Pizza Maker vs Pizza Stone

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  1. supasaiyan

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    recently our pizza maker died (RIP you beautiful piece of machinery) and I've been looking at possibly replacing it or maybe getting a pizza stone and cooking it in the bbq grill

    Anyone got both, and can recommend either?? I know the pizza maker cooks a lot faster
     
  2. scon

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    Is this what you're talking about? I've recently bought a Kettle Pizza insert for our bbq, and while we've not yet made a perfect pizza on it, it does a damn good job.
     
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    I have stone. It's convenient to store away. I can use it in an oven or a bbq. I generally do not like single application appliances. They just take up too much space. Stones works well enough for me.
     
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    We use a stone, I'd like to try it in the Weber one day as the oven doesn't quite get hot enough. It still produces a crispy base though.
     
  7. darknebula

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    We have the pizza stone + trivet for the Webber Q and it makes a fantastic pizza. Great way to entertain guests cranking pizzas out of the bbq
     
  8. mmBax

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    Have a stone and don't like the results. Good pizza requires 700-1000 degrees as far as I'm aware. Conventional ovens/bbqs don't go near it.

    I was looking at buying a dedicated oven like a uuni or something similar but don't have any more room in the yard for dedicated bbq things.
     
  9. miicah

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    You can't put the stone directly on the grill?
     
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    Stone is horrible, got one in Singapore, end up just using a metal pizza tray and throwing the stone away after 6 months. Would like to try the baking steel tho.
     
  11. caspian

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    stones are overrated in an oven, just get a thin steel tray that transfers heat quickly. BBQ is a different matter.
     
  12. darknebula

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    No it will crack
     
  13. mmBax

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    I put mine directly on and didn't have any cracking issues. Main issues I had was that the stone got far too hot the base was black before the top was melted.
    Again it goes back to the air in the bbq being 250-300 degrees C and it takes time to reach that temp. As soon as you open the lid all your hot air gets out and you're back to heating the air again.
     
  14. darknebula

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    I’ve cracked one :). So using the trivet now
     
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    Stones needs to be pre-heated first before you put the pizza onto it. Oven or not. But it can't be over heated as it would crack.
     
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    Did you put the stone onto the grill while the grill was already hot, or did you let everything heat up at the same rate?
     
  17. mmBax

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    Me? I let my stone preheat from cold. Like the BBQ itself.

    Also I never washed my stone with water because I felt any residual water and the heating wouldn't be great as well.
     
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    Always let everything heat at the same rate.. one day it cracked :S
     
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    My delonghi air fryer thingie does nice pizzas. I suppose it's similar to an electrical pizza oven, but you can use if for other things as well.
     
  20. connico

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    lol C or F??? ahahaha

    I use a stone if I don't want to fire up the outdoor oven... But I want to try that steel.. that looks neat !
     

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