Transform Your BBQ into a Pizza Oven: The Ultimate Pizza Stone Guide

Transform Your BBQ into a Pizza Oven: The Ultimate Pizza Stone Guide

Are you a barbecue fan and pizza junkie at the same time? We'll show you how to turn your barbecue into an Italian pizza oven with our pizza stone guide. Whether it's baking, preparing, or maintaining - get ready to rock your barbecue and bake pizzas that will make even the pizza chef around the corner jealous!

Burning in the pizza stone - first use

Before you throw your pizza stone into the flames for the first time, give it a little warm-up - the burn-in! Why? To ensure your stone remains the star not only today but also at many future pizza parties. Think of the burn-in as the warm-up before the big game: it kicks out all the nasty production residue and gets it ready for the big performance.

Place the stone in your cool grill and then slowly heat it to the maximum temperature. Give it about 30 minutes to become thoroughly warm and dry. This makes it strong and flexible for all the temperature challenges that come with pizza baking. And when it has cooled down nicely, it is ready to rock - ready to bake the crispiest pizzas ever with you. But hey, always heat up and cool down slowly so that your stone doesn't lose its nerve and crack!

Note: Please never oil the pizza stone, otherwise it may become porous.

Step-by-step instructions for using the pizza stone

With a pizza stone, you can transform your gas barbecue into the ultimate pizza oven and bring Italian flair directly into your backyard. The material of the stone allows you to achieve even heat distribution, which ensures an irresistibly crispy pizza base. It's child's play to use: simply place the stone on the grill, preheat, and bake your homemade pizza.

Step 1: Prepare your gas grill

Make sure that your gas barbecue and accessories are clean and ready to go. For SKOTTI Grill owners: Insert the holder for the STONE, assemble the lid and you're ready to go. Remove a side or front section of the CAP to turn it into a pizza oven.

Step 2: Pre-heat the pizza stone and gas grill

Carefully place the stone in its designated holder or directly on the grill grate. It is important that it is placed on the grill before heating to ensure even heating.

Step 3: Full power ahead

Heat up the gas grill of your choice, including the pizza stone, for 10 minutes at maximum heat. Once everything is well preheated, nothing stands in the way of a crispy pizza. If you are using your oven, set this to the highest setting and leave your stone to heat up for 30 to 40 minutes before you start. Use top and bottom heat for the perfect result.

Step 4: Prepare the pizza

While your pizza stone is heating up, it's time for the big dough show! Roll out the dough and choose your toppings according to your personal taste. Whether it's classics like salami, exotic adventures with pineapple or creamy mozzarella - you're the chef here. Keep it slim: A thin dough is the key to making your pizza perfect and crispy on the stone.

Step 5: Ready, steady - use the pizza stone

Once the stone has reached the right temperature, sprinkle a little flour over it to prevent the dough from sticking. Carefully place your Italian pizza on top. Use a pizza peel or the SKOTTI FLIP to slide your creation onto the hot stone. Allow the pizza to bake for around 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the dough and the amount of toppings. The exact baking time may vary, so keep an eye on it. As soon as the crust is crispy and the cheese has melted, you can carefully remove the finished pizza from the stone using a pizza peel. Now it's time to feast: Enjoy your creation.

Step 6: Care for long-lasting pizza enjoyment

Allow the stone to cool completely after use before cleaning it with a damp cloth. Only use water for cleaning and avoid soap or aggressive cleaning agents, as the stone is porous and can absorb liquids. Store the stone in a dry place to ensure its longevity.


Our SKOTTI STONE is a high-quality pizza stone that we have specially designed for use with the SKOTTI Grill. However, you can use it on any gas grill or in the oven. This gem is made of fine-pored cordierite stone, which spreads the heat like a professional DJ spreads the beats. The result? A pizza base so crispy you'll think you've landed in an Italian trattoria.

And it's not just a one-hit wonder when it comes to crispiness - no, it's also a real marathon runner in terms of durability and quality. And the cleaning? It's child's play!

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