There’s nothing wrong with digging into a slice of cold pizza straight out of the fridge, but if you’re looking to warm it up, you have a few options. The best method to revive a day-old crust with the help of a skillet, oven, or toaster oven. But if the microwave is your only option, here’show to achieve the best results.
Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to microwave food without ruining it—and that includes pizza. But just sticking it in the microwave can produce a brittle, tooth-shattering crust. Luckily, Spoon University has a handy hack for revitalizing day-old pizza in the microwave to achieve a crust that’s chewy but not tough. The secret? Heating a not-entirely-full cup of water alongside your pizza.
All you have to do is put a microwave-safe glass of water in the microwave right next to your pizza. Heat it up for about 45 seconds and that’s it! Your pizza should look and taste identical to how the pizza guy delivered it to you last night.