All-Clad's pizza stone is a flat, cooking surface made from soapstone that is meant to distribute heat evenly to the bottom of pizzas, flatbreads and any other flat food items. The All-Clad pizza stone comes with a stainless steel insert with two side handles---this feature makes it easy to lift the stone from the oven without using a pizza paddle or similar. In order to use your All-Clad pizza stone to its potential, it is recommended that you season the stone before using. Seasoning the stone allows oils to seep into the stone which creates a perfect non-stick surface.
Things You'll Need
- Olive oil
- Pizza ingredients
Wipe the pizza stone all over the top and bottom with a generous quantity of olive oil.
Place the pizza stone in a cold oven and then turn on the oven's heat to 350 degrees, allowing the pizza stone to gradually heat up.
Bake the stone for one to two hours to allow the oil to seep into the stone. This will create the optimum cooking surface for your pizzas by preventing the pizza or other food items from sticking to the surface of the stone.
Prepare your pizza, flatbread or other food item and place it directly on the pre-seasoned cooking stone. There is no need to spray any additional non-stick sprays or apply any oils---a seasoned stone prevents sticking.
Turn on the oven to the required temperature depending on the pizza box directions, or the recipe instructions. Place the pizza stone into the oven immediately. You should always put your stone into a cold oven because this allows the stone to heat up gradually and helps create even heat distribution.
Bake the item for the required amount of time and when it is cooked, lift the stone from the oven using a pair of oven mitts. The pizza or flatbread should slide right off the stone because of its pre-seasoned surface.
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