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Old 09-19-2016, 11:41 PM   #71
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Could I post my mixing bowls?

And they are now available at vermont country store.

Mosser Mixing Bowl Set | Glass Nesting Bowls

These came from my grandmother's kitchen, and they are always something I reach for, I'm always trying to mix something, combine something, I like to have mixing bowls to do it. Now they are different from my specific omelette bowl, that is a another matter. touch that one at your peril!

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After my mom passed I was clearing out and packing up her things I noticed that ALL her cast iron and ALL her depression glass had disappeared along with other valuables. She had "friends" and a sister that would visit and I can't prove they helped themselves to her things or talked her out of them but that stuff didn't walk away on their own.
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:47 PM   #72
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I still can't choose just one.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:49 AM   #73
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I feel for you msmofet, been there...
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:57 AM   #74
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After my mom passed I was clearing out and packing up her things I noticed that ALL her cast iron and ALL her depression glass had disappeared along with other valuables. She had "friends" and a sister that would visit and I can't prove they helped themselves to her things or talked her out of them but that stuff didn't walk away on their own.
Well seems to be a convenient coincidence. Sorry you lost such legacy stuff. You can get mixing bowls from Vermont Country Store, and Lodge stuff, I mean my Beloved Wife bought me a Lodge dutch oven for my birthday.

Sorry you had to deal with that, passing of a loved one is hard enough without people stealing the good cookware!

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Old 09-24-2016, 09:51 AM   #75
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WHEEE!!! I have a new toy!!!

Got interested in oven stones for baking bread. Pizza stones available locally all seem to have handles and I don't want that. buying on line - wow,, they are expensive and with shipping charges for those weighty things does not help.

I had also seen that there are "squares" sort of like floor tiles.

By pure chance I saw a pkg of 4 tiles, ea 8x8, for about 32$ at Canadian Tire. Snapped those up real fast. Popped them in my oven and ... the oven actually heats faster and hotter! I just leave them in there on the bottom shelf. I read that some put them on the floor of the oven, but I'm afraid to as the gas is directly below that piece.

Love them. Next bread I do I will put the tiles on a higher shelf and bake the bread right on them. I'm not a pizza person but I might even make one... just because
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:52 PM   #76
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WHEEE!!! I have a new toy!!!

Got interested in oven stones for baking bread. Pizza stones available locally all seem to have handles and I don't want that. buying on line - wow,, they are expensive and with shipping charges for those weighty things does not help.

I had also seen that there are "squares" sort of like floor tiles.

By pure chance I saw a pkg of 4 tiles, ea 8x8, for about 32$ at Canadian Tire. Snapped those up real fast. Popped them in my oven and ... the oven actually heats faster and hotter! I just leave them in there on the bottom shelf. I read that some put them on the floor of the oven, but I'm afraid to as the gas is directly below that piece.

Love them. Next bread I do I will put the tiles on a higher shelf and bake the bread right on them. I'm not a pizza person but I might even make one... just because
What are the tiles made of? Are they glazed (I don't think glazed is good)? My stone cracked and I was thinking 💭 of getting tiles for the same reason you stated. What should the tiles be made of?
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:55 PM   #77
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:19 PM   #78
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What are the tiles made of? Are they glazed (I don't think glazed is good)? My stone cracked and I was thinking 💭 of getting tiles for the same reason you stated. What should the tiles be made of?

If you're thinking of getting tiles for a bread or pizza stones, keep in mind the tiles in home improvement/gardening stores (Home Depot, Lowes, etc.) are not guaranteed to be food safe and could contain toxic materials. That's perfectly acceptable for garden or patio tiles but not for food applications. If you can find food safe tiles, they should be unglazed.
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What are the tiles made of? Are they glazed (I don't think glazed is good)? My stone cracked and I was thinking �� of getting tiles for the same reason you stated. What should the tiles be made of?
You definitely DO NOT want glazed tiles. The safest ones are the red cotta clay ones. Like the flower pots. When I had my tiles, I always gave a light sprinkle of corn meal on them. They sort of act as ball bearings when removing a pizza with a peel.
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I am/was a ceramist and potter for many years... and no, these tiles are not glazed - these ones are actually made and sold, for the BBQ and/or the oven. High firing clays are perfectly food safe - as already mentioned, garden tiles are not necessarily pure clay - think (but not sure) they usually have some type of a cement like mixture in them.

The reason for no glaze is that they will (probably) disperse the heat quickly, whereas the glaze would create a barrier that the heat would have to work its way around, be something to be cleaned, cause worry with eventual crazing (unfounded) and a multitude of other reasons when a simple unglazed piece of clay will do the best job.

It will develop its own patina. Scrub like you would a Romertopf pot, never any soap, perhaps baking soda, and just water. Plus that is only if you ever even need to clean it!
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