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How to Use a Metal Pizza Peel?

mastering a pizza peel is an essential
skill for any pizza maker wood peels and
metal peels each have their advantages
but behave differently when in use here
are some tips to help you make the most
out of your metal pizza peel before we
begin I need to mention that I’ve got a
pizza steel in the oven preheat it’s
preheating on the ovens hottest
temperature about 450 to 500 degrees
Fahrenheit and it’s been in there about
a half an hour so I know it’s ready to
go first I’m going to prep my pizza
dough on a separate work surface you can
use your counter or table top but today
I’m using a silicone mat I’m going to
start by placing some flour on the
silicone mat remove a dough ball and
we’ll cover it with more flour now that
the does floured we’re going to begin
gently pressing it to start flattening
the piece flip to the other side repeat
the process to stretch the dough and
pick it up put it on our hands and
slowly toss and pull outwards once the
dough is shaped and ready it’s time to
put it on the peel before the dough goes
on the peel we’re going to coat the peel
with flour
what’s a metal peel I like to use at
least a tablespoon maybe a tablespoon
and a half if you’d like to use cornmeal
that’s okay too
personally I prefer a 50/50 blend of
all-purpose flour and cornmeal if you’re
using cornmeal alone try to use a
minimal amount because it may smoke in
your oven once your dough hits the peel
you have to work quickly at this point
you only have a few minutes before the
dough starts to absorb the flour and
sticks to the peel so make sure you have
all your toppings ready to go
as you top your pizza you want to
periodically shake the peel to keep the
pizza moving this will ensure the
easiest transfer into the oven to
transfer your pizza into the oven we’re
going to use a quick back and forth
motion like this be careful not to leave
the peel in the oven too long or the
heat will transfer through and begin to
bake the pizza you’ll also want to move
quickly so that you don’t lose too much
heat when opening the door the metal
peel is great at removing or turning
pizzas it’s thin metal edge allows you
to easily slide underneath the pizza our
pizza is done and it looks great when
the pizza is all gone our metal peel is
super easy to clean run the peel under
warm water and scrub with soap scraping
off any baked on bits and that’s it

Pizza Peels Buyers’ Guide

What is a pizza peel?

A pizza peel is a kitchen tool used to put pizzas in the oven to avoid any spilling of the ingredients off the top of the pizza. It is shaped like a giant spatula, and you can build your pizza on it to place it easily in the oven. A pizza peel is also used to remove the pizza from the oven so there is no risk of burning your fingers. This tool allows you to have the full and genuine pizza-making experience by allowing you to place your pizza directly onto the hot surface and remove it easily and provide you with a surface for turning the pizza to ensure that it cooks evenly. It will also help reduce charring from hot spots and will impress your guests with the professional look it provides.

How to use a pizza peel?

Start by sprinkling flour on the surface of the pizza peel evenly. Then, flour and shape your pizza dough and toss it for that extra display of cooking skill. Put your dough on the pizza peel and make a jerking motion using the peel so the dough slides around on the peel, but not too much motion so that it doesn’t slide off the peel. Add your tomato sauce, cheese, and all the toppings, then jerk the peel again gently. Repeat this jerking motion consistently until your pizza is on the hot surface. Put the pizza in the oven letting it slide off the peel and onto the grill or pizza stone, and let it bake. Slide the peel under the pizza to remove it from the oven and enjoy.

How to use a pizza stone without a pizza peel?

The best tool for using a pizza stone is to pair it with a pizza peel, but if you don’t have one, there are a few alternatives. A rimless cookie sheet is probably something you already have in your kitchen, but keep in mind that this is not the same as a baking sheet. A cookie sheet has one raised edge, while a baking sheet has four raised edges. A rimless cookie sheet with a non-stick surface will help you slide the pizza off easily and take it out when it’s done. You can also use a thin cutting board or serving platter and will work best if these tools have handles. Make sure they aren’t made of plastic, or the heat may melt it.

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Author: Emily Howard

I have about 300 different recipes in my collection, and I try to look for new tastes every week. I love to learn dishes from around the world and pamper my big family with a signature Italian cheese pie and my favorite Ukrainian borsch.