Who says you can only cut pizzas with a pizza cutter when a simpler and far more practical option like scissors exist! I learnt this pizza hack from my husband who inherited the skill from his Italian mum. Traditionally, Italians cut pizza with scissors as opposed to using the contemporary innovation (the pizza cutter). Pizzeria experts recommend using a pair of scissors or shears to cut pizza at home because it makes sharing easier and more proportional.
You don’t have to use heavy-duty scissors to get the job done, scissors that are used for cutting papers work perfectly well for pizza because of their thin crust. Cutting pizza with scissors appears to be more practical than using a pizza wheel because of its ease of use. With cutters, you can easily shave off slippery toppings like tomato and cheese when digging in, but scissors give little to no room for such cutting mishap — They go easy on the pizza so it retains all its toppings, slippery or not!
However, scissors are more compatible with long, slab-type pies, thinner crusts and small pan-made pizzas. You also want to proceed with caution when using scissors to cut piping-hot pizza with molten cheese, fresh out of the oven — If you position the shears or scissors the wrong way, you might burn your hand. So cut with caution or better still, let it cool before reaching for the scissors.
You should also disinfect the scissors or shears before and after cutting pizza, so you don’t contaminate the dish and get sick. Perhaps it would be best to have a designated scissors for cutting pizza to avoid cross-contamination. So, is cutting pizza with scissors something you would try, or would you rather stick with the contemporary pizza cutters? While you ponder your decision, discover more intriguing food hacks and tricks on the blog!
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