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Baking Steel 'Problem' ? - (Wrong size)

Hello All, 
I jumped on the baking steel offer a week or so ago and just got a confirmation that the order had been sent. I ordered a 21" for my XL thinking that would give me the most cooking area (which should be true). My concern is that I might have limited my ability to cook above the felt line on top of my AR by getting such a large steel. Anyone have any experience using something over ~18" in diameter high in the dome? How badly did I screw up here? 

Cheers -
Finally back in the Badger State!

Middleton, WI


  • fletcherfamfletcherfam Posts: 932
    @Black_Badger, I know a number of people ordered a 21" for the XL, I don't know that you are going to have a problem, but other people who own a XL can comment better than I.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    I haven't used my xl in a couple of years but as I rember there is a ton of room around the 18" stone. If it's a problem you can get it cut at a weld shop with plasma. That would be the cheapest.


    Caledon, ON


  • QDudeQDude Posts: 666
    the standard pizza stone for the XL egg is 21 inches in diameter. So I don't think you will have any problems. I ordered a 21" for mine also.

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 1,182
    Thanks all, excited to get it and try it out. Will update with any issues and/or successes. 

    Cheers -
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
  • BjorgBjorg Posts: 241
    Using an inverted spider to cook right under the felt line would be your best bet. 

    The adjustable rig is 19.5 inches diameter for a reason.

    Quebec - Canada
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    My peel is 16' wide, so I went with the 18" for my XL.  Not going to make a pizza much more than 15" round, not matter how big the cooking surface is.
  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    I got the 21 inch
    Lynnwood WA
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    18 is what I use for raised on the xl.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    18 is what I use for raised on the xl.
    Means, I'm good then :)>-
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