How to clean a pizza stone – Tips and tricks
If you are a pizza aficionado and are fond of making your own pizza creation, you must have your own pizza stone. It is the perfect tool in getting that crispy crust on your pizza, which you cannot achieve with a baking sheet, because of its porous surface. Now, you have to make sure you will be able to enjoy using your pizza stone for a long time. First step is knowing how to clean it right.
As we mentioned, a pizza stone has a porous surface so whatever cleanser you use will be absorbed by it. And, if you put it in water for a bit, it will also absorb and retain the moisture for a long time.
Here are some tips how to clean your pizza stone.
Let’s start with the materials that you would need. You will need a soft cloth, a plastic spatula, baking soda, a stone brush or any stiff-bristle plastic brush, and some water.
First step is to allow your pizza stone to cool down completely before cleaning it. If you cool it down with water while it is hot, it may break or crack. Next, take your plastic spatula and remove any food debris on it. Never use metal because it will scratch the surface. Once you’ve done that, use the soft cloth to wipe it down. Then, combine 1 tablespoon of baking soda with water to make a paste. Take some of the paste on your brush to scrub the stone in a circular motion. If there is food debris that has hardened, spot-treat it with some of the paste. When you are done, wipe everything away with a damp cloth. Leave it out to dry for an hour or two before using it again. If there are some stubborn dirt, you can cook it off. Put the stone in the oven at 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the dirt be cooked off then it will easier to remove.