CHEFS Round Pizza Stone, 16.5 inch : Easy-clean smooth cordierite ceramic pizza stone with the heat-retentive qualities of stoneware creates the delicious, golden-crisp texture of traditional brick-oven style baking. The thick composition of this round baking stone retains and distributes heat evenly to ensure thick and thin crusts bake to perfection. Durable thick cordierite ceramic is preferred for baking due to its high-resistance to thermal shock. With the smooth surface and superior heat conductivity, this baking stone is also ideal to bake calzones, breads, rolls or pastries. Nonabsorbent, stick-resistant pizza stone seasons naturally over time, creating a cooking surface that releases food easily. Durable and generously sized to bake large family-size pizza on a grill or in the oven and keep food warm for serving. Oven- and microwave-safe. Heat-safe to 600 F. CHEFS signature collection of professional-quality cookware, kitchen tools, bakeware, dinnerware and more is meticulously crafted and tested to delight the most discerning cook. CHEFS commitment to innovative, functional design is the key to delivering products of exceptional quality, performance and durability for home and professional kitchens. Product Features Easy-clean high-fired cordierite ceramic ensures uniform baking and crispier pizza crust Smooth cordierite ceramic has the heat-retentive qualities of stoneware to create brick-oven style pizza at home Heat-safe to 600 F Distributes heat evenly for consistent browning Heat rises uniformly to bake calzones, breads, rolls or pastries Large size to bake or grill family-size pizza and keep food warm for serving Nonabsorbent and naturally stick-resistant Seasons with use to create an easy-release cooking surface
I had another stone from a well known bath and bed store and it cracked down the middle for no reason. I received this one and it was well packed and larger than my old one. Have only used it 2 times but has worked great. Crisp delicious pizza both times.