Using a pizza stone gives a pizza an irresistible crispy crust, and pizzas cooked on them taste best. Unfortunately, they can be expensive, but it’s a simple job to make one yourself for far less – and for anyone interested, here are 19 plans for a DIY pizza stone to show you how.
- 1. Make a Homemade Pizza Stone for $5
- 2. How to Make a Pizza Stone from Ordinary Tile
- 3. DIY Pizza Stone – How to Make at Home
- 4. Pizza Stone Solution
- 5. How to Make a $3 Pizza Stone
- 6. Pizza Stone Bricks vs Steel
- 7. Pizza Stone Hack
- 8. Throwing a Pizza Stone
- 9. Can I Save Money with a DIY Baking Stone?
- 10. 5 Alternatives to a Pizza Stone
- 11. How to Cook the Best Pizzas Using a Pizza Stone
- 12. How to Make a Pizza Stone – DIY Alternatives
- 13. DIY Pizza Stone Tile
- 14. Inexpensive Pizza Stones
- 15. RV Stove Pizza Stone Hack
- 16. Make the Ultimate Pizza at Home with a $5 DIY Brick Oven
- 17. Cutting a Pizza Stone
- 18. DIY Pizza Stone Cut to Size
- 19. How to Make Pizza on a Pizza Stone
- Plenty of inexpensive DIY solutions
1. Make a Homemade Pizza Stone for $5
As this blogger tells us, for perfect pizza, you need a pizza stone – but store-bought versions can be pricey and sometimes don’t even last much more than a year. However, DIY alternatives exist, and her idea is to use an unglazed quarry tile that will cost you not more than around $5. It’s a great idea that may save you a lot of cash – have a look to see how she did it!
2. How to Make a Pizza Stone from Ordinary Tile
In this video, this YouTuber explains how you can make pizza stones from regular porcelain or clay tiles, giving you details of where to find the right kind and how to use them. As she says, buying a pizza stone can cost anything up to $40, but there’s no need to spend anything like that much, and in her video, she explains why.
3. DIY Pizza Stone – How to Make at Home
It’s perfectly possible to cook great pizza at home, and even if you don’t have a brick wood-fired oven, you can still achieve something close to that pizzeria taste by using a pizza stone. If you want to learn more about why they work so well, this blog has all the info you need – and it also teaches you how to make a DIY version of your own.
4. Pizza Stone Solution
If you don’t want to buy an expensive pizza stone, it’s possible to achieve the same results by using a tile. However, you can’t choose just any tile – you need to know exactly what kind to go for if you want to be able to produce the perfect pizza. In this video, this YouTuber goes into lots of detail talking about the kind of tiles that are most suitable, helping you find one that will give you the delicious pizza you crave.
5. How to Make a $3 Pizza Stone
It’s hard to justify spending in the region of $40 or more on a fancy pizza stone when you realize that you can get something that does exactly the same job for only $3. The secret – as this blogger reveals – is simply to buy an unglazed tile from a home improvements store. They might not be round, but there are advantages to having a rectangular pizza stone anyway. Head over to the blog for more details.
6. Pizza Stone Bricks vs Steel
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard that pizza stones are the secret to great home-baked pizza, but if you want to know about why, this is the video for you. In it, this YouTuber demonstrates the difference between cooking on stone and cooking on steel – and the results should help you decide whether you want to have a go at making a DIY version of your own.
7. Pizza Stone Hack
Here’s an interesting tutorial to read because it teaches you two different ways to make better pizza in your oven at home. The first is to use a firebrick placed in the bottom of your oven to cook the pizza on. However, this blogger claims this is a less effective way to cook pizza since your oven will never get hot enough, so she recommends using a sheet of steel instead. Which one do you think works best? We’ll let you decide!
8. Throwing a Pizza Stone
For anyone into working with clay, an intriguing alternative to buying a pizza stone or using a store-bought tile as a DIY version is to throw one yourself on your wheel. If you have the right equipment, it’s an incredibly easy project – and if you think you’d like to have a go, this YouTuber has a tutorial that will show you what you need to do.
9. Can I Save Money with a DIY Baking Stone?
If you’re interested in finding out about your options when it comes to baking stones for making pizza or bread, this blog will tell you everything you need to know. It explains how they work and why you need one – and it also compares bought versions vs DIY options. If you decide to go the DIY route, there’s also plenty of useful info to help you choose, making it essential reading for anyone looking to get into baking with a stone.
10. 5 Alternatives to a Pizza Stone
Although the accepted wisdom tells us that you need a stone for perfect pizza crust, here’s a blogger who disagrees. She writes that even without using a stone, there are other methods that can produce results that are just as good. She then goes on to tell us about five of them – so why not try a couple of them yourself and see if you agree?
11. How to Cook the Best Pizzas Using a Pizza Stone
This video isn’t so much an idea for a DIY pizza stone as a tutorial for using one to cook the perfect pizza – and if you have a DIY stone, you’re going to need to know how to use it, so we thought it merited a place on our list. The stone in the video is a bought version, but the techniques apply to DIY stones too, so give it a watch first – and then get cooking!
12. How to Make a Pizza Stone – DIY Alternatives
As this blogger tells us, pizza stones allow you to create pizza with a crispy crust that is so much better than pizza cooked using other methods – but if you can’t afford to buy one, there are plenty of less expensive options. She then goes on to detail a couple of the most effective possibilities, so if you want to save yourself some cash, why not try out her ideas?
13. DIY Pizza Stone Tile
If you don’t want to spend any money at all on a pizza stone, you probably already have stuff in your home that you can use as an alternative – and this video shows you some options. For example, you can try using an old ceramic plate wrapped in a disposable baking sheet. And if you want more ideas, check out the video to see what else they suggest!
14. Inexpensive Pizza Stones
There’s nothing complicated about making a DIY pizza stone. There are many tutorials teaching you how to make one from a humble ceramic tile – and here’s one more. As it tells you, rather than spend as much as $50 on buying one from a store, just use a ceramic floor tile instead. There’s nothing more to it than that, so give this blog a quick read and then try out their suggestion.
15. RV Stove Pizza Stone Hack
Here’s a novel way to use a pizza stone that’s quite different from any of the other plans we’ve seen. As you may know, RV ovens are notorious for not cooking food evenly, so this YouTuber came up with a hack using a pizza stone to distribute the heat better. You can use a bought stone or a DIY one – and you can use it to cook pizza or anything else. A great idea, and some highly creative lateral thinking.
16. Make the Ultimate Pizza at Home with a $5 DIY Brick Oven
This is another plan we loved. In it, this blogger creates a hack for turning a regular oven into a “brick oven” that should cook home pizza just like the real thing. This is an idea we never would have thought of, but it looks like it really works – so this is one we’ll probably be testing ourselves in the near future!
17. Cutting a Pizza Stone
Another way to create a pizza stone is by rescuing an old commercial one and cutting it down to size so it fits in your oven. That’s exactly what this YouTuber did, and if you can find one and aren’t afraid of working with stone, this could be a great way to get your hand on a high-quality stone for less.
18. DIY Pizza Stone Cut to Size
In this blog, you can learn more about cutting a pizza stone yourself. It talks about why pizza stones are necessary and discusses the relative advantages of different materials. Cutting your own stone will then allow you to customize it to your personal needs, and this blog has all the info you need to do it.
19. How to Make Pizza on a Pizza Stone
In this video, this YouTuber talks about why using stones is the best way to cook pizza, the right materials to choose and how to use and care for your stone. In short, it tells you everything you need to know about pizza stones so you can start cooking on one yourself.
Plenty of inexpensive DIY solutions
As you can see, there are plenty of inexpensive options that cost a whole lot less than buying a pizza stone from a store. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading and watching these plans as much as we did finding them for you – and above all, we hope we’ve helped you learn about a new way to cook your pizzas that will make them taste even more delicious.