“ Brand: Ikea / Type: Pizza cutter „
IKEA Stam Pizza Cutter.
Since moving into our studio flat and discovering we were lacking in many of the essentials, my partner and I have made countless trips to our local IKEA. One of the items we purchased was the Stam Pizza Cutter.
Have you ever tried to cut a pizza with a knife and keep all the toppings in place? Let me tell you, its virtually impossible! Well for me it is! So, with this in mind and the amount of pizza's we consume, this Pizza Cutter was a welcome addition to our kitchen. I should point out that we bought this Pizza Cutter at IKEA in Krakow, but I have checked on the IKEA website and it is available in the UK for the amazing price of just 85p! It is available with the handle in blue, red, yellow and green, this colour is only on one side of the handle, the other side is simply white. We chose the blue one as we decided the Pizza Cutter looks quite cheap and out of all the colours the blue was the best.
For the bargain price I honestly wasn't expecting much from this Pizza Cutter, however, it has turned out to be one of the most used items in the kitchen draw. Obviously to use the slicer you need to roll it across the pizza, I find that I don't really need to use too much pressure to effectively cut through the pizza, but I do need to steady it when it comes to cutting the crust. The blade is sharp enough to glide easily through the pizza but strangely not that sharp to the touch, but of course still be careful! We have used our slicer on all kinds of pizza bases from thin to thick and even homemade bases and so far it hasn't let us down at all.
The Pizza Cutter has a metal guard between the handle and the base so you don't need to worry too much about your fingers. I also find that this guard is great for hooking underneath the pizza and pulling it out of the oven and straight onto the plate. It is easily done within seconds and much better than burning yourself on the hot oven!
When we bought the cutter it came with a protective sleeve, but needless to say this soon got lost among the rubbish. In all honesty it wasn't that good and was too fiddly to put back on after each use.
Since I am the one who spends most time at home, washing up tends to fall into my list of jobs, and I hate it! Thankfully for me the cutter is really easy to clean and most of the pizza remnants tend to wipe off with ease. There is occasionally the need to use a cloth to get between the blade and the handle, but most of the time this stays clean as it gets cleaned when you rotate the blade in the water.
There are no indications on the Pizza Cutter to say whether it is dishwasher safe.
Looks wise this Pizza Cutter looks pretty cheap and plasticy, which in all fairness it is! But, we have had our cutter over a year now and use it on a regular basis, it is still performing well in the slicing department, there are no signs of rust on any of the metal areas and it actually still looks pretty new.
Priced at 85p you really cannot grumble! You could even buy one of each colour to suit your mood!
Would I Recommend?
A definite yes! This is a nice cheap pizza slicer. It is simple to use and does exactly what it is designed to do... cut my pizza!
Thanks for reading :)