The Pizza Steel - Reviews

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Works like a charm - 5 stars as well for the team
"Germans and their bread... yes, I have always liked to make my own bread at home until I moved to London into an apartment with the worst oven I've had so far. Bread would never turn out and the pizzas were alright but far from perfectly crisp. The pizza steel makes a considerable difference. Before going into the pros and cons of the pizza steel (and paddles), I am giving this review the highest rating not only because I like the concept and because it works, but because the team (Brian) is super responsive and friendly. I respect family run businesses and would always prefer to support those over the big commercial ones. The bad news first: It is heavy! I quite like it as I feel like I deserve a pizza after all this exercise but my wife would have trouble manoeuvring it at all. It also needs to be sealed/seasoned with some olive oil - be prepared to have a smelly kitchen as this process does create a bit of smoke. The steel does not like water or cleaning agents as high carbon steel can rust (but you can scrub - see below). The good news: Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! And bread... finally! Joking aside, it does the job really well, creates a crispy bottom if pre-heated properly (I put my oven on broil/grill to get the steel piping hot) a nice spring and I have not had a single pizza that did not turn out well (I make them from fresh dough, haven't tried frozen yet). As for the paddle - they are pretty nice too. The pizza sticks a bit more than with wood but nothing that course semolina cannot fix (google the technique - it has revolutionised my pizza transfer skills). Next to everything working well, what I like most is that paddles and steel seem indestructible. It is more likely to break your foot than the steel when you accidentally drop it! You can use sandpaper to clean it (I asked whether it was treated - it's not... so scrub away (or use baking sheets)), the paddles are thin but seem quite sturdy (just as you want it, really) so I am sure this will last me a long, long time. At last, the size that I ordered fits the oven perfectly. I am overall very happy and would recommend it. "
Florian H.
Really fast delivery and great service
"As the title suggests really fast delivery and a great service, we were updated every step of the process. Great item as well, we've managed to crack two pizza stones previously but this one is invincible."
Victoria John
Scratched pizza peels
"I bought this for my husband's birthday so we only recently opened it and haven't used it yet as our kitchen has just been refitted. I would like it to be noted though that when my husband opened the pizza steel box, the pizza peels were both scratched and one of them quite badly so. Hopefully the steel itself is ok."
Jo Ingold
Expectations were high - Experience was higher
"Having recently got into pizza making and then bread making I did a lot of research on how to get the best results in a domestic oven. After looking at numerous UK and American 'tools and techniques' I eventually settled on the pizza steel. I'm so glad I did (so are my family). The pizzas are coming out with a lovely crisp base and crust within approx. 5/6 minutes. My bread is now getting that sought after initial oven spring and developing a nice crunchy crust. Highly recommended..."
John Nicholson
Great product !!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Great product !!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Pizza Steel Combo
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Tomaz Fortuna
Brilliant bit of kit
"I have always been disappointed by pizza that came from my oven, even using a baking stone. I was never able to achieve a decent 'oven spring'. The pizza steel is amazing - I get a beautiful crust on my pizza with lots of lovely air pockets in the well risen crust. And now that I have moved to making sourdough bases I am in pizza heaven. Can’t wait to try making bread with it!"
Konrad Bishop
Almost as good as a wood fired oven
"A few years ago I built a large wood fired oven in the garden for making pizzas. The results are great and it has always had rave reviews but being in the garden, it's more of a summer thing. I have been interested in experimenting with making better dough and having had less than stellar results with pizza stones (cracked), I thought I would go for a pizza steel. Last week I cranked out 7 pizzas for some friends and I was really impressed with the results (that exceeded my expectations). The dough was spot on - really good and crispy, nicely browned and actually very close to what I get from the wood fired oven. The method of using baking parchment was new to me as well but worked flawlessly - it made things very simple and cut out any mess. This is simply a fantastic product and I really recommend it."
Nils Eastwood
Excellent for pizza baking
"Have tried the steel several times already and I'm extremely pleased. Excellent crust and really boosts the pizza experience."
Christian Berg Meland
Easter and Christmas at the same time :)
"One of my best friends usually used a Pizza stone and the result was (nearly) perfect. Then we found some Trailers/recommandations about the Pizza Steel and after the first Video only one joice remained: We have to buy a Pizza steel!! Right now!! To be honest, it was my first "selfmade" Pizza and the result for me was just great. Crusty edge, only 4 min. inside the ofen so the ingredients were fresh, and luscious. Looking Forward for tonight --> second try!! thanks a lot for this great Invention :)"
Michael Hunglinger
Real Pizza at home
"I enjoy making pizza and this addition to my recipe is the perfect tool. the pizza base is perfectly cooked and has a nice crisp to it. looking forward to many more uses."
Ross Martin
Got to love it!
"The crust is excellent and the plate is durable, I could not ask for more."
Jonathan Vauhkonen
Does the job
"Having had this for a few weeks now and using it for Neapolitan style pizza and bread, I can safely say you'll get a beautiful crust, bubbles and char marks - the steel really holds the heat well and the food will come out lovely. I can't however give it full marks because for what I consider a premium quality/non-essential product the finish on the product is quite poor. All the edges on all three things are very sharp, I will most definitely be taking some sandpaper to it at some point. Also, the engraving on the items isn't that great, with it bleeding through to the opposite side. I realise these are very minor points and I'm actually very happy with it because of the pizza! I just thought for something that should be of the highest calibre they are very simple things the company could fix in future steels/peels/cutters they manufacture. Cheers."
Marcus Lee
Huge improvement in my pizzas
"Fast delivery, good instructions with it. Didn't take long to season it and start using it and it's made a huge difference. If you are a fan of home made pizzas, you should definitly get one of these"
William Moffatt
Improved my pizza immediately
"Once the initial 'breaking in' of the steel has been done it is quick and easy to use - the quality of the pizza I make, and the speed at which it bakes, has noticeably improved (I was using a stone, and still use that for bread). Great pizza, and great customer service from Brian as well - definitely recommended if you can't quite get round to building a wood-fired brick oven in your kitchen."
Jonathan Lindsay
Amazing results
"I have owned many pizza stone over the years, and this is by far the best one. I have made 4 pizzas over the past week, all with perfect results. The best part is that the steel both heats up much quicker than a stone, but also seems to retain the heat very well - especially important when I make more than one pizza. All in all: great!!"
Christian Gomnaes
Great results so far. Pizzas
"Great results so far. Pizzas have been excellent and bread has turned out so well that I'm baking more than ever. "
Shane Johnson
Excellent for the steel
"Yes baking steel is very good product, and i am very happy with results. Price and delivery cost are good (and no import tax😀) Both cutter and peel are poorly finnished ( 2 min job to round with sandpaper) and there was big dent on peel when it arrived."
Samu Väisänen
Finally good pizza in home oven
"No problems with delivery, no fear of items breaking as its a steel plate :D"
Ossi Kaakkola
"Made amazing pizza, bread and quesadillas. One of the best buys I've made. "
Riccardo Ressa
Excellent product and customer service
"Its part of the family!!"
Noeleen Burrows
Better than any stone
"It has been really brilliant! It’s great to finally get pizza with a nice crispy base - no stone I have ever had ever really cooked the base effectively. Also used this to bake some bread which was also very successful. The dough cutters and peels also are very useful. Excellent product - this has actually delayed me buying a wood fired oven!"
Darren Heather
Thank God!
"I must have spent over £500 on various pizza stones over the past years which have been totally useless. I am a home baker and have been desperate and miserable over the pizza results I have had. Let me say that this steel whilst heavy is a godsent from heaven above!!!!! First results were brilliant and I'm so excited to develop my recipes now that I have a proper surface to bake it on!!! Thank you Pizzasteel! "
Petra Fischer
happy with my purchase
"Very swift (and rather cheap) delivery (I live in Belgium) and the product itself really makes a difference when making pizza. I have had a pizza stone in the past, but was never really happy with the results it got me, not so with the pizza steel, great results! A bit expensive for what is essentially 'just' a slab of steel, but I'm confident it'll last me a long time, combined with the excellent service I feel I got my money's worth."
Pieter Van Der Helst
Buy one….
"….they're brilliant!"
Matt Case
"Excelent, higly recomended."
Ljiljana Aversa Vorkapic
The Baking Combo
"Excellent pieces of kitchen utilities!!! Highly recommended for anyone interested in baking and home made pizza aficionados. "
Akos Szederjei
"Bought this in order to try and replicate restaurant quality pizzas in a home oven and it has been a great success. Clearly it's a thick slab of steel so it's very heavy to move around - not a one handed job to put it in and out of the oven, that's for sure! But it does exactly what it says - holds the heat really well, gives a direct source of heat to the base of whatever you're baking and produces excellent pizzas. "
Claire D'Arcy
Very good for bread and pizza Banking
"There is a significant difference between bread baking stone and this pizza steel. Faster in heating up and better baking. But till now i didn't manage to bake pizza in less than 8 minutes..."
Eckhard Behr
Good but can be more polished
"The main baking steel is of good weight so heat can be maintained quite well. The small stainless steel pizza cutter isn't that useful and the edges are a bit rough. Overall it is quite good, but the pictures on the website look more polished than the actual product."