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Double Stone layout

GJGJ Posts: 45
edited 8:18PM in EggHead Forum
I have been reading about using two stones for pizza and I was wondering if I could use one BGE stone and I pampered chef (PC) stone on top. I was thinking that at BGE stone would take the high heat right over the fire and the PC stone would not be subject to as high heat and therefore less likely to crack.[p]Is this a good idea or should I toss the PC stone? [p]GJ

Comments

  • KennyGKennyG Posts: 949
    GJ,[p]This certainly sounds good in theory and I'll bet it will work for you if you already have the PC stone. A Pampered Chef was among several lesser stones I went through before the BGE folks started producing one that could stand the heat. Sitting right on the cooking grid and over the coals, my former PC stone exploded right in the middle of a 550* pizza cook (Murphy's law) on only it's third use. I do remember some heavy duty flames beating on it just prior.[p]
    K~G

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    GJ,[p]Like KennyG, I exploded a bunch of stones learning pizza (including a couple of PCs) prior to the BGE stone.[p]I use and prefer cooking pizza on a clay stone set on the BGE stone. Clay stones are much smoother to start with and do get smoother as they age, when compared to the BGE stone. I can insert and remove the pies with only a slight jerk on the pizza peel. This is a one handed operation - the other hand is holding the lid just open enough to allow the access of the peel.[p]I encourage you to try the setup as you logic is solid. If you are hesitant about using the PC stone, use it for indirect cooking and get another clay stone for pizza (and bread). Look for one that is rated by the manufacturer to 450°F or better. Sometimes you have to open the box to get to this important information.[p]Spin

  • GaDawgGaDawg Posts: 178
    GJ,
    As I posted below in reply to sprinter, the PC stone
    would make a good clay pigeon. After mine shattered a friend
    of my wife who sells PC stuff offered to get me a replacement. I declined. I do have a heavy rectangular
    stone that I think is "Pizza Gourmet" or something. I use
    that on top of the table setter and below the BGE stone
    (Spin's advice I think), and that's has been a very good setup.[p]Chuck

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