Do I need a pizza stone?
If you make at home and you you use a regularly pan, your pizza may turn out mushy, gooey, and baked in all the wrong places.
I know what you’re thinking: “Not another F appliance. I already have a crock pot, an Instant Pot, a rice cooker, a toaster, toaster oven. I’m drowning in appliances.” Enter pizza stone.
The pizza stone changed my life. It’s affordable and makes pizzas crispy on the bottom. If you’ve ever made pizza at home and baked it on a regular aluminum pan, it tastes mushy and gross.
Why do I need one?
Makes the crust super crispy
Retains heat and cooks the pizza evenly
Easy to clean
This is the best way to cook pizza at home
Pizzas at home means you can pick the ingredients. This means no more crappy low quality cheese!!
How it works
Pre-heat your oven to 525 F
Place the pizza stone in there for 15-20 minutes
Slide the pizza onto the stone & cook for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese starts to caramelize
Viola- your pizza is ready —> slide the pizza off the stop to keep it from cooking longer
Get a device so you can slide your pizza onto the pizza stone (like this). Seriously. Buy this. Transporting the pizza from counter to stone has the tendency to end in disaster.
Don’t skip the preheating the stone steps. The secret to a good pizza is a hot stone!
Don’t go crazy crazy on the sauce, else your pizza might be mushy.
Also, don’t overload your pizza with toppings. It WILL get mushy
Be patient with the dough - let gravity do most of the work to make your pizza a perfect circle.
If you don’t have that pizza lifting contraption, parchment paper works.
Homemade sauce is much more delicious than store bought sauce.