How to Use the Perfect Pizza Press
1. Wash the Perfect Pizza Press with a mild dish soap and soft sponge prior to the first use, and after every use. Never scrub the Perfect Pizza Press with an abrasive material, such as steel wool.
To make a pizza using the Perfect Pizza Press, do the following:
2. Grease and/or season your baking sheet or pizza stone, and then roll out your pizza dough as you would normally. Add the desired amount of sauce and/or herbs and spices.
Do not add any substantial, bulky toppings before the Perfect Pizza Press is in place! Because the Perfect Pizza Press lacks blades, it will not be able to cut through hard or fibrous materials.
3. Center the Perfect Pizza Press on top of the stone or pan. When in place, press down gently but firmly on the Perfect Pizza Press until steel meets stone (or pan). Leave the Perfect Pizza Press in place.
4. Continue adding your desired toppings: meat, cheese, veggies, fruit, etc. When done, transfer the entire apparatus into the oven and bake at your preferred settings.
If this is your first time working with the Perfect Pizza Press, keep checking on your pizza every few minutes, particularly towards the end of the process. After some experimenting with the Perfect Pizza Press, you may find that your oven’s optimal temperature and bake time differs slightly when baking a pizza with and without the Perfect Pizza Press.
Note: The Perfect Pizza Press should be able to withstand temperatures of 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not attempt to use the Perfect Pizza Press in conditions that exceed 800 degrees Fahrenheit, as this will invalidate your warranty.
5. When done baking, remove the entire apparatus from the oven. Allow the pizza, stone or pan, and Perfect Pizza Press to cool for several minutes before handling further.
When ready to serve, place the entire apparatus on a secure, level surface. Using oven mitts or other protective gloves, lift the Perfect Pizza Press up and away from the pizza and stone or pan at a 90 degree angle. The pizza should easily separate from the Perfect Pizza Press, remaining on the stone or pan. Should any portions of the pizza stick to the Perfect Pizza Press, run a knife along the edges to loosen the material.
The Perfect Pizza Press requires some initial “seasoning.” If this is your first time using the Perfect Pizza Press, don’t be alarmed if some of your toppings stick to the metal. This is normal and will drop off sharply with subsequent uses.
Please note that some food items may be more likely to stick to the Perfect Pizza Press than others. For example, based on our own taste tests, we’ve found that some brands of vegan cheeses are “stickier” than others. Also, larger foodstuffs mixed in the pizza dough for seasoning (e.g., diced sun-dried tomatoes) may bake and “cling” to the “spokes” of the Perfect Pizza Press, requiring a little extra finagling. Remember that, because the Perfect Pizza Press does not contain sharp blades, but rather dull “spokes,” it cannot readily cut through obstacles placed in its path! Such items are better added after the Perfect Pizza Press is secured in place.
6. Wash your Perfect Pizza Press after every use!
Caring for Your Perfect Pizza Press