Why you should be using a pizza stone

Why you should be using a pizza stone

If you are anything like us, you love pizza. Unfortunately, standard ovens and grills were not designed to cook pizza well. They both miss the high initial heat required to crisp the dough and cook slowly, resulting in mushy dough pizzas that leave you wishing you had ordered from the pizza place down the street.

pizza stone

Not using a pizza stone is holding you back on pizza night. While many pizza stones you buy at a home décor stone are not actual stone (those are typically unglazed clay), we make our soapstone pizza stones out of natural soapstone in a few thicknesses, diameters and custom sizes are available. You most likely want one small enough for a conventional oven rack to fit inside your home oven.

In an oven or grill, a pizza stone changes the game by functioning as a point of intense heat transfer. The soapstone retains and maintains high temperatures when handled correctly. When you place a pizza on the stone, the crust immediately begins to cook, similar to how a typical brick oven pizza would cook. This process means that you’re building a small pizzeria right in your oven or grill – giving you the perfect pizza every time.

pizza peel

The baking time for your pizza will vary depending on the thickness of the crust, but keep an eye on it in the oven and remove it when the crust is golden brown, and the cheese is melted and gently browned. Use a handy paddle or pizza peel to take the pizza from the oven to avoid burns and stop the cooking process. Use oven mitts when removing the stone from the rack or turn off the oven and let it cool.

Are you looking for that next great kitchen tool or gift for someone who loves pizza? Look no further than one of our soapstone pizza stones! You can order standard size soapstone pizza stones, or we can create custom sizes of any pizza stone to fit your needs. Click around our site for more pizza blog posts and products for the home chef!

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