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Cleaning baking stone

First time using baking stone.  How should I clean it afterwards?


  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,667
    Why clean it...use a plastic scraper and wipe with a damp rag.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    The more you use it, the darker and more non stick it will become. I season a new stone by baking a few batches of biscuits or crescent rolls (Pillsbury). The high fat content helps to season the stone. I never clean it, just wipe off excess oil while its hot using a paper towel.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • njlnjl Posts: 826
    You really shouldn't have to clean it. 

    Do not use soap if you do clean it.
  • GBCGBC Posts: 58
    I just cooked on it for the first time.  Afterwards I flipped it and cranked the heat up between 600 & 700.  Going to check it in a few minutes and hope all the sauce has been burnt off.  
  • I scraped off crusty cheese and sauce remnants from my pizza stone today with a razor scraper, but I wouldn't worry about cleaning it.
    Atlanta suburbs
    Large & Mini owner
    UGA Alum - Go Dawgs!
  • The only time I "clean" it is when I use it as a heat deflector and it gets drippings on it. Then I just flip it and crank the heat. Otherwise, it's all good.
    "Take yourself lightly, but what you do seriously." - M. Martin XL BGE - Johnston, IA
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,984
    I just use hot water and a razor blade when the gunk builds up. I treat it like CI and don't want to take the seasoning out with soap


    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • RaymontRaymont Posts: 367
    You can put it (and platesetter) in the oven on a self clean cycle. Works great.

    Small & Large BGE

    Nashville, TN

  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 2,078
    Putty knife and wire brush as needed to remove gunk or build up. Heat her up and go for it.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,357
    The first pizza I made on a peel (metal) I didn't know what I was doing; when I "snapped" the pie onto the stone the sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms and cheese all transferred perfectly.  The dough was still stuck to the peel.   @-)
    I had to just turn the oven off at go out for dinner at that point.  Everything was so burned on I actually used my belt sander to clean everything off.  
    But, now, just a scraper and a damp cloth, no soap.  
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,667
    I know our PC stones only require a plastic scraper and wet/damp towel...they are slick. We don't use them on the egg though.. I'd like to stay married.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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