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New 32 lb. 1/2 inch Plate Steel for Baking

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Bixmeister's picture

New 32 lb. 1/2 inch Plate Steel for Baking

If you don't have a high temperature oven for pizza this is a great baking accessory.  You set your oven to 500 deg. F.  When the oven reaches 500 deg.F allow the stone to preheat for 45 minutes.

The baking steel should be placed on the 2nd rack from the top.

i baked the pizza fo 7 minutes(7-9 min. Recommended).  The crust turned out bubbly and crisp.  I will provide pizza pictures next time.


Wingnut's picture

Wow that is massive! 



Bixmeister's picture

Although it is very heavy it is supposed to perform better than the lighter one.  You can see the baking steels here:

isand66's picture

Would love to see how your pizza came out and if the bottom and top both get the nice char one would desire.


cranbo's picture

This thread has some pictures that will give you an idea of the crust of a sheet steel: 

I use a 1/4" steel, cut to fit my oven, weighs about 25 lbs.