Or if you want the small thing do it right: smaller, easier to clean, blade protection, direct line of force, 4 cheap components.
The product shown is a designer/architect’s solution. It’s meant to be pretty.
Hey all you connoisseurs of frozen and/or homemade pizza lovers out there, if you haven't yet tried this pizza cutter, I highly suggest it! It's a game changer. It has solved all my pizza cutting problems.
I'll go with the pizza bat'leth instead.
There's no handle on the Zyliss pizza cutter.
Partially correct... the hole is there to keep the blade from moving when you need to remove it for cleaning.
Yep, bought one of these after I started making my own pizzas and the difference is night and day. Super easy to use, super easy to clean, only downside is the size but it's flat enough to not be too much of a problem. Also nifty for cutting other things.
Pizza Cutter Scissors with Protective Server https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0019R74Z2/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_glt_i_T630XCCF0XP84MNG1XHZ
I bought one of these a few years ago and it's awesome. It's my favorite way to cut pizza.
I'm of the opinion that children can help with any meal, but here's a couple of good hits with my niece/nephews (both 3 years old) have enjoyed learning how to make:
Quesadillas - they can add the cheese to the tortilla, filling, and fold, then I add it to the pan and we stand at the stove, occasionally shaking the pan to prevent sticking. When it comes time to flip, I hold the back edge of the spatula handle and we flip it together. The also help with making the meat, beans, and rice in this manner. Cutting is easy, I give them an encased pizza cutter similar to this. They have to cut with both hands on the handle to avoid potential cuts. They're constantly supervised, of course.
Homemade pizza/calzones - They can help mix and knead the dough, add all the ingredients for the sauce to the blender and pulse it, assemble the pizzas, and cut them.
Fresh pasta - They love cranking the pasta cutter.
Encourage your kids to learn at every opportunity, and they will grow up always wanting to learn more.
A stone or a steel are great, better than the various baguette gadgets than exist IMO. So much of breadmaking is about managing heat and the thermal mass of a stone means I don't mind leaving my oven open a bit while I rotate or spray or whatever I need to do.
I also am a weirdo that likes to stick a thermometer in my bread while it's baking, so that I can precisely control how it's baked. I use a relatively cheap grill thermometer for this (one with the wire probe and separate readout). This has made for very consistent loaves, and I've experience no noticeable negative effects (other than the occasional burn from touching the hot probe with my forearm.
A bread lame is a nice thing to have, but honestly I still just use the bare razor blades a lot because they're very convenient.
If you're into croissant making (which I highly recommend trying, it's not hard, and just takes good planning), a pizza cutter (rolling is fine, but I like the ones that are the large curved ones like this (not an affiliate link or anything). Great for getting a nice straight cut.
Honestly I absolutely love it so far, I've had it maybe 3-4 months now?
Here is the amazon link for it:
Currently priced at $16.97 so it's not absurdly priced in my opinion. Worth every penny to me.
Real pizza lovers use scissors. These are recommended: https://www.amazon.com/Dreamfarm-Scizza-Scissors-Non-Stick-Cutter/dp/B00164DYPM/ref=sr\_1\_5?crid=1RJUKHV2MFA9U&keywords=Non-Stick%2BPizza%2BScissors&qid=1647134168&sprefix=non-stick%2Bpizza%2Bscissors%2Caps%2C101&sr=8-5&th=1
This one works: Checkered Chef Pizza Cutter Rocker - 14 Inch Mezzaluna Knife w/ Blade Cover - Pizza Slicer & Scraper https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A7PYVS4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_153WHC1JA1218JGG217Z
I have a pair of these that I got for Christmas a few years ago and they’re great, I’ll never go back to a little pizza cutter. No judgment here.
Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel - Super Sharp and Easy To Clean Slicer, Kitchen Gadget with Protective Blade Guard (Green) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019S3W8AO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_VP0FARRAR5VSFNGBK5HB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Just been using my 10 inch chefs knife which has worked just fine so far. But might pick this one up since it’s on sale
I don't eat pizza enough to have a curved blade thing, but I did get one of these and it's very easy to use. Just need pressure on top and comes apart easy for cleaning.
Bought one of these for like $12 which not only solved the problem this engineer was looking to solve because your pressure is exerted exactly over the axle but it comes apart for really easy cleaning.
Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel - https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B019S3W8AO/ref=cm_sw_r_u_apa_glt_fabc_NWX22FRSERH1J3B23TMD?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
This one is the most ergonomic that I've experienced. https://smile.amazon.com/Kitchy-Pizza-Cutter-Wheel-Protective/dp/B019S3W8AO/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=pizza+cutter+wheel&qid=1622742878&sprefix=pizza+cu&sr=8-4
I didn't grow up with pizza scissors, but I now own a pair of scissors specifically designed for cutting pizza that are way more effective than a pizza cutter wheel and less space consuming than a rocker cutter. These guys
I didn't, but I now own a pair of scissors specifically designed for cutting pizza that are way more effective than a pizza cutter wheel and less space consuming than a rocker cutter. These guys
We have one of these in the family kitchen. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A7PYVS4 (not this exact version) It's utterly ridiculous. It is as long as our kitchen drawer is deep, it was sold without a safety cover, and we haven't sharpened it in years, BUT we nicknamed it the bat'leth and its ridiculous impracticality is why we've kept it around.
Pizza scissors, on the other hand, are a godly idea. Kitchen shears did a lot of heavy lifting in my college apartment; cutting pizza was just one of its tasks. I loved using scissors on pizza for many reasons: It saved space in my tiny kitchen, and you can never press down too hard to cut a slice.
Kitchen shears are not a perfect stand-in for true pizza scissors. Kitchen shears are usually symmetrical, while good pizza scissors have a top half (for your hand) and a spatula-like bottom half) to slide under the pizza and lift it up. I had to use a fork to lift the pizza and get it into the jaws of my shears. I've always wanted off center all-purpose kitchen shears with an attachment for cutting pizza, because I don't like pressing down (and dulling) a chef's knife, and pizza wheels have always seemed like the most impractical idea ever. (I don't need a dedicated pizza-cutting tool that cuts pizza worse than my other all-purpose cutting tools!)
Interesting. When we used a rock n roll style cutter, I could never go back to the wheel style. I even bought one for my home 14” Pizza Cutter by Kitchenstar | Sharp Stainless Steel Slicer Knife - Rocker Style w Blade Cover | Chop and Slices Perfect Portions + Dishwasher Safe – Premium Pizza Oven Accessories https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXXD7QS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_ZMPJ2X5RG8QN7YSA78BH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
if you guys are cutting lots of pizza you should invest in a cutter that looks like this one. it is easier, does a better job and takes less effort to clean.
A rocker pizza cutter. Quickest way to get perfect slices without fucking up the cheese and toppings. I make pizza a few times a week and will never go back to slicing with a knife.
Rocking blade pizza cutter this is way better than a standard rolling disk cutter
Pizza joint I worked at didn’t have those giant rocking blades. They seem cool enough.
With the rolling cutter I have at home now the blade separates from the housing and is dishwasher safe. Easy.
I use one like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Kitchy-Pizza-Cutter-Wheel-Protective/dp/B019S3W8AO/
I mean this is what I'm seeing on Amazon as a comparison. Outside of Amazon I was seeing the original Enterprise ones selling for way less and the Enterprise D for way more.
For all those asking about the pizza cutter, my wife gifted it to me a few years ago. You can get it off Amazon
That’s the UK site but I’m sure you can get it in the US etc too :)
You have to be fucking with me.
You cut it with this OXO 26681 09491001299 Good Grips 4-Inch Pizza Wheel, Stainless Steel https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004OCJN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Z9WDCb52K76FG
And then you fold it in half and eat it with your hands.
i respectfully disagree. Have you ever used a full palm wheel cutter? It is a great tool. [https://www.amazon.com/ZYLISS-Pizza-Cutter-Wheel-Slicer/dp/B002IT37Z6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502811043&sr=8-1&keywords=zyliss+pizza+wheel]
yeah, I know. still weird. We had one of these www.amazon.com/Zyliss-Handheld-Pizza-Wheel-Stainless-Steel/dp/B002IT37Z6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1466910870&amp;sr=8-5&amp;keywords=pizza+cutter+wheel+plastic, she actually put down the scissors for it. Then it broke, back to scissors. Don't know why I can't put in the link like normal
I'm a carpenter and I got a circular saw pizza cutter for Christmas. It's actually pretty inconvenient and hard to clean but I feel super manly when I cut my pizza.
I have one and use it all the time. Just don't use the rough side of the sponge to clean it or it will wear off the letters on the disk.
Link for those of you who might be interested.
I've been really happy with the OXO pizza cutter I bought a few years ago. Admittedly, I don't make pizza all that much, but I must have sliced at least 50 or so with it, and it's still good as new.
And the fact that there are people cutting pizza with knives and forks is what is strange. In America pizza is always cut in to slices with a pizza wheel before serving.