If you just ordered a Solo Stove Pi, you may be wondering what you will need to get cooking. I found it easy to set up and start cooking right out of the box, but there are a few supplies and tools that you will need to get good results.
Heat safe work surface
Since you are dealing with heat, you’re going to want to be safe. A heat-proof surface will ensure that you avoid any unwanted damage or fire. This can be as simple as a brick paver base, or a concrete surface, but a waist level table or stand will save your back and keep things safe.
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The Pi requires high temperatures for best results. You’re definitely going to want to make sure that you have reached the ideal temperature range, and the only way to do that accurately is with an IR Thermometer. Without the proper heat level, your pizza results will not meet your expectations.
Without a Pizza Peel, loading a pizza into the Pi can be very difficult. Believe me, I tried. While waiting for my peel to arrive, I attempted to get by with a spatula and a cookie shovel. It worked to an extent, but not without a few pizza disasters. With a proper pizza peel, it’s been a piece of cake to slide the pizza in and to retrieve it once cooked.
The Pi has an opening of 12.5″, so a 12″ pizza peel should be just right. I went with cuisinart 12″ aluminum pizza peel which has a folding handle for easy storage.
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Depending on whether or not you chose to purchase the gas attachment, you will either need wood or propane to fuel your Pi.
A pizza turner will allow you to easily rotate your pizza to evenly finish off you pie. I personally have been using a metal spatula which seems to get the job done ok, although a pizza turner would make things easier.
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