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Old 12-09-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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Who Uses A Baking Stone In Their Gas Oven?

Could someone offer some clarifications as to the use of the baking stone in an RV gas oven. My range only has one moveable rack with two slots available for placement of the rack. My oven has a metal shield just above the gas burner which runs completely from front to back and side to side. Would you place the stone on top of the shield and just below the lower rack position for the best baking? It just makes sense to me that I would get more even heat distribution from using the stone but I would like opinions from others that currently are using the baking stones or ones who have tried them and for one reason or the other they stopped using them. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:23 PM   #2
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Could someone offer some clarifications as to the use of the baking stone in an RV gas oven. My range only has one moveable rack with two slots available for placement of the rack. My oven has a metal shield just above the gas burner which runs completely from front to back and side to side. Would you place the stone on top of the shield and just below the lower rack position for the best baking? It just makes sense to me that I would get more even heat distribution from using the stone but I would like opinions from others that currently are using the baking stones or ones who have tried them and for one reason or the other they stopped using them. Thanks in advance for your help!
We baked a couple of pies that did not bake the bottom crust evenly...some spots burnt, some spots where the dough was, well, dough-y. We bought one square of kitchen quarry tile - I think it is 12" or maybe 13" square - and put it on the oven rack, with the pie on top of the tile. Worked like a charm, and we figured if the tile had been fired enough to glaze it, 350 to 375 degrees in our oven wouldn't hurt it a bit.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:33 PM   #3
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I use 4 - 6x6" unglazed ceramic tiles sitting on top of the metal shield over the burner...definitely evens out the heat. Others have reported good results with a pizza stone in the same location.

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Old 12-09-2013, 09:56 PM   #4
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I use a square pizza stine and it helps a lot
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:26 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your input. I will go ahead and purchase a 14" x 16" baking stone and place it on top of the shield above the burner but I would assume that I need to take it out when traveling and put it back in after we get to the CG. The wife had previously complained about the uneven baking with the oven as is. We had used a round pizza stone in our electric oven at our home for a number of years and it's always worked better than using a metal pizza pan so I thought a rectangle baking stone would help in the RV's gas oven. Thanks again for the confirmation.

Oh btw, when you initially light the pilot light do you gradually bring up the temp in the oven or just immediately set it to your normal baking temperature? Didn't know if the stone needed to be heated up gradually or not.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:30 PM   #6
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If you wrap the edges of the stone in a pool noodle you should be able to store it on the oven rack while traveling.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:35 PM   #7
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hi my name is lianne and i love using a stone in the range or a concave ( only rotate...it is great in oven...to bake evenly get a clay lid for the top keeps temp more even....using a special marble slab as well on top of oven....your metal dish works wonderfully on top of the oven with gas to make wonderful pitas for stuffing after with hot or cold items in it....roasts cook half the time if you get adobe clay roast pan or clay can sit on metal bottom or bottom rack...make sure you add a bit of warm water in the bottom of clay pot....the marble is great for rolling out pie crusts to as they stay coll and the pastry doesnt stick with minimal flour...also use in bbq mouth watering melt in your mouth...too...hope my rambles help a bit....
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heat stone up gradually
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:06 PM   #9
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I Do!

Really makes a big difference. Do not "go cheap." Get a true stone and it should not crack when you use it. Ours has ridden thousands of miles without a crack.

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/pizza-...-stone/s668435
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:19 AM   #10
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Don't buy a cheap one we had a cheap one that broke into 3 large pieces a loud pop while the DW had the oven on.


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