This week in the Test Kitchen, we tested four brands of baking stones to be featured in an upcoming issue of Cook’s Illustrated.
One of the smaller stones tested, this 15-inch round ceramic stone heated evenly and was easy to take in and out of the oven.
The Charcoal Companion PizzaQue Pizza Stone Grill has a removable metal stand complete with a built in thermometer for monitoring temperatures on the grill.
As part of our testing, we baked three-meat and cheese calzones for 15 minutes at 450 degrees.
Size was a factor and some stones were more cumbersome than others.
Looking for even browning, this calzone clearly missed the mark.
Assistant Editor Meredith Butcher slices into each calzone after baking to assess whether the dough is fully cooked and cheese melted.
After a week of testing and multiple burns, we prefer large square stones with feet underneath for easy maneuvering in and out of the oven.
Stay tuned for more testing updates here are ATK!