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With Americans eating more than 3 billion pizzas every year, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ve struggled to cut a pie with an inefficient pizza cutter.
Well NO MORE! With 41 percent of Americans eating a pizza once a week, there’s no reason not to make cutting and serving the easiest part of your meal.
That’s why we tested and reviewed the 9 best pizza cutters available on the market today. Checking each of them for durability, sharpness, and ergonomics, we’re confident that the products we’ve chosen represent the best of the best.
So don’t waste your time with an old, dull pizza cutter — we’ve done the work for you in selecting the best options for your kitchen. Let’s get started!
Here are the best pizza cutters you can buy:
- Best Overall - KitchenAid Classic Pizza Wheel
- Runner Up - OXO Good Grips 4-Inch Pizza Wheel and Cutter
- Premium Choice - Fiskars Non-scratch Kitchen Shears
- Premium Runner Up - Paderno World Cuisine Offset Pizza Scissors
- Sharpest Pizza Cutter - Checkered Chef Pizza Cutter Sharp Rocker Blade With Cover
- Most Compact - Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel
- Most Innovative - Royal Home Pizza Cutter and Server Slicer
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9 Best Pizza Cutters (2020 Reviews)
1. Best Overall - KitchenAid Classic Pizza Wheel
It doesn’t get much more traditionally Americana than this pizza wheel from KitchenAid. Though best known for their stand mixers, KitchenAid produces top-quality equipment for every area of your kitchen, and offers some of the most generous warranties around with all of their products.
Crafted from high-quality stainless steel, the premium blade on this pizza wheel keeps an edge as well or better than any other cutter we reviewed. It’ll never rust, and is backed by a 1-year hassle-free replacement plan as well as a limited lifetime warranty.
Its comfortable handle is angled to put less strain on your wrist, and a finger guard protects your hands from hot sauce splashes. Completely dishwasher safe, it’s as easy to clean as it is to use.
In short, if you’re a fan of the traditional wheel style pizza cutter, this should be your go-to choice.
Sharp and long-lasting blade
Finger guard prevents sauce burns
Comfortable, ergonomic handle design
Awesome warranties make it a great investment
Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup
Light and easy to use
Multi-part construction can come loose over time
Plastic handle could be softer
2. Runner Up - OXO Good Grips 4-Inch Pizza Wheel and Cutter
OXO’s “Good grips” series has brought comfortable, non-slip grips to all of your favorite kitchen tools. With this, their solidly-constructed 4-inch pizza wheel, we were especially impressed by how soft and comfortable the handle was in comparison to all the others we’ve reviewed. If you’re looking for the most ergonomically designed pizza cutter, OXO has it at the best price possible.
A large, stainless steel blade and die cast zinc thumb guard make cutting pizzas of any size fast, safe, and easy. Recommended by America’s Test Kitchen, this dishwasher-safe pizza cutter feels almost too good for the price.
The only downside? That is one BIG wheel blade! For anyone with smaller hands, it can feel like way too much cutter to handle. This makes it a little bit heavier than any other pizza wheel, too.
Most comfortable grip of any product we tested
Blade stays sharp for a very long time
Dishwasher safe makes it very easy to clean
Thumb guard keeps your hand safe while cutting
Large wheel can be hard to use
Heavier design fatigues hands easier
3. Premium Choice - Fiskars Non-scratch Kitchen Shears
While you may be more familiar with Fiskars scissors from your time in elementary school, these offset kitchen shears offer a convenient way to cut pizza into individual portion sizes.
They’re versatile enough to use for just about any kitchen purpose, but really shine when used to cut pizzas. A heat-resistant nylon base lets them cut into your pie without damaging the pan you cooked it on, and at 10.5 inches they make quick work of cutting individual pieces.
The offset handle shape keeps your hand away from hot pizza while cutting, and the blades are designed to separate for easy cleaning — and they’re dishwasher safe, too. Combine all of that with a full lifetime warranty, and you can see why they’re our premium choice pizza cutters.
Won’t scratch your pans while cutting
Easy to use, easy to clean
Completely dishwasher safe
Perfect for cutting different portion sizes
Versatile enough for any kitchen use
On the expensive side
4. Premium Runner Up - Paderno World Cuisine Offset Pizza Scissors
Sold on the idea of pizza scissors? Then you’ll want to consider the Paderno World Cuisine offset pizza scissors. They’re specially designed exclusively for pizza, and make a cleaner cut than many other models we reviewed.
With longer blades than our top premium choice from Fiskars, these blades from Paderno have a leg up on the competition. They’re also dishwasher safe, and we preferred this handle design over any others we tried.
What they’re lacking, though, is the ability to separate the blades. Even so, we didn’t find them particularly difficult to clean.
Long blades make cutting pizza extremely easy
Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup
Comfortable handle design
Specifically made for cutting pizzas
Blades don’t separate, making them slightly harder to clean
Heavy; can fatigue the hands easily
5. Sharpest Pizza Cutter - Checkered Chef Pizza Cutter
Do you want to look like a total pizza pro in front of your family and friends? If so, then there’s no better choice than this perfectly-sharpened, ultra-specific tool. The Checkered Chef pizza cutter rocker blade may only do one thing — cut pizzas — but it does it extremely well.
We’re not kidding, either. Of every pizza cutter we tested, this option from Checkered Chef was the only one that consistently made perfect cuts the first time, every time. Sure, it’s on the larger side and harder to find storage space for — but if you’re as crazy about pizzas as we are, it’s a must-have kitchen tool.
Made of one big piece of stainless steel, it’s extremely easy to clean and impervious to rust. The blade guard is an absolute necessity, as the edge is extremely sharp and long-lasting.
If you want the ultimate in pizza-specific tools, this is the one to choose.
Easiest way to cut pizza
Super durable one-piece construction
Incredibly easy to clean
Totally dishwasher safe
Comes with a blade guard for safety
Pretty much only for cutting pizza
Have to be very careful -- blade is sharp and heavy
6. Most Compact - Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel
Collecting kitchen gadgets can have the unfortunate side effect of seriously reducing your storage space. When drawer space is at a premium in your kitchen, you may be inclined to look towards a pizza cutter that can save space — and Kitchy has the perfect choice for you.
With its clever handle design, the Kitchy pizza cutter wheel does away with the stick handles of most other pizza wheels. A retractable blade guard keeps your hand safe from cuts, and helps to keep the stainless steel blade super sharp.
While the style may take some getting used to for cutting your pizzas, cleanup is fast and easy. The whole cutter comes apart easily, and is entirely dishwasher safe. In the instance that you have any problems putting it back together, it’s back by a full lifetime warranty.
Clever design saves tons of space
Sharp and durable blade
Super easy to disassemble and clean
Fully dishwasher safe
100% money-back guarantee, for life
Unfamiliar design can take some getting used to
Requires more pressure for clean cuts
7. Most Innovative - Royal Home Pizza Cutter and Server Slicer
Okay, so — you’ve bought your fancy new pizza wheel. The pie is fresh out of the oven, bubbling and delicious. You make your cuts with samurai precision, but then: How do you serve it?
Unless you have a pie server handy in your kitchen already, moving oven-hot pizza onto a plate can get a bit tricky. That’s why we were so impressed by the Royal Home pizza cutter with an integrated server. It’s unconventional, but we found it to be quite convenient as well!
As the best all-in-one solution to cutting and serving pizza that we found, this pizza cutter does sacrifice some of the aesthetic appeal of other products we reviewed. It may not be much to look at, but it definitely gets the job done while saving valuable kitchen tool space.
Non-slip rubber handles make it easy to use, and being completely dishwasher safe makes it easy to clean, too. We recommend this for anyone looking to save space in their drawers, or simplify their weekend pizza nights with the family.
Excellent all-in-one solution for cutting and serving pizza
Super sharp blades
Lightweight and easy to store
Compact design saves drawer space
Comfortable, non-slip handle
Dishwasher safe and easy to clean
Design takes some getting used to
Small blade means you’ll need to apply more pressure for clean cuts
8. Best Gift - Fred PIZZA BOSS 3000 Circular Saw Pizza Wheel
Pizzas are often the centerpiece of parties — birthday parties, family get-togethers, or movie nights feel incomplete without a big pizza pie to share. So if you’re looking to give someone a gift that they can use at any party, consider this cool and clever pizza cutter from Fred & Friends!
Shaped like a circular saw, this pizza cutter is sure to get some smiles and laughs any time you pull it out at the dinner table.
But behind that humorous exterior, it’s also an excellent pizza cutter! Built of engineering-grade plastics and stainless steel, it’s not made just for looks. Completely dishwasher safe, it’s actually quite easy to clean as well.
The downside? It’s more expensive than most of the pizza cutters we reviewed.
Clever and funny gift idea
Durable and reliable construction
Super sharp stainless steel blade
Dishwasher safe and easy to clean
More expensive than most cutters we reviewed
You’re paying for looks more than function
9. Best Value Gift - Ninonly Bicycle Pizza Cutter Wheel
Maybe after looking at the pizza cutter before this one, you were enamored with the idea of getting a pizza lover in your life the perfect gift. That’s why we’ve included this option from Ninonly to round out our list: It makes a fantastic gift at a reasonable price.
Built of food-grade stainless steel and shaped like a traditional Italian bicycle, this pizza cutter comes with a decorative stand that makes it just as attractive when not in use. Being cute and kitschy doesn’t mean that you’ll have to sacrifice on quality, either: The blade is sharp, and it’s easy to clean by being dishwasher safe.
Cutting with this bicycle pizza cutter really takes some getting used to, as the handles aren’t super comfortable. It makes an excellent gift that’s part decoration and part kitchen tool.
Fun and kitschy design is perfect to give as a gift
Made of durable stainless steel
Easy return policy
Dishwasher safe and easy to clean
Handle is difficult to use
Cuter as a decoration than a tool
Final Verdict: The Best Pizza Cutter for Your Money
While we truly enjoyed every pizza cutter that made it to this list, the KitchenAid Classic Pizza Wheel definitely stole the show. Its combination of ease of use, durability, and quick cleanup make it an excellent choice for just about any kitchen. If you’re a dedicated pizza lover, though, it’s worth considering the options for pizza shears and blade, as well!
Thank you for reading today, and we hope that this guide has cleared up any confusion you might have had about choosing the best pizza cutter for your kitchen. Good luck with your next pizza party!
How to Choose the Best Pizza Cutter
No matter what style of pizza cutter you choose, you know that you’ll always want these two features:
First, a pizza cutter should be sharp. Not just sharp out of the box, either — but made of material that keeps an edge long after you’ve cut your 100th pie.
Second, any pizza cutter worth its salt should be easy to clean. If you can’t get cheese and tomato sauce off of it easily, look for a different tool for the job.
After that, you should consider which of three different styles works best for you:
A circular pizza cutter is what most people think of when they imagine this type of tool. They can make quick, even work of cutting up pizzas of any size. We like them most for their familiarity — you won’t have to learn how to handle a new tool to do a great job cutting up your pizza.
A big pair of offset scissors — more appropriately called “kitchen shears” in this context — may seem like a funny way to cut pizza. But did you know that this is a traditional way of serving pizza in Italy?
It’s true! Perfect for thin-crust pizzas or pizzas in small pans, once you try a pair of pizza scissors you may never go back.
For the fastest way to cut a whole pizza pie, look no further than the giant “rocker” style blades favored in Naples, Italy. They’ll make quick work of cutting any size of pizza — but have little utility outside of this. Get one of these if you’re a true pizza fanatic.