chef knife to cut pizza

Joined Apr 13, 2015
I cooked a homemade pizza today - made the dough, shredded the cheese, etc.  It was awesome.

My problem and question is - my pizza cutter broke so I used my tojiro dp chef knife to cut the pizza into slices. I know this isnt its intended use and I will replace the pizza cutter but should I be concerned about the heat of the pizza causing damage to the knife and the steel? 

Anyone have any suggestions for a good pizza cutter?
Joined Dec 18, 2010
Heat won't be the problem. Lack of length may be, though. Roller cutter or a 12 - 14" chef knife works good
Joined Jul 13, 2012
No problemo - we used a 12" chef to cut pizzas exclusively back in the day.  It's faster than a cutter too and when you're cranking out 150 pies a night every little bit helps.  
Joined Aug 6, 2015
Just be careful to not accidentally twist the blade when trying to get through the crust. Depending on how you do this and your Tojiro's existing edge qualities, you may accelerate the next sharpening it needs.
Joined Jan 4, 2011
Are you really serious in thinking that the heat of a pizza will hurt your chef's knife?
Joined Apr 13, 2015
Heat will be a problem if you have a very long contact above 200C, say a few hours or so. I cut my pizza with a highly convexed vintage carbon Sheffield.

Interesting. Yeah I baked my pizza at around 430 so when it came out it was very hot. I let it sit for a minute or so before cutting it.
Joined Nov 15, 2012
For pizza I have a 10" cheap stainless slicer that is very thin at the edge and sharpened to a 60deg inclusive angle. Goes thru the hardest crust easy and no problem cutting on a metal baking pan with it if I'm too lazy to transfer to the cutting board.  I only did that once because I like a keen edge on all my knives, even if they don't need it.

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