It's National Pizza Month! Here Are 6 Gadgets to Help You Make the Perfect Pie
You know the old saying: A slice a day keeps the sadness away. It's a mantra we wholeheartedly belive in and regularly give into, so we couldn't be more excited that October is recognized as National Pizza Month. Sure, we may act like every month celebrates the perfectly topped doughy perfection that is pizza, but this month we at least have a good excuse for going hard in the pie.
Whether it's thin crust or thick, Chicago or New York-style, whole wheat or gluten-free, there is truly a pizza for everyone. And that's especially true if you make it yourself! But you'll need the right tools to do it.
Here, we've rounded up six gadgets you can use to make the perfect pizza every time. Buon appetito!
Rotary Cheese Grater
If you're feeling a little fancy (or your wrists are tired from grating on a Microplane), a universal rotary grater tackles any and all cheese shredding with ease. Bonus: This guy can also take on vegetables, like zucchini and garlic, to throw together an assortment of toppings quick.
Cheese Grater Cube
With a few exceptions, a pizza is simply not a pizza without copious amounts of cheese. This Microplane cube grater comes equipped with three different grating surfaces to accommodate hard and soft cheeses, and keeps the mess contained inside until you're ready to coat your pie.
Pizza spinners only seem unnecessary until you try to rotate the pizza you've slaved tirelessly over only to hit the top of your wrist on the side of the oven or have a pie ruined by too many air bubbles in the dough. You need these.
Dough Rolling Mat
Whether you're watching your portion sizes (any pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard enough) or you're baking a pie for a big group, this silicone dough rolling mat will make help you measure the perfect size every time.
This fancy little extra goes a long way in helping you reach pizza nirvana. A pizza stone essentially mimics the effect of baking your pizza in a masonry oven and the porous material helps soak up excess moisture, creating a crispy crust.
Grow your own pizza! Well, sort of. If you like your pizza veggie-heavy, fresh herbs and vegetables are the way to go. This pizza grow kit comes with seed packets for everything you need to top a supreme veggie pie. Think basil, tomatoes, green peppers, and all of the herbs you need. It might require some wait time, but it's worth it.