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Offline andyt

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16" X 6" Perforated Pizza Peel
« on: November 03, 2013, 08:43:51 AM »
I am considering buying one of these peels with the perforated aluminum head:

-do they really make a difference when releasing excess flour before launching

-do they have their own set of drawbacks

-I have found one for $140, are there better prices

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: 16" X 6" Perforated Pizza Peel
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 09:01:36 AM »
Not sure what you are Measuring 16X6 ?
GI  Metal with 16" perforated head  comes in 20",47",59"  handle size ?
if this is what you are after I would be glad to help you out
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Re: 16" X 6" Perforated Pizza Peel
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 10:27:33 AM »
I am considering buying one of these peels with the perforated aluminum head:

-do they really make a difference when releasing excess flour before launching

-do they have their own set of drawbacks

-I have found one for $140, are there better prices

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards
andyt



Andyt, I love my GI perforated metal peel. Yes, it does allow easy release and excess flour falls to the table before launch. I find it helps to nudge the bottom or slap lightly to encourage excess flour to fall away. Best single improvement to launching that I have made. No reason to change.

Mark
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Re: 16" X 6" Perforated Pizza Peel
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 08:29:45 AM »
Sorry for the delay, I was pouring wine at a Food & Wine Festival yesterday.

I am looking for a 16" perforated head with a 20" handle.  I would have it shipped to West Haven CT and will pick it up there in December.

Thanks for your input Mark.

andyt

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Re: 16" X 6" Perforated Pizza Peel
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 09:48:15 AM »
Save your money, buy a wood peel to launch or if you have some wood laying around like I did, make your own.
Retrieve with metal.
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Re: 16" X 6" Perforated Pizza Peel
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 04:42:05 PM »
$99 List for the GI 16" head $20" handle   I sent PM with discount  I can save you the $20 shipping also as I am willing to run to West Haven
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Re: 16" X 6" Perforated Pizza Peel
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 06:54:12 PM »
as I am willing to run to West Haven
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Re: 16" X 6" Perforated Pizza Peel
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2013, 03:34:23 PM »
Save your money, buy a wood peel to launch or if you have some wood laying around like I did, make your own.
Retrieve with metal.
Mario

I'm with Mario.  Buy a wood peel.  Mine cost about $10 at a restaurant supply store.  A dusting of flour and semolina and it's able to launch even super thin high hydration skins with ease.  It retrieves them too.

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Re: 16" X 6" Perforated Pizza Peel
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2013, 02:37:42 PM »
Wow, southern California is really wood peel country, thanks Mario & Chuck.  I used to have a wood peel that I made myself and used it for years. 

About 10 years ago I bought a 16" X 16" aluminum peel and retired the wooden peel.  It has worked quite well, much thinner than my wooden peel.

Been seeing the perforated peel in Tony Gimignanni photos/videos.  Looked at photos of the Texas Pizza Summit and the perforated peel was there, but so was the wooden peel.

I would really like to minimize the amount of flour going onto the stone when launching, but is $110+ perforated peel worth it?

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Re: 16" X 6" Perforated Pizza Peel
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2013, 06:24:50 PM »
Hi, I like the metal peel to retrieve because it's thin. The wood peel that I made is too thick for that, but it works great for launches. I bought a cheap aluminum peel. I'm too cheap to spend that much on a peel.
Mario


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Re: 16" X 6" Perforated Pizza Peel
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2013, 02:14:56 PM »
First I would like to apologize for mislabeling this thread, it should be 16" X 16".  Yes my laptop has a small screen and my eyes aren't what they were.

I ordered the peel and had it delivered to a friend in West Haven CT.  I live in Canada, the shipping to West Haven was $10, shipping Internationally to Canada would cost $40+ shipping.

The peel arrived yesterday when my friend came up to Canada and I happened to be making pizza last night.  Getting the dressed pie off the deck was very easy and the amount of flour left behind on the deck was shocking.  As the six pies were served, one comment was repeated over and over "the crust is awesome, much better flavor than normal".  I had noticed immediately.

The reduced amount of flour on the crust , as a result of the perforated peel, changed the crust dynamics.  There was better contact with the stone, resulting in better, brighter flavours, crispier crust.  Too much flour under the crust acts as an insulator.  The peel cost $105.00 but I think the difference it made on my first try is worth it.  There is nothing more satisfying than making the best pizza I can.  Does anyone know of a source of additional information on how to use these peels?

Thanks to all who posted, much appreciated.

andyt


 

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