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Whats the best way to reheat leftover pizza? We usually use Boboli Crust with our own toppings, or sometimes we have frozen pizza.

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@Cos is right, a pizza stone is great - so is a pizza screen in the oven.

If I don't want to heat up the oven (big oven, little piece of pizza aways seems like a waste), then a cast iron pan over medium heat on the stove with a lid does pretty well.

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definitely like this idea for small jobs (1-2 pieces) –  Cos Callis May 28 '12 at 18:40

I have always had the most satisfactory results from preheating the oven to 400F with a pizza stone and then setting the cold pizza on the hot stone for 8 to 10 minutes?

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If you just want to reheat a slice or two, you can warm it in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute and then put it in a toaster oven on toast or a hot oven setting for a few minutes. It's best in the toaster oven if you put the slice(s) on the broiling rack on top of the baking sheet.

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I'm going to heartily recommend against the microwave. Seems to make the crust chewy. –  philosodad May 30 '12 at 0:04
    
@philosodad: the toaster oven more or less cancels out the chewiness that the microwave would add. The microwave/toaster oven approach is definitely about balancing convenience with quality. The toaster oven alone gives a somewhat better overall result but takes longer. –  amcnabb Jun 1 '12 at 1:55

I like to put a heavy sheet pan in the oven and preheat it to 350°F. Then I just slide my leftover slices onto the hot pan and bake for 5 minutes. The hot pan crisps up the bottom of the crust and the hot oven does the rest. Does a nice job of bringing a good slice of pizza back to life.

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I use an oven at 250°F for a longer period of time--usually about 15 minutes, with the pizza either in or on tin foil. This seems to work well, it heats the pizza but doesn't toast the crust.

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I hope you mean 250 F, not C. –  rumtscho May 30 '12 at 0:36
    
Thanks, I'll edit that. –  philosodad May 30 '12 at 0:49

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