Leaning Towards A Pizza

A few weeks ago I had a yearning for pizza, so my Bride ordered one from our usual place and I went to pick it up. It was just a medium pie and perhaps a salad was ordered as well and it was nearly $25.


That was the final straw to get me to acquire another cooking gadget. Well, gadget is not really the right term, as this is far simpler. Everyone talks about their ‘pizza stones’ and how they make great pies. But the problem is that they are somewhat fragile and break fairly easily. After reading a bit I heard talk of a pizza steel, a slab of steel that made better pizza than a stone and was pretty much indestructible. Better, because due to the thermal properties of the steel it transmitted the heat to the crust more efficiently than stone, and indestructible because, well, it’s a 1/4 inch thick solid steel plate.

The perfect, logical extension of my current cast iron obsession.

So, naturally, I ordered one.

It arrived last night and it is heavy. And steely.

And heavy.

So be prepared, for this weekend we shall be making a lot of pizzas!

9 Responses to “Leaning Towards A Pizza”

  1. Julie says:

    Interesting! Do let us know how it turns out. I had friends in California who would throw “Boboli parties”: put out a stack of small Boboli crusts and an array of toppings, and let everyone compile their own pizza, and they’d bake 8 at a time in their oven. It was easy and fun and everyone got what they wanted!

  2. You eat salad with your pizza? What are you from California or something?

  3. JeffS says:

    You ordered a 1/4″ steel plate? And are surprised it’s heavy?

    On the bright side, you should have marvelous pizza!

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    My Bride decided we needed a ‘balanced’ meal.

    I figured that a slice of pizza in my right hand and a glass of chianti in my left was more than sufficient balance.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’m not ‘surprised’ it’s heavy, it’s more the transition from the theoretical “oh it weighs 15 lbs” to the actual “wow these 15 lbs are in my hand and I hope this thing doesn’t slip and remove most of my toes” heavy 🙂

  6. JeffS says:

    Ah! Yeah, I can’t appreciate that.

    Does it have handles?

  7. JeffS says:

    Er, I mean, I *can* appreciate that. Sorry, lunch got in the way.

  8. BlackDog says:

    Sangria also goes well with pizza. And it has fruit in it so that you don’t have to eat wabbit food.

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