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Old 02-09-2011, 07:33 PM
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Reheating pizza--microwave or toaster?

My friend wants to know, and shit.

By the way, the correct answer is toaster. You microwave people are doin' it wrong.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:33 PM
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microwave is always the wrong answer


I usually eat it cold, but if I have to heat it I use the oven, but if I have to pick one of the two choices, I say toaster

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Old 02-09-2011, 07:42 PM
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1. Eating it cold is not an option. That's just gross.

2. An oven is just a big-ass toaster.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:43 PM
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I have never in my life put leftover pizza in the toaster. Won't the toppings all slide off ??

Leftover pizza is good cold, straight out of the refrigerator.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:50 PM
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I have never in my life put leftover pizza in the toaster. Won't the toppings all slide off ??
This kind of toaster.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:52 PM
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that device is a toaster oven
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:53 PM
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That's a "toaster oven" in my book.

When someone says "toaster", I think of the old school type chrome unit with two slots.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:54 PM
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A toaster oven is a toaster. It is intended to toast things.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:56 PM
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Microwave, but just to take the chill off. Putting it in an oven makes the crust too hard. Putting it in a toaster would be a fire hazard what with the toppings sliding off. I didn't know they even made toaster ovens anymore.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:58 PM
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This is also a toaster, though not a good one for pizza.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:02 PM
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A toaster oven is a toaster. It is intended to toast things.
No. A toaster oven is a toaster oven.

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Old 02-09-2011, 08:04 PM
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1. Eating it cold is not an option. That's just gross.
Are you telling me that you've never had that delicious, delicious breakfast known as cold pizza and warm beer?
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:04 PM
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So you want to know whether to remove a splinter with chainsaw or a belt sander?

The proper way to reheat pizza:
Zap it for about 20 seconds to warm the topping, then heat it on the griddle with a little butter to crisp the crust.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:12 PM
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The proper way to reheat pizza:
Zap it for about 20 seconds to warm the topping, then heat it on the griddle with a little butter to crisp the crust.
Wrong. You use a toaster oven or a real oven, depending on what you have and how much pizza you're reheating.

Sprinkle it with some water on top so it will rehydrate, otherwise what you get is cardboard. Or if you nuke it, cardboard that's somehow also rubbery and squishy.

Then, if it's just one slice (or 2 if that fits in your toaster oven), pop it in there for one max cycle. If you're reheating more than that or only have an actual oven, preheat to 450F and pop it in there for about 8-10 minutes, depending on how hot you like your pizza.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:12 PM
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So you want to know whether to remove a splinter with chainsaw or a belt sander?

The proper way to reheat pizza:
Zap it for about 20 seconds to warm the topping, then heat it on the griddle with a little butter to crisp the crust.
Fancy. But I count at least three additions to the dishwasher there (griddle, spatula, butter knife)--dirty dishes violate the whole pizza-reheating aesthetic.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:14 PM
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Leftover pizza is good cold, straight out of the refrigerator.
Or room temperature if you've left it out over night.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:43 PM
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Neither.

Put it in a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat crust-down for a couple minutes. Then flip it over, cheese side down, to melt the cheese for another minute or two. Flip back to crust side and cook til it seems hot enough.

Tastes like it's fresh from the oven. Really. It's the best way to reheat pizza, hands-down.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:46 PM
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By "toaster," I assume you mean "toaster oven." I selected "toaster," but I usually eat it cold, and when I heat it up, I usually do it on the stove, in a covered skillet.

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Old 02-09-2011, 08:51 PM
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The problem with reheating it in the oven is that the bottom of the crust gets hard and develops little cracks. Get your tongue caught in one of those hard, unforgiving cracks, and... ouch!

I've never even thought of hitting it in a skillet on the stove. I'll try that next time, because microwaving it sucks, and I have no toaster oven.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:53 PM
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I use a toaster oven and put it on the baking tray that came with the oven. Bottom stays nice, cheese and toppings get a bit more browned and not soggy/stale.

Microwaved leftover pizza is definitely not to my taste.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:06 PM
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Neither.

Put it in a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat crust-down for a couple minutes. Then flip it over, cheese side down, to melt the cheese for another minute or two. Flip back to crust side and cook til it seems hot enough.

Tastes like it's fresh from the oven. Really. It's the best way to reheat pizza, hands-down.
I have been experimenting with this method lately, and I am warming to it. (ha-ha)
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:27 PM
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I use a microwave. It tastes much better in a toaster oven or the big oven, but I'm lazy. And when hungry, impatient.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:47 PM
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Cold is the best way to eat left over pizza followed by the covered skillet if for some strange reason I want it warm.

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Old 02-09-2011, 09:53 PM
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When someone says "toaster", I think of the old school type chrome unit with two slots.
...That says "By your Command"
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:06 PM
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I answered "toaster," meaning "toaster oven," but, in all honesty, it always gets eaten cold. Or room temp (leftover pizza rarely finds its way into the fridge in my house.)
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:13 PM
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This is also a toaster. Also not good for reheating pizza.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:24 PM
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I reheat leftover pizza in the oven (because I don't own a toaster oven). The microwave oven is faster, but the pizza gets soggy that way. But good pizza is good cold. Bad pizza isn't good even when it's fresh.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:26 PM
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I use a sandwich press, just leave it cracked so the top is a cm off the top of the cheese.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:41 PM
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Cast iron skillet on the stovetop is the correct answer.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:45 PM
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It's not worth it to re-heat something I will spend less than a minute eating
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:46 PM
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1) don't own a toaster
2) toasting shit dries it the fuck out
3) I prefer greasy warm pizza to either dry as fuck pizza or cold pizza.
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You microwave people are doin' it wrong.
suck it! :P

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Old 02-09-2011, 10:52 PM
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I've never even thought of hitting it in a skillet on the stove. I'll try that next time, because microwaving it sucks, and I have no toaster oven.
I'd always reheated pizza in the oven (400 degrees for 9-10 minutes), but I saw Tyler Florence recommend a skillet on one of his Food Network shows a few years ago. It works pretty well, as long as you're careful to make sure you don't burn the crust before the toppings get warm (I'd not thought of the "flipping" technique that Athena suggested -- I'll have to try it).

I don't like what microwaving a pizza does to the crust, so I avoid that technique.

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Old 02-09-2011, 10:57 PM
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Other: Non-stick pan on low, covered. 5-6 minutes.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:00 PM
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Are you telling me that you've never had that delicious, delicious breakfast known as cold pizza and warm beer?
--This begs the question: At what hour and moment does Friday night’s party become Saturday mornings breakfast?
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:11 PM
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Am I the only one that has ever gotten her tongue pinched by the crust in the reheated by oven scenario? What kind of freak am I??
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:37 AM
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Toaster oven. 350 for about five minutes, makes it perfect.

I tried a little frozen pizza, which had directions for oven or microwave. Oven took too long, microwave was disgusting.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:59 AM
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Leftover pizza? You're just not trying - there's always room for that last slice.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:03 AM
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Toaster ovens are not made to make toast. They make rotten toast. They are made to heat sandwiches and re-heat pizza. I do not have a toaster oven. I tend to eat it cold (room temp) but will sometimes nuke it to make it warm.

one cannot make decent toast in a toaster oven, it cannot be done.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:10 AM
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The correct answer is frying pan and toaster. Works for frozen pizzas too. Heat up in dry frying pan until you smell nice toasty pizza base. Then under the grill to do the topping.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:26 AM
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Other: Non-stick pan on low, covered. 5-6 minutes.
I'll do this when I'm not in a rush.
When I'm impatient I zap it before it goes in the pan, or just eat it cold.

A quarter pat of butter or a few drops of olive oil in the skillet do very nice things for the crust.

Athena's flip technique sounds interesting. Might be the wave of the future.

Mr. Rover: yes, using a skillet dirties a pan and spatula, but the spat doesn't need rinsing before it goes in the dishwasher. And cleaning a non-stick griddle is easier than getting spilled topping out of a toaster oven. Using oil eliminates the butter knife.

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Old 02-10-2011, 09:01 AM
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I don't even use oil in the pan, as long as it's non-stick you don't need it. It's barely dirty at all when you're done, a quick rinse and dry will clean it up.

The flip method is counter-intuitive, it seems like the cheese would stick to the pan, but once again, as long as it's non-stick, it's fine. You don't want it to sit cheese-down for a long time, but it does help to melt the top of the pizza without burning the crust.
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Usually the microwave. I prefer it in the oven, but I hate cleaning the oven so I try to use the oven as rarely as possible!
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Am I the only one that has ever gotten her tongue pinched by the crust in the reheated by oven scenario? What kind of freak am I??
We were trying to politely ignore your freakness. Never heard of such a thing, and I eat a lot of pizza, including slices reheated in the oven.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:16 AM
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That's a "toaster oven" in my book.

When someone says "toaster", I think of the old school type chrome unit with two slots.
Just turn your toaster on its side.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:21 AM
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Cold, right out of the box where you left it on the counter the night before, after remembering to close it tightly to prevet the cats from stealing all the toppings. Cold pepperoni/pineapple pizza for breakfast is a Food of the Gods.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:25 AM
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Toaster oven for 1 or 2 slices. Regular oven if it can't fit in there. Microwave pizza comes out all soggy and nasty.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:29 AM
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I have never in my life put leftover pizza in the toaster. Won't the toppings all slide off ??

Leftover pizza is good cold, straight out of the refrigerator.
Can you turn the toaster on its side and reheat the pizza that way?
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:40 AM
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one cannot make decent toast in a toaster oven, it cannot be done.
Bwuh? Make it at my girlfriend's all the time. Comes out like regular toast. What kind of problem are you having?
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:43 AM
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Fresh > Toaster Oven > Cold > Microwave > Toaster you need to throw out/clean because there is melted cheese in the bottom
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