CBO 500 DIY Kit | Wood Fired Pizza Oven | Flexibility Meets Affordability | 27" x 22" Cooking Surface

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  • UNPARALLELED PERFORMANCE: CBO Ovens 1) hold heat longer 2) heat faster 3) can cook in excess of 1000°.  All thanks to a proprietary blend of commercial grade refractory cement.
  • REMARKABLE FLAVORS: Anything cooked on a grill or in a conventional oven can be prepared in a wood-burning oven. The difference? Everything tastes better when it’s wood-fired.
  • ENDLESS MENU POSSIBILITIES: Signature FlameRoll® generates high, even temperatures, allowing you to fire up anything including grilled meats, roasted vegetables, bubbling cheeses, flaky pizza crusts, and more.
  • MADE IN THE USA: High-performance outdoor pizza ovens sourced and made in the USA to ensure safe and reliable year-round cooking.
  • PROVEN: Time-tested by thousands of Chicago Brick Oven owners from coast to coast.
  • CERTIFIED: For Residential & Commercial Indoor or Outdoor use. Conforms to UL Subject 2162, NSF/ANSI STD 4 and are certified to ULC STD S627.

CBO-500 DIY Kit includes:

  • 5-Piece Oven - Dome, 2-piece Hearth (27" x 22" cooking surface), Arch, Decorative Door
  • Install Kit - Anchor Plate, Insulating Board & Blanket, Steel Plate, Mortar
  • Accessory Package - Pizza Peel, Brush, Infrared Thermometer Gun
Specs Manual


The CBO-500 Outdoor Pizza Oven DIY Kit is a great choice for layouts that require an oven with a smaller footprint. It can easily fit into most outdoor kitchens.

Installation is straightforward, but requires some hardscaping experience. Just choose your style and facing material. Use any combination of stone, in any texture or color, to create a stunning oven that will fit your outdoor kitchen or patio motif.

You’re equipped with everything needed to fire up the good life with our signature FlameRoll®. Your CBO-500 Outdoor Pizza Oven DIY Kit is sure to provide you and your family with endless enjoyment.

Assembling a CBO-500 DIY Kit is easy. Watch this short video (1:24) to see how simple it is to put together a Chicago Brick Oven DIY Kit.

After assembling your CBO-500 DIY Kit, curing the oven before its first use is a critical, yet very simple, step. Here are instructions on how to cure a CBO Outdoor Pizza Oven.


CBO-500 customer review

"We love our Chicago Brick Oven! We cranked out eight pizzas in less than an hour last Sunday!" - Tammy R.


Why Us?

Free U.S. Shipping
Made In America
Free Accessory Starter Package
Everything Tastes Better Woodfired!

Customers Love Us

It’s Pizza Time

Make everytime you fire up your pizza oven an experience. Be the envy of your neighbors. Cook anything from pizzas to steaks to create your ultimate outdoor backyard experience.

Fan Mail

“I did some research looking for the best one and the same company kept coming up, Chicago Brick Oven. The oven and the pizza I cooked became the sensation of my small town. We had pizza parties every weekend and then I started experimenting. We have made pizza, steak, fish, baked potatoes, cookies, pumpkin seeds, Mac n cheese, calzones, stuffed peppers and my favorite fresh pita bread. I highly recommend the Chicago Brick Oven to everyone that has a passion for cooking great food.“ -Joe N.

"Here's a photo of our Chicago brick oven. We love it! It's the ultimate party facilitation device and the In-Chamber fire goes perfect with our outdoor design theme." -Dave B.

Made in the U.S. Reliability

Generations of European oven makers provided the original blueprint for our wood-fired brick ovens. These elegant designs have stood the test of time in temperate regions of Spain, Italy and Germany. But winter in Maine or Wisconsin? Well, that’s another story entirely.

Unlike most wood-fired ovens of today, which are imported to the U.S., our ovens are American made and certified to UL and NSF4 Standards. With a proprietary refractory cement formula and stainless steel fiber reinforcement, they’re designed for maximum durability even in extreme climates from coast to coast.

FlameRoll™ Technology

Our FlameRoll™ creates a vacuum for concentrated heat up to 1,000ºF. The high-performance design allows you to include radiant heat, convection and conduction in your outdoor cooking repertoire. It’s versatility that’s perfect for the professional or at-home chef.

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Over 300 Pizzas in 2 Summers

I made over 30 pizzas for a graduation party the first time I used this pizza oven (after a small test run a few days prior). Once up to 700 degrees (surface temperature), this unit will hold its heat amazingly well. I bake a pizza, shut the door with the vent hole closed, prep another dough with ingredients, and put this one in the oven. The prep takes about 5 minutes in between pizzas, while the baking takes about 4. I have finished one in 2 minutes, but I find that I am fighting to keep my deep edge from wanting to burn. Instead, I back the pizza out towards the opening and take a bit more time. This allows for a more thoroughly crispy crust underneath and a slightly browned molten cheese on top. About every other pizza, I add 1 or 2 thin pieces of wood on top of the coals in the back. The coals do most of the work, but you need a small flame roll to properly finish the top. A couple of general tips: Make sure to rub a little flour on the bottom of the dough before placing it on the square peel. If you flour the peel to heavily, the flour will end up on the baking surface of the oven and will transfer to other pizzas to make a rancid flavor. Also, buy a round stainless peel to do the turning. You can turn with the square one that comes with the kit, but a small round one will be much easier to use. Finally, after the last pizza, spread the coals out evenly over the whole baking surface, close the door and shut the vent hole. This will help clean the oven for next time. When you are ready to bake again, sweep out the ashes and you are ready to build another fire.

Tom D.
United States United States

easy pick up

Tom picked up the pizza oven a week ago. He has not started the installation as of yet.

John G.
United States United States

It’s still in the box. Waiting for mason to build it into a big outdoor kitchen

Larry M.

Our oven has been a BIG hit with family and friends.

Our oven has been a BIG hit with family and friends. We have been cooking up a storm over here! Not only is the pizza fantastic, so are some of our favorites like Sausage and Peppers and Soft Shell Crab! Thanks for a great product!

Mike C.

I absolutely love my CBO!

I absolutely love my CBO! It has become the centerpiece to my Backyard Kitchen. The best part� I can now cook my Famous Neapolitan Tomato and Sausage Pie in my CBO instead of a conventional oven. And, the CBO team was with me throughout the entire installation process! Great customer service guys. -Mike C.