On the clock, I work for a family-owned steel manufacturing company. Outside the office I consider myself a food enthusiast. Prior to working for Stoughton Steel, I was fortunate enough to work for a culinary legend, Todd English. Todd’s passion for food and life was contagious. It was with Todd that I developed my deep understanding of and desire to make great pizza.
After reading pieces of Modernist Cuisine by Nathan Myhrvold, I was inspired to create a more efficient baking surface for the home cook. At the plant I found an extra piece of ¼” A36 steel and brought it home. According to Modernist Cuisine, steel is a more conductive cooking surface than a brick oven’s stone. It can cook faster and more evenly at a lower temperature, resulting in a beautiful, thin, crispy crust. I spent years with countless pans, pizza stones, gadgets and gear trying to perfect my pizzas in a home oven. I just could not replicate that authentic, crisp wood-fired pizza crust that I had come to love and crave. Who knew the answer was waiting for me in a pile of steel!
Our heavy duty Baking Steel is made of recycled steel and is virtually indestructible. We have pre-seasoned the steel with an organic blend of oil so it arrives at your door ready to use. It comes standard at 16 inches X 14 inches, fitting most conventional home ovens, as well as barbecue grill surfaces. Our Baking Steel heats evenly and produces what I think is the best pizza ever made at home.
Create the crust you crave. Bring home a Baking Steel today!