Natural Steak Sizzler
9 inch / 22 cm across & approximately 3/4" / 2 cm deep weighing a substantial 4kg
Advantages of a Soap stone Pizza Stone
Soap stone has been used to cook on for centuries, for many good reasons. It is durable and aesthetically pleasing and is a non-porous natural stone with fantastic thermal properties. Soap stone is able to maintain heat for far longer than many other kinds of stone. When heated & taken out of the oven, you can sizzle your steak, fish and vegetables at the table for a memorable dining either indoors or out!
Because it is made of natural stone it heats up evenly and cooks consistently. Since the stone is non-porous, it will not allow bacterial growth, making it ideal for cooking use. Another great quality of soapstone is that it has no taste and will not add undesired flavours to your food.
You can also cook Hard Rolls, Bread, Biscuits, Tortillas, Croissants, Bagels, Calzones, Meat, Fish and many other dishes on the stone.
A Fair Trade item Hand-Crafted in soap stone by the Artisans of Kisii, Kenya. The stone has a natural white / light finish which alters to slate grey after curing in the oven. Curing is carried out by coating the stone in vegetable oil, heating & cooling twice. Full care instructions are provided.
Using your Steak Sizzler
We recommend preheating your oven with the stone inside to as hot as your oven allows (ideally 220 deg C). Always place your stone in a cold oven and then turn the oven on - this allows the stone to absorb the heat gradually and evenly. Once the stone has reached the required temperature, it is far too hot to handle with a conventional oven glove. Avoid putting your stone into a hot oven.
Part of the trick of using a stone successfully is to season it properly. Seasoning a pizza stone, means ensuring that it is oiled and baked so that it encourages a non-stick patina, which can only be acquired over time. When you take it out of the oven, place it on a heat resistant surface. Never let your hot stone come into contact with cold water this could crack the stone.
To clean your stone use a flat scraper and warm water with mild soap.