I don't cook a lot, but my friends keep having these Pampered Chef parties they want me to attend. I get convinced to go because of the "free" food. I don't know how free it is since most of the time you end up spending more money than you would have just going out to eat. Anyway, I always feel a bit guilty if I don't buy something, so I generally look for one of the most inexpensive items that I might actually use.
During one of the parties I attended, I saw this pizza cutter in the catalog. I thought, ok, it's $10 and I could use that. Hey, you still have to cut frozen pizza, right? Just kidding, I make my own pizza as well. I thought it would be pretty much like every other pizza cutter I had owned -kind of wobbly and not great at cutting. I was wrong. This pizza cutter is wonderful. Its large blade cuts through all the way on the first pass. There is no having to run the cutter back and forth across the same area.
It is dishwasher safe and I have put this to the test many times, and it comes out still cutting just as great. It also comes with a plastic sleeve that you fit over the round blade piece to protect it for storage. My cutter is the old style with a straight handle, but it's been revamped to have an angled handle. I don't know if this change made a difference in its use or not. Both styles have what I guess could be considered a blade guard so your hand does not have a chance to slip onto the blade if for some reason your hand slips.
I liked my cutter so much that I purchased one for my mom. She loves hers as well. The Pampered Chef website says you can use this tool for cutting up other items like brownies and herbs, but I've never tried anything but pizza.
www.pamperedchef.com is the website and the pizza cutter can be found under the Cutting Edge category.