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How A Teaspoon Of Water Helps Reheat Pizza To Excellence
It's difficult to reheat a pizza without drying it out, making it soggy, or encountering some other pitfall. Fortunately, a frying pan and a splash of water can help you out.
To start, heat a pan on the stove and add the pizza slice. Allow it to crisp up for 30 seconds to a minute before adding a teaspoon of water to the pan, away from the slice.
The water will instantly begin to steam. Cover the pan with a lid and wait a couple of minutes for the steam to melt the cheese and heat up the toppings.
It can help to tilt the pan to prevent the water from touching the slice. If the crust is getting too charred, turn down the heat and let the residual steam continue to work.
This method gives you a crispy base and a soft, stringy, and gooey cheese topping, because the heat from the steam transfers into the toppings very quickly.
This allows the cheese and base to cook to perfection in the same amount of time. You can even reheat a whole pizza this way if you have a pan that's big enough.