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Baking stone

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staff of life

Baking stone

I got some new baking stones.  Do I season them?  If so, how?  Many thanks!

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sphealey

> I got some new baking stones. Do I season them?

> If so, how? Many thanks!

Did it come with instructions? The instructions with my HearthStone said to wash it thoroughly with water and a soft scrub brush to remove any ceramic dust left from manufacturing, dry it off, then bake it at 300, 400, and 500 deg.F for a total of 4 hours to drive off any remaining moisture. That is all.

sPh

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Elagins

Elagins@sbcglobal.net

No need to season them. Most baking stones are made of either clay of some kind, or (the better ones) of cordierite, which is the same stuff used in commercial deck ovens and ceramic kilns.

I've just washed my new stones with warm water, scrubbing them with a stiff brush to get rid of any loose dust/debris. The pre-heat in the oven to 550 will get rid of any excess moisture.

SG