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Baking steel or not to baking steel

I've been talking with Andris about cutting me a round steel..I'm just not sure if I should get it or not. Please provide me with pros and cons and pics to back up the pros...I'm on the fence. I don't make many pizzas...so thoughts?
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  • biznorkbiznork Posts: 110
    It seems like there was a bunch of excitement here about them and then nobody really talked about them after they got delivered. Weird.
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  • yumdingeryumdinger Posts: 183
    I love mine, made the best pizza I have ever made.  Tonight I did burgers an onions on it, fantastic.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,138
    I haven't used mine yet...but seeing it used as a flat top is pretty awesome! It makes me more excited to use it. I'm hoping to make some pies this weekend.


    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Pizzas turned out great on mine hope to use it as a griddle sometime soon.
    Lynnwood WA
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  • BustersdadBustersdad Posts: 211
    Made pizzas with mine this past weekend...they were great
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  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 5,115
    I haven't scheduled a pizza night so it hasn't been used yet.  Like cazzy, seeing it used like a flat top is interesting and I can't think of a better way to season it like cooking burgers and grilled onions.  Thanks for the idea @Mighty_Quinn !

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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,719
    Ok...so pizza was mentioned a lot.
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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    I haven't scheduled a pizza night so it hasn't been used yet.  Like cazzy, seeing it used like a flat top is interesting and I can't think of a better way to season it like cooking burgers and grilled onions.  Thanks for the idea @Mighty_Quinn !

    :-c Here you go OP image image
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    I've never understood the hype.  I just use a CI comal to achieve the same thing.
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    Just west of Austintatious

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  • dpittarddpittard Posts: 126
    I feel the same way as VI. I don't know that the steel would offer something to me that my cast iron stuff and a pizza stone can't already do, especially to justify the cost.

    Just my $.02

    LBGE with a massive wish list
    Athens, Ga.
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,394
    Not many pizzas, a lodge cast iron can get you skillet burgers and anything else you can cook on the steel more than likely.
    Seattle, WA
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,468
    dpittard said:
    I feel the same way as VI. I don't know that the steel would offer something to me that my cast iron stuff and a pizza stone can't already do, especially to justify the cost. Just my $.02
    For me, I did consider the cost but when pricing out the same-sized stone and cast iron with the same level of quality it was cheaper to get the Baking Steel. 
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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,719
    I already have ci and pizza stone. I'm glad I asked you peeps. It doesn't look like it will add much to my cooks
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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    I just wanted a 21 inch steel frisbee :-)
    Lynnwood WA
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 682
    dpittard said:
    I feel the same way as VI. I don't know that the steel would offer something to me that my cast iron stuff and a pizza stone can't already do, especially to justify the cost. Just my $.02
    For me, I did consider the cost but when pricing out the same-sized stone and cast iron with the same level of quality it was cheaper to get the Baking Steel. 
    +1

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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