Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 52
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BBQboilermaker Great for smoking and as a pizza stone
I am very satisfied with my Akorn smoking stone. I have used it as a heat deflector for smoking, and as a pizza stone with great results!
As a heat deflector, I was able to easily dial in a temperature of 220 deg F measured at the grill grate for smoking. I was able to smoke pulled pork using the smoking stone with a drip pan on top, and it turned out moist and tender after eleven hours.
For pizza, I put the stone on top of the grill grate and heated the grill to 500 deg F (dome temperature). The pizza was fantastic with a crust crispy on the bottom, but soft in the middle with a great wood-fired flavor.
Before I bought the smoking stone I tried to go the cheap route and made my own heat deflector using a small round grill grate and a cheap pizza stone. However, the cheap stone cracked on the first use. The Akorn stone is thick, sturdy, and designed to withstand temperatures up to 800 deg F. I should have bought the Akorn stone in the first place since it was only a few dollars more than my homemade heat shield. Compared to similar products, the Akron stone seems like an excellent value.
Cleaning the stone is easy, just brush off with a wire grill brush or scraper. If you get drippings on the stone, just turn it over next time and cook on the other side. Anything on the underside of the stone will burn off leaving a clean surface for your next cook.
June 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smokin A must to have.
A must have for the acorn grill/smoker. Works well wish I would have bought awhile ago.
October 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ejwill does what its supposed to do
this works well. u dont neccassaraly need this. You can put pan there to block the flames and get indirect heat. There are notches that makes the stone fit perfectly.
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GrillmasterP Dual Purpose
This item can be used as a heat diffuser or a pizza stone. I've tried both with excellent results.
I had the grill up to 700 f, and the stone seems fine.
These things are actually self cleaning, so don 't attempt to wash it. Just let it get very hot, and whatever had spilled onto it will just burn off. It was black and stained one minute and clean as new the next.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by atlgaterp The stone is a great feature for indirect cooking.
The stone is a great feature for indirect cooking. I made ribs and chicken first time out, they were great. Mom was visiting now I am known as the Grill Master.
October 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lea70 Good stone, hard to get
I kept checking for it on line - always sold out. Finally signed up for email alert and was able to get it within a couple of weeks. Stone works great. Re-directs heat nicely. Have only tired it for chicken and pork roast.
September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charles works good
Works great for smoking briskets and ribs. I also use a foil pan on top filled with water. Worked Great.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dewby Excellent product
Works exactly as it should. Nothing better than perfectly smoked pork.
September 1, 2015