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Pizza stone, preheat or not?

WinoWino Posts: 69
edited 3:48AM in EggHead Forum
Doing my first pizza on the egg. Do you preheat your stone or put it on cold with the pie? Any suggestions for heat and time?[p]Ron


  • MarkMark Posts: 295

  • Wino,
    I would preheat it at least 15-20 minutes. The more even the heat the better the Pizza will cook. Last week I preheated it 30 minutes and it was the best pizza cooked on the BGE. It was better then a 30 minute pre heat in the oven.[p]ENJOY

  • Wino,
    Yes, always preheat your pizza stone. See my pizza page for other hints and tips:[p]TNW

    [ul][li]The Naked Whiz's Pizza Page[/ul]
    The Naked Whiz
  • jwitheldjwitheld Posts: 284
    Definitly preheat, break that thing before you put your pie on it.
    ive replaced my stone from dillards 4 times already. seems the brand they carry will break if its cold, hot or anything else.

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,812
    jwitheld, 4 times??? then why keep buying an inferior stone? The BGE stone is made from the same ceramic as the BGE itself.

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