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I started with unglazed quarry tiles from the building supply store, but they kept cracking at high heat. Recently, I ordered a kiln shelf made of corderite from Sheffield Pottery. Weighs a ton and takes a long time (half-hour plus) to pre-heat, but works very well for bread baking and pizza.

Measure your oven, leaving at least an inch clearance all 'round, and order one:

http://www.sheffield-pottery.com/Square-Cordierite-Kiln-Shelves-s/320.htm

Unfortunately, shipping costs almost as much as the shelf. Fortunately the shelves are cheap.

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I started with unglazed quarry tiles from the building supply store, but they kept cracking at high heat. Recently, I ordered a kiln shelf made of corderite from Sheffield Pottery. Weighs a ton and takes a long time (half-hour plus) to pre-heat, but works very well for bread baking and pizza.

Measure your oven, leaving at least an inch clearance all 'round, and order one:

http://www.sheffield-pottery.com/Square-Cordierite-Kiln-Shelves-s/320.htm

Unfortunately, shipping costs almost as much as the shelf. Fortunately the shelves are cheap.

I'm with you on that - kiln shelves are the way to go. I'm fortunate to have two pottery supply places within about 10 miles of me.

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I have this product from Wood Stone and highly recommend it. When they pour their ovens they often have extra material and put some of the surplus in sheet and half sheet pan which can be purchased for home ovens. I cannot think of anything better than Wood Stone's ceramic baking slates!

http://www.woodstone-corp.com/catalog/baking-slates.htm

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I have this product from Wood Stone and highly recommend it. When they pour their ovens they often have extra material and put some of the surplus in sheet and half sheet pan which can be purchased for home ovens. I cannot think of anything better than Wood Stone's ceramic baking slates!

http://www.woodstone-corp.com/catalog/baking-slates.htm

They look real nice but $200 for the large one is kind of ridiculous when you consider that this was "extra" material. Too bad. I was ready to buy one until they told me how much. Going with the standard 14x16x1/2 one.

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