How to Keep Your Pizza Warm

Pizza is tricky when it comes to its temperature. If you leave it on the table unattended for a while, it turns gummy. If you heat it too much, the crust dries up. The best way to enjoy a pizza is when it’s warm to the touch and it gleams just the right way. So 5-Minute Crafts collected some tips to help you keep your pizza warm for a longer time.

On your way home

If it’s a takeaway pizza from a restaurant, then you can make the most of the heated seats in your car. When you’re coming back home, you can keep your pizza on a heated seat and put a blanket over it to keep its warmth in place. If you don’t have a heated seat, then keep the pie on the floor of the passenger side and turn the floor vent heat up.

Indoors

1. Warm it in the oven while it’s still in the pizza box.

  1. When you wait for your pizza to be delivered, preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. When your pizza arrives, open the box to let the steam out for a few minutes, or else the pie will absorb the moisture.
  3. Close the box when the steam begins to lessen.
  4. Open the steam flaps of the pizza box to prevent steam from building up.
  5. Keep the pizza box in the oven. Dial the heat down to the lowest setting, around 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If the oven is set at the lowest heat setting, the pizza box will not catch fire. If the heat setting is around 400 degrees Fahrenheit, there is a higher chance of the cardboard box catching fire.

2. Warm it without a pizza box.

Nobody wants a reheated leftover pizza to get soggy. One way to keep the reheated pizza hot and crispy is to place a glass of water in the microwave along with the pizza pie.

3. Wrap it in aluminum foil.

If you want to keep the pizza warm for more than 3 hours, wrapping it in foil is your best bet. In this method, we focus on warming the slices instead of the whole pie.

  1. Begin by wrapping each pizza slice in foil.
  2. Bake it in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.
  • If you bake it for more than 10 minutes, it will harden or overcook the pizza.

4. Warm it on a skillet or frying pan.

  1. Heat the pizza on a non-stick pan for 2 minutes over high heat. Keep checking the crust to make sure it’s not burning. You want the crust to stay crispy.
  2. After 2 minutes of heating, turn the heat off and cover the pan to warm the sauce and toppings, and let the cheese melt too.

Outdoors

1. Heat it in a portable oven.

These ovens look like big lunchboxes that heat up the food inside. All you have to do is keep your pizza inside the portable oven and turn up the heat when you want to reheat the slices. It’s also recommended to check the instructions provided by the oven manufacturers when it comes to using it.

2. Store it in an insulated bag.

This is how pizza delivery people keep the pies warm while en route to deliver them to you. These bags won’t keep pizza warm for more than 3 hours, so it’s recommended to combine other heating methods with this too.

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