How to choose the right pizza peel | All About Outdoor Living

How to choose the right pizza peel

There are a few different types of pizza peels Azzurra pizza peels Evoluzione pizza peels Turning peels Things to consider…

There are a few different types of pizza peels

  • Azzurra pizza peels
  • Evoluzione pizza peels
  • Turning peels

Table of Contents

Things to consider when choosing the right pizza peel

Rectangular, round, perforated, solid, long, or short pizza peels?

Choosing the right pizza peel is serious business, get the wrong one and your pizzas will flop before they’re cooked!  Well, perhaps that’s a bit of an overstatement but given the range of peels available, having a few insights and tips will help you buy the right one.

What is the purpose of a pizza peel?

The purpose of a peel is to transport your pizza from the preparation area to the pizza oven and slide it into position. They come in all shapes and sizes choose the best one that matches the size and shape of your pizzas, also the length of the handle is important and needs to match the depth of your oven.

Do I need a round or rectangular pizza peel?

Round pizza peel

A round peel has an extended grip point and is beveled around the extension of the curve.  This extension enables the pizza to slide from the side of the peel as well as the end and makes it slightly easier to turn the pizza while it cooks.

Rectangular pizza peel

A rectangular peel is a traditionally shaped peel that offers a larger surface area for the pizza to sit on.  It’s milled at the front to promote easy lifting and dispatching.

Do I need a solid or perforated pizza peel?

Solid pizza peel

The solid peel is more robust and rigid, and the perforated peel is lighter and limits the amount of flour or semolina that sits on the bottom of the pizza.

perforated pizza peel

We think the perforated option is better because of the holes and they help the dispatching of the pizza, so the dampest pizzas slide off easily. Therefore less flour is needed burnt flour tastes bitter.

Both essentially do the same job it’s your personal preference.

Turning Peels

The intense heat held within the tiles of the oven floor coupled with searing ambient heat means that the pizza will quickly burn if it’s not rotated regularly. The turning peel is designed to lift half of the pizza and with a dragging motion, the pizza can be turned 90 degrees. Repeat this every 15 to 20 seconds. If the oven floor is super-hot and the pizza topping is not quite cooked through, simply use the turning peel to lift the entire pizza off the floor so the heat cooks just the top.

Our recent customer reviews

Hear from our latest customer experiences:

10:01 19 May 23
An excellent experience from start to finish. David is very experienced in terms of site position, planning, seeing potential problems and finding good cost effective solutions. Dale and Dean were a pleasure to have working on site. As a family, we love our outdoor kitchen and cannot recommend it enough. The blinds and pivoting roof makes it a useable space for all seasons. I wouldn’thesitate to recommend David and his team to anyone.
Lyndon HedderlyLyndon Hedderly
10:28 18 May 23
David provided a great service - suggesting a top product which we're enjoying using.
Matt GouldMatt Gould
11:16 25 Jan 23
Great company, no pushy sales pitch. Just completed my new outdoor kitchen and pergola so I'm all set for when the sun comes out. Can't wait!!
Emma ChallisEmma Challis
19:25 04 Jan 23
I think sometimes, projects like this can be so overwhelming. Although, with David’s advice and wealth of knowledge, he was able to advise and help to design our outdoor kitchen which catered for all our needs and requests and all within our budget too. Thank you!
Jude CleaverJude Cleaver
15:40 22 Nov 22
All about outdoor living came to see me and produced some amazing ideas, after getting the quotation and drawings I was pleasantly surprised it was in my budget. The workmen who carried out the job were clean and hard working, I can highly recommend this company for doing what they say they will do. Thank you David for overseeing the project and making the whole process comfortable for me.
Gillian ForsterGillian Forster
20:12 23 Aug 22
I set out to update my garden after almost 2 years of lockdown , it was time to turn our attentions to making our garden a great outdoor entertainment space and give it an overhaul and David and his team did a great job.
Harvey SHarvey S
15:49 22 Aug 22
Amazing team! From start to finish the service, quality and support was fantastic. Products are of a high standard and the collaboration on the design was brilliant. Highly recommend David and his team.
Enquiry form

Be a part of lots of happy customers.

    Choose a Service*

    Your Name*

    Email Address*

    Phone Number*

    Project Details*

    Follow us on Instagram