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Old 11-18-2004, 04:17 PM   #11
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Sizz, I have a small stoneware bar pan & a 9x9 square stoneware baking dish, both from Pampered Chef. I love them both. I do agree with the others here that they are overpriced. I have never had any problems with their recipes in other bakewear or had to change baking temp or time.
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Old 11-18-2004, 04:29 PM   #12
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I've purchased lots of PC items, but it was mostly before you could find these items in other places. I've got about 8 stoneware pieces, and use them almost exclusively. They are heavy, but I always know they'll cook well. That said, I will say that it disgusts me that they say not to wash these items with soap. Like I am going to cook chicken, followed by a cake! I always wash them thoroughly! Also, the bundt pan (imho) is worthless. I've tried it 6 times, all with horrific sticking.
I love the family skillet....but - the glass lid (which I used often) popped loudly one evening, and when I looked at it, it looked like safety glass.
I was completely mad, because I'd just finished cooking 3 pounds of my special enchilada meat sauce...and there was broken glass possibly in it!
Sadly, I didn't have the receipt, as it was a gift. That's one good thing about the company - they will replace broken items, as long as you have a receipt. Same goes for the stoneware - send them a piece.
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Old 11-19-2004, 12:04 AM   #13
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Thanks for the great insight everyone. I think I will just try the recipes in their cookbook in my own bakeware. Yes I agree the things are way over priced but somehow they still manage to get people to book parties and sell stuff............not me though
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Old 11-19-2004, 01:09 PM   #14
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I had a lot of different friends through the years have PC parties - therefore I have had a few myself :oops: I have a TON of their clay stuff - large round pizza stone, rectangular flat stone, 9 x 13 casserole, 9 x 9 casserole, pie plate, loaf pan, both round bowls and both round lids or baking vessels in and of themselves, jelly roll pan,mmmmm.... there's probably more but i'm not going to look - and I do love them all. I don't have the new stuff that has the coating on the outside and then clay on the inside - they are all plain clay. I LOVE the way they clean up - VERY easy. I have a lot of their gadgets and like ??? said - I have a lot of their wooden spoons and other spoons - I use them all the time. I probably got most of my stuff free or reduced from having the parties though. BUT I do love it nonetheless. Yea, I'm not sure about their pots and pans either.

And the white spatula/spoons in every size come in extremely handy!!!!!
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Old 11-27-2004, 05:27 PM   #15
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I absolutely despise "sales" "parties" of any kind. Why does a woman I barely know think she can invite me to her house to drink Koolaid and eat cookies and buy crap from her, when she wouldn't dream of inviting me to her house for a glass of wine and a great canape? AND I'm supposed to think it is fun? To sit and listen for hours about their children and grand children, and buy stuff?

That said, the one sister I have who likes to cook has loved their products, even though they were not cheap (and no, she doesn't sell it).
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Old 11-27-2004, 06:53 PM   #16
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I absolutely despise "sales" "parties" of any kind. Why does a woman I barely know think she can invite me to her house to drink Koolaid and eat cookies and buy crap from her, when she wouldn't dream of inviting me to her house for a glass of wine and a great canape? AND I'm supposed to think it is fun? To sit and listen for hours about their children and grand children, and buy stuff?
This is precisely my problem with PC. And to top it off, if you go to a party you are badgered to have one of your own, and then once you order the consultant has your name and address. I got a constant stream of mail and calls.
I really do like their stuff, but because of the way it is sold I have asked in another thread for stoneware recommendations. If I decide to order PC, I think I will order from this link I got on another board, she does individual orders and since she is in another state probably won't be asking me to host a show. (http://www.pamperedchef.biz/chefkathi)
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Old 11-28-2004, 08:07 AM   #17
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The only PC cookware I like and use is the loaf pans for bread not for quick breads just yeast breads Quick breads stick very bad. I have the pizza stone but have never used.
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Old 11-28-2004, 02:48 PM   #18
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P. chef

I have a pie plate
two veggie peelers
and a cookie scoop


I love their stuff.
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Old 11-29-2004, 05:03 PM   #19
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HI love what I have even though it is overpriced these days. I always keep my eyes peeled as it is much cheaper at GARAGE SALES and thrift shops. There is tons out there- most never even removed from packages-all those people who felt obliged to buy have to go somewhere with the items. Just my two cents BUT Worse than the obligatory buy something parties are the "book parties"- At least when I go to a party the hostess has to do something other than pass a book around and take orders!!!!! Like clean their kitchen. I can't stand "book parties" let me eat some fattening quick cooked food that I would never make and see the rep demonstrate some for their money! I couldn't live without my deep dish baker but I bought most of mine when no one else had the stoneware in my little neck of the woods. I can't imagine that it is any better than what is available at stores now. I have seen comparable products in the awful W place that I reluctantly frequent since they have what I need under one roof! Have fun!!!!
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HI love what I have even though it is overpriced these days. I always keep my eyes peeled as it is much cheaper at GARAGE SALES and thrift shops. There is tons out there- most never even removed from packages-all those people who felt obliged to buy have to go somewhere with the items. Just my two cents BUT Worse than the obligatory buy something parties are the "book parties"- At least when I go to a party the hostess has to do something other than pass a book around and take orders!!!!! Like clean their kitchen. I can't stand "book parties" let me eat some fattening quick cooked food that I would never make and see the rep demonstrate some for their money! I couldn't live without my deep dish baker but I bought most of mine when no one else had the stoneware in my little neck of the woods. I can't imagine that it is any better than what is available at stores now. I have seen comparable products in the awful W place that I reluctantly frequent since they have what I need under one roof! Have fun!!!!
lol! I wasn't going to say anything, but...I got my Pampered Chef stoneware bakers and pans in thrift shops also.
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