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Old 03-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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ISO pizza stone storage info

I have ordered a pizza stone and need info. If you leave it in the oven permanently, does it effect baking things, like rolls or cookies? Do you keep in on the floor of the oven on on the bottom shelf? Do most people keep it in the oven, or take it out after each use?
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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I leave mine on the floor of the oven turned upside down. When I want to use it, I turn it over and start the oven. Keeping it upside down keeps the cooking surface clean - no drips or spills from other things hitting the cooking surface.

I also leave it in the oven during the self-cleaning cycle.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:39 AM   #3
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Yes, it will affect baking your rolls and cookies, but in a positive way. You will get more more even heating with the stone.

I have an electric oven so my stone is on the bottom shelf so it does not sit on the heating element.

I keep my stone in my oven at all times except for the occasional cleaning. My oven right now is not a self cleaning, but when I had a self cleaning I would leave the stone in during the cycle. That was the best way to clean the stone actually.

I like Andy's idea of storing it upside down and then flipping it when you want to use it. I am too lazy to do that though and I have never found the stuff that gets stuck to the stone to have any major affect on taste so i do not worry too much about it.
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...I like Andy's idea of storing it upside down and then flipping it when you want to use it. I am too lazy to do that though and I have never found the stuff that gets stuck to the stone to have any major affect on taste so i do not worry too much about it.

WOW, GB. I thought I was the lazy champ. You are my hero!
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Andy, I could put you to shame in a laziness contest, but I am too lazy to try. As a matter of fact, I am even too lazy to finish typing this
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HAHAHAHA

So you keep in it the oven when you are, say, roasting the Tgiving turkey?

I keep my pizza stone in the drawer on the bottom of the stove.
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I consider pizza stones most susceptible to breaking from impacts. They are quite brittle and my moving them would subject them to some banging around. I have no safe place to leave it other than the oven floor - even over Thanksgiving.
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HAHAHAHA

So you keep in it the oven when you are, say, roasting the Tgiving turkey?

I keep my pizza stone in the drawer on the bottom of the stove.
As long as there was room to fit the stone and the turkey then yes I absolutely would.
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I consider pizza stones most susceptible to breaking from impacts. They are quite brittle and my moving them would subject them to some banging around. I have no safe place to leave it other than the oven floor - even over Thanksgiving.


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I have ordered a pizza stone and need info. If you leave it in the oven permanently, does it effect baking things, like rolls or cookies? Do you keep in on the floor of the oven on on the bottom shelf? Do most people keep it in the oven, or take it out after each use?
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I would also consider baking the rolls right on the stone. Stones are for bread in general not just pizza
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