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Old 05-20-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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Oven stones for pizza

Can I use 12X12 by prox1/2 thick polished marble tiles for making my own set of stones to place on my oven rack for bread or pizza

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Old 05-20-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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Pizza stones are usually unglazed so the porous stone can draw moisture out of the crust. Glazed marble may not yield the expected result. Also, marble is more fragile than other tile material and may break from the expansion and contraction resulting for heating and cooling.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:17 PM   #3
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I will examine the un shny side of the marble tile-- I still in the final decision may go for pizza stones-- It will be about 62 dollars for the 2 stones from amazon including shipping compared to the total of 16 dollars for the 3 tiles I would need.

This is the amazon stone

Amazon.com: Pizzacraft PC0100 15" Square Cordierite Baking/Pizza Stone: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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I will examine the un shny side of the marble tile-- I still in the final decision may go for pizza stones-- It will be about 62 dollars for the 2 stones from amazon including shipping compared to the total of 16 dollars for the 3 tiles I would need.

This is the amazon stone

Amazon.com: Pizzacraft PC0100 15" Square Cordierite Baking/Pizza Stone: Patio, Lawn & Garden
I bought a 16" round cordierite stone at Sur La Table to avoid shipping charges. Works great!

Why are you buying two stones? Are you planning to cook the pizza between the two?

I saw an episode of ATK where they put the pizza stone on the shelf near the very top of the oven so the oven ceiling would reflect the heat and cook the top faster. I've tried it and it works well. It could save you the price of one stone.
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Andy, I have a 15 Inch round stone. I was going to use the 3 ceramic tiles and/or the 2 pizza stones so I could cut them to exactly fit the size od my oven rack which is 15 X 21.
I have never used my round pizza stone. I felt that getting a pizza from a peel to center on the round stone was not possible sooo I got the idea of cutting tiles or other stones to cover the entire shelf
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Andy, I have a 15 Inch round stone. I was going to use the 3 ceramic tiles and/or the 2 pizza stones so I could cut them to exactly fit the size od my oven rack which is 15 X 21.
I have never used my round pizza stone. I felt that getting a pizza from a peel to center on the round stone was not possible sooo I got the idea of cutting tiles or other stones to cover the entire shelf

Good luck, I hope it works for you. I regularly manage the impossible, sliding an almost 16" round pizza onto my 16" round stone. How do I do it? Very very carefully.
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If I have to. I'll just make smaller pizzas. lol
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:47 AM   #8
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Andy, I have a 15 Inch round stone. I was going to use the 3 ceramic tiles and/or the 2 pizza stones so I could cut them to exactly fit the size od my oven rack which is 15 X 21.
I have never used my round pizza stone. I felt that getting a pizza from a peel to center on the round stone was not possible sooo I got the idea of cutting tiles or other stones to cover the entire shelf
Since most peels barely handle a 14" diameter pie a 15" stone should work. Seems most stones currently available are less thick than my 3/4" thick stone. Although preheating takes longer, a thicker stone holds more heat.
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I've had a Hearthkit for some 8 or 9 years and am quite pleased with it.
Brand New Hearthkit 3 Piece Hearth Brick Oven 20 | eBay
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-He...145aff&afsrc=1
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:56 AM   #10
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I've had a Hearthkit for some 8 or 9 years and am quite pleased with it.
Brand New Hearthkit 3 Piece Hearth Brick Oven 20 | eBay
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Brand New Hearthkit 3 Piece Hearth Brick Oven 20 | eBay
Now that is very interesting. Thanks
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