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Offline canadave

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how do you all clean the ash off your steel in your oven?
« on: October 03, 2021, 11:44:18 AM »
This may be a bit of a silly question, but how do you clean the ash off your baking steel in your home oven? I got a little dollar store hand broom and dustpan, but I just noticed occasionally the broom bristles are coming off and remaining behind on the steel...don't want any of those in my pizza ;)  What's your way to get the ash out?

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Re: how do you all clean the ash off your steel in your oven?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2021, 04:33:30 PM »
Wire Brush, 2 Solid Stainless Steel Wire Scratch Brushes for Rust Removal with 10" Long Sturdy Curved Wood Handle by SANJIAN… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VGCHMPM/?tag=pmak-20

Or launch on parchment paper, then pull when crust sets.

Offline donstavely

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Re: how do you all clean the ash off your steel in your oven?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2021, 05:21:50 PM »
I just use a metal spatula to push the semolina and any burnt cheese or toppings off of the back of the hot steel between pies.  I do a more thorough job after it cools and I pull it out.  (My steel is 3/8", so not ridiculously heavy.) 

I have a trick to keep the scrapings off the floor of the oven:  Before I start, I put a strip of foil under the very back of the steel, leaving an inch or so exposed.  I bend it up a little to form a trough, so that it collects everything I push back with the spatula.
 

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