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Dough-Joe® 15" x 18" Pizza and Baking Stone

If you're still baking pizza on a traditional baking pan, stop. Toss out the pan and get a set of the Dough-Joe Pizza and Baking Stones. These stones will step up your pizza making game. And if you've never tried making your own pizza, these will help ensure you're off to a good start.

We used those thin, round pizza stones for quite a while before getting the Dough-Joe baking stones. The round stones work (for the most part) but are prone to heat shock and break easily. The Dough-Joe stones are thick and strong. The thickness is the key to holding a large amount of heat for baking.

Another nice feature is the fact that you get five 6x9-inch tiles so if you are only baking a small pie, you don't have to use all of the tiles. This also lends to more durability. Multiple small stones are less likely to break than one large stone.

Here are some quick tips to making delicious pizza with perfect crust;

  1. If you're using store bought pizza, let the refrigerated dough sit at room temp for at least 20 minutes. The colder the dough, the more difficult to stretch out evenly. You end up with really thin center and extra thick outer edges.
  2. Don't fold the dough too much. You don't want pockets or creases in your dough.
  3. Use a good pizza peel. We prefer the Epicurean pizza peel or any wood material, but the metal ones should work as well.
  4. Use enough flour or corn meal under the pie before you dress it. This makes it easier to get it off the pizza peel and onto the stones.
  5. Wait a good 10 minutes after the oven reaches its target temperature before you pop the pizza in the oven. This allows the stones to get as hot as possible.
  6. Set your oven temperature as high as it will go. Ours tops out at 525ºF, but don't be afraid to go higher. A nice thin crust pizza will bake in about 7 1/2 minutes at 525ºF so adjust time accordingly depending on your temp. If in doubt, keep an eye on the pie.
  7. If you don't want to use your oven, put the stones in your barbecue. Gas barbecues are obviously more convenient, but traditional coal or wood burning units work as well. The key is to get them as hot as possible and letting the stones get hot.

We're definitely glad we found the Dough-Joe pizza stones and we think you will be too. Bon appétit!