.....and where is my pizza ??
HOW DO YOU BAKE A PIZZA ?
Put the PIZZA STONE onto the grate of the unheated oven.
Place the grate with the PIZZA STONE on the bottom shelf of the oven.
Never place the PIZZA STONE
directly on the floor of your oven.
This could cause a heat accumulation
and a damage of your oven.
Preheat the oven
at the highest temperature setting
with lower and upper heater.
If available use the convection setting.
After about 30 up to 45 minutes, depending on your oven's performance,
the PIZZA STONE will have reached the perfect temperature for baking.
If you would like to bake more than one pizza, leave the oven turned on,
but switch off the convection setting and the upper heater.
If there is no possibility for a separate use of the lower and upper heater of your oven,
then leave both heaters switched on.
Now you can place your pizza
on the preheated hot PIZZA STONE
with an appropriate tool.
( ideally our PIZZA PEEL )
Baking time is about 5 - 7 minutes.
Your own self-made pizza will be ready,
when the pizza crust rises and
is turning brown and crispy.
Make a few attempts or "test runs"
in order to find out the perfect setting of your oven
and the appropriate baking time which best fits your personal taste.
Sprinkle a little regular or semolina flour onto the PIZZA STONE and PIZZA PEEL.
This will prevent the dough from sticking and your pizza can be easily slid off.
Please notice :
The duration of the heating-up time exclusively depends on the performance of your oven.
Since we neither know your baking oven nor its condition and performance,
we can only state general standard values, which are:
For the PIZZA STONE ( 30 mm ) = 30 to 45 minutes.
For the BREAD BAKING STONE ( 40 mm ) = 40 to 60 minutes.
We are often asked about the duration of the heating-up period
and the energy costs related therewith.
A sample calculation for that :
The average oven used in households usually has a performance of 2 kw/h.
This means a consumption of 2000 watts of electrical current per hour.
Energy supply companies in our region - Northern Germany -
calculate approx. EUR 0.23 per kw/h. - Thus, a preheating time of
approx. 45 minutes consumes electricity costs of approx. EUR 0.35.
Should you bake approx. four pizzas in the subsequent 30 minutes,
this causes additional electricity costs of approx. EUR 0.23.
All in all, so inclusive of 45 minutes preheating time, baking four pizzas consequently
causes overall energy costs of approx. EUR 0.58 - that means EUR 0.15 per pizza.
Please bear in mind the prices you pay at a pizzeria
and you will agree that in our opinion a discussion
about the preheating costs of a PIZZA STONE is really unnecessary.
ANY QUESTIONS ??