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Offline jusapena

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Kiln shelving
« on: October 24, 2011, 10:18:48 AM »
Can kiln shelving be used as a pizza stone?

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Re: Kiln shelving
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 10:35:41 AM »
At the bottom of the forum's home page, there is a Google search box for the forum. Type in "kiln" and you will get a number of hits.

Offline barryvabeach

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Re: Kiln shelving
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 01:05:50 PM »
Yes, cordierite kiln shelves are excellent, IMHO.  Find a pottery supply house locally, if at all possible, if not, I like Axner  for its pricing, though other vendors have some more selection in sizes.


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Re: Kiln shelving
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 01:08:58 PM »
Jusapena, many people bake pizzas on kiln shelves.  They perform as well or better than commercial baking stones and are usually less costly.

This being said, if you're looking to produce NY (or Connecticut) pizzeria results in a home oven, kiln shelves generally aren't ideal.  You have to go very thick (an inch or more), as well as incorporate some sort of oven tweak that will buy you a minimum of 50 more degrees. Thick steel plate is superior/cheaper and removes the need for any oven mods. At least, for the majority of ovens with broilers in the main oven compartment.  If you've got an older gas oven with a separate broiling compartment, then that requires a completely different approach.