Cold pizza has its merits, but if you’re looking to reheat day-old pizza, re-creating that chewy crust from the night before can be challenging. It’s best to revive a day-old crust with the help of a skillet, oven or toaster oven. But if the microwave is your only option, here’s how to achieve the best results.
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Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to microwave food without ruining it. With pizza, the microwave can be prone to producing a brittle crust. WikiHow has a handy hack for revitalising day-old pizza in the microwave to achieve a crust that’s chewy but not tough. The secret? Heating a not-entirely-full cup of water alongside your pizza.
Filling a ceramic mug two-thirds full with water, then placing the pizza on a plate on top of the mug as you heat it allows the water to evaporate, preventing a dry crust. Of course, if you like your crust crispy, you can achieve that texture with the simple addition of parchment paper.
Head over to the tutorial to learn more details, including the easiest way to break down pizza for heating, and the best kind of plate to use.