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Chavi

Baking Stones

My parents have a surplus of ceramic stones that they used when they were putting down their new kitchen floor. I'm also looking for baking stones to use and I figured these might be good choices. The box says they are ceramic but does not indicate whether they are glazed or unglazed although to my eyes they look matte and unglazed. Googling the company that made them yields no results. Can anybody share their thoughts about using these tiles??

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Russ

Well, as I understand it, lead only appears in glaze and that's generally the biggest worry. But I've also read some about how tiles that are not made for food contact can be made up of lots of stuff that you just don't want to cook on.

Personally I wouldn't risk it. 

Russ