All-Clad Bakeware Pizza Stone Kit : The Brazilian natural soapstone baking disk captures and disperses heat evenly so your focaccia, pizzas and quesadillas are baked with perfectly crisp, not burnt, crusts. The natural soapstone absorbs moisture from the dough while baking, creating delicious crusted European-style breads, rolls, croissants and cinnamon buns. The roomy 13" stone is also ideal for baking nachos, cookies, fish, meats and hors d'oeuvres. The pizza cutter features an All-Clad signature stainless-steel ergonomic handle with a sharp slicing edge. The heavy-duty 18/10 stainless-steel pizza ring tray holds the pizza stone secure and can double as a serving surface for appetizers and other individually prepared foods. Product Features Brazilian natural soapstone baking absorbs heat remarkably well and disperses heat evenly Soapstone stays hot long after it leaves the oven so your foods stay hot longer Pizza cutter's and tray's signature All-Clad stainless-steel handles are designed for ergonomic comfort Heavy-gauge18/10 stainless-steel pizza ring tray is easy to lift Pizza ring tray's non-corrosive stainless-steel rivets keep handles permanently secure, making lifting safer Oven-safe to 450 F Hand-wash (pizza ring tray is dishwasher-safe) Imported All-Clad Cookware Lifetime Warranty: From date of purchase, All-Clad guarantees to repair or replace any item found defective in material, construction or workmanship under normal use and following care instructions. This excludes damage from misuse or abuse. Minor imperfections and slight color variations are normal.
This is a great buy as it can be used for more than baking pizzas which it does a wonderful job of - chilled it makes a great serving tray for cheese. I have also used it to bake small handmade rolls on as it gives them a wonderful crust . For best results be sure to warm up first in oven before baking.
This pizza stone is, as all All-Clad products, elegant, heavy duty, and works quite well for the intended purpose - perfect crispy crusts. In the past I have used cheap clay pizza stones which, although effective, have their share of problems - circular stones, when similar in size to the pizza, are hard to remove from the oven without crushing the edges, large square stones can be hard to wash like cookie sheets in small sinks, and overall clay stones i have found are very sensitive to temperature change and have a shorter than desired life. By contrast this pizza stone is a great size, has comfortable All-Clad handles that dont get nearly as hot as the marble or a clay pizza stone, and the outer ring keeps the burning hot marble elevated from whatever surface it touches. The marble is extremely effective as a conductive surface, allowing it to get super hot and crisp pizza well or chill it and use it as a cheese tray. The pizza cutter, while a nice accessory, and very comfortable, has what i think is a mediocre attachment point for the wheel and thus it doesnt roll as smooth as other pizza cutters i've used. In all this product is a great bargain which will last for years.
Note: the marble can take a while to heat, especially if its cold out, so think about placing it in the oven before you put the pizza on to warm it up.
This is pretty pricey, other stones also work well. If you make homemade pizza, you will love the extra crispness that a pizza stone gives. It can also be used to bake crisp cookies. Be careful, this stone CAN break.