Blog Posts for Soapstone Products

  • Great Customer feedback on our Soapstone Pizza Stones

    Received our order yesterday, thank you.

    Very well packaged and even better looking Soapstone!

    Really nice end product and couldn’t ask for a better fit or function

    It really does cook the pizzas faster and better: crust comes out nice  & brown now before the top is burnt which was close to impossible with the original Ooni pizza stones.

    Minimal temperature drop between pizzas as well.

    We use wood & charcoal in our Ooni oven and the temperatures used to swing wildly (over 1,000 deg. at times) throughout the preheat / cooking time and very hard to maintain any kind of even temperature, whereas with your Soapstones in the oven instead  of the Ooni pizza stones, the oven came up to temperature very slowly and steady and seemed to stop rising at roughly 800 deg., which is absolutely perfect, couldn’t ask for better results!.

  • Could you use a pizza peel?

    Could you use a pizza peel?

    Achieving the perfect pizza at home can be a challenge without the right tools. If you’ve been making pizzas (even frozen directly on your oven rack) without a pizza peel, you’re missing out. Here’s when you should be using a pizza peel and how a pizza stone can make every custom pizza creation better.

    When to Use a Pizza Peel:

    A pizza peel, also known as a pizza paddle, is a large, flat tool with a long handle to transfer pizzas in and out of the oven. While it may seem like a simple tool, using a pizza peel can significantly improve your pizza-making experience.

  • Why you should use coasters… even for outdoor furniture

    Why you should use coasters… even for outdoor furniture

    You chose your outdoor furniture to withstand the elements, but you don’t want to ruin it with your own daily usage. While we often associate coasters with indoor settings, their importance extends to outdoor furniture as well. You can still use coasters on your outdoor furniture, and we recommend soapstone or slate coasters to leave outside all year round.

    Prevent Water Damage: Outdoor furniture is constantly exposed to the elements, including rain, dew, and moisture from beverages. Placing coasters underneath glasses and cups ensures your own beverages don’t add to the damage and prevent warping, staining, and rotting.

  • End Grain Chopping Blocks are Ideal for the Kitchen

    End grain construction involves standing the wood pieces on end so you see shorter pieces on the surface instead of the length of the wood. This intricate method requires careful wood selection and precision in cutting and gluing. While you’re familiar with standard wooden cutting boards, the end grain chopping block has more benefits and stands out in the kitchen of any home chef.

    Durability:

    The end grain orientation inherently provides superior durability to cutting boards. Unlike traditional flat-grain construction, where the knife cuts directly into the wood fibers, end grain construction allows the knife to slide between the fibers, minimizing wear and tear. This results in a cutting surface that not only withstands the test of time but also maintains its integrity, resisting scratches and deep cuts with resilience.

    Gentle on Your Knives:

  • Why Teak is Great for Food Products

    Why Teak is Great for Food Products

    Teak wood, celebrated for its durability in outdoor furniture, has become a favorite in food preparation and service products. As a surface for food products, teak brings various visual and functional benefits to make it your next choice for a platter or cutting board.

    Teak Wood

    Natural Oils:

    Teak wood has natural oils that set it apart from other hardwoods, allowing it natural resistance to moisture, fungi, and bacterial.

    Hygiene is paramount in the kitchen, and teak's natural resistance to bacteria is a game-changer. The oils in teak contain antimicrobial properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria, ensuring that the surfaces of teak food products remain clean and safe for food preparation.

    Durability:

  • Why You’ll Love Our Slate Cheeseboards

    Why You’ll Love Our Slate Cheeseboards

    Charcuterie boards are everyone’s favorite appetizer (and we’ve made them the whole meal, if we’re honest). If you’re looking for a new presentation option, or you need a housewarming gift that your friends will love, slate cheeseboards should be on your list for a variety of reasons.

    Versatile Presentation & Neutral Flavor:

    slate cheese board

  • Maintaining Soapstone, Slate, or Wood Countertops with Wax and Oil

    Maintaining Soapstone, Slate, or Wood Countertops with Wax and Oil

    Soapstone, slate, and wood countertops offer beautiful and sustainable options for your kitchen. While they can age beautifully, if you want to keep them looking brand new, you simply need to apply wax or oil.

    Waxes and Oils

  • Bring Artistry to Your Home Kitchen with Chopping Blocks

    Bring Artistry to Your Home Kitchen with Chopping Blocks

    In culinary craftsmanship, a reliable and substantial chopping block is a critical player in your kitchen. The Monkeypod End Grain Chopping Block exquisitely handcrafted chopping block offers many benefits to a home chef.

    Monkeypod chopping block

    The Beauty of Monkeypod Wood

    Derived from sustainable plantations in Costa Rica, Monkeypod wood is not just known for its live edge slabs used as countertops and custom dining tables but also for its distinctive beauty. With dark streaks of heartwood, Monkeypod draws the attention of anyone who walks into your kitchen. Its organic charm and natural feel bring warmth and sophistication to your space.

    Expert Craftsmanship and Exclusive Wood Treatment

     

  • Shop Small this Season with Soapstone Pizza Stones

    Shop Small this Season with Soapstone Pizza Stones

    The holiday season is all about celebrating togetherness, sharing delicious meals, and giving thoughtful gifts. If you're looking for a unique and practical gift idea, consider soapstone pizza stones from Soapstone Products. These versatile kitchen tools are perfect for pizza lovers and cooking enthusiasts. Here are some gift ideas to inspire your holiday shopping:

    Soapstone Pizza Stone

    1. Gourmet Pizza Night Set

    Create the ultimate pizza night gift set. Include a soapstone pizza stone, a pizza peel, a pizza cutter, and a selection of gourmet pizza ingredients like premium cheeses, fresh herbs, and artisanal toppings. This gift is perfect for your foodie friend who enjoys crafting homemade, restaurant-quality pizzas.

    2. Family Pizza Making Kit

  • Elevate Your Home Decor with Natural Stone and Wood Coasters

    Elevate Your Home Decor with Natural Stone and Wood Coasters

    Coasters are more than just functional accessories; they are a subtle yet impactful element of home decor. When chosen thoughtfully, coasters can enhance the aesthetics of your space while protecting surfaces from unsightly water rings. Let’s explore the beauty and versatility of soapstone, slate, and teak wood coasters, perfect for gifting or adding a touch of natural elegance to your home.

    Soapstone Coasters: Timeless Elegance

    Soapstone coasters offer timeless elegance with their smooth, honed/matte finish and subtle veining. They complement a wide range of interior styles, from traditional to modern.soapstone coasters

  • Wood Wax and why you should use it

    When it comes to preserving and accentuating the natural beauty of your wood countertops and cutting boards, The Original Wood Wax™️ is the secret. This specialized product offers a protective layer that not only enhances the wood's visual appeal but also safeguards it from the rigors of daily use.

    Wood Wax

    The Purpose of Wood Wax

    Our wood wax is a formulated blend of natural wax and oils designed to offer a protective barrier to wooden surfaces. It serves as a shield against moisture, stains, and wear, all while enhancing the wood's natural character and beauty. Wood wax, because it is 100% organic, is particularly well-suited for surfaces that come into direct contact with food, making it an ideal choice for countertops and cutting boards.

    Benefits of Wood Wax

  • Wood Oil: Enhancing and Protecting Your Counter-tops and Cutting Boards

    Wood Oil: Enhancing and Protecting Your Countertops and Cutting Boards

    When it comes to maintaining and preserving the natural beauty of your wood countertops and cutting boards, using wood oil is essential. Even if your wood cutting board is only for decoration in your kitchen, wood oil will keep it looking its best.

    The Original Wood Oil

    Moisture Protection: Wood is a porous material that can absorb moisture, leading to warping, cracking, and bacterial growth. Applying wood oil forms a protective barrier on the surface, preventing water, stains, and other liquids from penetrating the wood. This moisture resistance helps maintain the structural integrity of your wood surfaces and prolongs their lifespan.