The best pizza cutters you can buy
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- High-quality pizza cutters come with a sharp blade that stays sharp, have comfortable non-slip grips, and are simple to clean.
- The OXO Good Grips Easy to Clean Pizza Wheel and Cutter is our top pick because it comes apart for effortless cleaning by hand or in the dishwasher, has a safety cover to protect your fingers, and is backed by OXO's satisfaction guarantee.
Whether you like your pizza frozen, homemade, or delivered, a good pizza cutter is a must to keep toppings in place and to eat pizza like a normal human being: by the slice. Sure, there are ultra-efficient hungry people out there who - like my giant (6 foot 5 inch) teenage son - just fold the pizza in half and eat it taco style. For the rest of us, we want a tool that can slice our pie into manageable portions. Fortunately, there are several excellent options available.The two main types of pizza cutters are wheels and rockers. Pizza wheels are what you commonly find in most American homes. They usually consist of a sharp blade wheel that is attached to a long handle. However, direct-grip pizza wheels are becoming more popular. They don't have the long handle. Instead, the wheel has a cover that you grip it by. This can give some users more leverage than the long-handled wheel, but it's also harder to see where you are cutting since the cover and your hand may obstruct your vision. A direct-grip wheel tops our list.
Also called a mezzaluna, which is Italian for "half moon," rocker cutters are what you typically find in a commercial kitchen. These have a long, curved blade that you "rock" across the pizza to cut it in half. Rockers are efficient, easy to clean, and toppings are less likely to stick to the blade and end up where you don't want them. Yet, since the blades are generally 14 inches or longer, rockers tend to take up a lot of drawer space.
Scissor-style and pie server-shaped cutters are less common but growing in popularity. We didn't include any of these in our guide because they require you to make a series of shorter cuts in order to slice your pizza, and we found this to be inefficient compared to wheels and rockers.
Many pizza cutters advertise that they are dishwasher safe. However, like other cutlery, we strongly recommend washing your pizza cutter by hand. This is because the banging around during the wash cycle can dull the knife and dishwasher detergent is incredibly abrasive.
While researching the best pizza cutters, we read through hundreds of expert and buyer reviews and ratings of dozens of models. Our guide features cutters that seamlessly cut through several types of pizza, are durable, and clean up easily.
Here are the best pizza cutters you can buy:
- Best pizza cutter overall: OXO Good Grips Easy to Clean Pizza Wheel and Cutter
- Best novelty pizza cutter: ThinkGeek Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter
- Best rocker-style pizza cutter: Checkered Chef Pizza Cutter
- Best easy-to-clean pizza cutter: OXO Good Grips 4-Inch Pizza Wheel
- Best high-end pizza cutter: Rösle Stainless Steel Ergonomic Pizza Wheel
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