I have used a baking stone for over 20 years. The trick for tranferring pizza dough is as follows: Knead dough into shape & put onto a sheet of baking parchment, which you then put on a flat baking tray to rise. When risen, put toppings on. Pre-heat the stone then slide the complete pizza on to it using the parchment. When the pizza is cooked the paper will slide out from under the pizza & it's ready to serve.