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Baking steel

Discussion in 'Food and Drink' started by Deiniol, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Deiniol

    Deiniol Founding Member

    Hi all,

    Does anybody know where i can get (or could sell me) a baking steel for pizza's, bread etc?
    http://bakingsteel.com/


    I want one of these but there appears to be no UK seller and postage is alot of money.
     
  2. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Is it just a chunk of stainless steel ?
     
  3. EdipisReks

    EdipisReks The Picasso of Creepiness Founding Member

    It's not stainless steel, but some kind of carbon structural steel. Anyway, I have a baking steel, and while I really like it, it's not head and shoulders better than my cordierite baking stone.
     
  4. EdipisReks

    EdipisReks The Picasso of Creepiness Founding Member

    It's A36, apparently.
     
  5. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    You may try to find something from a blacksmith or metal worker locally, doesnt look like there is anything really special to it really. may be cheaper then shipping something that heavy around from a supplier. you know the metal and the dimensions shouldnt be to hard for someone to make that
     
  6. Wagner the Wehrwolf

    Wagner the Wehrwolf Founding Member

    It's just mild steel. Just ask a local steel supplier for structual steel plate or boiler plate. Give him the dimensions you want. You will need to find someone to descale/surface finish and smooth the edges of they won't do that too. Or do that yourself.
     
  7. John Fout

    John Fout Founding Member

    That link is money...
     
  8. apathetic

    apathetic Founding Member

    Thanks for the link. Need to find a steel mill to get this done :)

    Would ther e be any benefit in using a different steel or even cast iron?
     
  9. EdipisReks

    EdipisReks The Picasso of Creepiness Founding Member

    I've used a cast iron baking "stone" before, and it wasn't great for pizza. Temperature recovery wasn't nearly as good.
     
  10. apathetic

    apathetic Founding Member

    Thanks, good to know. I will stick with steel then
     
  11. Koz

    Koz Founding Member

    Thanks! It's funny to me that this post get's so many hits. I found you guys looking at my server logs. Let me know if you have any questions about making your own steel. I use mine for all kinds of stuff, not just pizza.
     
  12. John Fout

    John Fout Founding Member

    Stones are a pain... Steel on the other hand I'm not as worried about. :)

    and welcome to the fora! :D
     
  13. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Welcome to Fora, great article as well I may have to try this one myself, I do like pizza, wonder how it compares to on the grille
     
  14. EdipisReks

    EdipisReks The Picasso of Creepiness Founding Member

    If you like pizza on the grill, you have to try a Kettle pizza! I don't own one (yet), but a friend does, and it rules.
     
  15. Intrigued

    Intrigued Founding Member

    Welcome aboard, Koz! [​IMG] I really enjoyed the article.
     
  16. Koz

    Koz Founding Member

    My goal was to replicate the Neapolitan style pizza, which is why I went with a steel. I think grill pizza is a different beast, but if I *were* to use my grill to make pizza, I'd use my steal on top of my grill grates. My grill is an infrared grill which gets hot enough to replicate a wood oven, now that I think about it, I don't know why I've never tried that!
     
  17. James

    James smarter then your average duck Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Youve never had pizza from a grille ? Lol and you call yourself a pizza guy, guess we can wait for that post now lol
     
  18. Koz

    Koz Founding Member

    I've never had to! Actually, since I installed my new range, I've hardly used my grill. Having a grill indoors in the Pacific Northwest is amazing, no more dealing with the rain!
     
  19. Deiniol

    Deiniol Founding Member

    Thanks for the help .Ive found grilling to be the best method and can cook a pizza in about 6 minutes with my pizza stone but i am ideally looking for neopolitan style in about 2 minutes. I have even tried marble but its quite slow to heat up and crazy thick/heavy.

    The A36 link is kind of what im looking to do. I have a baking stone but it is only good for 1 pizza every 30 minutes or so.

    I haven't tried the Kettle pizza but have tested a Big green egg But dont have the money for one :(
    www.biggreenegg.com/pizza/

    I have also tried a chadwick oven chadwickoven.com/ and didn't like it.

    What would be the best type of steel to have-
    Massive specific heat capacity
    Quick heat absorption
    cost under £50 for 50cm^2
     
  20. Wagner the Wehrwolf

    Wagner the Wehrwolf Founding Member

    You just need a plain steel. There's nothing special about it. The thickness is more important than what it's made of. Any structural steel or boiler plate will be fine.
     

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