Do you think that a “Pizza Maker” is a large swarthy man
in a white apron with red sauce on it? That is one kind of pizza maker,
but another kind is a small appliance that enables you to cook a frozen
pizza quickly, with maximum taste and minimum bother. It has a flat,
round, revolving Teflon plate which heats up to the ideal temperature
by means of an overhead heating element which enables you to make your
pizza with any thickness of crust and any degree of crispiness that
you want. Different settings enable you to get the kind of pizza you
like best and the fact that the plate revolves assures uniformity.
Frozen pizza is not the only kind that can be made on this appliance.
It is wonderful for making fresh pizza, with flat or rising crust. You
can choose different settings for the heat coming from the bottom plate
and that coming from the overhead element. A little experimentation
will allow you to find out which settings you like best. Pizza Makers
typically use 1,200 watts of power and cost in the area of $50.00.
Sophisticated pizza makers know that the greatest pizzas are baked
on stone surfaces. For just a little more money you can get a pizza
maker with a stone cooking surface rather than the usual Teflon. What
makes this desirable is that the stone surface absorbs the moisture
from the ingredients and makes the pizza crispier and with optimum flavor.
This type of pizza maker often has a larger top heating element to assure
even greater uniformity of texture. It can also be used to make several
other types of products, such as tortillas and in some cases, a pizza
maker can be used to grill steak or shrimp.
The question is: Is there any end to the variety of ways that people
can enjoy pizza? The answer, apparently, is “no.” Go out
to a restaurant, have pizzeria pizza delivered or make your own at home
- any way you want, pizza is definitely one of the most popular
food items in the world.