How do I Clean porcelain pizza stone?

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 05, 2018

    Pizza stones will absorb the taste of anything you use to clean it so you should use these guidelines:

    Never submerge in water

    Scrape stone with a stiff dry brush, possibly wire brush

    Scrape with a plastic scraper

    Wipe off with a damp microfiber cloth

    Note that pizza stones will not be pretty because it will absorb food oils into it.

    Pampered Chef recommends a baking soda paste of 1/2 cup baking soda plus 3 Tbsp water. I wouldn't because I would be afraid the baking soda taste would penetrate.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Oct 05, 2018
    Here are some suggestions for cleaning your pizza stone.Method 2 Washing Your Stone With Baking Soda
    1. Mix equal parts baking soda and warm water in a bowl. Mix it together until it forms a paste. ...
    2. Remove large burnt chunks of food with plastic spatula. ...
    3. Scrub the solution into your stone with a brush. ...
    4. Wipe the stone with a damp cloth. ...
    5. Allow the stone to fully dry.
    3 Easy Ways to Clean a Pizza Stone - wikiHow

  • L. Creative L. Creative on Oct 06, 2018

    I was told you are not supposed to clean these but just wipe them off. This kind of grossed me out considering as she told me this she licked her finger and got some of the crumbs off of it!

  • Wanda B Wanda B on Oct 06, 2018

    I wouldn't like to clean mine. Similar to cast iron skillets. Once the oily coating from baked food is there, you just don't want to mess it up or then you will have cooking food stick to it. But if you do, be careful, never put soap on it, boiling water and let it stand and then dry. A cast iron skillet can be put in the fire out back if it has gotten too burns off, then re-season it. I do not know if one can do this with the baking stones or not. The "old" look is not a problem, makes it all look authentic.:)

    • Kate Kate on Oct 07, 2018

      I wipe mine with a fresh damp terry cleaning cloth, preferably immediately after I take the food off. If I want to deep clean I stick it in water and scrub with baking soda and rinse thoroughly. If it's thoroughly seasoned it might be able to handle detergent just fine.

      A properly seasoned cast iron pan has a tough finish and can handle detergent better than a lot of other finishes. When seasoning you use a "drying oil", meaning the oil cross links or forms new, extra chemical bonds across molecules. Theoretically the pan could be bonded across the entire surface and not something likely to be disrupted. Use all the soap and detergent you want but be sure you get it dry.

  • Em Em on Oct 06, 2018

    Ewwww. Rinse off crumbs and paper towel dry.