It may feel excessive, but a pizza peel can change pizza night at your place forever. If you know the pain of accidentally burning your hand when shuffling a pie into the oven (or worse, spilling toppings as you rotate it), this handy tool can solve that problem. Pizza peels are also great for baking bread and pastries, and they can double as a charcuterie boards in a pinch. The best pizza peel should be easy to lift and maneuver and made of a heat- and scratch-resistant material. Most are made from aluminum, a light, sturdy option that's easy to transport, or wood, which offers both durability and rustic visual appeal. The paddles should be wide enough to fit a large pie with ease, but also thin enough that they're a cinch to slide under pizzas, bread and other foods.
We've scoured the web to find the best pizza peels for all uses. Whether you want a traditional wooden paddle or prefer a sleek metal number, here are six of the best pizza peels you can buy.