🔕 🔔

My Basket ()

All questions

I bought a pizza stone from WS and when I cook with it emits and odd smell. It's nothing that transfers onto the food, but enough to make my apartment smell. Any ideas what's causing it or how to get rid of it?

asked by JessieLK over 6 years ago
4 answers 881 views
C0d1f1de 4134 43ba 9510 1d7a8caa31f3  scan0004
added over 6 years ago

I would call them -- sounds like replacement time.

84baef1b 1614 4c3d a895 e859c9d40bd1  chris in oslo

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added over 6 years ago

If you google "pizza stone odor," you'll find that you're not the only one with this problem. People seemed to find all sorts of possible reasons for the smell--oil, detergents, cooking greasy foods on the stones. The advice I thought might be worth trying would be to coat it with a paste of baking soda and water, let it sit for a while, and then soak it off in hot water. Good luck.

10e51050 649e 4a85 8af7 2b896997a1c4  image rcfbkcspubjytgbefpoq lrg
added over 6 years ago

It's my first one, thought it was normal. Thanks for the tip!

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 6 years ago

Were there any care/use instructions that came along with the stone? It may have needed to have been seasoned or washed prior to use. I'd review any documentation, and see if that address the issue. If not, give W/S a call, and see what they say. Their customer service is top-notch.

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.