Some countertop pizza ovens pose potential safety hazards for children. Most countertop pizza ovens have metal exteriors than can become very hot, posing potential burn hazards while they are in operation. Children could also burn themselves on the pizza or the baking rack when removing a pizza from the oven.
Countertop pizza ovens that have a traditional sliding baking tray are likely to pose the most hazards to children. While these appliances often have cool-touch handles, the remainder of the appliance can reach potentially hazardous temperatures. In addition, many designs have sharp corners and edges that could scratch or cut children using the oven.