How To Clean Your Baking Steel (Video)

How To Clean Your Baking Steel (Video)

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The Baking Steel makes the crust you crave. But if you’re going to keep it in top working order, it’s important to clean it after each use. Don’t worry. It’s not rocket science. Not even close. So, here’s how to keep your Baking Steel happy and healthy.

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Here’s the short of it:

  • One of the keys we’ve found to keeping the Baking Steel in top shape is to use cleaning blocks.
  • After a solid round of glamorous pizza making, it’s a good idea to let your Steel cool off for an hour or two.  Remember, this thing was just in a 500 degree oven.
  • We are going to make a little mess when cleaning.
  • Be careful removing the Baking Steel, it is heavy.
  • And please make sure you are cleaning on a stable surface.
  • We are offering our Earthstone Cleaning bricks in 3 paks for $15.00.  Shipping is on us!
  • Steven Edelson

    Hi there, I made my first pizzas last night w/ the steel and it really was remarkable. I tried to clean it today (I don’t yet own those cleaning block stones) and was hoping for some suggestions on how I can do a better job. Basically, one piece of pepperoni got on the steel and there’s some grease residue that I don’t know how to remove properly. I used a spatula to get the cheese off that that worked OK but the steel still looks like it’s been through a war zone. Any suggestions are welcome.

    • Andris Lagsdin

      Hi Stephen, you can take a damp paper towel and wipe your steel clean. Just be sure to dry it immediately after. Don’t worry about the small pepperoni spot, the steel will continue to get darker and darker with each use, eventually evening in to a nice dark patina. Does this help?
      THank you,

  • Kevin Melley

    What if I cant find flaxseed oil? Any other recommendations?

    • Andris Lagsdin

      Hi Kevin,
      My apologies. I didn’t get this message from Disqus. Canola or coconut oil works as well. I just prefer flax, but not necessary.

  • Janine

    I used my baking steel for the first time. I am unable to get the sticky gooey residue off. I just ordered the cleaning bricks from you. What can I do in the meantime?

    • Andris Lagsdin

      Hi Janine,
      My apologies. I did not get this message. We’re you able to remove the sticky oil off your steel. Please email me anytime and I can help.

  • Amber

    I used the cleaning brick on my baking steel. The stains are still there and it seems to have left slight scratch marks on the steel. Should I be worried?

    • Andris Lagsdin

      Hi Amber,
      Your steel will continue to discolor and stain, eventually this will continue to even out. Don’t be afraid to throw it under the sink and scrub with a bit of mild soap. Just be sure to dry it thoroughly after. And it’s never a bad idea to oil or season your steel. This will help it develop a darker patina. I hope this helps.

      The steel is going to outlast us both, it just needs a little tlc from time to time.

      Thanks Amber,