13 inch Pizza Stone + cutter set £3.99 @ Home Bargains
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13 inch Pizza Stone + cutter set £3.99 @ Home Bargains

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Found 15th Sep 2013
Paid £12.00 for one of these a few months ago...£3.99 at local home bargains. Goes well on a kettle BBQ as well as oven.

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Got one a few weeks ago, works great.

just grabbed one - thsnks OP

is this instore?

What if you've got a 14" one? Don't say buy a video camera smart alecs!

Also great for cooking flat bread on

Is it Australian - looking at the picture?

They work really well, I bought two online from John Lewis I think they were about £12 each!

Mr C

Is it Australian - looking at the picture?

Yeah! This guy could use it to cook his one.

youtube.com/wat…0Bk

Original Poster

Sorry about the picture ....yes in store ..think the relevance of 13 inches is that it fits a standard oven...and yes I need to get a life / girlfriend etc...

Just make sure you clean it, I let oil build up on mine and it cracked. No fault of the product, just the user!

Banned

tek-monkey

Just make sure you clean it, I let oil build up on mine and it cracked. … Just make sure you clean it, I let oil build up on mine and it cracked. No fault of the product, just the user!


same thing happened to my ex-girlfriend

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Editor

Purely going with the picture here........Is this for a Pizza or a Ԁızzɐ?

This must be instore only as online link doesn't feature a pizza stone.

Do you reckon you could cook steak on it like on lava rock? They cost about £50 each...£13 sounds much better if it works?

Got one, thanks OP!

I use a marble tile from b&q...

douglas13

same thing happened to my ex-girlfriend



This is the weirdest thing i've seen on HUKD.

i find they make the base soggy and prefer the pizza cooked on a rack.

I use a marble tile from b&q...

****, I just bought one of these yesterday for £9.99

thepupil

This is the weirdest thing i've seen on HUKD.



I think it would be weirder if the person in that pic had melted cheese and various toppings on their torso. If someone has that pic please post it.

kramer2088

i find they make the base soggy and prefer the pizza cooked on a rack.



Put the stone in the oven first to make it HOT. You welcome.

landwomble

I use a marble tile from b&q...



Hmmm... Wouldn't this crack, it'll have to be a certain grade of material??

I had a pizza stone, burned pizza once and ever since then every pizza had burnt taste and mark on base

Few tips for these:

- put them in the oven to preheat at the highest heat for at least 45 minutes before use.
- don't put the cold stone into a hot oven as it can break. Always put the stone in the oven before you turn the oven on so it comes up to temperature with the oven.
- avoid washing them, they should only be scraped. If you do wash them, NEVER use anything but water as the stone will soak up any washing up liquid etc.
- don't drop any liquids on this while hot as it is likely to crack. For this reason, it probably isnt a good idea to cook steak or other 'wet' items on it.
- to get the pizza on the stone, it is usually easier to make up the pizza on a make shift peel (cut up the box the stone comes in and use the shiny side). Take the hot stone out of the oven and place on its wire rack then slide the pizza onto the stone before returning to the oven. You will probably need to turn the stone once while it is in the oven for an even bake but dont open the oven otherwise.
- if you really want to improve your pizza, develop a sour dough culture to use then follow a cold-rise recipe (proofs in the fridge for 24 hours+).

Using this method, the pizza cooks in a around 7 minutes max and will be far better than anything you can find in any of the chains.
Edited by: "Rimmer101" 16th Sep 2013

Marble isn't great because it isn't porous. You want something which is going to suck the moisture out of the pizza base. If you want the DIY route, unglazed terracotta tiles are supposed to be ok.

To make the best pizzas at home use an iron pan.

Heat pan on cooker. Remove pan from heat source. Coat pan w/ oil prevent base sticking plus helps in crisping. Then add pizza base plus toppings to pan - less topping the better it cooks. During this prep time base is being crisped & cooked. Then once prepped place pan into hot oven until pizza fully cooked.


Edited by: "wendy07" 16th Sep 2013

I use one of these for baking bread, gives a wonderful result. Check out artisanbreadinfive.com/ for the lazy way to make bread (no kneading, make one big batch of dough and use it for two weeks, genius!)

Rimmer101

Few tips for these: - put them in the oven to preheat at the highest heat … Few tips for these: - put them in the oven to preheat at the highest heat for at least 45 minutes before use. - don't put the cold stone into a hot oven as it can break. Always put the stone in the oven before you turn the oven on so it comes up to temperature with the oven.- avoid washing them, they should only be scraped. If you do wash them, NEVER use anything but water as the stone will soak up any washing up liquid etc.- don't drop any liquids on this while hot as it is likely to crack. For this reason, it probably isnt a good idea to cook steak or other 'wet' items on it.- to get the pizza on the stone, it is usually easier to make up the pizza on a make shift peel (cut up the box the stone comes in and use the shiny side). Take the hot stone out of the oven and place on its wire rack then slide the pizza onto the stone before returning to the oven. You will probably need to turn the stone once while it is in the oven for an even bake but dont open the oven otherwise. - if you really want to improve your pizza, develop a sour dough culture to use then follow a cold-rise recipe (proofs in the fridge for 24 hours+). Using this method, the pizza cooks in a around 7 minutes max and will be far better than anything you can find in any of the chains.

45 minutes? My appetite would never last til then. I'd have popped down to Dominos by the 30 minute point!

Will these be in every store? Not somewhere I would go normally but I've been on the look out for a cheap pizza stone.

tek-monkey

Just make sure you clean it, I let oil build up on mine and it cracked. … Just make sure you clean it, I let oil build up on mine and it cracked. No fault of the product, just the user!



Only wipe them clean, never wash them like you would dishes. Unless you enjoy pizza tasting like dirty dishwater that it.


kramer2088

i find they make the base soggy and prefer the pizza cooked on a rack.



You need to heat them up in the oven before using. The point of using pizza stones is that they cook and crisp the base much faster (without burning them) so that you get a properly cooked base without needing to overcook the toppings.

Used properly a pizza stone makes pizzas so much nicer tasting you'll wonder why it's taken you so long to discover them.

They're also great for naan bread.

I wont cook a pizza without a stone unless I really have to, it does make a lot of difference. But yeah, you gotta heat the stone first.

This might sound like a silly question, but I thought its worth asking.

We have an old rayburn (which has a oven section) next to the real oven, can I preheat the stone in there then transfer it into the oven or would going from hot to cold to cooking temp cause issues.

Great find OP.

I had one (two) some time back and they make such a difference. To reiterate. and clarify what others have said:
1. MUST heat it up before use
- failure will cause soggy base and hygiene issues in future
2. NEVER cook anything liquidy/sticky on it
- the stone will take the liquid and cause major future hygiene issues and most likely make food stick
3. NEVER wash it
- if you feel the need only use clean water nothing more as again the stone will take the moisture and cause future hygiene issues

As a result of the above you can deduce that it is only really suitable for bread items and certainly not to be a substitute for lava rock as the raw meat will soak in and bacteria will remain forever :-S

Sorry to sound like granny but I dont want loads of ill hukders!

but bear in mind clean water will soak up with what it mixes with so just a brush off is best.

thepupil

This is the weirdest thing i've seen on HUKD.



Really??

http://images.sodahead.com/polls/000158797/polls_wierd_4529_584524_answer_2_xlarge.jpeg

Is there any benefit to cooking frozen pizzas on a stone or is it just for fresh pizza?

dona3853

Is there any benefit to cooking frozen pizzas on a stone or is it just … Is there any benefit to cooking frozen pizzas on a stone or is it just for fresh pizza?



I found it was better for most but some are just beyond eating anyway lol. Most times mine were home made.

fancy pizza now and home bargains is miles away.

Nerak80

Great find OP.I had one (two) some time back and they make such a … Great find OP.I had one (two) some time back and they make such a difference. To reiterate. and clarify what others have said:1. MUST heat it up before use - failure will cause soggy base and hygiene issues in future2. NEVER cook anything liquidy/sticky on it - the stone will take the liquid and cause major future hygiene issues and most likely make food stick3. NEVER wash it - if you feel the need only use clean water nothing more as again the stone will take the moisture and cause future hygiene issuesAs a result of the above you can deduce that it is only really suitable for bread items and certainly not to be a substitute for lava rock as the raw meat will soak in and bacteria will remain forever :-SSorry to sound like granny but I dont want loads of ill hukders!



Something else to add that I don't understand.....

The stone comes with a cutter, fair enough they are useful. It also comes with a serving handle type contraption, so that you can put the pizza onto the table still on the stone to keep it warm - all good so far. However this makes you think that cutting the pizza on the stone is OK, but some pizzas are very oily (pepperoni especially) so this should be avoided. I just cut it on a plate instead and serve it that way.

fishmaster

I think it would be weirder if the person in that pic had melted cheese … I think it would be weirder if the person in that pic had melted cheese and various toppings on their torso. If someone has that pic please post it.



Just watch Stars Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Jabba the Hut pretty much fits that criteria.

None in Consett HB - yet,

dona3853

Is there any benefit to cooking frozen pizzas on a stone or is it just … Is there any benefit to cooking frozen pizzas on a stone or is it just for fresh pizza?



You get a much crispier base.

Also helps with some of the questionable "rise from frozen" pizzas where the toppings starting burning before the dough is fully cooked.
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