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Offline clarkth

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How to keep stone hot in oven?
« on: Yesterday at 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!.

Offline Bill/SFNM

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Re: How to keep stone hot in oven?
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 08:29:56 PM »
more thermal mass:

Thicker stone
A second stone
A steel plate under the stone (my method)
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Offline Harsh2206

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Re: How to keep stone hot in oven?
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 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