Using a pizza stone is a great way to give your pizza that special rustic flavor and texture you love. A pizza stone made of soapstone offers you three important features: better thermal qualities, durability, and non-porous baking surface. In addition, soapstone looks great and makes a very appetizing appearance.
Another important advantage of a soapstone pizza stone is that it cuts your baking time approximately in half. It also gives your pizza that nice golden brown appearance and a crispier consistency. With a soapstone pizza stone there is no more soggy, sagging pizza crust unable to hold your favorite pizza creations. Also, the natural thermal properties of soapstone means your pizza, will hold its temperature for a longer period of time outside the oven or off the grill.
3 Tips for Choosing Your Pizza Stone
1. Consider Sizes: Measure you oven and your grill. Consider the sizes available in soapstone pizza stones. Standard sizes you can purchase are 14”, 16” and 18” sizes. Additionally, consider the standard square soapstone pizza stones that are available in 10” x 15” x ¾ “ or custom sizes available.
2. Consider Thickness of the Soapstone: Standard ¾” thickness in all sizes is available. This thickness ensures your purchasing a robust product able to handle temperature extremes, abundant use and prevent cracking.
3. Consider Customization: Look for larger rectangle or square custom soapstone pizza stone and the thickness will increase to 1 1/8” or 1 3/16”.