Serious Eats: Talk
Did I ruin my stoneware pan?
I've been under the impression that my stoneware pan is made of the same material as pizza stones. At least, the company my pan is from offers a pizza "stone" from the same material. I'm baking some bread tonight and put the pan in a cold oven and turned the oven on to 500F. I let the oven run for a bit to get it nice and hot before I threw the dough in.... when I opened the oven door, my pan was smoking and went from a tan color to a dark brown. It honestly looks burnt. Did I ruin my pan? Is there a way to salvage it? I honestly don't do much bread or pizza baking.... I'm hoping this is just a beginners mistake I can recover from. Thanks in advance for the advice.