Who doesn’t love pizza? It is just one of those things that is an absolute good. There is a famous quote that says “Sex is like pizza, even when it’s bad…it’s still pretty good” or in some other words. You may have heard it as being said by Sharon Stone, Mel Brooks or even from the 90’s comedy Threesome, regardless of where it originates – you get the idea and if you love pizza you probably agree. Which leads us nicely onto why we started talking about pizza in the first place.
We don’t know about you, but one of our favorite things about ordering pizza when out at a sit-in diner or restaurant or even from a pizza delivery place is when it comes to you it is cut into uniform and easy to handle slices. However, even when pizza is an absolute good, when you prepare and make one at home it is a lot harder to cut those perfect slices. That is unless you have a pizza cutter. If pizza is the single greatest invention ever (we might be exaggerating slightly, but run with us on this), then it follows that the invention that comes in close second is the mighty pizza cutter.
If you are in the market for a pizza cutter though, you may have noticed that there isn’t just one pizza cutter to end all pizza cutters. There is actually a large number of different products, all claiming to be the best. With this in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of what we feel are the best pizza cutters of 2018. As well as looking at specific products and their pros and cons; we will also explain a little better how pizza cutters actually work and any features you should look for when buying one.
Without further ado, here are our top 10 pizza cutters…
- 1 Top 10 Pizza Cutters
- 1.1 Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel
- 1.2 OXO Good Grips 4 Inch Pizza Wheel And Cutter
- 1.3 Checkered Chef Pizza Cutter Sharp Rocker Blade With Cover
- 1.4 KitchenAid Pizza Wheel
- 1.5 KitchenAid Professional Pizza Wheel
- 1.6 Love This Kitchen Ultimate 14″ Rocker-Style Cutter/Slicer
- 1.7 Butler Kitchen Products Large 4″ Professional Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Wheel
- 1.8 KoBzA Pizza Cutter
- 1.9 Fred & Friends Pizza Boss 3000
- 1.10 ThinkGeek Star Trek U.S.S Enterprise NCC-1701 Pizza Cutter
- 2 What Does A Pizza Cutter Actually Work?
- 3 Important Features To Look Out For
- 4 In Conclusion
Top 10 Pizza Cutters
Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel
Our first choice is the Pizza Cutter Wheel from Kitchy. This is a great little, incredibly affordable model that is also certified as an Amazon’s Choice. It features an incredibly sharp stainless steel blade, that according to both the manufacturers and customers will make easy work cutting any type of pizza. The ergonomic handle is made from a non-slip material that makes it a breeze cutting your favorite pizza into the size and shapes of slices you really want.
As well as being incredibly robust and compact, the Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel can be completely disassembled and is dishwasher safe. This cutter also features a fully retractable blade guard that can protect you from cutting yourself when you are picking it up from a drawer or cupboard or washing it up. Kitchy’s Pizza Cutter Wheel is as stylish and funky looking as it is practical and effective.
OXO Good Grips 4 Inch Pizza Wheel And Cutter
Another similarly priced item, the Good Grips 4 Inch Pizza Wheel and Cutter from OXO is a very simple in design accessory that comes recommended by America’s Test Kitchen. It features a very sharp stainless steel blade and a nice long, comfortable to grip handle. To make it that little bit safer, it features a thumb guard made at the top of the handle made from die-cast zinc.
A further benefit is that you don’t need to rush to wash it in the washing-up bowl to get all the sticky cheese and sauce removed, as it can be stuck in the dishwasher to clean. This would be the ideal if you are looking for a reasonably priced pizza cutter that does exactly what it was designed for, but nothing more. It may also be the better choice for someone who is nervous to use a product like the Kitchy model above because it lacks a handle.
Checkered Chef Pizza Cutter Sharp Rocker Blade With Cover
So far on our list, we’ve had two different kinds of pizza cutting wheels – one with a long handle and a more portable and compact one. Now, for something completely different – the rocker blade-style Pizza Cutter from Checkered Chef. This looks like a beast and if the manufacturer’s description and many of the customer reviews are anything to go be, it acts like a beast too. With four simple movements, you can cut any kind of pizza from the deepest doughiest base to the crispiest thin crust into 8 pristine slices.
Don’t be alarmed by how dangerous it looks, I mean it looks like something from a horror movie, but it comes with a well-designed sheath so that you never have to fear of slicing your fingers when you reach into the draw to take it out. It has also been designed to be far more hygienic than a lot of other pizza cutters and knives on the market, thanks to the fact there is no wood or other materials in the construction. It has been made to a high standard only using 18/0 grade stainless steel. Furthermore, you can still stick it in the dishwasher.
One of the best things about the Checkered Chef Rocker Pizza Cutter, apart from its bad-ass looks, is its versatility. It doesn’t have to just be used for cutting pizza, in fact, it is highly recommended you use it when you want to finely chop vegetables and herbs quickly, or to cut bread dough into separate portions.
KitchenAid Pizza Wheel
Although it comes in a striking and very retro color called Aqua Sky, the Pizza Wheel from KitchenAid is more than just a pretty product. The wheel blade itself has been made from robust and stainless steel that reportedly will stay sharp and never rust. It has been thoughtfully designed with an angled wheel that is said to make it incredibly comfortable and easy to use, especially if you are not particularly strong or have muscular issues with your hands or wrist. Combined with the ergonomically-designed handle with a thumb and finger guard that provides additional safety and stability, this is a great little pizza cutter.
Built into the handle is a hole that provides a great solution for storing it without using up drawer or cupboard space. As is standard with the majority of products on this list, it is safe to use in the dishwasher, making clean-up on pizza night very easy. We would recommend this product to anyone who has trouble cutting pizza and other tough food and ingredients because of muscular issues.
KitchenAid Professional Pizza Wheel
The next product on our list is another from the team at KitchenAid, with a slightly higher price tag. This is yet another pizza cutter on our list that has been awarded the Amazon’s Choice label and when you look at the reviews for this thing, it is not hard to see why. Although to look at it, the only difference may be looks compared to the cheaper model; it seems as if it has been made to be even more robust and durable, hence the ‘Professional’ tag in the name.
It features a finger guard, which in our opinion is a feature that any wheel cutters of this type should have. Similarly to other items on this list, it is also completely dishwasher safe, so you never have to battle with a cloth and that sharp blade when trying to get it clean.
Some of the comments made in customer reviews regarding this item are quite funny to be honest, with even one reviewer suggesting that it was perhaps it was overkill and that it could cut through aluminum.
Love This Kitchen Ultimate 14″ Rocker-Style Cutter/Slicer
The next on our list is the Ultimate 14″ rocker-style cutter and slicer from Love This Kitchen, which has been designed to give the ability to cut a pizza in what the manufacturer’s say is ‘the Italian way’. Although it has a very affordable price tag, the quality and craftsmanship exceed what is expected of the cost. It includes two wide grip handles for extra ease and safety while cutting.
With a 14-inch rocker slicer, safety is obviously a big concern, particularly when you are storing it away while it is not being used. Unlike many of the other products of this kind on the market, the sheath that the Love This Kitchen cutter comes with is much larger and wider for extra protection. As well as providing you a great way to easily and swiftly cut pizzas without pushing toppings to the side, this cutter is also excellent for professionally slicing and chopping herbs and vegetables.
If you like the idea of a rocker-style cutter but have always been concerned about just how safe one-handled blades are, this great accessory will be an ideal addition to your kitchen with its twin blade.
Butler Kitchen Products Large 4″ Professional Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Wheel
One of the least expensive products on our list is the Large 4-inch Professional Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Wheel from Butler Kitchen Products. This pizza cutter would be a great addition to your looking for something to slice pizza or even lasagne. It won’t bend or break, so you will always feel confident about how safe you are using it and how hygienic and furthermore it won’t wobble or break while you use it.
Like many of the other pizza cutters on our list, this can be completely disassembled so that it can be fully washed by hand with soap and warm water or placed in the dishwasher for quicker and easier cleaning. Another thing that makes this particular slicer similar to many others on this page is the fact that it is incredibly versatile, so you don’t have to just cut pizza with it. You can also use it to cut sandwiches, herbs, dumplings, pies, dough, pastries, pasta, salads, vegetables, potatoes, fruit, brownies and various arts and crafts supplies.
KoBzA Pizza Cutter
Another item in the upper price limit in our list of the best pizza cutters, the KoBzA rocker-style pizza cutter and slicer is incredibly sharp with a stainless steel blade. According to the manufacturer’s descriptions, the blade has been designed to cleanly cut pizza without moving or losing toppings. They have also taken into consideration your comfort while using their cutter, by ensuring that it has a very ergonomic handle with grips that prevent accidental slips and drops from occurring.
One thing we particularly like about this pizza slicer is the fact that it has also been carefully designed to be heavy and large enough to provide precision cutting, without being too heavy that you are unable to use it for very long. Although it is more expensive than other products if you are looking for a sophisticated, professionally designed pizza cutter for pizza night and beyond; this could be the best choice.
Fred & Friends Pizza Boss 3000
What do you get for the man in your life who seems to have everything? The Pizza Boss 3000 from Fred & Friends could be just the thing. Essentially, this product is exactly what it appears to be – a pizza cutting wheel in the shape of a circular saw. Yes, this actually exists and it will make it feel like you are chopping wood in your workshop when you are serving those pizza slices up to friends and family.
The handle is made from a very strong and engineering-grade type of plastic with a stainless steel blade that has been laser-etched. To protect your fingers and thumbs, it also comes with a built-in removable shield which can along with the rest of the slicer be put in the dishwasher safely.
ThinkGeek Star Trek U.S.S Enterprise NCC-1701 Pizza Cutter
If the man (or even woman) in your life is notoriously bad to buy gifts for but is an avid Trekkie, you may want to consider this – the ThinkGeek Star U.S.S Enterprise NCC-1701 Pizza Cutter. That’s right, for all the geeks who love pizza too (well, everyone loves pizza), this is a pizza cutter designed to look like the star-ship Enterprise from the original Star Trek television series.
Although for many people, that would information would be more than enough reason to purchase this fine accessory – you may still want to know some of the more technical details. Aside from the realistic recreation of the star-ship, it has been made with specially laser-etched and incredibly sturdy stainless steel with a chromium-plated zinc-alloy body. It is worth pointing out that unlike the other items on this list, this is not dishwasher safe and should only ever be washed by hand with soapy water.
This is a pizza cutter that will definitely boldly go where no other pizza cutter has gone before. It goes without saying if you are looking to get a Trekkie a gift that combines their love of that classic sci-fi franchise and the ability to cut pizza well – this is the product for you. They will love this and even more so for the fact it is not just a cheap knock-off, it is a fully licensed and official piece of Star Trek merchandise.
What Does A Pizza Cutter Actually Work?
Although it may seem like a dumb question, it is still worth highlighting how pizza cutters actually work because there are two main types available. There is the traditional pizza wheel cutter and the rocker-style pizza cutter.
Pizza Wheel Cutter
Whether it is one of the models with a short, compact design or one with a comfortable handle, all of these types of cutters work in the same way. As you press the wheel down onto the pizza or whatever else you may be cutting and push it, the wheel rotates and slices the pizza in a similar way to a circular saw cutting through wood. Simple and effective, this is definitely the best choice if you are looking for a fuss-free way of cutting pizza.
Rocker-Style Pizza Cutter
This does not feature a circular blade, but instead a long wide blade and either one or two handles. You cut the pizza into slices by rocking the blade from side to side. It is debatable as to whether this is actually more effective or less effective than the wheel cutter or if it is just a matter of personal taste. Either way, if you want to look like a real master of the knives in the kitchen, then this is definitely more for show-boating.
Important Features To Look Out For
Are you feeling overwhelmed yet by the sheer variety of pizza cutters there are out there? Even by just presenting our favorite and what we deem to be the best ten available, it could still make it hard for you to decide on which one really is best. A lot of it comes down to personal taste and preference of course; while part of your decision should be based on knowing the important features to look out for.
Some of the most important features to look out for when purchasing pizza cutters, therefore, are:
Cleaning and Maintenance – Obviously, with anything you are purchasing to use in your kitchen and in food preparation, hygiene and cleaning is an important factor to consider. We would recommend unless you always want to wrestle with sharp blades in warm soapy water, therefore, that you look for one of the many pizza cutters that are dishwasher safe.
Style – As noted above, there are two distinct varieties of pizza cutters available. Look for the one that fits your needs best. While a rocker-style may be a more precise and quick way to cut the pizza into those gorgeous and tasty slices, it may not suit you or the size of the blade may make you nervous.
Safety Features – Pizza cutters are sharply bladed accessories, so safety should always be at the forefront of your mind when you are choosing a suitable product. Many come with built-in safety features such as thumb and finger guards, protective guards for when they have been stored away or even sheaths to protect your hands when they are not in use.
There you have it, what we believe are the 10 best pizza cutters available right now. We have done our very best to present them free from bias, highlighting both the pros and cons of each and describing them in the simplest terms. The rest is up to you really, as it is all down to personal taste whether you buy one or the other.
We do know for certain that you are most likely going to find the dream pizza cutter for you and your household on the list above.