dailybaxter replied to your post: I’m sure you’ve gotten this one before, but what…
Got TWO baking steels for xmas. One is handmade, the other is the kickstarter dude’s. Used the homemade one and the seriouseats dough Monday. Fantastic results.
Yeah, I could really not be happier.
The best method I’ve found so far is to preheat the steel in the center rack at 550F for 30 minutes, then turn the broiler on for 15, and then cook the pizza on the steel under the broiler with the door slightly ajar, to keep the flame on. Usually I use the peel to turn the pizza about halfway through. You get a nice, lightly charred crust in about 5-6 minutes.
I had been putting the steel on the top rack and cooking at 550F without the broiler, which worked fine, but didn’t give you as much charring.