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#### all1knew

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##### average cost to produce a 14" American pizza
« on: July 20, 2011, 03:34:14 PM »
Hello all,

Can anyone shed some light or provide a link with statistics on the average cost to produce an American style pizza?

Thanks all!

Bill

#### pizzablogger

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##### Re: average cost to produce a 14" American pizza
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 04:00:59 PM »
In general, the average cost to make a 14” American Pizza is, I would imagine, going to be pretty cheap considering that the average pizzeria makes a poor product.

Step One: get a scale.

Put some cheese in a container.  Weigh it.
Put some sauce in a container. Weight it.
Put whatever other toppings you want in an individual container. Weigh them.

Make a pizza in the manner you prefer/plan on making them (sauce amounts, cheese amounts, etc). When done making the pizza, weigh the containers again. The difference is how much of each ingredient you just used. From there it is easy to figure out your cost because you already know the cost you are paying to a wholesaler, a specialty shop, a farmer, etc for a particular item.

For items like flour, water, salt, etc, use one of the Dough Tools available here (http://www.pizzamaking.com/dough_tools.html) to find out how much of each ingredient it will take to make a pizza. Use the cost it takes to obtain these items on your end to determine your ingredient cost.

Good luck. --K
« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 05:48:03 PM by pizzablogger »
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#### Trinity

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##### Re: average cost to produce a 14" American pizza
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 12:05:26 PM »
\$3.99
It's an Earth food. They are called Swedish meatballs. It's a strange thing, but every sentient race has its own version of these Swedish meatballs! I suspect it's one of those great universal mysteries which will either never be explained, or which would drive you mad if you ever learned the truth.

#### Tman1

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##### Re: average cost to produce a 14" American pizza
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 08:44:16 PM »
I don't think the cost (\$3.99) is even that high.. although you're not taking into account the taxes, labor, etc.

#### all1knew

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##### Re: average cost to produce a 14" American pizza
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2011, 02:55:29 PM »
In general, the average cost to make a 14” American Pizza is, I would imagine, going to be pretty cheap considering that the average pizzeria makes a poor product.

Step One: get a scale.

Put some cheese in a container.  Weigh it.
Put some sauce in a container. Weight it.
Put whatever other toppings you want in an individual container. Weigh them.

Make a pizza in the manner you prefer/plan on making them (sauce amounts, cheese amounts, etc). When done making the pizza, weigh the containers again. The difference is how much of each ingredient you just used. From there it is easy to figure out your cost because you already know the cost you are paying to a wholesaler, a specialty shop, a farmer, etc for a particular item.

For items like flour, water, salt, etc, use one of the Dough Tools available here (http://www.pizzamaking.com/dough_tools.html) to find out how much of each ingredient it will take to make a pizza. Use the cost it takes to obtain these items on your end to determine your ingredient cost.

Good luck. --K

Thank you!

#### petef

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##### Re: average cost to produce a 14" American pizza
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2011, 10:13:43 PM »
Has anyone a rough idea of the costs to operate the average home kitchen oven at max temperature for 1 hour?  Gas Vs Electric would be useful info too. We could use these figure to factor in the cost to make 1 pizza.

---pete---

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