The pizza cutter is an indispensable kitchen implement – cutting pizza with a knife simply doesn’t yield the clean cut and topping-retention that any pizza enthusiast demands.
However, along with its cousin the ice cream scoop, the typical pizza cutter doesn’t play well with the the other more stackable items in the kitchen utensil drawer. For a long time Park Tool has held a monopoly on a brilliant solution to the problem – cast the pizza cutter as a displayable item so it can live proudly upon a shelf rather than getting dull knocking about against your forks and spoons.
British design firm DOIY now challenges Park Tool’s monopoly with their new Fixie Pizza Cutter. But does in come in enough colorways to call itself a fixie? Slice past the break and find out…
Yes, it does. Although these are the only two colorways offered, they look like they can color your way with the best of them, and are certainly enough to give the DOIY a fixie appearance despite the total lack of a drivetrain. Furthermore, the aerospoke front cutting wheel promises better crosswind pizza cutting performance than the Park variant. Speaking of cutting wheels, the DOIY has twice as many as the Park, and is fittingly almost twice as expensive at around $25 compared to $15 for the Park. But for that extra $10 you can now wheelie, nose wheelie, or simply roll conventionally across your pie. Which is nice.
One downside to the Fixie Pizza Cutter’s more faithful reproduction of the bicycle form is its ergonomics. Judging from the picture of it in action, these leave something to be desired. However, this form-above-function design principle should appeal to fixie riders. If your kitchen is missing a stylish, displayable pizza cutter or you need a gift for the fixie-riding pizza pie connoisseur in your life, you can pick up the Fixie Pizza Cutter here.