Pizza’s kinda the perfect food, isn’t it? Crispy but chewy bread, doused in delicious tomato sauce, and piled high with cheese and meat (okay, even vegetables, if you’re into that). There’s something about baking it in a ridiculously hot wood-fired oven that just takes it over the top. It’s a tasty food that’s deserving of some serious love from the packaging world, starting right from storing and protecting uncooked dough, all the way up to keeping slices or entire pies hot and melty. If you’re the owner of a pizza joint, pizza parlour or just anywhere smart enough to make this stuff, you’ll want to get your hands on these quality pizza packaging supplies.
Pizza Pan Liners
Most often, pizza is cooked bare, resting on grates or stone. It helps the underside get crisp and charred to just the perfect degree, and we can’t argue with the tasty results. But there are times when you, or a customer, wants to cook it but not let it get too crispy. Baking pan liners help keep a pizza from sticking to the pan while cooking, keeping the pie intact while keeping the pan as clean as possible. Who doesn’t love easy cleanup?
Most pizza pan liners are parchment or Quilon (coated for easy release), making them usable for one baking session. But silicone liners are strong enough that they can make a few more trips back into the oven, protecting a few more precious pizzas. Depending on the size and shape of your pan, you can choose pizza pan liners in rectangles or circles for convenience or looks. These kinds of liners are, of course, usable for baking bread, cookies and other incredible goodies.
Pizza Liner Sheets
Once that delicious circle of carbohydrate heaven is cooked and ready for eating, it’s time to take steps to protect it. Having pizza sit undefended for too long can soften the crust thanks to moisture and humidity build-up underneath. Pizza liner sheets act as a barrier between the pizza and its resting place – whether that’s a corrugated pizza box out for delivery, a serving platter at a restaurant or simply a plate holding a slice or two.
They keep crusts from softening too quickly, prevent grease from ruining cardboard, and keep pizza from sticking to other surfaces. They come in Quilon and silicone options, and are perfect for interleaving between uncooked dough. You can even freeze the dough in the pizza liner sheets, then bake on it later once you’re ready.
Pizza Paper Bags
You know how they say not every product needs a shipping box? Well, not every pizza needs a pizza box. If it’s out for delivery with a bunch of other people’s pizza, sure. But when you’re transporting it from your counter to a customer’s table, or they’re taking it from your counter to their car, pizza paper bags can do the trick. For short distances or wait times, they keep heat in longer and help keep grease from going everywhere. Let’s face it – cheese grease on a pizza? Delicious. Cheese grease all over your clothes or car? Not so great.
Pizza paper bags can be used for individual slices or entire pies, and in multiple sizes (you can always add in liners underneath the pizza for extra protection, too). And if you’re interested in giving your bag some good looks, there’s pre-printed versions for some quick advertising, or blank bags for adding your own branding (say, through custom stickers).
By now, you’re probably drooling as much as I am. Man, my poor keyboard – how’s your phone screen? Anyway, if you’re out there, doing the good works and feeding pizza to hungry, hungry people, I salute you. Your creations are among the most delicious on the planet, and deserve to be cradled from start to finish. Pizza packaging supplies like pan liners, sheets and bags will do right by all that bread and cheese. Oh, and don’t forget the napkins. Lots and lots of napkins.