Tips & Techniques Equip & Tools Using a Pizza Peel

A pizza peel makes for mishap-free transfer of pizzas to and from a baking stone.

Scatter semolina or all-purpose flour onto the pizza peel.

Gently lay a rolled-out round of pizza dough on the peel and add the desired toppings.

Use the peel to slide the pizza onto the stone, quickly yanking the peel backwards to remove it. After baking, slip the peel under the crust and transfer the pizza to a cutting board. Cut the pizza into slices and enjoy.