Reheating last night's pizza is a great way to provide a meal for the kids when you're running low on time. But the optimal way to do it is far from being consensus. The microwave with a cup of water is popular, as is popping it in the oven, while others like to use a frying pan.
Now, Farwin Simaak of 'Love and other spices' has thrown the air fryer into the great pizza debate. Simaak, whose website contains many air fryer recipes, says putting a slice of cold pizza into an air fryer gives it a "crispy crust [with] gooey melted cheese" in no time. It also "makes it easier for ... teens to fix up a quick snack for themselves".
All it takes is five minutes in the air fryer, a tiny bit of oil, and if you want, a bit of extra cheese. After five minutes "it comes out just like you ordered from a pizza shop". If you want extra cheese, add it halfway through the cooking process as it can get a bit messy if you put it on at the start.
It makes sense that the air-fryer is perfect for such a task. Its small size allows it to heat food up faster than a normal oven, and its use of hot air circulation means sogginess is no longer a worry. You get the timeliness of a microwave with the functionality of the oven!
Give it a go next time you're in a rush and let us know how it goes!