Baking stones are great for cooking a variety of foods including pizza, but without proper care, it’s easy to break or damage them. If you’re trying to learn how to use a pizza stone, follow these tips for both use and maintenance of the stone. Preheating the Stone Depending on where you purchase your baking stone, you may not need to preheat it. However it will not damage the stone and it is usually a good idea. The best way to do this properly is to put it into the oven when it is .