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Old 11-17-2004, 03:35 PM   #1
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Question about Pampered Chef

I have several of their cookbooks I've picked up at sales. Does anyone actually own any of their pieces if so which baking dishes do you own and why do you like them?
Another question......if I make the recipes using regular bakeware (example pyrex bakeware) do I need to do any adjusting in the cooking temp or time?

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Old 11-17-2004, 03:39 PM   #2
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I have their small microwave vegetable steamer. I really like it. You can get about 3-4 good sized servings of a veggie in there. It's dishwasher safe. Essentially, it looks like a plastic pot with a snap on lid that has holes in it.

I have an orange peeler, too (a $.99 kind of thing), that works well but I never use it. It's just as easy to use my fingers.

Other than that, I've never been overly impressed with their stuff as opposed to any other manufacturer. It seems pricey to me.
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:40 PM   #3
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Sizz, I've had several girlfriends who sold PC stuff for awhile, so of course I had to go to the parties, buy stuff.

Mostly I got the gadgets, but I do like their clayl oaf pan for baking breads or meat loaf. Also have their pizza stone, which can also be used for baking cookies, fish, etc.

The only thing I really haven't used is the wet/dry measuring cup thingy.

I never alter cooking temps/times using this stuff.
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:43 PM   #4
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we have an overpriced zester, and an overpriced peeler, and an overpriced ice cream scoop that is filled with some nasa chemicals or something that keep it warm so it cuts thru the ice cream.
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Old 11-17-2004, 03:51 PM   #5
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Have to agree on the prices of the stuff hawked at these home parties. That includes Pampered Chef, Southern Living, Tupperware, the candle people, et al., but most of all - Longanberger baskets. Ridiculous!
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Old 11-17-2004, 04:17 PM   #6
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there was a time when I could not find quality kitchen tools and have several PC peices that I love. Now, some of those pieces are available locally and I would probably not buy PC products that I could get elsewhere - I have a couple of stones that I use infrequently cause of the weight - I liked the small pizza stone, but I broke it. as far as their recipes - I don't think you would have to change any of the cooking temps or times significantly.
That said, I've been invited to another PC party tomorrow and will probably try to buy something small - maybe something SIL would like for Christmas!
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Old 11-17-2004, 06:11 PM   #7
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Have to agree on the prices of the stuff hawked at these home parties. That includes Pampered Chef, Southern Living, Tupperware, the candle people, et al., but most of all - Longanberger baskets. Ridiculous!
Absolutely agree with you and Bucky on this point made. I have seen some lovely pieces, but I just could not accept the price. Thank heavens, my schedule pretty much exempts me from party invitations!
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Old 11-17-2004, 10:00 PM   #8
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I never adjust my cooking times when using pyrex dishes...
I agree with the others....PC is over priced....how do you think they pay for the "hostess" gift....and your freind selling needs to be paid, and they have to make it look attractive to the people selling it...how else can you feel that you can lean on freindship and relatives....FOR MONEY...lol...duck when you see anyone selling vacums, knives, PC, or any other door to door items!!!!
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Old 11-18-2004, 12:53 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone.......I value your opinion greatly.....I now feel confident to try out the recipes using my good ole pyrex dishes in place of theres :)
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Old 11-18-2004, 03:48 AM   #10
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Stay clear of their pots and pans. Overpriced is an understatement and they are all nonstick. ICK! Save yer money and get some Stainless Steel! Buy right, buy once, pass it on to your grandkid's children.

Anyway, I have a few PC things. I have a weakness for anything not metal in the utensil department. I have like every spoon and stirrer thing made of bamboo or something that PC sells. Pretty darn hip. I also have AND LOVE their cookie batter / cake batter dishers. 3 sizes, all with the swipe release. Dig it!

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