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apology: bread warmer, pizza stone

updated thu 12 apr 01


Rebecca Gregory on wed 11 apr 01

I wanted to apologize for the extra HTML coding that has been going along
with my messages. Here is my recent post without the HTML coding mixed in.
Sorry for any inconvience that I have caused in reading my messages, and
most likely causing y'all to delete them from too much trouble trying to
read them!

Original Post:
I have a pizza stone. I did not make it, but bought it when I wasn't making
any ceramics. I would make homemade pizza and bread to fill my need to knead
clay. Anyway, the instructions for the stone said " DO NOT PLACE IN HOT
OVEN. Stone could break from thermal shock." So, I don't. I make the crust,
put it on the stone into a cold oven and heat from there. I haven't had any
problems with the stone nor the crust by doing it this way. I think that
objects like this need to have the instructions incised on the back of the
products incase the purchaser were to give it away without giving the
instructions. Have any of you looked at the Pampered Chef catalogs? They
have bread pans, pie pans, garlic roasters, chicken cookers, etc made out of
clay. The clay is red, and it looks to me to be terra cotta. I also worked
at a restaurant, many years ago, that would bake bread in terra cotta flower
pots. They would be filled with dough , placed into cool/cold oven and bake
from there. The bread didn't taste any different. Just a different serving
dish. That was the novelty.

Anyway, Just thought I would let you know about the cold/cool oven thing.

Becky Gregory Nashville, Tn

Where it is already Hot, humid, and the air conditioner is on. I hate that.
I usually wait until the end of May to turn that thing on....It has been
too humid here as well as hot. What happened to Spring? Summer is here

----Original Message Follows----
From: Ann Brink
Subject: Re: Pizza stones and beard warmers
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 18:52:15 -0700

" The ones made of stoneware clay without extra grog BROKE ...couldn't take
the thermal shock of going into a hot oven. "

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