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Baking Stone Cleaning

"Robert K. Smith" <rksmith@clark.net>
Mon, 22 Jul 1996 15:42:06 -0400 (EDT)
	While baking a Friendship Cake in the oven this weekend, the cake
decided to become a bit too chummy with the oven -- all over the pizza
stone underneath.  Now I understand that baking stones are not meant to be
washed (at least according to the sparse instructions that came with the
stone from Brookstone).  Would I be courting disaster to leave the stone
in the oven during a self-cleaning cycle (after all, the stones are a
fired ceramic, aren't they?)?  Or should I simply scrape what I can with a
wire brush and realize that the next few loaves will be a bit pungent?

	Many thanks for your thoughts on this.  (Yes I know I forgot to
use a baking sheet under the tube pan.  In this instance, it would only
have guided the batter onto one side of the stone.  Mea culpa!)

rksmith@clark.net   Robert K. Smith