KettlePizza Kits — Baking Steel vs. The Dome

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KettlePizza Domed Pies

KettlePizza offers a nice array of kits with several different options, but today we’re going to take a quick look at the difference between using the Baking Steel top vs. just the Weber dome (KettlePizza without the Baking Steel).

We’ve been making plenty of pizza with the Serious Eats KettlePizza Special Edition Kit that includes the Baking Steel. The benefit of the steel is essentially a hotter oven and a faster cooking pie that results from the extremely hot steel radiating heat down over the pizza while it cooks. The Baking Steel also creates more leopard spotting on the top and edges of the crust.

When the Baking Steel is in place under the Weber kettle lid it is super heated by the flames coming off the burning wood chunks in the firebox at the rear of the kettle. The more the wood burns, the more the flames roll across…

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