KettlePizza - Oven inserts for Grills
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KettlePizza FAQ’s & Cooking Tips

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Have a Question About the KettlePizza?

You’ll almost certainly find the answer here in the frequently asked questions. If not, please contact us via email or call us at 888-205-1931. You can also download our instruction booklets here:

Charcoal Inserts - Frequently Asked Questions

We exclusively recommend Weber charcoal grills for use with our products.  The 22″ models are the most popular.  Customers often purchase the Weber kettle grills through 22 Inch Weber Kettle Recommendations From Amazon
Weber grill extension kit for pizza oven kit
KettlePizza Extension Plate for 26.75 Inch Kettle Grills

Yes with our extension kit you can adapt the KettlePizza ring for use in the Weber 26.75 inch grill.

The width of the opening on the KettlePizza Charcoal kit when installed on a 22″ grill is 17″.
The Tombstone is designed to fit snugly in the KettlePizza Pro Grate system. The dimensions of the stone are 15″ wide, 16″ long, 5/8″ thick, cordierite construction.
18.5”, 22.5” and (with extension plate) 26.75” non-hinged kettle grills, preferably a Weber grill brand as we have had the best results with Weber kettle grills.
We recommend the 22.5” size. This size works with our Baking Steel and ProGrate/Tombstone KettlePizza accessories as well.
Yes! Remove the center section of the WSM and the KettlePizza works great!
Yes! We have many customers who use the KettlePizza on Stok grills.
No. The KettlePizza does not work on BGE or other ceramic grills.
Check to make sure that the grill grate is installed on the three standoffs inside the KettlePizza and not sitting inside the kettle grill. The grate should be even with the bottom opening of the KettlePizza Oven.
Our Cordierite stones withstand heat over 1200 degrees, which is needed to cook pizza hot and fast. Convection-oven-style stones do not withstand the high heats required to cook pizza, which can result in a cracked stone.
The extended bolts provide enough length to rest the bottom of the KettlePizza Oven insert level over the lip of the base and level for the kettle lid.
You probably have the grate installed in the kettle standoffs and not in the KettlePizza standoffs. First remove the existing kettle grate. Then place the KettlePizza Oven insert on the base of grill resting on the horizontal wing nuts. Then, slide your grate at an angle into position.
As your charcoal and wood chunks are firing up, assemble your KettlePizza Oven insert as directed and place the stone on the grate and cover with the grill lid. Your stone should be hot enough to cook your pizza in about 15 minutes. Look for the temperature to reach “PIZZA” level on the thermometer.
Unless you are using our ProGrate, you must remove the KettlePizza Oven insert from the grill to add fuel to the grill base.
The KettlePizza insert is made of 304 grade stainless steel. “Heat tint” is a natural discoloration process that occurs over time to stainless steel. It is caused by heat. You can use a stainless steel cleaning product, but your KettlePizza Oven insert will not return back to its original color.
To clean, scrape off excess food with a spatula. When the stone has cooled, run it under hot water while scrubbing with a brush. Do not use soap on the stone since it may leave a soapy aftertaste. The natural properties of the stone will cause it to darken and spot with age; do not attempt to remove this discoloration. Air-dry the stone.
You can bake and grill all kinds of foods, including bread and cookies.
The Baking Steel will cut cooking time about 1-3 minutes per pizza, depending on toppings and thickness of crust. Please note, the Baking Steel works with the ProGrate/Tombstone accessories on grills that are 22.5″ only.
Yes, your Baking Steel is pre-seasoned with flaxseed oil. After each use it must be seasoned again with a food-safe cooking oil, such as olive, canola or flax seed.
Clean Baking Steel with a stiff nylon brush. No soap or detergents. Avoid putting Baking Steel in water. Baking Steel may warp due to thermal shock. If Baking Steel is wet, towel dry immediately.
Re-season if food sticks to the surface or if you notice a dull gray color. Re-season your Baking Steel by washing in hot, soapy water and a stiff brush. Rinse and dry completely. Apply a dab of organic flax seed oil (we recommend Barleans) or cooking oil in the center of the Baking Steel. Use a paper towel to wipe oil around Baking Steel evenly. Use another towel to wipe excess oil. Do this procedure to both sides. Prepare your KettlePizza Oven with charcoal and hardwood. Once your KettlePizza Oven thermometer reaches 375-400 degrees, place Baking Steel on grate and bake for one hour. After one hour, let grill cool and remove Baking Steel.

Gas Pro - Frequently Asked Questions

We have had great luck with the following Weber Genesis grills. You can learn more about them at here: Weber Gas Grill Recommendations From Amazon
Any gas grill with at least 24″ x 17″ cooking surface and 3+ burners.

General - Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can cook directly on the aluminum pan that is included with our charcoal and gas pizza oven kits.

Both are fine products that cook great pizza on a gas grill. The Gas Pro is made from one piece construction utilizing the finest American stainless steel. The product requires little assembly and is very easy to clean.

Your stone temperature can be measure using an infrared thermometer similar to this one:

The charcoal KettlePizza Ovens can easily get over 700 degrees F.  The Gas KettlePizza Ovens can get to 6-700 degrees F depending on the BTU’s of your grill.

For optimum pizza cooking we strive for a 200 degree F difference between the grill cooking surface (or floor) and the area above (dome).

It measures 22″ x 12″. Made completely in the USA, the Pro Peel is a sturdy, professional-grade pizza peel (paddle) that will outlast any other pizza peel you may have owned.

The KettlePizza 22″ wooden pizza peel is built to endure the heat, yet it is economically priced. 12″ x 14″ blade. Made in the USA.

To prepare your pizza. Tip: Use a little cornmeal on your wood peel to help prevent sticking.

To turn and remove cooked pizza. Great for checking bottom of pizza and sliding out of oven. Tip: Raise aluminum peel to top of dome for higher heat to cook extra toppings.

Our pizza stones are made of the highest-quality materials and are made in the USA. They are handmade and may have slight imperfections that will not affect performance.

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