Best Pizza Peels

Do you fancy preparing a pizza for your family? For the best results, you need the best pizza tools. One of the essential pizza tools is a pizza peel. I will talk about the best pizza peels in this article.

This tool has several uses but helping you place the pizza into and out of the oven is its primary function. To ensure you bake safely, I’m going to tell you about the best pizza peels in 2018.

Here is the list of the best pizza peels as per February 2018.

  1. Exo 2414-AP pizza peel
  2. Heritage acacia wood pizza peel
  3. Kitchen supply 4435 Aluminum Pizza Peel
  4. Cuisinart CPS-445 Grilling Set
  5. Iron Gourmet 28214 pizza spatula

Check out our review of pizza peels here. As you read this review, these are the features you need to consider.

Best pizza peels materials

If you are going to buy any of the above pizza peels, then you need to consider its material it is made of. Typically, the best pizza peels are made of temperature drop materials. They are also very durable. If you love something ecologically friendly, less expensive and with a great look, then go for peels made of wood.

Metal (aluminum and stainless steel) pizza spatula have long in-service life and do not affect the taste of food when they come to contact.

Size and weight

Other factors you need to take into consideration are size and weight of the pizza peel. What is appropriate will be determined by use of the pizza spatula, either as a commercial tool or baking pizza at home.

For home use 12” by 12” or 14” by 14” are recommended. In regards to weight, thicker peels are more heavy to lift so go for light ones.


Most of the pizzas are simple in design. If you are afraid to tear the pizza as you place it into the oven, then consider the best pizza peels with a conveyor belt design.

For efficient storage choose a pizza peel equipped with a hanging opening for hanging or one with a folding handle.

If you have a large family which eats dinner together now and then, buy a pizza peel set to ensure you got everything at once and saves some money.

Exo 2414-AP pizza peel

Exo Polymer Sealed Super Pizza spatula is made in a simple yet versatile design for efficient transfer of pizza. This peculiar peel has linen that works like a conveyor making it easy to use for pizzas with thick toppings and cheese.

The peel has a cloth cover, so it absorbs fewer odors and remains in good condition for a long time.  The Exo 2414-AP cloth is easy to fasten with special clips and also easy to remove. If the cloth wears you can easily find a replacement from the store or online.

Heritage Acacia wood pizza peel

This is another best pizza peel made of wood. Heritage acacia dimension is 14.25” by 4.25” making it suitable for home use.

The size of the peel might not be too long, but it’s long enough for protecting your knuckles from burns. The handle also has an opening to hang it in the kitchen.

Like its name suggest, the peel is made of acacia for optimum durability and strength. By the way, you can use this peel to cut and serve your pizza with no damage.

If you look at its edge, Heritage Acacia wood pizza peel has sharpened edge for chopping even the thinnest pizzas off the pizza stone.

Kitchen supply 4435 Aluminum Pizza Peel

Kitchen supply pizza peels range in size to satisfy all customer needs. If you are looking for commercial or home pizza peel, you are guaranteed to get one that suits. The pizza tool is made of aluminum hence attrition, corrosion, and oxidation resistant.

Its shovel is very thin so you can effortlessly scoop the pizza out of the oven. If to summarize its pros: it’s cheap, has a wooden handle, its thin edge make it efficient to slide under the pizza and has a flexible aluminum paddle for rotating the pizza in the oven.

Cuisinart CPS-445 Grilling Set

Cuisinart CPS-445 Grilling Set is among the best pizza peels 2018 thanks to its superb features.

Its dimension is 9.5” by 10.5” making it ideal for small pizzas.

It has a backstop which prevents pizzas from dropping

The pizza peel has a folding handle for easy storage and is dishwasher safe.

Ironwood Gourmet 28214 pizza spatula

This peel is quite expensive compared to other best pizza peels. So, does the price translate to better quality?

The peel has a hole for hanging on the wall.

-It’s also made from quality wood making it look beautiful.

-its handle has a sturdy base for better grip.

Despite its higher price, Ironwood Gourmet 28214 pizza spatula falls short compared to its cheaper counterpart Heritage Acacia wood pizza peel in regards to unique contrasting patterns and less smooth surface.

Now you have the best pizza peel in 2018. We wish you inspiration and good luck while baking. 

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Using A Pizza Peel

Are you a big fan of homemade pizza? If yes, then you might have encountered one of the primary tools of baking a pizza, a pizza peel.

Using a pizza peel is not difficult. However, there are some unique techniques you need to know about.

Before we go further, it’s good to know that pizza peels range in regards to material and size. How you used your pizza peel might depend on these two factors.

Using a pizza peel [factor #1]

What kind of pizza oven do you plan on using? The kind of pizza oven you are going to be using has a huge effect on what type of pizza paddle you will be using.

Using a pizza peel [factor #2]

How are you going to be baking your pizzas? You need to know this so you know whether to use a wooden pizza peel or a metal pizza peel.

A wooden pizza peel is the best material to place dough onto the pizza stone as it prevents sticking. Some argue that wood pizza peel are more rustic and decorative as a serving board.

Metal pizza peel, on the other hand, is thin and best for retrieving the pizza from the pizza stone.

A composite pizza peel is a better version of wood in regards to looks and efficiency.

Now that you have an idea of which pizza peel will suit you, using a pizza peel properly is our next task.

Pizzeria pizza peel technique

In the pizzeria technique, the pizzaiolo prepares pizza dough on a stainless steel surface.  From there you slide an aluminum pizza peel beneath the dough and onto your pizza stone or oven. If you are baking your pizza on a pizza stone.

If using an aluminum pizza peel, buying a perforated one is preferred. These perforations create less surface area for the dough to stick. If you insist on a solid one, then you need to dust it with cornmeal.

Some like the taste brought by the cornmeal, others don’t. If you are in the category of don’t, try using flour and sugar. The flour is used to limit sticking and the sugar is used to add browning of the crust.

Again, the technique of using a pizza peel will depend on the type of peel you have. Besides the perforations, select an aluminum pizza peel with a long and light handle. This handle should be hollow and in an ergonomic shape for easy grip. Wooden handles are therefore not preferred, they are heavy and warp if too long.

Baker’s pizza peel technique

Another technique of using a pizza peel is using along with parchment paper. The role of parchment paper is to eliminate the possibility of dough sticking with the peel.

using a pizza peel with parchment paper

You can prepare your pizza dough and even bake on the parchment paper (optional). It has been proven that parchment paper affects neither the taste nor the texture of pizza crust.

The direct technique of using a pizza peel

The cheapest and preferable method of using a pizza peel is to prepare the pizza on it directly. Composite wooden pizza spatula or aluminum spatula are preferred.

First, brush the peel cornmeal or flour. As you knead or flatten the dough, keep shifting it to ensure it is not sticking. This is more important if you are preparing a pizza with a thin crust because chances are better that you will put a hole in the dough.

wooden pizza peel

After assembling the toppings, give the pizza a giggle and slide it into the oven.

If you encounter sticking, don’t panic. You can try using a pizza wheel or another pizza peel, preferably wooden or composite to slide underneath the sticking dough.

If you only have one spatula, use a large spatula to gently scrape the dough and introduce some more flour or cornmeal.

If the above two methods are in vain, try and chill the pizza peel. On your baking tray, put some ice and on top place your pizza peel. The aim is to make the dough firm hence less sticky.

If you are a newbie here are some tips to make the process of using pizza peel flawless.

  • Start off small: You might be in a rush to make pizza for the entire family, but still you need to start by baking small pizza (less than 12 inches). A small size pizza is easy to slide onto the pizza stone.
  • Avoid the temptation to overdo toppings: make a small, less thick crust and keep the toppings to the minimum.
  • Don’t let the pizza dough sit too long on the peel: Prolonged contact with your dough and pizza peel will warm the dough and stick.

Benefits of using a pizza peel

A majority of us love pizza. However, the process of baking it should not be hell. A pizza peel keeps your knuckles at a safe distance from the 500-degree oven furnace.

After retrieving your ready pizza from the oven, you can use a pizza peel as slicing and serving board. To avoid denting your pizza cutter use a wooden or composite pizza peel.

Do you now feel like an expert in using a pizza peel? Hope so. Put it into action and remember to share our pizza peel website link with your pizza loving friend or family.











Wood vs Metal Pizza Peel

A photo of 2 pizza peels

Pizza Peel Wood vs Metal Pros and Cons

I have used both the Wood Pizza Peels and the Metal Pizza Peels in the restaurant industry for the last 30 years.

In this article, we will be talking about Pizza Peels – Wood vs Metal.

Wood Pizza Paddles Pros :

  • [The wood pizza paddle absorbs the oils much better.] This allows you to serve your pizza without all of the grease and oils on the bottom of it.
  • [The wood pizza paddle is a much better-looking pizza utensil.] When you have an open kitchen style like we do. You need to think about how pleasing your kitchen looks. This includes all of your kitchen utensils.
  • [The wood pizza peel is much easier to grip.] With the wide handle that the wood pizza peel has it is much easier to hold than the round handled pizza peels.
  • [No pizza screen needed for a wooden peel] With wooden pizza peels, you generally lay the pizza dough directly on the peel. This eliminates the need for pizza screens.

wooden pizza peel

Wood Pizza Peel Cons :

  • [Wooden pizza peels are very heavy.] This will affect the stamina of the oven man. If he is wielding a large heavy wood pizza paddles all night. He is more likely to fatigue at a faster pace than if he had a lighter metal pizza paddle.
  • [Wooden pizza peels are more expensive than metal pizza peels.] Take into consideration that you might not go through as many wooden pizza paddles throughout the year. So it might be worth looking deeper into this metric.
  • [Wooden pizza peels are very thick.] This makes them hard to use with some types of pizza ovens and pizza cooking methods. Make sure to take into consideration how you are cooking your pizzas.
  • [Removing a pizza from the oven is harder with a wooden paddle] The head of the wooden peel is very thick so it is hard to get the wooden paddle underneath a cooked pizza.

metal pizaa spatula


Pizza Peel Wood vs Metal Pros and Cons

Metal Pizza Peel Pros :

  • [The metal pizza peels are much lighter than wood pizza peels.] Metal pizza paddles are actually made of aluminum. This makes them very light which will make the oven guy happier.
  • [Metal pizza paddles are generally much thinner.] A thinner metal pizza peel means the oven man can slide the pizza peel under the pizza much easier than a wooden pizza paddle.
  • [Metal pizza peels are much cheaper than a wooden pizza peel.] This is strictly a cost factor, but an important factor anyway. This should not be the main factor but it does deserve consideration.
  • [The metal peels come in a lot of different lengths and head sizes] There are just more options when it comes to pizza paddle when you are looking for a metal peel.


Metal Pizza Peel Cons :

  • [Metal pizza peels do not soak up the oils and grease.] This means that when you place your pizza on top of the metal pizza peel. All of that grease gets on the bottom of the pizza and makes it greasy.
  • [Metal pizza peels bend and break easier than wooden pizza peels.] Because metal pizza peels are thinner and lighter. They are also weaker and easier to break.
  • [These pizza peels are very slippery] It gets pretty difficult to grip these pizza paddles with aluminum handles. As you can imagine the handle will not soak anything up.
  • [The handles on these peels feel very thin] The handles are thin and slippery so the peel never really feels secure in my hands. For this reason alone I don’t like the all aluminum pizza peel.

A photo of a pizza peel

The peel we use is a hybrid of both peels.

Editors choice – In our restaurant, we use this hybrid pizza peel. As you can see it has an aluminum head and a wooden handle

Hybrid Pizza Peel Pros:

  • [It’s much lighter than the wooden pizza peel] Even though this paddle is a little heavier than an all-metal peel it is much lighter than a wooden peel
  • [The handle allows you to keep your grip in all conditions] The handle is wooden on this peel, it is very absorbent and soaks up all the greases. This way your pizza man keeps a good grip at all times.
  • [There are a lot of different options for this peel] This pizza peel comes in a lot of different sizes. You can get the aluminum head wide or slim and you can get the wood handle very long or very short.
  • [The hybrid peel is very inexpensive] The hybrid pizza peel is actually very inexpensive compared to the wooden peels out there. Even the all-aluminum peels tend to be a little more expensive than these paddles.
  • [Easy cleanup] The cleanup on this is very easy. We just bring it to the dish room and scrub it with soap and water, rinse and you’re done.  Give it a few good spins just to make sure its dry.

Hybrid Pizza Peel Cons:

  • [Metal pizza peels need to be filed down to work with some ovens.] You have to manually file down the edges of a metal pizza peel for it to work with pizzas on top of pizza screens.
  • [There are too many options] Sometimes it’s possible to have too many options and this is one of them. There are so many different sizes, lengths, and thickness. You need to do your homework so you don’t waste your money.

Pizza Peel Wood vs Metal Pros and Cons

Remember these are just Pros and Cons of the pizza paddles wood vs metal. All of the information above is to be taken into consideration along with all of the other variables that come with different restaurants.

When choosing Wood vs Metal pizza paddles. You must take into consideration things like Type of oven to be used, the method of pizza cooking, budget, and your experiences that you have had over the years.

Also, remember that there are a lot of different choices pizza paddles wood vs metal. I can think of 4-5 different metal pizza peels I have used over my course of making pizza. I have also used 2-3 wooden pizza peels over that time.

So if wooden pizza peels fit your restaurant but you did not like the first wooden pizza peel you bought. I would recommend trying at least 1 more different type of wooden pizza peel before giving up on the wood pizza paddles for good.

The same goes for metal pizza peels. There are a lot of different types of metal pizza peels. So do not give up before trying a different variation of the metal pizza paddle before throwing in the towel.

I hope this helped you in your quest for the perfect pizza peel. You can always check out my Pizza paddle Review page other blog posts that I have posted. Thanks and good luck!


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Wooden pizza paddle

There are several techniques for using a pizza paddle. Should you use a wooden pizza paddle to build your dough and set it in the oven, or should you use a flat surface and use a metal pizza paddle to place it in your oven?

wooden pizza paddle

There are three schools of thought. How about giving each a try and settling for the one that works best for you.

As per professional pizzaiolo, building a dough on the paddle is uncommon. Most opt to prepare the dough on a cool counter then slide a pizza paddle under to set it in the oven. All traditional pizza paddles were made of wood. While the wooden pizza paddle served the purpose, it was less convenient regarding weight and flipping the pizza when in the oven.

An aluminum pizza paddle is light, especially the perforated ones, easy to scoop the dough and is slippery enough to let the dough slip off. Also, paddles of restaurants caliber are long-handled to allow working on multiple pizza baking at the same time in the oven.

Wooden pizza paddle

Most home bakers assemble the pizza dough on a wooden pizza paddle and then slide it onto the metal peel to set it in the oven. The technique doesn’t work well with professionals, but for beginners, it minimizes the chances of ruining the pizza when the raw dough gets stuck on the kitchen counter.

If organizing a party, keep several small wooden pizza paddles to involve guest in the baking and a few pizza cutters as well so they can help. Kids find baking fun too.

The third option is to use a long-handled wooden pizza paddle to one, make the pizza dough and two, slide it into the oven. This technique eliminates the risk of messing up with the toppings or dropping the dough.

However, the long handle means more space which gets it challenging to move around the kitchen if it’s crowded with kids or guests. But, if you are baking a family pizza for dinner, then it the most convenient, low-stress technique.

Why you need to have both metal and wooden pizza paddle.

Regardless of how you choose to place your pizza in the oven, you will still need a metal peel for turning and retrieving the pizza. This process is less efficient to do with a wooden peel due to its thickness.

A round metal peel makes the job even more comfortable, but you can still choose a rectangular pizza spatula if baking one pizza at a time. Use the wooden pizza paddle for placing the dough into the oven as the two are less likely to stick. The wooden peel can also act as the pizza serving board. This helps you by not making you buy extra equipment.

Maintaining both pizza paddles

A metal and wooden peel have different maintenance levels. The wooden pizza paddle must not be mixed with dishwater and need to be completely dried to prevent warping. Wood also tend to absorb fluids from pizza toppings so pay attention when washing to avoid contamination when you prepare the next pizza.

As per the metal pizza peel, cleaning and storage are easy. It will also outlive the wood pizza peel. Some people prefer to use it alone. This is made possible by incorporation of a parchment paper to ease placing of dough into the oven.

Choosing the right length of pizza paddle

The default role of a paddle is to keep the baker hand safe from the furnace. Therefore, it’s imperative to choose the right length of peel paddle. To do this right, know the size of your oven and add some allowance inches from the door. A too long handle makes flipping the pizza a daunting task while a short handle puts your knuckles at risk.

pizza paddle, long handle

To make the issue of length less tedious how about purchasing a paddle with a slide that moves up and down the handle or better, one with a handle you can fold. Such a feature not only makes flipping the pizza efficient but minimize the kitchen storage consumed by the pizza paddle.

Note that making a great pizza does not start and end with a pizza paddle. You also need to invest in other quality pizza making tools. Do that, and prepare to deal with friends and family members stopping by at your house just to get a piece of your home baked pizza.

Wooden pizza peel

Some say, there is no better feeling of having a warm piece of pizza in your hand and fast internet after a long-tiresome day. A pizza, just like a slow internet, can spoil such moments if it’s not warm enough or lacks the crispiness. Warming it on a blazing-hot surface is the only trick. The result is a crisped, well-charred pizza.

However, the process presents a hazard. To ensure that you are only placing your pizza on the pizza stone and not your hand, it’s imperative that you use a pizza peel. Furthermore, no pizza is good enough if it means burning your hand.

Pizza peel comes in varieties. The main categories are metal pizza peel and wooden pizza peel. In this article, we shall narrow down to the wooden pizza peel. Some of the question we shall address include: why should I choose a wooden pizza peel? , how to take care of a wooden pizza peel and which are the limitation of using a wooden pizza peel?

Why a wooden pizza peel is a good choice

Wood material prevents sticking of raw pizza dough on the surface. This character not only save you the trouble when putting the dough in the oven but also it avoids wastage of dough. For that reason, a wooden pizza peel has found its way into the kitchen of both professional and home pizzaiolo.

Wood is a bad conductor of heat. Unlike metal pizza peel, a wooden pizza peel takes longer to conduct heat from the pizza stone and intensely heated oven. Therefore, you can blissfully enjoy the cooking process without having to worry about sustaining burns.

A wooden pizza peel is attractive. The wood material makes it rustic and decorative for the kitchen hence you don’t have to worry about where to hide it after use. You can also use the wooden pizza peel as your serving board thus saving time and money used to purchase a supplementary serving board.

Wood pizza peels are cheapest. Compared to a metal pizza peel, a wood pizza peel is by far the least expensive. You can get a beautiful pizza peel from as low as $7.

How to maintain a wooden pizza peel

Oil the pizza peel before use. This will ensure that the wood does not dry out and crack in the long term. Food grade mineral oil is the most recommended. Using olive oil or other vegetable oil will leave a sticky residue on the pizza peel surface.

However, some pizza cooks opt to go the peel in its natural state as it makes the dough slide more easily. If you start experiencing trouble with the flow of the dough, you can choose to stop oiling or better, oil the wooden pizza peel occasionally.

To clean a wooden pizza peel, use a sponge and soapy water. Do not place the pizza peel in a dishwasher. If there is any cheese or sauce stuck, use a nylon scrub pad and then wipe. White vinegar will make the process easier plus it acts as a great disinfectant too.

Thoroughly air dry the wooden pizza peel after washing. To ensure it’s scorched, place the pizza peel in a dish drainer for hours. This is to ensure that the peel does not absorb moisture and render it warped.

When cooking, do not let the dough sit too long of the wooden pizza peel. Prolonged contact becomes warm and sticks on the peel. In case this happens, use a squeeze bottle to blow air below the dough. Your mouth might work, but for hygienic reasons, it is not advised.

Pay attention to burning marks. Wood might be a bad conductor of heat, but it burns quickly. When using a wooden pizza peel, you need to remain conscious through the pizza cooking. Do not beat yourself with this as using a wood peel especially on a grill will burn eventually and obtain burning marks.

Limitations in wooden pizza peel

Like any other great products, a wooden pizza peel has its disadvantages. First, wooden pizza peels are thick. Thick peels mean difficulty in storage and rotating when cooking necessitating the use of a smaller spatula or tongs just to slip the pizza on to the peel. Also, compared to metal peels, a wooden pizza peel needs high maintenance.

Based on the pros and cons of using a wooden pizza peel, most professional recommend having two peel: a wooden for placing the dough and a metal one to cook and retrieve the pizza from the oven.

Wooden pizza peel amazon

Choosing the right ingredient is crucial to making a great pizza. A well- crafted pizza stone will determine how crispy your pizza will be. When talking about essential pizza making tools, we cannot forget the means that help to get the pizza in and out of the oven.

Every experienced pizzaiolo will agree that not only do you stand baking a poor pizza but also your expose yourself to the furnace if you use the wrong tool to place and retrieve a pizza from an oven.

Originally, pizza peel was used to bake other things like bread and pastries. Somewhere along that need to figure out how to get delicious foods in and out of flaming hot oven, the wooden pizza peel was born.

Centuries has since past, and the pizza spatula has become diverse in regards to material and design. Wood, however, continue to be impressive to pizza bakers. This is because it does not stick with dough when placing it on a pizza stone. You can opt to get the peel from a local store or wooden pizza peel amazon.

Why choose wooden pizza peel amazon


Thanks to the internet, one can now purchase a wooden pizza peel from the online marketplace such as Amazon. Some people argue that shopping for a pizza peel is better done in a local store as one can interact with several wooden pizza peels before making the final decision.

While that is true, moving around a huge store is a time and energy consuming activity. If you are a busy person and would love to bake pizza for your family on weekends, you can place a wooden pizza peel amazon order on while in your car, office or from vacation and when you get home, the peel will be waiting, ready for action.

If you are sick or disabled, you can order wooden pizza peel amazon using a laptop or smartphone right from your bed. How about using the platform to buy a wooden pizza peel and have it delivered to your parents as a gift?

Amazon operates on a 24/7 basis. If the idea of wooden pizza peel amazon hits you in the middle of the night, you are free to place an order and have the peel shipped within two days.


Online shops have a platform for customers to give feedback on how they find the product. When buying wooden pizza peel amazon, you can read tens of review about specific product giving you an idea of what to expect. Most of the time, people thank the reviews saying it helped them not make a bad purchase.

Price comparison

There is a variety of wooden pizza peel amazon. Each of these peels has a price tag on it. To help purchase within your budget, you can filter the wooden pizza peel by price range preventing impulse buying. Amazon also has a section for items re-sold by consumers. You can get a wooden pizza peel amazon at a lower price than in retail stores.

How to take care of wooden pizza peel amazon

After making a successful wooden pizza amazon purchase, the next big thing is to use the tool right and maintain its condition for optimal service. Seasoning your wooden pizza peel is one way to take care of a wooden paddle. The term “seasoning” may be misleading to inexperienced pizzaiolo because it does not involve the use of any spices. Professional seasoning of the wooden pizza peel amazon requires the use of cornmeal and food-grade mineral oil.

Start by applying a thin layer of food-grade mineral oil on the side that will face the pizza. The food-grade mineral oil protects the wood making the pizza peel amazon to last longer. Then sprinkle flour on the same face of the peel to absorb moisture and ensure the pizza dough slide off easily.

Do not leave your wooden pizza peel amazon in the oven or exposed to prolonged heat. Wood cannot tolerate high temperature. Otherwise, the pizza spatula will sustain burn spots and get distorted. After utilizing the pizza peel amazon, immediately wash it with hot clean water (no dishwater) then dry it thoroughly as moisture will damage and warp the wood.

There is a wide range of wooden pizza peel amazon designed with durability, safety, and sustainability in mind. All you need is take time and select the right one. If successfully done, then you are one step closer making a delicious pizza.

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Pizza paddle Amazon

A pizza paddle is a primary pizza making tool. You can either purchase it from a local store or online market. Most people agree that carrying things from a store is a thing of the past. How about getting your favorite drink, sit on your home couch and purchase a pizza paddle Amazon?

Shopping online has fewer hassles plus it saves you money for buying shopping bags. So, what is stopping you? Here are tips to make the experience smooth and satisfactory.

Check pizza paddle Amazon reviews

You head to the local store, see an attractive pizza peel but then realize no one is there to give a genuine review if it’s worth your money. Buying a pizza paddle amazons exposes you to hundreds of authentic reviews from previous buyers. The reviews provide a feeling of what to expect with the pizza peels and pizza cutters.

Compare prices and quality of pizza paddle Amazon

This is one of the leading reason why a lot of people prefer shopping online. You get to learn a lot as you move from one pizza paddle to another. Do this on a local store, and you will need to part with money for massage due to back and leg pains. With Amazon, one hour is enough to learn all kinds of pizza spatulas it offers, their quality and prices. With such precious information, one can confidently settle for the best paddle that matches the budget.

Know your paddle need in prior

It’s true that a pizza paddle use is to put a pizza in and out of the oven. However, you cannot purchase a pizza paddle randomly due to the difference in size of oven and pizza size. If your pizza peel is for commercial use, then you need a pizza spatula that matches restaurant pizza ovens criteria.


Home use ovens have a single and small doorway. The length of pizza paddle amazon should reach the furthest end and give allowance between the baker and the furnace. The size of the pizza paddle blade should be small enough to fit through the door of the oven.

There is a plethora of pizza paddle Amazon. The major categories are the metal and wood peels. Each of the material has its advantages as well as limits.

For example, if you purchase a wooden pizza paddle alone, then you will enjoy smooth sliding of the pizza dough into the oven but have problems and retrieving the pizza.

Metal peels, on the other hand, are efficient in getting the pizza out but sloppy in putting the dough in.

paddle patchement paper

To eliminate such problem which risks spoiling your pizza, you can either choose to purchase both wooden and metal pizza paddle Amazon or buy a metal peel plus parchment paper to enable efficient sliding of raw pizza dough onto the cooking grates.

Check the paddle delivery fee

Where there is no free shipping, the delivery fee is given once you add the pizza paddle to your purchase cart. Pizza peels vary in delivery fee. Therefore, as you navigate through the prices, it’s imperative to check the fee and see the total cost. Otherwise, you might be lured by the displayed pizza paddle price and incur a more significant delivery fee compared to buying other peels.

Check the pizza paddle after delivery

Amazon is one of the credible online shops in the world. However, mistakes happen, and the delivered peel is different from the orders, or it does not meet standards. Taking the pizza paddle Amazon for a test is the only way to ensure you don’t end up with a lousy product after return period expires.

Remember to use your discount vouchers on Amazon. You can also use this platform to buy a pizza paddle or some pizza accessories from Amazon as a gift for a friend or family member. Otherwise, have fun with your online pizza spatula purchase. Always cook safely.

Pizza paddle

It’s every baker wish to make an irresistible, crispy and tasty pizza. To make that happen one need to have some means of putting the pizza into the hot oven or pizza stone without getting burnt. It is at this juncture where a pizza paddle comes into play.

There are many types and qualities of pizza paddle making the process of picking the right one a daunting task. In this post, you will get a quick guide, tips and get to know the type of pizzas available. Let’s get started.

What is a pizza paddle?

There are dozens and dozens of kitchen utensils. Each of these serves a different purpose. When it comes to making a pizza, you will need a pizza paddle to transfer the dough into and out of the oven. This flat board is equipped with a handle to enable the baker safely put and retrieve the pizza out of the oven.

Pizza paddles can be made from metal, composite wood or solid wood. For the pizza paddle to work it should:

  • Have a long handle for protection.
  • Have a square or round head/blade to place and slide the dough easily
  • The head should be small enough to fit in and out of the oven without destroying the pizza.

Tips in choosing the right pizza paddle

Choosing the right pizza recipe for your skills plus adequate planning is the trick to making an exceptional pizza. Having the proper pizza tools is vital to accomplishing the task smoothly. Therefore, your choice of pizza needs to be well calculated. Here are some points to keep in mind when purchasing a pizza paddle.

Pizza paddle features

A pizza paddle can be anything that has a blade and a handle to facilitate picking a pizza in and out an oven or a grill. However, these pizza paddles are not similar. Some will suit you better than other. When choosing a pizza paddle, you need to consider these features: blade type, shape, materials used and ease of cleaning and maintenance.

Shape – there is round, rectangular and square blades. Round pizza paddles work best for commercial use where there is baking of many pizzas at a go while the other two can be used for home-baked pizzas.

Construction Material- Wood pizza paddles are best in putting the pizza into the oven as they are less likely to stick with the dough. Metal pizza paddle has a thin blade hence better in retrieving and flipping the pizza.

composite pizza paddle

Composite pizza paddle is simple to maintain, thinner than wooden paddled, but still thicker than metal. Composite peel handles, however, are shorter than other two types of pizza paddles and could cause injury.

Handle length – different ovens need different lengths of pizza paddles handles. To know which size suits your oven, measure the distance from the door to the end. Then add some inches to give allowance from the oven entrance to your hand. The length of the pizza paddle from the heat to the end of the handle should be between 26 and 39 inches.

Ease of cleaning and maintenance – wood pizza paddle need more attention when cleaning. For example, due to its absorbent nature, you cannot mix the paddle in dishwater. Also, before you store it, the wooden pizza paddle needs to be completely dry to prevent it from warping. Stainless steel pizza paddle, a type of metal pizza paddle, has minimal maintenance and is also the easiest to clean.


Stainless steel costs more among the types of pizza paddle. This is because it’s durable, aesthetically appealing and has a thin blade. On the other end of the price spectrum, we have wooden pizza paddle which remains the best in sliding the raw pizza dough. However, wood peel has some downside such as it can get burn spots, a thick blade which is less efficient for retrieving the pizza and need more maintenance. Those are some of the reason why wooden pizza paddle sells cheaper compared to metal pizza paddle. In our research, we have observed that pizza paddle prices range between $20 and $55. Therefore, you can get a peel that suits your budget and fits into your pizza cooking plans.

Whichever pizza paddle you choose, you need to keep it clean and well stored. Most people prefer to hang them on the wall while those who have peels with retractable handles have an option to keep them inside the kitchen cabinet. To make the use pizza paddles easier, purchase a parchment paper- a cellulose-based paper with a non-stick surface used to dispose raw pizza dough into the oven.


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Pizza spatula

It’s typical to hear people call something that slips under food with the intention to turn or flip a spatula. To differentiate a culinary tool that does that from what “flip and turn” a pizza, we call the pizza spatula, a pizza peel. No need to worry about the naming as any correctly define its intended role.

pizza spatula

History of pizza spatula

Although commonly credited to the Italians, pizza dates back in 1522, a time when even tomatoes were suspected to be poisonous by the New Worlds. Similarly, that is how far a pizza spatula goes back with its use remaining the same. Unlike the modern times, there was only one type of a pizza spatula, a wooden pizza spatula. The kitchen utensil was used to place flatbreads and hearth bread, what would later evolve to pizza, into old wood-burning ovens. It might sound challenging to the pizzaiolo, but nevertheless, the wooden pizza peel gracefully served its purpose.

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Pizza spatula design

As time progressed, there was the introduction of new pizza peel both in terms of material of make and shape of the blade.

Regarding the shape of the pizza spatula, the majority of the blade now resemble a ¾ of a circle contrary to the circular one seen from traditional spatulas. Others are made with sharp corners, to make the sliding under the peel easier. The square-headed pizza spatula is however recommended to those working on a grill or a single small oven.

Another feature that has evolved in the history of pizza spatula is the length and width of the spatula. This feature is where a buyer should take great keen as it’s possible to order a spatula that won’t fit in the door of your oven. A12” pizza paddle, for example, works well with a BGE14” stone. It can also be sued to retrieve pizza up to 16”.

Pizza spatula by their material of make

Under material category, we have three distinct type of pizza spatula: wooden peels, metal peels, and composite peels.

Wooden pizza spatula

A pizza peel made from wood has a share of merit and demerit. If you are planning on purchasing one, the pizza peel will serve you better in terms of easy sliding of the raw pizza dough which is critical to avoid disturbing the toppings, and you can use it to serve the pizza directly without damaging the knife or pizza wheel. Another undeniable fact is that amongst the pizza spatulas, those made from wood are pocket-friendly.

wooden pizza spatula

However, using a wooden pizza paddle has its downsizing. The pizza peel demands attention in maintenance, e.g., avoid placing it on dishwater and later allowing it to completely dry after washing. Wooden peels are also likely to develop burn marks diminishing their longevity. Also, pizza spatula made from wood are thick calling for more space of storage.

Composite pizza spatula

Besides their ability to catch fire easier than wood. The composite peel should not be considered as an alternative to wooden pizza paddle. They may be better in how they look. But a spatula should be more than just looks. So the fact that the majority come with short handles exposing one’s arm to the furnace.

Metal pizza peel

Metal pizza peels are by far the best pizza spatula for turning and retrieving a cooking pizza. You will find two types of pizza spatula under metal category: aluminum peel and stainless steel. Despite having to dig deeper to get a spatula made of metal, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Metal pizza peel maintenance is low, they are attractive, and they are thin and are long-lasting. The material is however extra precaution when placing raw pizza dough as it will most certainly stick.

metal pizaa spatula

Despite having to dig deeper to get a spatula made of metal, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Metal pizza paddle maintenance is low, they are attractive, and they are thin and are long-lasting. The material is however extra precaution when placing raw pizza dough as it will most certainly stick.

So a wood, metal or composite pizza peel? Do not let it become daunting. In the end, you need a large, flat tool to move the dough while keeping your hands a safe distance from the oven or grill.

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Pizza shovel

We shall talk about the Pizza Shovel on this page. Is there anything that smells and looks fantastic like a baked pizza fresh out of an oven or a grill? Contrary to what people expected, the process of making a home baked pizza is not a breeze.

Trouble starts if you make poor choice of pizza making tools. Investing in the right tool is crucial to those who want to make pizza that looks and taste as if they came out of an Italian bistro. Among the primary pizza tools that will exponentially enhance the results of your pizza is a pizza shovel.

Also known as pizza spatula or more professionally pizza peel, a pizza shovel is a large flat paddle with a long handle used for transferring the raw dough into the oven, flip half cooked pizza and retrieve the cooked pizza out of the oven.

pizza shovel

The shovel is essential if you opt baking your pizza on a pizza stone. Thinking of getting started on homemade pizzas? Here are some pizza shovel 101 to help make an informed purchase and bake like a professional pizzaiolo.

Shape of the pizza shovel

There are two primary shapes for pizza shovel, round, and square. The round ones are appropriate for restaurants using large ovens with a single small doorway. The circular pizza spatula allows a professional to work on pizzas in all corners of a large oven. On the other hand, a square shaped pizza shovel match conventional ovens making the business of inserting and retrieving the pizza much easier.

Pizza shovel material

If you browse through an online shop or visit a local store, you will come across pizza peel made from different materials: Metal, wood, and composite.

A metal pizza peel is probably the best pizza peel. Under metal peel, there is Aluminum pizza spatula and stainless steel peel. Metal pizza shovel is easy to maintain and long lasting. The thin blade allows a more natural retrieving of the pizza. From an aesthetics point of view, metal peels are quite appealing hence can be hanged on kitchen walls to spare space in the cabinets. The downside of having the pizza spatula is the material’s strong cohesion with raw dough. To reduce the stickiness, dust the pizza spatula with flour before use. Metal pizza shovel cost more compared to peels made from other materials.

metal pizza shovel

The downside of having the pizza spatula is the material’s strong cohesion with raw dough. To reduce the stickiness, dust the pizza spatula with flour before use. Metal pizza shovel cost more compared to peels made from other materials.

Wooden pizza shovel has one significant advantage; it does not stick with dough hence minimal damage to the precooked pizza. Apart from that and the fact that it cost the least, wooden pizza spatula is a pain. Maintaining it is a hassle, from cleaning to drying before storage. The peels are also thick making it difficult to slip it under the pizza when retrieving. Again, you need to be extra cautious with the pizza shovel when baking on a grill.

wooden pizza peel

The peels are also thick making it difficult to slip it under the pizza when retrieving. Again, you need to be extra cautious with the pizza shovel when baking on a grill.

Composite pizza shovel is better for looks and easier to maintain. However, it shares shortcomings with wood pizza shovel: thick, not fireproof, less durable.

Length of the pizza shovel

The handle length of the pizza spatula needs to be long enough that the head can touch the end of the oven while keeping one’s hand 5 inches away from the door of the oven. The feature is imperative and should not be ignored whatsoever. A pizza spatula is supposed to keep ones knuckles away from the furnace. If concerned about where to store a long-handled pizza shovel, you can get one with a fold down feature.

A pizza spatula is supposed to keep ones knuckles away from the furnace. If concerned about where to store a long-handled pizza shovel, you can get one with a fold down feature.

The parchment paper has worked wonders in adopting some of the problems seen when sliding raw pizza dough form the pizza spatula. The sheet prevents contact between the raw dough and the blade eliminating the destructive stickiness. The parchment paper does not require the use of cornmeal, flour or semolina. Just keep it dry, and it won’t disappoint.

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