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Pizza wheels

Other than cutting pizzas, do they have any other function or use? I saw them at Bed Bath Beyond, and surely there's not that many people making their own pizzas at home.

They look cool and I'm tempted to buy one, but I need to first justify finding other purposes for it. :)

And, what's the best or your favorite pizza wheel?

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  1. They are great for cutting items cooked on a sheet (granola/energy bars), kopytka, and homemade pasta (I don't have a pasta maker)

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    1. re: redips

      So, if you're using to cut items cooked on a sheet, are you using non-stick pizza wheel for that or still using stainless steel pizza wheel?

    2. Not really a mandatory tool...but I have one, wustof, I believe, and did buy it because I thought it was cool. Also handy to cut up brownies

      1. "surely there's not that many people making their own pizzas at home"

        There are hundreds of millions of frozen pizzas sold in the US every year, so while people aren't necessarily "making" pizza at home, they're eating pizza at home.

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        1. re: ferret

          The sale of pizza dough at supermarkets such as A & P and ShoprRite, (not the Pilsbury dough either) and pizza stones at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and Williams-Sonoma make me think people making their own pizza at home is on the rise...no pun intended.

          I can barely go one month without seeing a pizza recipe printed in a magazine or TV show.

          I have a cheap OXO pizza wheel. It does the trick just fine. I use my cheap knife sharpener to keep sharp.

        2. As a general rule, I try to avoid single-purpose gadgets, but I'm very happy to own a pizza wheel. It really does work better than a knife for cutting pizza. It's also the ideal too to use when I make cheese straws.

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          1. re: Pumpkinseed

            Hi all,

            Best tool I've found for cutting puff pastry, it doesn't compress the edge.

            Also sheets of pasta for square ravioli.

            Lucy

            1. re: I used to know how to cook...

              Absolutely!

              Also, if you're making a lot of roll cookies, using a pizza cutter to cut them into simple squares, triangles or diamonds can speed things up tremendously. AND there's no waste dough to re-roll and be tougher.

              Likewise, biscuits or scone dough can be cut in squares or patted into disks and cut into wedges for waste-free cutting.

              1. re: rainey

                I always cut my biscuits into squares for precisely this reason - no waste, and no re-rolled dough.

          2. Dexter makes the only pizza cutter worth anything. three quarters the Bed bath beyond gadgets are crap...

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            1. re: MOSFET

              yeah, but it's so fun to wander around and play with them! It's like Toys R' Us for adults! LOL
              I can waste an entire afternoon in one of those places.