Buy a Presto Pizza Oven at WW for $40. They are great for homemade self-rising dough. They have a dual control on top so you can regulate the heat for top & bottom. I also use it for garlic bread, french fries, tater tots, etc.
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Yes, there is another alternative. Go to Lowe's or The Home Depot and buy an 18-inch piece of tile or slate. I've been using this for years. You should expect to pay only a couple of dollars for one of these.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
I've had my pizza stone for close to 2 years now, my first. I use it for pizza and bread. I've heard about getting the unglazed tile. I believe that most if not all pizza stones are made of unglazed stoneware. Perhaps if you have a friend who is a potter, they could make a few for you in bulk....naaa...just go to the hardware store.
This is my third pizza stone. The last one I had warped and cracked and it was fairly expensive. This one I bought cheaply at the local grocery store. I leave it in the oven all the time, which I think might help (the other one I removed between uses, and I think the temp changes damaged it). My first one got left behind in a move; it was mail order from some pizza chef on PBS. In other words, no guarantees. Expensive ones, cheap ones. I now leave this one on the bottom shelf of my oven all the time and it's held up for 3 years or so.
I have unglazed floor tyle in a baking sheet I cut the tyle to fit and the cost was minamal and I have had it for years. I bake my bread on it Pizza, all my casseroles. In fact I never take it out of the oven. Go to a tyle store and they can set u up cheap..
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