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Sur La Table Baking Steel

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Bake pizzeria-quality pizzas at home with this innovative baking steel. Thick, pre-seasoned steel will never break, is easy to clean and boasts incredible heat conductivity, resulting in a screaming-hot surface that delivers flawlessly crisp crust every...Read More

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EXCLUSIVE Bake pizzeria-quality pizzas at home with this innovative baking steel. Thick, pre-seasoned steel will never break, is easy to clean and boasts incredible heat conductivity, resulting in a screaming-hot surface that delivers flawlessly crisp crust every time. Also works for baking breads.

Versatile steel is safe for the oven or the grill, works as a stovetop griddle on conventional and induction stovetops, and can even be chilled to create a cold plate perfect for serving chilled appetizers, mixing up icy confections and more.

Get the recipe for New York-Style Pizza Dough: Click here »

Click here to read our interview with Andris Lagsdin, the creator of the baking steel.

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  • Designed in the USA exclusively for Sur La Table
  • Made in Hanover, Massachusetts, of 100% recycled steel
  • Eighteen times the heat conductivity of ceramic stones, resulting in crispier crusts and faster cook times
  • Quarter-inch steel is virtually indestructible and won’t shatter or crack; cleans up quickly and easily with gentle soap and warm water
  • Oven- and grill-safe steel can also be used as a griddle on conventional and induction stovetops, a hot plate and a cold plate

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Stoughton Steel Co., Inc.
  • Material: Steel
  • Dimensions: 14" x 14" x ¼"
  • Weight: Approx. 16 lbs.
  • Made in USA

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash only
  • Heat safe to 1800°. Handle with care when hot

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Customer Reviews

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Pizza steel - the only way to go!
Amazing. We make homemade pizza every week and all stones we’ve had didn’t suffice. This steel absolutely the way to go. It’s been solid and helps make our family pizza nights the best they can be!
March 7, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
excellent steel - needs seasoning
Although the size is smaller it fits our needs. This isn't for big party pizza but great for a homemade artisan pizza or any other things that need a nice crisp bottom. Square vs round, I prefer square which generally leaves room to grab or move. I like the thickness and of course the weight is hefty so be prepared. It is like handling a large heavy cast iron skillet. Although i seasoned it, to achieve a stick free surface will need some work. It did stick on first try but I believe time will make this a great kitchen addition! I like this one a lot.
March 6, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Makes LEGIT pizza. Get it.
January 17, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Best pizza ever!
I got this for my husband for Christmas. We had a great time on New Year’s Eve making pizzas with our guests. It was a fun activity and it makes the best pizza! 7 minutes and it’s done! Make sure you get a pizza peel to make the pizzas on and transfer to the hot steel. It’s easy to clean and season. We plan on making pizzas every week!
January 3, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Game changer for home pizza makers
I replaced an aging ceramic pizza stone with this pizza steel. Yes it sounds s heavy to handle but the pizza comes out crisper and the texture even of my usual toppings was improved.
November 21, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Fabulously crisp pizza and flatbreads
I was definitely skeptical about steel vs. stone particularly because I was pretty darn happy with my pizza stone. However, the pizza steel makes pizza that is crisper and tastier than the stone. I'm sold!

No need to preheat it for as long as suggested. I just preheat my oven to 500 and put the pizza in right away. Terrific results
November 13, 2018
Perfect pizza
I purchased this after taking the pizza class. I leave this stone in the oven and just put it on the top rack when making pizza. It makes a perfect crust!
November 2, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
1st time purchase for a baking steel
Love it - a little heavy, but works great. Best pizza crust results ever. No more stones!!
September 12, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Perfect the way it is.
It's just the right size, right weight, and the right price. I've tried different dough recipes on this and found that the no-knead one worked the best. Make sure that you preheat the steel for at least a solid hour to really see the difference.

It could be a little pain to clean up but when you taste the magic, it's worth it.
July 20, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Pizza steel
Excited! Can finally make pizzas like we had in Italy, without a pizza oven! Used on the grill. Works perfectly. Thin crusts, cooked just right.
July 20, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
 

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Why did you choose this?
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Mary H on May 16, 2019
This product sounds like it will make my breads and pizzas crispy and golden and will be easier to handle than a pizza stone.
Valerie P on Apr 30, 2019
Gift
Mary H on May 16, 2019
Good size, like that it can’t break like a stone, and gets super hot for crispy crusts. Want to try it in both oven and grill for pizzas. Bonus that it acts like a chilling board too!
Jacqueline F on May 16, 2019
This product sounds like it will make my breads and pizzas crispy and golden and will be easier to handle than a pizza stone.
Valerie P on Apr 30, 2019
I like the idea of heating the steel up before putting the pizza on to cook. I also like that is is non breakable!
Mary H on Apr 29, 2019
Safe material
Abhinav P on Apr 27, 2019
Looking for a good pizza stone, I saw this one and was impressed with the rave reviews!
Mary E on Apr 17, 2019
Ready to convert the grill into a True pizza oven!
Nicholette E on Apr 7, 2019
I love the fact that this item can be used multiple ways from grill and oven to stovetop!
Paul N on Mar 14, 2019
reputation foe bread baking
Patricia B on Mar 11, 2019
because I heard it was awesome!!!
Bryan B on Mar 1, 2019
It was a recommendation
Dennis S on Feb 28, 2019
When making pizza the hotter the better.
Joan S on Feb 19, 2019
try something different that my stone
Kristin M on Feb 19, 2019
I purchased one for my son at Christmas and he loves it. Makes amazing pizzas.
This one is for myself.
Linda S on Feb 19, 2019
Looking for a good pizza pan and the reviews were very positive
Teresa H on Feb 19, 2019
Good reviews and best quality I've found. This purchase has been months in the making.
Jill B on Feb 8, 2019
It fits our oven and seems to be good quality and enough thickness
Richard L on Feb 2, 2019
My son likes to bake pizza, and I have read that the pizza steel is superior to other surfaces in baking crisp crusts in shorter time.
Lori F on Dec 21, 2018
My mom loves to make homemade pizza and I thought this would be a nice gift.
Anna S on Dec 13, 2018
Hope it work for cooking pizza
SALLY M on Dec 10, 2018
Replace old stone
Hugh S on Dec 10, 2018
We took a cooking class at Sur La Table to learn how to cook pizza and learned that pizza stones are KEY to a delicious pizza!
Jessica T on Dec 6, 2018
Gift item for a friend that enjoys cooking
Jodi J on Dec 4, 2018
From the reviews. Also I have owned pizza stones before.
Linda S on Dec 3, 2018
I bought this as a present for my husband who makes delicious pizza and bread. He’s going to love it!
Barbara C on Dec 2, 2018
I bought one of these for my daughter for Christmas. It makes the best pizza. This year, my son in law has one on his list.
Gail J on Dec 2, 2018
it was requested by foodie
david g on Dec 1, 2018
I had been reading about steel baking and thought it would be a great gift for my boyfriend who LOVES to make pizza, but struggles with getting it just "right"
Christi M on Nov 29, 2018
It was on their wedding registry with Sur La Table.
K. L. B on Nov 28, 2018
Requested item
Diana M on Nov 26, 2018
my wife wanted it
Joseph S on Nov 13, 2018
Used it in a recent Sur La Table cooking class and really liked it.
Judy D on Nov 13, 2018
Serious Eats recommended - you should make clear that this is the same as the original 'baking steel' but just with your branding - would have saved me some googling!
Allan M on Oct 31, 2018
I love this baking steel. Makes great crust on pizza!
Set your heat high and leave in oven for about an hour then make your pizza!
Prudence C on Oct 27, 2018
Looking for something to improve my bread and pizza crust, tried a stone and didn't care for it, heard good things about the steel. Exchanged a birthday gift for this and hope to have good results with baking soon!
Michael P on Oct 22, 2018
I’m interested in getting back into pizza making and the steel is the best material for crisping crusts and can be used in other ways in the kitchen.
Kimberly P on Oct 14, 2018
I have one and love it. Easy to use and clean. Much better than a pizza stone. Highly recommend it. Giving it as a gift
BRAD K on Oct 14, 2018
My husband I love to bake and thought this will make our pizza just perfect! Looking forward to using out new baking steel.
Lori M on Sep 24, 2018
Liked it so much I gave it as a gift
DONALD S on Sep 18, 2018
Great discount for this item and looks like good quality for the price.
Barbara H on Sep 17, 2018
Based on Ken Forkish's book The Elements of Pizza, a steel is much more effective at creating the proper crust in a home oven.
Rebecca W on Sep 16, 2018
I purchased one of these for my home and liked it so much I wanted to give one to a friend.
DONALD S on Sep 15, 2018
IT LOOKS LIKE A GREAT PRODUCT.
ELLEN A on Sep 10, 2018
Because my pizza stone broke after 3 or 4 times use. And I heard baking steel conducts heat better and makes the crust crustier. And cooks 1/2 faster.
Konul B on Sep 9, 2018
Review sound like a great way to make pizza with a crisp crust
Charlotte L on Sep 9, 2018
Tired of pizza stones breaking after limited usage
Michael F on Aug 31, 2018
Makes the best pizza crust ever.
Lawrence C on Aug 20, 2018
To create a crispy crust when making pizzas at home.
Annette E on Jun 25, 2018
My brother has a pizza steel and the pizza is absolutely delicious!!
RUTHLINDA R on Jun 23, 2018
Had a pizza stone and didn’t like it so on to a steel. More durable and bakes faster
Carol T on Jun 22, 2018
Good size, like that it can’t break like a stone, and gets super hot for crispy crusts. Want to try it in both oven and grill for pizzas. Bonus that it acts like a chilling board too!
Jacqueline F on May 16, 2019
I like the idea of heating the steel up before putting the pizza on to cook. I also like that is is non breakable!
Mary H on Apr 29, 2019
Is this the same as BakingSteel.com?

Is this the same piece of equipment as the product on bakingsteel.com? I the only difference i can find is the SLT logo and the dimensions are 14""square vs 14""x16"" on the baking steel website
pizza on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is the same baking steel
My pizza stuck to the steel. I used flour (the package said flour or cornmeal and I didn't have cornmeal) what did I do wrong?

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A shopper on Mar 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Typically if it sticks, it just means you aren't using enough flour or cornmeal. Be sure you're applying it in a very liberal fashion
Since I did get tomato stains on the steel , can I use the opposite side of the steel. And what would you recommend to clean or just accept the few stains since it is steel.?
christina S on Aug 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I scrape the steel with a painters putty knife. Some foods will leave stains but they only effect the appearance and not the performance.
Can you use this on a grill, and can you cut on i

Can you use this on a grill and can you cut on it
A shopper on Sep 12, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This steel is safe for the grill. Cutting on it is not suggested, as it could scrape off your seasoning as well as damage your blade
Does the pizza steel stain like a pizza stone?
A shopper on May 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: YES, it absolutely does stain! After two uses, mine has darkened (not shiny any longer). Food residue wipes off easily (wait until it cools!), but the oil/cheese/burnt stains remain an emblem of your foodie delights. If you can live with that, this is a good product (not a kitchen miracle by any means).
How much does the pizza steel weigh?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2013
BEST ANSWER: From their web site it's 16 x 14 x 1/4_ and weighs 15 pounds.It's not heavy to move around and clean and put back in the oven (where you can leave it permanently)
I purchased the pizza steel, but I haven't used it yet. Is it necessary to purchase a peel as well? thanks, I'm a novice @ pizzas
A shopper on Sep 18, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, please use a peel. The steel with be HOT, so you need the peel to transfer the pizza into the oven and to remove it from the oven. The Steel will need to cool in the oven before you remove it!!! Don't touch the HOT steel. Even with oven mitts, it is best to let it cool in the oven rather than heat transferring through the mitts, plus best not to put the hot steel on any surface out of the oven. USE A PEEL
Are there any problems using this in a convection oven?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2013
BEST ANSWER: No. This steel can be used in convection ovens.
Does it come with the pictured accessories?

I see that the product photos include a cork mat and pizza peel. Are these included?
A shopper on Sep 9, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This steel is sold individually. All other pictured items are sold separately.
Can it rust?

If food does not wipe away easily can it be soaked in water? This is steel, not stainless steel, which implies rust is possible
A shopper on Mar 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, if not cared for properly this steel has the potential to rust
Has anyone used it as a griddle on your stove?

The description says that you can use it as a griddle, but has anyone tried to make pancakes, for example
A shopper on Apr 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Although I haven't personally used it as a griddle, I've read a lot positive info on it. Because it reacts quickly to changes in temperature, you're likely too cook your pancakes evenly, but not so likely to over cook them. Also, this baking steel is rimless, so if you make pancakes, you'll want to use a thicker batter.
Our teenagers the pizza steel for the first time and had a disaster with sauce and cheese burning on due to a bad recipe for dough. How can I safely clean off the burnt mess or do I need to completely clean it? It has been scraped with a nylon scraper and nylon scrub pad, but there is still a burnt on layer.
Artyce Hedrick on Oct 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I cleaned my baking steel with a nylon stiff bristle brush. It cleaned very well. When I preheated it for the next use there was no burn off smell. I love my steel, but still not sure if it's better than my stone.
Using parchment paper

Cooks Illustrated recommends using parchment paper to put a pizza onto a hot baking stone instead of having to buy a peel to do this. Can parchment be used on this hot baking steel safely?
A shopper on Oct 29, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Parchment papers are generally not recommended for temperatures above 425 degrees, much too cool for pizza. Better not- you can use foil if you must
If this steel sheet is kept in the oven due to its weight, how would its presence effect the baking of other goods e.g. casseroles, pies, etc.?
Cindy M on Nov 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I left mine inside and have not noticed an effect either way, perhaps because steel is such an excellent heat conductor. In any event, it might take a slightly longer time to reach the desired temperature; however, its presence may contribute to retain heat more efficiently.
Can oil be applied to the steel?

I dont like the taste and texture of cornmeal on the bottom of pizza so I always rubbed oil on the pizza stone before spreading out the dough. It never burned the crust and releasing the pizza with a spatula was easy. What would happen if I tried this method with the steel?
A shopper on Mar 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The only time it's suggested to add oil to your baking steel is during seasoning. And even when you add oil during seasoning, you need to remove most of it before baking it into the steel
Where can I find the Instructions for the steel? I've misplaced mine and don't see a link anywhere on the SLT website.
A shopper on Jan 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Move your oven rack to the second highest level and place steel on rack. Preheat oven to 500*F for 45 minutes to ensure steel is fully heated. Use a wood peel to prepare, insert and remove food. The high heat will damage ordinary spatulas and metal will scratch the steel. Lightly dust pizza peel with flour, cornmeal, or breadcrumbs to prevent sticking. Place dough on peel and add toppings. Use a quick jerking movement to slide pizza onto steel. Bake 7 - 9 minutes. Use peel to remove pizza to a cutting surface. Do not cut directly on steel. Bake frozen pizza according to package directions but baking time may be shorter. Bread baking times may be shorter than called for in recipe. After oven is off, allow steel to cool one hour before removing with oven mitts. For best results, clean with a stiff nylon brush and warm water. Towel dry immediately; do not let air dry as the steel may rust.
Why not have a lip on the edge to prevent the corn flower from making a mess in the oven?
A shopper on Feb 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think having a lip at the edges of the steel would hamper your ability to use a pizza peel to slide the pizza on and off. Try putting a cookie sheet (rimmed or flat) on the oven rack below the rack that holds the steel to catch anything that falls off. Or try what I do, use a sheet of parchment paper, dust with semolina flour (I use semolina because it adds another bit of texture to the baked crust, corn meal's a bit coarser) and form your pizza dough on top of the floured paper. Slide the whole thing onto the preheated steel. If you don't have a peel, use a flat cookie sheet to transfer the pizza on and off the steel and onto a cutting board for slicing (also great method for baking loaves of artisan-style bread). You don't really need to dust the parchment paper with flour so even less chance of flour "overspray" with the added benefit of trapping cheese or anything else that might "drip" off the pizza onto the steel or the oven as it's baking. Parchment paper can handle high temps, even the 500 degree temp I use for pizza but don't use it when broiling anything on the top rack!
I used my steel incorrectly/ French fries/ oil tried cleaning it with bar keepers friend
I think I ruined it. It has rust on it is there anyway to repair it?
susie s on Sep 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not to worry - you just have to reseason it. The baking steel company has instructions in their FAQs, which is “ If for some reason your Baking Steel develops a metallic smell or taste, or perhaps rust spots (maybe a well-meaning relative washed your utensils in the dishwasher or with some soap thinking they were being helpful), don't panic. Simply scour off the rust using a very fine grade of sandpaper or steel wool and refer to the re-seasoning section below.


Re-seasoning Your Baking Steel™

While maintaining the seasoning should keep your Baking Steel in good condition, at some point you may need to repeat the seasoning process. If food sticks to the surface, or you notice a dull, gray color, repeat the seasoning process.

Wash the Baking Steel with hot, soapy water and a stiff brush. (It is okay to use soap this time because you are preparing to re-season the Baking Steel.)
Rinse and dry completely.
Apply a dab of organic flax seed oil (recommend Barleans) in the center of the Baking Steel. Take a paper towel and wipe the oil around the steel evenly. Use another paper towel and wipe off excess. Do this to both sides of the Baking Steel.
Set oven temperature to 375˚-400˚F.
Place Baking Steel on rack of the oven.
Bake the Baking Steel for one hour. After the hour, turn off the oven and let the Baking Steel cool in the oven. “
can you use this for cookies?
A shopper on Nov 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend it for cookies. I use it for establishing a nice crust on pizza, bread, and/rolls. Now if you want or need a crust on a cookie it would work. I also dont like moving it when it is hot because it is very heavy. Love it for pizza.
Can I keep this in the oven while cooking other things on a daily basis?
A shopper on Oct 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I've had mine for a couple years and I love it. I can't think of any time we've removed it from the oven. If you do really delicate baking projects that could be affected by a slight decrease in circulation, you might want to remove it, but in our household it hasn't been anissue.
Why did my stone rust?
A shopper on May 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Because it is steel and not stone or ceramic. I bet you let it air dry!

If you go on the Internet, you can find complete instructions on how to season your steel.

Briefly, you need a damp salt scrub to remove the surface rust, then you will heat it to dry it completely and rub oil(edible like olive oil) into the hot metal To seal The surface.

Look up seasoning cast iron or carbon steel and follow the instructions. It willbe good as new.
Can it be used as a baking sheet other than for pizza, e.g., for cookies? I'm anti-aluminum and use parchment, but would rather bin the aluminum.
K.C.J. on Jan 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have not tried it but my thoughts - 1) pre heating the pizza steel would be a nightmare to transfer the cookies for baking and might also mean much darker bottoms for the cookies or alternatively 2) placing cookies on the steel then into the oven would mean the bottom the cookies could be undercooked as it takes much longer for heat to come through. I would recommend using parchment paper on aluminum tray to prevent leaching into the food. My experience aluminum trays are by far the best as it does not warp in high heat.
Do you have to heat up steel before baking pizza?
A shopper on Feb 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The manufacturer suggests heating it for 45 minutes at 500 degrees. I actually do mine at 550 degrees for 45-60 minutes.
Does the pizza taste like brick oven?
A shopper on Apr 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The pizza steel itself does not promote a brick oven type crust and taste. This could be due to the fact that home oven temperatures reach about 550 degrees. Brick ovens generally go up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit, however, the pizza steel will give you the crispest pizza crust in a home oven-much better than a pizza stone.
How long after using it does it take for the steel to cool down enough to touch it?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It takes a long time to cool. And a long time to heat up. Handle with potholders or kitchen towels. I have been happy with this purchase. Better than a stone.
What is the size and dimensions???
A shopper on Oct 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The steel is 14x14 and 1/4 inch thick. It is very heavy weighing about 16 lbs. Probably one of the best products I've ever used. Makes amazing pizza at home!
Want to know if Lodge Cast Iron Pizza pan vs Sur La table steel please?
Sue H on Nov 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I've never used the lodge pizza pan but i do have the pizza steel. I love the pizza steel. it is quite heavy but it takes the heat and holds it. My pizza dough is baked and then i top it and it comes out very crispy. i love it. i purchased one for my son as well. well worth the price.
Does anyone have problems with a metal taste after grilling a pizza on baking steel?
A shopper on Mar 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have never had that issue. I usually put parchment between the steel and my pizza to facilitate the transfer onto the steel.
Does this rust?
A shopper on Oct 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No it doesn't rust. But we gave this as a gift to our son-in-law who uses it almost weekly for pizza. He said that the paint was starting to come off.
Can I put this steel on a pizza oven stone and not break the stone? I have a pizza oven but the existing stone doesn't cook the bottom of the pizza very well. I want to lay the steel stone on the existing clay like stone without breaking it. Will it work?
A shopper on Oct 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't try that . The steel is very hot . I only see the steel only. Works perfect on the grill too. Browns nicely. No need for clay.
 

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