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Porcelain composite grilling stone OK for pizza?

flyboy320flyboy320 Posts: 17
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
The Home Depot down the road carries this type of pizza stone. I don't know the first thing about them, but is this material OK for a pizza stone (I thought they had to be ceramic)?

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/deluxe-composite-pizza-and-grill-stone/916308
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  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    It's says it's for pizza so yes, give it a try. If you have any issues you can always take it back to HD.
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  • flyboy320flyboy320 Posts: 17
    I may just do that. There is another stone available (much more expensive) from this store;

    http://www.goldaskitchen.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=3540&step=4&AffNo=84702436

    I guess I would have to look at them both, but my guess would be you would want the more porous material (looks like the HD brand might be a smooth/sealed ceramic)?
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,777
    Some composites are used in firing pieces in kilns around 2200+F. You can always take it back if it does not work as just mentioned. After all it is "Made in China".
    Pampered Chef has a pizza stone that does not hold up to the high heat of the BGE and yet it is a pizza stone. There have been many mentions of them breaking over the years on this forum.

    If you have a pottery/kiln supply place near you, Their round cordierite stones are usually used around 2250-2350F and work rather nice for pizzas.

    Axner is about an hour from me and has good customer service if you want something shipped.

    http://www.axner.com/refractories-and-firing.aspx
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  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    BGE Stone & Pampered Chief (thinner)

    pizzastones2.jpg

    BGE stone was around $40 a few yrs ago here in KS.
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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    Kiln shelving does work well. They come in round, square, octagon shapes. I like the octagon as it allows air flow - and the octagon is what I had on hand. If I had to buy I probably would have looked for a round.

     
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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    A little concern about the start cold disclaimer. HD will stand behind their products. Keep in mind those wire handles will be hot.

    I think it was Walmart that had a 3/4" to 1" thick pizza stone. It also had some formed in ribbing for extra stability.

    Go read Rickard FL's post below.

     
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  • flyboy320flyboy320 Posts: 17
    There is a kiln place not to far from me. If I call them up or drop by, what material is it that I should ask for?
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,777
    Check my link to Axner above.
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,303
    Composite ....Country of origin ...China ....Enough said.
    BTW welcome to the forum
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • walruseggerwalrusegger Posts: 313
    Pretty much any type of stone or other material designed for pizza will work and stand up to the heat if you let it warm and cool slowly. Contrary to popular belief, I have a Pampered Chef stone that I've used for over a year now and done many za's on and it has held up just fine and is way thinner than the BGE version.

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    I also have this metal one I got on the clearance rack at William Sonoma for about $20

    za3.jpg

    I've configured a way to do two at a time...
    za.jpg
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  • N.E. EggerN.E. Egger Posts: 39
    I have been looking into getting one from this company.
    http://www.bakingstone.com/grilling.php
    Glenn
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  • flyboy320flyboy320 Posts: 17
    Just wanted to thank everyone here for their great suggestions :)

    I went with Richard Fl idea of getting a cordorite shelf from a kiln store. If you hadn't mentioned that, I would have had no idea such a thing exists! When I went in to buy it the owner said he knew exactly what I was after (I mentioned it was for a pizza stone), since many restaurants buy the shelves from him for cooking their pizzas on.
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