Product GREAT! Fulfillment and communications?......0 stars...as bad as it gets.
It works really well.
Since we recently installed the baking steel in our four year old GE Profile oven our baking and roasting has noticeably improved, I.e. the vegetables tonight…excellent, even roasting. We’re looking forward to trying breads and pizza.
Patrick E Z.
We experienced the quality of the steel pan while having an interactive pizza making dinner with friends. We were so impressed we purchased one a day later. We have used it and love it. The pizza cooks in record time and the pizza crust is AMAZING!! Perfect every time. A highly recommend.
Finally got a second steel, often making pizza now for company. (72 hour dough is a lifesaver too!)
Everything bakes better with baking steel! I regularly bake bagels, right on the steel, or put a tray of cookies on the steel and they come out perfectly every time. Super happy with my purchase.
2 weeks in and it is fantastic! So far, we have used it for pizza (homemade and frozen) and everything has been great!
Honestly, this is the most fun I've had in a long time. Look how I put the baking steel on our stovetop and made gozleme (Turkish, filled with potatoes, mint, other stuff).
I just ordered my 2nd baking steel and went with the larger one. These steels are much better than my two stones. I absolutely love baking my pizzas on here and everyone loves my pizzas. This is a game changer for me and whoever wants their pizza to come out like a professional baker. Thank you so much for this wonderful steel. I can't wait to make my beds on here. Loving my tools to make my food tsste fantastic.
Great for smash burgers
Elevates your pizza game.
First pizza was good, need more practice on the steel. We like more crispy, will need to cook a little longer!
I got this for my husband for Father's Day (so it was really a gift for me, too). The very next day, we made pizza on it with dough from Publix (very good dough, but I was not expecting it to turn out as good as homemade). It was the best pizza I have ever made- it is 100 times better than using a stone! I can't wait to try it with homemade dough.
My bread is turning out perfectly! Not burning on the bottom and cooking nice and evenly!
I really love my baking steel for the oven! I purchased the lager one because I make bread and I need a little for room for 2 loaves! You can’t go wrong with this for the oven because you can bake pizza also but since I already have a pizza oven outside it not needed. It get that hot you won’t have any problem with the pizza! Glad I purchased this….
The perfect size for making New Haven-style Apizza, which is never perfectly round. Retains heat in a way that a stone just can't, and results in the perfect pizza. I also made baguettes on it and had the best results I've ever had, with perfect crust without burning. One of my favorite new tools in the kitchen!
We have used it once so far to make pizza. The crust was incredible!! So crispy. It had the same texture as pizza from a wood oven. We can’t wait to make pizza again and maybe even some bread!
Got the steel, made pizza with a store-bought fresh dough, rested it and took my time, and it was fine. Made a second pie with the recommended 72(?) hr slow rise, also good, but I also had the steel in one rack lower position. Not as brown. I'm getting to know my oven and my steel. I also made a pie with that same long rise dough but a good 6 days old in the fridge: fluffy, beautiful browning. I am enjoying learning about this steel, about dough!
Was very curious when I heard about the baking steel so I purchased the 20x15x1/4 original baking steel. It’s comes seasoned as stated and placed mine on bottom rack as I do my seasoned stones being a propane gas stove and find the the heat greater lower . I look forward to using it on my gas grill as well and will continue to try various methods to cook up pizzas with
Love how well it works but it is way too heavy. There is no way I can clean it with soap and water (per the instructions) after each use. Clumsy and hard to maneuver in an oven and a sink. Pretty much going to stay in my oven.
Enjoy using very much!
I’ve already used the baking steel several times. It works great!!! Love it!!! The company is very helpful with questions and recipes. Would highly recommend their products!!!
I love my Baking Steel! I made the 72 hour crust and used the Baking Steel, best pizza ever. Outside of the crust was nice and crispy, while the inside had a nice chew. I won’t be ordering delivery pizza anytime soon.
This is the real ultimate pizza cooking utensil. It will take your pizza to the next level. I’m beyond happy with the performance of this and the bottom of my pizzas are now crispy. This is the way to go!!!
My wife says I am a pizza making pro now. I use to use my cast iron skillets when making homemade pizzas and the results were ok,but enter my baking steel and my game has been leveled up. With the help of Andris’ videos my dough is on point and with the baking steel so is the crust. Having only used it once I have since been filled with a desire to explore all the other creations I want to make,pizza is just part of it next on my list are artisan breads and also homemade bagels. My only regret with my baking steel is this,I waited too dang long to order it. The final compliment comes from my wife and that is we are through ordering pizza for delivery,it’s only homemade pizza or none at all.
My sister bought me a Baking Steel for Christmas. Here is my first batch of baguettes, which I’m really happy with. It’s also been great to reheat pizza!
I love it. This steel stays hot for a very long time after you finish cooking. For some reason it's a little bit larger than I measured prior to purchasing which is even better as it pretty much takes up the whole rack which eliminates crumbs getting on the other rack and onto the oven bottom. I've always pre-cooked my crust first but there's no need to with this steel. I have to admit I didn't put as many ingredients on it as usual but I was impressed and so was my guest. It tasted like it came out of a pizza joint. Now, if I can only master getting my pizza round, I'll have it made.
I have had wonderful results with the baking steel and the 72 hour dough. I have tried a handful of recipes, making pizza a dozen times these last three months. The dough ball process, in concert with the steel create an amazing crust. Bravo and thank you to the folks at Baking Steel!
I haven't used it yet but it looks great, will be making my first pizza soon though
Make better pizza than Wolfgang Puck.
If you love making pizza at home this is a MUST HAVE. I will never go back to a stone or non-stick pan. Check out the Baking Steel YouTube channel for awesome recipes.
The closest you will get to a wood fired pizza oven. I absolutely love this thing!!
One of the best kitchen purchases I have ever made. Easy to use and the pizza and bread taste so much better! We have a larger family and wanted the larger size rather than the thicker one-perfect. Buy it!
Outshines outshines a pizza stone. Surface temperature remains much more constant when opening the door. The crust was crispy without drying out.
I've use the steel twice so this is just a preliminary review. I've been making home made pizza for 45+ years, most recently with two pizza stones. So this is really a comparative analysis. Both the stones and the steel make pretty nice home made pizza. However, I'm learning to trust the steel with higher temperatures than I would with the stones. I've found that the steel works better, in my oven, by soaking the steel in a 500 degree oven for an hour and then turn the oven to broil just before I make the first pie. This way the steel is pretty hot and I get proper spotting on the bottom of the pizza. The pie comes out nice and crispy and the cheese is melted and starting to brown. Depending on the toppings involved, the pice takes 5-6 minutes to finish. So, for now, I like to steel and will continue to work on the dough recipe.
Have cooked pizzas on stone forever. Nothing gives that crispy crust as well as the steel. A bit expensive and heavy but well worth it.
Pizza will never be the same again after eating pizza off of this pizza steel. Amazing product!
This is the 2nd steel I have purchased. I wanted another one so I could cook more than one pizza at a time. On my original steel (purchased elsewhere) I had to do some additional work do to it's fit and finish. My new baking steel looked pretty good when I opened it. I followed the instructions and washed the steel and then applied oil. I did not bake the steel at that time. I made pizza that night and my new steel seemed to be rusting a little bit. I ended up using my DA sander to remove the slight rust color. after effectively polishing the steel and rounding the edges a bit, I oiled it again and then baked it for 1 hour at the suggested temperature. after this my steel did start to blue a bit and it has been great since. (all of this is probably user error) I do like the size but it could be a little deeper. I like to make large pizzas. I would buy this steel again.
Started making pizza on my very nice thick pizza stone during the pandemic. First used frozen dough, then decided to try making my own. Found your website and tried the 72 hour dough. It was really good, but....at that point I knew I needed to try a steel. Best pizza yet! The steel rocks! Bakes the pizza quicker and more evenly. No more soggy crusts. Love it.
Worked as expected. Need to dial in my oven to get more leopard spotting. Put the oven rack too close to broiler so the top was cooking a bit too quickly. Still made a great Pizza. I'm looking forward to trying on my grill which can get up to 650 degrees. Excited to try some new toppings as well - tomorrow will be Gochujang Chicken and Onions.
Great product easy and quick to bake… no time to waste.. I’m truly enjoying..!!
Wow. Great quality and the number of uses goes on and on. Well done!
After using a stone and Ooni I prefer the Steel. It is closest to what I call NYC Street Pizza.
All the hype is real! You need this for optimal pizza making at home.
I have had my baking steel plus for about 2 weeks. I have made 8 pizzas and after about the 2nd or 3rd try I couldn’t believe how good the pizza was. The crust was as good or better than anything I can buy locally. I am an ok baker but this really elevates my pizza to a point where I don’t ever need to order pizza again. Now I just need to improve my own skills, timing and process and I should be able to make a really great pizza at home.
Truly transformed my pizza-making game and my inadequate gas oven to achieve the flop-less undercarriage that eluded me with traditional pizza stones. Amazing product and and now a true believer!
GREAT STEEL, pizza turned out crispy and done within a few minutes. Can't believe it took this long to realize steel owns stones!
I really like the baking steel plus, it helps retain heat for whatever I'm baking, it bakes more evenly. I have yet to use it for a pizza, but I'm sure I'll be pleased.
I have a pizza oven and a pizza stone, and the crust from the baking steel is better. I was skeptical, but it’s better. Thicker, more firm, and I think makes the crust taste better too somehow.
It works awesome! Much better than the stone we previously used!
Love my new Baking Steel! My first pizza turned out excellent. Additional instructions to place the steel 6" below the top of the oven and use the "convection setting" really improved the outcome. Also bought my son a Steel and he had excellent results as well. Thanks!
Haven’t used it yet, lost enthusiasm after the loooonnngg 30 day shipping delay and couldn’t use it for the event I was planning it for. Hopefully they’ve decreased the shipping time, but if they haven’t don’t expect to rcv it within a month.
Love the Baking Steel. Very convenient to use and makes a noticeable difference in the quality and bake time of our pizzas. We've even used it as a griddle on our gas burners for pancakes.
This steel is worth every penny! We have been trying to perfect the pizza crust crunch for years now, and we are now finally able to do it with this steel! It's sleek, easy to clean, and comes seasoned. It's QUALITY, and the customer service is even better. Andris is the best! The shipping was faster than Jimmy John's delivery. Highly recommend!
I have been making more pizza since I got my baking steel than ever before. It gives a really nice crisp to the bottom, and other than being REALLY heavy when you need to move it or take it out to clean it is the best thing I've ever baked pizza on. I absolutely love it and will never go back to a traditional stone.
Great product! I’ve been wanting since the beginning of the pandemic and was not able to get my hands on one. Until now..
We LOVE our new Pizza Steel!!! It bakes the crust perfectly! I am also loving Andris's videos which are fun to watch and have helped me quite a lot! Thanks for making my journey into pizza making at home so enjoyable, delicious, and fun!!
I had left my old pizza stone at a party, and decided to replace it with a Baking Steel. I already had one for my Kamado Joe, and I knew it cooked superior pizzas, so it was a natural to upgrade from my well used stone. And it didn't disappoint, the first pizzas off the Baking steel were cooked perfectly, from the bobbling cheese, to the chewy, yet perfectly cooked crust, it was absolutely delish.
Used my steel for the first time last night for pizzas. They were a HUGE hit! Buying a second steel for the bottom rack today!
It is great to have a slightly larger baking steel. As a frequent baguette maker, it is great to be able to rely on my baguettes staying on the steel instead having their toes creep off the edge; it's also nice to have a bigger areas for pizzas to sit--I'm less afraid of stuff sneaking off the sides.
The first two pizzas I fixed on the steel were made with store-bought dough and they were excellent. I made 72-hour dough for the next three and they were awesome. The Baking Steel simply makes all the difference. Couldn’t be happier with it!
The time to receive the item was pretty lengthy. This wouldn't have been a big deal if the company would've communicated this.
Wow! I've never had homemade pizza turn out this delicious before! I used The Perfect Loaf's sourdough pizza dough recipe with the Baking Steel on the top rack of the oven and a pizza stone on the middle rack. My oven temperature usually fluctuates a lot so that pizza takes too long to bake and doesn't brown evenly. The Baking Steel completely took care of that problem. I highly recommend Baking Steel for anyone trying to make pizza in a conventional home oven.
Fits 2 personal pizzas at the same time. Keeps my husband’s anchovy covered pizza nicely away from mine! I start the pizzas at 550° on the steel, then change the setting to broil, so the top can finish and catch up to the crispy crust. I cannot bring myself to buy pizza anymore. I have the magic.. thank you !
Makes the best pizza. The crust was perfect.
First time I have used the Baking Steel. I was apprehensive at first. I have used a pizza stone for years and the pizza stone I have is one of a kind. But I do have to say the Baking Steel did not disappoint. The pizza I cooked took 10 minutes to produce but that could be my oven. The Family loved the results. I plan to use the steel for many years awesome product. Thank you
This is a total game-changer. We live in the heart of the Brooklyn pizza scene and haven't ordered pizza out once since we got the baking steel.
I bought this for my son , his requested birthday gift, he loves it. I know it’s been used for pizza and cinnamon rolls, which, according to him, turned out perfectly.
The first pizza I made on the steel - the next morning we made hot chocolate pancakes on it .
The first pizza I made with the steel - the next morning we made hot chocolate pancakes on it .
Absolutely love the Baking Steel. I have the original and the plus - I needed an additional steel for added pie capacities! Greatest piece of pizza equipment ever created, 10/10 recommend.
Very impressed with the product. This picture is my first pie and it was evenly cooked and clearly hotter than any stone I’d ever used. Very excited to use this thing for years to come. Already regretting not getting the griddle version and now debating getting the Ooni steel.
Still waiting for the rest of my order!
Pizza night will never be the same! Crispy airy crust takes the place of chewy lackluster dough. If you want to up your pizza game,I highly suggest this baking steel!
This is a very good alternative to an oven pizza during Canadian winters!
The Baking Steel is amazing, per my friend that said this pizza is the best pizza I have ever had. It’s all thanks to the Baking Steel! Et Voila! Look forward to baking more breads on the steel; I know it won’t disappoint.
The Baking Steel is fantastic! Making pizza is now our new family tradition. We regularly have friends and family get together and make wonderful pizza and memories. The customer service was also fantastic. Could not be happier with the product and the company. Looking forward to perfecting my pizza skills.
Makes a great pizza. I switch to the broiler after the steel is done pre-heating for the recommended time. My neighbor has an outdoor brick oven. My pies are almost as good looking and I spent $2,850 less than him!
This is an excellent product
We received unbelievable customer service and my husband LOVES the sheet. Thank you so much all the way from Canada !
We have a wood-fired pizza oven outside in our backyard, but living in northeast PA, we only get to use it 6 months out of the year. It’s unfortunate since we love having pizza nights with family and friends on the weekends and everyone looks forward to them. I found out about Baking Steel and after reading the reviews, I was a bit skeptical. I decided to “take the plunge” and buy one to try it out. Well, I’m here to say, WOW how did I miss this all these years! I now get to enjoy homemade pizza 12 months out of the year with about 1/10th of the work of the WFO. No more stoking a fire for 4-hours to slowly get it up to cooking temperature. No more babysitting and turning the pies every 30 seconds. No more burned crust if it happens to stay in one spot in the oven for 10 seconds too long. No more cancelling parties because of the weather. The food prep portion is still the same, but no more having to run everything back-and-forth from the kitchen to the outdoor cooking area. I’m here to give the Baking Steel 5-stars and share our experiences. Our family has enjoyed it so much, we ordered 2 as gifts this past Christmas. Hopefully there are 2 more good reviews on the way. Thanks Baking Steel!!!!!
Bought for a friend
Better results than with ceramic pizza stone. And not fragile!
First of all, this steel weighs a ton! Lifting it out of the trays-and-cookie-sheets cupboard and into the stove, over the stove door, is a challenge. I immediately understood why leaving it in the oven was suggested and, for the time being, I am doing that. I purchased it to crisp up the bottom of pie crust and it took some trial and error to get it to work for that. This most recent pie had the lightly browned, lightly crisped bottom that I was looking for and, for those of you who might be interested, it required heating the steel in the oven at 500 degrees, putting the pie on the steel and baking at 500 degrees for 10 minutes, then reducing to 350 for however long it takes for a particular pie filling to cohere. All in all, I'm satisfied with the purchase although I wish it was a little easier to move in and out of the oven. Even finger holes would help.
It's never going to leave my oven.
So far it’s great. Our pizza was perfectly cooked. Easy to slide on and off. We used King Arthur pizza flour and that added to how easy this was to use. It’s heavy but can be stored in the box it came in. Great product!
Very happy with the increased size .
Changed the whole pizza game ....All for the best
Replaced the pizza stone in my pizza oven with the baking steel. It is really superior to the stone in every aspect.
I have two baking steels in my collection and about to add a third. These are the best for a powerful and evenly heated oven, and for making killer pizza of course.
Andris knows what he is doing
Is the very best part of kitchen now It is amazing how bakes pizzas not any different that a proffecional pizza store oven, you can clearly see as it bakes your dough will bubble up and the cheese will melt beautifully getting a amazing bottom and top crust!! Love all BakingSteel producs
Worked great highly recommend
The Steel Plus is the best thing I've bought for my kitchen in years. Pizza in our house has reach a new level. Crust bakes crispy, yet soft inside. The bottom has the dark spotting you would get from a gourmet pizza restaurant. It's like having a 900 degree brick oven in your own home. And with the Plus size, you can make pies large enough for the whole family. If you are on the fence about buying this or any Baking Steel, look no further. These Steel surfaces will turn your stove into a Italian Pizzeria.
Until now I used a baking stone. The difference between the stone and the steel is tremendous! My pizza cooked faster on the steel and the crust was better than a pizzeria. Very professional results. Buy one now!
I love my baking steel. It my 5th steel and I use them for my catering business. Thanks
Makes great flat bread, haven't tried with loaf yet. Looking forward to making a ciabatta or fougasse soon
I bought this as a birthday gift for my wife and she loves it!!! Shipping was painful and kept getting revised delivery dates. FedEx had it out for delivery and on a truck, but then showed it back in their facility. Wasn't delivered until the following afternoon. You guys should use UPS - NEVER have problems with them!!