Editors’ Picks: Pizza-Making Supplies

Who needs delivery? You can make the best pizza at home with a solid recipe and the proper tools, like a pizza peel, pizza stone, and more! Here's what we recommend.

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Once you get the hang of homemade pizza, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to give it a try!

Start with a solid recipe; add a few special pizza-making tools and techniques, and soon homemade Friday Night Pizza will be a household tradition.

Here are the tools we recommend for making excellent pizza from scratch.

Escali Digital Kitchen Scale

Homemade pizza starts with the dough, and accurate measurements are important. Forget fiddling with measuring cups and spoons and risking inconsistent results: Get a scale, and make it the be-all-end-all for making pizza dough at home.

This digital scale is affordable and accurate. It's one of our faves!

Escali Digital Kitchen Scale, $23 from Amazon

OXO Stainless Steel Bench Scraper

When it comes time to divide your pizza dough into portions, a dough scraper (or bench scraper) is the best tool for the job. It'll also help during cleanup, when you're struggling to get those dried pizza dough bits off your countertop.

OXO Stainless Steel Scraper and Chopper, $10 from Amazon

Ceramic Pizza Stone

If you want a crust that can rival your local pizzeria, we highly recommend getting a pizza stone or baking steel. When preheated, a pizza stone gives dough an immediate burst of high heat, which helps puff up the crust. It also absorbs moisture from the dough while cooking, which leads to that covetable crispy crust.

Our friends at Serious Eats prefer using a baking steel over a pizza stone. I have both, and agree that a baking steel ($102) makes excellent pizza. But if you want to start at a lower price point, go for the pizza stone!

Unicook Heavy Duty Ceramic Pizza Stone, $35 from Amazon

Pizza Peel

If you're getting a pizza stone or baking steel, then you'll need a pizza peel! This is what you'll use to slide your pizza onto the peel. Now you're one step closer to having a pizzeria in your very own kitchen!

Wooden pizza peel, $22 from Amaon

Lodge 10-inch Cast Iron Skillet

My homemade pizza of choice is made in a cast iron skillet, because I love a thicker crust.

If you're unsure about investing in a pizza stone and pizza peel just yet, but still want to make great pizza at home, opt for cast iron skillet pizza instead. Cast iron can handle the blazing hot oven temperature you need (500°F or more) for truly terrific homemade pizza, so it's a great place to start.

Lodge 10-inch Cast Iron Skillet, $15 from Amazon

Rimmed Sheet Pan (2 pack)

Let's not forget about the humble sheet pan! You can make excellent homemade pizza on a sheet pan. It won't be a Neapolitan-style pizza like you'd get with a pizza stone, but it'll still be super tasty.

If you opt for sheet pan pizza, we recommend trying our Meat Lovers' Sheet Pan Pizza, Spinach and Artichoke Sheet Pan Pizza, or our Sheet Pan Pizza with Roasted Cauliflower and Greens.

Nordic Ware Aluminum Baker's Half Sheet Pan, 2 pack, $25 from Amazon

OXO Pizza Wheel

Zip through that pizza with a super sharp pizza cutter, like this one from OXO. It's comfortable to use and can even cut through deep dish pizza.

OXO Pizza Wheel and Cutter, $14 from Amazon

Gozney Roccbox

If you want to really commit to making the best homemade pizza ever, then you may want a Gozney Roccbox. It's a backyard pizza oven that can make so much more than just pizza.

Check out our review of the Gozney Roccbox here!

Gozney Roccbox, $400 from The Simply Shop

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Cambria Bold

Cambria Bold is the Product and Lifestyle Director for Simply Recipes. She has almost a decade's worth of online editorial experience and know-how, first as the Managing Editor for Apartment Therapy's green living site Re-Nest (RIP) and later as the Design and Lifestyle Editor for Kitchn. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and their two little girls. And, yes, this is her real name.

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  1. Betty

    I have many pampered chef stones as well as a new rocrock stone that can be used outside on a grill. I have lits of the products listed here except for that 400.00 item. I use to work in a pizza shop. The only thing i really need is the scale.