Chef Essential Classic Baking / Pizza stone. A baking stone for home oven use reminiscent of the stone baking ovens of earlier times. It has a heat retention that is perfect for a good crust. Pizza Stones duplicates crispy pizzeria quality pizza – crust and all- in a standard kitchen oven. This baking stone is perfect for pizza, bread, pastries and other food, eliminating hot spots while cooking, and producing a uniformly browned crust.