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11 Pizza Cutters for Slicing in Style

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Think outside the (pizza) box with these delightful pizza cutters.

1. BICYCLE; $19  

Perfect for bicycle enthusiasts, this 7-inch steel cutter comes with a little stand to keep it upright when not in use. Besides blue, it also comes in pink and yellow

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2. MONKEY ON A UNICYCLE; $14

The silicone handle of this slicer is sure to make you go bananas—the monkey actually pedals as you slice.

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3. MOTORCYCLE; $10

Zoom through even the thickest crusts with ease with this motorcycle pizza cutter.

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4. AXE; $9 

This axe-shaped pizza cutter allows even hipster cityfolk the chance to live out their lumberjack fantasies. The stainless steel wheel even has a wooden handle.

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5. CIRCULAR SAW; $12

 

Saw through slices using this circular saw-shaped pizza cutter, which has a plastic shield that can be removed for easy clean up. 

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6. PROTRACTOR; $17

Prevent your hungry friends from bickering with this slicer, which measures out six or eight completely equal slices. Just follow the lines etched into either side of the protractor. 

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7. SCISSORS; $12

If traditional pizza wheels frustrate you, try cutting your pizza with a pair of scissors. This special pair comes with a plastic base—clearly labeled "pizza"—that helps the user to quickly distribute slices without cheese sliding off.

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8. STAR TREK'S ENTERPRISE; $21

 

The USS Enterprise explored space, and now it can be used to explore the cheese and sauce on your next pizza. The officially licensed cutter is stainless steel and laser-etched.

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9. MOPED; $13

 

Scoot around your pizza with this adorable moped cutter. When you’re done slicing, it has a little kickstand to keep it upright.

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10. DOCTOR WHO; $19

 

Further proof that there is no end to Doctor Who-branded merchandise: a Sonic Screwdriver that can cut pizza. The 9-inch pizza cutter is officially licensed and makes sound effects while you slice.

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11. GUITAR; $11

 

This wooden pizza cutter is perfect for people who like to shred on guitars and pizza alike.

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This Amazing Pizza Dough Recipe Has Just Three Ingredients, No Kneading Required
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If you’re anything like most people with functioning taste buds, then you probably call pizza your favorite food. Even if you’ve never made homemade pizza before in your life, there’s another way of getting your margherita fix besides delivery and DiGiorno. Yes, it involves cooking, but anyone can do it.

This pizza dough recipe, via Bon Appétit, calls for just three basic ingredients: flour, sea salt, and active dry yeast. Better yet, the dough can be made three days ahead and chilled. It requires no kneading, which happens to be one of the trickiest parts of baking bread or making pizza. Too much pressing can break down the gluten and leave you with a gooey, shapeless dough, and nobody wants that.

This recipe takes that out of the equation completely. Start by combining 7 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 4 teaspoons of fine sea salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of active dry yeast in a bowl and whisking them together. Gradually stir in 3 cups of water until it’s well mixed, and then use your hands to form the dough into a ball.

Transfer the dough to a large bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, and let it rise at room temperature for about 18 hours. The time may vary depending on the temperature—the room should be as close to 72°F as possible—but you’ll know it’s ready to go when the dough is more than twice its original size and you see small bubbles forming on the surface.

Next, cover a counter or flat surface with a little extra flour, plop your dough down, and start working it into a rectangular shape, then divide it into six portions. The next step, described by Bon Appétit, requires a little handiwork, but nothing too challenging:

“Working with one portion at a time, gather four corners to center to create four folds. Turn seam side down and mold gently into a ball. Dust dough with flour; set aside on work surface or a floured baking sheet. Repeat with remaining portions.”

Finally, you can cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest for about one hour. Then you’re ready to flatten each ball into a circle, add toppings, and bake it for about 10 minutes at 500°F–550°F. Once you've mastered pizza, you can move on to this easy three-ingredient pasta sauce that's hailed by some as the world's best.

[h/t Bon Appétit]

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For Pizza's Sake: Domino's is Filling America's Potholes To Protect Their Pies
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If there's one thing that Domino's cares about, it's the integrity of their pizza. No longer will they overlook the casualties of delivery—all those sad, squished pies and those toppings tossed to and fro along a bumpy backroad. The pizza chain is getting to the root of the problem and cracking down on potholes.

As Jalopnik reports, Domino's "Paving For Pizza" program has already hired road crews to patch up potholes in a number of U.S. cities, including 40 holes in Milford, Delaware, and 150 holes in Athens, Georgia. They've also hit California and Texas, and they're not exactly subtle about it, either. In place of a crater, Domino's leaves behind a patch of asphalt containing the brand's logo and the words "Oh yes we did."

The Paving For Pizza website features a "pothole impact meter" with footage showing the degree of "irreversible damage" that different road conditions—from mild to "catastrophic"—can do to a hapless pizza pie. Viewers be warned: This may be painful to watch.

Regardless of whether you're a Domino's devotee or more of a Pizza Hut fan, everyone wins when the roads are smoother. You can nominate your town to be the next stop on the national Paving For Pizza tour by clicking this link.

[h/t Jalopnik]

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