The Original Baking Steel Pizza Stone, 16-inch

Last updated date: November 22, 2019

DWYM Score
9.1

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 185 expert reviews, the The Original Baking Steel The Original Baking Steel Pizza Stone, 16-inch placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 6, 2019:
Checkout The Best Pizza Stone for a detailed review of all the top pizza stones.

Expert Summarized Score
8.6
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
231 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This pizza stone is indestructible and scratches resistance. So you can use it without hesitation. This pizza stone is easily washable with soap and water.
- A Best Five
Beautiful matte finish and well rounded corners for well cooked pizza
- Cookware Junkies
June 13, 2018 | 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. It is built with a versatile design that allows you to slow roast, sear, bake, and bake all in one place.
- Top Ten Products
The durable steel design also makes this stone a multipurpose kitchen tool. You can place it on your stovetop to instantly create a griddle. In addition, you can place it in the freezer and it can be used as a cold plate.
- Simple Green Moms
September 11, 2019 | Full review
This stone is steel that is ultra conductive so it holds up to 18 times more heat than a typical pizza stone. This means it cooks faster at lower temperatures.
- Best Pickist
Moreover, the tool can absorb the heat and moisture from your pizza doughs very well along with an even distribution of heat to provide you with a crispy crust.
- Cook Kitchen Utensils
the baking steel proved itself as the more ideal surface for cooking pizza at home.
- Chowhound
January 10, 2019 | Full review
It conducts heat better than any ceramic stone we tested, yielding pizzas with dark and puffy crusts.
- New York Times Wirecutter
March 25, 2019 | Full review
The original, ultra-conductive steel stone is made of solid premium steel and is guaranteed not to break. It is easy to clean and does not require a lot of maintenance.
- Foodies Wiki
October 10, 2018 | Full review
Extremely durable and scratch resistant
- Information Products
What experts didn't like
There is a bit of learning required before getting started
- Cookware Junkies
June 13, 2018 | Full review
Very heavy and may be difficult to lift.
- Simple Green Moms
September 11, 2019 | Full review
This stone has the potential to rust
- Best Pickist
However, how to store the tool is the issue that you may concern most about because this one is quite large.
- Cook Kitchen Utensils
But even though the Baking Steel is our favorite for pizza, it gives off too much intense heat for baking bread and more-delicate baked goods, and it will scorch the bottoms of cookies or croissants. It also takes a lot of muscle to hoist this 23-pound slab of steel in and out of the oven.
- New York Times Wirecutter
March 25, 2019 | Full review
The stone is 16 x 14 x .25 inches in size and weighs 16.05 pounds. It is very heavy. Do not underestimate the stone's weight or be careless around it.
- Foodies Wiki
October 10, 2018 | Full review
Heavy
- Information Products

From The Manufacturer

Pizza stone made from ultra-conductive steel. Inspired by Modernist Cuisine, the Baking Steel is more conductive cooking surface than stone and stores up to 18 x more energy than a traditional pizza stone. Because of that conductivity, it cooks faster and more evenly at a lower temperature, resulting in beautiful, thin, crispy crust. WE DO NOT SHIP TO P.O. BOXES.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Lodge Cast Iron Pizza Pan, 14-inch
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 21
2. Honey-Can-Do Round Pizza Stone, 16-inch
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 18
3. Heritage Products Ceramic Pizza Stone, 15-inch
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 33
4. Hans Grill Pizza Stone, 15-inch
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 0
5. The Original Baking Steel Pizza Stone, 16-inch
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 10
6. CastElegance Pizza Stone, 16-inch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 18
7. NerdChef Steel Pizza Stone, 16-inch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 19
8. Pizzacraft Rectangular ThermaBond Pizza Stone
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 14
9. Honey-Can-Do Rectangular Pizza Stone, 16-inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 32
10. Love This KitchenPizza Stone, 16-inch
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 10

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