Solo Range could have made its identify with hearth pits, however the firm additionally sells pizza ovens. At the moment, it’s including a second mannequin: the Pi Prime. This model provides the identical general design and options from the unique dual-fuel Pi, a complete package deal that earned a spot on finest pizza ovens record. However the Prime is gas-only and it’s extra inexpensive at $349.
Just like the Pi, the Pi Prime has a “demi-dome” development and a spherical form akin to Solo Range’s hearth pits. The panoramic opening stays within the entrance, supplying you with loads of room to maneuver 12-inch pizzas and different meals within the cooking chamber. Inside, there’s a two-piece stone that may be simply eliminated for transport or cleansing. The important thing distinction on the Pi Prime is the built-in gasoline burner that makes this oven a self-contained unit — other than a propane tank. There’s a flame management knob up entrance that you just push and switch to ignite the hearth, along with utilizing the dial to regulate the temperature. Lastly, the Pi Prime has a black base the place the Pi has an all-stainless-steel development.
Solo Range has designated “a workable baseline” for baking pizzas with two orange indicators on the front-mounted knob. Based on the Pi Prime startup information, that is round 700 levels Fahrenheit and sufficient to cook dinner a pizza in underneath 90 seconds. Nonetheless, the corporate says the oven is able to temperatures over 950 levels and also you’re capable of go decrease than 700 ought to you must. Solo Range didn’t specify the total temperature vary, however these orange marks are simply past midway on the dial.
The corporate additionally has a slate of equipment for the Pi and Pi Prime which might be resulting from arrive on the finish of the month. These embody a canopy for the newer mannequin, forged iron grill pan, a daily forged iron pan, dough docker, wire cleansing brush, rocker pizza cutter and a prep board with built-in toppings containers. Solo Range already sells a cart for its pizza ovens, the Pi Stand, that has aspect cabinets, a spot to relaxation your peel underneath the oven and a spot for a propane tank. Better of all, it has 4 casters so it’s simply movable.
At $349, the Pi Prime is $50 cheaper than Ooni’s most inexpensive gas-only oven, the Koda 12. Solo Range has considerably decreased the value of the multi-fuel Pi since its launch as that mannequin is now $400. Do you have to go the wood-burning route, the addition of a propane burner will price you one other $100 should you purchase it with the oven ($130 should you wait till later). Ooni’s least expensive multi-fuel choice is the Karu 12G at $429 and the non-obligatory gasoline burner is one other $99. Gozney’s Roccbox is one other well-liked gas-only mannequin at $499 and you may add a wooden burner for $100.
The Pi Prime will probably be obtainable Friday, August 18th on Solo Range’s web site.
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