Two nights ago, I had a perfect pizza with a delicious whole-wheat crust, spicy sauce, bubbly cheese, and generous toppings. Last night, I had a thin-crust masterpiece, with a cracker-thin crust (so thin! so delectable!), just the right amount of mozz, and tasty slices of pepperoni. Tonight, I’ll probably have either a Thai Chicken or a Roasted Vegetable pizza pie.
Why am I eating so much pizza? Because I’ve just purchased the Presto 03430 Pizzazz Pizza Oven! Take it from your Uncle Mark: once you eat a pizza prepared on this odd-looking cross between a record player and a hot plate … you’ll never want your pizza cooked in a nasty old standard oven again. Here’s why:
1) The Ultimate Crust. The Pizzazz Pizza Oven’s non-stick pan (capable of holding pizzas up to 12″ in diameter) is heated from beneath, so crusts — fresh, frozen, or “rising crusts,” it doesn’t matter — are perfectly cooked every time.
2) Even Heat. Hidden beneath the PIzzazz Pizza Oven’s beak is a radiant heating element. As the pizza slowly revolves, every inch of its surface passes under that element. As a result, the cheese melts evenly and all toppings are baked to perfection.
3) Cheap Pizza Tastes Great. You won’t believe this until you try it (I didn’t), but what the reviewers at Amazon.com say about this oven is true: it makes even the cheapest frozen pizzas taste like gourmet pies. That whole-wheat affair I cooked the first night? It was a Digiorno. That cracker-thin delight I ate last night? It was a $3.00 Tombstone Brick Oven frozen pie.
When I told Clyde I was making a $3.00 frozen pizza for dinner, he gave me that skeptical look … but once at the table, we were both amazed to discover that the cheapie Tombstone was absolutely one of the best frozen pizzas we’d ever eaten. (Even Clyde, who isn’t a pizza person, ate every bit of his half the pie and remarked, “This is really good!”)
4) Great Pizza. No Waiting. You don’t have to pre-heat the Pizzazz Pizza Oven. Instead, you just slap your pizza on the turntable, plug the oven in, and set the timer according to the cooking chart (conveniently printed on the back of the oven). Ten to fifteen minutes later — while some ovens are still preheating — your pizza is done.
You know what I’m thinking, don’t you? If cheap frozen pizzas taste this good after baking on the PIzzazz Pizza Oven … what would one of my delectable homemade pies taste like?
We’ve got a lot of appliances stuffed in cabinets beneath our kitchen counters (steamers, rice cookers, etc.), but the Pizzazz Pizza Oven, in just two nights, has won a space on my counter top … and in my heart. If you love a good pizza (or if you’d like to pay, say, $3.00 for a great pizza instead of $20.00 for a so-so delivery pie), then you owe it to yourself to check out the Presto Pizzazz. At less than $35.00, it’s a steal!
If you’ll excuse me now … it’s almost lunch time, and a sausage and mushroom California Pizza Kitchen pie is calling my name.