Bought this for my daughter as a present, since we have a pizza stone and love making our own pizza's at home. Pizza at home is much healthier than any take out because you won't be using the amount of oil that the take out places use. Plus any leftovers you have in the fridge can become a pizza topping - easy to clean out the fridge and get the kids to eat some veggies. Don't limit yourself to the usual toppings, get creative! The stone will darken and age some as it's used, don't worry that is a good thing. The handles make it easy to take out of the oven, which is a plus as we used to use a separate "pizza paddle" to get the pizza off the stone and out of the oven. This stone fits the standard pizza crust that you can buy in any supermarket (like ****) and works great.