How Hot Stone Lava Rock Cooking Works

Lava Rock Instructions

Thank you for purchasing our Lava Rock cooking stone. They are manufactured using the highest quality products. Please ensure that you read the following instructions for care and use to get the maximum enjoyment from your Lava Rock.

Heating the Lava Rock

Our Lava Rock is the highest quality lava stone from Mount Vesuvius and Mount Etna. Heat the stone to 550-640 Fahrenheit. You will soon discover which temperature is ideal for your particular requirements. To heat the Lava Rock, either place in an oven for 40 minutes, under the broiler for 30-40 minutes or on the hob or stove for 20-30 minutes. You can also heat on a barbecue. The Lava Rock will not heat up more than the temperature set by the oven or other method. To test if the Lava Rock is sufficiently hot, drop a teaspoon of water in the middle of the rock and the water should sizzle and evaporate within a few seconds. If this does not happen, heat for another 5 minutes and do the water test again. The Lava Rock cannot be overheated in a domestic oven, but we would not recommend heating on a hob for longer than 40 minutes.

Instructions for use

  • Before using your Lava Rock wash in hot soapy water.
  • Heat the rock as outlined above
  • Once heated, apply a very thin layer of cooking oil. Use either a spray or apply using a kitchen towel. Please use caution as the Lava Rock will be very hot.
  • Place the stone carefully in the stainless steel tray on top of the bamboo base. Prior to use please remove the protective strip on the stainless steel.
  • Please ensure you use oven gloves during all these procedures. The Lava Rock will be extremely hot.
  • Include your favorite sauces/dips in the ceramic bowls (if provided). Then place your side dishes on the ceramic plate (if provided).
  • Place you chosen meat/fish on to the Lava Rock. This will sear the outside to perfection.
  • If you prefer more well done meat/fish- then cut into strips and sear each individual piece until cooked to your taste.
  • A fully heated Lava Rock will remain extremely hot for 20-30 minutes and will continue to cook for up to 50 minutes. It will still be too hot to handle without an oven glove for over an hour.
  • Lava Rocks can also be used (when cold) for presenting cold platters, such as sushi or charcuterie platters.

Lava Rock care

Lava Rocks should be washed using hot,soapy water. The Lava Rock can be cleaned with a scourer should the need arise. It will not scratch the Lava Rock surface. It is also dishwasher safe. The Lava Rock will retain some of the oil used in cooking and will darken with use and age.

Bamboo Board

The board is made from Bamboo, and as such should be wiped clean with a damp cloth. The Bamboo board should not be submerged in water or placed in the dishwasher. A rub of vegetable oil occasionally will add to the shine of the board.

Ceramic dishes

All ceramic dishes are dishwasher safe. Handle with care to avoid breakage.

Stainless steel

The stainless steel is high quality and as such can be hand washed or placed in the dishwasher. The protective film should be removed prior to use.

You can cook most meats and fish on the Lava Rock. We recommend you avoid cooking chicken or pork or meat products such as sausages or burgers. You can pre-cook these items to full temperature and finish on the Lava Rock to enjoy the theater of cooking.

Please visit our website www.lavarockcooking.com for recipe and menu ideas.


The Lava Rock products are guaranteed against faulty workmanship providing all instructions as outlined are followed. The Lava Rock should not be heated for longer than the guidelines. We recommend extreme caution when using the Lava Rock as it is extremely hot once heated and would also advise children under the age of 16 not to use the stones without full adult supervision. The guarantee does not cover damage caused by the customer mishandling or misusing the Lava Rock, or use of the Lava Rock for any other non-intended use.

Lava Rock Cooking Company, 2401 PGA Boulevard, Suite 155, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. T: 561 623 0509 F: 561 623 0609

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