I’m reluctant to try almost any freezer pizza that says it can be microwaved. Just never works out, in my opinion. But Reggio’s is one of my favorite frozen brands, and the individual sized were on an endcap and on sale, so I thought I’d give one a whirl. I’ve tried the size before, but in a conventional oven, as I am likely to do, given the option. The results were satisfactory.
Two things that food producers have so far failed to master, one is microwavable pizza, the other is “crispness” on deep fried products. The Reggio’s pie includes one of those “specialized” baking surfaces (within the box) which is supposed to amp up the crisp factor. In the base of this product, you remove from the box and the cello, and slide the frozen pizza back into the box for its minute or so in the nuke-a-torium.
I wasn’t very happy with the result. While the familiar taste of a Reggio’s pie was there, and the interior portion was adequate, the crust rim was rock hard, and part of the pie was left in the box. It doesn’t appear there is any easy way to get the pie out of the ‘cooking chamber box’ intact.
As with most products that give you the option of conventional oven or microwave, despite the time needed and energy consumption, I always recommend using your oven. In the case of this pizza, the upside results would have been two fold: 1) even crust baking, and 2) better appearance.