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Stoneware: Rectangle Baking Stone

Reviewing: Pampered Chef Rectangle Baking Stone  |  Rating:
buckeyefan By buckeyefan on
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I bought this baking stone to use at home because we like to make a lot of cookies, and I thought it would work well for that purpose.

I do like this baking stone's size- it is 12 inches by 15 inches, which allows me to fit at least a dozen cookies on it while baking, and I can easily fit a frozen pizza on it to make, and the crust turns out nice and crispy on the baking stone. The directions that came with the product suggest baking other products like french fries, but I found those kind of difficult because the stone is perfectly flat; I couldn't turn the fries over without them falling off the stone.

One caution that Pampered Chef states is that you shouldn't subject the stone to extreme temperature changes; you shouldn't put frozen objects on the stone, and them place them directly in a preheated oven. I have personally done just that, however, and I have had no problems at all.

Cleaning is pretty easy with this product; it really just requires soaking in water, and scraping off and extra food- you shouldn't use detergent with the stone since it is a clay product. It is recommended that you use a paste of baking soda and water if you want a deep clean, and I do use that occasionally, but for the most part, water is just fine. The stone will discolor as you use it, and that is normal.

The one drawback to this product is that I find it hard to get the stone out of the oven because it is flat, and kind of heavy. Pampered Chef makes a metal "cradle" that they sell separately, and I would definitely recommend getting one of these to make it more simple. Otherwise, I would recommend trying a Pampered Chef stone if you enjoy baking!