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Old 08-31-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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Using tile for pizza stone

I am on a quest to make really good pizza at home.

(I have a bread machine that I was wondering if I could use up until
a certain step???)
I have read that you can get unglazed tiles at the hardware store to use for a pizza stone but the guy today at the store said they didn't
have any.
Does anyone know exactly what type tiles I need to look for ???

I like the idea of leaving them in the oven for breads ect.

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Old 08-31-2009, 05:42 PM   #2
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I have heard them described as unglazed quarry tile.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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That's what I've been using for years and years. They work great. Check around at various hardware stores and home centers. You'll find them.
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:08 PM   #4
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I don't believe you need a hardware store, but a building supply center, such as Home Depot or Lowes. You can also try a concrete/cement mixing center. They often have a show room and carry unglazed ceramic quarry tiles for both indoor flooring and patios. So will flooring stores.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:08 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone.. I will search tomorrow.
I have a recipe for a crust I want to try.
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:39 PM   #6
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Lowes definitely has them--they are a reddish brown color, and I think I paid $10 for a box of 12. It has been a while, so they are probably more now.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:13 PM   #7
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Saltillo Tile is what it's called here in Texas. I have it on my kitchen floor.

It's much like the Terra Cotta flower pots we have.

Any "tile shop" like carpet and tile flooring will have it. Also Home depot and others.

If using for cooking, be Sure to get the raw, non- glazed tile.

It's not really a "Glaze", but a chemical sealer. You wouldn't want pre- sealed Saltillo for cooking.

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Old 09-01-2009, 06:41 PM   #8
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Today I went to Lowes and they say they have no idea what I am talking about when I asked for quarry or terricotta tiles.
When I mention "pizza" they try to send me to the cooking stores...
I called some tile stores but it was after 5 and most were closed. I have a few I will call tomorrow.

giggler.. I think I saw saltillo at Home Depot but I don't remember if they were unglazed.

Now I am totally obsessed with getting this tile and making great pizza
crust .......
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Kelly, try this. I have a huge (I think 18 inches in diameter) unglazed flower pot under dish I bought at a garden store. I use it for breads and it never occurred to me to use it for pizza. Check that out.

I've had it for years and put it through the dishwasher when it gets icky. Hope this helps. Tell Lowes to go jump in the creek.
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Kelly, try this. I have a huge (I think 18 inches in diameter) unglazed flower pot under dish I bought at a garden store. I use it for breads and it never occurred to me to use it for pizza. Check that out.

I've had it for years and put it through the dishwasher when it gets icky. Hope this helps. Tell Lowes to go jump in the creek.
did you get it at a garden store or a home depot type store?
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