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Offline Atari

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Where did you buy your pizza stone?
« on: February 27, 2008, 09:49:27 AM »
Somewhat of a survey I suppose...


Where did you buy your pizza stone?

How much did it cost?

What material is it made out of? (if you know)

What are the dimensions?

Are you happy with it? -- or which stones have you NOT been happy with?



I've got like 20 pizza stone related pizzamaking.com browser tabs up trying to determine what the best/cheapest is.

I'm going to make my own Little Black Egg :)

Is my best bet going to a stone yard & asking them to cut me a piece of unglazed natural soapstone?

What thickness is too thick? Is 1" good? or should I go with less?

I just want to be sure not to poison myself.... Home depot has a lot of 16"x16" tiles that are tempting, but I have a hunch they are all probably treated.


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Re: Where did you buy your pizza stone?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008, 10:22:21 AM »
Fibrament; definitely not the cheapest, but possibly the best. Also, available in custom sizes. Check here:
http://www.bakingstone.com/
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Re: Where did you buy your pizza stone?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 11:10:36 AM »
  • Top stone is an unglazed Mexican paver tile - eventually these crack because they were not fired at high temp. May actually have been sun dried.
  • Bottom stone is an unglazed porcelin tile
  • Have ordered a 2stone, so I will be switching to outdoor baking soon
  • Top is 12 x12, bottom is 18x18 cut to 18x15
  • Actually works well, however want to bake at higher temps outside with a faster warmup

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Re: Where did you buy your pizza stone?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008, 11:15:02 AM »
First one I bought at a kitchen store about 6 years ago, cost me $25 including a pizza peel (paddle )

I bought one a few months back ( 16" ) for $9.99  ( darn good deal if you ask me )

It's just the regular run of the mill pizza stone, however, the same ones sell in kitchen stores for $25-$30
in many kitchen stores in the malls around here ( and that doesn't include the pizza peel )

I'd love one of these 1-1/2" thick pizza stones, but I can't afford the $150 or whatever it is, and I just don't think
my pizzas can get much better than they are now, and hey, that's a lot of money for a season of pizza making using
my new 2Stone ! -- whoo... can't wait to test it out this coming summer.
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Re: Where did you buy your pizza stone?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008, 12:33:10 PM »
I bought the 16" round from the store below.  Fantastic stone, probably the best stone for the price:

http://fantes.com/pizza.html#round

This store is in Phila, so I picked it up myself and saved on shipping.  Would highly recommend it.  I think Amazon sells it for over $60.

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Re: Where did you buy your pizza stone?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 01:52:21 PM »
  • Top stone is an unglazed Mexican paver tile - eventually these crack because they were not fired at high temp. May actually have been sun dried.
  • Bottom stone is an unglazed porcelin tile
  • Have ordered a 2stone, so I will be switching to outdoor baking soon
  • Top is 12 x12, bottom is 18x18 cut to 18x15
  • Actually works well, however want to bake at higher temps outside with a faster warmup

Just wanted to update my prior post! Porcelin tile cracked this morning big time. Will be taking the Pizza making outdoors for the future.

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Re: Where did you buy your pizza stone?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2008, 06:53:20 PM »
I bought a stone at Williams-Sonoma along with a wood peel. It is advertised as 14 x 16" but is actually about 14-1/2 x 16-1/2". That is about as big as you can put in a regular home oven. I've been very pleased with it but it was relatively expensive. If I had more patience I probably would have just bought four 8" x 8" x 1/2" unglazed terra cotta tiles that you see on commercial kitchen floors. They would have been very cheap.
Davydd

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Re: Where did you buy your pizza stone?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2008, 07:36:48 PM »
Fibrament; definitely not the cheapest, but possibly the best. Also, available in custom sizes. Check here:
http://www.bakingstone.com/




Mine cracked from the heat of the little black egg. Burned through the cheap little aluminum pan they send with the stone. I called AWMCO INC. Phone: 708-478-6032 the company that makes the Fibrament Pizza Stone.

- their answer was "yours is the first we have heard of cracking" (yea I'll bet).  The fellow I was talking with on the phone asked me to keep track of the crack and report back to him (sure just sent you $60 the product cracked and now you want me to R&D it for you for free) - He told me the stone will never be seperated by the crack as there is some sort of mesh in every stone and SORRY.

Never the offer of a replacement stone

I would not purchase another FIBRAMENT stone ever again - lots of money to buy and absolutely no help when your stone cracks

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Re: Where did you buy your pizza stone?
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 09:36:31 AM »


Mine cracked from the heat of the little black egg. Burned through the cheap little aluminum pan they send with the stone. I called AWMCO INC. Phone: 708-478-6032 the company that makes the Fibrament Pizza Stone.

- their answer was "yours is the first we have heard of cracking" (yea I'll bet).  The fellow I was talking with on the phone asked me to keep track of the crack and report back to him (sure just sent you $60 the product cracked and now you want me to R&D it for you for free) - He told me the stone will never be seperated by the crack as there is some sort of mesh in every stone and SORRY.

Never the offer of a replacement stone

I would not purchase another FIBRAMENT stone ever again - lots of money to buy and absolutely no help when your stone cracks


Yeah it seems like on their website when they say it's not designed to withstand direct flame/use the pan in between, etc - that they hint to it not being as bulletproof as we might hope - at least for this application.

I was on the rail about buy/using a fibrament stone for this, but you've helped me make my decision there.  I guess i'll get the one on Amazon.

I bought a 1" slab of travertine, but I don't think this will work from what I've read.


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Re: Where did you buy your pizza stone?
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2008, 06:16:20 PM »
i bought six half thickness fire bricks at the masonry yard near my home. cost about $8 total.

they work great, if one breaks i can replace it for $1.50 or so.

you do have to heat them up for 45 minutes or so, but they cook great.

cheers
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Re: Where did you buy your pizza stone?
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2008, 07:02:48 PM »
I have a Fibrament on order, for the LBE. But I won't be using the aluminum pan since Y-Town's "test" already failed. Thanks for the heads-up, Y.

Instead of the pan, I'll use a 15" round pizza stone I have for a few years now, as a buffer.
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