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Very good tip to clean a pizza stone
« on: October 31, 2017, 07:27:27 PM »
I make a lot of pizza and use my pizza stone.  Because I store it on the bottom rack of my oven - its become quite stained and nasty. 

I read on-line to clean by putting it in your oven and using the self cleaning setting.  I tried it and fully expected to buy a new stone.     IT CAME OUT PERFECT.  IT LOOKS LIKE NEW

I could not believe it and had to share !

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Re: Very good tip to clean a pizza stone
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 01:45:49 AM »
I'm going to have to try that!

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Re: Very good tip to clean a pizza stone
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 12:07:01 PM »
I make a lot of pizza and use my pizza stone.  Because I store it on the bottom rack of my oven - its become quite stained and nasty. 

I read on-line to clean by putting it in your oven and using the self cleaning setting.  I tried it and fully expected to buy a new stone.     IT CAME OUT PERFECT.  IT LOOKS LIKE NEW

I could not believe it and had to share !

I'm not saying that I haven't done this, buuuuut... 

- Make sure that there's no soap or rinse aid in the dishwasher before you run it, because stones are porous and you don't want soapy pizza the next time you use it
- Use a quick wash setting if you have one, so it's in the dishwasher for as little time as possible.
- Stones are usually safe until about 450*, so there's the possibility of breakage if your dishwasher is hotter than that.
- It will probably void the warranty, so maybe don't mention it if it breaks and you try to call customer service for a replacement... ;)

I usually just use a baking soda paste to remove any lasting oil/grease every once in a while, and that helps immensely.

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Re: Very good tip to clean a pizza stone
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 12:08:35 PM »
I make a lot of pizza and use my pizza stone.  Because I store it on the bottom rack of my oven - its become quite stained and nasty. 

I read on-line to clean by putting it in your oven and using the self cleaning setting.  I tried it and fully expected to buy a new stone.     IT CAME OUT PERFECT.  IT LOOKS LIKE NEW

I could not believe it and had to share !

I'm not saying that I haven't done this, buuuuut... 

- Make sure that there's no soap or rinse aid in the dishwasher before you run it, because stones are porous and you don't want soapy pizza the next time you use it
- Use a quick wash setting if you have one, so it's in the dishwasher for as little time as possible.
- Stones are usually safe until about 450*, so there's the possibility of breakage if your dishwasher is hotter than that.
- It will probably void the warranty, so maybe don't mention it if it breaks and you try to call customer service for a replacement... ;)

I usually just use a baking soda paste to remove any lasting oil/grease every once in a while, and that helps immensely.

The OP is talking about putting it in the oven, not the dishwasher.

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Re: Very good tip to clean a pizza stone
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 12:10:36 PM »
I make a lot of pizza and use my pizza stone.  Because I store it on the bottom rack of my oven - its become quite stained and nasty. 

I read on-line to clean by putting it in your oven and using the self cleaning setting.  I tried it and fully expected to buy a new stone.     IT CAME OUT PERFECT.  IT LOOKS LIKE NEW

I could not believe it and had to share !

I'm not saying that I haven't done this, buuuuut... 

- Make sure that there's no soap or rinse aid in the dishwasher before you run it, because stones are porous and you don't want soapy pizza the next time you use it
- Use a quick wash setting if you have one, so it's in the dishwasher for as little time as possible.
- Stones are usually safe until about 450*, so there's the possibility of breakage if your dishwasher is hotter than that.
- It will probably void the warranty, so maybe don't mention it if it breaks and you try to call customer service for a replacement... ;)

I usually just use a baking soda paste to remove any lasting oil/grease every once in a while, and that helps immensely.

The OP is talking about putting it in the oven, not the dishwasher.

And I go to the eye doctor next week.  ;) Sorry about that!

Ignore everything except the part about the temperature... I know that my oven gets super-hot on the self-cleaning cycle, so it could be more than the stone can handle.

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Re: Very good tip to clean a pizza stone
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 12:18:15 PM »
DH & I went the Alton Brown route for our pizza stone - buy a marble flooring tile from the hardware store. Under $5 (US), works like a charm, and if it breaks, no biggie. We really don't worry about stains on it, either - just anything that might have spilled on it. Which is just as well, as our lousy oven doesn't have  self-cleaning option. :-)
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Re: Very good tip to clean a pizza stone
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 12:21:32 PM »

Ignore everything except the part about the temperature... I know that my oven gets super-hot on the self-cleaning cycle, so it could be more than the stone can handle.

That would definitely be something to be concerned about!  Some of the Pampered Chef baking stones are only heat resistant up to  450F.  I'm sure the self-cleaning cycles are hotter than that.

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Re: Very good tip to clean a pizza stone
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2017, 01:11:32 PM »
True  about the temp - mine is from Williams Sonoma and can stand up to 550. 

Dishwasher is a no no.  ( Ask me how I know )

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Re: Very good tip to clean a pizza stone
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2017, 01:35:25 PM »
I have several Pampered Chef stoneware items, including a pizza stone. I remember being told by the consultants that the darker and smoother they are by being used, the better they are. I keep my pizza stone on the bottom rack of my oven all the time - it's supposed to help retain and regulate the heat. It's also a very dark brown at this point.

However, sounds like the OP has found a easy-peasy solution to keeping the stone looking brand new (and, probably more important - clean). So that's good, too!

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Re: Very good tip to clean a pizza stone
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2017, 01:43:49 PM »
I tried leaving my pizza stone in the oven all of the time, and it disintegrated.

Now when I  make pizza I put the dough in the pans and bake it halfway.  Then I add the toppings, and slip the pizzas directly onto the oven racks for the second half of the baking.  Works great.

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Re: Very good tip to clean a pizza stone
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2017, 06:43:55 PM »
I have several of the bart pans from Pampered Chef - and these are a wonderful dark brown and very seasoned.  my pizza stone ( Williams Sonoma ) just looked really ugly - plus it had some burnt on area and was blotchy. 

I kept hoping it would season, but I could not stand it anymore.