Inspired by my all time favorite Christmas album, I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite pizza things. I have accumulated a non bias list of amazing tools that I use for pizza making. This list is years in the making. Even before the launch of the Baking Steel, I'd been trying out different products and gadgets in my kitchen. Always open to new ideas and tools. Here are the 15 items which made the final cut. They are in no particular order.
What is on your "favorite things" list? Do we have any similar products? Let me know and comment below...
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Baking Steel - The last pizza stone you will ever buy. Inspired after reading to use steel as opposed to a pizza stone in my home oven. I immediately sprinted out to the plant and grab a slab of steel. I have not looked back. The Baking Steel stores 18 times more energy than stone, resulting in amazing pizza in your home oven.
Pizza Peel - I can't stress enough the importance of a pizza peel, without one your pizza making experience will most likely be disastrous. This one from JK Adams is made of alder wood and hand crafted in the United States.
Glad Plastic Containers - Want to perfect your round pizza? The trick is to start round. After letting your dough rise, divide, ball up and store them in a round container. Available at most super markets
Digital Scale - A cup of flour can weigh anywhere between 4-6 ounces, the only way to measure your ingredients accurately, it to use a digital scale. I love the sleek design and accuracy of this Ozeri Digital Scale.
Micro Digital Scale - We use very little yeast in our dough recipes, so we need to step it up and micro-measure. I recently purchased this and now I refuse to make dough without it. Micro scales measure down to .01 of a gram. A must have for aficionados.
Plastic Bench Scraper - Be careful not to discard all that flour into your sink, you will clog it up. Scrape your dough out of the bowl with a plastic bench scraper. Your plumber will thank you.
Metal Bench Scraper - Dough scrapers are so handy for a pizza maker. I have plastic and metal versions. They allow you to easily clean your work space. And this is my favorite tool for scraping my Baking Steel after a pizza session. Simply place your steel in the sink, run the water and scrape all the hard stuff off. Rinse and dry.
Earthstone Cleaning Bricks - This tool will completely smooth the surface of your Baking Steel after it has been scraped and washed. I use mine for the final cleaning of my steel.
Flaxseed Oil - Barleans is my go to oil for seasoning my Baking Steel.
Oil Containers - A great way to store your oils and vinegar. These are a major cool factor. Just give it a squeeze and top your pizza.
Pizza Rocker - Don't be caught with a pizza wheel. Rockers are the coolest way to slice your pizza. Get in the game.
IR GUN - Another measuring tool. This one for heat. After an hour pre-heat you can check the temperature of your Baking Steel. After removing your first pizza, the steel needs to rebound to get back up to temp. The IR gun give you pin point accuracy and ensures the steel is back up to temp.
Flour - My recent go to is from Central Milling, the high mountain high gluten. It has upped my game.
Tomatoes - If you want the best, try these Bianco DiNapoli from FGPizza.
Gluten Free Pizza Mix - Cup4Cup offers an amazing pre-made gluten free pizza dough. All you have to do is add water.
Pizza Bible - I can't say enough about this book. If you want to up your home pizza game, this is a must read. Tony is a champ and really knows his stuff.