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Create Neapolitan style pizza or artisan breads right at home, without investing in a brick oven.  Create the crust you crave.
Create Neapolitan style pizza or artisan breads right at home, without investing in a brick oven. Create the crust you crave.
472 backers pledged $38,453 to help bring this project to life.

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While reading an article in the Wall Street Journal, I had my “AH-HA” moment when I realized I could combine my love of cooking with my business in manufacturing. I stumbled upon an article reviewing Nathan Myhrvold’s 2400 page book titled Modernist Cuisine: The Art & Science of Cooking. The article posed a problem, “you love Neapolitan style pizza, but you don’t want to invest in a brick oven.” With my experience studying Culinary Arts and working under Chef Todd English, I had also found this to be true. 

To my amazement the article suggested that readers make their own pizza stone out of a steel sheet. I grabbed a ¼” piece of scrap steel from Stoughton Steel, brought it home that week and tried it out. I was blown away by the results. Baking the pizza on the scrap steel created the best quality pizza I had ever made at home!

Who would have thought that after 20 years of making pizza at home for family and friends and working with steel every day, the solution for creating the perfect pizza was right under my nose all along.

We have been cooking up a storm over the past 6 months on our Baking Steel, working out the details of our first production run this September. We are so grateful for everyone that has offered their help and expertise along the way.  

Our Kickstarter goal is to raise $3,000, which will be spent on material and labor for our first production run. In exchange for your funding, we are offering exciting rewards, fun t-shirts and of course an opportunity to get your hands on our first production run of Baking Steels.

Baking Steel Limited Edition will offer our first 100 customers an imprint of No. 01-100.  Baking Steel Limited Edition is for Kickstarter only.

Fun Steel Facts: When you buy Steel, you're always buying recycled.  

We are so thrilled that our Baking Steel is naturally a Green product.  

Thank you for reading and if you pledge, I thank you.  

Our Baking Steel will be proudly made in Hanover, Massachusetts.

Baking Steel Storage Bag Open
Baking Steel Storage Bag Open
Our beautiful recycled Baking Steel bags. No two alike!
Our beautiful recycled Baking Steel bags. No two alike!
Introducing our T-shirts, Create the crust you crave!
Introducing our T-shirts, Create the crust you crave!
bottom of a crust my son and i made!
bottom of a crust my son and i made!
At the request of me, we had another family pizza night last night. Tuesday, August 22, 2012.
At the request of me, we had another family pizza night last night. Tuesday, August 22, 2012.
Another one of my favorite dough recipes and the Baking Steel did its job!
Another one of my favorite dough recipes and the Baking Steel did its job!

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    If you love pizza and making rustic breads and you think the Baking Steel is cool contribute any amount you wish and please tell your friends. And get a personal thank you card!

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    You'll get a Baking Steel logo sticker and a personal thank you card. Shipping is included, both U.S and international.

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    You'll get our Baking Steel vintage tee-shirt. Plus our favorite pizza dough recipe. Shipping is free in the U.S. Add $10.00 for international shipping. And a personal thank you card.

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    Baking Steel Limited Edition...Get your hands on our first production run of the Baking Steel, seasoned and ready for use. Our first 100 Baking Steels will have and imprint of No. 01-100. Plus our favorite pizza dough recipe. Shipping is free in the U.S. Add $15.00 for Canada, add $65.00 International. And a personal thank you card.

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    Baking Steel round 2. Receive the Baking Steel plus our favorite pizza dough recipe. Shipping is free in the US. Add $15 for Canada and $65 for international. Plus a personal thank you card.

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    Pledge $95 or more About $95

    The Whole Package. The Baking Steel plus a unique recycled storage bag. Our storage bags are all one of a kind, no two alike. Perfect for carrying to a friends and enjoying a pizza meal together. Plus our favorite pizza dough recipe. Shipping is free in the U.S. Add $15 for Canada and $65 for International. And a personal thank you card.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Introducing Baking Steel Big! Kickstarter Special. Seasoned 1/2 inch thick and 30 lbs, this Steel is not for the faint of heart. Measures 16 x 14 x 1/2 and delivers heavyweight results. Plus our favorite pizza dough recipe. Shipping is free in the U.S. Add $20.00 Canada. And a personal thank you card.

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    Pledge $149 or more About $149

    The European Whole Package. The Baking Steel plus a unique storage bag, no two alike. Plus our favorite pizza dough recipe. Includes shipping to Europe. And a personal thank you card.

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    The Whole Package Plus. The Baking Steel plus a unique recycled bag and one beautifully wood crafted Pizza Paddle. Plus our favorite pizza dough recipe. Includes shipping U.S. Add $15.00 for Canada and $65.00 for International. And a personal thank you card.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    A custom Baking Steel made per your dimensions. We can cut round, square, octagon, heart or any fun shape you can imagine. We just need to be sure it fits in your home oven. Plus our favorite pizza dough recipe. Shipping free in U.S. add $15.00 Canada and $65.00 for International. And a personal thank you card.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Extra Large with everything. 2 Baking Steels with unique storage bags. 2 wood crafted pizza paddles, 2 vintage Baking Steel T-shirts. Plus I will come out and create enough pizza for 10. Boston area only. And a personal thank you card.

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