How Many Ways Can You Use A Pizza Cutter?

April 30, 2007 17 Comments

How Many Ways Can You Use A Pizza Cutter?

A pizza cutter does more than just slice pizza.

I was cutting some toast for one of my daughters one morning and the pizza cutter with its new homemade cardboard scabbard was still out from the night before so I decided to see how it would work on toast. To my surprise, it worked beautifully.

So then I tried it on my other daughter’s egg-in-hole and again it performed like a charm. I now figured I was on to something.

For the record, if you make your own pizza or buy frozen commercial brands like DiGiorno, a pizza cutter is a must.  It makes slicing a pizza into kid-sized slices that much easier. Not that we eat a lot of pizza in our house, but it is a staple when we go out and have babysitters who are early on in their culinary education.

So now I’m thinking what have I been missing all these years and what else might this circular blade be used for cutting. I’m on a mission to see how many unique and interesting ways one can use a pizza cutter besides slicing pizza.

I figure I’m not the first one to think of using a pizza cutter for other kitchen chores so I invite you to share some of your favorite ways you have utilized this handy kitchen gadget.

How Many Ideas Can You Come Up With?

Please share your ideas in the comments section below.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Last modified on Tue 10 March 2015 4:35 pm

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  1. Rick says:

    What about cutting brownies or cookie sheet cake?

  2. Betty Algier says:

    Cutting
    Casa’s
    Pita’s for dip
    Homemade noodles (pasta)
    Fritata’s once put on a cutting board
    Lasagna if the wheel is large use – use scissors at the ends
    Chocolate after cooled on plastic
    Fondant

  3. Vicki says:

    Fresh pasta
    Dough triangles for rugelach
    Scones & biscuits
    Homemade fruit leather

    Doesn’t work on meat, either raw or cooked (I’ve tried).

  4. Walden50 says:

    I use the pizza cutter on any type of flatbread, whether it be some homemade garlic bread or some naan with indian food. You could also use it to cut herbs and such, it works great on making strips of basil.

    I also use it on tortillas when I’m making my own tortilla chips.

  5. Tim White says:

    Shredding lettuce leafs for tacos. Lay leafs flat on board and cut into thin strips.

  6. JD Schwerdtfeger says:

    I have taken a few slices of lunch meat (like ham or turkey) or sliced cheese and I use the pizza cutter to cut them into strips for salads.

    it is also one of the first tools I let my kids use when they were first learning their way around the kitchen but were too small for a “real” knife

  7. Cecelia says:

    Quesadillas!

  8. Katherine says:

    There is a rotary cutter for material that looks almost identical, you can replace that blade with new one and it also has a sharpener for it. I am a quilt maker, ask about it at a material store.
    Katherine

  9. Terry says:

    Cecelia stole my feedback! We have a quesadilla maker at home and the pizza cutter is perfect for that. I’ve also seen them used in calzones in Pizza shops.

  10. freeky fred says:

    pancakes
    flapjacks
    and garlic bread

  11. Joy says:

    I use my pizza cutter to cut homemade caramels into bite-sized chunks.

  12. Kevin in San Antonio says:

    My pizza cutter works GREAT for cutting strips of pie dough for a lattice top. I tried it once on a whim and have sworn by it since.

  13. Peggy says:

    I don’t call it a pizza cutter any more. In our house it is referred to as the Universal Cutter. I even use it to cut chicken for chicken salad. But it is great for cutting up the kids’ food…spaghetti, French toast…etc

  14. Sam Sodickson says:

    Makes a great PlayDoh tool!

  15. Diana says:

    When making brownies, I let them cool in the pan, then use my pizza cutter to cut them into the desired size pieces. No mess, and they are all a uniform size

  16. Sally says:

    I use the pizza cutter to make homemade dumplings for soups.

  17. Audrey says:

    I use it to make biscuits and rolled cookies. Just cut in squares, pinch corners in so they are slightly rounded. If you leave them suare they get a little crisp. Saves a lot of time, and you don’t have a lot of dough to re-roll.

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