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Oven Shovels

Oven Shovels are used to lift things into and out of ovens.

They are made of wood or metal, and consist of a "paddle" attached to a handle. Small home ones will be about 15 inches (40 cm) long in total. There is usually a hole at the end of the handle for looping a string through for hanging the shovels in storage.

The paddle end of wood ones will be 1/4 to 3/8 (1/2 cm to 1 cm) thick.

Some metal ones will be shaped like a shovel with sides on the paddle part, like a dustpan. These are for removing ashes from a wood-burning oven.

Oven Shovels can be used to:
    • lift free-form breads in and out of the oven;
    • ease many small ramekin dishes in and out of the oven;
    • move pizzas and pizza slices in and out of the oven.

Literature & Lore

Some people have found uses for the wooden ones in bedrooms (sic.)

See also:


Baker's Peel; Fish Slice; Flippers; Lefse Stick; Oven Shovels; Palette Knives; Rice Spatula; Rubber Spatulas; Spatulas; Wok Ladles

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Also called:

Pelle en bois pour four (French)


Oulton, Randal. "Oven Shovels." CooksInfo.com. Published 05 June 2005; revised 21 January 2010. Web. Accessed 12/17/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/oven-shovels>.

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