I got a couple new things for my kitchen….I thought I’d let you know if they were a success or a fail.
First up, I ordered a Pizza Peel. It looks tiny in the photo but it is not. It’s big.
See? Here’s a picture of me holding it with a pizza on it.
Yep, that’s Karl photobombing me with his GIANT Zucchini from the garden.
In the past I thought these Pizza Peels to be for show or only for a wood fire oven. Then I watched this video….
For the record, I didn’t think my pizza “sucked”. I only wanted to be making the best pizza EVER so I listened to the video. So we were in quarantine and I was on a rabbit trail and I ended up taking up a couple of the tips in the video. I started preheating my stone in the oven (not for the hour she suggests-but maybe a half hour) and I started using the pizza peel.
The kids LOVED the pizza more than ever. I did too. The crust was amazing.
Here is why you need the peel. If the stone is in the oven heating, you can’t make the pizza on the stone. So you make it on the peel and slide it onto the stone. When the pizza is done, I use the peel again to get the pizza out.
We put a cold from the cupboard pizza pan on the table and then slide the pizza onto it. I love this as then we don’t have the hot stone (on pan) onto the table. This day Karl was the pizza cutter guy and he could hold onto the pan and cut the pizza-no hot pad needed.
The biggest win of the whole “buying the pizza peel” was definitely the better tasting pizza by having the stone heat in the oven first. It was well worth the $25. We only have to eat pizza at home once for it to pay itself off!! You can find the peel HERE on Amazon.
I want to try the stone and peel with some artisan bread next…YUM!!
Another thing I got for the kitchen…these Magnetic knobs.
My idea for these was to make the pans I have work as covers when I’m using the new griddle I got for the stove.
The premise is that I was suppose to be able to magnetize them to the back of the pan and then it turns into a cover…
Then I could use it to place over something on the griddle to steam it.
Here’s my review of them…meh. Apparently most of my pans aren’t the right metal for the magnets in the knobs to magnetize to. I only found this ONE pan of all of my pans that they worked with…so I’m taking this one as a fail. They were HERE on Amazon.
I bought new silicone lids for my pyrex containers.
Find them HERE on Amazon. Here’s the story on them. When we moved from the farm to the house here in town, we threw out ALL of the tupperware and rubbermaid type containers. We made the decision to only go with pyrex. I was nervous about it because I didn’t think we could have them and not break them. Kramer planned to take them back and forth to work and I was sure there was no way he could keep them decent. Well…he did. We only broke one…the lids however, have taken a beating. Many are like this…
I’ve bought replacement lids in the past and have appreciated that option but this time when I went to order some, I found the silicone lids instead. They are about double the price…but I’m loving them and am very happy with them.
These are supposed to be dishwasher friendly and that’s a good thing.
I also bought a set of these…Silicone lids.
It was one of those time where I went to Amazon and it said “others also purchased these”…When I saw they could cover watermelon and an open can of veggies I was happy for the prospect.
I got them and have been using them a month or so and have liked them. I am trying to be better about being better about not using so much saran wrap and such. These have been handy. I found them HERE on Amazon.