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pizza stone

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My New Baking Stone

March 26, 2009 - 12:32pm -- xaipete

I bought a new baking stone at Sur La Table last week. It is a lot heavier and thicker than your ordinary baking stone (14 x 16 x 5/8). I'm really impressed with how it is performing. My oven is definitely getting and staying hotter and my breads are cooking more quickly and getting browner. My new stone, made by Best Manufacturers in Portland, OR, is lighter in color than ordinary stones and seems to be made of a different type of material. Anyway, I highly recommend it. It was worth the $42.

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Pizza on a grill...

February 20, 2009 - 1:49pm -- sadears

I tried to grill a pizza...twice.  I had read on the stone broke both times.  The second was advertised as a BBQ pizza stone.  Anyone try this before?  With success?  The instructions I read didn't say use indirect heat, so I didn't.  I also read that you could do it without the stone, cooking both sides of the dough first.  I'm sure I'd end up with dough falling through the grates. 


I must say that grilled pizza tasted good!



oftedahlh's picture

I think I am going to us cast iron to bake pizza, I have broke many stones usually just when I think this one is going to last for ever! Most break when I use my sauce, the water boils on to stone and it cracks.

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15x20" Stone.. Anyone use it?

November 19, 2007 - 8:34pm -- theilff

Has anyone used this stone for $54? Seems like a good deal, if its legit. I've been doing alot of reasearch and decided soapstone was out due to low porosity, quarry tile out cause of thickness, and pottery stoneware is probably out cause of inability to find any.

Love the forum, and I've been learing alot.



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Can baking stone go on the grill?

June 6, 2007 - 6:10pm -- KipperCat

I've read a few references to using a pizza stone on the grill.  I've also read advice not to do so. Has anyone here used a pizza stone on a gas grill?  I'm hoping that using some woodchips would give it a bit of a smoky flavor.  I'm just getting a baking stone and will try it inside first anyway.

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Calzone, Pizza Stone and Parchment Paper

April 1, 2007 - 6:39pm -- verminiusrex

I did a little experiment for dinner the other day. I wanted to bake some calzones using Alton Brown's pizza dough recipe, bake it on my pizza stone, and see if the bottom browns as well using parchment paper instead of being put directly on the stone. The results were faboo.


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