Best Pizza Peels iMore 2022
A pizza peel is a kitchen essential for pie-lovers, and can also make an excellent gift for an Italian food-loving buddy. The first thing you need to consider when perusing the pizza peel marketplace is whether you want to go down the wood route or head straight to metalsville. Arguably, metal is the more professional option and offers a thinner design. However, wood has its merits too. It's more aesthetically pleasing, can double as a chopping board and you can take a wooden peel straight to the table to serve.
- Foldable friend: Chef Pomodoro Aluminum Metal Pizza Peel
- Fit for a king: Pizza Royale Premium Natural Bamboo Pizza Peel
- Crustworthy: Kitchen Supply Aluminum Pizza Peel with Wood Handle
- Pizza paddle: Update International Premium Wooden Pizza Peel
- Smell the roses: Outset QZ10 Rosewood Pizza Peel
- Slide away: EXO Non-Stick Polymer Sealed Pizza Peel
Foldable friend: Chef Pomodoro Aluminum Metal Pizza PeelStaff Pick
This ticks all our boxes with a thin, commercial-grade aluminum head, but a wooden handle for heat protection. This boasts the ability to fold up to 12 by 14 inches for easy storage. When you need to extend the peel, you loosen the screw, turn the handle 180-degrees and re-tighten. This gives you a safe-distance-from-the-heat length of 24-inches. Compatible with most specialist pizza ovens, as well as normal household ones, this has a safety back step ledge near the handle to stop pizza sliding off.
Crustworthy: Kitchen Supply Aluminum Pizza Peel with Wood Handle
Available in three widths - 12-inch, 14-inch, and 16-inch - this gives you up to a 28-inch reach to keep you super-safe from the heat of your oven or your fingers away from your pizza stone. The thin aluminum head has rounded corners and a reinforced handle for added stability. If you lightly dust the surface of this peel with bread flour or cornmeal first, you can make hand-made pizzas right on the peel itself before sliding them off into the oven.
Smell the roses: Outset QZ10 Rosewood Pizza Peel
Made by pizza peripherals experts Outset, this is a smaller option for dorm, campervan or shared kitchen living. This has an excellent 21-inch length, but a slim width, making it the absolute perfect size for personal pizzas. This, and the fact that the handle folds neatly in for tidy storage, make it an excellent choice for smaller households or people living alone. It boasts a smooth stainless steel head, great for thin dimensions, a hygienic surface, and easy cleaning.
Slide away: EXO Non-Stick Polymer Sealed Pizza Peel
Although it is the most pricey option we're featuring, if you've never had success when managing a more traditional pizza peel, this EXO option could be a total game-changer for you. Its special design takes away the hassle of trying to pick up and slide off potentially sticky doughy pizzas. This "Polymer Sealed Super Peel" uses a patented built-in conveyor belt type design to lift your pizza and set it gently and precisely on your pizza stone or in your oven.
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If we could pick just one peel from this selection, we'd reach for the Chef Pomodoro product. It's well worth getting to grips with how to use a thin metal pizza peel for skillful pie handling.
If you're cooking in an outdoor pizza oven, safety will be a big concern, so something like the Update International Premium Wooden Pizza Peel will appeal with its long handle to keep you well away from the heat.
The EXO choice is perfect for pizza handling beginners as it does all the work of getting your pie into the oven for you — you just have the terribly arduous task of eating it when it comes out...
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