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Pizza Stone Rec's?

It seems they are not all created equal, so before I invest in a couple I'd love some recommendations. Are there cheap ones that are good or are they prone to break? I see Bialletti has some bargain ones with serving racks but they don't get the best reviews. Better to buy pricier ones? Brand name recommendations? Thanks!

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  1. As far as I'm concerned, Fibrament is far superior to all the rest,
    http://www.bakingstone.com/

    1. The only time I've broken a pizza stone is when I made the mistake of allowing cold liquids to spill on it in the oven (spritzing a loaf of bread with a water spray or using a basting brush to brush a loaf with buttermilk, etc.) and that's not the fault of the stone.
      My stone is about 14 x 16 inches (example: http://www.amazon.com/Old-Stone-Oven-...) and except for the fact that it needed to be "seasoned" (heated in the oven to eliminate some of the manufacturer's surface treatments - the oven cooling) I truly enjoy using it.
      I wouldn't buy one of those pizza stones with a rack. The rack is, IMO, just another thing to clutter up my cupboards and I use a peel so the rack has no meaningful function in my pizza making tasks.
      I've looked at the Fibrament and it looks nice, the sales hype makes it tempting but I'd never agree to pay the price they're asking for it.

      1. I have a pampered chef pizza stone that is fabulous!! It was a little on the pricy side but I have been using it for 5 years now and it's still as nice as the day I bought it!

        1. Thank you all so much! A little research is the best way to avoid bad buys.

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          1. re: City Kid

            I've read v. good things about the Fibrament ones, but, as my kitchen speciality items usually are, my pizza stone purchase was on the spur of the moment and I got it at W-S along with a peel. I've been happy so far with it.

          2. Walmart $9.99 -- included a serving rack, which I promptly threw away. The stone as been sitting on the lower rack of my oven since I bought it 3 years ago. When it breaks I'll spend another $10 on a new one.

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            1. re: puzzler

              I'm gonna look into that next trip to Wally-world. It'd be a good back-up or "extra" for those times when a second stone would make the work faster/easier and at those prices who could resist?