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Homemade Pizza Peel

SamFerriseSamFerrise Posts: 544
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
After scoping out Pizza Peels at the popular accessories sites I just felt they were not worth the money for as often as I use them.  If you are in the business its a no brainer, however I like to spend my money on meat and other Eggable foods, so I made mine from Luan Ply with an Ash Handle.  It works just fine on my pizzas and breads.  I seasoned it with a food grade oil and wiped it down.  No stickage if properly dusted with cornmeal.

Simple ingredients, amazing results!

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    I use an inverted cookie sheet.  I construct my pizzas on parchment paper on the cookie sheet, slide them on to the Egg, then slide the parchment paper back onto the cookie sheet when done.

    Works for me.


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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    Gary, where do u buy ur paper? I've never seen it.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,007
    I get parchment paper at Publix, where the tin foil is.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,539
    edited April 2012
    Travis HEB has it (like Doc said "where the tin foil is"). Gary I am sure gets his a Sur La Table.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Sam, Nice work on that peal.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Travis HEB has it (like Doc said "where the tin foil is"). Gary I am sure gets his a Sur La Table.
    Sigh .......    (:|
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,851
    I do them exactly like VI. Works great, no need for anything else.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,851
    I get the parchment paper at Costco.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • Chris88Chris88 Posts: 41
    I use an inverted cookie sheet.  I construct my pizzas on parchment paper on the cookie sheet, slide them on to the Egg, then slide the parchment paper back onto the cookie sheet when done.

    Works for me.




    +1
    Egg head in Louisiana.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,398
    What a hijack...  X(
     
    Beautiful job, Sam!  
    :)>-
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    Ogden, Utard.  
  • Smoker_GuruSmoker_Guru Posts: 372
    Nice peel Sam, great job.
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Nice job on the peel!
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,483
    I'm a cookie sheet guy too  and use an 8" long turner to check the underside of the dough.... 
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
  • demodemo Posts: 147
    Hey VI, do you leave the parchment in the egg while the pizza is cooking?
  • Hey VI, do you leave the parchment in the egg while the pizza is cooking?
    I leave the parchment on for the first minute. I do very high temp pizzas (650-800) so it is on there for 2-4 minutes tops.

    I HIGHLY recommend trimming the paper very close to edge of the crust. Otherwise it will burn quickly.
    I finally took the plunge and bought my large Big Green Easter Egg from Roswell Hardware in Roswell, GA 03/31/2012
  • I have a 17 inch KitchenAid Slider™ Cookie Sheet that I use as a pizza peel. I love this thing but unfortunately you can't find it anywhere anymore.
    I finally took the plunge and bought my large Big Green Easter Egg from Roswell Hardware in Roswell, GA 03/31/2012
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,851
    I leave the parchment on the whole cook. No problems, although I do cut it as close to the edge of the dough as possible. No real benefit to removing it in my opinion.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Hey VI, do you leave the parchment in the egg while the pizza is cooking?
    Yep, I leave it on the whole time and use it to slide off the done pizza.  Like others have said, though, trim it pretty close to the pizza before putting it on.
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Nice peel. I made one too, not near as nice as yours. In too big of a hurry that day. Recently found one at a restaurant supply store. Reasonable.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • For the people who leave the parchment paper, what temp do you cook pizza at? Parchment paper is only rated at 400° and will burn before you dough does. I don't like the idea of burnt silicone impregnated paper on my food.
    I finally took the plunge and bought my large Big Green Easter Egg from Roswell Hardware in Roswell, GA 03/31/2012
  • JEC23JEC23 Posts: 131
    Do you not find the paper defeats the object of using the stone to draw the moisture out of the dough?

    Nice peel, think I will be pinching your design
  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    I cook around 575. Parchment looks fine when I remove it after a couple minutes. It really doesn't feel hot. It also has the pizza on it, which probably keeps it cool enough in the beginning. Honestly I think it would be fine the whole cook. I just haven't done it.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,851
    I cook mine at 600 and leave the parchment. It turns brown under the crust but doesn't burn. My crusts get very crispy. Here is a bad pic of one I did Sunday. My wife has a good camera but it is too big for me to mess with.

    image
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,158
    I like the idea of a metal PP for cleanliness. I found some 430 stainless steel PP for under $10.00. The two I saw were 14" and 16" wide. What width is best?

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

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