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      1. re: ferret

        Very nice design. I like it. It also looks very efficient and easy on the hand. However, it is more expensive -- about 2-5 times more than most pizza wheels:

        http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/d...

        It is probably more difficult to clean because the wheel will rotate in and out of the handle, so food can deposit inside the handle.

        I can totally see its appeal as a craving knife sort. That is to say, the pizza wheel itself is also part of the presentation tool -- like a beautiful set of craving knife and fork. Thanks for sharing this information.

        *Edited* I just found out that it can be disassembled for cleaning. :D

    1. Hi, ferret:

      Nice arty design and finish, but don't you think it has too much "belly" to make it practical? I mean, to make a full-length cut, it looks to me like you'd have to reposition your hand twice (times X cuts) or stand on your head. On a larger pie, you'd be doubling that. How is this an improvement over a wheel?

      The site's products *do* make one smile, though... I want the BBQ Boat: http://www.thegreenhead.com/2012/06/b...

      Aloha,
      Kaleo

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      1. re: kaleokahu

        "Nice arty design and finish, but don't you think it has too much "belly" to make it practical? I mean, to make a full-length cut, it looks to me like you'd have to reposition your hand twice (times X cuts) "

        It says its a pizza wheel, so I assume that blade spins.

        1. re: twyst

          <It says its a pizza wheel, so I assume that blade spins.>

          It does. You can tell by the design.

          1. re: twyst

            All right, I see how that could be--the blade may turn inside the handle. But then there's an obvious cleaning issue, even though you can disassemble it.

        2. The pizza wheels just creep me out. Every time I see one I picture someone getting cup up on the rotating blade.

          We bought this cutter at a local store and have had it for a few years it works great and I love that it's one piece of steel, nothing to break or come apart

          http://www.amazon.com/RSVP-World-Clas...

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          1. re: rasputina

            <I love that it's one piece of steel, nothing to break or come apart>

            I agree. The pizza wheel does have some advantages though. For one, a pizza wheel takes up less space.

          2. Look like something Casey Ryback would have in his kitchen.

            1. I use kitchen shears to cut my pizza.

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              1. re: pdxgastro

                Me too. Pizza wheel is just one more uni-purpose tool.

                1. re: tcamp

                  I use mine to cut fresh pasta as well as cut pizza!

              2. We have a 10" chef's knife so we don't need a pizza 'wheel'. I sure would not wish to wash the thing.

                1. How do you clean it? The blade goes into the handle at the top. even if you rotate the blade around to clean it, the blade went into the inside handle part when it was dirty. How do you clean inside that part?

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                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                      It does seem like it is worth the hassle to me. Of course we don't eat that much pizza anymore.

                      1. re: John E.

                        <t does seem like it is worth the hassle to me>

                        Based on your previous statement, I assume you meant "NOT worth". I perfectly understand your view and personally share your feeling. I personally won't have the need for one. On the other hand, like I have suggested earlier, if you view this tool as a display/show case tool like a beautiful pair of carving knife and fork, then it makes sense.

                        http://www.artedona.com/en/Cutlery/Wo...

                        I think a beautiful pizza wheel like this one has a certain value to be used in front of guests.

                        You have Le Creuset enameled cast iron cookware, right? That is also one of the selling points for Le Creuset: solid enough to be used in kitchen, beautiful enough to be put on a dining table.

                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                          Yes I meant not worth the hassle. Actually, we don't have a LeCreuset dutch oven. We do have two 6 quart Dutch enameled Dutch ovens that came from Home Shopping Network that I found on sale at a clearance store for $4 each. I bought all 7 of them. But I get your point.