Last updated on October 26th, 2022 at 05:21 pm
If you are planning an event or a small get-together with an outdoor setting that would involve cooking steak, pizza, veggies, pork chops, and more, then Ooni Koda is the best outdoor oven you would want to consider.
Also, the Ooni Koda and the aid of its gas supply is a creation meant to run up to 932 degrees Fahrenheit with the ability to cook pizza within 60 seconds.
Ooni Koda gas oven specifically works well with propane gas. When it comes to barbecues, Ooni Koda goes hand in hand with large propane tanks and 1lb propane tanks that you can usually attach with an adapter that fits well. Nonetheless, an Ooni Koda 16 gas pizza oven possesses modifications to work with other gases.
What Kind of Gas Does An Ooni Koda 16 Take?
Propane gas is the default gas fuel for an Ooni Koda 16 oven. But this pizza oven can run on natural gas as well, even from a natural gas line that is fixed.
Back then, if your choice were to make big pizzas, you would most likely choose the Ooni Pro oven, but the coming of the Ooni Koda 16 pizza oven came to address all of those issues.
The obvious difference between Koda 16 oven and the Pro is that the Koda 16, although operating on a multi-fuel basis, is limited to gases (propane and natural gas).
At the same time, the propane oven is multi-fuel running on wood, charcoal, or gas.
Can Ooni Koda Use Natural Gas?
Ooni Koda 12 will not operate on natural gas fuel. However, Ooni Koda 16 is compatible with natural gas; to do so, you would need to buy a natural gas conversion kit separately. And it will allow you to change from propane to natural gas.
Note that propane is a non-toxic, odorless, and colorless gas usually compressed and available in a liquid state.
Although propane is made available in large amounts from the processing of natural gas, extraction of this gas can also be from the refinement of crude oil.
Natural gas is also a non-toxic, odorless, colorless, non-renewable, and flammable hydrocarbon.
It is a mixture of gases with methane as its main component by 70-90 percent, while the other gases that are part of this mixture are propane, butane, and ethane.
The choice you make on whether you want to use propane or natural gas will depend on the following differences below:
- Propane is a green fuel and more energy-efficient, whereas natural gas is not.
- Propane is delivered in propane tanks to houses, while natural gas gets to homes through gas pipelines.
- Propane is more expensive, whereas natural gas is far cheaper.
- Propane is much heavier than air, while natural gas is lighter (which makes the leakage of propane far more dangerous).
So therefore, the choice you make on what type of gas you want to use will depend on your financial standing, the gas you can easily access, and which best fits your home management culture.
Can You Convert A Propane Pizza Oven To Natural Gas?
You can convert your propane pizza oven to natural gas by using the necessary tools and necessary parts.
In particular, once you have a natural gas conversion kit for ooni Koda 16, you can easily convert the koda16 from propane to natural gas.
From the preceding subheading, you have already seen reasons why you will want to convert your propane pizza oven to natural gas.
For example, moving the empty propane tank to the store for refilling and coming back with it loaded can be very tiring.
But when you have a steady flow of natural gas and steady supply by a phone dial, who wouldn’t want to use natural gas?
The following are the parts and tools that will be included in the conversion kit:
- Instruction manual
- Gas hose
- Quick connector
- Nozzles for natural gas
- Hex wrench and screwdriver
At first, the thought of converting to natural gas may seem to you as though it is something difficult, but in truth, it is a straightforward process which you can achieve by following these simple steps:
- First, begin by removing the hood and stones of your oven.
- Next, turn your oven’s surface that you are working on upside-down.
- After doing this, you will then take out the entire system responsible for fuel delivery, including the regulator’s hose, the assembly of the gas valve, and the knob.
- Next, you need to use your wrench to screw out your regulator hose from the assembly of the gas inlet.
- A direct pullout will help you take out the initial knob.
- Next is to take out the inlet components from the oven itself.
- You should plug out the wire that aids ignition.
- Take out the initial jet valve from the interior of your gas assembly. You can carry out this by using the jet valve wrench to bring out the previous jet.
- Using the included spanner, use another jet in place of the one from your kit.
- Use the wrench to unscrew the old jet.
- With the aid of the wrench, replace the old jet and tighten it.
- Again, install the gas valve assembly and connect it to the ignition wire.
- Change the gas inlet assembly into the oven and reconnect the ignition wire.
- Screw the support screws again in your oven’s knob face and support balance.
- Attach the knob you are introducing with natural gas settings.
- Bring in and attach the newly introduced natural gas hose. Install it in the same location you had previously removed the former regulator hose assembly with the end of your jet valve wrench.
- Flip over your oven and attach the new hose.
While you follow the steps provided above, it is also imperative that you make the earnest effort to go through the information provided for you in the manual found inside your conversion kit.
In all, you’ve come to see that Ooni Koda operates initially with propane as it is only gas.
But also, we’ve seen that the Ooni Koda 16 oven is modified to come with a kit for conversion of natural gas.
We have also discussed the parts and tools found in the conversion kit and the steps in carrying out the conversion.