Sometimes you wake up and fell awkwardly lazy in doing anything, even a simple breakfast of frying an egg or toasting a bread. So, you then decide to see if there are any left overs in the fridge, only to realize you got a 4-sliced piece of pizza left in the pizza box. You decide to just use that as your breakfast by just heating it in the oven. But before you execute that action of putting the pizza which is still in the box in to the oven, you think to yourself can you put cardboard in the oven with pizza?
The eating of pizza for any early breakfast is what most people will want to do before heading out to work or to their daily routine. But since the pizza mostly come in boxes, most turn to wonder if it will be ok to reheat leftovers from last night in the oven without taking the pizza from the box.
Firstly, it is to know that pizzas boxes are made of hard cardboard paper and hence has its ability to catch fire easily. Putting the cardboard of a pizza in the oven and giving it a little time to heart it, may be enough to start a fire that may destroy a lot of properties and even lives. The cardboard boxes are just used to keep the pizza hot or warm, but not necessarily to be able to heat the pizza in it if it’s cold.
Secondly, heating your pizza in its cardboard box will definitely ruin the taste of the pizza for you. The box is made out of a lot of procedures and somehow have been exposed to some chemicals which will be inappropriate to heat a food in. The pizza might come out in a bitter taste, with a bad smell or go far as being poisonous. If you are lucky the pizza will come out half burnt, as in the top part looking all hot and melt with cheese and the bread part being burnt and dark.
A very good way in answering the question can a cardboard go in the oven is knowing the temperature levels to heat a bread and a box. The temperature of the pizza will most definitely be different of that of the cardboard beneath it hence caught fire before you notice it.
Since you do not want to start a fire at your home or workplace, by putting a pizza in cardboard in to oven, you might have to think of other alternatives in heating it up. One good method is to get a non-sticking frying pan or better still a stainless frying pan, place your pizza in it, wait for about two minutes when the bottom is crispy. Cover the frying pan with a lid and leave the pizza to steam for about a minute. This will allow the tomato sauce on the pizza to heat up and the cheese to melt and the bottom to stay crispy. You could also warm up your pizza with the help of aluminum foil. You put your slices of cold pizza wrapped around by an aluminum foil and put it in the oven for about 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake it for about 8- 10 minutes. This will make the whole slice of the pizza hot and tasty just as if it has been baked for the first time.
The thought of putting a cardboard in the oven with a pizza is very tempting and can lead to very dangerous home situations if care is not taken. So, the best way to heating your left-over pizzas are taking the pizza’s out of its box.