Pizza peels are one of the essential pizza accessories that you need to make great pizza. We have covered pizza peels before, from material to length to thickness, but now we want to look at another cool thing you can do with a pizza peel: engrave it.
You are probably thinking, “why engrave it?” Well, we will tell you why, because it looks cool and an engraved pizza peel makes an excellent gift for your favorite pizzaiolo.
When my wife and I got together, we bonded over our mutual love of pizza. Of course, we have other things in common, but that connection to a piping hot cheesy pizza really did it for us. So in honor of our love of each other and all things pizza, we had a pizza peel engraved for our new shared home.
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Our engraved pizza peel was symbolic of our new life together and our shared name. And it’s not just decorative – we actually use it to make pizza. Come on over to our place to have a see for yourself. Or if a peel isn’t your thing, maybe you’re thinking about a customized tabletop decoration, check out a personalized pizza charcuterie board.
We thought we would share some of our favorite pizza peels that you can get engraved. They make great gifts and serve as a functional piece of art for your kitchen. We have a special spot on the wall for ours, and just take it down when we need it.
So if you are looking for a great wedding gift, an engraved pizza peel should make your list. Of course, you don’t have to get married to get an engraved pizza peel; they make great gifts for anyone who loves making homemade pizza. Or you might be wondering how to use a pizza peel with your pizza oven.
What to Engrave
You don’t have to just stick with engraving a name or family name. You can engrave anything on a pizza peel. We have seen lots of fun ideas on pizza peels.
Of course, if you have your own pizzeria, you will want to engrave the name of your pizzeria, obviously, but if you are creating an engraved pizza peel of any sort, you can always have some fun with it. Just like your proud pizza t-shirts!
Here are a few ideas to engrave on a pizza peel:
- Dad’s Pizzeria
- Pizza is a Slice of Heaven
- Pizza of My Heart
- Pizza is My Happy Place
- Holy Cheese-Us
- Pizza is Life
- Slice, Slice, Baby
- But first, pizza
- Home is Where the Pizza Is
- It’s Pizza O’clock
- Viva la Pizza
- Make Pizza, Not War
- Pizza Cures Whatever Ails You
- You Had Me at Pizza
- Let’s Get Sauced
- I Speak Fluent Pizza
Ok, we could do this all day, but you get the idea. Have fun with it and get creative with your engraved pizza peel. We also say get a matching neon pizza sign! Seriously can’t go wrong.
Our Favorite Engraved Pizza Peels
We have gathered three of our favorite pizza peels. All of these options would be perfect alone, but when you engrave them, they become even more special. And there’s a wide range of prices for any budget and a gift for any occasion.
This large wooden pizza peel is made with American walnut hardwood. It’s quite large and measures 22″ x 16″. We love the dark rich colors of the pizza peel.
It would look great on any wall, too. This peel comes seasoned with oil, and you will want to season it each time you use it. If properly cared for, this pizza peel will last a lifetime.
This board is a genuine Acacia Wooden Pizza Board and measures a little smaller at 14″ x 14″. It has a tapered edge making it easy to get your pizza in and out of the oven.
There are six styles to choose from, so you have some engraving options and can choose the best for you. After the $70 bas price, the engraving is free and has fast shipping; what more could you ask for?
The Paisley Box pizza peel is lightweight and measures approximately 14″ x 12″ with an 8″ handle. You can customize this board with four different engraving options.
They offer two-sided engraving, so you can design the engraved pizza peel exactly as you want on both sides of the peel. And for this price, you can’t beat it!
How to Care For Your Pizza Peel
Properly caring for your wood pizza peel will ensure it doesn’t warp or crack. Luckily, taking care of it is easy peasy. The best way to care for a wood pizza peel is to season it after each use.
You will need to use a food-safe oil like mineral oil and cover the peel with it so it can soak in, and then gently wipe it off. You will want to avoid using olive oil or vegetable oil because they can become rancid and destroy the pizza peel.
Another way to keep your peel in good condition is to always avoid cutting your pizza on the pizza peel. Instead, transfer it to a large cutting board and let it sit for a minute or two and then cut slice up your pizza pie.
Another important tip is to keep your peel moisture-free at all times. Moisture can destroy the wood. After each use, make sure to wipe it clean and completely dry it before storing it.
Other Ideas to Customize
There are a lot of pizza-related things to engrave besides a pizza peel. Here are a few other ideas to engrave.
Who knew you could get so many cool things engraved right on Amazon? Make your home pizzeria much more memorable to all your guests with personalized items for everyone! And if you have an engraved pizza peel, why not build your own DIY brick pizza oven out back that you can also engrave with the title of your choice! Then choose some of the best flavored woods for your homemade pizza.
Do you have an engraved pizza peel? Which style is your favorite? Let us know if you ever give one as a wedding gift – you’re welcome!