The magic of a baking steel starts with science.
We prefer a baking steel over a baking stone because baking stones are made of ceramic. Baking steel in comparison, has a thermal conductivity that is 18 times greater, which means that when heated, it creates an extremely hot environment that is ideal for the perfect crispy pizza crust or evenly baked pie. Plus, steel also has a higher thermal mass, meaning it absorbs and retains heat better due to its density. This helps ensures that your oven gets and stays consistently hot, even when hot air escapes if the oven door opens.