Metal pizza peels typically have an aluminum blade or paddle. The blade, or the paddle if you prefer, is plenty thin enough that it can easily slide beneath the pizza and above the stone so you can quickly remove the pizza – ‘scoop’ the pizza up.
Most if not all pizza peels, wood and metal inclusive, have wood handles. This should ensure that you don’t burn your hands.
There is a drawback with regard to metal pizza peels: The dough has a tendency for sticking to the blade. Sure, freshly made pizza dough also sticks to wood blades, but not to the same extent.
As with wood pizza peel blades, dust your aluminum blade with cornmeal. This makes it easier to slip the raw dough off. You can use flour but cornmeal has larger grains so the ‘sliding off’ is more easily achieved.
It’s for this reason that some avid home pizza makers own two pizza peels – one wood, one aluminum. They use the wood peel to place the pizza inside the oven and they use the aluminum peel to take it out.
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Best Aluminum Pizza Peels (2021)
Chef Pomodoro Aluminum Metal Pizza Peel with Foldable Wood Handle
The Chef Pomodoro Aluminum Metal Pizza Peel has, as the title suggests, a foldable wooden handle which makes the unit a little easier to store than otherwise it would be.
The paddle, or blade, measures 14 inches long by 12 inches wide, and the handle is 10 inches in length when it is folded and 24 inches in length when it’s fully extended.
The handle is made from pine wood and the paddle/ blade is commercial-grade aluminum.
The Chef Pomodoro pizza peel is not just for pizza. You can use it for bread, for pastries, cakes, pies, and others.
To wash the Chef Pomodoro use warm, soapy water. Any excess food should be scraped off prior to washing. Dry the peel immediately. Don’t use an abrasive scrubber and don’t place your peel in the dishwasher.
Weight: 1.75 lbs. / 0.8 kg.
New Star Foodservice Inc. 50196 Pizza Peel
The New Star Foodservice Inc. 50196 Pizza Peel has a wooden handle and a durable anodized aluminum blade.
It’s available in an array of sizes:
- 9 x 11 x 26 inch
- 12 x 14 x 26 inch
- 12 x 14 x 36 inch
- 12 x 14 x 52 inch
- 16 x 18 x 36 inch
In each case, the longest measurement is, as you would expect, the length of the handle.
The weight? 1.2 lbs. / 0.54 kg.
Kitchen Supply Aluminum Pizza Peel with Foldable Wood Handle
The Kitchen Supply Aluminum Pizza Peel with Foldable Wood Handle is available in three different sizes:
- 12 x 14 inch
- 14 x 16 inch
- 14 x 16 inch
The wood handle is approximately 12 inches in length.
Made in Japan.
Weight: 2.5 lbs. / 1.13 kg.
Aluminum Turning Pizza Peel Paddle by Chicago Brick Oven
The Aluminum Turning Pizza Peel Paddle by Chicago Brick Oven comes in two different sizes in terms of blade diameter: 9 inch and 14 inch. The handle, which is made from wood and is detachable, is 21.5 inches long.
There’s a hole and leather strap at the top end of the handle so you can hang the peel up.
The product is made in the USA.
The smaller-sized peel weighs 1.4 lbs. / 635 g while the larger peel is 1.9 lbs. / 861 g.