Stone Baked Pizza Cooking Instructions | Il Uno Artisan

Stone Baked Pizza Cooking Instructions | Il Uno Artisan

Hello, Pizzaiolos! 

Cooking Il Uno Artisan's pizza base is as easy as 1, 2, 3. We'll guide you step-by-step into the cooking process of our stone baked pizza bases so that you can serve your customers in record time. Let's begin!


Il Uno Express Oven

We'll cover the full process:

  1. Pizza Storage & Preparation
  2. Cooking Instructions
  3. Operations, Safety & Cleaning
  4. Download your own printable 1-page Cooking Guide!
Il Uno Artisan Plain Roma Crust 12" Pizza

1. Pizza Storage & Preparation

Your Il Uno Artisan pizza bases will be delivered frozen in cartons. Once you receive them, unload them in your freezer until you are ready to use them. The frozen shelf life is 12-18 months depending on the pizza base, and the chilled shelf life is 3 days (72 hours). 

For best results, we highly suggest you thaw your Il Uno Artisan pizza base before cooking. However, if you choose to cook your Il Uno Artisan pizza bases from frozen, please dedicate additional cooking time.
There are 2 options for defrosting your pizza base:

  • Option 1- Thaw your Il Uno Artisan pizza base at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking. 
  • Option 2 - Thaw your Il Uno Artisan pizza base gradually in a refrigerator overnight. Do not leave them thawed for more than 72 hours as they may absorb the moisture.



Once your pizza base has completely defrosted, remove it from its shrink-wrap packaging with a sharp tool and add your desired toppings.
Tip: Never overload your pizza with toppings, or add excessive cheese. This may cause the ingredients to fall onto the stone base and damage the oven.

Il Uno Artisan Plain Roma Crust 7" Pizza


2. Cooking Instructions

Il Uno Artisan pizza bases can be cooked in any oven. If cooking with your complimentary Il Uno Express stone pizza oven, refer to the information below.

  1. Set temperature dial to 3 with the lid closed for 8 minutes
  2. Reduce the temperature dial to 2.5 before cooking
  3. Cook your 6" focaccia pizzas for 2 minutes
  4. Cook your 7", 9" and 12" pizza bases for 4 minutes

Cooked Pizza Checklist
  • The cheese has melted and slightly brown in colour
  • The pizza crust edge is crisp to the touch
  • When lifting the pizza, the centre base should be stable and crispy
  • Your toppings have melted into your cheese
Il Uno Artisan Focaccia  Pizza

3. Operations, Safety & Cleaning (Il Uno Express Ovens Only)

Standby Mode
When you are not continuously cooking your pizzas, we recommend putting the oven in Standby Mode.
  1. Leave oven lid open with temperature resting at setting 2.5
  2. Or, close the oven lid and reduce the temperature to setting 1
  • Always switch off the oven and unplug it from the electrical outlets after the final use
  • Do not touch the oven surface when it is turned on.
  • Only handle the oven using the heat resistance handles on the top and sides.

Daily Clean
Once you have finished cooking your pizzas for the day, give the oven's pizza stone a light scraping to ensure any excess ingredients or residual is removed.
Note: Do not allow pizza toppings to touch the stone base as it can damage the stone.

Weekly Clean
We recommend deep cleaning your stone oven once a week to maintain a healthy and sanitised working area.

  1. Turn oven temperature to setting 3 for 30 minutes with the lid closed
  2. Turn the oven off and wait for it to cool down
  3. Using the pizza flipper, scrape off residual food and wipe clean
 Il Uno Artisan Download

We've put this information into a simple, one page document for you to download, print and attach to your wall. Visit the link, enter Full Screen Mode and click 'Download' on the top bar.


For more information on how to cook your stone baked pizzas using the Il Uno Express Oven, feel free to contact us at 
Happy cooking! From the Il Uno Artisan Team 🌿