//All about Lava

All about Lava

What is Lava? Lava is the molten rock expelled by a volcano during an eruption and the resulting rock after solidification and cooling. This molten rock is formed in the interior of some planets, including Earth, and some of their satellites. The source of the heat that liquefies the rock within the earth is geothermal energy. When first erupted from a volcanic vent, lava is a liquid at temperatures from 700 to 1,200 °C (1,292 to 2,192 °F). Up to 100,000 times as viscous as water, lava can flow great distances before cooling and solidifying because of its thixotropic and shear thinning properties.

A lava flow is a moving outpouring of lava, which is created during a non-explosive effusive eruption. When it has stopped moving, lava solidifies to form igneous rock. The term lava flow is commonly shortened to lava. Explosive eruptions produce a mixture of volcanic ash and other fragments called tephra, rather than lava flows. The word “lava” comes from Italian, and is probably derived from the Latin word labes which means a fall or slide.

Why Cook on Lava Stone? Cooking on hot rocks or stone is one of the oldest methods of cooking. Our lava CuisineStones are sourced from the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna in Italy to provide a perfect cooking medium. CuisineStone is a healthy cooking method, providing you with pure taste and an unforgettable experience time after time.

By |2015-07-03T12:17:59+00:00June 14th, 2015|Product News|4 Comments

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  1. Sarah Walton 22nd July 2015 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    This looks great but how does the stone get hot enough to cook and stay hot?

    • rick 22nd July 2015 at 11:39 pm - Reply

      Thanks for getting in touch Sarah, You need to heat the stone in the oven or on the bbq. It will then stay hot enough to cook for around 45 minutes.

  2. Ellie 23rd July 2015 at 1:07 am - Reply

    How long do you have to heat the stone for and at what temperature?

    • rick 27th July 2015 at 8:56 am - Reply

      Hello Ellie, the simple answer is – Hot as possible! If your oven will go to 300C then heat for 30 minutes. Some ovens don’t get as hot so you may have to do upto 50 minutes on 250C. Otherwise, heating the lava on a gas bbq for 30 minutes works really well.

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