I'm trying to preheat my oven to make pizza, but there is no preheat option. Does the "bake" setting mean the same thing as preheat?
Yes - simply put, pre-heating is setting the oven to come up to temperature in advance of cooking. Specific to making a pizza, it can be beneficial to use a pizza stone to radiate more even heat. When pizza is place directly on the stone, it offers the additional benefit of creating that crispy crust on the bottom.