Product Review: Pizzacraft PC9899 20 x 13.5 Rectangular Pizza Stone

The Pizza Baking Stone that Changes the Game!

Every pizza maker knows that the biggest difference between the pizza that you buy from your local pizzeria and the pizza you make at home is the oven that the pizza oven is cooked in. Some ovens are conveyors or steel, but in my many years of making and reviewing pizza, there is no substitute for brick oven pizza. This Pizzacraft Baking stone brings the most important element of a commercial pizzeria oven to your home kitchen – the brick. I have owned and used numerous pizza ovens, pizza stones, and even a pizza baking steel in my day, and I have to say this is the best value stone on the market and I’ll tell you why!


The size of this stone is listed at 20 inches by 13.5 inches, which I measured and verified. I am able to fit a 14″ pizza on this stone with a little overlap, or comfortably crisp up an entire Old Forge/rectangular sicilian pizza with room to spare. Have you ever tried to shake a 12″ circular pizza off of a pizza peel onto a 12″ circular pizza stone? It’s next to impossible to do it perfectly and very stressful. This generous size gives you confidence and room for error. It also allows you to move the pizza from side to side to find warmer spots of the brick. You can definitely fit two smaller pizzas on this stone at the same time.

Heat Retention

The key to a great pizza stone is its ability to retain heat, and this stone does a great job of it because it is so thick. Most value stones are 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick which …read more