My baking stoke produces tear gas- please help!!!
My wife and I received a Williams-Sonoma baking stone for our wedding, and I used it for a few pizzas, rolls, etc. I remember browsing the owner's manual, but think I threw it away. I also think I may have tried to use soap to get some burned on pizza dough off the stone.
The problem started a few days later, when I cranked my (crappy) electric oven up to 400 deg. A few minutes later, My eyes started itching and burning. I looked in on the stone, and all seemed well. Soon, however, the "gas" had filled up our tiny apartment, and I was constantly tearing from my itchy, red, burning eyes. I killed the oven, opened all the windows, turned on the vent fans, etc, and eventually it became bearable again. I later cleaned out the oven, scrubbed it down, and heated it up sans stone- no problem.
so it seems that it's my stone producing this "tear gas." I'm soaking and scrubbing it in hot water right now, any advice on what to do so that I can use it again?