Hair-loss products, weight-loss products, printers, home gym equipment, ‘miracle’ skin care products… there’s an endless list of items that are supposed to work, but rarely, or never, do. Printers are on that list, not because they don’t work, but because they’re notorious for having problems and causing us headaches when trying to fix them. Darn you, printer.
It’s only natural, then, to be sceptical and cautious when you hear about a ‘must-have’ product that will ‘revolutionise’ whatever thing it is that you’re doing. In fact, it’s much better to be sceptical than it is to be hopeful when it comes to advertising like that.
But when talking about pizza stones, there’s nothing ‘miraculous’ or ‘revolutionary’ about them; they’ve been used for hundreds of years, and there’s clear science behind how they work.
Let’s get discuss everything you need to know about pizza stones and how they work, thanks to the pizza gurus at the Wood Fired Co.
What is a pizza stone?
A pizza stone is a large plate made of stone, ceramic, or other similar materials, that goes in your pizza oven chamber before you’re ready to cook. You place your pizzas onto the pizza stone, in order to get a nice, even and fully-cooked pizza base. Without a pizza stone, achieving a fully-cooked pizza base is near impossible. Here’s why:
How do they work?
Pizza stones act as a main point of heat transfer, so that it targets the bottom of your pizza and not just the top. There are two main uses of a pizza stone:
1) to distribute the heat evenly so that both surfaces are cooked properly, without having to flip pizza (which would be impossible), and
2) to extract the right amount of moisture so that your pizza is crispy and delicious every time.
What happens when you make a pizza without using a pizza stone?
Without a pizza stone, your pizza’s underside can’t cook properly or evenly, and the excess moisture won’t be extracted from it. You can take a good guess at what this leaves you with: yep, an undercooked, soggy pizza base. And nobody has time for that!
How to use a pizza stone
Using a pizza stone couldn’t be easier. Once your pizza oven has reached its optimal cooking temperature, place your pizza stone in the oven to preheat it for about 10-30 minutes, depending on the material of pizza stone you’re using. Once the stone is nice and hot, your pizza is ready to go in.
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