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Pizza Stone Heresy?

So im cooking up some costco pizza's for saturday(16") and my pizza stone is 14.5".  So ive been calling around and the only "stone" i can get isnt even a stone.  Im wondering if there is a difference in taste and crispness on using a different type of "stone"  here's a link to what i can get

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?sku=40346656&

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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,518
    This looks similar to the baking steel everyone bought recently. Haven't heard any complaints. Should be fine.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 627
    If it is oven safe to 500 you are probably going to get to find out what happens above 500...
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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,719
    i never cook pizzas above 450, so thats not an issue for me.  Im more concerned about the crust then anything else.
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  • http://www.amazon.com/Old-Stone-4461-16-Inch-Oven/dp/B0000E19MW

    You can have it overnight if you're willing to pay

    I don't know about the taste of cooking on a steel pan versus the stone but I do know Calphalon makes a great product
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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,719
    http://www.amazon.com/Old-Stone-4461-16-Inch-Oven/dp/B0000E19MW

    You can have it overnight if you're willing to pay

    I don't know about the taste of cooking on a steel pan versus the stone but I do know Calphalon makes a great product
    I looked into that first.  Its $39 just for shipping..cost more then the stone.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,817
    I would think it might change the texture of the crust a little because that pan isn't going to retain heat like a stone or the baking steel.  It has holes in it so it should allow the crust to "breath" and this should help.  I recall people using something like this in the past and they had good results.  I don't recall if they used this over a stone (sort of like a pizza screen) or by itself.  

    For $19 I would say it is worth a try if you can't find a stone.  Might be handy for cooking other stuff like shrimp, veggies, fish.  



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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,193
    I only offer this because some like to cook so hot, or as we all do accidentally get really hot.  I know this because I own macaws.  Teflon gassifies at high temp and make noxious (deadly to parrots) fumes.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,719
    I bought it. So we'll see how it cooks up. Found it at target for $12
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  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 5,115

    I only offer this because some like to cool so hot, or as we all do accidentally get really hot.  I know this because I own macaws.  Teflon gassifies at high temp and make noxious (deadly to parrots) fumes.

    I won't ask how you know that.

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    I have been cooking with a $14 stone from Bed Bath and Beyond for almost 2 years.  Works fine for me.
    Cookin in Texas
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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,719
    boatbum said:
    I have been cooking with a $14 stone from Bed Bath and Beyond for almost 2 years.  Works fine for me.
    What type? and size ?
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    will ask the wife, not sure the packaging.  probably 14-16 inches, nothing special just their generic pizza stone.

    Have had it hot - 600, normally cook around 475 -500 - no problems with it.   When I bought the Egg, the salesperson made an impassioned plea that I needed a "special" pizza stone.  The less expensive one has worked for me.

     

    Cookin in Texas
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  • sticks88sticks88 Posts: 94
    The pizza stone for the XL is  99 bucks up here.It'll have to wait a while.

    XL BGE and Pellet smoker

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  • jeroldharterjeroldharter Posts: 444
    Hi54putty said:
    This looks similar to the baking steel everyone bought recently. Haven't heard any complaints. Should be fine.
    That is nothing like a pizza steel. It is more like a perforated cookie sheet. The pizza steel is more like a Panzer.
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