Scottish wood-fired oven producer Uuni secures nationwide John Lewis listing


The Scottish-based creator of the world’s first portable wood-fired pizza oven, Uuni, has expanded their offering at John Lewis with their Uuni 3 outdoor pizza oven and accessories now stocked at all John Lewis department stores and At Home shops across the UK.

Following a successful online trial of Uuni 3 and accessories at John Lewis, the retailer has now expanded their Uuni stock to include a wide range of products across 48 shops from Aberdeen to Ashford, ahead of summer, making it one of this year’s must-have outdoor living products.

Uuni launched in 2012, setting out to revolutionise the way we cook outdoors. The portability of Uuni 3 makes it a must-have for outdoor cooks and pizza fans and makes the ideal companion for picnics, entertaining friends, heading on holiday and camping trips.

The oven reaches 500°C in just 10 minutes, and can cook an authentic wood-fired pizza in 60 seconds. Uuni ovens offer its users complete flexibility; the Uuni Pro, which is now stocked online at John Lewis, is the first outdoor oven to include a quad-fuelled function, with capabilities to run on wood, charcoal, wood-pellets or gas.

Uuni, a creative, family-run business with a commitment to excellence, innovation, passion and their people, have made outdoor cooking more accessible. Founded by husband and wife team Kristian Tapaninaho and Darina Garland, the first Uuni oven was launched in 2012 and since then, a programme of innovative product development has allowed for the launch of Uuni 3 and the Uuni Pro, the world’s best outdoor multi-fuelled oven.

Finnish-born founder and designer Kristian Tapaninaho, said: “John Lewis is synonymous with quality and style, so to have our products now visible to the eyes of their customers in shops following an initial run online, is just fantastic. We’re always striving to innovate and evolve our products to make exceptional eating experiences more accessible and we’re really pleased to have John Lewis on that journey with us now. We have a great community of Uuni users and we’re looking forward to expanding our community to include John Lewis’ loyal customers too.”

Vicky Angell, outdoor living buyer at John Lewis, said: “We’ve been extremely impressed by the response to Uuni’s products from our customers and therefore didn’t hesitate to explore their product range further and bring it into our shops. We’ve seen a big growth in recent years for new outdoor living technology – our customers looking for the next big thing that they can use to entertain their family and friends, so it made perfect sense for us to introduce the Uuni Pro too. With Uuni’s innovative philosophy, we look forward to seeing what they do next.”