Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
Pizza is a BIG thing in my house. As a mom of two boys with hollow legs, I’m constantly looking for satisfying meals and snacks that will keep the boys’ hunger at bay. In recent months, I’ve discovered that often, pizza is simply the best option; it’s loaded with protein, is a finger food, and most importantly, can be customized to suit tastes and preferences.
Yet it occurred to me some time ago that my kitchen drawer was littered with delivery flyers. My freezer was overstocked with frozen pizzas – both family-sized and snack portions. A growing fraction of our children’s diet was dedicated to convenience food; surely there had to be a better way?
Yes, I could make pizza myself. And I do! But I am also realistic: I am not the type to make my own pizza dough from scratch on a weekly basis. I choose my battles carefully, and battling with sticky dough is not a war I will ever win. So, I found a wonderful alternative in flatbreads; they’re easy to work with and offer a desirable thin crust. But the equation wasn’t perfect just yet – because making your own pizza also means you have to preheat your oven. And bake it. And watch it. Hmmm… where were those microwaveable pizza snacks?
But just when I thought I had doomed my boys to a childhood of convenience food, the heavens parted… and I was introduced to a game changer. The Hamilton Beach Pizza Maker. YES, a countertop pizza maker! It’s a snazzy, easy-to-use appliance that makes pizza, snacks and appetizers in a flash. Heat up a 12” pre-made frozen pizza or create your own delicious and nutritious pizza from (almost) scratch!
The kicker: It cooks up to 40% faster and is up to 52% more energy efficient than your kitchen oven.
Do the math, friends: in the time it takes to preheat my oven for a frozen or fresh pizza, we could have pizza on the table. And for this mom of boys who say “I’m still hungry” exactly 8.2 times per day, that is very attractive indeed!
Presenting: Five Steps to Five-Minute Pizza. Made possible ONLY with the Hamilton Beach Pizza Maker.
Step One: Get your hands on a Hamilton Beach Pizza Maker, of course! Available at TruServ, Amazon.ca and SHOP.CA, the unit retails for $69.99 and for pizza lovers, is worth every penny. In addition to cooking pizza, you can also warm appetizers, wings, cinnamon rolls and more. Bonus: the gorgeous red colour looks great on your countertop or tabletop.
Step Two: Add your frozen pizza, fresh pizza dough or flat bread to the pizza maker, and load up your toppings. Did you see that? I created my pizza directly in the pizza maker. So, there are less dishes and almost ZERO cleanup! Because my boys can get picky about toppings, I hide them between layers of shredded mozzarella. On this particular pizza, I’ve buried pepperoni and sauteed mushrooms – a classic combination.
Step Three: Close the lid. adjust the heat setting and timer, and you’re done. The wide top window shows off your pizza as it rotates, ensuring even heat. And did you notice that there’s NO preheating? That’s right, you save time and energy. And for precooked pizza crust such as flatbreads, it takes only FIVE MINUTES at heat setting “4”.
Step Four: Open the pizza maker and admire your handiwork. The surface does get rather warm, so be sure to keep curious little hands away both while the appliance is in use and for some time afterward. With the non-stick bottom, your pizza will slide off. Then, simply cool slightly and get ready for the goodness: a crisp, perfectly cooked crust and warm, ooey-gooey toppings. It is perfection pizzafied.
Step Five: Enjoy your five-minute pizza that you completed in five simple steps. With wholesome, fresh ingredients, I feel good about serving pizza to my boys to their hearts’ content. We use our Hamilton Beach Pizza Maker at least 2-3 times per week to create delicious, comforting snacks and meals the whole family loves.
Love what you see? One lucky reader will win a Hamilton Beach Pizza Maker, valued at $69.99! To enter, simply fill the form below with your qualifying entries. Good luck!
5 min. feature
How much faster it cooks. Love that.
love the cook time, so if im in a hurry it wont take as long
I LOVE how quickly it cooks the pizza. Talk about making like easier in a fast paced life!!! Thanks Hamilton Beach!
I love that you can heat a premade pizza or your own homemade! Non stick bottom means, easier clean up for me! And I do adore the red color!
I like that is fast, small and that it really does work! A friend has one and now I’d like to win one! Thanks for the chance! :-)
I like how quick and energy efficient it is
love no preheating.
Getting married this June what a nice present to ourselves this would be heheh ;)
We love pizza, and making our own this easy would be great!
Karen C Hill
Ready in 5 minutes! That’s so handy when there’s a bunch of impatient hungry kids around
that it only takes 5 mins WOW
Judy C (Judy Cowan)
Love that it cooks the pizza fast and is energy efficient which is a big plus when trying to cut down on hydro consumption!
I love that you can have a nutritious meal ready in a matter of minutes.
the 5 min feature!!! amazing
Fresh ingredients and made in the matter of minutes :)
I like how fast it takes to cook and energy efficient. And I like the window :)
Perfect for people who have Celiac or gluten intolerances, would love one of these!
I like that there’s a window at the top so I see how done my pizza is.
I love that it only takes 5 minutes!
I love that you can make the pizza right on it and don’t have to preheat it! Less dirty dishes are always great! :)
Realy could use one of these! Hafta buy one if I don’t win!
The speed it takes to cook the pizza is amazing!
My favorite feature is the rotating non-stick plate for even cooking.
The time it takes to cook the pizza and how easy it is to clean.
LOVE that it only takes 5 mins, LOVE that its quick and easy
My boyfriend would love this
I love how fast this cooks a pizza!
Love that it will cook our homemade pizzas so much quicker
What isn’t to like ? You can use it for things other than pizza as well – which is the best feature for me :) I think my daughter and son-in-law could really use one of these as well (4 kids that LOVE pizza).
You won’t have to heat a whole oven.
i love how fast it cooks the pizza
Amazing!! Love pizza as much as my son. Would be fun to make pizzas together without making a huge mess.
It cooks up to 40% faster and is up to 52% more energy efficient than your kitchen oven.
This so so cool Lena! thanks for sharing.. I think this will make a great christmas gift for kids away at school.
i love that your pizza custom or frozen is ready in 5 mins
Love the speed of it and that it cooks either frozen or homemade pizzas! :)
It has a timer! I also love the wide view window. Perfect!!
Would be handy on very busy nights, especially since we ate always busy with Scouts Canada. We could give my grandson a quick, nutritional altetnative to hot dogs and KD. Lol
I love that you don’t have to preheat! My oven seems to take forever sometimes!
I like that there is no preheating. I want to just put it in and go.
not having to mess with preheating
I love the quick cook time, and how it saves energy.
I love the non stick bottom, never irks me more than having something stuck to the pan then you have to scrub afterwards to clean it up
How fast it cooks.
Delicious but I can’t help but probably want to make more than one of these for myself in one sitting. Then again I’m an oinker when it comes to pizza. Lol.
no preheating and cooked in 5 minutes = hydro savings
I like the fact that it cooks up to 40% faster and is up to 52% more energy efficient than your kitchen oven.
This great pizza maker cooks up to 40% faster and is easy to clean…I love both those features!
I like that it’s relatively compact and can be put away.
the fact that it cooks yummy looking pizza in 5 minutes
Definitely the timer is a great time saver!
My favorite feature is the time – 5 minutes!
I like how fast it cooks. I like making my own pizzas, but they take much longer in my toaster oven.
the almost ZERO cleanup
The convenience of not having to heat the oven
My favorite feature is that it cooks up to 40% faster
I love how quickly you can cook with this. Great for a busy weekday supper!
Saves time and hydro! Excellent!
I love that it is more energy efficient than an oven
Hello?!?! My favorite feature is obviously that it only takes 5 minutes to make a pizza! (Now if it would make the crust for me too I would be in heaven!)
I love that the cooking time is so short!
How fast it cooks the pizza!
I love that the cooking time is so short
I love how quick it is. My kids would love pizza night
How quick it cooks and a non stick surface!
I would love this !! I am not the best cook and I never seem to have enough time but this looks simple and fast. My favorite feature would definatly be that it only takes 5 mins
I like how you can see what’s going on, and the non stick feature, plus it’s quick.
I like that it rotates so there is no cold spots and the viewing window so you can see your food cooking
My favorite feature is that it is ready in 5 min. That rocks.
My fav feature is the speed in which it cooks. It cooks up to 40% faster and is up to 52% more energy efficient than your kitchen oven.
The fact that it cooks so fast…that’s very convenient!!
It cook faster and save energy ..:)
Love the low-mess factor, fast cooking time and the fact that it can be used to heat other things as well.
I the fact that I don’t have to turn my oven on and that it is so quick!
Cooks fast and I don’t have to turn on my oven!
How fast it is … a quick meal for my busy teenagers
I like how fast it cooks
I like that it’s quick cook feature saves on my hydro bill and saves me time to do other things
I like that its not just for making pizza!
If this works half as well as their Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker – I’m in! Would love to try!
No turning Oven on to cook pizza! Brillant.energy efficient awesome and perfect for kids making there own.Pizza making is always a hit in my house.
Carol M (Lushka S)
Fast cooking – Love
It is easy to clean!
The fast cooking time
The ease of use.
Chandra Christine O'Connor
cooks so much faster then heating an oven waiting for it to get to the temp then cooking the pizza.
I love that it only takes 5 minutes
I love that it is 40% faster and is up to 52% more energy efficient
that it’s non-stick!
That you can see the pizza rotating as it cooks!
Tea & Nail Polish
I love the versatility of it, so envious of all of the pictures you guys have been sharing on twitter from it
I like how much more efficient it cooks in comparison to the conventional oven. 40% faster works for me!
Being 52% more energy efficient than the kitchen oven works for me.
I like that it cooks in 5 minutes!
saves energy – always great. thanks
I love that i dont have to preheat the thing, its husband proof
I like the quickness of it.
want one of these so bad we love pizza
5 minutes!!!! With 5 boys, quick is good!
5 minutes and pizza is ready!!
Love that its quick and so versatile
How fast it cooks.
that it is 52% more energy efficient than my oven!
I love the no stick bottom! No spray needed :)
how fast it cooks pizza
I love the 5 minute feature!
I like the energy efficiency feature
I like that its faster and more energy efficient then the oven!
My fav thing about the pizza maker? That its not just for pizza’s!!!!
I LOVE the energy efficiency! Amazing!
I love that you can cook it so much faster than in the oven!
love that it has a viewing window. i love watching my food cook!
I like that it cooks up to 40% faster. I don’t like waiting for pizza! :)
Love the quickness and zero cleanup!
My favorite feature of this awesome pizza maker is the Rotating non-stick plate for even cooking
I love that you can make a frozen or fresh pizza in this.
I love how quick it is!
I love that it cooks up to 40% faster. This is perfect when i’m hungry, lazy and just want a quick meal!
That you don’t have to just use it for pizza :)
The energy efficiency – I’m trying to avoid using the oven as much as possible now because of the energy it uses and also the impact on hydro bills (every little bit counts!) :) thanks
I am entering your giveaway.
In response to your question of What is your favourite feature
of the Hamilton Beach Pizza Maker?
My favourite feature is that it fits on your countertop
and is 52% more energy efficient than your kitchen oven.
Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My favorite feature of this H.B. Pizza Maker is it is 40% faster and is up to 52% more energy efficient than the oven. This would especially be good in the summer when you don’t want to heat up the house but would still like to enjoy a pizza.
it’s so fast
I love that it cooks the pizza quickly while saving energy
The 5 mn feature!
I like its compact size.
I like that it’s small and portable!
I like how I don’t need to use the oven to make a pizza!
Auto shutoff is a good feature for my teen boys
I love the ease of use and it being a non stick surface :)
Definitely the 5 minute feature..super fast!
I like that you can have a pizza cooked in 5 minutes!
I like the wide top window so a person can keep an eye on the pizza.
I love that it can make a pizza in 5 minutes!
Love how fast it cooks.
Faster cooking times.
I love the cook time! No waiting!
I haven’t seen an appliance even similar to this…I love making homemade pizza. If I don’t have flat bread or make my own dough…there is an Italian Bakery that makes fresh dough everyday. I like that it doesn’t need to be preheated. This will be so much more simplified and no cheesy messes at the bottom of my oven!
I like that it rotates.
how fast it cooks
I like that it’s faster and more energy efficient
I LOVE the ease of using it! it looks amazing!
I like the window on top.
The colour and how fast it is to a quick on the go meal
Bonny Dixon MacIsaac
What is not to like about the HB Pizza Maker! I really love how energy efficient it is and it bakes a pizza in five minutes!
Would love to win this!!
love making homemade pizza…I like that it cooks faster, i usually cook my pizza’s in our toaster oven and it takes about 30 min.
Love the short cooking time
Would love to win this!
the quick cooking time!
I love how quick and easy it is to use! I would trust my children to use this, without worrying that they’d burn themselves in the hot oven!!! All I can say is WOW!!! :D
The 5 minute feature is awesome.
Love all the aspects of this pizza cooker. Cant wait to try it myself.
Pizza is a regular meal here – would love one.
Making a pizza in one of these are great..better than frozen!
It’s Lightning fast speed! 5 mins!! WooHoo!
Perfect for the very lazy guy that I am
Loving the fact that it requires no preheating cooks faster and its a multi functional appliance.Love those aspects in a busy house
How easy it is to use – just set it and voila it’s done!
Love that it’s so quick!!
its fast!!! i dont like to cook for long so 5 minutes is a blast! yummy!
fast,easy and delicious
Love that it uses 52% less energy than my oven!
Great looking product
Wow! I’ve got to get me one of these! Pizza night in my house is a HUGE deal. I make my own pizza and I usually make a minimum of 4 cookie sheet sized pizzas. For my pizza loving family of 6, we love to have a few slices leftover for breakfast. This pizza maker will save me so much time! My pizza nights are long and hard on my back. This would cut my kitchen time in half! At least!
Love how much cooking time it saves!!!
The quick cook time, that is awesome!
Can’t believe how fast the cooking time is !!!!
THis is awesome – super fast – I want one
It cooks up to 40% faster and is up to 52% more energy efficient than your kitchen oven
I like how fast it bakes, and the convenience.
This looks very cool or should I say hot!! I would love to win
I love how quickly it cooks a pizza!
Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo
That I can just set it and forget it. I tend to burn/forget about dinner. Often. Okay, all the time.
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
Set it and forget it
How quick it is!
Love the crispy crust
I love how quick you can get a meal the kids will eat on the table
It is an easy way to make a meal in a hurry
I’ve been too intimidated to make pizza before but this looks easy
The fast cook time.
I love the colour and how fast it cooks the pizza
The fast cook time!
how fast it will cook and I love the idea of a window. I always like to check my food while cooking.
pizza in 5 minutes
That is energy efficient and so easy to use. The whole family can join in making our own pizza.
It’s fast, and you can make it in cooker….ideal!
5-minute cooking time…awesome!
Best feature is that I can do it so anyone can do it! Easy, easy,easy
I like the Rotating non-stick plate for even cooking
Oh my!!! So fast–and a great idea!
A great quick homemade pizza without having to use my big oven,,so no hot kitcen either.
I like it because it is quick and easy, oh no that is two – ok because it is quick for those days when you are running short on time.
hardly any wait time, thanks
Love how you can be biting into it in no time! Super quick!
Sure beats delivery.
I love how it rotates, ensuring even heat! I need to get one these!
The cook time – I have no patience or time so it is awesome!
Upper and lower heating elements
I love how quickly it cooks.
I like the wide top window so I can see the pizza cooking
I like the energy efficiency.
It cooks up to 40% faster
How easy it is to use
I love how easy pizza is to make and how fast it cooks.
Fast and easy
I like that it’s more energy efficient than the oven (and will also keep the kitchen cooler when making pizza in the Summer!).
the speed and energy efficiency are two great features. I love pizza and the faster I get it the better :)
the fast cooking speed
la rapidité ( 5 minutes ) c’ est fantastique
My favorite feature is that it cooks up to 40% faster.
I like that it saves energy. There are just two of us, and sometimes it seems like I’m wasting a ton of energy making one pizza.
It cooks my pizza 40% faster! Hello!
I like the convenience and I don’t have an oven big enough, using a toaster oven so i have to cut the pizza in half.
That it’s fast and fun! My boys would love to make pizza with it :)
LOve this. easy and fast
Super fast home-made pizza!!!!!!!!
5 min wait time!
My husband and I are both big fans of the Dr. Oetker’s brand of pizzas. I bet they’d taste amazing coming out of this pizza maker. I might even get over my fear of dough making (what if it doesn’t rise, what if it’s too tough, what if it tears, etc.) and give making my own pizza a try.
That it’s 52% more energy efficient vs the oven – especially as summer approaches – who wants the heat of an oven in July!
I love that it cooks so quickly and is energy efficient. So handy.
I love that its 52% more energy efficient but what I really love is its 40% faster to cook.
I really like the speed of cooking the pizza whether it’s home made or ready- to- heat store bought. I also like that it’s energy efficient…..no big stove to heat up.
I love how quickly it cooks the pizza!
Love the non-stick bottom so the pizza just slides off.
I love the upper and lower heating elements
That it’s 40% faster.
I love the 5 minute cooking time
I love that it’s so versatile.
love that its’s easy, simple and quck clean up
non-stick and ready in 5 minutes
Great contest the pizza looks great!
It would be really easy to have toppings precut and ready to go… what a great machine!
This looks like the coolest!
. The wide top window
I love how quick and easy it is to use.
Pizza making without the hassle! The worst part is always the mess it makes in the oven. And the time.
I love how quickly it cooks the pizza.
The faster cooking time.
i love the 5 minute feature :)
Pizza in 5 minutes, who could not love that feature
I love that you make so many different items! It’s not JUST a pizza maker :)
I love how quickly it cooks
Ready in 5 minutes….what’s not to love about that!?!?
Making pizza in 5 minutes is an awesome feature!!!!!
Wow!! I would like to try this pizza oven!
That is can make pizza so quick~ Easy dinner for the kids!
I love the speed factor, and the fact that it would be easy to clean!
Making pizza in 5 min!
I like the fact that you don’t need to preheat the oven
5 minute pizza!
I like the adjustable heat setting the best
like the window feature
it’s quick and easy!
I LOVE the 5 minute feature!!
This looks so cool & easy; totally want to try!
Love that it cooks fast!
the fast cooking time
I like the no pre heating, just put it in and start cooking.
With a new little baby to take care of..I’m all about the fast meals if possible. I love the 5 min cook feature! Fingers crossed twitter fan@plumerea
Since I am a man, quick and easy is the best thing for me!
The convenience of not having to heat up the oven.
that it can be used for more than just pizza :)
I don’t have to turn my oven on.
I like that there’s no preheating required.
I can make fresh or frozen and it’s super fast….also I don’t get my oven dirty!!
This pizza maker looks like it would be so awesome to make homemade pizza.
What a clever gadget! And speedy too for the best homemade pizza ever I can imagine!
I can even get fatter faster.
I love that it cooks the pizza in 5 minutes.
The pizza is ready in just 5 minutes – very cool!
Fast cooking! – Love that feature.
I like the rotating non-stick plate for even cooking. That is the only issue i have with our over sometimes – things cook unevenly.
easy to clean up and cooks pizza so fast and easy
Pizza in 5…how can you beat that!!!
5 minutes for those nights when everyone is on the go is a godsent.
The 5 minute feature! My son would love that he could have pizza every day!
that it cooks ridiculously fast and I can view it
I like the wide window so you can peek at the pizza!
I like that it cooks faster and more efficiently. When quick meals are needed, this would be great.
I like that it cooks up to 40% faster.
I love anything that creates less clean up….I’m also a huge pizza fan, I think I need one of these!
The cook time and fact that I can make lots of things!!!
I likehow easy it looks to use :)
It’s a countertop pizza maker
I like how fast and easy it is to make pizza
it’s super fast!
I love how quickly it cooks :)
love how quick it cooks
How fast it cooks the pizza.
love the fast cooking time
I love the window on top that you can see that it won’t burn
my fave. feature is that it is easy to use, fits right on the countertop!
I love that it can cook so fast!
love that you can make pizza with precooked crusts
I love how fast it cooks. I love making homemade pizza, so this would be fantastic!
I like how quick it cooks.
I would love how fast it cook… up to 40% faster. Sometimes you just need a quick alternative!
I like the short cooking times.
Fast and Simple
wow could totally use that
5 minutes for precooked pizza crusts! nice—- Anything that makes meal prep faster & easier so we can get to the “sit down and chat together family time” is a huge plus in my books! Thanks for the info here. I think I’ll hint for a Mother’s Day gift “pizzafied”. :)
I love that you can make your pizza in the pizza maker — less mess and clean up! Looks fab. :)
I like that it is faster and more energy efficient
I love the efficiency and not having to heat up the oven to make a great pizza.
It cooks up to 40% faster and is up to 52% more energy efficient than your kitchen oven.
Love the quick cooking time and the fact that I don’t have to heat up my kitchen in the summer timewith the regular oven!! Very efficient!
Amazingly fast & efficient. Love this!
that it can cook in 5 mins :)
I like that it’s fast and makes baking pizza easier.
Pictures bring back memories long forgotten, thanks for throwback thursdays
I love a 5 minute pizza!
I like the super quick cooking time with no preheating.
I love the non stick feature…
I like that it is energy efficient. As well, not much is worse than having to turn on your oven in the hot summer months and for us, pizza is once a week.
It makes pizza. My favourite food. That’s my favourite feature.
I love that a pizza can be cooked quickly. Moms can always use more time.
I LOVE that it only take 5 mins to cook ..amazing!!!
I love the fact that it only takes 5 mins to cook.
love the fast speed cooking.
I like that it only takes 5 minutes to cook.
I love how quickly it cooks the pizza! With a preteen boy and a teenage boy, cooking speed is important LOL!
I love how fast it is and the crust is brown/toasted (not soggy
It only takes 5 min
Love the splash of color in the kitchen!
Fast cooking time and save hydro
I love that my boys can create quick healthy pizzas without heating the entire house using the oven.
Love how fast it is!