Here at the YumGoggle kitchen we were excited when Robin & Field contacted us and asked us to review their pizza blade. A blade was provided for review plus one to giveaway. All opinions are honest and my own.
I don’t make pizza at home often, for a few reasons. I’ve used different crusts, from-scratch, store-bought and pre-made. This crust recipe is one I’ve been working on that I think I finally got right. When I was thinking about what type of pizza to make to try out the pizza blade I didn’t want something typical. Our go-to pizza is pepperoni. I wanted something not so traditional so I prepared roasted garlic, chicken and caramelized onion pizza.
I often think about a pizza I enjoyed many years ago with my Mom. It was a white garlic chicken pizza, so that was my inspiration. Plus, I had all of the ingredients on hand. If you’ve never roasted garlic before you really don’t know what you are missing.
Roasting garlic is one of the easiest things you will ever do. You need a whole garlic bulb, olive oil, salt and pepper plus a sheet of aluminum foil, that’s it. Instructions are in the recipe. Once you make it you’ll find other uses. Think salad dressing, mashed potatoes and more.
So, I have to say, I’m not usually much for specialty, single use tools in the kitchen. I like tools that are multi purpose. Many I know feel the same way. This pizza blade from Robin & Field is different. There are really so many things I love about it. First, it’s not too big and doesn’t take up much storage space. I’m storing it with the blade cover on it in the box but it is also designed to hang if you prefer. If you make a lot of pizza you may want to choose this option so it’s handy. Second, it’s very well made. It is in no way flimsy, the blade is sharp, it’s made from 304 stainless steel and is rust-proof. It’s also 14-inches in length making it perfect to slice any size pizza. My pizza was longer than it was wide so I sliced across the width then cut each half to make it easy.
Probably my most favorite thing about the Robin & Field pizza blade is the fact you don’t lose your toppings when you cut your pizza. You know how a rotary cutter will slide your toppings, almost completely off your pizza? Well, with this awesome pizza blade that’s a thing of the past. The cuts are sharp and precise.
There is a bit of a learning curve. When you first use it you will feel compelled to rock the blade from the edge of the pizza. This is because you’re probably used to using a rotary pizza cutter. The best way to use it is to come straight down in the center of the pizza then rock it side to side. You will probably not need to do the motions multiple times, unless your pizza is oversized, because the blade is so sharp. (As with any knife or sharp object, young kids should not use this tool.)
As I mentioned above, I do like multi-use tools and this pizza blade can be used for more than pizza. I tried it on quesadillas and it worked like a charm. When I use a rotary cutter on a quesadilla all the filling squishes out the sides. That doesn’t happen with the pizza blade. I’m sure there are more uses just waiting to be discovered. Please share any creative ways you may use the pizza blade. You may have seen other pizza blades but what sets this one apart is the centered handle. It really makes it easy to use.
Looking for more pizza recipes? Here are some from YumGoggle and the Robin & Field website.