Washing a Pizza stone is sometimes a little hard to do. Especially when the dough got caked on it a little. But here you can read some east steps on how to wash a pizza stone
The best step to take is to try to get it not to be too dirty by taking a few simple steps.
3 steps to keep a Pizza stone clean
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- Preheat the stone in the oven or grill
- Use cornmeal or flour to prevent sticking of the dough
- Don’t make the stone too hot
By following these easy tips you can prevent the stone from becoming too dirty in the first place and that makes it easier to clean.
One important tip:
Never use dish soap to clean a pizza stone
Better is to say not to use any kind of detergent, soap or chemical to clean a pizza stone.
A pizza stone is a natural product and contains pores.
These pores will absorb your dish soap and or other chemicals you use and ruin the stone.
It will leave a very nasty taste the next time you will use the Pizza stone.
Best way to clean a pizza stone
All you need is water and some elbow grease.
That’s the whole secret behind how to wash a pizza stone.
Rinse it under running water and use a sponge or light scrubby pad to clean the surface.
Let it dry and you are good for the next time.
Video on how to wash a pizza stone
The pizza stone will never look like new again
Like I mentioned it is a natural product and will discolor after use.
There will also be little remains of your previous pizza in the little cracks.
When I did the Ooni pizza oven reviews I did not read too much about this, so it might be more on a grill than in an oven.
This will not cause any problems, because the stone gets heated over and over again and the remains will burn off.
Read our pizza stone reviews here.
Eddie van Aken
Eddie van Aken has run his own full-service restaurant for many years. Before that, he worked as a grill and buffet cook in some of the mainstream restaurants. With his experience using professional kitchen equipment, he is able to write expert reviews. You can read more about Eddie van Aken here.