CastElegance Pizza Stone, 16-inch

Last updated date: November 22, 2019

DWYM Score
9.0

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 193 expert reviews, the CastElegance CastElegance Pizza Stone, 16-inch placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.3
18 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
524 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The thermite surface absorbs excess moisture and provides better heat retention and transfer.
- 5 Product Reviews
August 24, 2019 | Full review
Perhaps the best quality with this Cast Elegance pizza stone is the lack of any odor. The heat used when creating this stone destroys any organic matter and the smells that come with it. And it comes with a scraper to keep it clean and fresh.
- BBQ Smarts
The Cast Elegance Pizza Stone is coated with a Thermarite cover over the cordierite material. This coating adds special features to the pizza stone like high heat retention up to 2000°F, absorb more moisture from the pores and greater heat transference to bake food with the best crust. The Thermarite cover gives the strength as this pizza stone is specially engineered to last longer.
- Cookwared
This banking stone is nice and thick and I think it will last far longer than any other stones you have owned. The thickness also makes it cook better than the thinner stones,
- Swatzhomes
May 7, 2019 | Full review
This is a high-impact pizza stone that distributes heat evenly and absorbs excess moisture to offer you a perfect cooked pizza with a crispy crust.
- Top Ten Products
It is made of Thermarite, a well-formulated and high density cordierite stone which is heated well to around 2000F for superior durability, strength and thermal shock resistance.
- Cookware Stuffs
May 23, 2019 | Full review
is obviously built to absorb moisture that delivers excellent heat retention and transfer.
- Tech Zimo
July 8, 2019 | Full review
The handling is pretty easy and simple and so is the washing. This one is also shaped round and with 16 inches diameter, you can expect it to fit all the standard ovens and grills.
- Home Gear X
You can even make pizzas in bulk, store them in the fridge and reheat slices in the oven for meals or snacks throughout the week.
- Simple Green Moms
September 11, 2019 | Full review
It really shines on the barbecue, where the Thermarite provides even heat while shielding your pizza’s crust from intense flames.
- Easy Recipe Depot
Cordierite sounds like something that a superhero or villain might use, but actually it’s a type of rock that can be created synthetically and used in ceramics that are incredibly resistant to thermal shock, making them perfect for use in an oven or on a grill.
- The Spruce Eats
September 17, 2019 | Full review
Thermarite absorbs moisture from the dough through its micro-pore structure. This will prevent pizza bases from sticking and eliminates the need to dust the stone surface.
- Chef's Resource
July 25, 2019 | Full review
Another feature of thermarite is it is incredibly durable, has superior strength, and can withstand thermal shock. It absorbs moisture and therefore has great heat retention.
- Best Pickist
The stone itself is high quality and built to last. It come completely ready to use with no reasoning or conditioning needed. Just pull it straight out of the box.
- Chew The World
Thermarite sucks up more moisture due to its unique, extremely absorbent micro-porous structure fishes out and sops up moisture from pizza for the most excellent crispy crusts
- My Pizza Stone
And leaves an excellent crispy cut – this Thermarite stone is still cheap. You can also expect it to leave no smell on your pizzas.
- KitchenGene
June 10, 2019 | Full review
It does not require seasoning or conditioning before using it. Certified by the US FDA, RoHS, European Union, and the German Food-Code Safety-Standards, this stone is crafted with intense heat that vaporizes organic matter and creates a premium, professional pizza stone that does not emit any odor when heated.'
- Foodies Wiki
October 10, 2018 | Full review
Due to the highly engineered design this pizza stone possess high strength, durability, and high thermal shock withstanding feature.
- Thermo Gears
May 2, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Takes long to heat up on charcoal
- Cookwared
At $50, this stone is not cheap.
- Swatzhomes
May 7, 2019 | Full review
It’s somewhat difficult to clean, particularly if you’ve never owned a pizza stone before
- Tech Zimo
July 8, 2019 | Full review
Releases pungent smell while baking
- Home Gear X
Can’t submerge in water or wash with soap.
- Simple Green Moms
September 11, 2019 | Full review
More expensive than some other pizza stones
- Easy Recipe Depot
Be careful when serving as the stone remains very hot.
- Chef's Resource
July 25, 2019 | Full review
Pizza may stick to the stone if use guide is not properly followed
- Best Pickist
Very heavy and hard to handle
- KitchenGene
June 10, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

What is Thermarite and Why does it Make the Best Pizza Stone? Get the Best Crispy Crust with a Pizza Stone that is Engineered to Last ► Thermarite is a high density, specially formulated Cordierite that is super-heated to over 2,000F providing engineered strength, extreme durability and superior thermal shock capabilities ► Thermarite Absorbs More Moisture –Its unique, highly absorbent micro-pore structure extracts and absorbs moisture out of moist dough creating the Best Crispy Crusts ► Thermarite’s superior heat retention and heat transfer provides an even heat that is transmitted directly into the food for better crusts Does not smell – Cast Elegance's Thermarite is created with extreme heat that vaporizes all organic matter, creating a premium, professional grade stone that has no odor when heated Use on Ovens and Grills (Gas or Charcoal) – Thermarite shields the pizza from the intense heat of the grill Brick Oven Results at Home for a fraction of the cost of a professional brick oven Certified Safe – Passed US FDA, RoHS, European Union & German Food Code Safety Standards Packaged to arrive in one piece without any micro-fractures Includes: One Pizza Stone – 14” Round x 5/8” Thick, Use and Care instructions, One 4"x5" scraper (Use for easy cleanup and food creation) and Recipe EBook Our Proprietary Thermarite makes this the best pizza stone ► Engineered to last: high durability, high heat transfer, absorbs more moisture giving you the best crispy crust ► Ready to Use – No seasoning or conditioning required. Cut on the stone/serve on the stone - It is ready for you to use right out of the box 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed – We’ll work to resolve any issue you have These won't last long! Click the "Add to Cart" Button at the Top of This Page!

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