Here's a revoltin' development
I made pizza last night -- the usual tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, some browned Italian sauage, and a few mushrooms. As I usually do, I left my baking stone in the oven overnight. Today I took it out before I heated the oven again, this time for an Easter ham (I know some people recommend leaving a stone in the oven all the time, but I don't do that). I carried the stone over to the kitchen trash to brush off some left-over burnt corn flour before I put it away, and just as I reached the trash can, the stone broke in my hands! Actually, a good-size piece separated from a corner and the bulk of the stone crashed onto the floor.
This is the first stone I've owned and so I'm not sure what happened to precipitate the crack. My wife suggests the stone had burned through -- it was looking pretty black and ratty. I got it about two years ago, at Target, I think. Should I just expect that stuff is going to break? At any rate, I'll be shopping soon for a new stone; any recommendations? What about unglazed quarry tile, say from Home Depot?