Inexpensive Pizza Stones

You can use a ceramic floor tile as a pizza baking stone.

Inexpensive Pizza Stones

A ceramic tile can double as an oven pizza stone. 

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I read with interest your article on homemade pizza (The Secret to Incredibly Easy Homemade Pizza, February/March 2012). In your pizza-making arsenal, you list baking stones, which cost about $50.

Here’s my suggestion: Go to your local floor covering store and buy a large (12-by-12-inch) ceramic floor tile. It will cost one-tenth the price of the baking stone — or even less if the store has only a few left of a batch. It probably won’t last as long as a baking stone, so you may want to buy two.

I’ve been using these for pizza for the past 10 years and am currently using only my third one.

Pierre Dextraze
Rimouski, Quebec