13 Tools for Perfect Homemade Pizza

Reach for the Rösle Pizza Cutter.

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While we'd never pass up pizza delivery, sometimes, nothing beats homemade—especially if you've got the right tools. Beyond the typical pizza wheel, you'll also want a pizza stone for a crispy crust, strong oven mitts, a ladle for your sauce, and a cast-iron skillet, too, so you can optimally reheat your leftovers. With these in your arsenal, you'll be turning out your own tasty pies in no time.

Once you've got your homemade pizza perfectly cooked, we recommend the Rösle Pizza Cutter to quickly and neatly slice up your creation.

Pizza Cutter

Oxo Steel Pizza Cutter best pizza cutters

Once your pizza is done, grab a pizza wheel to divvy it up into slices. With a sharp blade, there's less of a chance of pulling off toppings and cheese while you cut. This Rösle stainless steel pizza cutter and OXO's four-inch cutter get perfect ratings across the board. Customers appreciate that both are durable and easy to hold.

Rösle Pizza Cutter, $25 at amazon.com

OXO Good Grips 4-Inch Pizza Cutter, $16 at amazon.com

Pizza Stone

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For an ultra-crispy crust, cook your pizza on a pizza stone—they help cook the dough evenly. Williams-Sonoma customers gave Emile Henry's pizza stone a 4.5-star rating, and we also love Lodge's 14" cast iron baking pan.

Emile Henry Pizza Stone (14"), $60 at williams-sonoma.com

Lodge Cast Iron Pizza Baking Pan, $75 at amazon.com

Pizza Scizza

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This "scizza" is designed to give you more control than typical pizza scissors, thanks to its ability to slide under the crust and extra-long blades. It can also be used to cut homemade pasta, flatbreads, and more, per the description.

Pizza Scizza, $30 at amazon.com

Dough Scraper

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A dough scraper will not only help you get all the last bits of dough off a cutting board, but also cleanly cleave dough into separate pieces, acting as a slicer.

Stainless Steel Dough Scraper, $8 at amazon.com

Pizza Cookbook

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Looking for recipes? There are plenty of pizza cookbooks out there, and Philly chef Marc Vetri's Mastering Pizza is a great place to start; or, go for EMILY: The Cookbook from the team behind Emily and Emmy Squared.

Mastering Pizza: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pizza, Focaccia, and Calzone, $18 at amazon.com

EMILY: The Cookbook, $14 at amazon.com

Ladle

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Grab a ladle to pour your sauce evenly onto the pizza dough and spread it around.

Williams Sonoma Signature Stainless Steel Ladle, $42-$45 (depending on size) at williams-sonoma.com

Pizza Peel

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A pizza peel helps you transfer pizza in and out of the oven. This Epicurean model is well-reviewed and dishwasher-safe to boot.

Epicurean Natural Pizza Peel, $26 at amazon.com

Oven Mitts

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Pizza stones can get very hot, so if you're handling them, you'll need strong oven gloves. This silicone set has thousands of perfect ratings and protects from temperatures up to 450 degrees, and are waterproof.

Silicone oven mitts, $17 at amazon.com

Good Olive Oil

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Many pizza recipes call for olive oil, and you'll want a good one for optimal taste. We love Brightland (pictured), which you can get in a subscription, and offers infused flavors like basil, chili, and garlic.

The Duo: Subscription, $65 (per delivery) at brightland.com

Cast Iron Skillet

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Should you have any leftover pizza, one of the best ways to reheat it is using a cast-iron skillet. Go for a classic pre-seasoned Lodge, or upgrade to an heirloom piece from Smithey.

Lodge cast iron skillet, from $15 at amazon.com

Smithey Ironware Co. No. 12 Cast Iron Skillet, $200 at smithey.com

Blender

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If you want smooth, creamy sauce for your pizza, you can puree it in a blender. This Breville model is one of the best we've tested.

Breville Fresh & Furious Blender, $200 at amazon.com

Box Grater

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For your grated cheese needs, OXO's well-reviewed box grater features a coarse grater, medium grater, slicer, and removable zester, too.

OXO Box Grater with Removable Zester, $30 at amazon.com

Food Scale

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A food scale will help you precisely measure the amount of flour you need for making pizza dough—we found Ozeri had the best digital scale in our test.

Ozeri Pronto Digital Kitchen Scale in Black, $15 at amazon.com

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