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Old 09-02-2009, 06:43 AM   #11
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Perhaps it's a regional thing? it's everywhere here in Austin

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...atalogId=10053

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Old 09-02-2009, 07:28 AM   #12
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did you get it at a garden store or a home depot type store?
I bought it at an area nursery that had a great selection of terra cotta pots and under plates. I just bought the biggest one they had. I also use broken pieces of pots to keep my brown sugar soft. I put the broken pieces through the dishwasher, then into the brown sugar.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:22 AM   #13
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It seems unglazed quarry tiles aren't as fashionable as they were just a few years ago. They are available through Home Depot's flooring dept, as a special order. There should be a sample board of some kind that you should be able to order from. I bought some last winter unglazed 6x6 on a clearance shelf at home depot. If the first person you talk to can't help ask for someone else, in my experience the people working there can have limited knowledge. Hope this helps, good luck.
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:46 AM   #14
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Or, you can avoid running all over creation and do what I did - go to a kitchenware store and buy a 15" pizza stone w/wire rack for about $20.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:05 AM   #15
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But Selkie..that would be too much like giving up at this point

I have an extra wall oven I don't use much and I want to experiment with
a layer of tiles high and low to create a type of "brick oven"

giggler..the link helps..I think I saw those at Home Depot...

katie..great ideas about using the pieces ...

I will try again today while I am out running errands...
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:33 AM   #16
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Kelly, just a reminder.. the tile in that picture is Sealed. It looks sort of orange/ yellow when sealed. I've heard strange stuff about the sealer chemical they use. So when I bought tile for our floor, I got it pre-sealed so as not to have to mess with it. The tile was also sold non-sealed for a little less per tile. For cooking, no sealer please.

They also come in octagon shape for a prettier floor!

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Old 09-02-2009, 04:15 PM   #17
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It's surprising that none of the nervous Nellies here are not concerned about the food safety of clay floor tiles, flower pots and flower pot trays.
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:13 PM   #18
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It's surprising that none of the nervous Nellies here are not concerned about the food safety of clay floor tiles, flower pots and flower pot trays.
Using a clay tile as a pizza stone, most people know to wipe it down with a damp dish cloth before using it, and requires it to be preheated - usually to a temperature between 450 to 500 degrees F. for 5-10 minutes which will kill most common food bacteria, before cooking the pizza.
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:05 PM   #19
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It's surprising that none of the nervous Nellies here are not concerned about the food safety of clay floor tiles, flower pots and flower pot trays.
It is because there is nothing unsafe about it if it is not treated. Clay, stone, and ceramic have been used in (safe) cooking for a long long time.
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:47 PM   #20
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It is because there is nothing unsafe about it if it is not treated. Clay, stone, and ceramic have been used in (safe) cooking for a long long time.

Yes, but...

Clay used in cooking vessels must be free of harmful contaminants while clay used to make flooring tiles or planter bases does not. Clays used to make non-food tiles could contain lead, other heavy metals or other harmful things. Not saying the all do, just that it's not regulated.
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