A pizza peel is a shovel-like tool used by bakers to move loaves of bread, pizzas, pastries, and other baked goods into and from an oven. It is typically made from wood, with a flat bring surface area (like a shovel's blade) for holding the baked good and a deal with extending from one side of that surface area. The bring surface area might be made of sheet metal, which is connected to a wood manage. The word probably stems from the French pelle, which describes both a peel and a shovel. There are peels of lots of sizes, with the length of the manage fit to the depth of the oven, and the size of the bring surface area fit to the size of the food it is suggested to carry (for example, slightly bigger than the size of a pizza).
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Transfer pizzas, delicate breads, pastries, into an oven where transferring them directly by hand could deform their delicate structure
Peels allow food to be placed further back in an oven than could normally be reached by the baker
Keep the baker's hands out of the hottest part of an oven, or prevent the baker from burning their hands on the hot baked goods
Prior to use, peels are often sprinkled with flour, cornmeal, or milled wheat bran, to allow baked goods to easily slide onto and off them