Now that the weather is finally looking a bit more summery, we’re all looking for ways to spruce up our outdoor spaces and invest in some key garden accessories. If you haven’t yet invested in any new garden furniture or a BBQ, we suggest doing that quickly before they all sell out (retailers already issued a garden furniture shortage warning earlier this year).
Once you’ve got the basics sorted, you can start to get a bit more adventurous with your outdoor dining options. Enter: pizza ovens. The hottest garden accessory for summer 2021, an outdoor pizza oven is the perfect way to elevate your alfresco dining game. And while you can pay hundreds of pounds for one, there are also plenty of affordable pizza ovens on the market, too.
Rather than slaving over and tending to a barbecue for hours, cooking pizzas in a purpose-built pizza oven takes minutes, leaving you with more time to spend with your guests. Plus, you can make a fun activity of making the dough beforehand (kids will love this part) and everyone can get involved with arranging the toppings (why not create a toppings station?), making it a really sociable way of eating.
From standalone styles to ones that fit neatly on top of your barbecue, there’s a pizza oven to suit all needs and budgets, starting from just £49. Even better, we’ve checked and most of these styles are currently still in stock – for now.
8 of the best affordable pizza ovens:
Lidl’s sellout Hacienda Pizza Oven is back in stores from 15 July – just in time for the heatwave! We expect it to be gone again pretty soon after, so best to be quick.
This is currently out of stock, but Argos has said to keep checking as it could come back.