Pizza Perfection: Everything You Need Know (cont'd)

pepe's white clam pizza finished
Pepe's on Wooster St. in New Haven CT is one of the most famous pizza places in the world, and their most famous pie is the White Clam Pizza. Duplicating Pepe's pies is impossible, but you can come close at home with the right ingredients, and a little love. Here's the recipe for creating a delicious white clam pizza. read more
Inside a pizza oven
For the best Italian style pizzas or rustic breads, nothing beats a wood-burning oven/forno. Built for use indoor or out, built-in or portable for caterers. read more
Box with domed top mounted on a stand with four legs and four wheels. There are two shelves atached to each side and two shelves underneath. The front of the box is labeled "Blackstone"
Although Blackstone presents the Patio Oven as a versatile device that cooks a variety of foods, it is best suited for pizza. Blackstone claims it cooks a pizza in under 3 minutes. We award Blackstone's Pizza Oven our Bronze Medal. This is a unique offering for those who would put a dedicated pizza oven to good use. read more
KettlePizza
KettlePizza is a well made stainless steel ring that sits between the lid and base of your Weber Kettle, transforming your charcoal grill into a high heat pizza oven for a fraction of the price of a real brick oven. With the insert in place, simply slide the pizza onto a pizza stone and cook via radiant heat. read more
ooni 3 pizza oven with gas burner
You'll love making pizza outdoors in the Ooni portable pizza oven. The standard model is wood fired with pellets, but we prefer the optional gas fired system and award it our Gold Medal. With the gas burner, pizza doughs and toppings cook perfectly with slightly charred bubbles and leopard spotting on the crust. read more
Ooni 3 pizza oven
Ooni 3 comes standard with a wood pellet burner, which we found lacking and is Not Recommended. Click now to find out why we strongly prefer the Ooni 3 with their optional gas burner. With the gas burner, pizza doughs and toppings cook perfectly with slightly charred bubbles and leopard spotting on the crust. read more
baking steel
The Baking Steel is an expensive slab of specially formulated steel that heats rapidly and holds heat very well. In other words, it is a steel pizza stone. In our tests, it performed similar to a cordierite pizza stone, cooking the bottom crust of pizza a bit faster than ceramic materials. read more
Pizza oven with red refractory front and shiny steel top with a chimney. laced on a metal frame with shelves underneath in a backyard with green grass and a wood fence in the background.
Pizza Party is a very good wood burning pizza oven that is relatively inexpensive and easy to assemble. We tested this versatile oven and awarded it our AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal. It has a dome that is high quality stainless steel inside and a painted aluminum exterior with a ceramic fabric insulation. read more
wooden pizza peel
The pizza peel or paddle is the best way to get your pie in and out of the grill and we've got our recommendations for the best in class. To use, simply dust the top with flour or corn meal, which acts like ball bearings. Then you spread the dough on the peel, top it, and slide it onto the pan or stone on the grill. read more
4 inch pizza wheel
A good pizza wheel will keep your pizza crispy, and it comes in handy for home made pizza and even for cutting pie dough. Her is our tested and rated review of our favorite pizza wheel, the OXO Good Grips 4-inch Pizza Wheel. Well priced and made to last, we found this to be the perfect choice for home pizza cooks. read more

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