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Perforated Peel......
« on: August 22, 2012, 02:35:38 PM »
For 15 bucks at RD I have my own perforated pizza peel instead of 100+ at many of the online sites. Of coarse there's a small catch, the couple hours of drawing some lines, drilling and de-burring the holes after drilling. Came out quite nice though and will test it out tonight! And yes, minus the anodized surface but should be fine, if not only out 15 bucks, worth a shot :D
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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 02:54:48 PM »
I'm not embarrassed to admit I'm a cheap bastard either!  ;D

I use a flat aluminum cookie sheet mounted to a 2" wooden dowel, reinforced with a brick tie on the back.  This is only used for turning and recovery.  I had some problems with the pie sliding off the peel when recovering.  After some thought, I theorized it might be due to the trapped air under the pizza creating a hover effect.  So I drilled some holes out, and it works much better now.  My next step may be to add "shark fins" to better grip the pizza using a nail & 2x4 anvil through the holes. 
I'd rather eat one good meal a day than 3 squares of garbage.

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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 02:59:09 PM »
I love inventiveness and hand made products that do the job. Well done to both of you.

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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 03:55:54 PM »
For 15 bucks at RD I have my own perforated pizza peel instead of 100+ at many of the online sites. Of coarse there's a small catch, the couple hours of drawing some lines, drilling and de-burring the holes after drilling. Came out quite nice though and will test it out tonight! And yes, minus the anodized surface but should be fine, if not only out 15 bucks, worth a shot :D
Jon

Why did you leave out two holes?
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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 04:38:08 PM »
 :-D Honestly......I seen I missed 2 and decided to leave them to see if anyone would notice, YOU WIN :-D

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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 04:45:26 PM »
Jon,

If symmetry was a consideration, I thought that you left out 4 holes, two in the main body and two more in the bottom-most line. Knowing that you are a very highly paid health care professional, did you calculate how much the peel cost you once you factored in the time spent modifying your peel, using your current hourly rate :-D.

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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012, 04:54:05 PM »
Jon,

If symmetry was a consideration, I thought that you left out 4 holes, two in the main body and two more in the bottom-most line. Knowing that you are a very highly paid health care professional, did you calculate how much the peel cost you once you factored in the time spent modifying your peel, using your current hourly rate :-D.

Peter

It crossed my mind and I quickly dismissed it knowing that I'm NOT all that highly paid as I would like to be. And if time were money I think we'd ALL be ordering Domino's or Pizza Hut!! :P  Plus I'm a cheap a$$ and wanted to see if it would work :)

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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012, 10:13:55 AM »
What is the benefit of using perforated metal peel..

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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2012, 10:42:03 AM »
What is the benefit of using perforated metal peel..

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It will let you shake off some of the excess bench flour through the holes.
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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2012, 11:28:11 AM »
Does the number & whole size matter, would  an  Aluminum Perforated disk work:
Disk http://www.foodservicedirect.com/product.cfm/p/99725/Aluminum-Perforated-Disk.htm

You can bolt a BBQ fork or spatula to the disk... Just another option, may cost the same...less work but not as professional looking.
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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2012, 11:49:46 AM »
It will let you shake off some of the excess bench flour through the holes.

During loading or recovery/turning
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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2012, 12:16:27 PM »
Bert, Concerning the perforated disc. Perhaps you can contact the site and find out how thick it is, but I suspect it is thin and would lack strength. :-\ Peels are much thicker then the photos of discs I've seen, but heck for the money it might be worth a try. The holes would have to be sanded smooth or it won't work as I'm sure they are stamped leaving a edge around the hole.
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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2012, 12:31:08 PM »
Jon,

If symmetry was a consideration, I thought that you left out 4 holes, two in the main body and two more in the bottom-most line. Knowing that you are a very highly paid health care professional, did you calculate how much the peel cost you once you factored in the time spent modifying your peel, using your current hourly rate :-D.

Peter
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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2012, 01:36:26 PM »
Don, it is 18 Gauge, that's prety thin for alumnium...may not be strong enough I guess.

Bob, what kind soft bit did use?? It looks pretty rough.  :)
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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2012, 01:46:32 PM »
That's should do it..
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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2012, 02:41:50 PM »
Don, it is 18 Gauge, that's prety thin for alumnium...may not be strong enough I guess.

Bob, what kind soft bit did use?? It looks pretty rough.  :)
oh.. I jus used the cutting torch out in the bodyshop. Sorry, I forgot to sand on it a 'lil.
Your's looks better...ship it!!    8)
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Re: Perforated Peel......
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2012, 02:50:33 PM »
So Jon, did the peel work ??? these Wed nite pies looked pretty nice.
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