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7 Pizza Takeout Tips You’ll Wish You Knew Earlier


There are a few pizza takeout hacks that can make this dinner (and breakfast! And lunch!) favorite even more of a good thing. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

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Order a bonus pizza to freeze for later.

The next time you order a pizza, order one more than you really need. This way, you’re sure to have leftovers, which you can freeze and pull out for lunches or a quick dinner in a pinch. 

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Reheat pizza the correct way.

If you’re groaning over the tip above, it’s probably because you don’t know the best way to reheat leftover pizza. We tested five popular methods and found that the skillet-with-a-bit-of-water method is the way to go. 

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If you’re getting Costco pizza, order it before you shop.

Placing your order before you shop means you won’t have to wait in line to order it or hang around while it’s being made. If you’re going to Costco expressly for a pizza, call ahead.

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Ask for a double cut.

Requesting a double cut means that your pizza maker will cut twice as many slices. This allows you to sample several pizzas and is great for feeding young kids who can more easily both hold and finish a smaller slice. 

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Keep your pizza level with a soda bottle.

Wedge a soda bottle in the crevice of the seat to help the pizza box sit more level, and make driving your fresh pizza home worry-free. 

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Save the pizza saver.

Wash that tiny plastic “table” and flip it upside-down to use it as a phone stand the next time you’re reading a recipe or watching a how-to video on your phone while you’re cooking. 

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Make your own salad to round out the meal.

It’s not hard to whip up a salad. You can likely just use up whatever’s left in the fridge and it’ll be a lot cheaper than if you added one to your order. 

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