Baking steels conduct heat better than a pizza stone, stores more heat per unit volume, and stabilizes at a lower temperature. In a 500°F oven, a baking steel will stabilize at around 450°F due to the steel's radiative properties. It gives constant heat even as it absorbs it, causing it to stabilize at a temperature that's slightly cooler than the air around it. Even though the steel is cooler than a stone, it is far superior at transferring energy to whatever is placed on top of it.
Pizzacraft Baking Steels are pre-seasoned with vegetable oil. Seasoning helps to condition the steel and prevents food from sticking to it.
*Pizza steels are intended for oven use. Only use indirect heat if using on a grill. Do not turn burners on directly under the steel.
|Weight||Round: 6.2 lbs.
Square: 7.7 lbs.
Rectangular: 12 lbs.
|Dimensions||Round: 14" x 14" x 0.14"
Square: 14" x 14" x 0.14"
Rectangular: 22" x 14" x 0.14"
For a more detailed explanation of cooking with a baking steel, hop on over to our blog post!