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Baking stones??

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IanT

Baking stones??

not sure if this is the right home for this post...but ive been looking into getting a baking stone..


 


is it o.k. to use a marble tile (kind of like ones youd lay counters with) or piece of slate or something... (trying to see what i can find as scrap to use for it..after being well sanitized of course...)


 


the one they had at wal-mart was only for pizza and id like to try to find one that covers the whole space of the rack in my oven (so i can bake moooooore bread of course!)


 


any ideas>??


 


thank much!!

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Oldcampcook

I use UNGLAZED quarry tiles I got from Home Depot for about 88 cents a piece.  Had to have two cut for 50 cents a cut.


Bob

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IanT

unglazed quarry tiles... that sounds like an excellent option and I didnt even think of home depot!! hahaha.....and the ability to get them cut to size... great idea!! Thanks for the advice!!!


 


 


 


Ian

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Oldcampcook

Ian,


I measured the inside of my oven.  Allowed 2 inches on each side and front and back to allow for air flow.


Take these measurments to the store and lay out the tiles to see how many you need.


Make sure you get UNGLAZED tiles.


I use them in two ways.  Directly on an oven rack or placed in a sheet pan.  The sheet pan method makes them easier to move if you have to.  But most of the time I just leave them in the oven for thermal mass.


Been using them over a year, every weekend and none have broken so far.  Knock on wood!.


Bob

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IanT

I am soooo going to HD to pick some up later today! :) thanks! great idea!

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onamission

Just to throw it out there, I have always found my pizza/baking stones at places like Big Lots, or Target for  around $10.00---- Happy Hunting. I do like the idea of Tiles in the oven though. Seems very "old world" feel and style.