Put your pizza stone in the oven when you turn it on. This avoids a thermal shock to the stone and allows it to heat up slowly: the clay has time to expand improving cooking. Make sure all your pizza ingredients are to hand. Once the stone is hot (a minimum of 15 minutes) use Cookspace Oven Gloves to remove. Place your ingredients and put back into the oven: the base of the dough will instantly start cooking on the hot stone. Typical cooking times are 15-30 minutes depending on the thickness of your pizza. Enjoy you delicious stone baked pizza!
To clean, wait until the pizza stone is cool, remove food residue by scraping it off with a plastic spatula and wipe with a damp cloth. That’s all there is to it!
Never submerge your pizza stone in water: if it does not dry properly the material may tear during the next baking session. Just wipe over with a damp cloth and allow to fully dry before re-use.
Do not use detergent or chemicals as these would be deposited in the stone and affect the flavour of your pizza.
Dust the surface of the pizza with a fine layer of cornmeal, polenta or semolina before use: this prevents sticking
The Vintage Gourmet Pizza Stone improves with use! Over time it will absorb cooking oils from the pizzas. This darkens the stone, improving it’s cooking qualities.