The characteristic of stress resistance by the ceramic pizza stone plays an important role in baking high quality and crispy pizza. You may use an oven or a grill as a heating medium. By resisting stress, the stone enhances the heat absorption capacity and transmission rate. As the inner layers of the dough get baked uniformly, they expel the moisture content which gets absorbed by the stone’s pores. This process is responsible for the crispy crust formation. Since the thermal transmission rate remains constant, the probability of dough burning out is reduced to near zero level. If you are using the ceramic pizza stone on a grill, you need to shift the stone from the direct heat zone to indirect heat zone, once the level of crispiness is achieved by 70%-80%. The slow heating process now helps in mellowing of the fillings.
Stink Free Ceramic Pizza Stone
Exposing the ceramic pizza stone to extreme heat zone over an extended period keeps it from smelling. This is due to the evaporation of untreated liquids within the dough layers. This is apart from the moisture which gets absorbed by the pores and gets evaporated.
Many of the untreated liquids are generated by the filling materials like cheese, chicken, tomatoes, onions and others. The time taken for evaporation is slightly lesser within the oven compared to the grill. When you are using the grill for cooking the pizza, you need to shift the ceramic pizza stone from direct heating zone to the indirect zone once the organic liquids start evaporating. This helps in gradual formation of the crispy crust without letting the pizza burned out.
Shock Free Ceramic Pizza Stone
Ceramic pizza stone has a high value of thermal shock absorption. This is made possible by the flexible material structure.
- Ceramic is made of high heat absorbing and transmitting particles. When the heat from the source increases, the particles start expanding in all the directions. Hence the ceramic pizza stone becomes flexible in nature. The material doesn’t break at this time due to the high tensile value.
- When the moisture and organic liquids get absorbed by the ceramic pizza stone top layer, the particles shrink back to their original position. This process returns the material back to its original conditions. Since the material has good tensile strength, the compression ratio is restored. Hence the material is able to endure shocks from fluctuations in temperature within short span of time.
Resistance Free Transmission by Ceramic Pizza Stone
Since the resistance to heat transmission is said to be lower for ceramic, it can boost the heat transmission to all parts of the pizza. The dough also can retain sufficient volume of heat from the stone and retain it within its folds. The combinational effect of moisture removal and uniform heating makes the crispy crust of the pizza. If you are using the ceramic pizza stone in a grill, you can manually transfer the stone to the indirect zone for enhancing the transmission of the ceramic pizza stone.