Also a quick review of 5 different cutters: (getting family & friends into pizza-making at home, so we all tried different models)1. 3-3/8" stainless steel wheel:
Good reviews (5 stars out of 44 reviews). Didn't like it, too wobbly. It said it's heavy-duty but it doesn't feel that way at all. Pass.2. Mega Maxx 4" safety nylon wheel:
Got this based off the hand-roller recommendation earlier in the thread. Don't think it's the same model. Stinks. Wobbly. Would have been better if it was more secure & made out of metal. Pass. May try the metal version from OXO or Zyliss down the road because the concept is good:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CYDGTQK/?tag=pmak-20https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002IT37Z6/?tag=pmak-203. Server-cutter combo with 2.5" metal blade:
This was bought as more of a novelty, but actually works really well. Only complaint is the blade isn't big enough...if you have a pizza with a lot of cheese, the wheel gets caught in it. A version of this with a 4" metal blade would be awesome! We ended up using a different rolling wheel most of the night (the 4" OXO described below) along with a pie server.4. OXO 4" metal wheel:
This one is great. Sturdy, good grip, cuts quick & well. I bet the hand cutter above would be a lot better with a 4" metal blade like this because you'd get more direct pressure & control over the cut.5. 18" rocker blade:
When I worked at the pizza shop when I was younger, we had a bowed knife similar to this but with palm grips on each side. I wanted a similar one, but I like having a hand grip on one end, machete-style, and a palm grip on the other end - lets you apply good pressure, rock the blade for a good cut, and gives you precise control along a large path. I think the largest pizzas I'll ever do will be 16", so this will give more than full coverage for a complete cut. I will say that the larger dual palm-grip knives do a better job (bigger & heavier), but I don't like the grip as much, plus I can use this knife for other things as well.What I learned:
1. A 4" metal rolling cutter is the way to go if you want a roller.
2. The OXO was the crowd favorite (we didn't slice all the pizzas right away, depending on if kids wanted a smaller slice or if adults wanted a smaller sampler slice of a different-flavored pie).
3. A 4" metal hand roller would probably be awesome. I may pick one up to supplement my own knife (the rocker blade).
4. Definitely love the huge rocker blade. No idea where I'm going to store it safely, but it makes quick work of slicing pizza accurately!