The 8 Best Pizza Making Tools for Home Use. Pizza is the one food that practically everyone enjoys. What can we say—a chewy charred crust topped with luscious tomato sauce, and melting cheese is just amazing. If pizza night is a frequent event in your home, having the correct tools will help you make your homemade pies as close to restaurant quality as possible.
Best Pizza Making
A Baking Steel For The Perfect Crust
1. The Original Baking Steel
Making a flawlessly burned and chewy pizza crust at home takes the correct tools. Who is at the top of that list? “A baking steel is an amazing ‘not-so-secret’ weapon for making pizza at home,” says Bari Musacchio, partner at Rubirosa in New York City and co-owner of Rubirosa @ Home, a recently released line of sauces and olive oil. “This will help create that pizzeria-worthy crust.” This pre-seasoned heavy-duty metal sheet, made by the family that owns Boston’s Stoughton Steel Company, maintains and conducts high heat, assisting in raising the temperature of your oven to produce a restaurant-quality crust. Like a cast iron pan, it takes some attention and seasoning occasionally. It’s also equally versatile: you may use it to bake bread or as a grill for burgers, bacon, and other foods.
A Digital Scale To Weigh Your Ingredients
2. Escali Primo Precision Kitchen Food Scale
As with other flour-based recipes, precision is key to making perfect pizza dough—and the key to precision is a kitchen scale. The Escali Primo is our top digital scale option for various reasons: It has two simple buttons, is quick, and is accurate. Using a kitchen scale, you can precisely measure every ingredient, from the flour and water in the crust to the toppings and garnishes.
A Bench Scraper For Moving And Shaping Dough
3. OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Scraper & Chopper
A bench scraper, another baking necessity, makes it simple to handle the dough. This OXO model, with a comfortable nonslip grip and a robust stainless steel blade, may assist in catching dough, scraping off any dried pieces that get stuck, dividing large rounds into smaller ones, or picking up chopped herbs and veggies. It’s also dishwasher-safe, making cleanup a breeze.
A Duo Of Peels To Move Your Pies
4. New Star Wooden Pizza Peel
After you’ve assembled your pie, it’s time to put it in the oven. Musacchio suggests two tools to make everything go smoothly: “a wooden peel to build and launch the pie into the oven, as well as a small turning peel.” This durable yet lightweight basswood peel is designed to glide beneath and lift a full pizza effortlessly, and its long handle keeps your hands safe from the extreme heat.
5. GreenerHome Stainless Steel Pizza Turning Peel
This stainless steel paddle is an excellent tool for moving pies while cooking. “This turning peel is also nice because if your crust and top are cooking unevenly, you can lift the pie from the steel with this and bring it closer to the heat or broiler to finish,” Musacchio says.
A Sharp Pizza Wheel To Cut Perfect Slices
6. OXO Good Grips Large Pizza Wheel
Making pizza from scratch takes time and concentration, so the last thing you want is for it to fall apart when it comes out of the oven, owing to bad cutting. Pizza wheels are designed to cut through crusts without raising and dragging the toppings on top, resulting in a flawless slice every time. The large four-inch blade on this OXO pizza wheel efficiently slices through thick and thin crusts alike. Furthermore, the rubberized handle gives you control, and the built-in thumb guard protects your fingertips safely.
A Perfectly-Sized Ladle For Spreading Sauce
7. GIR Silicone Flexible Soup Ladle (Skinny)
This “skinny” version of GIR’s iconic spoon is great for sprinkling sauce on pies. It’s made of BPA-free, dishwasher-safe silicone and features a precision edge that’s both robust and flexible. The silicone cooking tools from GIR are also stain, odor, and germ resistant.
A Cult-Favorite Outdoor Pizza Oven
8. Ooni Koda 12 Gas-Powered Pizza Oven
Take your pizza-making to the next level with a portable, gas-powered oven that always produces excellent results. The Ooni is designed to achieve 900 degrees Fahrenheit in 15 minutes and produce professional-level pies in 60 seconds. Unlike most wood-fired outdoor ovens, it is simple to clean and store—the legs fold up for convenient storage and transport.