pizza-peel

Using a Metal / Aluminum Pizza Turner (Pizza Peel)

How to use a pizza turner is not that difficult but there are special techniques you need to use. First dust the pizza shovel and pizza peel with flour and/or cornmeal. Then slide the aluminum pizza shovel underneath the pizza dough and slide it into your wood-fired oven. Once the first side is cooked use the pizza turner to rotate the uncooked side toward the fire. This is done by sliding the turner under the far side of the pizza to the left or right side. Then pull the pizza turner back towards you while slightly lifting on the head. Your pizza should slide right around to the other side. This is a skill that takes some practice so try adjusting how you angle the head to get this technique down.