FAQ: The Misen Oven Steel
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How is the Misen Oven Steel different from an oven stone?

Unlike a stone, this oven steel is indestructible. It will never crack, and it packs more thermal mass into a thinner product. And it’s great for more than just bread and pizza — it helps cook everything you make in the oven, better.

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How is the Misen Oven Steel different from a pizza steel?

Most pizza steels are larger in their dimensions and sized specifically for pizza making, which makes them heavier. The Misen Oven Steel is smaller, making it easier to move around. Two Misen Oven Steels side-by-side creates more combined surface area than any pizza steel currently on the market.

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What is the weight and size of a single oven steel?

Each Misen Oven Steel weighs 9 lbs, 7 oz (4.28 kg), and measures 10 x 13.5-inches (25 x 34 cm) and ¼-inch (6mm) thick.

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Does the Misen Oven Steel work with all types of cookware?

Yes. You can use the Misen Oven Steel with glass, ceramic, steel, aluminum, and any other form of oven-safe cookware. To better protect your glass and ceramic dishes, we recommend allowing them to come to room temperature before moving them from the fridge or freezer and onto a pre-heated steel.

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Can I use the Misen Oven Steel on the stovetop as a griddle?

The Misen Oven Steel does not have a grease trap, so we do not recommend using it on the stovetop as a griddle. However, it would work great on the grill, where grease and juices can flow freely.

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How do you clean the Misen Oven Steel?

Most of the time, your Misen Oven Steel remains in the oven, so unless you cook directly on it, it won’t need to be cleaned very often. But you can hand wash it in warm, soapy water once it’s completely cool. Burnt-on food can be scraped off. Always towel dry the steel immediately after washing, to prevent rust.

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Is the Misen Oven Steel dishwasher safe?

The Misen Oven Steel is made of carbon steel, and may rust if cleaned in the dishwasher. We recommend cleaning it in the sink by hand on the rare occasions when it needs cleaning.

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Does the Misen Oven Steel need to be seasoned?

Just once! The Misen Oven Steel requires just a single seasoning to protect it from ambient moisture, and prevent rusting.

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Will the Misen Oven Steel come pre-seasoned?

No. You will have to apply a very thin layer of high smoke point oil, and bake your oven steel for about an hour to give it its first seasoning. That’s it! We’ll include instructions with more detail.

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Will the Misen Oven Steel change color or appearance?

Your Oven Steel will take on new colors and marks as you cook on it. This is a natural result of regular use. Every oven steel is unique, and no matter how it appears, it’ll produce great results, and last a lifetime.

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Can I leave this in the oven during the self-clean cycle? Just how heat proof is it?

Being made from A36 steel, it is extremely heat proof — as heat tolerant or more than the steel that your oven is made out of. But because the self-cleaning cycle in home ovens produces a lot of fine carbon ash that needs to be wiped down, we suggest removing the steels beforehand out of convenience. The self-cleaning cycle may also carbonize the steel’s seasoning, and require it to be reseasoned.

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Will my oven require more time to preheat?

More thermal mass means more time for your oven to come up to temperature. We recommend giving your oven an additional 10 minutes of pre-heat time when using one steel, 15 minutes when using two, and 20 minutes when using four.

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I don’t live in the US. Can I back the Misen Oven Steel?

Unfortunately, we are only able to fulfill rewards for the Misen Oven Steel within all 50 states of the US. International fulfillment is not an option at this time. We hope to offer international shipping for this product by the time it is available on our website.

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When will orders be shipping?

We estimate the Misen Oven Steel will start shipping November 2021. We will keep our backers updated frequently if this estimate changes!

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How do I provide my shipping address for my pledge?

Once the campaign closes, we will be sending out a form where you will enter your mailing address and select any additional items for add-ons. We’ll post all of this information regarding fulfillment in updates to this campaign so be sure to keep an eye out for those!

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Where will the Misen Oven Steel be made?

For this product, we’ve partnered with an awesome vendor right here in the US! Orders will fulfill domestically within all 50 states.

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Where will orders be shipping from?

The Misen Oven Steel is made in the US, and will ship domestically to all 50 states. It is not available for fulfillment outside the US.

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Is there a return policy?

While we have no problem replacing or fixing Misen Cookware products, we unfortunately do not offer refunds or returns on items received as Kickstarter rewards.

Support from our Kickstarter backers allows us to run production, gain feedback and design new products. Kickstarter products are referred to as “rewards” because they are not purchases in the traditional sense. They are rewards for supporting our business in a similar way that public television funds their service through pledges from viewers.

However, if there are any problems with your product, we encourage you to tell us about it by emailing hello@misen.com so that our team may take care of the issue

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