Inside: Tired of dealing with a dirty pizza stone? Pizza stones can get sticky over time. Check out how to clean a pizza stone. You can clean pizza stone like a pro!
One of the first kitchen gadgets my husband and I bought as a married couple was our pizza stone. At the time we often baked homemade calzones on Saturday night. Now we often use it for frozen pizzas or calzones or to reheat leftovers. I love how it reheats pizza so it tastes fresh.
Although a pizza stone is fairly easy to care for occasionally it may get kind of sticky and need a little extra care. If your pizza stone needs to be cleaned check out these tips on how to clean pizza stone.
Most of the time if your pizza stone isn’t really dirty you can just wash it off with warm water and then dry it. Whenever you are washing your pizza stone you will want to make sure that you never use soap. The soap can soak into the pores of the pizza stone. Your food could then start tasting like soap. If you don’t have any stuck on food or sticky messes on your stone just plain warm water should get it clean.
However, sometimes pizza stones need a little extra cleaning. If your pizza stone is sticky or has baked on food then soaking it for a while will help loosen up the food stuck on it. You can see below my pizza stone has some sticky stuff plus baked on food.
Start by filling up your sink with hot water. Place the pizza stone in the hot water and let it sit for about 30 minutes to an hour depending on how dirty it is.
Once your pizza stone has soaked then drain the water and scrape off any food still stuck on the stone. You can either use a spatula to scrape it off or chain mail. I love this chain mail scrubber from Amazon. I use it on both my pizza stone and cast iron and it makes cleaning them so much easier.
When you get all the burnt on food off the pizza stone you can then move on to any sticky stuff on the pizza stone. Sprinkle a little baking soda over the sticky area and use a scrub brush or the chain mail to really scrub at it.
The baking soda should help remove any of the sticky residues. You can see below how the baking soda made a paste to remove all of the sticky stuff.
Once all of the sticky stuff is off then wash off the pizza stone and dry it. A pizza stone becomes seasoned over time so it won’t ever look like new but you can get it free from sticky oils and baked on food.
You will want to let it air dry for about 6-8 hours before you use it again. Because it was soaking in water it will have absorbed some water and need extra drying time.
It’s easy to clean pizza stone free from sticky stuff and baked on food. If you take the time to care for your pizza stone it can easily last for years!
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