The 10 Best Pizza Tools of 2023

Use these expert-approved tools to make pizza at home like the pros.

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While we'd never pass up pizza delivery, sometimes nothing beats the challenge and satisfaction of homemade pizza. After all, when else can you char your crust to perfection, melt just the right ratio of mozzarella and parmesan, and load up as many toppings as you can find in your fridge? But to get the job done right, you'll need the right pizza tools, and that starts with these 10 products, each recommended by our trusted chef experts and kitchen pros.

Beyond the traditional pizza wheel, a pizza stone is a must for a crispy, crunchy crust, as are strong oven mitts for safe handling, a blender for homemade sauce, and even a tawa so you can optimally reheat your leftovers. And if you're really serious about upping your pizza game, you may even consider investing in a high-tech countertop pizza oven. With these pizza tools in your arsenal, you'll be turning out your own tasty, restaurant-quality pies in no time.

Culinary Couture 15" Round Pizza Stone for Oven and Grill

Culinary Couture 15" Round Pizza Stone for Oven and Grill

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The chefs we spoke with all agreed that the pizza stone is the single most important tool for perfectly cooked pies. This surprisingly versatile kitchen tool will help you bake pizza dough evenly, resulting in an ultra-crispy crust with a warm, pillowy center. The Culinary Couture pick is a great option for home chefs. It's made from durable cordierite (a stronger alternative to ceramic) and can withstand 1,000-degree heat without cracking. It can also absorb moisture from the dough, making soft, soggy pizza a thing of the past. The best part is that it can be used for heating other foods in the oven or on the grill.

Price at time of publish: $40

Dreamfarm Scizza Pizza Scissors

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Dreamfarm Scizza Pizza Scissors

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No need to struggle through slicing your homemade pizza. Adam Polisei of Forbici Modern Italian swears by the Dreamfarm Pizza Scizza. This "scizza" is designed to give you more control than the typical pizza scissor or pizza wheel, thanks to its ability to slide under the crust and its extra-long blades. Heat resistant up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, it can be used to cut all types of baked goods, from deep-dish pizza to flatbreads to even homemade pasta. This pair also includes an attached spatula to serve pizza — slide it under the dough, slice, and serve.

Price at time of publish: $35

Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo Pizza Oven

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Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo Pizza Oven

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If you're looking to upgrade your pizza setup, our pros recommend investing in the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo. Though this type of machine isn't necessary to recreate your favorite pies at home, it gives home cooks more control over the pizza-making process, with manual and pre-set functions based on pizza style, including New York, pan, and thin and crispy. "[The] best pizza tool is our oven, where you can manage three kinds of heat — convection, conduction, and radiation — to make the best pie," says Bryce Shuman of Sweetbriar and GG Tokyo. The Breville brings that pro-level functionality home as the first domestic countertop oven to replicate that same wood-fired environment and reach 750 degrees Fahrenheit.

Price at time of publish: $1,000

Related: The Best Pizza Stones for Your Kitchen, According to Chefs

Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender

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Vitamix Explorian 10-Speed Blender

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Forget canned tomato sauce. From spiced pesto to garlic cream sauce, our chefs recommend the Vitamix Explorian Blender to puree ingredients at home for smooth, creamy toppings for your pies. The Vitamix Explorian Blender is one of the best, most affordable options, according to our kitchen experts. It includes 10 speeds to create various textures, stainless steel blades to handle tough ingredients, and a self-cleaning function to keep your kitchen mess-free.

Price at time of publish: $350

Sani-Safe Dexter-Russell Dough Scraper

Sani-Safe Dexter-Russell Dough Scraper

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Besides his pizza oven, the most important pizza tool Michael Ayoub of Fornino owns is this pastry dough cutter and scraper. With a textured, slip-resistant, and easy-to-clean handle, the Dexter-Russell Sani-Safe features a stain-free, high-carbon blade that slices through the dough with ease. When making pies at home, this tool will help cut down the time and effort it takes to prepare pizza from scratch. "It's so useful in grabbing the dough, as well as for scraping off dry dough," adds David Foulquier of Eleventh Street Pizza.

Price at time of publish: $15

All-Clad Silicone Oven Mitt

All-Clad Silicone Oven Mitt

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Pizza stones can get very hot, so if you're handling them, you'll need strong oven gloves. This mixed-material oven mitt is recommended by our kitchen experts, thanks to its affordable price point and durable construction. Made with dual-sided silicone, consider it a triple threat: It's stain resistant, it offers a firm non-slip grip, and it is heat-resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. It's also machine-washable, so if you accidentally drop creamy white sauce all over it, just toss it into the machine, and it'll look brand new.

Price at time of publish: $15

Related: The 8 Best Oven Mitts of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

Huanyu Commercial Cheese Slicer

Huanyu Commercial Cheese Slicer

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Fact: Pizza tastes better when it's layered with fresh mozzarella. That's why Ed Cotton of Jack & Charlie's No. 118 relies on his commercial cheese slicer, an efficient kitchen gadget that quickly and effortlessly slices cheese on a whim: "It looks like a giant egg slicer, but it's for fresh mozzarella cheese. It's a real timesaver. When you need to cut a lot of mozzarella cheese, you place your favorite mozzarella inside, then, using the handle, press down and slice. Give the cheese a turn, then put it back in and slice again. Repeat until you have the size of mozzarella you want, and you'll end up with perfectly cubed mozzarella cheese that took seconds to cut. You can buy it with different-sized wires as well."

Price at time of publish: $99

Shangpeixuan Pizza Brush and 9 Inch Perforated Round Turning Peel

Shangpeixuan Pizza Brush and 9 Inch Perforated Round Turning Peel

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If your home is equipped with a pizza oven, a peel (which helps transfer pizza in and out of the oven) and an oven brush (to remove debris from burning) are critical tools, says Bryant Haren of Barca Pier & Wine Bar. "While the peel allows you to drop the pizza into the oven, the brush removes the ash from the wood and flour away from the deck of the oven. If the deck isn't swept regularly, then the pizza will char on the bottom, leaving it black and bitter. How often an oven is swept has a direct effect on the quality of the pizza coming out." This set includes a brush with a durable aluminum handle; tough brass bristles; an adjustable head to remove residual burnt food, heavy grease, and rust; and a 9-inch perforated round peel to rotate pizza in the oven.

Price at time of publish: $70

Cuisinel 10.5 Cast Iron Round Griddle

Cuisinel 10.5 Cast Iron Round Griddle

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This one may surprise you: Justin Gomes at Travelle at The Langham says that a tawa (a cast-iron cooking pan) is the secret to crispy, crunchy pizza perfection at home. "It may seem an odd choice, [but] I don't have the luxury of a pizza oven in my house, so I will often use my tawa in place of a pizza stone when making or heating up pizza. It retains heat really well, its shape allows me the versatility of flame-to-oven maneuverability, and even more so, it's affordable." This large, nonstick tawa is lightweight and PFOA-free, and it can be used on the stovetop or in the oven.

Price at time of publish: $35

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale

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OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale

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A food scale will help you precisely measure the amount of flour you need for making pizza dough, as well as all the toppings and garnishes to go with it. The OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale makes measuring easy with a unit conversion button, a large screen, and a stainless steel surface. "Using a kitchen scale makes my drawers cleaner and saves me a bunch of time from cleaning a sink full of measuring cups. My recipes are easier to navigate, and although you are likely to spend some time converting your old recipes from cups to grams, your dishwasher, brain, and the next person making the recipe will thank you," says Connor Underwood of Milo + Olive.

Price at time of publish: $56

Our Expertise

Clarissa Buch Zilberman is an acclaimed food writer with nearly a decade of experience. She has written for Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Travel & Leisure, and more. For this piece, she consulted more than a dozen chefs and kitchen experts.

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