19 Must-Have Pizza Tools
There are few things we love more than pizza night. Whether you're starting from scratch or heating up your go-to frozen option, these pizza tools are the secret to restaurant-quality pies.
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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 pizza nights. This tool has a perforated bottom for baking the crispiest crust. How to 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 your secret to slicing. Beloved by chefs and casual cooks alike, this pizza tool has a replaceable blade and comes in three cool colors.
Don’t happen to have a brick pizza oven in your kitchen? A pizza stone—especially one that uses natural stone—creates restaurant-quality pizzas. This version heats up quickly so your pizza cooks in record time and has a crispy crust.
Gluten-Free Pepperoni Pizza
Just because you’re gluten-free doesn’t mean you should be deprived of pizza night! Good gluten-free crust can be hard to find, but this gluten-free pepperoni pizza from Cappello’s is crispy and delicious (and a personal favorite). Switch to a plain crust to get more adventurous with your toppings.
The fancy name for pizza-cutting scissors is the 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 the 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.
Meet the Ooni Koda pizza oven, which is portable, gas-powered and can cook your pizza in a matter of minutes (we’ve tried it!). You’ll have professional-level pizza 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 while providing pizza techniques and creative recipes. He had us at prosciutto and bufala pizza. Check out some other creative pizza recipes.
A Glass of Pinot Noir
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. Check out some of our favorite wine subscriptions, too.
Baking is an art, and pizza artistry demands necessary pizza tools. A food scale will help you accurately measure out ingredients for pizza dough. For an option with even greater precision, check out our top kitchen scales guide.
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. 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. An at-home herb garden will save you money in the long-run, and this one lets you grow nine of your favorite herbs to sprinkle onto all of your pizza recipes and dishes. Here are all of our tips and tricks for cooking with fresh herbs.
Whether making a sauce or just adding 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.
A dough scraper does exactly what it promises: scrapes up all your dough when you’re making homemade pizza. This one even comes with measurements on the blade. Aside from pizza, this multi-use tool can chop fruit and apply frosting.
Food processors are your secret weapon in terms of pizza tools, and this Cuisinart food processor is widely regarded as the best. Not only can it whip up a variety of sauces (a pesto base? No problem!), but you can also use it to make pizza dough. If you’re just looking to make sauces and dressings, Cuisinart’s smaller models, like this 8-cup food processor, are a little more budget-friendly.
You didn’t create a masterpiece of a pizza just to reheat leftovers in the microwave. Heat next-day pizza in a Lodge cast-iron skillet for slices that taste fresh from the 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—it’s bladeless, so you don’t risk any pizza-related injuries. It’s made of natural wood and will completely transform how you cut 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 spread pizza dough into your desired shape and even out any thick spots. Not only is this roller handy for pizza dough, it’s also perfect for pie crust, cookies, pasta dough and more.
When it comes to pizza night, you’ll want to make sure your dinner plates have plenty of room. These dinner plates have a wide-set bottom and straight sides so you can load them with slice after slice. Plus, they’re microwave- and dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.
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