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Old 10-17-2012, 12:34 PM
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Default Pizza oven tools?

I am finishing the build of my g120 and need a peel, brush ECT. Actually I really don't know what I need, could someone please make a recommendation on the essential tools that I should purchase, and where I should purchase them from?

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Old 10-18-2012, 06:56 AM
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Since our host sells tools, I am going to steer you that direction. Look at the FB store online. I am in the same situation as you; not sure what i need. Many of the builder have made their own tools as well. I am going to try and build some and can always buy one if that doesn't work. I think the question for me is: what do i need? There are many places to get it, but sometimes the one you purchase may not fit your kitchen. Handle too long, peel to wide, etc. HTH. I am looking forward to responses here as well.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:42 AM
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The blue handled peel they sell here is the best I have ever used. You need:

Brush/scraper
Big Peel
Turning peel
Log poker (I use the same tool as a turning peel and a log poker, it is a commercial SS stirrer)

I also use an old aluminum peel for mass removal of ashes before I brush.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:23 AM
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recommend strongly a wood peel for placing the pizza....versus metal. I've had MUCH less sticking of pizzas since I made the switch.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:06 AM
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And the slotted one (blue handle) is as much better again than wood over plain metal. It allows you to use plenty of bench flour, then with a slight shake it is all gone.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:02 PM
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Aside from the peels, brushes, etc. a couple of things I find handy:

1. A long piece (~4 foot) of 1/2" or 3/4" copper pipe - used to blow the ashes off the oven floor (careful not to inhale the hot air!)

2. "weed dragon" - propane torch for starting fires....makes fire building sooo easy.

3. metal ash can

4. stackable proofing pans (plastic) - These are great when working with dough.

5. As far as peels go, (we have 6 wooden peels + 1 metal peel). Multiple peels allows good work-flow when having friends over. I dont bother with a turning peel-I just use a regular peel, pull the pizza out, spin it with my fingers.

6. I have two brushes, a "horizontal" (looks like a push-broom) and a "vertical" (looks like a giant tooth-brush). The vertical allows you to easily sweep the fire off to one side.

Everyone is different...this is what I use.
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Gudday
One thing you really need regardless of what tools you get is something to keep them in. I'm forever leaning them next to the oven then knocking them over ! Hav'nt come up with non ugly solution yet....still thinking about it
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Mine live on the roof of the oven.
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Gudday
One thing you really need regardless of what tools you get is something to keep them in. I'm forever leaning them next to the oven then knocking them over ! Hav'nt come up with non ugly solution yet....still thinking about it
Regards dave
I built this "gun rack" http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/8/les-build-4207-9.html (Les' Build) ( post #216) from over the counter aluminum channel. The clips to hold the tools are common as well. In the winter, I place them in a diamond plate truck box.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:50 PM
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I agree with TS above. I have this peel, purchased from FornoBravo:
The Ultimate Pizza Peel 14.6" :: Pizza Peels & Oven Tools :: Forno Bravo Store
It's pricey, but it's awesome. Well worth it. It is very long so I pulled the end cap out, sawed it to size and reinserted the cap. Perfect.

I also have one of these:
14" Cast Iron Tuscan Grill :: Pizza Peels & Oven Tools :: Forno Bravo Store
While it's not exactly a "tool", it'll grill the best steaks you've ever had.
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