Pizza Steel


Hello,

I'm looking to make pizza steels and my main concern is what steel to use. I've read that CSA G40.21 – 44W (which I believe is the same as A36) is safe to use as a cooking surface. I'm very new to this topic and don't know much about the different types of steel or the potential dangers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Vince S.
posted over 1 year ago

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Vince,

If you don't know metallurgy (and it sounds like you don't), I'd recommend you buy a steel--it's likely to cost you a lot more to do the trial and error thing, and while the baking steel isn't cheap, it pays for itself quickly and lasts pretty much forever. And it's a real quality product.

Good luck!

Adam

Adam Sachs
posted over 1 year ago


Adam is spot on. A steel really will last forever. They're basically indestructible. It'll cost around $70, which isn't cheap for a piece of metal. But, It's far cheaper to just buy one, than make one. The one you "make" won't look as good, and will likely cost you more in the long run.

That said, here's another post about Baking Steels. In it, Kevin Z. mentions that he had his own fabricated and recommend A36 steel:

http://www.thepizzabible.com/posts/baking-steels-vs-pizza-stones-which-is-better

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted over 1 year ago


Yeah I think your both right. I'm having a hard time finding a good product in canada is my only problem. Pizzacraft makes one that's available on amazon but its very thin. Other then that I can't find a good source.

Vince S.
posted over 1 year ago


The one's made by bakingsteel.com are great and available on Amazon. Here's a link:

http://www.amazon.com/Baking-Steel-1-4/dp/B00N205G22/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451605256&sr=8-1&keywords=baking+steel

It's 0.25" thick; significantly thicker than the Pizzacraft one.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted over 1 year ago


Those ones are very nice and maybe that's what I'll have to end up buying. The only down side is with the weak Canadian dollar and 50 dollar shipping there very expensive for me. Thanks for the link.

Vince S.
posted over 1 year ago


Oh boy... $50 shipping, not including the conversion rate is a different story. It sounds like the A36 steel mentioned in the previous thread I shared worked well for Kevin. That'll probably get you pretty close. The finished product might not be as polished/pretty as one being sold in a store, but it shouldn't matter since it'll just sit in your oven.

Good luck and please let us know what you end up with. I had one, but got rid of it because I wanted something larger. So, if this route works out, maybe I'll get one custom made.

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Raj Irukulla admin
posted over 1 year ago


I'll do that! I'm going to try some stones that I have for now and then maybe for my bday I'll get some steels haha.

Vince S.
posted over 1 year ago


Hey you might want to check out nerdchef.com. I ordered one from baking steel .25 inch steel and I live in Alaska so the shipping was crazy for me too. But I ordered a second one from nerd chef the big boy half inch thick and it was way cheaper than my first. And it's my favorite!! Hope this helps.

Jen R.
posted over 1 year ago

I'll check that out right now, thank you .

- Vince   over 1 year ago

The US is there only option for shipping :-(

- Vince   over 1 year ago


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