When it comes to making pizza, nothing really compares to the nice crisp crust you can get from using a pizza stone. However, not all of us can justify getting a wood-fired stone oven installed in our backyards.
Before you rush out and buy a pizza stone, you should first introduce yourself to the different types out there that you can choose from.
Two of the more popular ones are ceramic pizza stones and stainless-steel pizza stones. That said, there are a few key differences between using steel versus a ceramic pizza stone. (Also, if you’re looking for our tried-and-true pizza recipe, why not get inspiration from this one here?)
Not all pizza stones are made the same and depending on what you’re looking for, you may find yourself choosing one or the other. Without further ado, here are some of the pros and cons of each.
What are the Benefits of Steel Pizza Stones?
Did you know that our CrepePro doubles as a pizza stone? This tool can do it all, and getting perfect pizza every time is just another one of the things it can do for you in your kitchen.
Steel is an amazing conductor, which means that a steel pizza stone will heat up much faster. It’ll also hold onto that heat much easier, too, making cooking your pizza a breeze.
They’re also built to last and aren’t at risk of thermal shock like ceramic stones are. This means they’re less likely to break or shatter when using them.
- Fantastic conductor
- Heats up faster
- Holds heat better
- Lasts forever
- Can be more expensive
- Needs to be seasoned
What are the Benefits of Ceramic Pizza Stones?
Like steel pizza stones, ceramic pizza stones also get hot very quickly. However, they don’t transfer heat quite as well as steel ones, which means that it can take a little bit longer for it to cook.
That said, they’ll still cook evenly. You just need to be patient when using one.
Unfortunately, ceramic pizza stones are not as durable as steel pizza stones. They’re more likely to shatter and break when cooling down. They can also break if you drop one, too.
- Very good heat conductors
- Cooks pizza evenly
- Very affordable price
- More likely to break
- Doesn’t cook as quickly
Final Thoughts: Which Is Better?
If you’re just starting out and are on a tight budget, then a ceramic pizza stone is fine for a beginner. Just keep in mind that it doesn’t work as well, and you will have to replace it sooner rather than later.
However, if you’re looking to invest in a tool that will last you many years and give you delicious pizza (and crepes!) then you really can’t go wrong with using a steel CrepePro for your pizza stone.
You may also like to read this: Baking a Pizza Using a Crepe Pro and a Pizza Stone