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Old 10-26-2007, 12:31 AM   #11
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There are a lot of opinions about Pampered Chef. You will find good stuff and not so good stuff in any line you try. I, personally, have found I like the stuff. I have a LOT of their stones and they are heavy for a reason!!!! Use your stone!! The stone I probably use the most is the 9 x 9 casserole and the large oval stone. I have a ton of stuff that I won't even mention but the other two products I really like of theirs is the kitchen sheers (not the one for herbs) and the garlic press - it's one of the best garlic presses I have ever had. I also have (ok, I'll mention what I can remember ):

the two round bowl stones and the tops or bottoms, depending which way you want to use it
the lasagna pan stone
two deep dish pie stones
loaf pan stone
(other stones I can't remember right now)
oh, the slightly raised edge nacho stone
pizza cutter
spatula with bottle opener in it
long fish spatula
cheese grater (round one that you can also grate nuts and chocolate)
about 4 different knives
all of the white spatulas of different sizes
the off-set spatulas
some bamboo spoons of all sizes
I could go on but I won't

The thing here is - you will like what you get ONLY if you use it!!!! So use it.

The issue with the lady buying stuff that came to her in pieces was not Pampered Chef's fault - well, maybe they learned a lesson in packing but it could have been dropped too. Yes, some of the products are high. Some I would NEVER, ever own.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:14 AM   #12
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I like Pampered Chef but agree that some things are a bit expensive. If you buy anything make sure it is a stone - my favorite, the large jelly roll pan, the nthe medium size jelly roll pan. I also have two round stones - cookies and pizza and potatoes come out the best on the stones. I also have the round baker, 8x8 pan and a pie dish. My next favorite are the measure cups and spoons - very nice as well as the spatulas.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:34 AM   #13
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I also have two round stones - cookies and pizza and potatoes come out the best on the stones

OK ignoramus here- what are these stones and how are you using them?
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:46 AM   #14
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This is what my favorite piece is. I have been using stones for years - the more you use it the more seasoned they get - never use some on them. I believe things bake more evenly - someone from PC give a better explanantion - all I know is that I love them!
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:53 AM   #15
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I was given their large, rectangluar stone about 10 years ago and loved it! I bought 2 round ones a few years later and haven't used a metal cookie sheet since. Michelemarie is right, the more seasoned they get, the better. Our rectangular one is for cookies / biscuits only while the round ones get things with sauce or salt ... I love them all!
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:38 AM   #16
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I also have two round stones - cookies and pizza and potatoes come out the best on the stones

OK ignoramus here- what are these stones and how are you using them?
They're clay stoneware and they're used for all kinds of baking and roasting. The primary advantages are that they heat very evenly, so food cooks more evenly, and they stay hot, so if you're serving directly from the piece, it will keep the food hot. Here's a great description: Stoneware - why? - THE PAMPERED CHEF LTD. blog at BridesClub.com
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:52 AM   #17
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thank you very much.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:03 AM   #18
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My daughter hosted a party, and I ordered a number of smaller items. I have been delighted with everything I got, especially the little gadget with rollers on each end, which I use to press out crumb crusts, roll out calzones, etc. I also got a bottle of cinnamon plus, which is delicous! Their spatulas are sturdy, and sharp on the edges...better than any I've found any place.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:28 PM   #19
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Yeah about the spatulas, I ordered one of each because mine are just trashed and it said theirs are heat resistant up to 650 degrees with I love because I like using the spatulas with my stainless steel. I also got a four loaf stone and a new stone with built in handles. My SIL is currently looking at the stone I already had and thinks it's okay. I also got the garlic press (which was praised here) and the citrus press. I've wanted one that wasn't yellow or orange or green and theirs is white. I like that.

The best part ~ it's all at home waiting for me. Ordered Tuesday and it arrived today. That is great service.
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Old 11-05-2007, 10:00 PM   #20
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I'm coming in late here but wanted to add my two cents too. I went to a party held by my MIL and since I didn't have a lot I bought a couple of things so I could get a free miniature flipper/pastry server. Well, I was really upset because instead of that I got a spreader instead. Because I felt guilty about not having spending much (and neither was anyone else), I signed up for the second party she needed to make it worthwhile. Well I hate inviting friends into my home just to sell them things but I had the party and ended up with a whole pile of items free....including the flipper. That and and my two nonstick cooling racks are may favourite items. The large stone and other items just take up space. I agree - generally good stuff, too expensive.
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