My husband and I enjoy making pizza. Homemade pizza offers five advantages:
- Greater control over the variety and quality of ingredients
- Better taste and texture compared to frozen store-bought
- More convenient if you live in a rural area (like us) and pizza delivery is not an option
- Less expensive than restaurant or store-bought varieties
- It’s fun to experiment with different ingredient combinations
We have found the following pizza making tools helpful in our pizza-making pursuits:
Our pizza making really kicked into high gear when we acquired our Breville Smart Oven. It heats up unbelievably fast and the pizza setting works like perfection.
Pizza screens are the secret to a crispy crust – especially if you are making flatbread or thin crust pizza.
If you have ever tried cutting pizza with a knife – you will appreciate how wonderful a Pizza Cutter really is. I would venture to say our cutter is one of our essential pizza making tools.
Large cutting board
You don’t want to mess up your pizza screens or pizza sheet with the pizza cutter!
A food processor might seem like an odd item to include – but it’s essential for making plant-based pizza spreads like hummus and vegan cheese. It also offers a quick way to chop veggies. I've had my Braun food processor since the early 90s and it still works like a champ. If it should die on me in the near future, I'd like to try the Breville Processing Station pictured here.
Before my daughter was diagnosed with a wheat allergy, I always made my own whole wheat pizza crust in my bread machine. I now tend to favor the convenience of whole wheat or gluten free tortillas for quick pizza making, but if you prefer a more traditional crust, a bread machine is a great option. I have an older model by a different manufacturer than the bread machine pictured here. But I’m eyeing this Oster Breadmaker because it’s a best seller on Amazon and feedback indicates it does a good job with gluten-free breads.
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I welcome questions and comments!