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Sur La Table Baking Steel

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Bake pizzeria-quality pizzas at home with this innovative baking steel. Thick, pre-seasoned steel will never break, is easy to clean and boasts incredible heat conductivity, resulting in a screaming-hot surface that delivers flawlessly crisp crust every...Read More

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EXCLUSIVE Bake pizzeria-quality pizzas at home with this innovative baking steel. Thick, pre-seasoned steel will never break, is easy to clean and boasts incredible heat conductivity, resulting in a screaming-hot surface that delivers flawlessly crisp crust every time. Also works for baking breads.

Versatile steel is safe for the oven or the grill, works as a stovetop griddle on conventional and induction stovetops, and can even be chilled to create a cold plate perfect for serving chilled appetizers, mixing up icy confections and more.

Get the recipe for New York-Style Pizza Dough: Click here »

Click here to read our interview with Andris Lagsdin, the creator of the baking steel.

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  • Designed in the USA exclusively for Sur La Table
  • Made in Hanover, Massachusetts, of 100% recycled steel
  • Eighteen times the heat conductivity of ceramic stones, resulting in crispier crusts and faster cook times
  • Quarter-inch steel is virtually indestructible and won’t shatter or crack; cleans up quickly and easily with gentle soap and warm water
  • Oven- and grill-safe steel can also be used as a griddle on conventional and induction stovetops, a hot plate and a cold plate

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  • Manufacturer: Stoughton Steel Co., Inc.
  • Material: Steel
  • Dimensions: 14" x 14" x ¼"
  • Weight: Approx. 16 lbs.
  • Made in USA

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash only
  • Heat safe to 1800°. Handle with care when hot

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Customer Reviews

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Stellar Results Compared to Pizza Stone
When my pizza stone cracked I forked over the cash for the Baking Steel and it turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to me. WOW, what an improvement to the crust! Better than store bought, and so easy (especially if you use Jim Lahey's no knead dough recipe and make it 18 hours ahead, but ALL the dough recipes I've made have worked out beautifully on the Baking Steel.

Read the glowing review of the Baking Steel on Serious Eats (Google it). Everything they said was absolutely true.

Now instead of making pizza a few times a year at most I make it almost weekly.

I couldn't recommend the product more highly. It's also very easy to take care of and clean (and to dry in the oven after cleaning so it won't rust) -- in fact I leave it in the oven all the time now. Great product. Absolutely top notch. I no longer dream of a home pizza oven since I have the Baking Steel
September 2, 2013
Loving the Baking Steel
I purchased a Baking Steel from one of the Sur La Table stores. I tried the steel out with the same pizza recipe I have always used. WOW! My pizza came out better than ever before...even my husband noticed the difference. Great quality product. Would definitely recommend....
August 20, 2013
A pizza stone that won't break
After breaking my third pizza stone (I'm not clumsy, I've just been baking for many years) I saw the pizza steel and thought I give it a try. I am impressed at how well it does with pizza and bread. It also cleans up beautifully
December 1, 2013
heavyweight!
Can't believe the quality and weight on this. There is NO comparison to a pizza stone...the ease of cleanup and it looks brand new instead of stained. I will never use anything else..you get what you pay for and never was that so true. Also could not believe the speed in which I received it...will order again online from SurLaTable
December 27, 2013
Steel beats the stone
I'm impressed! The baking steel heats faster and is much easier to clean than my old pizza stone. The pizza crusts come out nice and crisp and the steel works great for making calzones or reheating pizza too. It is quite heavy, but I just store it in the oven so it's not an issue. It's so heavy duty I'm sure it will last forever
February 4, 2014
Recommend over the stone. Leave in oven it is very very heavy.
January 20, 2014
LOVE THIS!
This is a great product. Cooked my pizza in 6 minutes! Great crisp on the bottom of the pizza. What a difference between this and my old pizza stone. Worth every penny!
February 20, 2014
Baking steel
Huge step up from stone for making pizza. Last week we made 6 in a row and each was fast and crispy. Easy to care for and a real relief that it's US made so you don't have to worry about how the steel was sourced. Highly recommend.
February 24, 2014
A must for perfect pizza
Thin, crisp crusts with browned bottoms, LOVE this new kitchen tool!
July 5, 2014
At least you won't have to worry about it breaking
I have to be honest with you I really don't see any difference in the crispiness of my pizza. The one thing I am glad about is that it will never crack on me like a stone.
This item is a bit pricey
February 24, 2014
 

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
I went to a pizza making class at our local wine shop, where the founder of the Baking Steel company demonstrated the steel and made amazing pizza in a regular oven. Since then, I always wanted to purchase one, so I took advantage of the 20% off coupon from Sur la table. Can't wait to try it at home!
ELAINE P on May 6, 2016
My daughters gave me this as a present. I love it so much and the pizza's turn out so awesome that now everyone who eats pizza at my house wants one!
Great gift!!!
Peggy B on Apr 29, 2016
I went to a pizza making class at our local wine shop, where the founder of the Baking Steel company demonstrated the steel and made amazing pizza in a regular oven. Since then, I always wanted to purchase one, so I took advantage of the 20% off coupon from Sur la table. Can't wait to try it at home!
ELAINE P on May 6, 2016
Used one before. Works well.
Thomas L on May 2, 2016
My daughters gave me this as a present. I love it so much and the pizza's turn out so awesome that now everyone who eats pizza at my house wants one!
Great gift!!!
Peggy B on Apr 29, 2016
I have this and I love it. I am getting for a wedding gift.
Teri M on Apr 20, 2016
Wanting crisp crust an option to bake or grill, this pan can do both
Mary H on Apr 17, 2016
I tried it in a cooking class and loved it!
Jean K on Apr 17, 2016
A friend has one.
Timothy R on Apr 13, 2016
unbreakable pizza stone...
need I say more?
LINDA B on Apr 13, 2016
Good for both grill & oven.
Gardiner M on Mar 30, 2016
on a gift register
Allison T on Mar 18, 2016
Do not want to risk spending on another baking stone and having it break so trying the steel this time based on the reviews and other research found on the internet.
Drashell S on Mar 12, 2016
The baking steel is the best oven tool for baking pizzas in the home oven. It gives better results than a pizza stone.
Ann B on Mar 6, 2016
unbreakable, good reviews, quality
Page L on Feb 29, 2016
I have this item and it makes the best pizza. I wanted to share my love with my daughter-in-law for her birthday.
Penny H on Feb 20, 2016
I have one of these already, and love it! A second one will allow me to cook 2 pizzas at once.
Karen C on Feb 18, 2016
Recommended by chef/teacher at pizza class at Durham location.
Todd B on Feb 14, 2016
Comes highly recommended from Paul in my local store, and the consensus online is in line with his suggestion. I'm getting into more bread baking these days, and was looking at stone options until I learned about baking steels, which seem brilliant in comparison.
Kathy S on Jan 31, 2016
a friend has one and it was the best pizza i have ever had!
Tami M on Jan 28, 2016
I picked it because of the positive reviews posted online.
Samuel C on Jan 18, 2016
I chose the baking steel after reading a glowing review and recommendation provided by J.Kenji Lopez Alt on his serious eats site who, imo, is the final word on all things food related. The picture of the crust cooked on the baking steel versus a conventional stone said it all. When I read the sur la table's steel is manufactured by the very same company as the one he reviewed(something I think they should advertise more prominently), I had to put my gift certificate to good use.
linda v on Jan 1, 2016
We have a pizza oven that we love to use but we can never get the crust crisp enough. My husband saw this stone used on a TV cooking show, loved it, researched it and said we should get one. It's part of his Christmas gift! I hope he doesn't order one himself in the next week.
Priscilla B on Dec 16, 2015
very durable compared to stones. high heat capacity and transfer. perfect for the grilll
HAYTHAM S on Dec 8, 2015
This should get the men cooking the pizzas!
Mary Anne G on Dec 6, 2015
my daughter asked for this for christmas
Carolyn W on Nov 30, 2015
Baking stone broke- my 3rd one. This won't break.
Marcia R on Nov 29, 2015
Who doesn't look hot crispy crust pizza?
Gretchen H on Nov 17, 2015
To supplement pizza stone. This is now the main choice.
Claudia C on Nov 14, 2015
It was on a gift registry
Ari S on Nov 12, 2015
return it
JACQULEINE L on Nov 9, 2015
After breaking many pizza stones, my daughter had no idea that there was an alternative. This is the perfect gift and I'm sure it will come in handy for the holidays with friends and family. It is so versatile in and out of the often. We can't wait to try it for family pizza night.
AnnMarie I on Oct 31, 2015
I heard that using a steel makes even better grilled pizza. I'm not so sure that is correct. I have the same good pizza results I had with a pizza stone.
Leann A on Oct 8, 2015
Have used baking stone for a long time. Did a lot of research prior to purchasing this particular steel. It is a definite improvement from a baking stone which was fine but this is so much better! The steel lives in my oven and all my bread, pizza etc goes straight on it without any prep. Cookie sheets, pans, casseroles etc too if it happens to be on the oven rack I want to use. No need to store it somewhere else so very convenient.
MELISSA J on Sep 27, 2015
highly recommended for bread baking
PATRICIA M on Aug 29, 2015
because it can be heated up to 1800 degrees without breaking
Terri E on Aug 28, 2015
We have one and are giving to a friend as a gift
Heather F on Aug 26, 2015
Wedding registry gift - and we love the one we personally own
Jennifer C on Aug 25, 2015
REALLY WANT ONE
CHERYL B on Aug 18, 2015
My son keeps breaking the pizza stone so he wanted to try the steel.
Juliann B on Aug 2, 2015
Great reviews and would like for pizza making
SHANNON M on Jul 31, 2015
because my pizza stone cracked in half in the oven and all the pizza toppings spilled all over my oven - what a mess that was. Hopefully as stated this won't crack.
Norma K on Jul 20, 2015
on registry
Amy W on Jul 18, 2015
I want one..
matthew p on Jul 18, 2015
This is the second baking steel I have gotten. The first one became a present for some friends. This is a great item for baking pizza of all sorts. It holds the heat an amazingly long time. The pizza comes out great.
Eric Albert Z on Jul 16, 2015
I am planning to bake bread on it. The stone one I was using did not meet my expectations, hope this on will.
BOZENA M on Jul 16, 2015
this is something the bride to be selected, it looks like she will get a lot of use from it. It is highly rated, and it looks like it has many uses. Hopefully she will enjoy it for years to come!
Mary B on Jun 29, 2015
Conducted thorough research (on-line) as well as considered reviews. Moved to a house that was built in late 1920's and am in the process of renovating kitchen into a period-inspired industrial chef's style kitchen.
i k on Jun 28, 2015
husband's request
Lisa M on Jun 21, 2015
I just bought a new gas grill for use on my deck & wanted to be able to cook pizza or other baked goods on it. This item will be useful on both the grill & in the oven inside.
Richard B on Jun 21, 2015
the other reviews were so positive.
terry m on Jun 21, 2015
I love making pizza and read that the pizza steel heats better than a pizza stone, which I have been using.
jeanette g on Jun 15, 2015
Used one before. Works well.
Thomas L on May 2, 2016
I have this and I love it. I am getting for a wedding gift.
Teri M on Apr 20, 2016
Is this the same as BakingSteel.com?

Is this the same piece of equipment as the product on bakingsteel.com? I the only difference i can find is the SLT logo and the dimensions are 14""square vs 14""x16"" on the baking steel website
pizza on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is the same baking steel
My pizza stuck to the steel. I used flour (the package said flour or cornmeal and I didn't have cornmeal) what did I do wrong?

Help
A shopper on Mar 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Typically if it sticks, it just means you aren't using enough flour or cornmeal. Be sure you're applying it in a very liberal fashion
Can you use this on a grill, and can you cut on i

Can you use this on a grill and can you cut on it
A shopper on Sep 12, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This steel is safe for the grill. Cutting on it is not suggested, as it could scrape off your seasoning as well as damage your blade
How much does the pizza steel weigh?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This baking steel weighs about 16lbs.
I purchased the pizza steel, but I haven't used it yet. Is it necessary to purchase a peel as well? thanks, I'm a novice @ pizzas
A shopper on Sep 18, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I highly suggest a pizza peel. Not only is it the quickest and easiest way to transer your pizza to your preheated steel, but it is essential when removing it from your steel when your pizza is finished cooking. Because your pizza will cook fast and at high temperatures, you'll want to be able to remove it as quickly as possible
Does it come with the pictured accessories?

I see that the product photos include a cork mat and pizza peel. Are these included?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This steel is sold individually. All other pictured items are sold separately.
Does the pizza steel stain like a pizza stone?
A shopper on May 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: YES, it absolutely does stain! After two uses, mine has darkened (not shiny any longer). Food residue wipes off easily (wait until it cools!), but the oil/cheese/burnt stains remain an emblem of your foodie delights. If you can live with that, this is a good product (not a kitchen miracle by any means).
Since I did get tomato stains on the steel , can I use the opposite side of the steel. And what would you recommend to clean or just accept the few stains since it is steel.?
christina S on Aug 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: sure use the other side. I think a patina or few stains shows it has been used , in a good way. My research said a light sanding or steel wool will keep it shiny....but, you'll remove your seasoning.
Are there any problems using this in a convection oven?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2013
BEST ANSWER: No. This steel can be used in convection ovens.
Has anyone used it as a griddle on your stove?

The description says that you can use it as a griddle, but has anyone tried to make pancakes, for example
A shopper on Apr 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Although I haven't personally used it as a griddle, I've read a lot positive info on it. Because it reacts quickly to changes in temperature, you're likely too cook your pancakes evenly, but not so likely to over cook them. Also, this baking steel is rimless, so if you make pancakes, you'll want to use a thicker batter
Using parchment paper

Cooks Illustrated recommends using parchment paper to put a pizza onto a hot baking stone instead of having to buy a peel to do this. Can parchment be used on this hot baking steel safely?
A shopper on Oct 29, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Parchment papers are generally not recommended for temperatures above 425 degrees, much too cool for pizza. Better not- you can use foil if you must
Our teenagers the pizza steel for the first time and had a disaster with sauce and cheese burning on due to a bad recipe for dough. How can I safely clean off the burnt mess or do I need to completely clean it? It has been scraped with a nylon scraper and nylon scrub pad, but there is still a burnt on layer.
Artyce Hedrick on Oct 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I cleaned my baking steel with a nylon stiff bristle brush. It cleaned very well. When I preheated it for the next use there was no burn off smell. I love my steel, but still not sure if it's better than my stone.
Can it rust?

If food does not wipe away easily can it be soaked in water? This is steel, not stainless steel, which implies rust is possible
A shopper on Mar 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, if not cared for properly this steel has the potential to rust
If this steel sheet is kept in the oven due to its weight, how would its presence effect the baking of other goods e.g. casseroles, pies, etc.?
Cindy M on Nov 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I left mine inside and have not noticed an effect either way, perhaps because steel is such an excellent heat conductor. In any event, it might take a slightly longer time to reach the desired temperature; however, its presence may contribute to retain heat more efficiently.
Can oil be applied to the steel?

I dont like the taste and texture of cornmeal on the bottom of pizza so I always rubbed oil on the pizza stone before spreading out the dough. It never burned the crust and releasing the pizza with a spatula was easy. What would happen if I tried this method with the steel?
A shopper on Mar 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The only time it's suggested to add oil to your baking steel is during seasoning. And even when you add oil during seasoning, you need to remove most of it before baking it into the steel
Where can I find the Instructions for the steel? I've misplaced mine and don't see a link anywhere on the SLT website.
A shopper on Jan 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Move your oven rack to the second highest level and place steel on rack. Preheat oven to 500*F for 45 minutes to ensure steel is fully heated. Use a wood peel to prepare, insert and remove food. The high heat will damage ordinary spatulas and metal will scratch the steel. Lightly dust pizza peel with flour, cornmeal, or breadcrumbs to prevent sticking. Place dough on peel and add toppings. Use a quick jerking movement to slide pizza onto steel. Bake 7 - 9 minutes. Use peel to remove pizza to a cutting surface. Do not cut directly on steel. Bake frozen pizza according to package directions but baking time may be shorter. Bread baking times may be shorter than called for in recipe. After oven is off, allow steel to cool one hour before removing with oven mitts. For best results, clean with a stiff nylon brush and warm water. Towel dry immediately; do not let air dry as the steel may rust.
My steel has rusty spots. How do I clean and season it?
A shopper on Feb 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Bar Keepers Helper. But the plate will age. It won't be like new forever. When I wash mine I don't dry it but put it on top of a burner and heat until all moisture is evaporated.
Is the baking steel coated? Does it need to be seasoned to keep it from rusting?
A shopper on Dec 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The steel comes pre-seasoned as best as I can tell, and care instructions do come with it. They say when you wash it to towel dry, allowing it to air dry may cause it to rust. So far we've been using our for 6+ months and there is no sign of rust anywhere on it and we have not needed to season it again.
I hand washed my pizza steel as directed. I'm not sure what happened, but after just one use it got completely discolored and rusty. I tried removing the rust with steel wool but it just got worse. What can I use to get it rust free and shiny again?
Kristin C on Nov 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I don't think you are suppose to use water to clean the baking steel. It is natural for it to discolor because of the heat from the oven or grill. I usually wipe mine off with a paper towel. For stubborn burnt on food or in your case rust you can use a pumice stone.
We just got one of these and lost the instructions for seasoning it before first use. Any suggestions?
A shopper on Jan 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Re-seasoning Your Baking Steel™

While maintaining the seasoning should keep your Baking Steel in good condition, at some point you may need to repeat the seasoning process. If food sticks to the surface, or you notice a dull, gray color, repeat the seasoning process.

Wash the Baking Steel with hot, soapy water and a stiff brush. (It is okay to use soap this time because you are preparing to re-season the Baking Steel.)
Rinse and dry completely.
Apply a dab of organic flax seed oil (recommend Barleans) in the center of the Baking Steel. Take a paper towel and wipe the oil around the steel evenly. Use another paper towel and wipe off excess. Do this to both sides of the Baking Steel.
Set oven temperature to 375?-400?F.
Place Baking Steel on rack of the oven.
Bake the Baking Steel for one hour. After the hour, turn off the oven and let the Baking Steel cool in the oven.
How long to preheat?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I heat barbecue or stove up to 375 to 400. It heats very quickly compared to the stone I have. By the time at this temperature it is almost ready. I put corn meal on right before sliding pizza on.
Has anyone tried this with a gluten-free crust? I'm curious to see it there is a noticeable difference in the way the crust bakes.
Penny S on Feb 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This was a gift so I have not used the Baking Steel.
How long does it take to preheat?
A shopper on Jan 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 30 minutes is the suggsted preheating time.
use on outdoor grill

I love this product when i use it inside the house in my oven. If I use it on my grill has anyone found if it heats up as it does in the oven? Also what temp on the grill have you found is ideal for its use.
willy on Jul 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can be used on a grill. The ideal temp for this baking steel is around 500 Degrees.
Can the pizza steel be used for other baked goods like cookies and bread?
A shopper on Apr 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can. In fact, when Cooks' Illustrated compared the steel to a stone, bread rose higher and had a crustier exterior
Wood or Steel Peel?

I just purchased this stone and noticed it specifies to use only a wooden pizza peel with it, clearly stating ""DO NOT USE METAL UTENSILS."" Does that include a pizza peel? Do I need to replace my aluminum peel with a wood one
A shopper on Feb 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this does include the peel. You will need a wooden one
case?

Does this baking steel come with a case. Some of the others on-line can be ordered with a case.
A shopper on Feb 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, this baking steel does not come with a case
Does the baking steel warp with repeated use and high tempatures ?
A shopper on Dec 3, 2013
BEST ANSWER: No, this baking steel is not prone to warping
 

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