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Seeking Unglazed Quarry Tiles For Baking

1sweetpea Jul 13, 2010 11:39 AM

I want to make pizzas and hearth-type breads in my oven. Several recipes I've encountered call for the oven to be lined with unglazed quarry tiles. I've been to flooring stores and all the tiles are glazed and coated. I'm simply looking for terra cotta tiles. It can be one large tile, big enough for a 12-14 inch pizza, or a few smaller tiles that can be configured to whatever size I need for what I'm baking. Does anyone own these and if so, where did you find them? I live in Windsor, but I am frequently in the GTA. My cottage is in the north Kawarthas, so even a Peterborough suggestion would be helpful.

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    JennaBean Jul 13, 2010 12:00 PM

    It may be more than you want to spend but WS sells pizza stones for around $40. They are large enough for a 14' pizza.

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      1sweetpea Jul 13, 2010 12:27 PM

      That's perfect! $40 is not too much, as long as the stone will last for a long time. Thanks, JennaBean!

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        Porto Jul 13, 2010 01:21 PM

        What store is being referenced as WS.... Thanks

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          1sweetpea Jul 13, 2010 01:23 PM

          After pondering for a few moments myself, I realized she meant Williams Sonoma. I checked their site and they have a pizza stone for $42.

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            Porto Jul 13, 2010 01:24 PM

            Great, Thank you 1sweetpea........

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        raebmv Jul 13, 2010 07:40 PM

        I bought my pizza stone at Benix & Co. for about $10, if I recall correctly. I'm on my second one (broke the first one by splashing cold water on a hot stone). Good value for money and I believe that they have locations in Windsor.

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          SweetPeazzz Jul 19, 2010 01:32 AM

          Hi Everyone...

          I'm new on this site!

          FYI...

          You can also purchase a PIZZA STONE @ WAL-MART too!

          A couple of years ago, I was hunting around for something - I've since 'forgotten' what - I then saw a few 'hiding' under a bunch of other stuff in their houseware's section. It can be messy, disorganized, and downright 'chaotic' at this specific WM location.

          Honestly, what WM store in the GTA isn't chaotic and extremely busy 7 days a week?

          I think it was just a little bit cheaper than the ones sold at Benix, which was conveniently located within the same mall.

          I've also seen Winner's carry them just before X-mas too, but every time I've gone back to check on this (to see if I could get it further reduced) they were all gone!

          :0(

          Do give KITCHEN STUFF PLUS a try, as I'm pretty sure they carry this as their 'regular stock'.

          KS+ carries all sorts of stuff, when I can't find it anywhere a few times I've hit pay dirt by making a quick visit and/or phone call to their store @ Yonge & Bloor. Which is a really busy store, but NOT crazy busy like 'Wally-World' @ Dufferin Mall.

          Hope that helps!

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          Dufferin Cafe
          2917 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6B3S7, CA

          1. re: SweetPeazzz
            1sweetpea Jul 19, 2010 05:43 AM

            Thanks everyone! Who knew that pizza stones would be so ubiquitous? I've gotten so many blank looks when I've inquired in stores. As it turns out, a friend of mine is going to pick one up at Williams Sonoma for me, but it's great to know that I could get one easily at Wal Mart. I wouldn't count on WInners, though. Each store just gets whatever comes in, so while one store might have a gem or two in housewares, another might have a pile of junk. At least that's been my experience. Windsor stores tend to fall into the junkier category.

      3. buttertart Jul 13, 2010 11:44 AM

        I came up against the same thing recently - couldn't find unglazed ones in any hardware or flooing store - and a contractor friend told me to check fireplace supply stores for them. (Haven't done it yet.)

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          1sweetpea Jul 13, 2010 11:56 AM

          Thanks, buttertart. I'll make a few calls to some fireplace supply stores and see if anything pans out.

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