- Use & Care
Use & Care
Use & Care of Superstone® Products
Thank you for purchasing one of our Superstone® products. With the correct Use & Care, you will enjoy many, many years of making home-baked breads, pizzas and other dishes with our stoneware.
Our Superstone® Stoneware is fired at 2100°F so high oven temps are not a problem. Just avoid open flames.
The best bakeries around the world bake in a brick-lined oven and our bakers replicate that dry environment, absorbing moisture from the dough, resulting in a breads with a delicious light crumb and crisp crust.
Seasoning Your Superstone® Baker
Before using your Superstone® baker the first time, you’ll have to season it to start the process of producing a non-stick finish.
First rinse and scrub the base of the baker with hot water and towel dry. With a paper towel, wipe a generous amount of oil across the bottom and sides of the base and place the base in a preheated 400°F oven for 30 minutes, then turn off the oven.Let it cool to room temperature, then remove the base. If there is still oil remaining, you may pour it off and use it for another purpose in the future.
When you bake bread, lightly oil the bottom of the base (you will already have done this if baking bread right after seasoning) and sprinkle it with cornmeal. Then bake the bread according to the recipe.
Seasoning Your Superstone® Pizza Stone
Before using your Superstone® Pizza Stone, you’ll have to season it to start the process of producing a non-stick finish.
First, rinse and scrub the stone with hot water and towel dry. With a paper towel, wipe a generous amount of oil across the bottom and sides of the base and place the base in a preheated 400°F oven for 30 minutes, then turn off the oven. Let it cool to room temperature, then remove the base. If there is still oil remaining, you may pour it off and use it for another purpose in the future.
When making a pizza, lightly oil the stone and sprinkle it with cornmeal, then follow your recipe. Over time, the stone will darken and develop a non-stick finish. At that point, it is no longer necessary to oil the stone, but we do suggest that you continue to use cornmeal to sprinkle on the stone.
Washing & Cleaning Your Superstone® Product
Be sure that the Superstone® product cools to room temperature before washing it. Do not use soap on your Superstone®. Rather, just scrub it with a wire brush or scouring pad under running water and let it air dry.
Do not add any frozen or very cold foods to the Superstone® products and do not expose them to extremes in temperatures as it could break due to thermal shock.
The stoneware cannot withstand a direct flame as it will break. Our BBQ Superstone® Pizza Stone is specially formulated to withstand a direct flame so it may be used on a barbeque or in a wood-fired stove.
Be sure to allow your Superstone® product to cool before cleaning it.