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People Divided Over Man's 'Smash' Pizza Cooking Technique

Claire Reid

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People Divided Over Man's 'Smash' Pizza Cooking Technique

A bloke has divided opinion with his unusual frozen pizza cooking hack - check it out here and see what you reckon:


TikTok user Eric Grant - or @trendkings as he’s known on the platform - introduced his followers to a time-saving hack to cut your pizza before it’s cooked. 

In the clip, he explains: "Next time you're cooking a frozen pizza, put it on the edge of the counter, half way, and hit it.” 

He then smashes the pizza into the side of the worktop, before rotating it and hitting again leaving his frozen pizza divided into quarters. 

Eric went on: "That way, when you get it out of the oven, it's already pre-cut - you don't have to worry about pizza slices or any of that kind of stuff.

"Look at that - pre-cut and ready to go."

Credit: TikTok/@trendkings
Credit: TikTok/@trendkings

Some people were impressed with the idea, with one person commenting: “I’m not ashamed to admit this man is smarter than me.”

Another said: “This couldn't have come on my fyp possibly 3 hours ago, BEFORE I cooked frozen pizzas for dinner?”

While a third wrote: “This man living in year 3022."

However others were not onboard with the hack, suggesting it may be more bother than it's worth in the long run. 

One follower wrote: “Ya place it directly on the oven rack, that’s why you shouldn’t pre-cut…besides, pizza slicers are fun.”

Someone else wrote: “I’ll just stick to doing it the normal way, it's just as easy.”

Another person said: “Except all the cheese falling at the bottom of your oven and all the smoke alarms going off because it's burning.”

Credit: TikTok/@trendkings
Credit: TikTok/@trendkings

Last year, a fellow TikToker managed to cause a similar divide after sharing her hack for ‘no cook’ pasta

Bethany Ugarte (@lilsipper_official) posted a video, writing: "No stove? No problem?"

In the clip, she proceeded to show us as she soaked her pasta in cold water, before leaving it for an hour to 'cook' and swell.

"So I'm basically just going to soak my pasta in cold water," she explained.

"It's cold water and I literally just put dry pasta in here, kind of just let it soak for maybe an hour or two - or you can put it in the fridge overnight.

"And I'm just going to go run errands, take a shower, do a bunch of stuff."

Ugarte also said she used a 'brown rice flour pasta', rather than the regular durum wheat version, adding that she'd also tried it with lentil pasta but it 'doesn't work'.

She said the hack left the pasta al dente and not too soft. 

"It has a good bite to it, so it's not soggy," she said. 

Featured Image Credit: @trendkings/TikTok

Topics: TikTok, Viral, Food And Drink, Hacks

Claire Reid
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