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Offline elbandjen

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Best Pizza Stone to buy?
« on: February 18, 2009, 02:26:38 AM »
I am VERY new to making pizza (havent even made my first pizza yet) so I was wondering, in your opinion what is the best pizza stone to buy or one that you recommend? Also, im thinking I will test my first pizza this weekend, so might not have time to go out and buy one(and where can i buy one at) so if i dont get one by the weekend, will a pizza stone really make a difference?Thanks.


Offline dzpiez

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Re: Best Pizza Stone to buy?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 03:38:29 AM »
You can check out FibraMent-D stones, http://www.bakingstone.com/order.php  They are good at high heat.

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Re: Best Pizza Stone to buy?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009, 07:59:35 AM »
I am VERY new to making pizza (havent even made my first pizza yet) so I was wondering, in your opinion what is the best pizza stone to buy or one that you recommend? Also, im thinking I will test my first pizza this weekend, so might not have time to go out and buy one(and where can i buy one at) so if i dont get one by the weekend, will a pizza stone really make a difference?Thanks.

Depending on the type of pizza that your making it could make the world of difference.  I use both a Fibrament-D & a corderite kiln shelf.  Stay away from the cheap stones, they crack very easily.

Offline Fingerstyle

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Re: Best Pizza Stone to buy?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2009, 10:56:47 AM »
I've never had a firebrick crack from normal use.  "Splits" (half fire brick) are a high-performance, inexpensive pizza baking stone option yet often overlooked.
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Offline PizzaEater

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Re: Best Pizza Stone to buy?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 06:10:49 PM »
Go to a local tile store and get a few unglazed quarry tiles for about 50 cents each, my $30 pizza stone hasn't been used in 3 years. If a tile cracks big deal leave it there or if you want to replace it it's only 50 or so cents. Measure your oven rack then go buy enough tiles easly fit cover the rack, for me it took 9 tiles, $4.50. I place the rack in the lowest setting, add the tiles and leave them there. The oven will heat more evenly when baking cakes, bread, roasts, etc. I even bought a third rack to use when in those rare cases I need two racks.
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Re: Best Pizza Stone to buy?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 06:44:27 PM »
If you find you're not happy with the tiles as PizzaEater has suggested, go with the Fibrament stone. I've had one for several years and love it. Not much money lost with giving the tiles a try.
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Re: Best Pizza Stone to buy?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2009, 08:36:41 PM »