Woman Shares Clever Hack for Reheating Pizza Without It Going Soggy

Leftover pizza is a treat to wake up to, but reheating it in a microwave can mean that your delicious cheesy slice turns to soggy mush.

However, it doesn't have to be this way. Recently a woman on TikTok shared her clever hack for ensuring that your leftovers are as good as freshly cooked, and it involves a dash of water.

Posting to the app on August 12, Tara Ippolito showcased the method alongside the caption: "Don't knock it till you try it."

She also added the hashtags: "#pizza #cookinghack #leftovers #lunchtime."

But what exactly does the hack entail?

Well, the home chef begins by placing the slice of pizza in a hot frying pan before adding a splash of water and putting the lid on top.

This means that the pizza is steam cooked in only a few minutes and the end result is that the slice has a crunchy, not soggy, base and the cheese is nice and hot.

Ippolito also explained that this is better than putting it back into the oven because it "steams the cheese, doesn't crisp it."

The clever trick, which can be watched here, has gone viral online, having surpassed a whopping 2.6 million views.

It has also been liked a further 148,300 times and shared by more than 2,000 people.

Lots of social media users also took to the comments section to share their opinions on the method.

One TikTokker, Ellie, wrote: "No more burning in the oven."

Another person, Ashley Delon, admitted: "Confession: I would rather eat it this way than fresh."

April typed: "The only way I reheat my pizza."

E added: "Microwave: do you think I'm a joke?"

Breanna Stark shared: "I'm constantly amazed by how many things TikTok has taught me I've been doing wrong my whole life."

Michellewalker gushed: "Definitely trying this!!"

Breannabottoni observed: "This is actually the correct way to heat up pizza."

Follow@thatkevinguy commented: "I can vouch this works, we do this all the time at my house."

Speaking to Newsweek, Ippolito explained: "I've posted this hack so many times and each time it goes viral.

"People were super skeptical at first but I think they're starting to realize that this really is the best way to reheat a slice of pizza. All they have to do is try it once and they're hooked!"

TikTok is awash with many genius tips and tricks to make home life that bit easier. We love this hack for serving up pineapple, without having to use a knife.

All you need is to roll, pound and bash it and the segments come away.

There is also a clever trick for organizing your kitchen cupboards and freeing up space. For this, all you need is a baking sheet and some tape.

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A stock image of a pizza. On TikTok a woman has shared her clever hack for reheating leftovers without making it soggy. iStock/Getty

Update 10/12/21, 3:35 a.m. ET: This article was updated with comment from Ippolito.