind of power, a pizza maker will let you cook not only pizzas but many other savory dishes such as tarts, pies, omelets, cookies, croissants, and more. In fact, you can even roast meat in it and fry chicken nuggets. The cooking time may vary, but usually it's around 7-15 minutes and depends on the power.

Extras

Extra features are what make pizza makers different and also convenient (rarely not convenient) to use. Temperature control will allow you to adjust baking depending on dough you use and the topping width, which is quite important considering that different pizzas require different temperatures. Thanks to the temperature control function, it's easy to check when a pizza is ready. A rotating pan, which usually comes as part of the package, is used for even heat distribution. Indicators help check out if a pizza maker is heating or it's ready to use. Some pizza makers include additional accessories such as a non-stick pan and paddles which add to its convenience of use. Often you will find a recipe book included in the package too.

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