While most stones are made of ceramic, NerdChefs are basically just solid 1/4" - 1/2" slabs of food-grade stainless steel. That means they’re heavy as hell (16-32 pounds), and absorb heat like a sponge to achieve crispy crust nirvana in half the time of a traditional pizza stone. As Shane notes over on Gear, you can even just leave one of these things in your oven to act as a heatsink to regulate its temperature.
By virtue of their weight, NerdChefs are expensive to ship, and basically never go on sale, but our readers can save 10% today on any of the three models with promo code BAKEMODO, plus free Amazon shipping. If you have anyone on your holiday shopping list that likes to cook pizza at home, this will be the best gift they receive this year.