So I finally got to use my stone I picked up from axner pottery, I never used a stone I've always used a screen. Today it was 95 here in Florida and I was dreading turning the oven on for an hour to heat it up but hey I wanted pizza and didnt feel like driving 45 to the nearest Decent pizzeria. So I woke up at 9am and I decided since it was already hot why not put the stone out on my front porch in direct sunlight to "warm up" up a bit. Lol... Anyways went to the gym and store came back and the stone was 93 degrees via my infrared thermometer. So I heated the oven to 550 placed the stone on the bottom rack checked it about 40 min later and it was 480 so I cranked up the broiler and it reached 500. So total preheat time was about an hr. I slid the pizza onto the 18x18x1 stone and over cooked the first pie a tad, a bit too crunchy. The second one I was sure to be on my toes. It cooked for a total of 6 min with one turn, no broiler. It was perfect. The best pizza I ever made. The crust actually had crumb, small but it sill had it. I didn't use sugar but maybe next time I will try it in the dough so see how that works.