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Old 05-22-2007, 09:18 PM   #1
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Pizza Stone

I have gone through my second pizza stone. Eacn time (I only use it for pizza) it seems to break after some liquid (greast or something ) has worked its way into the stone and creates a weak spot.

I am just buying the $20 stone from BBB, are there any other suggestions for my next stone? I'd like one that performs the same but won't break.



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Old 05-22-2007, 09:32 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-22-2007, 09:37 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:11 PM   #4
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Or go to HOMe Depot and buy unglazed quarry tiles--4X4--and use them. Just leave in the oven to store them. They must be UNglazed.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:06 PM   #5
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Try a Bakers Secret Pizza stone.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:39 PM   #6
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My current pizza stone broke after the third use, about 2 years ago. I just put it back together when I want to use it, like a jigsaw puzzle.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:22 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:20 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:28 PM   #9
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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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