Metal pizza peels are the lightest and most flexible pizza peels available. They have tapered edges that make them perfect for scooping up New York-style pizzas or any thin crusts. Their weight makes them ideal for busy kitchens, since chefs can hold them close to their bodies because they’re so light. Aluminum pizza peels also easier to control in case quick maneuvers are needed to avoid another cook.
Metal pizza peels are the easiest for sliding dough on and off quickly—another reason they’re fantastic for busy kitchens where a ruined crust could spell disaster. Aluminum paddles are nearly foolproof, but cooks have to be careful to not tear the dough on the side of the paddle. Keeping it level with the surface the crust is on will easily prevent any tears. Metal peels are definitely the top choice for busy restaurateurs for their maneuverability and ease of use.