HOT TIP FOR REHEATING
PIZZAS AT HOME
After a night in with friends ordering pizza, it can just so happen that there are pizza leftovers sitting around in PIZZycle, ready to be reheated and enjoyed once again. But, reheating pizza can be a tricky task. You want to heat it up enough so that it's warm and crispy, but not so much that it becomes burnt or dried out.
When it comes to reheating pizza, one of the most popular methods is using an oven. To achieve the best results, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and place the pizza on a baking sheet, or a pizza stone or cast iron skillet if you have one. The heat will be distributed evenly, helping to create a crispy crust. Bake the pizza for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted. If you want to add some extra moisture to the pizza, you can add a little bit of water to the baking sheet before putting the pizza in the oven. This will help to steam the crust and keep it from drying out.
While it may not give the best results, using a microwave is a quick and easy option for reheating pizza. However, be aware that the crust will be soggy. Simply place the pizza on a microwave-safe plate and heat it for 30-60 seconds, or until it's warm and the cheese is melted.
Another unique way to reheat pizza is using a grill or barbecue. This method adds a smoky flavor to your pizza and gives it a crispy crust. Preheat the grill or barbecue to medium-high heat, and then place the pizza on the grill or barbecue. Cook it for about 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust is crispy.
Additionally, it's important to remember that different types of pizza may require different reheating methods. For example, a thicker crust pizza may require more time in the oven, while a thinner crust pizza may cook more quickly. It's also worth noting that toppings can also affect the reheating process. Meat toppings may take longer to heat up than vegetables, so keep that in mind when reheating your pizza.
In conclusion, there are several different ways to reheat pizza, each with their own advantages. Whether you're using an oven, skillet, microwave, grill or barbecue, the key is to find the right balance between heat and time to ensure that your pizza is warm, crispy, and delicious. Remember, it's always better to reheat pizza at a lower temperature for a longer time than at a high temperature for a shorter time to avoid overcooking. To store your leftovers, use PIZZycle, a specially designed container to keep your pizza fresh and delicious for longer.