Hey, a while ago my pizza stone broke in half when I put it back in the oven, pretty much I'm wondering if anyone could guess at the reason, if it's just a cheap pizza stone (likely but maybe its mishandling too), If I mishandled it and that's why it broke, or if there is any other reason so I can avoid breaking my next pizza stone.
i'll include a picture of it at the end but basically when it broke I had used it for 1 pizza and then went straight to the next after taking the first pizza off it. while using it I took the pizza out and the stone halfway and put it on the counter while I topped it and then put it back in, when I put it back in its kind of hard to put down so it did drop like half an inch when I tried taking my oven mitt out but it didn't hit very hard so idk if this could have been the cause, I would guess it should be durable enough to withstand a tiny drop, but maybe I'm wrong. I mean I didn't exactly drop it, but anyway I also assume that they are safe to use multiple times in a row but I'm not sure about that either, I ended up using it 3 times in a row at 500 degrees I think.
so yeah if anyone could tell me if I was mishandling it or if its just a cheaply made stone so I can avoid breaking future stones I would be thankful, not sure how much it cost since it was a gift but it looked like a pretty cheap stone and came with some cheap 10 cent quality pizza cutter that I never used, so it was probably pretty cheap too.http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/4682/dsc00928vk.jpg
thanks in advance.