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The Oven Temp Mistake To Avoid When You're Making Pizza
Traditional pizza ovens can get extremely hot; wood-fired ovens for Neopolitan pizza, for example, can reach 900 degrees Fahrenheit. You may never have turned your oven up all the way to 500 or 550 degrees Fahrenheit when baking at home, but keeping the oven temperature too low is a mistake you’ll want to avoid for making pizza.
Since pizza dries out the longer it stays in the oven, you must turn up the heat to ensure your pizza quickly cooks through all the way. You can follow your homemade pizza recipe, but when Kitchn experimented with turning the oven dial all the way up, they reported, "this was some of the best homemade pizza I've ever made."
Pro Home Cooks recommends turning your oven up to its highest setting, preheating the oven at that temperature, and baking your pizza on a cast iron or pizza stone. Hence, if you're making pizza at home often, it might be time to invest in a high-quality pizza stone to get a crispy crust on the bottom.