Best Wirecutter Pizza Stone

A friend invited us to dinner at her apartment last week and we had the most incredible pizza. When I asked him how he had made it, he told me that he had looked for the wirecutter pizza stone, because with it the dough is much tastier and the ingredients are very well cooked.

I don’t know about you, but every time I’ve tried to make one myself, it’s disastrous. The dough is a paste and the ingredients are raw or overcooked.

I said to myself: How’s it going with a stone for the oven? I had never heard it before… But then she explained to me that, it is just such a fine and smooth piece of rock. It can be made of marble, cordierite, and even ceramic. It is placed inside the oven, on the racks, and, on top, the pizza. After a few minutes, you have a perfect and yummy dinner to share with friends and family.

The truth is that I have wanted to buy an equal and even more efficient if possible since at home we are several months. I asked him for some advice on choosing a good one and on its use and he gave me excellent tips.

Have you been looking for guidance on the matter too? Well, then I share their suggestions so that together we can go for that refractory stone! I tell you that I already have a few days looking for options in the market and I have even made a comparative list, based on their recommendations.

Top 10 Wirecutter Pizza Stone

SaleBestseller No. 1

Pizza Stone by Hans Grill Baking Stone For Pizzas use in Oven and Grill / BBQ FREE Wooden Pizza Peel Rectangular Board 15 x 12 " Inches Easy Handle Baking | Bake Grill, For Pies, Pastry Bread, Calzone

8.8 ✔

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Highlighted Features

  • ULTIMATE PIZZA STONE SET WITH FREE PEEL - Our pizza stone and wooden pizza paddle have gone through months of testing. This pizza set will last a lot longer than the cheaper aluminium metal pizza peel. The stones are 14.9 x 11.8 inches so will fit in most ovens or barbecues
  • TRY IT FOR FREE WITH OUR PROMISE - if you go ahead and buy our pizza stone today, we will send you an email with recipes and PRO tips on how to look after your new gift. If for whatever reason it doesnÕt meet your expectations go ahead and reply to that email, and we will return your money without delay!
  • PERFECT THICKNESS FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS - After months of testing, Hans Grill found that a 1.5cm thickness was the perfect balance, any thicker and you will have to wait hours for the stone to heat up, any thinner and the stone will not crisp up the base! The next question we asked ourselves was is cordierite the correct material? The answer was yes! Unlike ceramic pizza stones that are known to crack after a few uses, cordierite stones are built to outlast all others.
  • ITALIAN PIZZA IN OVEN or BBQ - Soggy bottoms are a thing of the past! This cordierite pizza stone transforms your homemade pizza into a cheesy, crusty, slice of heaven! Hans Grill oven baking stone absorbs the moisture from the dough and cooks the pizza base evenly. The result is a crispy, crusty, pizza that's BETTER than your local Italian pizzeria
  • OVEN, BBQ, GRILL OR HOB Ð These Pizza stones are made to be used just about anywhere, Will work with COAL / GAS and will fit in most ovens and many barbecue brands such as charbroil, Weber, Landmann, Rockwell, Cadac and Outback, BBQÕs

Editorial Scoring Index

  • Value For Money: 88 /100
  • Tech Support: 92 /100
  • Easy To Use: 83 /100
  • Durability: 92 /100
SaleBestseller No. 2

Nordic Ware, Tan Pizza Stone Set

9.9 ✔

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Highlighted Features

  • Produces a crispy, delicious crust
  • Stone heats evenly and absorbs moisture
  • Perfect for pizzas, calzones, flatbreads and cookies
  • GLOBALLY SOURCED
  • Produce brick oven pizzas at home

Editorial Scoring Index

  • Value For Money: 94 /100
  • Tech Support: 85 /100
  • Easy To Use: 89 /100
  • Durability: 89 /100
SaleBestseller No. 3

Augosta Pizza Stone for Oven and Grill, Free Wooden Pizza Peel paddle, Durable and Safe Baking Stone for grill, Thermal Shock Resistant cooking stone, 15 x 12 Inch

9.3 ✔

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Highlighted Features

  • Size: The pizza stone measures 15" X 12" X 0.6", Golden thickness(15mm), weighs up to 6.7Lbs. Come with a free pizza peel board(11" X 15.6" x 0.35")
  • After-sales Service: If you receive damaged stone or have any questions about quality and instructions during use, please feel free to contact us
  • Clean: Scrape off any excess food with a spatula before clean. When the stone has cooled, run it under warm water while scrubbing with a brush. Never use soap or detergent on a stone, which will leave a soapy aftertaste
  • Material: Made of 100% all-natural FDA-safe Cordierite stone, it is no smell and excellent thermal shock resistance. Heat-safe up to 1112°F(600℃). It could distributes heat evenly for optimal cooking, much more efficient than metal
  • Multipurpose: Besides baking the fresh or frozen pizzas, this pizza stone set can be used for many other culinary explorations. Perfect for bread, cookies, stuffed calzone at home

Editorial Scoring Index

  • Value For Money: 83 /100
  • Tech Support: 84 /100
  • Easy To Use: 89 /100
  • Durability: 85 /100
Bestseller No. 4

Heritage Pizza Stone, 15 inch Ceramic Baking Stones for Oven Use - Non-Stick, No Stain Pan & Cutter Set for Gas, BBQ & Grill - Kitchen Accessories & Housewarming Gifts w/ Bonus Pizza Wheel - Black

9.5 ✔

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Highlighted Features

  • Multipurpose and easy to use: Our grill pizza stone can also be used as a baking stone for bread, cooking stone for traditional recipes or even some calzone if you are feeling cheesy. Simply place in a room-temperature oven and preheat! Careful though - placing the cold stone in an already hot oven can cause cracking and would totally ruin your pizza party, but for those occasions our lifetime guarantee is there for you!
  • Make great pizzas with no hassle: The ceramic pizza stone heats up faster than other materials which will allow you to start cooking faster. Once the stone reaches temperature, slide in your pizza or bread and achieve those Mamma Mia chef's kiss results!
  • Minimize Mess: Our superior baking stone is grease and burn resistant, coated in a non-stick glaze that prevents dough from fusing to the base and creating a mess. Easy to wash too, just a soapy sponge and rinse will do be enough as the oven stone surface is non sticky.
  • Crispiness on the menu: Both our round pizza stone and rectangle pizza stone make it easy to achieve those desired crispy bottoms. Your pizza or bread will start cooking the minute it touches the pre-heated stone cooking it from bottom to top, say goodbye to any softness in the bottom section of your recipes.
  • Durable and multiple ways to use: Our pizza stone for oven is cast from black ceramic and protected by a heat resistant coating. This layer shields the surface from very high temperatures and prevents the stone from smoking meaning that it won't impair your pizza's flavor. Our pizza stones for grill and oven can also be used with gas stoves, simply easy to use.

Editorial Scoring Index

  • Value For Money: 86 /100
  • Tech Support: 91 /100
  • Easy To Use: 85 /100
  • Durability: 87 /100
Bestseller No. 5

AUGOSTA Round Pizza Stone for Oven and Grill, Free Pizza Peel Paddle, Pizza Cutter Wheel and Pizza Server, Durable and Safe Baking Stone for Grill, Thermal Shock Resistant Cooking Stone, 13 Inch

9.8 ✔

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Highlighted Features

  • Multipurpose: Besides baking the fresh or frozen pizzas, this pizza stone set can be used for many other culinary explorations. Perfect for bread, cookies, stuffed calzone at home
  • Clean: Scrape off any excess food with a spatula before clean. When the stone has cooled, run it under warm water while scrubbing with a brush. Never use soap or detergent on a stone, which will leave a soapy aftertaste
  • After-sales Service: If you receive damaged stone or have any questions about quality and instructions during use, please feel free to contact us
  • 4-Piece Set: The pizza stone measures 13" X 13" X 0.59", Golden thickness(15mm), weighs up to 5.7Lbs. Come with a free pizza peel board(11" X 15.6" x 0.35"), Pizza Cutter Wheel and Pizza Server
  • Material: Made of 100% all-natural FDA-safe Cordierite stone, it is no smell and excellent thermal shock resistance. Heat-safe up to 1112°F(600℃). It could distributes heat evenly for optimal cooking, much more efficient than metal

Editorial Scoring Index

  • Value For Money: 94 /100
  • Tech Support: 95 /100
  • Easy To Use: 84 /100
  • Durability: 92 /100
Bestseller No. 6

American Metalcraft 15" Round Economy Pizza Stone

8.7 ✔

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Highlighted Features

  • Economy pizza stone
  • Made of ceramic stone material
  • Available in round shape
  • Measures 15-inch size
  • Baking stones are distribute heat much more efficiently and evenly than metal

Editorial Scoring Index

  • Value For Money: 88 /100
  • Tech Support: 88 /100
  • Easy To Use: 88 /100
  • Durability: 87 /100
Bestseller No. 7

Unicook Heavy Duty Cordierite Pizza Stone, Baking Stone for Bread, Pizza Pan for Oven and Grill, Thermal Shock Resistant, 15 x 12 Inch Rectangular, 6.6Lbs

Highlighted Features

  • Full of invisible micro-pores which absorb and eliminate excess moisture from dough, avoiding the sogginess that often occurs with metal pans, create a crisp crust for your pizza.
  • Unicook bread stone distributes heat evenly for optimal cooking, much more efficient than metal, great for cooking fresh or frozen pizza on the grill or in the oven. Perfect for baking pizza, bread and cookies at home.
  • Unicook pizza stone is made of natural Cordierite, no odor; Heat resistant up to 1,450°F (787°C) and excellent thermal shock resistance, built to outlast all others.
  • Pizza baking stone measures 14.9" by 11.8". Golden thickness 0.6"(15mm), weighs up to 6.6Lbs. Comes with a free multi-purpose plastic dough scraper, use as a dough cutter and easy to scrape off the residue stuck to the stone (use on cool stone surface only).
  • 【Warning】Never use soap or detergent to clean the stone! Never season pizza stone with oil or grease! 【WARM TIP】If your oven stone arrives damaged or you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Editorial Scoring Index

  • Value For Money: 83 /100
  • Tech Support: 84 /100
  • Easy To Use: 81 /100
  • Durability: 85 /100
Bestseller No. 8

Unicook Large Pizza Stone 20 Inch, Rectangular Baking Stone 20" x 13.5", Heavy Duty Cordierite Bread Stone for Oven Grill, Thermal Shock Resistant, Ideal for Baking Different Sizes of Pizzas or Bread

8.7 ✔

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Highlighted Features

  • 【Plastic Scraper】A multi-purpose plastic scraper is a bonus which can be used as a dough cutter or scrape off the residue stuck to the stone(use on cool stone surface only).
  • 【Multi-functional Pizza Stone】20 inch rectangular pizza stone measures 20" by 13.5", golden thickness 0.67"(17mm), weight up to 11.22 lbs. The large pizza baking stone can be used in the oven or on the grill, large enough to bake two home-made pizzas at once or one large style pizza, a good choice for home use, family gathering and party.
  • 【Durable Construction】 Unicook pizza stone is made of all natural Cordierite, sintered in 2100°F kiln for hours, no odor under proper use. Feature of superior strength, durability, heat retention and excellent thermal shock resistance, built to outlast all others. Heat resistant up to 1,450°F (787°C).
  • 【Warnings】Never use soap or detergent to clean the stone! Never season cordierite bread stone with oil or grease! [WARM TIP] If your stone arrives damaged or you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
  • 【Secret of Super Crisp Crust Pizza】Special porous structure of the baking stone helps to distribute heat evenly and draw out the moisture from dough efficiently; Make pizza or bread with crispy crusts, avoiding the sogginess that often occurs with metal pans.

Editorial Scoring Index

  • Value For Money: 79 /100
  • Tech Support: 80 /100
  • Easy To Use: 90 /100
  • Durability: 93 /100
SaleBestseller No. 9

GEEBOBO Pizza Stone for Oven and Grill, Free Wooden Pizza Peel Paddle,Durable and Safe Pizza Stone for Grill,Thermal Shock Resistant Cordierite Cooking Stone,Baking Stone (12 inch)

9.1 ✔

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Highlighted Features

  • How to Clean: When the pizza stone has completely cooled off, Scrape off any excess food with a spatula before clean. Run it under warm water while scrubbing with a brush. Never use soap or detergent on a stone, which will leave a soapy aftertaste. See the full steps in the description.
  • Sizes: 12 inch pizza stone measures 12"x12"x0.35", the pizza peel board measures 15.6"x11"x0.35", Make sure the pizza stone is strong and durable, reduced thickness at the same time. It's faster to preheat before baking pizza,save more time compare with a thicker stone. Usually larger pizza stones are thicker to keep them strong.
  • After-sales Service: If you receive damaged stone or have any questions about quality and instructions during use, please feel free to contact us.
  • Come With a free bamboo pizza peel board. This12 inch pizza stone for oven/grill made of 100% all-natural FDA-safe Cordierite stone,which is no smell and excellent themal shock resistance, Heat-safe up to 1472°F(800°C), it distributes heat evenly for optimal cooking. Full of invisible micro-pores which absorb excess moisture from dough. So the grill stone is easier to make crispy crust pizza than metal.
  • Multipurpose: Beasides baking fresh or frozen pizzas,this pizza stone set also can be used for many other culinary explorations. Perfect for bread, cookies, stuffed calzone,biscuits and more at home with family and friends.

Editorial Scoring Index

  • Value For Money: 78 /100
  • Tech Support: 86 /100
  • Easy To Use: 81 /100
  • Durability: 94 /100
Bestseller No. 10

NeoCasa Black Cordierite Ceramic Coated Pizza Stone Pan Set with Bamboo Pizza Peel & Pizza Cutter - Baking Stones for Oven, Grill & BBQ - Stainless & Nonstick Pizza Stone For Oven - Rectangular

9.3 ✔

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Highlighted Features

  • 🍕 CRISPY BRICK OVEN TASTE: Get that perfect crispy crust and authentic brick oven Italian flavor with our Neo Casa's pizza set. You'll love the mouthwatering flavor 🤤 and texture
  • 🍕 PREMIUM QUALITY: We stand by our product. If for any reason you're dissatisfied, we'll either offer a complete refund or replacement hassle free.
  • 🍕 COMPLETE SET TO BE YOUR OWN ITALIAN CHEF: The included pizza peel and blade means that you've got everything a professional restaurant would. Load up multiple pizzas using the pizza shovel or simply use it as a paddle to move the pizza around. After, get that perfect slice with our pizza blade.
  • 🍕 VERSATILE: Our pizza stone set can be also be used for baking cookies, pastries, pies, calzones and bread. Or for use outdoor as a grilling surface for use in gas, charcoal, wood or smoker grill. Use the stone to grill and bbq meats that would normally fall through but for which you still want that crispy flavor & taste.
  • 🍕 STAINLESS & NON-STICK: Our pre-glazed 15" X 12" ceramic cooking stone offers the best of both worlds. Crispy, without the stick, and unlike some older stones, ours has been pre-treated so it'll taste better than take out right out of the box.

Editorial Scoring Index

  • Value For Money: 90 /100
  • Tech Support: 85 /100
  • Easy To Use: 82 /100
  • Durability: 92 /100

Pizza Stone Buying Guide

We must place the pizza stone in the cold oven, and gradually bring it to a temperature of 230-300 ° C for 30 minutes. It is important that you do not put the stone in the oven already hot because it could break with such a sudden change in temperature. Then, with the help of a  shovel  (which is usually included with the stone), place the pizza or bread on the stone and wait a few minutes for it to bake.

Best types of pizza stone for oven

There is a wide variety of types of oven stones. We can find them in different materials, shapes, thicknesses and qualities. Below we will talk about all of them, their most important characteristics, and what you should take into account before buying a wirecutter pizza stone.

Types of pizza stone – Materials

Clay or ceramic : They are similar but not the same, although they share characteristics. The refractory clay stones are the most used to bake pizzas in the traditional style, with a touch of a wood oven. They are inexpensive, light, easy to handle and clean plates. But they are less durable.

Cordierite : If you are looking for the best result in your pizzas and the best quality, refractory cordierite stones are undoubtedly the best option for baking pizzas in the oven, grills or barbecues. This mineral is very resistant to extreme temperatures and thermal shocks, without risk of breaking. It is very durable and keeps heat very well.

Volcanic : Of the mythical volcanoes of Naples, the Vesuvius or the Campi Flegrei. Its volcanic origin makes it resistant to extreme temperatures of up to 1200ºC, in addition its natural porosity is unique, absorbing the humidity of the pizza dough and leaving the typical Neapolitan crunchy. If you talk to any Neapolitan pizza expert, they will recommend a volcanic stone.

Before using the pizza stone for the first time

When the stone arrives at your home, remove the new stone from the package. And before using the pizza stone for the first time, wipe it with a damp cloth and let it dry for a few hours or overnight. This removes any possible factory dirt and allows the moisture to evaporate completely.

How to use the wirecutter pizza stones

The pizza stones are so easy to use, and the end results are amazing. Just follow these tips and tricks on how to use a wirecutter pizza stone :

  1. Place the cold stone in the cold oven, cold grill or cold barbecue, then preheat everything together. This prevents the stone from breaking or cracking due to intense changes in temperature. Also, the more the stone is preheated, the better the results will be on pizza or bread dough.
  2. We recommend sprinkling flour over the stone when you are going to place the pizza on it.
  3. Using a pizza spatula or shovel will be very useful. Since it is easier to lift, place or remove the pizza from the stone.
  4. When you are done using the stone, leave it in the oven, grill or barbecue until completely cool before cleaning.

Using a knife or wheel to cut pizza on the surface of the stone will damage the cutting edge of the cutter and the stone itself. Always place pizza on cutting board or similar before dividing into portions.

How to clean a refractory pizza stone

Cleaning a pizza stone is very easy, you just have to follow some guidelines.

  1. Always wait until the stone is cold to clean it.
  2. Remove debris by scraping it off carefully with a wooden or hard plastic spatula. These possible residues will be removed easily.
  3. You can clean the stone with hot water and a soft cloth without problems. Then you let it dry for at least 24 hours before using it again.
  4. Do not use soaps to clean the stone. The stone will absorb the soap, and it will end up seeping into the pizza when we bake it. Just slowly scrub all the stuck foods and rinse with hot water.

My pizza stone is fading

It is very normal to find in the opinions about pizza stones to find comments of the type: Help! My pizza stone is fading ! It is actually a natural process, called patina. The stones develop this patina with use in a natural way, and this is not bad, on the contrary, this patina becomes more and more non-stick.

Never use oil on the stone to accelerate the formation of patina. This will affect the porosity of the stone.

What is patina on oven stones

By  patina  is meant a thin natural cover formed on the surface of the  stone , by the passage of time, a result of natural processes and the intervention of man. In the case of the wirecutter pizza stone it is due to changes in temperature and the processes that are carried out when baking the pizza doughs.

In short, the loss of color in your pizza stone is not a negative thing. And if you follow the tips above, you can use and clean your pizza stone like an expert.

How to cure a pizza stone?

The fact of curing a pizza stone must be something natural, that is, with the use of stone. Do not worry about how to cure a pizza stone , do not use oil to try to cure it because you will modify its natural porosity. With use, the stone will cure, and it will become more and more non-stick.

Frequently asked questions FAQ

 How should I use the refractive stones?

Although it can vary from one model to another, the process is extremely simple. You just have to preheat the pizza oven with it inside and wait until it reaches the indicated temperature to place the pizza on the stone. It is advisable to place wax paper or a little flour so that the dough does not stick.

 How to clean a pizza stone?

Initially it is necessary to let it rest until its temperature is at the same level as the room temperature, then a manual cleaning must be done with a damp towel or under the tap.

 Are the handmade stones reliable?

Yes, they are reliable . However, unlike the models featured in our guide, they take much longer to heat up.

Conclusion

All the wirecutter pizza stones shown in this post have a great resistance , which mimics the result offered by the usual wood-fired ovens.

It is possible to find them of different sizes in the current market, they also have the ability to withstand high temperatures for a long time and in addition to pizzas, it is possible to use them to bake breads, empanadas, skewers, etc.

Finally, it is possible to mention that each of the alternatives that were mentioned in this post, turn out to be completely useful and practical , so that all of them are capable of meeting the needs that users have when acquiring them.

Likewise, it must be said that only those stones for baking pizzas have been mentioned, which are considered the best in relation to their quality and price for which they can be bought. However, it is always recommended that each user make a comparison between these alternatives and taking into account what use they will give them, choose the one that best suits their needs.