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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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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 21, 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 2, 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 28, 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 5, 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 25, 2014
Recommend over the stone. Leave in oven it is very very heavy.
January 21, 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 21, 2014
A must for perfect pizza
Thin, crisp crusts with browned bottoms, LOVE this new kitchen tool!
July 6, 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 25, 2014
Makes The Best Dough In Both The Oven And BBQ
I had no idea that pizza stones came in steel and when I saw this, I was a skeptic. After reading the many positive reviews about this baking steel, I thought, what the heck, I would give it a try. I am so glad I did. This made all the difference in the quality and taste of my pizza crusts. Crunchy on the bottom and air pockets throughout the crust makes for a pizza that you will swear came out of a pizzeria oven. Take a chance on this purchase, you will not be sorry.
April 30, 2015
 

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Why did you choose this?
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recommended
Jeannie T on Feb 23, 2017
looked very durable.
Marla D on Feb 23, 2017
recommended
Jeannie T on Feb 23, 2017
I want to make PIZZA on my gas grill
robert z on Feb 23, 2017
looked very durable.
Marla D on Feb 23, 2017
I love to bake bread and this is more durable than a baking stone
Hillary W on Feb 23, 2017
looking for a way to make my pizza crispier
Elizabeth N on Feb 22, 2017
Looking for restaurant quality pizza at home
Breffni B on Feb 20, 2017
Great idea for creating whatever one may in their own oven at home, especially pizza.
Debora E on Feb 19, 2017
My ceramic pizza stones cracked on the grill because it was too hot. This says it's safe up to 1800 degrees.
Buffy T on Feb 18, 2017
make better pizza
Robert H on Feb 17, 2017
I've had a pizza stone for years and I've also broken pizza stones. A pizza steel makes sense since it isn't breakable but also because it makes better crust.
Deborah K on Feb 16, 2017
Our son has one. Tried it before. Liked it.
RoseMarie L on Feb 15, 2017
I make homemade pizza often. I had previously used a stone for baking pizza. After doing a bit of research on stone vs steel, I decided to give the steel a try. So, far I am happy with the purchase.
Kim H on Feb 15, 2017
we often make pizza at home
Beverly P on Feb 14, 2017
looks functional
JENNIFER W on Feb 14, 2017
Want to try something different other than a stone
LINDA I on Feb 14, 2017
I can not only make pizzas but also turnovers, appetizers and breads. I think it is a versatile baking sheet.
Supriya N on Feb 14, 2017
To replace my baking stone--this will be more durable, won't crack, and can be cleaned a lot easier.
Barb S on Feb 14, 2017
Sounded interesting
Jamie A on Feb 14, 2017
Crispy pizza is a must.
Susan M on Feb 13, 2017
It will turn our Dacor oven into a pizza oven.
Michael L on Feb 7, 2017
We make lots of homemade pizza"s.
Mark M on Feb 6, 2017
I make pizza from scratch once a week. My old stone has done very well, but it is developing a crack. I saw this item in a catalog and it looked very interesting. I checked out reviews both here and on Amazon, everyone seems to love it, so I am ordering one.
Jeff B on Feb 6, 2017
other pizza stone broke/cracked. need a replacement, so trying this one
Sara C on Feb 6, 2017
My pizza stone is almost 10 years old and starts to smoke when heated, so I need a new one and saw this one had great reviews compared to the stone and it cleans easy too!
Leslie V on Feb 6, 2017
Quality
Theresa W on Feb 5, 2017
for pizza on the grill
Joan B on Feb 5, 2017
I make pizza on a stone and I was interested in the steel. I bought it after I read the reviews.
Sue P on Feb 5, 2017
To create a better, crusty pizza and other baked breads.
Carol R on Feb 4, 2017
I HEARD ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF A BAKING STEEL COMPARED WITH A BAKING STONE ON AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN
William N on Feb 4, 2017
used the stone in the past and thought this was a great idea.
Carol P on Feb 1, 2017
Wanted pizza stone. The multi-use of this baking steel (hot and cold) sold me.
Michelle S on Jan 28, 2017
Excellent reviews. We have been watching this product for a while - and decided to use a 20% off coupon plus no shipping. Can't wait to take a crispy pizza out of the oven!
Janice P on Jan 27, 2017
Looks interesting.
Patricia R on Jan 27, 2017
Professional chef who undertands that a baking steel enables the home cook to make artisal commercial pizza without a pizza oven.
Sharon B on Jan 13, 2017
we already own one at our other home.
Great Product
Walter P on Dec 27, 2016
The baking steel just makes sense over a stone. It cooks very evenly and produces a crisp crust every time. It has a matte style finish so care is a bit tougher. Burnt on toppings have to be scraped off. Overall it a great addition to my kitchen!
Michael R on Dec 25, 2016
Unique item that will help me make better Pizza's at home.
Steven R on Dec 23, 2016
I listened to NPR and the chef was extolling the virtues of steel over a pizza stone. I have never been totally happy with my stone so I will give it to my son, who won't know better! Stay tuned
Vikki B on Dec 21, 2016
want to make pizzas and flatbreads
Sue C on Dec 21, 2016
I have one and it works great. Getting this one for a gift.
robin W on Dec 17, 2016
This was a gift for my mother a few years ago. My parents had previously cracked their pizza stone and it turned out to be a great Christmas gift to my delight! They have used it over and over again. Every time they use it I get a text about how much they love it and how well it works.
CAROL S on Dec 16, 2016
I was a gift request
Dennis B on Dec 16, 2016
For my husband.
Adriana V on Dec 16, 2016
We have one already and it makes wonderful, crispy pizzas.
Toni E on Dec 14, 2016
RECOMMENDED BY COOKS
TEKA B on Dec 14, 2016
for my son who loves to make pizza!
Kathleen R on Dec 13, 2016
Family members and I enjoy making pizza and artisan breads. However, our new oven creates uneven heat, so we're constantly switching pizza pans from top to bottom.

This particular baking steel seems like it would resolve that problem. It also looks well-made and professional. Amazon reviews were exceptionally favorable, so it appeared to be our very best option.
Deborah B on Dec 11, 2016
reviews
Cynthia M on Dec 10, 2016
I want to support made in America.
I also have a tendency to break ceramic, and this item is also non stick.
KAROLIN R on Dec 9, 2016
Husband loves making homemade pizzas and we are tired of ceramic stones cracking
Teresa C on Dec 8, 2016
I want to make PIZZA on my gas grill
robert z on Feb 23, 2017
I love to bake bread and this is more durable than a baking stone
Hillary W on Feb 23, 2017
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?

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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.
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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Can it be used as a baking sheet other than for pizza, e.g., for cookies? I'm anti-aluminum and use parchment, but would rather bin the aluminum.
K.C.J. on Jan 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have not tried it but my thoughts - 1) pre heating the pizza steel would be a nightmare to transfer the cookies for baking and might also mean much darker bottoms for the cookies or alternatively 2) placing cookies on the steel then into the oven would mean the bottom the cookies could be undercooked as it takes much longer for heat to come through. I would recommend using parchment paper on aluminum tray to prevent leaching into the food. My experience aluminum trays are by far the best as it does not warp in high heat.
How long after using it does it take for the steel to cool down enough to touch it?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It takes a long time to cool. And a long time to heat up. Handle with potholders or kitchen towels. I have been happy with this purchase. Better than a stone.
What is the size and dimensions???
A shopper on Oct 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The steel is 14x14 and 1/4 inch thick. It is very heavy weighing about 16 lbs. Probably one of the best products I've ever used. Makes amazing pizza at home!
Why not have a lip on the edge to prevent the corn flower from making a mess in the oven?
A shopper on Feb 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think having a lip at the edges of the steel would hamper your ability to use a pizza peel to slide the pizza on and off. Try putting a cookie sheet (rimmed or flat) on the oven rack below the rack that holds the steel to catch anything that falls off. Or try what I do, use a sheet of parchment paper, dust with semolina flour (I use semolina because it adds another bit of texture to the baked crust, corn meal's a bit coarser) and form your pizza dough on top of the floured paper. Slide the whole thing onto the preheated steel. If you don't have a peel, use a flat cookie sheet to transfer the pizza on and off the steel and onto a cutting board for slicing (also great method for baking loaves of artisan-style bread). You don't really need to dust the parchment paper with flour so even less chance of flour "overspray" with the added benefit of trapping cheese or anything else that might "drip" off the pizza onto the steel or the oven as it's baking. Parchment paper can handle high temps, even the 500 degree temp I use for pizza but don't use it when broiling anything on the top rack!
Does this rust?
A shopper on Oct 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No it doesn't rust. But we gave this as a gift to our son-in-law who uses it almost weekly for pizza. He said that the paint was starting to come off.
Can I put this steel on a pizza oven stone and not break the stone? I have a pizza oven but the existing stone doesn't cook the bottom of the pizza very well. I want to lay the steel stone on the existing clay like stone without breaking it. Will it work?
A shopper on Oct 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This steel used to cook pizza gets so much hotter than a pizza stone that it may crack the stone. Never tried that combination as the steel totally cooks bottom of a pizza.
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.
Does it make a crisp crust with frozen pizza?
A shopper on Feb 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Baking steel is superior to a pizza stone for crisp crust.
Can this be used on a Big Green Egg with successful results?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have not used it on a Big Green Egg but I am familiar with them. I don't see why not ...you could possibly replace the ceramic shelf with the steel.
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.
 

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