Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Bamboo Pizza Paddle Reviewed

Convenient Way To Remove Pizza From Oven

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Pizza image courtesy of pixabay.com
I recently received a bamboo pizza paddle and honestly wasn't sure that I would ever use it. To my surprise, I actually love it! Can I tell you how many times that I have burned myself trying to take a pizza out of the oven? Let's just say a lot and leave it at that. 

We have pizza often at our house. There is an establishment near us that makes them for you to take home and bake in your own oven. These pizzas are delicious and this paddle has come in handy when I am ready to remove them. The size of the paddle more than accommodates the size of the pizza and it is so easy to use. Another advantage is that with it being constructed of bamboo, I can take the pizza out of the oven and also use the paddle as a cutting board. 

I don't know if you are aware of this or not so I'll share something about cutting boards and bamboo. This dense wood has become very popular with chefs and cooks around the world for use as a surface to cut fruits, vegetables and meats. Bamboo does not need as much maintenance as some of the other woods that are used for cutting boards. The bamboo doesn't retain water so your board won't become warped or cracked like the others do. Plus bacteria is less likely to grow because there is no water in the wood for it to propagate. Knives do not scar the bamboo as easily as other woods. Those scars can also be a breeding ground for bacteria. Bamboo is earth friendly and easier to grow than say a maple tree. The bamboo will mature in three to six years where a maple won't mature for thirty or more years. 

So, I am loving my bamboo pizza paddle as both a way to remove a hot pizza out of the oven and as a cutting board for the pizza and other foods. It is lightweight and with the handy hole at the end, I can hang it on the side of one of my cabinets for storage. Honestly, I wish that I had purchased one a long time ago. 

What about you? Do you already own one or are thinking that maybe one would be nice to have in your kitchen?



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7 comments:

  1. This looks great. It is a real pain getting pizza out of the oven and I can see where this would make it a much easier task. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  2. Looks like the perfect kitchen aid - a pizza paddle and a multi-task cutting board all in one. Thanks, Bev.

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  3. I have seen the guys in the pizza restaurants use these types of pizza paddles but I have never used one myself. I assume you cook the pizza on the rack and then slide the board under the pizza to remove it like they do. Very cool! I really like the idea that bacteria is less likely to grow on (or in the cuts) of bamboo.

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  4. I have seen pizza paddles used in those outdoor pizza ovens. I definitely want one (both the paddle and the outdoor oven... haha). I had no idea about bamboo being a better wood surface for the kitchen. Thank you for sharing this information.

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  5. I bought several of these pizza paddles although they were slightly different than these, over 30 years ago. We eat a lot of pizza so they have been very handy. Now if I could just keep my husband from using them as cutting boards!

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  6. I love the shape of that pizza paddle/cutting board. I imagine you could even use it as a cheese and sliced meats tray and make a really nice display. I love kitchen tools that have more than one "job" and do each one well. This is one of them for sure. Great Review!

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  7. That looks like a very handy item indeed. This would make a terrific gift for someone. I wasn't aware of all the benefits of a bamboo cutting board. Found that very interesting. I learned a new thing today :)

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