You can enjoy as much authentic pizza as you want if you bake it yourself at home. But when your pizza stone cracks, well, you would have to shell out around $40 for a replacement. Well, not anymore! You can still enjoy great pizza by baking it, not on a pizza stone, but quarry tiles instead!
Quarry or unglazed tiles are one of the cheapest tiles in building supply stores. You can buy them as your pizza stone alternative for a total of just around $3!
Of course, quarry tiles will eventually crack after using it a number of times. But what’s great about them, as opposed to the standard pizza stones, is that when they crack you don’t lose the entire ‘pizza stone’. It’s easier and definitely a lot cheaper since you’ll only be replacing a part of the pizza stone.
Now when buying tiles to use as a pizza stone, make sure you get unglazed tiles. Glazed tiles contain lead, which we all know is not good for us. You can further ensure you are buying the right tiles by bringing a lead test kit with you!
Baking pizza on unglazed quarry tiles is definitely a clever alternative since it gets the job done at a very good price. You may get results that’s a little different from what you want on your first few tries but once you get the hang of it, you’ll get that perfect pizza everytime!
We heard these tiles make the best baking surface for naan too. ?
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You can get step-by-step instructions from The Paupered Chef over here…