Looking for a way to get restaurant-quality pizza at home? A pizza stone is the key to the crispy crust, melted cheese, and cooked-to-perfection pizza you crave. Even if you don’t have a pizza oven that can reach scorching temperatures, learning how to use a pizza stone can help you achieve the same results.
In this article, we’ll share all the tips and tricks on how to use a pizza stones. We’ll show you how to use one in a regular kitchen oven and an outdoor pizza oven.
What Is A Pizza Stone
A pizza stone is a flat slab made of ceramic or stone which holds the pizza. It works by absorbing all the heat of the oven and holding onto it. The key is that the pizza stone directly transfers intense heat to the uncooked pizza dough, mimicking a pizza oven.
In general, pizza stones are a subset of ‘baking stones.’ Usually, pizza stones will be round, whereas baking stones are rectangular. Pizza stones also vary in thickness, and generally thicker ones are better. However, thicker ones also are more expensive and take longer to heat up.
Pizza stones also work better than regular metal baking pans because of their porousness. The cracks and crevices in the rock allow steam and moisture to escape. This results in a crispier, drier crust.
Using One In Your Kitchen Oven
Using a pizza stone is relatively easy in a kitchen oven. Here are the steps.
- Place the pizza stone in a cold oven.
- Preheat the oven to 260°C with the pizza stone inside.
- Once the oven is preheated, the stone is also ready to go.
- Transfer the pizza onto the stone.
- Cook the pizza until the cheese is bubbly.
- Remove the pizza, then the stone.
- Don’t wash the pizza stone. Instead, use a brush to wipe off debris.
How To Use A Pizza Stone In An Outdoor Pizza Oven
Using a pizza oven will result in a smokier, crispier pizza that tastes more gourmet. Using wood or charcoal helps to give it this smokey taste. For your next alfresco dinner, why not try out Goldline’s Pizza Oven?
It comes with a complimentary pizza stone, so you won’t have to worry about purchasing one separately. To use the stone pizza plate, you’ll need to heat it with the oven. You can use charcoal in the provided drawer or wood to start the fire. Then, you’ll want to heat up the oven with the stone inside until it reaches about 270°C.
There is an integrated thermometer on the Pizza Oven to take the guesswork out of finding the right temperature. Once the pizza oven is hot, slide the pizza onto the pizza stone. Then, cook it for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.
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We hope that this article inspires you to start making restaurant-style pizzas at home. Take advantage of the current sale on Goldline’s luxury pizza oven. Buy one today and transform your outdoor kitchen and cooking.