Pizza makers that are worth the dough
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Making pizza at home is fun. You can experiment with different types of dough, various cheeses, and whether or not listening to mambo music during prep results in a tastier pie (it does). But, even if you’re not a culinary adventurer, having your own pizza oven can seriously cut down on those takeout bills. Here are pizza makers that will make you say cowabunga and probably want to make pizza most nights of the week.
This Old Stone Oven round pizza stone is what got me hooked on making pizzas. The 16-inch stone is safe up to 2,000-degrees—I cooked at 550-degrees—has a non-stick surface, and has raised bottom which makes it easier to pick up out of the oven. From my experience, you’ll get crispier pizza more consistently from this thing, but less control over what type of pizza you make. You won’t be able to make a deep-dish pizza on this stone. Its smooth surface also makes it a breeze to clean.
If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t need to spend every second in front of the game and likes experimenting in the kitchen, snag a BakerStone pizza box. Do a little preparation the day before—buy or make your dough, cheese, and other toppings—and have made-to-order pizzas for your guests. The stainless steel BakerStone has double-wall insulation, meaning it retains heat and can reach up to 800-degrees Fahrenheit. It can cook a pizza in under four minutes. It fits up to 11-inch pies and fits directly on top of your indoor gas stovetop.
The electric Betty Crocker pizza maker has a non-stick coating that’s easy to clean and won’t ruin the bottom of your pie. This 6-pound device folds for easy storage and portability. It can take a frozen pizza from icy to mouth-burning in about 15 minutes.