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Old 08-31-2007, 09:12 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by bowlingshirt View Post
For a while, at least:
When the rocks cracked into small pieces from repeated heatings, they were tossed out and the oven pits re-lined with new rocks.
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Granite is a composite stone, made up of lots of other types of rocks, as opposed to slate, which is a single rock, made, as it happens, by heat. I would be concerned about slate's tendency to break into layers, though.

I got my pizza stones for free when a wave of Pampered Chef parties invaded my neighborhood years ago I had one three years in a row myself. Then I decided I had enough kitchen gadgets, at least for the time being.

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