BrevilleCanada 13″ Pizza Stone Review

Delicious restaurant quality pizza atHave you ever baked pizza using a pizza stone? I am sold and it’s all I’ve been using.  Breville makes an affordable one for only $19.99!

You’re not supposed to wash(never use soap on your stone) the clay but leave it in the oven. You can scrape off the melted cheese – I find it healthier than coated pans. It’s not heavy as other stones and it’s the perfect size at 13″ and fits in any conventional oven and what’s really great about this stone is you can use it in your Breville counter top oven!

Why use a Breville pizza stone?
 The unit distributes heat evenly throughout the pizza and extracts the moisture, to give you the nice crisp and authentic taste created by a traditional fire stone oven. Have you tried using a pizza stone?

I’ve also baked cookies, scones and biscuits on my stone so it’s not just limited to pizza.  I’ll share with you my favourite pizza recipe too.

Perfect Pizza Margherita Recipe
Serves 13
Letting the dough rest in the refrigerator overnight, Grace Parisi found, results in a chewy crust with a slight tang. She's let hers sit for up to three days, which adds even more texture and complexity.
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
10 min
  1. Dough
  2. 1 envelope active dry yeast
  3. 2 cups warm water (90° to 105°)
  4. 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  5. 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
  6. 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  7. Extra-virgin olive oil
  8. Toppings
  9. One 14-ounce can peeled whole San Marzano tomatoes, drained
  10. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
  11. 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  12. Coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  13. 2 pounds buffalo mozzarella, thinly sliced
  14. 32 large basil leaves, torn into pieces
  1. 1. In a large bowl, mix the yeast with 1/2 cup of the warm water and the sugar and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of warm water, the 4 cups of flour and the kosher salt and stir until a soft dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface and knead, adding flour as necessary until a silky, but soft dough forms. Use a pastry scraper to help knead the dough. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl and brush all over with olive oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or for up to 3 days.
  2. 2.Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface; punch down and divide into 4 pieces. Form each piece into a ball. Rub each ball with oil and transfer to a baking sheet. Cover the balls loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a draft-free place for 1 hour.
  3. 3. Meanwhile, set a pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 500°, allowing at least 45 minutes for the stone to heat. Pass the tomatoes through a food mill set over a medium bowl or pulse them in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Stir in the oregano and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  4. 4. On a lightly floured surface, stretch one ball of dough into a 13-inch round; transfer to a floured pizza peel, adding flour where the dough sticks. Spread 1/4 cup of the tomato sauce over the dough to within 1 inch of the edge. Spread one-fourth of the cheese over the pizza and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil. Season with sea salt and pepper and slide the pizza onto the stone. Bake until the bottom is charred and the cheese is melted, about 8 minutes. Scatter one-fourth of the basil on top and let stand for 3 minutes before serving. Repeat with the remaining dough and toppings.
Adapted from Food & Wine Magazine
Adapted from Food & Wine Magazine
The Mama Ash Blog


  1. Stephanie | 23rd Feb 15

    I’ve always wanted to try a pizza stone. I didn’t realize they extract the moisture to make the crust crispier so that just makes me want one even more. I like that this one is lightweight because some of the ones I have considered buying were very heavy… I think I will give this one a try! Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) | 23rd Feb 15

    We make lots of homemade pizzas, so this would get a lot of use at our house.

    • Erica | 24th Feb 15

      I swear by the pizza stone 🙂

  3. Carrie Chance | 23rd Feb 15

    that looks great. And a good price

    • Erica | 24th Feb 15

      And maintenance is soooo easy!

  4. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos | 23rd Feb 15

    Wow, thats so frugal! I love pizza made on a stone, I’m going to have to pick one of these up – makes all the difference!

  5. Jeannette | 23rd Feb 15

    I love making pizza at home but have been looking for a way to make it crispier! I’ll have to check the Breville Pizza Stone out!

  6. Carmen Perez (listen2mama) | 23rd Feb 15

    I’ve never used a pizza stone, but it sounds devine. Especially because you can make other items also like cookies!

  7. Kristen | 23rd Feb 15

    Thanks for the wonderful suggestion. My mouth is watering with the idea of hommade ‘za!

    • Erica | 24th Feb 15

      If you like making homemade try this recipe

  8. Kungphoo | 23rd Feb 15

    This looks delicious and definitely looks like something my housemates and I would love! Thanks for the recipe

    • Erica | 24th Feb 15

      You’re welcome!

  9. Megan Elford | 23rd Feb 15

    I’ve never used a stone (mostly because I’m afraid I’ll break it) but I have several friends that swear by them. Maybe I’ll have to give this one a try — the price is great!

    • Erica | 24th Feb 15

      Just leave it in the oven 🙂

  10. lisalia | 23rd Feb 15

    Looks great! Its been a while since we made homemade pizza, after seeing this I think its time to give this a try.

  11. kungphoo | 23rd Feb 15

    I cook almost everything on a pizza stone.. i broke one and will need another soon.. thanks for the info!

  12. Jeanine | 23rd Feb 15

    Oh I would love a pizza stone. Would be an amazing way to have pizza at home!

  13. Liz Mays | 23rd Feb 15

    I haven’t used a pizza stone in months, and I can’t figure out why I forgot about it. This is a great reminder because it cooks so beautifully!

    • Erica | 24th Feb 15

      Use it! Use it! Use it 🙂 lol..

  14. Julee | 23rd Feb 15

    I love pizza stones. They make such a great crust. Enjoy your pizza! It sounds delicious!

  15. Jessica Harlow | 23rd Feb 15

    I have used a pizza stone and really loved it. You can tell…she wears the telltale signs of being used hard. It’s a rectangular shape though and I’d love this 13″ circle shape!

  16. Tesha Fritz | 23rd Feb 15

    Pizza is a family fav. Can’t wait to try this

  17. geanine | 23rd Feb 15

    A pizza stone can definitely make a difference in the taste of a pizza. This one sure is a great price.

    • Erica | 24th Feb 15

      The price is great and it’s not crazy heavy. Best $20 ever spent.

  18. The Pinterested Parent | 23rd Feb 15

    I love Margherita pizza. It is my favorite. I do not need all of the toppings. Just give me the tomatoes & cheese & I am happy.

  19. agatapokutycka | 24th Feb 15

    Pizza stone makes such a huge difference to the final taste and texture of a pizza. We never bake pizza without the stone.

  20. Crystal | 24th Feb 15

    I need to stop washing mine.

  21. Dhemz Apdian - Dias | 24th Feb 15

    wow, it’s something that I would like to try. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Maggie | 24th Feb 15

    We had one and it broke a few years back and we really need a new one! I will be looking into this, that is a great price!!

  23. Amy G | 24th Feb 15

    I could really use one of these. I had a stone years ago, but had to get rid of it due to my son’s allergies.

  24. Yona Williams | 24th Feb 15

    I’ve used a pizza stone before, but I have never thought about using it for things like cookies and such.

  25. sojourner | 24th Feb 15

    I would love this in my kitchen. I had no idea you could make scones and biscuits on a pizza stone too. I love it!

  26. Eliz Frank | 25th Feb 15

    I’ve heard of the magic of a stone pizza maker and how effective they are for making flat breads and such. I like the price of this one.

  27. stephanie | 25th Feb 15

    we love our pizza stone too! but i’m always looking for new recipes to change it up for the kid!

  28. Mariana | 25th Feb 15

    I want a pizza stone! I usually put frozen pizza right on the oven rack, but this would be less messy!

  29. Erin P | 26th Feb 15

    My husband will love this. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Doris C | 2nd Aug 15

    I always wanted to try one , we love pizza, maybe now I will have to get one!

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