I don't understand why anyone would buy from Pampered Chef! For example, many of you mentionned that you liked the stoneware. Did you know that it used to be made in Illinois by a company called Sassafrass that sells to the public? Back then all the pizza stones had the word "superstone" stamped on the bottom.
Pampered Chef moved their production to China so that they could make more profits. Their costs went down but their retail prices went up.
Sassafrass sells their 15" Round Pizza Stone with a rack for only $15. Pampered Chef sells theirs for $25.50 + 4.75 extra for a rack.
Sassafrass sells their rectangle Pizza Stone with a rack for $17. Pampered Chef sells theirs for $25.25 + 3.75 extra for the rack.
Pie Plate: $18 Sassafrass $29.75 Pampered Chef
Baker for Chicken: $50 Sassafrass with Lid
$32(Baker) + $38.50(Lid) Pampered Chef
Check out the prices here:
I don't work for Sassafrass!! I am just using this as an example. Everthing that PC sells can be found cheaper elsewhere. And in this case, you can actually buy the higher quality, American-made, original version cheaper than the PC knockoff from China.
The next time you are at a Pampered Chef party ask if they still sell the "Superstone" brand. Any consultant who has been with PC for a while will remember that name.
Just my opinions, but I do hope that you will save yourself some money.