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Husband Put Pamperchef Cooking Stone in Dishwasher

So do I throw it out, or can I still use it.

I have only had the stone for one week, and he just threw it in there with out even asking me "Honey - what should I do with this".

Funny thing is, he just lectured me the other day about putting his (stupid and ugly) cutting board in the dishwasher. I did that so it would crack and we could get a new one.

(P.S. we just got married two weeks ago, and this was a shower gift - I am so angry)

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  1. Let the stone dry well, then put it in a cold oven and set it to a relatively low heat (like 300 degrees) and let it cook for an hour or so. That should drive off any moisture without running the risk of cracking it. Once it's good and dry, it should be fine.

    1. Calm down, not all is lost. I'd say try re-seasoning the stone before throwing it out. So long as it isn't cracked or broken there's probably nothing really wrong with it other than the seasoning being washed off.

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      1. re: DVolante

        That is good news. And since I hadn't really seasoned it yet to it's fullest then it's not as bad as I thought.

        Thanks for the advise.

      2. Your post is hilarious. Are you serious? In your sitcom, the two of you will either have a fatal duel beating each other about the head and shoulders with kitchen boards and stones within another two weeks or will have something to laugh about in the many years to come. Can you post a photo of the stupid and ugly cutting board?

        But back to your question, stones are not cleaned in the dishwasher or with soap simply because that would damage the seasoning. Your stone is fine: just season it and cook greasy things for the first few uses.

        An' lemmie get this straight! You got married two weeks ago and got the shower gift a week ago? A nefarious plot there somewhere.

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        1. re: Sam Fujisaka

          No - well yes.

          My shower was a pampered chef party and that was two weeks before the wedding. I didn't end up getting my presents until the week after the wedding, but it wasn't a big deal. It was too busy before the wedding to even think about cooking.

          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

            I'd hate to see what she does if she doesn't like his car.

            In terms of the stone, hey, it's stone, when stones are in their natural state, are they not subject to water now and then, I would think, as others have pointed out, that letting it dry slowly is all that is needed.

            1. re: Sam Fujisaka

              LOL. My favorite cutting board is probably deemed "ugly" by some :) Either I or my husband had it before we met and that was 22 years ago. It's got some dings on corners, thousands of cutting marks and, most recently, a round burn on the bottom (it has rubber feet so it has a bottom) where one of us obviously put it on a hot burner. I don't think it's particularly stupid however. Like you, Sam, I'd love to see a pix of that baby :)

            2. You should be fine.

              I think the biggest thing you'll have to worry about is did it absorb some soapy water. If so, you may get a soapy taste for a bit.

              DT

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              1. re: Davwud

                Yes, pizza stones absorb moisture, so it certainly absorbed soapy water. I'd soak it in several changes of hot water, hoping to dissolve as much soap as possible. Check the procedure here:

                http://www.ehow.com/how_2093859_clean...

                Good Luck!

                1. re: Channa

                  Have the same stone. Only recently read the instruction booklet that mainly mentions not to use soap, as it may enter the porous stone. Prior to that, was washing with soapy water and maybe even in the dishwasher. Even so, have never noticed any ill effects/tastes. Probably should be fine if it was just one cycle it went through, but might be prudent to consider any of the above methods to rid of any soap/moisture.

              2. Just make sure it gets thoroughly dry before you bake with it. I like the idea of putting it in at a very low temp once it feels very dry on the exterior.

                I lost two to cracking from moisture. It needs to be DRY.

                1. Definitely it needs to be dried out at a low temperature. You may want to leave it in the oven, if yours has a pilot light, overnight and then bake it in a low oven. As for reseasoning, contact the manufacturer. I should imagine this sort of thing happens often enough that you may find an answer to it on a FAQ page on a web site.

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                  1. re: Father Kitchen

                    I have the same pizza stone, and I've never seasoned it any way. It looks pretty much what you would expect it to look like after sitting in the bottom of the oven for a few years, and works just fine.
                    If you complain about your husband treats your pizza stone, while calling his cutting board 'stupid & ugly', you both have a rough road ahead.

                  2. this post is too funny.
                    Let us know how the rest of the marriage goes!!

                    1. If it does end up cracking, unglazed tile from Home Depot works well too.