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Make Pizza Like a Pro With These Essential Prep Tools

Sep 26 2012 - 6:00am

Nothing compares to a perfectly baked pizza pie. If you're a pizza connoisseur [1] who will find any excuse to bake a pie, then upgrade your kitchen with these seven tools (all under $100) that will make the difference between delivery and delicious. Then, it's time to make one of these easy, crowd-pleasing pizzas [2].

Pizza Roller

Stretching the dough into a disc can be tricky. When you're looking for a crust that's more symmetrical than rustic, make the task easier with this handy pizza roller [3] ($5).


To create a smooth layer of sauce, use a ladle [4]
($22). It minimizes mess and makes even sauce distribution easy.

Pizza Stone

Use a glazed pizza stone [5] ($50) to achieve that perfectly brown and crispy crust right from home.

Aluminum Pizza Pans

Serve your guests restaurant-style pizza using a variety of differently sized aluminum pizza pans [6] ($7-$17).

Cast Iron Skillet

A cast iron skillet is the secret behind Chicago-style pizza. For a crispy crust, bake your pie in this deep dish pan [7]($19). It can also be flipped upside down and repurposed as a baking stone [8] for thin-crust pizzas.

Pizza Peel

A wooden pizza peel [9] ($30) makes retrieving cooked pizza from the oven a breeze. Slide it right under your pizza, slice, and serve.

Mezzaluna-Style Pizza Cutter

Cutting pizza with a dull blade can be frustrating. Portion out slices like a pro with this mezzaluna-style pizza cutter [10] ($11) that can tackle even the thickest crusts.

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