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Offline wingman

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Re: fibrament stone vs quarry tiles
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2007, 03:45:17 PM »
I have a fibrament stone now and love it. It replaced quarry tiles that I used for about a year, but they cracked.  I have had my current stone for 3+ years now and use it on my gas grille.  Love it. Strongly recommend the fibrament :chef:!

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Re: fibrament stone vs quarry tiles
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2007, 04:28:11 PM »
I have tried quarry tiles, the hearth kit, and the fibrament.

Quarry tiles didn't last long at all.  They would break a lot and always shuffling around so I got sick of them.  They are cheap though.

The hearth kit is a big heavy mass that I have a hard time heating up unless it's in there a long time.  I usually only use it to make bread and take it out when I'm doing pizza.  If I try to use it with the clean cycle it doesn't get as hot as the fibrament for some reason (probably because my oven heats from the bottom and it is a lot thicker with sides).  I can get it to around 700-750 after a 90 min heating where the fibrament gets to 850 in the same time.  On the other hand, the thing retains heat for a long time and I can easily bake off loaf of bread in it while my oven cools down from pizza.

The fibrament is great though.  I have the smaller one (15.5" i think) but that works great for what I use it for.  It is a brute and takes a lot of abuse (I routinely have it up above 800 degrees).  It is also a manageable size, unlike the hearth kit, which literally bows my oven racks because it is so heavy and it's a pain in the ass to move around or take out. 

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