20x faster heat transfer than ceramic & stone
Gorgeous crusts, beautiful blistering, and faster bake times. Better cooking through science.
Results without compare
NerdChef Steel Stone's superior conductivity produces crusts in a home oven that you can only otherwise get in a 1000F wood-fired pizza oven.
Durable for life
You'll pass Steel Stone to your grandchildren. It's unbreakable and we guaranteed it forever. Care for it like cast iron.
Low-friction & pre-seasoned
We bead-blast for texture then sand them smooth by hand. After cleaning, we apply thin layers of flaxseed oil and season them in our oven (no expense spared). Pizza slides easily.
Easier to Handle
All pizza stones are heavy and can be awkward to handle. Finger holes make Steel Stone easier to move + you can hang it on a wall.
Can just leave it in the oven
It will act as a heat-sink to regulate temperature when baking everything else.
Works great cold too
Put some ice underneath and use it as a cold plate. Use dry ice and you can make ice cream directly on top.
Proudly made in the USA
With precision cut, low carbon steel & finished by hand.
3 Thicknesses to choose from
Our standard 1/4" blows away ceramic pizza stones. And the thicker versions do it even better. The heavier the Steel Stone, the more heat it can hold & transfer to your pizza. All are 16" x 14.25".
Get your own
Make great pizza & have some cookware that will last forever.
"By far the best Pizza I've ever had."
-Chris R., Bethesda, MA
"Our fire station got one and it gets used all the time through the week. Thanks again!"
-Ben T., Seattle, WA
"These are super quality. Made our first pizzas on it last night and they came out perfect."
-Russel H., Vancouver, B.C.
Be extra careful, the steel is very hot and stays hot for a while.
Is the crust finishing before the top? Try lowering the oven temperature to 400°F (200°C) and cook on a lower rack.
Many people just leave the steel in their oven full-time, it acts as a heat sink when baking anything else.
Use a laser temperature gauge to measure surface temperature, especially helpful between pizzas.
For anything burnt onto the steel that’s hard to remove, we recommend scraping it off with a metal spatula. If it’s still difficult, many people cook it longer until it chars so it’s easier to scrape off.
Directions for your first pizza (Ovens heat differently, especially gas vs electric - so experimentation is required!)
Place Steel Stone on 2nd highest rack. You want it close to the top heating element, but have enough room to slide a pizza onto it.
Pre-heat steel for 45 minutes. Heat on convection bake at max oven temperature (500°F/260°C for most ovens). Let Steel Stone warm up to that temperature for a full 45 minutes.
Slide on your pizza. Using a pizza peel or edgeless baking pan, pick up your pizza and slide it onto your Steel Stone. (Lightly flour your peel so it slides easily).
Let it cook. Bake on convection for 4 minutes, spin the pie around, then broil to finish for 2-5 minutes. Cook times vary by pizza thickness, so keep an eye on it during broiling to get it exacly how you want it. Take it out when ready and enjoy!
Cool down. Your Steel Stone will remain hot for a long time and can burn you! Let it cool down for a couple hours before handling.
Maintaining Steel Stone
Treat it like a cast iron pan. Towel dry if it gets wet. Don’t use soap to clean it - just water and a stiff brush or sturdy metal spatula. Dry immediately.
For anything stuck on the surface, scrape it off with a stiff metal spatula. If something is really stuck onto the surface, you can keep it cooking in the oven longer to let it char, then it scrapes off easier.
If it develops a rust spot - scour to remove it with steel wool or fine sandpaper.
Scrub, scour and clean your Steel Stone with soap and water.
Rinse and dry completely.
Wipe on some oil. Flaxseed is recommended. You can use vegetable oil or lard too.
Wipe oil off with a dry paper towel (enough oil will stay in the pours of the metal to make it work).
Bake at 375º for one hour, then let cool in the oven.
Tips for using in a BBQ grill
Grills can be tricky because the steel can get much hotter than the surrounding air inside the grill, making crust finish before the top. But you can get it to work with some experimentation - it’s a popular way to use our steels.
Larger grills tend to work a little better because they allow more heat to come up and around the steel.
Heat with indirect flames if possible (the steel can get much hotter than what the air temperature gauge reads).
Keep lid closed as much as possible to keep the heat in and open minimally to get the pizza in there.
"Awesome homemade pizza is now obtainable without a pizza oven. My kids love the pizza you can make with this stone. It is very heavy and I have found leaving it in the oven is the best way to store it. Highly recommend."
-C. Moore, Amazon.com
"I've been using a pizza stone for many years, I have been practitioners home made crust and read about the pizza steel, WOW! I've used it twice already it cooks the pizza in half the time and the crust is crispy on the bottom. I love it."
-Vickie Bouldin, Amazon.com
"The NerdChef steel stone works even better than I expected."
-D. Haubrich, Amazon.com
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