You’ve been warming up pizza wrong your whole life
«I messed up. I wanted to heat up some pizza in the microwave. It only half worked,» my work colleague Martin Jud says, showing me a picture. The toaster looks like it was under fire. «The pizza was really crunchy though!» Martin assures me.
The funny thing is, it’s extremely easy to perfectly warm up your pizza. You heat it in a pan. A toaster does give your pizza a good crunch, but this creates an aforementioned mess. Microwaves don’t add any crunch and ovens take an eternity to heat up. A pan will give a nice crust and beautifully melt the cheese.
Into the frying pan
Warm up your pan on medium heat while fashioning a handy tin foil lid for your pizza. Pay attention that the shiny side is turned inward. This reflects the heat rays and melts the cheese. The underlying heat of the pan will make the dough nice and crunchy in a few minutes without creating a huge mess.
The only downside to this method: you can only warm up a few slices of pizza at a time. If you still have half a jumbo-pizza in your fridge, this method might not be suited.
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