Do you own a pizza cutter?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by RoJoHen, Sep 27, 2012.

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Do you own a pizza cutter?

  1. Yes

    57 vote(s)
    79.2%
  2. No

    14 vote(s)
    19.4%
  3. Irrelevant. I never cook pizza.

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  1. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Silly question, I know, but I'm curious. I have never owned a pizza cutter. If I'm going to cook a pizza, I just cut it using a larger butcher knife. I have friends, however, that don't understand how this works. A few weeks ago, I had some friends over, and we cooked a pizza. When the pizza was done, my buddy took it out of the oven and scoured my kitchen for a pizza cutter. When I told him I didn't have one, he looked like he was just presented with the most complicated riddle in the history of the world. I told him to just use a knife, so he found a small steak knife and attempted to saw the pizza in half with it.

    So I'm here to find out how weird I am. Do you own a pizza cutter? And if you had to cut a pizza without a pizza cutter, how difficult a task would that be for you?
     
  2. Kirkman1987

    Kirkman1987 Commodore Commodore

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    I also just use a butcher knife. I don't make pizza nearly enough to really need one. If the pizza is thick enough, it's actually easier than using a pizza cutter.
     
  3. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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  4. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    We've had a pizza cutter for at least 10 years. It's a large, wooden-handled cutter that we got at local take-n-bake pizza shop that was doing a promotion where you get the cutter for $2 or something.It's alright for what it is, and we cut other stuff with it too. Quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, dough for different things. Yes we could use a knife for all these things, but this thing was basically free, and does a nice job.If it dies, I doubt I'd spend the money to replace it, but I use it quite a bit now.
     
  5. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    No not at the house I live in now, but my parents do...I've actually been meaning to get one because all of us eat a ton of pizza, delivery and homemade. We just use a bread knife. Works decently.
     
  6. wissaboo

    wissaboo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I have 3. I think. Actually I havn't seen one in a while so maybe I only have two. I got two for wedding presents and my son gave me an enterprise pizza cutter for xmas a couple years ago.
     
  7. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    Yes, it's a little dull but still works
     
  8. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Yes.

    Somewhere.
     
  9. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yes. It looks like this:
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    It's very handy and works like a charm; the handle can be removed for cleaning. However, we rarely eat pizza any more.
     
  10. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yep, I do. Before that I just used a sharp knife. I'd use a fork to keep the pizza from sliding on the pizza pan as I cut it. It's not that difficult to cut it with a knife if you have to. I find that the cutter is easier to use.
     
  11. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Well, that's why I use a butcher knife. I just push down a little bit, and the pizza is cut. No sawing or slicing needed.
     
  12. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I always break pizza cutters. I use a sandwich knife with a 12" blade.

    I wouldn't mind one of those cutters they use at pizza places.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I do own one, but I could live without it just fine.
     
  14. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I do, but for quite a while I'd forgotten I had one, so for a time I cut pizzas into sections with kitchen shears.
     
  15. Davros

    Davros Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I used my butchers knife for decades, then a friend shocked I had no pizza cutter went out and bought me one.
    I still usually use the knife.
     
  16. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I hate having extra implements piling up in the kitchen. If a knife will do then I don't want some food specific tool as well. So, no I do not own a pizza cutter.
     
  17. An Officer

    An Officer Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yes... got sick of butchering it with a bread knife, don't have very many job specific knives actually! Now, I wouldn't want to use anything else, just saves time. Although I enjoy eating heartily, I like to spend the minimum possible time in the kitchen.
     
  18. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yep. I don't use it as much as I used to because most pizzas I've eaten in the recent past have been presliced pies from takeout and delivery chains, but I have a cutter.
     
  19. Delsaber

    Delsaber Commodore Commodore

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    Hmm, I'm surprised at the results of this poll so far. I figured most people wouldn't have one.

    Myself? In the rare instances when home-cooked pizza happens, I just knife 'em, uh uh uh uh uh, knife'd until they look vaguely like pizza slices.
     
  20. Finn

    Finn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Two identical ones, both as wedding gifts