Does anyone use pampered chef stoneware?

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My first ever post!

Last night i went to a pampered chef party and having decided I would not spend any more money on cookware or gadgets I am now tempted to get some stoneware. For example the rectangular or square baker.

www.pamperedchef.co.uk/ordering/category_details.tpc?code=FH&id=9&parentCatId=9&parentId=

A couple of friends there rated them highly as you can just 'throw' the food in and produce a good result. So for example I was told you could just put in a couple of pieces of salmon with seasoning and they wouldn't dry out - so no faffing about with putting them in foil etc. and apparently things don't stick to them so you don't have to use as much oil.

So before I spend money on yet another piece of cookware I don't need I thought I'd ask if anyone had experience of them. Or are there any other pampered chef products that you rate highly?

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Thu 25-Apr-13 16:35:59

BLOODY HELL HOW MUCH? shock

Get yourself down to Lakeland and buy some wine with the savings. wink

Ooh my first thread rather than post. I am so non-techy I knew I'd get the jargon wrong.

miggy Thu 25-Apr-13 16:38:32

I have the circular stone dish thingy
TBH I just use it as a casserole/pasta bake type dish. Have never been able to do the seasoning and not washing up thing they advise (dont like the thought!) so an expensive pasta bake dish really!

That's what I thought, i'm a lakeland fan too, but everyone was so enthusiastic and I did wonder if the wine was influencing me.

Bowlersarm Thu 25-Apr-13 16:38:54

I have one of those and tbh I don't rate any any higher than any other ovenproof dishes I have. It is a pain in the arse to clean, can't put it in dishwasher, can't use washng up liquids etc. it's fine, but I prefer other cookware.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Thu 25-Apr-13 16:39:10

Don't worry, your link works. Welcome smile I wouldn't pay that, sorry. It'll end up in the back of the cupboard and you'll feel like kicking yourself whenever you see it.

Bunbaker Thu 25-Apr-13 16:40:38

I think it is overpriced and no better than some of the stoneware I have bought at the 99p shop.

I did succumb to buying the pizza stone and the Yorkshire pudding/muffin thingy, but was so unimpressed with them that I donated them to a church sale. Things do stick even after "seasoning" and the pizza stone just produced soggy pizzas, Don't waste your money.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Thu 25-Apr-13 16:40:40

They ply you with wine so you're too pissed to say no. Bastards angry You don't need one. Ignore anyone who tells you that you do.

Piffpaffpoff Thu 25-Apr-13 16:41:04

Don't like the stoneware. The only thing I've ever bought from a Pampered Chef party that I actually use on a daily basis is the glass batter jug with lid. Everything else just sits in the cupboard being expensive.

miggy Thu 25-Apr-13 16:41:13

Bowlersarm_i just wash mine up normally, with washing up liquid, use it once or twice a week (good size for our family) and its been fine. Looks as new though, not like the brown things they demo!

Bowlersarm Thu 25-Apr-13 16:42:49

By the way, I love the measuring jugs with the lids from Pampered Chef and I use them a lot. Would recommend if you want to buy something from them. Mind you, it's a while since I've been to a Pampered Chef party so they may have some lovely new things. It is good quality stuff.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Thu 25-Apr-13 16:46:47

You can buy measuring jugs from the pound shop. A jug's a jug. You don't need anything expensive fancy. There's things that you should invest in, like knives and saucepans, never stoneware pizza bases or measuring jugs though. Spend it on wine.

I liked the measuring jugs with lids too but as with the stoneware it's a bit hard to justify buying one when I already have enough. I also like the 'dobber' ie tool to squash pastry balls into pastry cases for canapés and it's only £4!

Bowlersarm Thu 25-Apr-13 16:47:43

Miggy-that would make my life a lot easier so I shall try washing it now with washing up liquid. They drum it into you so much not to, i'll feel like a rebel. Although at the moment I hardly use it because it takes ages getting grease and food remnants off it, so would be good to give it another go

treaclesoda Thu 25-Apr-13 16:50:32

Funnily enough, I'm quite cynical about these things but I love my Pampered Chef stoneware. I find it really easy to clean - scrape most of it off, then pour a kettle of boiling water over it, give it a wee brush, and everything else melts off. I'm so tragic that I actively rush to wash it before DH gets there and does it first grin. And I find nothing ever sticks to it, and it doesn't get tainted with the flavour of other food, no matter what you cook on it.

I certainly wouldn't say you need one, or that I couldn't live without it, but I do use it a lot, and feel I have got my money's worth.

So miggy, bowlers arm what do you cook in yours? (when you do use it that is)

Xpost. Treaclesoda what do you use yours for?

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Thu 25-Apr-13 16:53:21

But, Johnny, you can use the top of a lemonade bottle for free! wink

Runningblue Thu 25-Apr-13 16:53:25

I think lakeland has cheaper options than pampered chef. I succumbed and wished i hadnt bothered. I just dont use them
I do however use a pizza stone a lot, and is good for making bread too. I think they have that in the range.

treaclesoda Thu 25-Apr-13 16:54:41

I really just use it as a glorified baking tin/sheet. If I were cooking something like chicken goujons, on they go and they come up nice and crispy and they don't stick. I stick sausages on it and put them in the oven to cook. Roast vegetables on it. Anything and everything really!

Treaclesoda I can't imagine anyone ever rushing to be the first to wash something up in my house grin

FreakoidOrganisoid Thu 25-Apr-13 16:59:22

I also love the stoneware. I use kitchen roll to get most of the grease off then hot water and the scraper. I do wash it up sometimes too though. My square baker and big rectngular flat one get used most days.

Ladymary I was thinking it would be a nice gadget for my dds (who are 4 and 2) but maybe I should use what we have already.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Thu 25-Apr-13 17:11:51

Pound shop, Johnny. wink

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