Kitchens keep getting fancier, and we can’t balk, theoretically, with that. The latest fancy apparatus to make its way into the kitchen is GE’s Monogram pizza oven, with a price weighing in at just a hair under ten grand.
It’s hard to put a price on convenience, and not everyone has room or patience for a brick oven in the back yard, so an 800-degree indoor oven is the next best bet (maybe). But how much pizza does a person really have to eat in order to show true return on investment on a purchase like that?
Fortunately, WSJ did the math so we don’t have to. Assuming a pizza purchase price of $5 a slice, and the average household consumption of 49 slices a year… well, you’d have to hang onto this oven for 40 years. Actually that assumes an ingredient cost of zero, which is definitely not the case. So, WSJ, your math is wrong. The average person would probably never break even. Which is fine, because it’s not the point.
The point is to have an in-home pizza oven. Duh.