Pizza is simple and fun to make at home, although the owner of your local pizza joint would like you to think otherwise. You can shape the crust as thin or thick as you like and top it with Italian San Marzano tomato puree, Mediterranean oregano, true mozzarella di bufala and other high-quality condiments. These ten essential tools are the minimum battery you need to create wonderful pizza right in your own kitchen. If you get hooked, you’ll find plenty more pizza-making toys—from ceramic stones to wood-burning ovens—to tempt you.
Liquid measuring cup
The class liquid measure looks like a small pitcher with a handle on the side and measurement lines painted on the side. It accurately gauges the amount of warm water or other liquid without it running over the top of the cup as it would with dry ingredient measuring cups. These measures are available in silicone, plastic, glass and metal. Newer designs can be read by looking down into the cup instead of bending to look at it sideways. Be sure to choose one with a pour spout.
This handy tool takes the guess work out of determining when the temperature (105°F to 115°F) of the water is just right. If the water is too cold, the yeast won’t activate. If the water is too hot, the yeast will die.