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Got out the drill yesterday with a leather boot lace and coat hangers. My kitchen is looking more like my garage.
Pros of wood: Flour will adhere better to create nonstick surface
Cons of wood: May warp, crack
Periodic maintenance of mineral oil is recommended
Thicker peel, making turning and removal more difficult
Pros of metal: Thinner
Holds up better from frequent cutting
Cons of metal: Flour will not adhere during assembly and launch
I made my own - it was only a few bucks and I love doing stuff with my hands and seeing the results of my labor when its all done. Ohh and it works great!
here is a "how to" from the Naked Whiz: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/peel.htm
Village Idiot said:
I don't do a lot of pizzas, so I use the back of a cookie sheet. The pizza sits on parchment paper. It slides right off and back on very easily. It's not that I'm too cheap to buy a peel. I just don't want to have to store one anywhere. (I use the cookie sheet for other things).
XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating
San Antonio, TX