When the pizza is baked from the oven, how long do you wait to slice the pizza ?

@cream97 (29179)
United States
November 15, 2008 6:36pm CST
I usually will wait to slice mines about 15 minutes from the time that I have taken it out. This gives it time to cool off. I can cut it more easier when it has cooled down. I tried cutting it while it was very hot once, and the cheese stuck to the knife, and some of the pizza was on the knife too. So, now I have started to slice it while it has cooled down.. How long do you wait to slice your pizza, once it is hot from the oven?
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@xaphor (1)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I usually wait about 10 minutes because i find it easier when it is still a little warm, but not Melty, though i may try 15 minutes like you said that you do.
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@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
26 Jul 09
I like to wait 10-15 minutes to give it time to cool and the flavors to mingle and set together. I also don't want to end up burning my mouth. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@ronaldinu (12456)
• Malta
19 Dec 08
It is better to wait for a few minutes to cut the pizza in slices, otherwise the mozzarella gets tangled to the knife as you said. I just leave it for about five minutes HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. © ronaldinu 2008
@riyasam (16583)
• India
27 Nov 08
i also do wait for the cheese to cool but i find cutting a bit warm pizza is better and easier than a absolutely cooled down one. happy mylotting.
@aweins (4204)
• India
27 Nov 08
hi cream97, my dear friend, i love to eat pizzas but i dont bake them at home i prefer to got out and then order it there . i remember once we have made it at home . i didn't enjoyed it that much. when we aqre out its the boy who cuts it into pieces. i just love to sit and eat with a nice big chilled coke.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
24 Nov 08
i did cut it 5 minutes. sometimes if i baked small ones we cut it on the table and eat right away.if pizza no minutes to wait to cut its just yummy.
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Nov 08
I will slice the pizza immediately after I take it our from the oven then serve it hot. Hubby do not like to eat a cold pizza so, I will not wait another 15 minutes before i will slice it a and serve it.
@walijo2008 (4661)
• United States
17 Nov 08
I think we only wait about 10 mins. usually by the time the pizzas done I'm hungry and I can't wait too long to eat it..lol
@drealm (79)
• China
17 Nov 08
immedietly...!Because I Have no patience.I know I shuold Wait,But I don't want to the cheese runs.haha~~~~~~~~~
@kykidd (6825)
• United States
17 Nov 08
I like to eat the pizza when it is fresh out of the oven. Therefore, I will start to cut it as soon as I take it out. This conversation is making me very hungry. Pizza is one of my favorite foods. I usually have a pizza cutter handy to slice it up. Then I will put it on my plate. If it is too hot to eat, I will cut it into bite size pieces. That makes it cool off a little faster, or at least it seems like it. What is your favorite pizza? My favorite is pepperoni and extra cheese. I will eat pizza with just about anything on it except for onions. If there is mushrooms on it, I will pick them off. Thanks for starting this discussion, and have a great day!
@Blondie2222 (10782)
• United States
17 Nov 08
I usually wait like 5mins to cut mine. I don't use a knife either I have a pizza cutter I use...But If I'm really hungry then i'll slice it right away. I love pizza one of my fav foods!
• United States
16 Nov 08
I would say about 5 or 10 minutes..since like you..it's easier to slice when the cheese is not all gooey and clinging to the knife..I don't want it ice cold either..since dough gets harder as it chills.
@Takashy (496)
• Latvia
16 Nov 08
I usually take it out of the oven. Wait 2 or 3 minutes and start cutting it because I can't longer. I am usually really hungry so I don't mind that the Pizza is still a little hot. I have burned my tongue with the hot cheese once or twice but I like it. Its better than a 1 day old pizza that has already become hard.
• United States
16 Nov 08
living in italy pizza is a staple, the oven baked ones rock and i usually wait like 10 min not more
• India
16 Nov 08
hot pizza in front of me slice it right away no wating for me even its hot or cold when i m hungry i want something to eat and its pizza eat it right away
@metschica25 (5411)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Hey Hey cream Sometiems if i make a homemade pizza it looks so good that as soon as it comes outta the oven i have to pick at it LOL. Usually it does need time to cool off because cutting is so hard and the cheese and all the toppings will just fall off and then ya have such a big mess . I will try and wait a good 10 mins.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I only wait a few minutes.
@lilcee (2705)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Hmmm, I never really thought about that. I usually use my Pizzazz pizza maker. But, when I do use the oven, I usually slice it right away. I guess because I'm ready to eat it LOL. It probably would be better to wait so it's not so gooey. LOL
@jpso138 (7832)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
Well, its basically 5 to 10 minutes for me. You are right, if we sliced it right away its a little bit difficult considering that it is somewhat sticky.
@williamjisir (22913)
• China
16 Nov 08
Hello cream. I have never baked pizza in the house, but I have been to our local pizza shop for some times. That was years ago when the Champion Pizza shop was still there. Not it is gone as it is hard for the shop to go on with its business in our local town. But I did enjoy a lot of the pizza in the shop. We used to slice our 12-inch pizza when it was served to us on the table. There is one thing I don't like about pizza, which is the salty taste. It is too salty. I have no idea whether it is salty to all the pizzas in some other pizza shops in another city. Take care, friend.