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JUST RIGHT! Just oil it before you first use it & don't cut your pizza on it.
on November 11, 2012
I considered all options, both metals and various woods, and all price ranges before ordering this one. This is my second peel, purchased as a gift.
This pizza peel is solid bamboo and finished well. It's light-weight, easy to handle, dense, and sturdy. It doesn't need to be babied, but because it's wood, you have to take care of it. I wash it right away after use, dry it well, and put it away.
Don't cut your pizza on this board.
Don't allow anyone to use it as a cutting board.
Don't leave it soaking in water in the sink.
One important tip for any wooden peel (or any cutting board for that matter) is to be sure to OIL it lightly (all over) with plain MINERAL OIL before you use it. You can get this at any drugstore. If you do this, the pizza will slide off easily from the very first time you use it.
If you oil it once in a while-- before it looks dry-- your pizza won't stick (as some reviewers have complained) and your peel will stay looking like new.
I expect these to last for years to come.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND. You don't need to spend more.