Pizza Pans / Pizza Peels - Cooking Utensils That Help Produce A Tasty Dish


by Karen Milier


Just like any other process, making a pizza is very simple but could be complicated without the necessary and proper tools that will be used along with some ingrained cooking skills. Some of us love cooking and at most will be adventurous in the kitchen trying out new dishes. Making pizza is quite an enjoyable process, from the preparation to the actual cooking. It is in the actual cooking stage where you might find yourself in a bind without the right pizza pans and pizza peels. While reading through the recipes for pizza, some of us would settle for using a large-sized pan to cook it in.

Getting the right product at the end of the cooking process would most likely be very difficult if you do not resolve this issue you have with pans and peels. Ideally, cooking pizza was not on a pan, but to achieve a pizza with thin, flexible cuts, you will have to consider your choice of pans. When we speak of the flexibility of the dough, most people think it relies largely on the ingredients and how the dough was prepared. But they forget that the pan is also a consideration. Most pans are made of metal, usually stainless steel, with an insulation to help in browning the crust. This would also make the pans non-stick so cooking becomes easier and lifting the pizza afterwards would also be easier.

The type of pan that will be used in cooking the pizza will affect its final quality as well as how fast it will be cooked. The variations in pans can fall under the solid and perforated pans. The thickness of the solid pack will matter determine the time it takes to back the pizza, with a thick pan taking the longest time. Cooking a pizza with perforated pans will take lesser time, but the length of time will vary depending on the size of the holes. The bigger the holes are, the faster the cooking will be. It has also been proven that baking is significantly faster if a dark pan is used instead of a light one.

Aside from the issue of pans, you will need to use something that can handle the pizza once it is ready. If the pizza is a larger one, how will you manage to get it out of the pan in the oven onto the serving tray? A pizza peel would accomplish this wonderfully. Pizza peels come in different sizes, depending on the size of the pizza. However, you can get a standard size pizza peel that can handle big and small size pizzas.

It is also important to be mindful of the thickness of the pizza since the wrong thickness could accidentally have the pizza slipping from the pan and into the fire. Wooden or metal pizza peel notwithstanding, make sure its edge is thin enough to ensure that it will slide under the pizza dough real smoothly. If the pizza peel is smooth enough, it will be easier for the pizza to slide onto it effortlessly. In order to improve the whole pizza preparation and cooking experience, it is important that you keep the pizza pans and the pizza peels clean.