Being the newbie that I am, I decided this evening that I wanted to season my large round stone a little faster than normal by just cooking lots of cookies on it. So I decided to cook bacon. I put several pieces of bacon on the stone and put it in the oven. My husband looked at me warily. "Don't worry!" I say. "It will come out nice and crisp and tasty." So I went along on my business waiting it to cook and my husband calls to me, "Honey, it's getting a little smokey in the kitchen." I call back, "Bacon does that! Turn on the fan." A few minutes later ... "Honey .... a grease fire is starting in the oven ... I'm turning it off." I run into the kitchen, and there is indeed bacon grease on the bottom of the oven. And all over the stone. But the bacon turned out great! Moral of the story is .... uh, don't cook drippy things on a flat stone?