cleaning baking stones

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by danimalarkey, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey

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    so, I borrowed a baking stone from a friend. some pizza sauce spilled onto the stone, and now there's a lovely black patch on the stone. Can I wash this stain away? I don't want the stone to absorb any soap or cleansers. Will the stain affect performance? Quite frankly, I don't care if the stone is ugly, since it usually sits in my oven.

    Thanks!
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    There was a past thread on this. I know mine is pretty stained. RAndom bits of cheese oil from focaccia and such.

    As I recall, you can bake it mostly clean?

    http://www.cheftalkcafe.com/forums/s...ng+stone+clean

    Here's the original discussion. Lots of ideas.

    Phil
     
  3. dano1

    dano1

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    leave it be. Ever seen the deck of a pizza oven? It'll take care of itself.
     
  4. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey

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    well, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who fouls up his baking stone. Thanks for the advice/link.
     
  5. jock

    jock

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    Those kind of stains give the stone "character" IMO.

    Jock