BENEFITS OF A PIZZA STONE:
- Even heat distribution: Pizza stones are made from dense materials like cordierite, ceramic, or clay, which absorb and distribute heat evenly. Granite is the most dense, and the hardest material to work with. This helps to cook your pizza crust and toppings uniformly, resulting in a perfectly baked pizza.
- Crispy crust: Pizza stones are designed to absorb moisture, which helps to create a crispy crust. The porous surface of the stone allows moisture to escape from the dough, preventing a soggy crust.
- Versatility: Pizza stones can be used for more than just pizza. They’re great for baking bread, cookies, and other baked goods as well.
- Easy to clean: Most pizza stones are easy to clean and require minimal maintenance. Simply scrape off any excess food and wipe the stone clean with a damp cloth. Sprinkle corn flour below pizza.
- Durable: Pizza stones are made from durable materials that can withstand high temperatures, making them a long-lasting investment for your kitchen.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE:
- Heat stone from room temperature
- Heat stone evenly on the grill, in an oven, or over a fire, so that entire stone is exposed to the heat.
- Heat above the heat source, such as on a grill or inside an oven, not resting on an electric coil or gas range
- To determine if Cooking Stone is hot enough, splash water and confirm that it sizzles rapidly and intensely
- How long will it stay hot? In our testing, a 1/2″ Cooking Stone that came out of the oven at 467° was about 315° 6 minutes later after cooking and flipping 9 pieces of shrimp
- Preheat your oven: Place your pizza stone in the oven and preheat it to the desired temperature (usually around 450-500°F or 230-260°C).
- Prepare your dough: Prepare your pizza dough according to your recipe.
- Add toppings: Add your desired pizza toppings, leaving a small border around the edge for the crust to rise.
- Transfer pizza to the stone: Sprinkle some flour or cornmeal on your pizza peel to prevent sticking. Carefully transfer your pizza onto the pizza stone using the pizza peel.
- Bake: Bake your pizza until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly. This usually takes 10-12 minutes, but can vary depending on the temperature of your oven and the thickness of your crust.
- Remove pizza: Use the pizza peel to carefully remove the pizza from the stone.
- Let cool: Allow your pizza to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
- Clean the stone: Once the pizza stone has cooled down completely, clean it with a damp cloth or scraper. Do not use soap, as it can seep into the porous surface of the stone and affect the taste of your next pizza.
- HIGH QUALITY: Our Pizza Stones are crafted to last. Sure to be appreciated by everyday bread artisans and pizza masters alike. These rectangular stones are up to the challenge and will likely far outlast the manmade clay or cordierite alternatives.
- TEMPERATURE REGULATION: Leaving your pizza stone in the oven can help regulate and maintain a steady temperature. Pizza stones are made of materials that absorb and retain heat, and once heated, they release the heat slowly and evenly. By leaving the pizza stone in the oven, you create a thermal mass that helps to stabilize the temperature and prevent fluctuations, which can lead to uneven baking. In addition to providing more consistent baking results, leaving a pizza stone in the oven can also reduce the amount of energy needed to maintain the desired temperature, as the stone retains heat and helps to keep the oven at a steady temperature. Just be sure to remove the stone from the oven before using the self-cleaning feature, as the high temperatures may damage the stone.
Cooking Stones are honed to nearly a polish on the top. They may feature minor pocks (holes), scratches, chips (particularly around the outer borders), and other superficial flaws. These are because they are natural, resin-free, and because those visual elements do not affect its performance. Any fissures or faults have been carefully evaluated with great care to ensure the longevity of your Cooking Stone. Variations in color tone should be expected.
Cooking Stones are not eligible for returns after use. If the stone arrives in damaged packaging, please notify us and inspect for damage before using it.