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    I've just started using a pizza stone that I got last year. Has anyone used one before? Any tips for a newbie?

    I've already decided that I need a wooden paddle to get the pizza on and off the stone. Is that the right way to go?

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    I have one here that was left here by the person who lived here before me.

    But it's greasy and I can't get it clean, so I have to use a piece of foil on it.
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    Pizza stones work great in an oven, not only for Pizza but leaving the stone in the oven provides for more even heat throughout the cooking process for anything. Ovens do not keep a constant heat, instead they cycle their temperature to maintain an average heat. By placing a pizza stone in your oven and leaving it there it allows for the cycles to be minimized as it retains a lot more heat than the oven on its own would normally do.

    They are a lot of fun for pizza too!

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    That's right!

    The stone CAN be used to help bake bread.

    But putting the stone in the oven when you turn on the oven, it allows the heat to build up on the stone until it is super-hot.

    This method is great for warming up leftover pizza which would otherwise become a bit soggy in the microwave. The stone helps crisp up the crust to revive the pizza and give it that "just-from-the-pizza-shop taste and texture! I've done this before, and believe me, it works!
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    Sorry, I was not actually implying to cook on the stone, but if you have an extra rack in the oven, placing the rack in the lowest level and putting the stone on it can keep the natural 'cycling' of the oven to a minimum and the temperature more constant.

    Although I like the advise of re-heating pizza, may need to try that.

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