We cooked our first pizzas in it last night! It did a much better job than I expected for my first attempt. Though I don’t recommend touching the outside, when the chamber was 500+degrees, the outside was still cool enough to touch. That could and I’ll change as the interior insulation eventually gets heat soaked. I’m very impressed with the fit and quality of the construction of this oven, and I’m fussy about things like that! We’ve had a half dozen pizza parties so far and they’ve been successful and are having our guests wanting to sign up for future ones!