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Fibrement Stone through a cleaning cycle

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davidg618

Fibrement Stone through a cleaning cycle

Three days ago I had an oven accident wherin my Fibrement baking stone's entire surface was covered with burnt-on residue: basically, carbon.. The manufacturer specifically warns against using any liquid to clean the surface, but no amount of wiping or brushing would clean it. However, the manufacture's specifications show that their stones will withstand temperatures well above the self-cleaning temperature of home electric ovens. Since I was in a "nothing more to loose" state I decided to try running it through the self-clean cycle. I've been cleaning my pizza stone's (manufacturer unknown) spills this way way for more than twenty years.


At the end of the three hour self-cleaning, and hour and one-half cool down period, I was amazed to find no evidence of the burnt-on residue remaining! The stone looked almost new. I wiped it down with a clean rag--there was a very small amount of gray ash dusting the top--and used it (two loaves of Jewish Rye) a couple hours later.


I've been well pleased with the Fibrement stone's baking performance, this incident made me a Fibrement fan!


David G

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wwiiggggiinnss (not verified)

I'll have to try that.


I accidentally left mine in the oven when I turned the self-clean on.


When I noticed (about 45 minutes into it), I turned it off and was left with "carbonated" Fibrament. I cleaned it as best I could and continue using it to this day.


I'll try the full-self clean cycle and see if that restores it.


Thanks for the advice. 

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davidg618

I think it will clean it, and do it no damage. I watched mine carefully throughout the cycle. It wasn't until the last cleaning hour (3 hour total) I began to see (through an also dirty, glass window) a change.


David G

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sjburnt

If you have the type of stone with a stainless steel lifter, make sure to remove it.  the oven cleaning will discolor it.   (No, did not try it.)


 


But the stones go through the cleaning very well.  the first time I tried this, I literally took the stone to the sink and blew the ashes off, leaving an immaculate stone.  It really works!


 


But placing a frozen pizza on a hot stone can ruin them - they shatter into hundreds of shards.  (Yep, tried it.)  The moral of the story?  Make your own pizzas!