Best outdoor ovens for the garden
Garden ovens are the perfect way of enjoying your open air space all the more.
Outdoor ovens are a fabulous way of making an evening of alfresco dining a huge success. You can gather your loved ones, enjoy the lighter evenings and tuck into tasty dishes in the comfort of your garden. As functional and practical as outdoor ovens are, they can also make beautiful garden features.
In our list of the best outdoor ovens, we’ve selected a range of styles from the traditional and elegant to the contemporary and sleek so you can find the perfect fit for your space.
Take a look at our top pick of outdoor ovens and impress your guests with an outdoor feast!
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Best outdoor ovens for your garden in 2023
Wood Burning Garden Stove
This outdoor stove has a homey and comforting feel, so it's a great way to welcome guests into your garden. You can use the stove top to boil and fry, so it's a top choice if you want to enjoy some eggs in the garden on a sunny morning. There's an oven too, so you could do some alfresco cake or bread baking. It certainly has a charming and rustic vibe.
This outdoor stove comes with a chimney and cowl, and it's fairly compact. It measures just 62cm x 38cm x 46cm in size, so it's ideal for smaller gardens.
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Big Green Egg MiniMax BBQ
The original and classic design from popular company, Big Green Egg. This small, but powerful oven is capable of cooking a range of treats. Customise to your needs with the included selection of accessories such as a fire grate, cooking grid, fire box and fire ring. Thanks to top-notch technology, it has a patented airflow system that enables the oven to go from 0-300C in an incredible 10 minutes. Plus, it’s light enough to transport and pack away.
Keep warm when you're eating alfresco with an outdoor blanket.
Everdure by Heston Blumenthal 4K
A contemporary design with a wide cooking range, this outdoor oven can be ready to go in ten minutes thanks to the fast-flame ignition button.
Heston Blumenthal’s outdoor cooker has a digital display setting so you can select your preferred temperature. This gives you the option of cooking on a low temperature for a long time as well as barbecuing food at over 400 degrees.
The modern oven has an airflow feature, internal lighting and an auto-locking hood. Despite all of the gadgets involved, this outdoor oven promises to produce smoky cuisine thanks to the traditional charcoal cooking method.
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Buy the Everdure by Heston Blumenthal 4K now from BBQWorld
Outsunny Outdoor Oven
This outdoor oven features wheels, so it's one to consider if you're after a bit of flexibility rather than a permanent garden feature. As well as the cooking compartment, there's a charcoal shelf and a pull-out drawer for catching ash. There's also storage space at the bottom, so you can keep all of your cooking equipment close to hand.
You can keep an eye on your food using the thermometer, and there's a long chimney to help get rid of smoke. It would work well for relaxed summer gatherings, and it's stainless steel so it shouldn't rust.
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Morsø Forno Outdoor Oven
The Morsø Forno’s elegant, cast iron design makes it a lovely garden feature. It has a contemporary and striking appearance, so it's the perfect choice if you're looking for a new stylish centrepiece for your outdoor space.
If you’re after versatility, this is a good option as the oven is capable of smoking, baking and roasting so you can enjoy a range of delicious dishes, including roast chicken and pizza. The wood-fire oven is also a fantastic way of heating up your outdoor space for those chillier evenings. It's a dreamy choice if you enjoy alfresco hosting.
Measuring 60 x 70cm it’s a pretty nifty size so won’t take up too much space.
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For a modern all-round barbecue, the Dragon Egg is a versatile unit, perfect for cooking up a variety of food. Its hammer tone powder coated hood is durable and resistant, providing insulation. The included hammer tone shelves and cast-iron grills also enable many uses over the years. Accessories such an ash plate, pizza stone and adjustable ventilation chimney are included.
Schiedel Isokern 500 Outdoor Fireplace
Schiedel are renowned for their high-quality durable ovens that are made from insulating volcanic pumice, sourced from the Hekla Volcano in Iceland. This means they can be placed near other garden elements and won't get too hot. Plus they're as stylish as they are impressive in performance.
Whilst this design can function as an outdoor fireplace, it features a BBQ grill, so you can cook your BBQ favourites on the open flame.
Buy the Schiedel Isokern 500 Outdoor Fireplace now from Primrose.co.uk
Outdoor Oven with Grill
If you’re not looking for a huge, high-tech garden oven, this is an ideal option. A contemporary design, that looks similar to a chimenea, it’s tall and sleek with a slick black matte finish. With an included pull-out tray and grill, there is ample space for a wood burning fire.
Perfect for lighting up and enjoying the warmer evenings with friends and family, you can pop on a few treats to toast thanks to the handy grill included. Creating an ambient atmosphere and added heat can be most welcome during the unpredictable British summer weather.
Buy the Outdoor Oven with Grill now from Made.com
Primo 60 Go Oven
Ready to use, a more affordable and practical option than the other build-your-own outdoor ovens available from this coveted company. Taking only 20 minutes to heat up, you have an impressive 4 hours to cook up as many pizzas as you like thanks to brilliant heat retention. If you’re short on space in your garden and want to eliminate the hassle of any building work, the Primo Go can be set up and assembled in as little as 20 minutes as used with the Primo Stand, available to purchase separately.
Buy the Primo 60 Go Oven now from Thestonebakeovencompany.co.uk
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