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Pizza Delivery- Not worth my money

Old 02-09-15, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Buffalo Buff View Post
Oh, one more pro-tip. The hotter the oven the better the pizza. I've never seen a conventional home oven that goes too high for a pizza. At the upscale italian places I worked at we'd use temps in excess of 700 degrees. Crank that ****.
If you are going to give this advice you need to also tell people the right way to use a stone and the right cooking times. Otherwise they are going to set off their smoke alarm and hate you. The smoke alarm might go off even if you do it right, if your student/victim has never run his oven above 350 in the last twenty years.

Lately we've had luck putting the stone on a gas grill. You set the middle two burners to low and the sides to high to get the top done properly.
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Old 02-09-15, 04:37 PM
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@V73 With the snow and icing last night, it's hard to ride anywhere lol
Took my winter bike for a spin after replaced the chain. Damn...that was something lol Came back happy to be alive lol
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Old 02-10-15, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by 02Giant View Post
If you are going to make your own pizza, at least use fresh ingredients. The pics of the prepackaged sauce, cheese, and peperoni are not the way to make a good pizza.
That was the basics... did you actually READ my post? Most people don't have the ability nor access to grind their own flour, make their own meat or produce their own cheese.

BTW do you make your own sausage and cheese? I have in the past when we had goats and pigs on the property...

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Old 02-10-15, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by V73 View Post
Wow, lot's of replies to this thread since Thursday. Thanks everyone for all the tips on getting and making pizza, with or without a bicycle. Now all we need is someone to show us how to use a bike to make pizza...
Turbo trainer powered pizza oven? Given my power output it would be more of an Easy Bake oven....
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Old 02-10-15, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
Bit it is so greasy! You can't beat the squirt of oil you get when you bite into a Pizza hut crust! (I know it sounds gross, but I mean it - if I couldn't hear my arteries hardening when eating it, I would eat it all the time.
Exactly. And their cheese is nice. I don't really care whether the ingredients are frozen as long as the final product is good...

But my favorite pizza place is definitely California Pizza Kitchen. They have amazing variety and quality. Only reason I don't go there all the time is how expensive it is, and I'd spend all of my money very fast.

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Old 02-10-15, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Buffalo Buff View Post
If you want pizza that bad why not just make it yourself?
Because some of us can't cook worth a damn, nor make a pizza that is anywhere close to being as good as the little pizzeria less than a mile up the street. I could go buy all the ingredients, and then subsequently ruin them through my failed attempts to combine them into something resembling a pizza. My other option, however, would be to ride five minutes up the road, pick up a couple of pizzas that I know are gonna be good, throw them in the insulated bag on my bike's rack (which keeps 'em hot even when it's 20F out), ride five minutes back down the road to home, and then enjoy some delicious pizza with far less effort than I'd otherwise have expended. Plus, they often have good coupons and buy-one-get-one deals available to save me money.
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Old 02-10-15, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by lopek77 View Post
@V73 With the snow and icing last night, it's hard to ride anywhere lol
Took my winter bike for a spin after replaced the chain. Damn...that was something lol Came back happy to be alive lol
Indeed. Hard for me to find routes lately with all the snow. Still too thick to ride on sidewalks or street shoulders, still too much slush and not enough space to ride particularly safely in the road.

Also, people don't notice you as much in this weather. I was walking my bike down a 'sidewalk' (I think there's one down there somewhere...) and as I passed the exit to a neighborhood I was almost T-boned by a lady speeding out to the road. I was wearing a bright orange coat and was pretty darn visible... I stopped when I saw that she hadn't noticed me and she drove past inches from my bike. She finally saw me as her window passed me. I had been watching her face as she approached and she was just scanning for traffic on the major road until she suddenly made eye contact with me after blowing by. Times like that I wish I had an air horn...

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Originally Posted by Lanovran View Post
Because some of us can't cook worth a damn, nor make a pizza that is anywhere close to being as good as the little pizzeria less than a mile up the street. I could go buy all the ingredients, and then subsequently ruin them through my failed attempts to combine them into something resembling a pizza. My other option, however, would be to ride five minutes up the road, pick up a couple of pizzas that I know are gonna be good, throw them in the insulated bag on my bike's rack (which keeps 'em hot even when it's 20F out), ride five minutes back down the road to home, and then enjoy some delicious pizza with far less effort than I'd otherwise have expended. Plus, they often have good coupons and buy-one-get-one deals available to save me money.
If you want to pick up out of convenience, I 100% understand. However, if you can learn to ride a bike, you can learn to make pizza. It's very easy! Someday I'm going to make a youtube tutorial.
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Old 02-10-15, 11:31 PM
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Dedication from the OP. I only went out for pizza in the snow for kebabpizza and you cannot get that in the US as far as I know. If I am wrong PLEASE TELL ME. I miss kebabpizza. Never could get the garlic sauce right trying to make it myself. Off topic, for some reason outside the US Pizza Hut is not made of grease. It was not until we moved back here that my husband understood why I would make the faces I did when he first said we should go to Pizza Hut.
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Old 02-11-15, 08:45 PM
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My kids like little ceasers PSOs and like that I can get one on the table in 10 mins or less (by car, would love to bike but have no rack and I don't bike on busy streets) I like that my little ceasers is staffed by cute teenage girls in shorts about an inch and a half long (even in winter).

We've bought ready-made crusts + everything else at the store but it's dollar-wise about halfway between little ceasers (which ours are better than) and a good delivery pizza (which ours aren't as good as) so any time we do it, for us, it's really more about the somewhat-homemade experience than saving $.

The digiorno, freschetta or even great value/walmart rising crust frozen pizzas, > little ceasers any day imo.

edit: Little ceaser's pretzel crust, if you call in advance and ask it to be made with regular pizza sauce (instead of the fake cheese sauce) owns pretty hard though.

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Old 02-12-15, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by John Redcorn View Post
My kids like little ceasers PSOs and like that I can get one on the table in 10 mins or less (by car, would love to bike but have no rack and I don't bike on busy streets) I like that my little ceasers is staffed by cute teenage girls in shorts about an inch and a half long (even in winter).

We've bought ready-made crusts + everything else at the store but it's dollar-wise about halfway between little ceasers (which ours are better than) and a good delivery pizza (which ours aren't as good as) so any time we do it, for us, it's really more about the somewhat-homemade experience than saving $.

The digiorno, freschetta or even great value/walmart rising crust frozen pizzas, > little ceasers any day imo.

edit: Little ceaser's pretzel crust, if you call in advance and ask it to be made with regular pizza sauce (instead of the fake cheese sauce) owns pretty hard though.
if you go the frozen route, ...

https://www.jackspizza.com/

This one is by far the best i've ever found. Better than little caesar's, for sure. The sauce is out of this world. Sometimes, ive found them for 3 for 10 dollars round here.

Also found that if you pre-heat the pan while the oven warms up, it'll be a bit of a thicker, softer crust. At 2000 ft, 11 mins at 400 degrees has been satisfactory(the crust is a little on the thin side). So, you could have 3 done in 30 to 35 mins, while you put up groceries.

I miss things like that.

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