As a company that takes great pride in our outdoor pizza ovens and wood fired pizza oven kits, we obviously have strong feelings about the best ways to cook pizza. Not only are wood fired pizza ovens a great excuse to gather together with family and friends, but they're also a great way to make tasty pizzas by hand. Of course, if you're like us, then you often end up with quite a few leftover slices in your refrigerator come Monday morning.
And that leaves you with a classic dilemma -- to microwave or not to microwave? Some people don't mind eating cold leftover pizza, especially those of us that don't like the soggy crust that comes from sticking leftover pizza in the microwave.
Chances are you're one of the 93% of Americans who eats at least one slice of pizza each month. That's because the average American eats 46 slices every year, and statistically speaking that means 350 slices are eaten every second of the day. Yet somehow, no matter how much pizza we eat, there are always leftovers. But what if there was a better way to heat leftover pizza? Fortunately, there is.
After Using Outdoor Wood Fired Pizza Ovens, The Best Way To Reheat Pizza Is...
Pizza oven kits are great for making whole pizzas, but not everyone wants to fire up the oven just to heat up a few slices. In the past few years, a number of "life hacking" blogs have made famous a little-known technique for reheating pizza. It's the kind of simple DIY life hack that's so simple it seems obvious in retrospect, but it's absolutely the best way to heat pizza.
It's called the skillet method, and it couldn't be easier. Rather than nuking your slice in the microwave, or waiting for the oven to preheat, simply break out a skillet and light the burners. Place one or two pieces on the skillet, turn the heat to medium-high, and wait.
In just a few minutes your home will be filled with the delightful smell of fresh pizza. When you see the cheese start to melt, you know it's ready. This method gives you warm, melty cheese and crispy crust. So why is this method so much better than the alternatives?
Can you imagine if you tried to make a grilled cheese sandwich in the microwave? The cheese might melt, but the bread would be soft, soggy, and not even a little brown. The skillet method of reheating pizza blackens the crust slightly, just like you'd get in the best pizza oven kits. Plus, the skillet heats up the sauce and cheese just the right amount.
Then you simply slide it off the skillet and onto a plate.