A pizza stone is a great tool to
use on your grill or in the oven. It produces a home made pizza or stone
oven baked product when used. But the question is, “How do I use it?”
I must admit that I was a little unaware myself when it comes to
using the stone, so when a reader came to me and asked, I didn’t know
what to say. Well I did my research and after some trial and error, and using it myself, here's what I have found to work best.
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR USING A PIZZA STONE
- Always preheat your stone in a cold oven or on a cold grill. This
prevents the stone from cracking. In other words don’t put a cold stone
on a hot grill.
- It is best to store your pizza stone in the oven or grill. Allow it
to cool with the grill when you are done cooking on it. Leaving the
stone on the grill or in the oven will give you a stone oven cooking
effect that will produce a more even convection within the grill/oven.
However you do not have to light the burners under the stone if leaving
the stone on the grill when cooking other things or not using it.
- If/when you remove the stone from the grill, make sure to wait until it is completely cool.
- If you have to handle the stone while hot, you may need additional
protection. Oven mitts may not be enough, these stones get hot and
retain heat well!
- If you are not storing the stone where you cook, be sure to store it
somewhere where it can remain flat and will not fall. It is actually
- Make your life easy. Pair the Pizza Stone with a Pizza Peel to make
removing and placing food onto the stone easy. When putting the pizza
onto the preheated stone, first sprinkle the peel with cornmeal before
placing the dough. Then the dough will slide easily off the peel onto
- You will damage your pizza slicer or knives if cutting on the stone.
Use the pizza peel to remove the food from the stone, and cut on a