At New York Brick Oven, we all love pizza! If you’re reading today’s post, we’re willing to bet that you do, too. There’s nothing like cooking a great pizza in your pizza oven, but there’s something that is one of the most frustrating parts of cooking pizza—getting it in and out of the oven. Today, we’re going to show you our pick for the best pizza peel you can get.
Pizza Peel Materials
So, you’re on the hunt for a great pizza peel that allows you to smoothly transfer your pizzas from the oven to the table or vice versa. One of the most common issues people have when doing this is sticking. Pizza dough is naturally elastic and sticky, so it makes sense that you want a surface that doesn’t stick to and tear up your masterpiece.
Metal pizza peels are a popular choice for many pizza lovers. After all, metal peels are easy to clean and thin. The thickness of a peel is critical to its effectiveness. If it’s too thick, you won’t be able to get it under the pizza easily, or it could rip a hole in the bottom of the dough. There’s a fine balance of skill and material when it comes to transferring pizzas. Metal peels are good for turning. If you do opt for a metal pizza peel, make sure you thoroughly dust it with cornmeal to prevent sticking. This will help you remove the pizza and rotate it as it cooks in the oven.
At New York Brick, we think that wood is the best pizza peel material. Wood peels aren’t sticky like metal peels, and cleaning them is different. When you clean a wood peel, you need to scrape off the debris and stuck-on cheese or dough. Once that’s all off, take a small amount of olive oil and oil the wood. Think of a wood pizza peel like a cast-iron skillet. Never clean a wood peel with soap and water. The soap and water can strip the wood of its natural finish and can ruin the flavor of your pizzas. No one likes a soapy pizza. The olive oil helps seal in the flavor of the peel and will only get better with age.
We’ve Got Professional Kits And Ovens
At New York Brick, we specialize in offering the best pizza ovens and tools for professional pizza making. You might be wondering if we have our own pizza peels. You bet! Click this link to check out our professional deluxe pizza toolset.
If you’re looking to step up your pizza-making game, you should also look at our custom pizza ovens. We can provide you with any type of pizza oven for your home or business.