Bialetti® Pizza Stone
Super nice stone
Got this stone for Christmas and have been pleasantly surprised. I cook pizza on it at least once a week (HIGH HEAT), have finished off my bagels on it, (no cookies yet) and to my amazement everything comes out great. It's now 3 full months with no issues. Actually contemplating a second one.....After years of pampered chef products and mucho dollars later....this is a great stone at a great price.
*Don't get me wrong....love my PC products (wouldn't trade them in), but this stone is nice size...does a family size pizza.
April 6, 2014
still worth it
I've had mine for over 4 years and I abused it and I love it! It finally just broke on me tonight.
after 4 years of use/abuse I feel like I got my money's worth out of it. I think it held up pretty well, used at least once weekly, somtimes twice. I've made everything from pizza to cookies to fish on it. Yes, its supposed to change color and darken, oil left behind from other food adds flavor to the food! No, don't clean it with soap! Just use a regular metal spatula to scrape it off and run water on it when its cooled. (dont worry, the cookies won't taste like fish)
with BBB's awesome return policy they'll probably replace it for free but even if not, i'd pay another $20 if it lasts another 4 years...
March 7, 2014
echoing earlier reviews, do not buy
Yes, I bought it in spite of the several reviews stating it broke for no reason. I figured they had done something silly that caused the problem. It just broke for no reason 1/2 way through 3rd use baking the 2nd pizza. My bad for ignoring them, if you decide to buy anyway do save the receipt because you'll need it. Back to BBB with this junk.
January 13, 2014
Broke in half after one use
It worked well and the pizza tasted great, however, the stone broke within minutes of the pizza being done.
November 16, 2013
What a deal!
We have a round stone from Oneida already and we like rectangle pizza too. So we bought the rectangle stone with carrier/base. It works great just like the round one. It gets dirty and messy but always cooks perfectly. Scrape clean with a putty knife. We serve and cut on our stones with out a problem. The only advice I can give is use plenty of corn meal on the peel and stone so the pizza slides easily. Also only put room temperature items on a hot stone never frozen or cold food.
Now our pizza is crispy and done from crust to toppings.
I think we'll try to use these for other baking besides pizza.
PS BBB customer service is the best.
November 8, 2013
Good price. Cooked great pizza and cookies on it. Cracked after a year due to heat expansion. We never used higher than 375F on the oven, yet while preheating the oven one day, a loud "BANG" was heard which revealed the stone split down the middle. I'm used to seeing stones last much longer than this. Try another brand or model.
July 12, 2013
Oneida is a well known brand that is usually good, but this stone cracked in half after having it for only two weeks.
May 3, 2013
My Favorite Kitchen Item
We got this stone 3 years ago from our wedding registry just because it looked neat and I figured why not throw it on there? Since then, this is my single FAVORITE wedding gift we got!
I use it at least once a week since we got it, and I absolutely love it! It has seasoned nicely (I admit, I was a little traumatized when I first used it any is was no longer pristine, but I got used to it - it looks "experienced" now). I have taken it in and out of the oven, preheated, not preheated, all kinds of abuse and it has held up this whole time. I have cooked pizza, bread, rolls, pork buns, cookies, and more on this and they all cook up wonderfully with a crisp (never burnt or soggy) bottom. In fact, I'm always disappointed when I need to cook multiple pizzas or 2 dozen cookies, because they can't all go on my stone.
And at a great price of only $20, what do you have to lose?
April 2, 2013