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10 Genius Ways to Use a Pizza Cutter

So many kitchen shortcuts! You may never look at your pizza cutter the same way again.

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Toast Trimmer

Never dread hearing, “Mom, can you cut the crusts off my bread?” again. Whether it’s toast or sandwiches, one quick pass of the pizza wheel and crusts will be off slick as you please.

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Lattice Strip Maker

Making a lattice crust pie just got easier. The wheel of a pizza cutter slides easily next to any straight edge, creating perfectly formed strips in your rolled-out dough.

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Salad Topping Cutter

The next time you make a taco salad, add your own crispy DIY toppers. Use a pizza cutter to cut a tortilla into strips, season the strips and fry them in a little oil, then sprinkle them over the salad. Crunchy good!

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Ravioli Cutter

If you don’t have fancy ravioli-making equipment, never fear. Roll out your favorite pasta dough and drop teaspoons of your favorite filling on it, spacing them evenly. Cover with another layer of pasta and press the layers together in between mounds of filling. Cut between the rows in both directions with a pizza cutter to form tasty little packets of flavor.

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Mini Marshmallow Maker

It’s a little tricky to drink a cup of fluffy hot chocolate with regular size marshmallows floating on top. Make minis by cutting regular size marshmallows into four pieces. They’re just the right size!

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Grape Splitter

The next time you need to cut grapes in half to make everyone’s favorite ambrosia fruit salad, don’t struggle with a knife. Zip through them with the sharp wheel of a pizza cutter to complete the task in half the time.

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Herb Chopper

The continuously turning wheel of a pizza cutter works in both directions, making it the ideal tool for chopping herbs. Simply bunch up the herbs and run the pizza cutter back and forth until they’re chopped as finely as desired. (Here’s the ultimate guide to cooking with fresh herbs—complete with recipes.)

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Quesadilla Slicer

Trying to cut through warm, cheesy quesadillas with a knife can leave you with cheese strings all over the table. Why not use the tool meant for cutting through melty cheese? A pizza cutter makes quartering quesadillas a breeze.

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Biscuit Cutter

To get to that warm, gooey, buttery monkey bread that everyone loves to eat, you have to start with the biscuits. And what do you have to do to the biscuits? Cut them up! Make it easy on yourself by cutting sticky biscuits with the wheel of a pizza cutter. (Here’s a step-by-step on how to make monkey bread.)

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Dessert Divider

Whether you’re cutting up brownies for your next bake sale, slicing lemon bars into equal pieces so no one fights over the biggest one or portioning out a big pan of fudge, the continuously rolling wheel of a pizza cutter wins again.

Dana Meredith
Dana is an editor and writer who shares her passion for travel, food and the beauty of American landscapes. When she's not wielding her red pen, she can be found tending her flower gardens, remodeling her house, creating one-of-a-kind jewelry or dancing to "Uptown Funk."
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