The tools you need to make pizza at home, without a pizza oven
Joe Lamberti, founder of Philadelphia’s ?izza, which sells pizza through Instagram and local pop-ups, said the key to perfecting homemade pizza is making sure your oven is warmed up properly. “Preheat your oven with the steel in, as high as possible for an hour,” he told HuffPost.
Along with getting the right gadgets and making sure your oven is hot, our experts say the biggest tip for making your own pizza is to let your creativity run wild, find the flavors you love, and choose the flavors you like. accept that mistakes are part of the process.
“Mess up your kitchen, make mistakes and turn them into something good,” Quaile said. “I used to make a pizza with caramelized onions in whiskey, but one day I ran out of whiskey and used espresso instead because there was some and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.”
To help you up your home pizza game, the experts break down everything you need.
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1. Elevate your oven with a pizza steel (no, not a stone)
The original baking steel
A more economical pizza steel
2. Get a wooden pizza peel and a kitchen scale
Fante Cousin Marko Wooden Pizza Shovel
A kitchen scale
3. Don’t forget storage containers and kitchen necessities
A set of mixed size food storage containers
And… more tools you didn’t think of
4. Consider converting to square pies
Pans 9 by 9 for square pizza
5. Get pizza cookbooks
“My Pizza” by Jim Lahey
“Pizza Camp” by Joe Beddia
“Foodheim” by Eric Wareheim
Fans of the comedy duo “Tim & Eric” might be surprised to see Eric Wareheim’s name on a cookbook. While it’s not only Speaking of pizza, Lamberti notes that “Foodheim” has a solid selection of pizza recipes.