Contrary to popular belief, the pizza peel has nothing to do with a pizza’s peel. Pizzas don’t have peels. Rather, it’s a giant, flat wooden utensil used for transferring pizza or bread to and from a baking stone. Handy for avoiding the heat, this traditional Italian kitchen tool can get food all the way into the back of a hot oven without burning the chef (who didn’t need that knuckle hair, anyway). You can find this handy tool in various sizes to fit all of your pizza-baking needs.

Use today’s Word of the Day: In Praise of Homemade Pizza