5 Must-Have Tools for Pizza Lovers

If your favorite Friday nights involve pizza parties at home, you don’t want to miss these pizza-making picks.


Chef’n Pizza Scissors


There are few things better than pizza straight from the oven, but cutting into a hot pie often results in a cheesy, saucy mess. These stainless-steel scissors ensure your slices stay intact by making clean cuts through the crust, cheese, and toppings. The flat, angled blades slide effortlessly underneath the pizza, and come apart easily when it’s time for a clean.

To buy: $19, williams-sonoma.com.

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The Elements of Pizza


The latest from Ken Forkish, the award-winning author of Flour Water Salt Yeast and owner of Ken’s Artisan Pizza in Portland, Oregon, this technique-driven book will revolutionize your pies. Filled with precise measurements for more than a dozen dough recipes, innovative topping combinations, and a genius broiling method that results in the crispiest of crust bubbles, it’s an essential read for any pizza-making enthusiast.

To buy: $27, amazon.com.

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Classic Red Sauce


We don’t say this often, but this jarred sauce will give grandma’s recipe a run for its money. Inspired by the classic red sauce served at the beloved Jersey City Italian restaurant Jule’s, this small-batch sauce—made with vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh garlic, and basil—is bursting with fresh flavor. We love it for slathering onto pizza dough, but it’s great on homemade pasta, too.

To buy: $11, mouth.com.

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Hand-Carved Pizza Peel


Make like a pro with this pizza peel, which, thanks to its angled edge, slides easily under hot pizzas to scoop them out of the oven (no more burnt fingers!). The hand-carved peel is so pretty, in fact, that you can take your pie straight from oven to table. The curved handle keeps the peel from sliding around in your hand.

To buy: $100, food52.com.

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Pizza Posto Spice


Once you’ve mastered the perfect slice, top it off with this pizza-flavored (Parmesan, oregano, tomato, and garlic) spice blend. And don’t reserve it just for pizza night. Sprinkle onto pasta and roasted veggies, or even popcorn and toasted nuts.

To buy: $15, food52.com.

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