Iron Pig Pizza Steel (before it was seasoned)
makes excellent pizzas!
made in Ireland from 6mm thick steel plate
Pizza Steel and Pizza Peel combo
Made from 6mm solid steel, these chunky hexagonal pizza steels are made to help you cook the best pizzas ever.
€45 plus postage
Practically indestructible, these are a useful additional to any kitchen. They measure 32cm x 36cm and fit most ovens. They weight a hefty 4.5kg - which allows them to retain huge amounts of heat, so they'll cook your pizza in no time, even when you open the oven door. (Just don't drop yours on your toe!)
These come dressed with solid coconut oil. This will season your steel so your pizzas won't stick. The first time you use your steel, put it into the middle of your oven and 'cook' it at 200 degrees celcius until it stops smoking - around 30 minutes. After that, turn up your oven to your required temperature and get your pizzas ready. Just before you load your pizza onto the steel, sprinkle lightly with flour, semolina or maize-meal. This will add a delicious crispy texture to the pizza as well as ensuring it wont stick.
Don't try to move your steel when it's hot. Leave it in the oven all the time it's in use. Use a peel/paddle to load and unload your pizza. (There's a lovely one right here!)
Once the steel is cool, wipe clean with a warm soapy water and dry thoroughly.
Order through the 'SHOP' page above.
(If you order a steel and a peel at the same time
you'll save €10)
We just learned a really easy way to handle your uncooked pizza and it works so well we have to share it..
1. Prepare your pizza on some baking paper,
2. Dress the hot steel in the normal way with maize meal (or similar),
3. Scoop up the pizza and paper together (using a peel or spatulas) and lay them both onto the hot steel,
4. After a few minutes, slide the paper out.
Remove the paper at the same time as you turn your pizza (so it cooks evenly). The paper slides out easily at this stage, leaving the pizza to finish cooking on the steel.
No accidental spills - so easy!
Iron Pig Pizza Steel (they turn black after seasoning!)