'Equipment and Accessories' on Serious Eats

The Pizza Butler, a Space-Saving Pizza Tray

thepizzabutler.com This one's for all the pizzeria owners out there in Slice land. You've probably encountered this problem if you've got two-tops in your pizza joint—sometimes it's hard to fit a large pie on the table along with plates, drinks, napkin-holders, and spice shakers. Heck, even at a four-top table, you're running some serious space deficits when customers order two pies. Enter Manny Velis's Pizza Butler, whose Z-shape design cuts the pan footprint in half. At $45.99 for the least expensive options (the 13- and 14-inch models), however, you're really putting a premium on space and customer convenience. Seems... More

Circular Saw Pizza Cutter

Sadly, the Pizza Pro 3000 pizza cutter is not a functioning circular saw. Although, if it were, things could get nasty fast—and you'd need safety goggles at dinner time. It's yet another novelty pizza cutter for the pizza freak in your life. Release date and price TBD from Fred & Friends [via Nerd Approved. Thanks, Humes!]... More

Man Builds Coal-Oven Grill Simulator

Editor's note: A short time ago, homeslice Philip G. got in touch, telling me there was a post on pizzamaking.com that was making quite a stir: Reverse-Engineered Coal-Fired Brick Oven. Apparently, a Michigan man had invented a grill insert that he claimed simulated a coal- or wood-fired oven. I clicked over and became fascinated by the metal-and-stone device (pictured below). Could something so simple-looking achieve the holy grail of at-home pizza-making—hot enough and consistent enough temperatures to perfectly cook a pie? I don't know yet, because my 2stone Pizza Grill has only today begun its UPS journey to my home... More

Pizza Case

I don't know about you, but I've never been able to keep a leftover slice around long enough to cart it anywhere in a little resealable pizza case. But, if you have such willpower and you just happen to live in Seoul, South Korea, you might want to pick up such an item. Slice found this one on the blog Superlocal via Poketo. It was purchased at a thousand-won shop there, the equivalent to a dollar store in the States. Update: As homeslice Prairie points out in the comments here, yes, they do have something similar in the States.... More

Round and Round: Pizza Cutter Test

The Chicago Tribune takes nine pizza cutters out for a test spin. This being a Chicago paper, its judging skewed more toward wheels that could handle deep dish: We wanted a cutter that could make slices without too much effort, cutting but not crushing that thick outer crust, and with wheels big enough to navigate the fillings. The smaller wheels got gobbled up by the pizza; in some cases the safety guards were so close to the wheels that cheese and sauce collected on the base--a mess for sure, but also robbing our servings of those tasty ingredients. Finally, we... More

Portable Pizza Oven

At some point, the guy who invented this thing (right) was like, "I love pizza. I love to drive. How can I merge my two passions?" Instead of getting a pizza delivery job, like anyone else, he came up with a portable pizza oven that plugs into a car's cigarette lighter socket. Perfect for all those times you wanted to cook your frozen pizza on the way home from the grocery store. 12-Volt Portable Oven and Pizza Maker [Sports Imports Ltd.]... More

The NyFork

Sure, they all blogged it last week, but who among them bought it? Who among them spent their hard-earned money on a NyFork? Who among them risked life and limb (well, tongue and finger, more like it) to test this gizmo for its effectiveness in service to the pizza-eating public? That's right: Nobody. This blog alone braved the dual dangers of hot pizza and sharp slicer (so sharp, in fact, that it is "not recommended for use by small children") to bring you this report. I received my set of two NyForks yesterday afternoon at the office. Instead of... More


Slice started using that del.icio.us web-based tag/bookmark thing last week, seeing as how all these blogger folk are doing it. Upon signing up, we did a quick search to see what sort of pizza stuff (of course) was on there and found this pizza cutter–fork. We tucked it away in our bookmarks meaning to bring it to you and post about it after we had received and tested our forks. Unfortunately, Boing Boing, the "Directory of Wonderful Things," forced our hand with its post this morning. Anyway, for the two people who haven't seen this already, take a look. It's... More

Slice-cycles: Pizza Cutters as Art

Take a spin: Artist Frankie Flood's pizza cutters take inspiration from chopper motorcycles and fringe culture. Clockwise from top left: Mantis (2003), Psycho Pizza Cadillac (2003), Easy Rider (2001), Pizza for Life (2002), and Phatboy (2003). [Credit: Frankie Flood] Some of you might have caught these pizza cutters yesterday on gadget blog Gizmodo. If you didn't see them there, behold them here. Artist Frankie Flood creates "machined pizza cutters [that] draw inspiration from chopper motorcycles and attempt to reclaim the mythology and economic usefulness of the American worker as patriarch; translating machine or functional object into flesh and blood."... More

Where to Buy Pizza Supplies in NYC

One-Stop Kitchen Shop: Ever check out the string of kitchen-supply stores on the Bowery near Houston? No? Well, you're in for a treat. Like Chef Restaurant Supply (top), they're open to the public and have all sorts of neat gadgets (above, left and right) that the average home cook would never need. That doesn't mean it's not fun to browse, though. If you were to describe life as a cycle that comprises sleeping, eating, and working (along with some other fun stuff thrown in to break up the monotony), then there are two obvious "depot" superstores that have us... More

Tempting Tupperware

I almost became a thief this afternoon. The potential crime scene: the kitchenette at work. The motive: this ingenious item at right. It's a store-and-serve pizza-slice container, and I happened upon it on my way to the watercooler. One of my coworkers had washed out one like this one and left it to dry on the counter. Snooping closely, I found that it's made by Tupperware. Unfortunately, a search of the Tupperware website yielded nothing. The company apparently no longer makes it. Fortunately, there's eBay, and a quick search there turns up plenty of these accessories. At about an inch... More

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