A pizza stone is one of the most important tools for any pizza maker to have. Whether it’s in your kitchen at home or in your pizza restaurant, a pizza stone is key. These stones work by removing moisture from the crust as the pizza cooks and makes it crispier. Additionally, pizza stones offer a charring effect that adds another layer of flavor to your favorite pizzas. With all this delicious pizza making happening, you might wonder how to clean a pizza stone. Let’s talk about everything you need to get your stone clean.
To get the stone clean and ready for action again, there are a few things you need to have on hand.
- Baking soda
- A rag
Before you do anything to the pizza stone, you need to ensure that it’s cool. If you put cool water on a hot pizza stone, you risk cracking it. So, the best thing to do is allow it to cool for at least two hours before cleaning.
When it’s cooled off, scrape off any baked-on debris. The pizza stone cleaning brush has stiff bristles and a scraper. The scraper on the back of the brush is excellent for removing cheese. When the cheese and baked-on food is gone, it’s time to give the stone a good brushing. The stone cleaning brush is 10 inches wide and will remove crumbs and other debris.
So, the stone is free of debris and crumbs now. Now, mix baking soda and enough water to make a paste. Spread the paste on the stone and scrub with a brush. Once you’re done scrubbing the stone, follow up with a damp rag and wipe the stone clean.
To keep the stone clean in the future, all you need to do is scrape debris and grime off with the brush and scraper. Something many people don’t understand is that pizza stones stain. There’s no way around it. You need to look at a pizza stone like a cast-iron skillet. The stone gains flavor over time and accumulates a certain patina. That’s what makes them so great!
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