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Old 01-04-2013, 02:04 AM   #31
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Forget the expense of buying then having to store a 'peel'. Just find your self a stiff piece of cardboard and cut it to the same size as your stone. Build your pizza/s on the cardboard and carefully slide the pizza onto the stone which you have sprinkled some corn meal on. If you are worried about the cardboard being 'food safe' place a piece of parchment paper on the cardboard first. Remove the cooked pizza using a pair of tongs. Just open the oven, with the tongs or oven mitt pull the oven rack with the stone on it out a few inches, position the cardboard close to the pizza and using some tongs slide the pizza onto the cardboard. I store my cardboard 'peel' between the the oven and the counter.
Sound like good advice and I'll give it a try in a few days time.

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:34 AM   #32
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A good low budget option. If anyone decides to use this option, make sure the 'ribs' in the corrugated cardboard run towards /away from you and that you use two hands. If corrugated cardboard is going to break, It will break along those ribs.
Yeah, I forgot to mention the part about the 'ribs'. The one I've had forever was made from the cardboard from a huge box that protected a washing machine I think. Anyway. It's thick.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:31 AM   #33
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Yeah, I forgot to mention the part about the 'ribs'. The one I've had forever was made from the cardboard from a huge box that protected a washing machine I think. Anyway. It's thick.

Probably two layers of corrugation turned @ 90º for strength.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:26 AM   #34
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Many ways to skin a cat, and all (or most) will work just fine, pick the one you're comfy with. In the house oven, I use parchment. It may be $4 for 150' at Sam's, but I can cook 100+ pizza's with it. In the wood fired oven outside, I just smear a little flour on my dry wooden peel. Before I place the pie in the oven, I'll pull a small section up at the rear of the peel and blow under it. Since doing this, I've not had an issue with the pie sliding off, all toppings in tact. Another option is a cast iron skillet/deep dish pizza pan for regular pizza and chicago style and glass baking dishes for sicilian style pizza. Lots of options, good luck!
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:27 PM   #35
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The nice thing about the 'cardboard' peel is it doesn't absorb much heat when pizzas are coming in and out of the oven.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:32 PM   #36
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The nice thing about the 'cardboard' peel is it doesn't absorb much heat when pizzas are coming in and out of the oven.
Neither does a wood peel.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:21 AM   #37
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Neither does a wood peel.
True. But the cardboard peel is easier to store and cheaper. LOL
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:26 PM   #38
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A well used wooden peel, like some tools, looks good hanging in a kitchen.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:36 PM   #39
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A well used wooden peel, like some tools, looks good hanging in a kitchen.
I'll give you that.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:20 PM   #40
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I must have been doing it wrong all these years or else I am lazy. I always build my pizza right on my stone and we eat it right off the stone. No need for other tools. I make pizza weekly too. I have three stones so everyone gets what they want.
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