Monday April 2, 2007 3:10 pm
Presto Pizzazz Pizza Cooker Review
Recently Gear Live picked up a Presto Pizzazz Pizza Maker from Amazon. It’s the best of “Buy now from TV” come to life - nearly instant pizza, with no muss, no fuss. It’s designed to cook 7 to 12 inch pizzas from start to finish in under 15 minutes. Click through for our impressions of setting it up and using it.
The Pizzazz features heating elements both above and below the pizza surface, and a rotating pizza pan that moves the pizza around to cook it evenly. It is a countertop format kitchen appliance and without the pizza pan installed it fairly small and would fit into almost any kitchen.
To use it you can create your own pizza from raw dough and ingredients, or you can cook a frozen or ‘take and bake’ pizza simply by putting it on the provided pan and setting it’s timer. Depending on the type of pizza you can choose to turn on the top, bottom, or both burners to cook the pizza as it rotates to edibility. Once the cycle is complete the burners turn off, and the pan continues to rotate to let it cool evenly. You can serve the pizza almost immediately and afterwards cleanup is a breeze. The pizza pan rinses off and the main unit doesn’t even need cleaning.
The Pizzazz comes with it’s own pizza cooking directions and instructs to not follow the cooking times on the box from frozen pizzas. It requires no heat up, so total time for our test from putting the frozen pizza on the pan to eating delicious mozzarella and pesto was under 12 minutes.
We think the Pizzazz is a great offering for anyone who eats pizza frequently and would like a quicker, cleaner pizza cooking experience. Be it a quick meal while powering through levels in World of Warcraft or for a late night snack with friends, the Pizzazz is a well implemented device that cooks pizza perfectly. Shop around if you want to pick one up - prices on the Pizzazz Pizza Oven vary wildly on the internet.