Using a pizza stone
Place a pizza stone in a cold oven on the lowest rack. Allow at least 30 minutes for the stone to heat before baking the pizza.
Let dough come to room temperature before baking. If cold dough is placed directly on a heated pizza stone, the abrupt change in temperature may cause the stone to crack.
Because pizza stones are porous, they absorb odors. Avoid using soap to clean them. Wash with warm water and use baking soda to remove stubborn stains.