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Aug 21, 2008 06:48 AM

Pizza stone in an electric oven

I haven't used an electric oven in probably 20 years and those things baffle me. I'll be needing to use one soon and don't know if I need to make any adjustments to my usual procedure with a pizza stone. With my gas oven I generally put the stone on the oven rack and preheat at desired temperature for 1 hour. Do I need to do anything differently for electric?

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  1. Nope! I usually don't do it for an hour though. If you preheat the oven with the stone inside, then once the oven comes up to temperature you should be good to go.

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    1. re: Buckethead

      That's what I do also. I use my oven very slightly warmed for proofing my dough. When the dough comes out to rest, I put in the stone and turn on the oven. By the time the dough is rested and the pizza ready to go in, the stone is ready. It's not nearly an hour, probably more like half an hour.

    2. I've used stones in both electric and gas ovens and never needed to change my procedure regarding pizzas. I agree that I don't think an hour to warm up is really nec, but I do allow extra time...just in case.

      offshoot: what's so weird about an electric oven? I'd love to keep my gas-top but have an electric oven instead of my current gas oven.

      1. We heat ours for an hour in our electric oven and it works great!

        1. Thanks all! That's what I thought but I wanted to be sure there were no unpleasant surprises at the last minute.