I made 2 pizzas tonight in my oven with a pizza stone. I heated the oven and stone up to 550 for about an hour. The first pizza came out great, about 8 minutes with good oven spring, the bottom browned, an the cheese just about the burn (perfect!). I tested the stone with one of those digital guns and it read 525 before the first pizza went in. Can't ask for much more I think.
However, after the first pizza I waited 15 minutes before putting the second pizza in and the stone was much cooler, only about 475. It took forever to cook and the bottom didn't really brown much at all and there was not a lot of spring.
I know the first pizza sucked a lot of heat out of the stone, but is there a way to get it back up to a higher temperature for the second pizza without waiting forever? Thanks!.