90 of 92 people found the following review helpful
Was Great...until it cracked from oven heat...(3 months),
This review is from: Good Cook 4301 14.75 Inch Pizza Stone with Rack (Kitchen)
Hmm. I thought this stone was great, for the 3 months I used it before it cracked. I was using it to bake bread and pizzas. Used it maybe 2 dozen times, with great success. And yes, was aware of the 'cracking' issue thanks to other reviews on Amazon. So I took extra care with this one. As a baking stone, it does it's job, and this stone was about half the price as a regular baking stone. Well, it's a bargain, or is it? So about 3 months of having this stone, I had it in the oven (dry), and preheated the oven as usual with the stone in it (at 300f), with nothing on it, as it is resting on the middle wire rack of my oven. When "BAM"! And I knew that was the end of the stone. Cracked almost up the middle. I mean, I could keep using it and just clean each half, but it's pretty stupid to cook with a cracked stone. At this point, I could just keep buying $15 baking stones every 3 months, or just pay $35 for one that supposedly won't break. I think the real bargain would be to pay the $35 for something that will last. If you're planning on using this baking stone only for the occasional 2x/yr pizza, then by all means. But if you're planning on baking something once a week, the bargain on this one probably won't last.