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Old 05-15-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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Multiple Pizza Stones

Is it okay to use two pizza stones in one convection oven?

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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I don't see why not. One on each shelf.

I'd arrange the shelves so the distance from the top of the oven to the top shelf and the distance from the top shelf to the second shelf are the same. Heat will bounce off the bottom of the top stone and cook your toppings on the lower pizza. You want the same thing to happen to the top pizza with heat bouncing off the top of the oven. That way, both pizzas will be done at abut the same time, assuming you put them in at the same time.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:00 AM   #3
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The only downside I can think of is that it will take longer for thorough preheat. I've always preheated a single stone for at least 30 to 45 minutes.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:29 AM   #4
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are they for 2 different pizzas? or stacked together for a thicker block for more heat?
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:27 AM   #5
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ATK did a test for preheating stones at 500 degrees F and found that to get the stone to 500 degrees you had to preheat for 1 hour. At 30 minutes the stone was 415, @ 45 mins it was 451. They had pictures of pizzas baked at these different preheats and the difference was amazing how much better the 1 hour preheat made the dough rise and brown.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #6
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ATK did a test for preheating stones at 500 degrees F and found that to get the stone to 500 degrees you had to preheat for 1 hour. At 30 minutes the stone was 415, @ 45 mins it was 451. They had pictures of pizzas baked at these different preheats and the difference was amazing how much better the 1 hour preheat made the dough rise and brown.

That's good to know. How thick were their stones?
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:41 AM   #7
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ATK did a test for preheating stones at 500 degrees F and found that to get the stone to 500 degrees you had to preheat for 1 hour. At 30 minutes the stone was 415, @ 45 mins it was 451. They had pictures of pizzas baked at these different preheats and the difference was amazing how much better the 1 hour preheat made the dough rise and brown.
That sounds close to what I read when I first started making my own pizza.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:02 PM   #8
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are they for 2 different pizzas? or stacked together for a thicker block for more heat?
I am thinking about using two stones for two pizzas.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:30 PM   #9
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I use 2 stones for 1 pizza.

1 on top and 1 on the bottom.

Trying to get a hot spot in the oven.

Works good for me.

I would think 2 stones would take the same time to heat up?

Good luck in your endeavor.
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I use 2 stones for 1 pizza.

1 on top and 1 on the bottom.

Trying to get a hot spot in the oven.

Works good for me.

I would think 2 stones would take the same time to heat up?

Good luck in your endeavor.
I moved my pizza stone to near the top of the oven and create a hot spot that way.
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