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Old 04-18-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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Just Bought This New Pizza Stone

I have been shopping for a stone for a bit and decided I wanted a 16" round stone. I found some on line but the shipping on top of the stone price was a killer. So I checked Sur La Table's website the other day and found this: Sur La Table Round Cordierite Pizza Stone at Sur La Table There is a store in a nearby mall so SO and I went down there as part of our travels today and bought it. Pizza for dinner Friday!

The cordierite added to the ceramic makes it less breakable and less susceptible to thermal shock.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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Let us know how you like it.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:19 PM   #3
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yay! Now the grandson can help make pizza again!
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:07 PM   #4
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Let us know how you like it.
Frank, what do you know about this stone material?
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yay! Now the grandson can help make pizza again!

He prefers eating them...

He's visiting tomorrow and will want pizza for lunch so we'll head to the local pizza place for a couple of slices. I think that has become as special for him as it is for me. It's come to the point that if I go for a pizza without Steven, the owner (Pizza Guy) asks where he is?
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He prefers eating them...

He's visiting tomorrow and will want pizza for lunch so we'll head to the local pizza place for a couple of slices. I think that has become as special for him as it is for me. It's come to the point that if I go for a pizza without Steven, the owner (Pizza Guy) asks where he is?
Well, you have proven to be the BEST Grandpa in the World!
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Well, you have proven to be the BEST Grandpa in the World!
Thanks, Fi. Steven thinks so!
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:06 AM   #8
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Do you have to cure a pizza stone?

Also, I was watching an old Cooks Country and they placed the stone in the top third of the oven instead of on the bottom or the floor as is usually done. The logic was that the heat rises so the top of the oven is the hottest area and helps concentrate heat to cook the toppings and melt the cheese.

Please give us a full report !
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I have been shopping for a stone for a bit and decided I wanted a 16" round stone. I found some on line but the shipping on top of the stone price was a killer. So I checked Sur La Table's website the other day and found this: Sur La Table Round Cordierite Pizza Stone at Sur La Table There is a store in a nearby mall so SO and I went down there as part of our travels today and bought it. Pizza for dinner Friday!

The cordierite added to the ceramic makes it less breakable and less susceptible to thermal shock.
Just what I'm looking for! Waiting for your test, thanks Andy M
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:00 AM   #10
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$50 - ouch.
My skepticism about made in China products has been heightened by my recent experience with a Weston brand butcher saw. A discussion about the relative merits of Fibrament and Cordierite can be found at -
FibraMent vs. Cordierite (Engineering Data)
Glad I bought my 1" (25mm) thick clay stone a decade ago.
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