During my childhood, one of the mainstays in our kitchen was a well-seasoned baking stone. Actually, we had two. And soon after I moved into my own apartment, my mother gifted a brand-new baking stone to me. If there's just one thing I've learned about these baking stones, from being a young kitchen observer to a regular home cook, it's that they're more than a single-use tool. Baking stones go above and beyond making a good pizza.