Pizza Peel is a helping hand for baking Pizza. They are used to place the pizza into the hot oven and to take it out after completing the baking.
This helping hand should work properly. Otherwise, it would turn for no use.
To make it work properly it’s needed to be taken care of. Undoubtedly, everything needs to be taken care of if you want to make it work longer.
How to take care of Pizza Peel?
Well, in terms of taking care of a Pizza Peel, the first thing that comes into our mind is cleaning the Pizza Peel. You really need a clear explanation for it. And here I am going to explain this to you.
How to clean a Pizza Peel?
It actually depends on what type of Pizza Peel you are using. There are basically three types of Pizza Peel:
Wooden Pizza Peel:
Wooden Pizza Peels are the oldest and traditional one in Pizza baking history. They are those who need special treatment to taken care of. This one is the heaviest option among Pizza Peels as well.
The Wooden surface of the Peel is highly unsuitable for water. While cleaning the wooden peel you must not sink it in a dishwasher. After using you can clean it with a sponge or cloth with warm water. Dip the sponge or cloth in soapy water or warm water and rinse the wooden peel carefully. Remember, you never use direct water on a wood peel.
Otherwise, it would crack or get warped. White vinegar is also very useful to clean a wooden pizza peel. You must dry the Peel properly before keeping it anywhere you want.
Along with cleaning, it is also needed to take proper steps to increase the longevity of the Wooden Pizza Peel. For that, you can apply 1-2 tablespoons of food-grade mineral oil and spread it nicely on the wooden surface.
It will consist the moisture of your Pizza Peel for long. You can apply in once in 3/4 months. It is also applicable once in a month if you are baking Pizzas on a regular basis.
The plus tip for easier work and care is, apply some flour or cornmeal on the wooden peel before placing the dough on it. It would prevent sticking the dough on the peel. As a result, it would become easier for you to clean the peel.
Metal Pizza Peel:
Metal Pizza Peels are the thinnest Pizza Peels. As it is strong enough to take the weight of the dough and easy to handle. These Pizza Peels are made of Stainless Steel or Aluminium.
The dough tends more to stick on Metal Peels. You can apply flour or cornmeal before placing the dough on it. If you are not likely to face this situation, you can use two peels to work with.
A wooden Peel will help you to place the pizza into the oven and you can use the metal peel to take the pizza out.
As dough sticks easily on the metal peel. You need to wash it with scrubbing properly. Scrub with warm water or soapy sponge to clean a metal pizza peel.
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Composite Pizza Peel:
Composite Pizza Peels are those short-handled peels that you see often in the restaurant’s pizzas are served with. This kind of Peels are made of a mixture of wood and resins.
As resins are included in these peels it allows you to clean it with water. So, it is dishwasher safe and easy to clean with water.