All of our ovens ship with the standard stones. The Saputo stones are available for purchase as an optional upgrade with any of our single chambered models.
Our standard stones have an optimal temperature operating range of 300°F-750°F. The standard stones are also made of a harder material so they will last longer; whereas the Saputo stones have an extended optimal operating range of 300°F- 900°F. These are made out of a softer material.
If you purchase the standard stones, you will receive a single set of stones that is well suited for cooking pizza at 750°F and use with cast iron cookware. If you purchase the Saputo stones, you will receive both the Standard stones & the Saputo stones; effectively giving you a back up set of stones.
Both stones give excellent results however, the performance of the Saputo stones cannot be replicated. They are handmade from alluvial clay specific to the Campania region of Southern Italy and are known for their ability to cook pizza at higher temperatures (800°F - 900°F) without burning the underside of the pizza. Over 90% of all pizzerias in Naples use these stones.
If you plan on primarily cooking Neapolitan style pizza in your Fontana oven, we recommend the Saputo stones because of the gentle way they conduct heat at very high temperatures.