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Forum topic by patcollins posted 11-09-2010 03:37 AM 2528 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-09-2010 03:37 AM

What would be safe finishes to use for a pizza peel finish? I have mineral oil that I use on a cutting board but was thinking of something like shellac. I made a nice one from red oak and want a protective finish on it that can take the heat of a pizza as some pizza goop without staining. I’d like the finish to be a satin sheen.

Would polyurethane be ok also?

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#1 posted 11-09-2010 03:49 AM

Shellac cannot stand up to heat or moisture. Otherwise, it would be great for a pizza peel.

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#2 posted 11-09-2010 03:57 AM

I’m not sure that pizza peels have any finish on them, but I would probably go with a common salad bowl finish.

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#3 posted 11-09-2010 06:30 AM

Mineral oil is what I used on mine.

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#4 posted 11-09-2010 02:51 PM

+1 on the mineral oil. Dust it with cornmeal when you put the pizza on it, and it will slide easy.

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