Like so many things I do, Aaron was skeptical.
I guess I can understand that. After all, his family owns a pizzeria, and we literally get all the free pizza we’d ever want And their pizza is delicious, but it’s a very thin, very delicious cracker crust style pizza.
Sometimes, I’m just craving a thicker, more robust style crust (maybe you’d call it Neapolitan style but looking at the definition I might be calling it the wrong thing. So I don’t know. I just know what I like).
I have never been able to make that kind of crust (successfully) at home in my oven. It just isn’t hot enough.
So I did that thing that I do and bought it as a Father’s day gift. That sounds mean but he does the same thing to me on Mother’s day so we’ll call it even. I figured he’d get a pizza or two out of it, and if it sucked, we’d give it to charity.
It advertised at getting to about 700 degrees. I was skeptical but thought if it got close, that would be good enough. I’m not certain it gets that high but it definitely gets PLENTY HOT to make good pizza. We rarely run it at full temp.
It uses a propane tank, which is incredibly convenient. It also cranks out a fully cooked pizza in about 5 to 7 minutes (and that’s DONE done). It cooks incredibly evenly.
We have this pizza probably every other week. Even when there’s a blizzard outside! We’ve had many parties where we make a whole mess of dough and everyone makes their own pizza. It’s super fun. The pizza out of this thing is so good, even Aaron’s mother comes over and eats it when we make it (and she’s a daily pizza eater). There’s so much room for creativity with toppings, it never gets old.
It takes about 10 minutes to heat up (I like to leave it longer so the stone gets really nice and hot, then crank the heat down a bit).
So Aaron went from skeptical to being a huge fan. I’m so surprised…