Hello! I've got a question regarding the temperature of my pizza stone.
I've read that you should preheat your oven with the stone inside for at least an hour before placing your pizza on it.
However, my oven reaches 500 Fahrenheit in less than 20 minutes, and using a IR thermometer, it shows that the stone is at the same temperature after those 20 minutes, as well. So, I'm confused, should I still wait an extra 45 minutes or an hour before placing the pizza on the stone, even if the thermometer shows the stone is already at 500 Fahrenheit?
Because a part of me thinks that there's no way the stone is as hot and ready after only 20 minutes or less...