I was given a set of mini-pizza pans for making personal sized pizzas, but I noticed these pans don't have handles or ridges around the edge like my larger pizza pan to grip with my oven mitt. I don't have a pizza peel, so I'm wondering what the best alternative method for getting the pizza out of the oven with equipment I probably already have around the kitchen?

  • I wouldn't use a pizza peel anyway, it may not take the weight and it's too slippery.
    – GdD
    Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 19:17

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You can use a spatula or tongs to pull pizzas off of a pizza pan/stone in the oven onto an upside down baking sheet, cutting board, or even a plate, assuming your pans are just flat surfaces, like a pizza stone.

You can also assemble pizzas on the upside down baking pan and slide them off it onto the stone in the oven.


If you are cooking on the pizza pan, you can simply grab the edge with tongs and slide it over the front of the rack onto a larger pan or plate.

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