When baking your original pizzas, it's important to keep a sturdy, professional pizza peel handy, so you can safely remove your hot pies from the oven. We offer a wide selection of pizza spatulas made with rectangular, round, or square shapes to suit the style of pizza you're making. Since these products come in various sizes, you can even find ones to use with personal pan pizzas and family size pies.
All of our pizza paddles feature a short or long handle that helps to maintain a safe distance from the heat in your oven. We also offer metal commercial pizza peels that have a light-weight design, making them easy for your employees to use. For extra protection and comfort, our handle insulators help to provide you and your staff with a firm grip on your pizza paddle.
What is a pizza peel?
A pizza peel is a shovel-like tool used for transporting pizzas to and from the oven. Professional pizza peels can be made from metal (typically aluminum) or wood. They range in size and are generally round, square, or rectangular in shape.
How to use a pizza peel?
- Prepare your pizza on a cool, floured surface. Flour your peel as well.
- Using the peel, lift the edge of the pizza and slide the peel underneath of it. Bring your pizza to the oven on the peel.
- Place your peel in the oven where you want your pizza to cook. Slowly tilt the peel so the pizza slides off, shaking the peel gently if necessary.
- Throughout cooking, use the peel to turn your pizza as needed.
- When your pizza is done cooking, slip the edge of the peel under the crust and carefully lift to slide the peel under it.
- Once your pizza is securely on the peel, remove it from the oven and bring it to your cooling space.
How to clean a pizza peel?
- Use soapy water and scrub gently at any food left on the commercial pizza peel’s surface.
- Then rinse the peel and dip in sanitizing solution.
- Thoroughly dry the surface and set the professional pizza peel aside to dry completely before re-using.
How to keep pizza from sticking to a pizza peel?
Prepare your pizza on a floured surface so that your dough has a thin layer of flour on it. Then, coat your peel with flour, and add small amounts of cornmeal if desired. Cornmeal will add texture to your pizza’s crust, so use only flour if you prefer a smooth crust texture. Once your pizza is on the peel, work quickly so that your dough does not absorb the flour and begin to stick.
Whether you run a high- or low-volume pizzeria, it’s important that you have a safe way to move your delicious pizzas from the oven to your work area. Not only do commercial pizza peels protect you and your employees from harm, but it also prevents your pizzas from falling apart. Our pizza paddles are even available in a variety of sizes and materials, so you’re sure to find the best one for your needs. For more pizza supplies, check out our cheese shakers, dough boxes, and oven brushes.
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