22 Must-Have Pizza Tools
There are few things we love more than pizza night, and these smart pizza tools are the secret to restaurant-quality pies at home.
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Slide your pizza in and out of the oven like a pro. A pizza peel is one of our must-have pizza tools, and it adds a sleek touch to at-home Italian nights. This tool has a perforated bottom for baking the crispiest pie. How do you make sure you get that enviable golden crust? Start by making the best pizza dough.
Classic Pizza Cutter
No matter how thick or crispy you prefer your crust, this wheeled pizza cutter is the secret to slicing. It’s one of the pizza tools beloved by chefs and casual cooks alike, and this version has a replaceable blade and comes in three cool colors. It’s one of our favorite pizza cutters.
The key to an epic pie? The perfect temperature. This infrared thermometer makes it easy to tell exactly when your pizza stone and oven are ready to bake. Simply point the laser and get a near-instant reading.
Don’t have the beloved Breville pizza oven in your kitchen? No sweat. A pizza stone—especially one that uses natural stone—creates restaurant-quality pizzas in any oven. This version heats up quickly so your pie cooks in record time and has a crispy crust. Check out the Ooni pizza steel, too.
On those nights when you’re too busy to whip up a dough, simmer sauce and slice toppings, Talia di Napoli has you covered. The brand’s Taste of Talia bundle includes eight Italian-made pies that are just waiting to be tossed into your oven (FYI: we love the Solo Stove pizza oven). Varieties include classic Margherita, Mozzarella, Tartufina, Four Cheese and Artichoke. Senior Shopping Editor, Katie Bandurski, has tried these gourmet frozen pizzas and attests they taste just like the real deal. “No one would ever guess these came from your freezer,” she promises. “They taste so fresh.”
The fancy name for pizza-cutting scissors is Scizza. It has a blade on one end and a flat surface on the other for a convenient—and, dare we say, fun—way to cut your pizza. It has a cult following for making the pizza-slicing process even simpler.
Organic Pizza Sauce
If you want the best pizza, you need the best basics—and that starts with sauce. Muir Glen pizza sauce uses simple, organic ingredients and often makes appearances at our pizza nights. Here are some of our other go-to store bought pizza sauces to elevate your at-home pies.
Pizza Topping Station
Build-your-own-pizza night just got way more organized. This handy pizza topping station has individual containers for sauce, cheese, veggies, meats, herbs—you name it! We love that each container has a lid so you can prep all of your ingredients in advance. Plus, it’s weather-resistant if you’re planning to cook outside.
Meet the portable and gas-powered Ooni Koda pizza oven, which cooks your pizza in a matter of minutes (we’ve tried it!). You’ll have professional-level creations to dazzle your guests, with minimal effort. There’s a reason it’s one of our favorite outdoor pizza ovens.
Take a page (or an entire cookbook) from the experts. The Elements of Pizza by Ken Forkish is a study in mastering the art of dough and pizza techniques with its collection of creative recipes. He had us at prosciutto and bufala pizza. Check out some other tasty pizza recipes that are better than delivery.
If ever there’s a reason to splurge on a good bottle of wine, it’s pizza night. The Meiomi Pinot Noir is a fruity red with intriguing depth and oak notes that’s made to be paired with cheese and carbs. Try it a little bit chilled to beat the heat. To stock up on even more vino, we found the best wine subscriptions to get selections sent right to your door.
Baking pizza (and all baking, for that matter) is an art. Among the essential pizza tools: A food scale to help you accurately measure out ingredients for pizza dough. To achieve greater precision in any recipe, check out our guide to the best kitchen scales.
Box Cheese Grater
Let’s be honest: The more cheese on a pizza, the better. Upgrade your old model to a cheese grater that can expertly handle various hard and soft cheeses. And when you’re not in the mood for pizza, use it to grate your veggies instead. We also love this viral rotary cheese grater. Oh, and once you have the grater, you might as well try out some of our cheesiest recipes.
Nothing brings a Margherita pizza together like fresh basil—especially when you’ve grown it yourself. This at-home herb garden lets you grow nine of your favorite herbs to sprinkle onto all of your pizza recipes. Here are our best tips and tricks for cooking with fresh herbs.
Whether making a sauce or just adding it as a topping, minced garlic is far better when it’s fresh—and with the right pizza tools, it’s easy. This garlic press minces even unpeeled garlic cloves in a matter of seconds. Or, for a little more fun, try the Gracula garlic crusher.
A dough scraper does exactly what it promises: it scrapes up all your dough when making homemade pies. This one earns a spot on our must-have pizza tools list because it comes with helpful measurements on the blade. Aside from pizza, this multi-use tool can chop fruit, apply frosting and so much more.
Food processors are your secret weapon in terms of pizza tools, and this Cuisinart pick is widely regarded as the best. Not only can it whip up a variety of sauces (pesto base, anybody?) but it also mixes pizza dough to perfection. If you’re just looking to make sauces and dressings, Cuisinart’s smaller models, such as this eight-cup food processor, are a little friendlier on the budget.
You didn’t create a pizza masterpiece just to reheat leftovers in the microwave. Put next-day pizza in a Lodge cast-iron skillet for slices that taste fresh from your indoor-outdoor pizza oven. You can also use it to cook a frozen pizza.
Rocking Pizza Cutter
Yes, it’s another way to cut your pizza. But we’re obsessed with this rocking pizza cutter. The bladeless designs means you don’t risk any pizza-related injuries. It is made of natural wood and will completely transform how you slice your pizzas. One of our editors tried it and loved it.
Pizza Dough Roller
Ever tried to stretch homemade pizza dough only to have it spring back to its original shape, or worse, rip? This two-sided dough roller helps you easily spread dough into the desired shape and even out any thick spots. It’s also perfect for pie crust, cookies and pasta dough.
Catapult your homemade pies to pizzeria-perfection with the Brightland pizza oil. Unlike other fancy finishing oils, this high-quality variety is pressed with raw jalapeños, garlic, oregano and basil to pair perfectly flavor-wise with every mouthwatering slice.
Pizza Storage Container
Leftover slices? Don’t just toss ’em in the fridge wrapped in foil. Your homemade ‘za deserves a designated storage spot, like these Pizza Pack containers. They’re expandable and flexible, and come with slice-shaped dividers (that double as plates!) to keep your toppings intact. Learn more about why this pizza storage container is going viral on TikTok.