I was reading answers to this question How do I season my new pizza stone? and many people advised not to use soap on a pizza stone, I don't have a pizza stone but I have read similar advice for some pots and pans,

My question is why you can't use soap to clean this stuff, is it just unnecessary (because a pizza stone is always in the oven and every thing on it will burn) or there is a reason NOT to do it?

  • my moka also says do not use soap
    – Midhat
    Commented Dec 20, 2011 at 11:35

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Some cookware are 'cured'. Mostly cast iron pots and pans. I never heard of a pizza stone being cured, so I'm guessing this is to avoid eating soap. Other than that, I wouldn't know.

Cast iron gets cured for two reasons: 1. Create a non-stick layer 2. Avoid oxidation. Neither of these reasons apply to stones (or do they?)

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    According to this answer, a non-stick layer is indeed created. Commented Dec 19, 2011 at 19:09
  • I was told it is because pizza stones are porous, and you can season then with oil.
    – Manako
    Commented Dec 20, 2011 at 17:31

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