Cleaning a baking stone

dmloveFebruary 12, 2007

I have a newish baking stone that already (after a month or so) has quite a bit of "gunk" baked on. It's not just stained, that wouldn't bother me, but there's actual "residue of baking", such as sesame seeds, baked dough from scraping off a stuck challah, etc. How do I clean it?

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I scrape ours with a putty knife. With a bit of elbow grease it comes out smooth enough that I can't feel any deposits on it when I close my eyes and run my hand over it. This does nothing to help the appearance, of course :-)

    Bookmark   February 12, 2007 at 5:57PM
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The best way to clean a baking stone is leave it in your oven during a cleaning cycle.

I leave mine in the oven even when roasting a chicken or turkey on high heat. And I bake on it two or three times a week. I dust off any of the excess cornmeal or flour that has stuck to it from breads and then put it through a 3 1/2 hour cleaning cycle.




    Bookmark   February 16, 2007 at 10:39AM
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Thanks Ann - I saw your message in the other thread. I'm actually going to use the self-clean this weekend. In the meantime, we did clean it with just some scraping and water and it worked fine to remove all the baked on "excess".

    Bookmark   February 16, 2007 at 1:47PM
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