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Operating short handle pizza peel
« on: June 06, 2013, 01:39:17 PM »
When you load your pizza into your oven or pizza stone (any kind) using short handle pizza peel, do you carry your pizza peel / pizza, and load with one or both hands?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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Re: Operating short handle pizza peel
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 01:48:56 PM »
My wood peel with the 18" handle, I always load with one hand.  My elbow hits the end of the handle on the top and my hand grasps the handle about 2/3 of the way down.  I think I just use my elbow to help balance out the weight, which allows me to go one handed onto the stone.  Hope that helps.

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Re: Operating short handle pizza peel
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 03:37:27 PM »
Thanks Diana, if you had an 8" handle pizza peel will you be able to use one hand?



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Re: Operating short handle pizza peel
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 03:50:46 PM »
Thanks Diana, if you had an 8" handle pizza peel will you be able to use one hand?

8" handle on a 16"x 16" wood peel would be doable one hand for me.  My 16"x32" peel, I have to use two hands.  I have small wrists, so they buckle with the larger peel.

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Re: Operating short handle pizza peel
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 04:01:13 PM »
Diana, Thank you for your feedback
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Re: Operating short handle pizza peel
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 11:37:08 AM »
My peel handle is short, 20" (relatively) GI Metal A37RF. I use one hand to launch, my other hand is holding open the top of my 2 Stone.
 
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Re: Operating short handle pizza peel
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2013, 11:49:52 AM »
Bert

I think the shape of the handle plays a part; a flat handle resists torquing while a round handle can add an element of excitement when using one hand.

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Re: Operating short handle pizza peel
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 12:06:23 PM »
Thanks Bob
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