Transporting an Ooni Karu 16 Pizza Oven to the Catskills

One of the main requirements I had for the Airbnb we rented over our daughter’s mid-winter school break in February was that it had outdoor space for Ooni pizza cooking, even though I knew lugging the Ooni Karu 16 up to the Catskills was going to be a whole thing. It’s manageable—if not exactly with the ease of a portable camp stove situation. I’d imagine anyone with an SUV, minivan, or wagon would have an easier time.

What you see in this video is basically the process for assembling the oven when it comes out of the box. There’s very little set-up involved, and once you’ve transported it once or twice you can do this in a matter of minutes.

One thing I advise is that you save the bubble wrap that the pizza stones are packed in. It’s really come in handy for moving them between home and away. 

I was glad we were there a whole week because I don’t know if I’d want to do this for just a night or even a weekend only. Hats off to folks who are doing pop-ups with multiple ovens.

Anyway, my dream was that we’d come home from a day out skiing, tubing, whatever, and I’d make a pizza on a whim with the various doughs and ingredients I’d prepped. But we ended up doing only two pizza nights: the night we got there and invited friends from the area to meet up (Sunday), and on Thursday night after skiing at Belleayre Mountain.

On Thursday I hooked up the gas burner attachment and ran the oven off propane, but I’ll save that for another video. (Again, a very easy process and one that’s a snap once you’ve done it once or twice.)

From the It’s Pizza Night YouTube channel.

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