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Old 08-04-2008, 08:23 PM   #1
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I've been invited to a pampered chef party at the end of the month. I have to admit I'm not real familiar with them.

Do any of you have any PC products and if so what do you have, what don't you like about it or do like about it.

I'm considering the round baking stone and the pie edge protector at the moment.

Any input will be greatly appreciated.....thanks!

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Old 08-04-2008, 08:26 PM   #2
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PC is expensive and I know you can buy cheaper, but, I love my PC stones. As long as you take care of them, they last forever.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:29 PM   #3
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I do not like my flat stones but it could be the storage issues at my house or the fact that I've burned them both because I could never get them seasoned right.

I have the four mini loaf stone and love it. I bake greasier than I cook on flat ware apparently. It seasoned nicely but my stones were YUCK and I haven't touched them in a year.

I do love their bamboo untensils line, the cookie press, and this great tool called the ??mash and stir?? it's a utensil that you use to break up your ground beef when cooking. I love the thing.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:30 PM   #4
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oh no.....................................


seriously, there stuf is ok, just ok, and very overpriced. you can go to a local restaurant supplier and find industry grade stuff for half the rice of PC.

My better half did PC for a while, until she realized not everyone wants to pay 7 bucks for a egg slicer, THAT DOES STRAWBERRIES TOO! OMG!

the parties are fun and fluff, imo. As for the goods, WAY steep on the price...once again, just my opinion.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:30 PM   #5
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The baking stone is great for baking just about anything, including pizza. We have the fluted tart pan and the citrus squeeze but that's about all. I think their products are good but overpriced.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:35 PM   #6
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Yes I looked at the online catalog and saw the prices and they are quite shocking. The sticker shock is what made me post to get your guys opinion before I settled on anything.

Tell me more about the baking stones. How do you season them and stuff and whats the problem with storage and how do you clean them?

Do they change colors, stain etc....
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:42 PM   #7
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They had a PC person at the farmers market here for a couple of seasons, she is no longer there. Just could not justify the high prices for the stuff.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:44 PM   #8
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I have very little space. I usually store my baking items under the stove, but these don't fit. That's the first storage issue. So I put them in the oven, just for convenience, but I have a teen who turns the oven on without checking and has baked the the pans without anything on them for a couple of times. Anything on them fried.

So, I called my SIL and she said to send them to her. I then mistakenly baked stuff mushrooms on my stone and killed it. I don't know why but apparently you can't bake mushrooms on the stone and if you do, you ruin the stone and they don't tell you you shouldn't bake mushrooms on it.

The main thing to remember is once you burn something on the stone, it's forever scarred.

I really hate my stones.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:04 PM   #9
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Callisto, if you're talking about a pizza type stone, I had a PC pizza stone for years and I used to leave it in the oven during the self cleaning cycle and it came out clean as a whistle!

In between uses, I left it on the floor of the oven upside down so the cooking surface remained clean.
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I had the rectangle stone - Myblack lab pulled it off the stove to steal the loaf - One down. I had the bar pan - I tried to move it in the oven. The hot pad slipped and I got burnt, dropped the bar pan, like 1/4 ". It shattered while baking the bread - 2 down.

I ordered fabrament. It is the size of the shelf in the oven. I leave it in on the bottom shelf, always. I didn't think of upside down. I'll do that - good idea.
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