Pizza stones are commonly simple slabs -- very basic in appearance and generally meant to stay in the oven even when they are not in use. Less easy to find are stones that offer a decorative edge and can double as serving pieces.
For those who want the cooking performance of a pizza stone with the table appeal of more decorative products, users and reviews give high marks to the All-Clad Pizza/Baker Stone with Tray and Cutter. The stone sits snugly within a stainless-steel serving tray, and it is also sold with an ergonomically designed stainless-steel pizza cutter. The serving tray can be used on its own, as well as paired with the stone. Stephanie Hamilton at Bestcovery.com says the set is attractive, well made and very functional. Users echo these sentiments, noting that the stone bakes up excellent pizza crust and that the serving tray is easy to carry. One user adds that the pizza cutter works "superbly," and another says that the stone is easy to clean. The set does garner some complaints, however, with some users finding its 13-inch round size on the small side, and some reporting that the stainless steel becomes yellow or dull. One user complains that the product is made in China and the stone arrived scratched, and a few take issue with the high price.
If you are in the market for a pizza stone but you don't need one that doubles as a serving piece, reviewers and users alike recommend the Old Stone Oven 14\" x 16\" Pizza Stone (*Est. $40), which garners praise for its excellent baking performance, sturdy construction and roomy size.
Almost 20 users post about the All-Clad Pizza/Baker Stone on Amazon.com -- and while this number may be relatively low compared with the number of posts about other products, the comments and ratings are telling. Users give it an average 4.5-star (out of 5) rating, noting that the stone produces excellent pizza, the tray is easy to use and the cutter performs very well. A couple of users, however, report that the stainless steel becomes yellow or dull, and one user says the stone arrived scratched. One user complains that the product is manufactured in China.
Review: All-Clad Serving Tray with 13-Inch Pizza-Baking Stone Insert and Pizza Cutter, Contributors to Amazon.com
Macy's is well known for its large kitchen and entertaining assortments, and its website also offers a broad selection of cooking products. When it comes to the All-Clad Pizza/Baker Stone, the nearly 20 users posting to this website give it an average 4.9-star (out of 5) rating. The stone gets raves for producing excellent pizzas, as well as flatbreads and quesadillas. Users say it is sturdy and durable, and many also like the stainless-steel accessories. Some note that this set makes a great gift, although one user comments that the 13-inch round size is a little too small.
Review: All-Clad Pizza/Baking Stone with Pizza Cutter, Contributors to Macys.com
The Bestcovery.com website offers descriptions and reviews for a wide spectrum of products, and also provides links to retailers that sell the products it recommends. Stephanie Hamilton, the Bestcovery.com writer who authors the listing of recommended pizza stones, names the All-Clad Pizza Baker/Stone as one of her five top picks. While she does not specify whether she actually tested the stone and its accompanying tray and cutter, she does applaud the set for its attractive appearance and ease of handling, and says the stone "works very well." She does, however, call the product "pricey."
Review: Best Pizza Stone, Stephanie Hamilton