Today my beloved pizza stone broke in half. I’m still not sure what happened. I pre-heated it in the oven like I always do. It only got up to 550°, which it’s done dozens of times (though I suspect that’s the culprit). All I know is I put my pizza on it, and when I went to take the pizza off, there was a big crack in it
Now, while this is a loss, it’s not a total loss. It basically cracked into 1/3 and 2/3, so I have a side big enough for baking bread and smaller pizzas. And, to be honest, I prefer to make my pizzas in my cast iron skillet anyway. But, this is a big loss to my cookie making, because making cookies will take even longer on a smaller pan.
So, I’m taking this as an opportunity to get something new for cookies. But, I don’t know if I want another stone, because I love how cookies come out on it, or try something else.
So, recommend your favorite pan, whether it be a $10 aluminium one you got 15 years ago that still keeps chugging along. Or, something insultated and copper coated topped with your favorite silpat liner. Or, just go tell me to get another stone, because that’s what I love and the are perfect.