The Deni Pizza Bella arrived in the mail. It looks like it was only used a few times. I ran it through a test run to see what kind of temps this little honey can produce bog stock.
On low the stone temp measured 300 degrees, medium came in at 450 and high registered and earth scorching 600 plus! After it cooled off I dissected the unit and performed the thermostat mod. (http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,5980.0.html
Sadly the stone on my PB has a crack in it. The sender didn't pack it very well but with a little arm twisting, I got them to knock $15 off the price. It does not affect the operation but it got me to thinking how I could replace the stone and add a custom touch to my Deni that says, I'm special.
When I need to invent something I put on some mood music. The go-to music in this situation is, of course, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention because necessity is the Mother of Invention and I really needed this mother.
Well, it worked because, BLAM, like a lightning bolt out of the sky, I had a brainstorm (pardon the pun). Just saunter your bojangles on down to the local home store and get a 12" granite tile. Should cost less than $5. These are really 11 7/8" square and 3/8" thick. The PB stone is 12 1/4". Just locate the center of the tile and draw a 12 1/4" circle on the tile. Then cut it at the wet saw or if you're a fraidy cat, have one of the "store associates" do it for you. At this price you can really be styling like a big dog with a different tile for every day of the week! How sweet it is! Use the unglazed side for everyday cooking and when company arrives, use the money side.
See the attached graphic to see what the finished product should look like.
Oh yeah, one more word of advice.
Don't go where the huskies go and don't you eat that yellow snow!
Now you're "Rockin"....... Villa Roma