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Offline clarkth

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How to keep stone hot in oven?
« on: May 22, 2015, 07:51:07 PM »
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!.


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Re: How to keep stone hot in oven?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2015, 08:29:56 PM »
more thermal mass:

Thicker stone
A second stone
A steel plate under the stone (my method)
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Re: How to keep stone hot in oven?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2015, 08:30:53 PM »
Got a grill or broiler in your oven? Whack that on in between bakes and that'll get you back up to temp

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Re: How to keep stone hot in oven?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2015, 02:13:57 PM »
more thermal mass:

Thicker stone
A second stone
A steel plate under the stone (my method)

I'm looking for a thicker stone.  My oven isn't that deep so most of the commercial stones won't fit. 

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Re: How to keep stone hot in oven?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2015, 02:14:58 PM »
Got a grill or broiler in your oven? Whack that on in between bakes and that'll get you back up to temp

I have a broiler, but it's at the top and the stone is on the lowest rack, will it still work to get the stone heated up again or should I move the whole rack up under the broiler?

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Re: How to keep stone hot in oven?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2015, 06:08:54 PM »
Move it up bro

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Re: How to keep stone hot in oven?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2015, 04:26:36 PM »
Move it up bro

Got it, thanks.  I'll give it a try this week and let you know how it works