Been to plenty of PC parties as a favor to friends. Never purchased anything because I thought the items were a bit costly. Plus, I already had similar items that worked just fine for me.
Enter Christmas 2006. A friend gave me one of PC's small bar pans. I was a bit skeptical about its "non-stick" abilities.
I have a friend who swears by PC baking stones, pans, etc. I value his opinion because he is a very discerning purchaser and an awesome cook.
I've used the bar pan about 4 times since Christmas and I am truly amazed at how it performed. It behaved almost like non-stick right out of the chute.
This is my only experience, but the stoneware seems to be worth the price.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!