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Nicely made, but needs modification
9 July 2017
Nicely made, but didn't really work so well out of the box. If you make the pizza bases properly using a lot of semolina flour (to prevent the dough from ripping) then this gets stuck in between the base and the paddle when you scoop the pizza off the table and into the oven. What happens then is the semolina burns onto the stone and burns the pizza base really quickly.
I spoke to my local pizzeria about this and they showed me their paddles which had a load of holes in them. This allows the semolina/flour to escape with a little shake before the pizza hits the oven and the bases don't get burned.
So I drilled a load of 10mm holes with even spacing and this seems to have solved the problem. I also drilled a small 5mm hole at the top of the handle so I could thread a sting through and hang the paddle up when not in use.
That said it's a good bit of kit and feels well made. Happy now I've made my mods and I hope this helps others.