For the preparation of pizzas you start with removing the cooking rings of the fire devil. Then you put the stone in the fire devil. Be sure the stone is dry! Put the fire devil dome over the stone, to maintain the heat. Make a little fire inside the fire devil. It is important that you slowly heat it up, to prevent large differences in temperature and to prevent the stone from bursting! When the temperature indicated on the dome rises, you can slowly enlarge the fire mass. The ideal baking temperature is approx 175 degrees. At that time the stone itself has reached a temperature of 350 dergrees! If the temperature indicated on the dome is much higher than 175 degrees, you run the risk your pizza paste will burn and your pizza will turn black.
We advise you to prepare your fresh pizza on a plate. Lift the dome and place the pizza with a pizza slice on the stone, then immediately close the dome. Keeping the heat inside the dome is essential for baking a fine pizza. In this way your pizza is ready within only minutes, if taking in consideration the advised temperature. For a good result you should replace the pizza several times with a slice, by lifting and closing the dome quickly. Always wear oven gloves as the dome will turn hot.
After practising and 1 or 2 black pizzas, you will soon know how to bake an excellent pizza. At our recipes page you find easy basic tips for a fine pizza paste (in order to make thin pizza bases) and a delicious pizza sauce. For the best cooking process we advise you to not top the pizza with too many ingredients, otherwise your topping will be raw while your paste is ready to eat. Remember…even the Itialians prefer their pizza thinly topped!
The fire devil stone consists of a cordierite product. It is a relatively fragile product and therefore the stone has to be handled with care. Store the stone always in a dry environment and prevent it from bumping. After purchase DUUV is not responsible for fall- or bumping dammage to the pizza stone.
The round fire devil stone has a thickness of 15 mm and a diameter of 356 mm. Therefore it fits exactly in the fire devil.
The pizza stone of Big Green Egg needs hardly any maintenance. During the use of it and afterwards you need to dispose of the food residues with a flat spatula. Always use the same side of the stone at the top, as the lower side will turn black because of the direct flames towards it. It is not possible to keep the stone completely clean and spotless. However, remaining residues will do no harm as bacteria will be burned the next time the stone is heated up.
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