Bertello Pizza Oven Update | Shark Tank Season 11

Andy and Eric Bert pitched their portable gas and wood-fire pizza oven during Shark Tank Season 11. Bertello makes affordable portable pizza ovens as an alternative to those can cost thousands. In just minutes, you can have some delicious brick oven pizza, at an affordable price. Will the sharks think this deal is delicious? Find out in our Bertello update.

If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to Bertello after Shark Tank!

Entrepreneurs Andy and Eric Bert appeared on Shark Tank Season 11 and made a deal with Kevin O’Leary for $120,000 for 25% equity. In terms of a Bertello update, the company is still in business with annual earnings of at least $4 million. Further, they now offer a few sizes and packages of ovens to meet various pizza cooking needs.

Shark: Result:
Kevin O’Leary Accepted deal for $120,000 for 25% equity
Barbara Corcoran $120,000 for 25% equity
Lori Greiner No offer
Mark Cuban No offer
Robert Herjavec No offer

Shark Tank Bertello Update

Bertello update

  • Entrepreneurs: Andy and Eric Bert
  • Business: Portable gas and wood-fire pizza oven
  • Ask: $120,000 for 10% equity
  • Result: $120,000 for 25% equity
  • Shark: Kevin O’Leary

Brothers and founders of Bertello, Andy and Eric Bert, are disgusted with frozen pizzas. They never taste the same as homemade. Even homemade pizzas are lacking something special from the pizzeria. The solution? A portable pizza oven!

Portable Pizza Oven
Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven Black + Pizza Peel Combo

The Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven - Wood and Gas-Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven is the most affordable, high quality, portable, wood fire, charcoal, pellet, and gas outdoor pizza oven available.

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While ovens like this normally cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, a Bertello oven makes delicious pizzas at an affordable price. Plus, this oven has an edge—you can heat it however you like!

Whether you prefer wood, propane, charcoal, or wood pellets, you can use them in this oven. In fact, you can even mix fuels if you want.

The oven is meant to be used outside and takes about two minutes to cook a pizza. The sharks enjoy the demonstration and note that the pizza is delicious.

Better yet, their numbers are delicious too! Bertello did about $640,00 in sales in their first year through Amazon alone.

Additionally, they don’t carry any debt, as they’ve just paid off their only loan. However, the only issue they have, is keeping up with demand, so they basically need the investment to keep inventory up.

As far as the price of a Bertello pizza oven, they retail for just $250. Moreover, they cost the company only $84 landed to produce.

Despite liking the pizza, Mark Cuban doesn’t think a consumer product is for him, although he likes the sales. He ultimately bows out.

Robert Herjavec on the other hand, feels like his excitement in the presentation died somewhere along the way. Consequently, he can’t find where they’d fit in the market, so for that reason, he too goes out.

Next, Barbara Corcoran has some complaints about the pitch. Regardless, she eventually makes an offer of $120,000 for 25% of the company.

Kevin O’Leary immediately jumps in, but offers $120,000 for 30% equity. Further, he thinks that as ‘Chef Wonderful’, he can sell more than Barbara.

The entrepreneurs eventually counter, asking if Kevin would instead do 25% equity, rather than the 30% he offered. When he agrees, they finally take his offer.

But where is the company following Shark Tank? Keep reading our Bertello update to find out.

Research for our Bertello update revealed that all in all, the company is doing great! Their pizza oven has over 500 reviews on Amazon and as of November 2021, has done over $6.1 million in sales.

Consumers seem to be reacting positively to the pizza oven and keep showing off pictures of their perfect pies. Bertello now offers different sizes of ovens and various packages and accessories through the Bertello website and Amazon.

In an exclusive interview with Shark Tank Recap, Eric Bert shared that Kevin has been instrumental to the company. He told us, “Without Kevin’s help, we would never have had the opportunity to do a live primetime QVC Show.”

Further, “Kevin is also a chef and really loves using the Bertello, which truly makes him the perfect shark and business partner for us. He is as passionate about our product as we are! I would take the same deal again.”

So, it sounds like things eventually worked out great for the Bert brothers and likewise, Mr. Wonderful as well!

Bertello Pizza Oven Review

Andy and Eric were kind enough to send us a pizza oven so we could add a Bertello review section to this page. I was so excited to try it out, that I invited my whole family over and we cooked a few pizzas together!

Bertello Review

The oven itself is nicely packaged and well-protected. The box itself is very heavy, so be prepared to have some help if you have trouble lifting things over 25 pounds. However, once it was all out of the box, it was pretty easy to assemble and put together.

The instruction manual does a good job of explaining how to put the pieces together and connect them to a propane tank. We have a propane fireplace on our back porch, so we simply connected it to that.

You can cook your pizza with propane, wood chips, or charcoal. We weren’t prepared for the wood chips (next time), so we just did it with propane. There are a handful of videos on the website that you’ll want to follow before you cook your pizza. I neglected to watch the videos and ran into a few hiccups. Mainly, we made the pizzas a little too big and didn’t let the stone get hot enough.

For reference, you’ll want to let the stone sit in the oven for 30 minutes to heat up to around 700-900 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, for the pizza, you’ll want to make it about the size of a personal pizza, not the size of one you’d get from the store. Thankfully, they only take a few minutes to cook so it’s easy to quickly cook a couple of them.

Since we didn’t make our own dough and simply bought some dough from the grocery store, we didn’t quite have enough flour on the bottom of it and had a hard time transferring it from the pan to the stone in the oven. However, we were able to add some flour to the bottom of the second and third pizzas and the transfer was much smoother.

Portable Pizza Oven
Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven Black + Pizza Peel Combo

The Bertello Outdoor Pizza Oven - Wood and Gas-Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven is the most affordable, high quality, portable, wood fire, charcoal, pellet, and gas outdoor pizza oven available.

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Overall, my experience with the Bertello pizza oven was great! My family had a lot of fun making and cooking the pizzas together, and we got better and making pizzas each time. I am fairly confident that next time I am going to make the perfect pie with a few simple adjustments! If you’re a pizza lover like me, this is definitely worth the investment.

For those who are interested, Shark Tank Recap fans can get 5% off any purchase by using this link or entering the code SHARKTANKRECAP at checkout.

Thanks for reading our Bertello review. Meanwhile, you can find more company updates from Season 11 Episode 15 here:

For even more on companies and products, be sure to stop by our Season 11 products page!

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Andrew Smith is the founder and owner of Shark Tank Recap. He is a longtime Shark Tank fan that has been watching it for years and has seen every episode multiple times. His friends know him as the Shark Tank expert, because he can answer any question about the show! His favorite Shark Tank products are Bertello's pizza oven and Bug Bite Thing!