Stick Your Pampered Chef Up Your Ass

Raise your hand if you have to go to a pampered chef/tupperwear/naughty lingerie/home accent/wrought iron sconce I don’t need/and/or/candle party in the next few weeks.

I’m done. I’m not going. I’m not buying the crap to help you out or to stick in my guest bathroom.

I’m not going for the food or the free drinks or the mingling with other women I only know from seeing them at some school function last winter.

I’m not going to throw a party so you can get the extra large hurricane vase and I can get a 20-percent discount.

I’m not going to ask the same people I ask every single time to come. And I’m not going to go to their parties because they’ve run out of new people at work to invite.

I’m not going to feel obligated to buy something cheap so you can get your discount. I’m not going to make people I know feel obligated to buy something from me because I bought at their last party.

I’m not going to be tricked into thinking I need 2 dozen plum scented votive candles. I’m not going to buy yet another measuring cup that can’t seem to measure the solids or the liquids correctly after the first dishwasher safe cycle.

I’m not going to feel bad, either.

Stop the madness.

Comments

  1. LateToTheParty says:

    Late to this party, read a good bit of the above comments, and decided to chime in with my own. Pampered Chef, like most of these party businesses, has to make the % they pay their people somewhere. I’ve found identical products to each of theirs elsewhere for less because of this. I’ve never found all the products in one location for less. If you view it as sometimes it is good to get out and be entertained and fed during your shopping trip, these parties are for you. I’ve known a couple of women that really treated it as a business and do very, very well, but anyone considering it should assume unless you are willing to put in 50-60 hours per week and probably many nights and weekends, you won’t be making that sort of dosh. Over all, I’ve been most impressed with their customer service and the fast, easy recipes. I’ve never tried one of their recipes that wasn’t tasty. My hubby just loves the hot sandwich where you use a canned pizza crust, sliced roast beef from the deli, onion, bell pepper, and mozz cheese. Just saute the onions until they start to caramelize, add your sliced bell pepper. Spread out the pizza crust, layer it with sliced roast beef, mozz cheese, and the peppers and onions. Roll it up so you end with a long roll and bake until golden brown and crusty on top.

    Whomever up there said Pampered Chef makes their products without chemicals, is full of it. Unless they’re selling a perfect vacuum, it has chemicals in it. Even air is made of chemicals. The question is, are they harmful chemicals? I would suspect if they won’t tell you what the gravy seperator is made of, at best they don’t know and neither do you. You can’t know if it is a concern if you don’t know what it is made of. That said, information on certain plastics is really just becoming mainstream. I find it most likely Pampered Chef will have a new, improved version before you know it.

  2. Face it folks, Pampered Chef stuff is junk made by cheap labor in China. Pampered Chef should be ashamed of using cheap slave labor in China to produce their products. Go to Walmart, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond. The comparable products are better and at lower prices. Check out Big Lots too.

  3. Pampered chef is not for your guest bathroom moron

  4. LOL I have a different perspective. Several months ago, I worked as a contractor at their Addison corporate office for an IT project and that place is SUCH a scam! Some of the people there were ok but the more senior people were REALLY unprofessional – to the point where they would curse at each other. They never had a IT strategy – other than “just get it done, I don’t care how.” I worked on a web redesign that was supposed to be released already… well, it was so crappily implemented and planned that the redesign STILL hasn’t happened. When I asked why this was being done when the consultants were already happy with their site, I was told “They’ll just have to deal with it.” To the Consultants who are so in love with your employer – corporate really only likes that you work hard and make them money. I was often told that you were too stupid to know how to run your business using web-based tools in Consultant’s Corner. I was so happy to leave after my contract was complete. My agency asked me if I would go back for another position there that is a contract to hire and I laughed.

    I got a few of their products as a free gift because a coworker thought they were crap. AND, one of the ladies on the “Executive Team” kept trying to sell me products when we were meeting about the redesign! “Oh, you should sell for us,” she ALWAYS said. I don’t understand the appeal. BTW, if you buy their products off of eBay, receive them as a gift, or don’t have an order number, any warranties are void. Call the Solution Center and they’ll tell you.

  5. Stantheman says:

    I must agree (to some extent) with the author of the blog, and disagree as well.

    Let me explain.

    Yes, Pampered Chef is expensive; and you can purchase alternative products at other retailers for less money.

    Now, I’m a guy…and I don’t think like a woman and will never try. However…I’m married to a woman and I do know her.

    My wife goes to these little parties sometimes and I honestly believe that she attends these gatherings mostly as a social event to get out of the house to see some old friends and to meet new people. If she happens to like something well enough while she is there she will purchase it; no big deal. She doesn’t do it all the time, so she’s not spending frivolously, and she enjoys the time with the other attendees.

    Now I must disagree about one thing regarding Pampered Chef products.
    Pampered Chef has the most awesome Bar-B-Q tongs ever made….seriously. I grill and smoke food outside all the time and I’ve got to tell you their tongs are the best!
    I’ve used so many other types of tongs that won’t grip good. These tongs can pick up a seven pound pork loin and not drop it, as well as a 10 pound brisket. They have a lifetime warranty, and Pampered Chef will replace them for free, no problem. Pampered Chef does this with all of their products. You go ahead and try to do that 2 years after you purchase something at Wal-Mart or Target, you’ll never get product replacement at the retail stores.
    So, maybe that’s why Pampered Chef costs a little more, you might be paying a little extra for the lifetime warranty.
    Anyway, I could care less about all the other products that Pampered Chef has, but those Bar-B-Q tongs are awesome. I purchase them as gifts for all my guy friends.

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  7. Response to Stantheman says:

    Stantheman – Not all Pampered products have a lifetime warranty. The BBQ tongs have a 5 year warranty. And, like most other companies, the warranty is only for manufacturers defects…NOT if you break it. Just wanted you to know, Pampered Chef is very generous with warranties but not if you broke it! I am sorry if a consultant has led you astray, all the warranty times are in our catalog.

    I also wanted to comment to everyone, about 70% of the products are under $20.

  8. Eliana: i would love to find out the first name of the person who said Pampered Chef Consultants were “too stupid” – yes, there was a big shakeup concerning the new web and your post shed quite a bit of light as to what happened behind the scenes as this was exactly the flavor of the new web launch. If it is the person i suspect it is ~ she is, and always has been, a huge bully.

  9. I LOVE PAMPERED CHEF, THOSE WHO USE IT, LOVE THEIR PRODUCTS, AND THOSE WHO WISH THEY COULD AFFORD IT, DONT LIKE IT, BECAUSE THEY ARE CHEAP AND HATE ON PEOPLE WHO LIKE IT AND CAN AFFORD IT, YOUR COMMENTS ARE NOT NEEDED, TAKE YOUR NEGATIVITY ELSEWHERE..I LOVE PAMPERED CHEF!

  10. Wow! First off I am a consultant for The Pampered Chef. It is a great company to work for. I am able to earn extra income for my family while still being available for my children. I have only been selling for about six months and already have my credit card paid down by half plus I have just earned a free trip to Nashville. It is true that the more you put into the business the more you will get out of it but isn’t that true for anything? I determine my success. They make it easy to earn money and be successful as well as backing everyone of the products they sell. They do have warranties for almost everything. In the catalog there is a little circle with a number or letter that tells you how long the warranty is. As far as not replacing broken items, it depends on how you broke it weather they will replace it or not. Whoever said they won’t replace broken items has the wrong information. I have had two clients of mine get replacements for broken items. I am sorry if you have had a bad experience but this is great company who treats there costumers and consultants very well. I have never enjoyed my job as much as I do now! I love going to work it is a lot of fun. How many people say that about what they do?

  11. Ran across this post while looking for a Pampered Chef recipe. It’s hilarious that the original post is over 5 years old, yet even I feel compelled to post a comment!

    I love some of the products I can buy through these party companies, and I love to get invited to an occasional one for socializing. But, I am totally with you on hating that feeling of obligation to buy something. Even more, I get caught up on the moment and am convinced that the product is just what I’ve been looking for! I’ve had to be like you and say “Stop the madness!”

    These things seem to go in waves. I remember my mom’s Tupperware parties. Then some sort of home crafting supplies. Pampered Chef parties were hot in my area a few years ago and now it’s Premier Designs Jewelry.

    The latest thing for my area? Fundraisers. Shall we start a diatribe about fundraisers? I swear we’re all just shuffling our money around to each other’s kids. Again, “Stop the Madness!” (With the exception of Girl Scout cookies — I have people beating down my door for their Thin Mints every year.)

    Thanks for making me smile today!

  12. I have found many of the pampered chef items to be useful, dependable, and high quality. I especially like the glass lipped bowls with lids, the garlic press, the pizza cutter, and the plastic pitcher with attached agitator. I also own the zester, chopper, rubber spatulas, and a bunch of other items i can’t think of right now. I have been happy with the quality for the price.

    I have never been to a party and really don’t want to, but I can usually find a Pampered chef sales person at work or among my group of friends.

    Just my two cents worth.

  13. To Jim:

    Yes, ,most of the products of Pampered Chef are made in China, but guess what………… so are the things you buy at Wal Mart. Seems like you need to get your info straight before making such a statement.

  14. Will Koorbrus says:

    You’re obviously angry about something other than these party plans and thier products. You are right that no one needs 2 dozen plum rasin vase voltives. But on the same token no one needs to hear your vile ranting about products that a large part of the population find useful and valuable. From reading a lot more of the stories on your Blog could it be that yoiu find more difficulty actually just getting out of the house? I certainly am sensitive to your physical condition and respect the dificulty that comes with each day of living the life you must endure. But I dont think ranting about party plans are going to make life any easier or less demanding. I wonder now if after 5 years and 121 responses if you still feel the desire to to participate in ANAL instertion of Pampered Cheff or if you are ready to move on and drop this post.

  15. Someone above wrote that Pampered Chef items are junk made in China. Here is a list of items that are made in the U.S.A. I am particularly fond of the stoneware.
    2435 Apple Peeler corer Slicer Stand
    1182 egg Slicer Plus
    1250 quikut paring knife
    1258 Quikut Paring Knife-set of 3
    2904 My Safe Knife
    1260 Citrus Peeler

    1105 Microplane Adjustable Grater fine
    1107 Microplane Zester
    1108 Microplane Adjustable Grater coarse

    2793 Chip & Dip
    2460 Corn Buterer
    2455 Corn Cob Nobs
    2834 Outdoor Caddy
    2829 Outdoor Serving Set
    2826 Outdoor Tumblers
    22827 Outdoor Utensil Set
    2292 Cool & Serve Square tray
    2313 Outdoor Mini Spoon & Tongs Set

    2274 Quick Stir Pitcher – Family
    2272 Quick Stir Pitcher – 2 Qt

    2287 Dots Beverage Glasses Large
    2309 Dots Beverage Glasses Small

    2832 Trifle Bowl
    1201-1204 Leakproof glass containers (4 sizes) – note lids made in Korea
    1205 Food Storage labels
    1615 Handy Scrapers

    2778 Micro-Cooker – large
    2776 Micro Cooker – Small
    2325 Nylon 4 pc set – basic

    2326 Nylon 4 pc set – specialty
    1622 Scoop N Drain

    2171 Tool Turn About
    1632 Spice turn around

    1465 12 Cup Muffin Pan
    1445 Bar Pan-large
    1449 Bar Pan – Medium
    1448 Bar Pan – Small
    1321 Deep Covered Paker – Cranberry
    1358 Deep Covered Baker – Taupe
    1332 Deep Dish Pie Plate – Cranberry
    1359 Deep Dish Pie Plate – Taupe
    1418 Mini Loaf Pan
    1337 Mini Baker – Cranberry
    1361 Mini-Baker – Taupe
    2610 Pan Scrapers

    1350 Rectangle Stone
    1430 Rectangle Baker
    1362 Rectangular Baker – Taupe
    1338 Rectangle baker-Cranberry
    1341 Round Stone with Handles – Medium
    1371 Round Stone with Handles – Large
    1342 Small Ridged Baker
    1339 Square Baker-Cranberry
    1361 Square Baker – Taupe
    1343 Stoneware Cookie Sheet
    1440 Stoneware Fluted Pan
    1417 Stoneware Loaf Pan

    2230 Batter Bowl-Classic
    2233 Batter Bowl – Small
    1741 Pinch Bowl Set
    1825 Prep Bowl Set – 1 cup
    1742 Prep Bowl Set – 2 cup
    1743 Prep Bowl Set – 3 cup

    2796 Colandar & Bowl Set
    1625 Easy Clean Kitchen Brush
    2590 Easy Opener
    2324 Easy Read Measuring Colander
    2730 Ice Cream Dipper
    2265 Measure Mix & Pour
    2236 Measure All Cup –Mini
    2225 Measure All Cup
    1659 Mix N Scraper – Small
    1657 Mix N Scraper
    1656 Mix N Scraper – Mini
    1650 Scraper – Classic
    1703 Scraper – Master
    1701 Scraper – Mega
    1702 Scraper – Micro
    1655 Scraper – Skinny

    Cook Books – All

    Pantry Items – All
    So many wonderful things mabe right here in the good old USA!!!

  16. To all the people who don’t like going to these parties or think they are stupid. Here is a thought-DON’T GO and for crying out loud don’t put people down who do. If you don’t like their products don’t buy them. No one said you had to. Enough said.

  17. Sam1Avalon says:

    The Pampered Chef microwave cook pan, small, is excellent. I’ve used mine for over 8 years and plan to buy another for my new house.

    just saying’…Ms. “Stick It Up Your Ass” is entitled to her opinion, but comes across like a blowhard using foul language directed to her, supposed, friends and co-workers. Yeah, please invite someone like that to my house…

  18. I am a Tupperware consultant in the UK. And the products are better than any plastic craps you buy in the shops because if you break it you get a new one! I don’t see pound
    Land doing that???
    See our site for more about our ten year guarantee

  19. Happy To Be Here says:

    Have you tried Anger Management Queen of Spain? Whollly!!!!

  20. My wife bought a Pampered Chef pie plate 6 months ago and the surface is flaking off. The thing is made in China – who knows what toxins we’ve just digested. I called Pampered Chef and they said they’ll replace it at no charge, but I have to pay to mail it to them since it was purchased more than 30 days ago. Having to pay $6 to ship a plate to get another plate would just be crazy. That would put us up to $15.50 (plus tax and shipping from original purchase) for still one plate that probably won’t last either. From now on, we will use the less than $8 Corning plate that is made in the USA and lasts forever.

  21. I would like to find the barbeque tongs that were highly recommended????? I cannot find them from Pampered Chef website.

    Thanks.

  22. If you need help finding BBQ tongs e-mail me & I will help you out.

  23. Sharon J. Gilman says:

    @Jim: If you think the products at Walmart, Target and Bed Bath and Beyond are not made in China, you’ve got another thing coming to you. lol… that was one of the dumbest comments I’ve read.

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  25. I think it’s wonderful that so many people jumped to Pampered Chef’s defense after such seething and hateful statements that were made in general about all home parties. I haven’t seen anyone on here defend the jewelery parties, or the candle parties or any other party. It just shows that The Pampered Chef is a little different. So different in fact, that Warren Buffet, the richest man in America, bought the company. I have been a Pampered Chef consultant on and off for a few years now. I have almost everything in the catalog and most of it was free to me. In addition, when I do a home party, I can make as much money in 3 hours as I do all night at my other “real” job which is bartending. The products are unique and tested, and serve a better purpose than most of the ordinary kitchen products you will find at Target. I brag about the products so much that I annoy most of my friends. They kid me about it, because they know I am sincere and not trying to sell them anything. I would do PC full time if I could, but it is hard to get anyone to have a party for you. I guess they just don’t understand how awesome the products are. When everything in your kitchen is PC except for a few items that are quite sub-par, you cook with confidence and you know that your kitchen is one to be proud of. When you are the host/hostess of a party, PC really goes out of their way to reward you, far more than a 20% discount or something like that. An average show host gets over $100 in free products, plus up to 60% off additional products, plus free shipping. If you want to have a PC kitchen, being a hostess for one night is an easy way to start to supplement your kitchen. It’s fun and takes very little effort. If you want to have everything in the catalog, then you should try being a consultant. Your kit starts you off with almost $600 in products that are yours to keep, and only costs you $159. Plus, you’ll get rewards and free products all the time on top of your commissions. It really is a nice, fun way to supplement your income in your own time. Its easy for me to sell because I really do believe in the products, and everyone needs kitchen products because everyone eats, and no one can do the drive through thing 3x/day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

  26. Ingrid Koenig says:

    December 27,2012
    I bought a square griddle a couple of years ago, #2874″ looking forward to all those golden pancakes and fluffy French toast (!!) only to end up with a warped and shifted bottom in the middle of this very expensive pan. I did not mind paying the inflated amount, knowing , if something goes wrong, I am protected with a l i f e t i m e garantee according to the saleslady and their catalogue!!!!! Far from it. After a lot of hassle and going back and forth with different salesladies (because the one who sold me the pan, moved away) looking for receipts, addresses, names and so on I was told they need the original sales slip from years ago. I don’t have it anymore. So, no replacement of the pan, even though in very big, bold, not to be overlooked , letters it says right on the pan “Pampered Chef”. No , that is not enough, I was told. In other words they don’t stand by their product like for example, Tupperware. The pan is not broken, just has a material defect, that makes it impossible to cook , according to their ads, golden and fluffy pancakes. So , I have this useless, very expensive piece of cookery stacked away in my basement, just in case one of the trustworthy and proffessional salesladies of Pampered Chef will one of these days believe their own promises and advertising and live up to it ?! And by the way, most of their stuff is made in China, Taiwan and so on, my wonderful applecorer is made in Taiwan, US patented. Another very missleading ad is their “Designed in the Us” but made in China, if you give it another look. All in all, I am dissappointed and will not again attend another home party.

  27. maybe they just needed some leads

  28. @Ingrid Koenig

    Hi Ingrid ~

    Has someone helped you with your issue with the griddle yet?

  29. Ingrid- Well, if PC did not replace the griddle it is for the reason you stated- no receipt. So what that they can see the name of the product- that does not prove YOU bought it. Its pretty much the way it works with most companies. Next time – keep better track of receipts for items with any kind of warranty or suffer the consequences when you need the paperwork which you failed, in the case of PC, to properly file for your own benefit.

  30. Thelma Chase says:

    Hi Everyone,
    The only comment I have is that I bought a set of Pamperd Chef cookware (the heaper set that is not lifetime guarenteed} arround 1987 and am still using it today and
    i LOVE IT! I got it for half price because I hosted a party, the cost was around $100.00 to me at that time. So it works for me, it has been used every day since I purchased it, dropped one of the fry pans and it got out of round but thats o, it still works!

  31. You are right on Ingrid!!! I am a consultant with Pampered Chef. They cannot honor a lifetime warranty without proof of the person who purchased it. Unfortunately there are people who buy items on-line, garage sales or find them at goodwill & they expect the company to honor the warranty. If they did the company would go out of business. I am not saying that is what happened with this lady it could have been her consultant who didn’t enter the information correctly. However, it is always the persons responsibility to keep proof of purchase. I tell my clients to keep there reciepts under the silverware in their drawer. This way they know where it is & if they have any problem they can contact me or the company and we will take care of it. I am sorry she can’t get her item replaced but that is not Pampered Chef’s fault. Next time keep your receipt and I promise the company will stand behind it’s product 100%.

  32. I agree with this comment. Not so much about the party aspect, but the quality. I’ve never been so disappointed in a company in my life. The day before Thanksgiving, I was drying a Pampered Chef clay baking dish and it snapped in my fingers. It had been washed hours before so there wasn’t a temperature issue. The dish severed my ring finger on my left hand and I think it also severed my tendon as I still don’t have full functionality in that finger. I sent a note to one of the vice president (Jeffrey_Liebling@pamperedchef.com) and he forwarded my note to a call center. The gentleman at the call center could hardly speak English let alone help me. I told him that I didn’t want the $40 dollars back; however I did want them to evaluate the quality of the product. He said “Miss, that is out of my control.” REALLY? Needless to say, they’ve lost a very loyal customer. But they don’t seem to care about “just one.” Since this time, many of my friends have said that their clay baking dishes have broken too. PLEASE, as consultants, warn your customers that those clay dishes can break causing serious injury. I’m spreading the word everywhere that I can think of to keep anyone else from an injury! Thank you!

  33. reply to the comment above: Face it folks, Pampered Chef stuff is junk made by cheap labor in China. Pampered Chef should be ashamed of using cheap slave labor in China to produce their products. Go to Walmart, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond. The comparable products are better and at lower prices. Check out Big Lots too.

    The stuff sold at all of the stores listed above is also made by cheap labor in China…Pampered Chef gives you a lifetime guarantee and will replace a product that is damaged thru normal use….

  34. Junk at overprice. Go to Walmart, Target, Kohls, etc. and buy junk at way lower prices. If you want to stay friends with your neighbors, then don’t go to their ridiculous “parties.”

  35. I am hear to DEFEND PAMPERED CHEF. I am a new consultant with them. I have been a customer for a long time. Most of our products are made in the U.S.A.!!!! I have to say yes you can find cheap stuff elsewhere, but it won’t last!! Our stuff lasts and is warrantied!!! The have 1-3 yrs and lifetime. Will younger that with Walmart. And for being guest at a party you spend $60 or more they give u something free!! Do u get that any Walmart or target!!???? So before uvtalk bad about a company u should do some research!!! Thanks for reading!!

  36. I am hear to DEFEND PAMPERED CHEF. I am a new consultant with them. I have been a customer for a long time. Most of our products are made in the U.S.A.!!!! I have to say yes you can find cheap stuff elsewhere, but it won’t last!! Our stuff lasts and is warrantied!!! The have 1-3 yrs and lifetime. Will younger that with Walmart. And for being guest at a party you spend $60 or more they give u something free!! Do u get that any Walmart or target!!???? So before uvtalk bad about a company u should do some research!!! Thanks for reading!! Thanks to those that stood behind pampered chef

  37. To the woman who got injured. That can happen with anything that is made of stone or glass is an oven. You are supposed to let them air dry by the way. I have had glass do that to me. If it was still warm in the core that could happen if you put it in n cold water after it was heated and not letting it sit for a good amount of time. I am sorry that happened to you don’t let that put a bitter taste in your mouth. We have great products.

  38. I’ve been quite entertained by some of these comments about The Pampered Chef, a direct sales company that I have enjoyed working with as an Independent Consultant for the last 4 years. The Pampered Chef makes quality cookware. To “Julie” the person who posted that her “clay baking dish snapped in her hands while drying it”: I find that very hard to believe but perhaps the consultant she purchased the “stoneware” from did not inform her of the proper way to care for a piece of our stones. Stoneware can suffer thermal shock if not cared for properly. Unevenly cooking greasy food on a piece of stoneware may cause it to crack or break or placing a piece in the ove WHILE preheating it is poor use/care of your stoneware. Stones should not be washed with soap; you only need to use hot water and the pan scraper that it comes with and it should simply just air dry–not sure why you were “drying it” and it broke in your hands. In terms of trying to get assistance for a replacement piece, if you were my customer, I would have gladly helped you out with that. I have NEVER had one of my customers tell me they called our customer service department and was treated with anything less than respect. Further, I don’t think I have ever spoken with anyone who had broken or poor English–hmmmmm. Most consultants encourage their customers to contact them directly if there are any questions or concerns about product purchases. Perhaps you didn’t attend a cooking show, where we demonstrate products and educate on the proper way to use our tools. Cooking show are quite fun. I encourage you to attend a show; you won’t be disappointed and may learn something about our “stoneware :)”

  39. I’ve been quite entertained by some of these comments about The Pampered Chef, a direct sales company that I have enjoyed working with as an Independent Consultant for the last 4 years. The Pampered Chef makes quality cookware. To “Julie” the person who posted that her “clay baking dish snapped in her hands while drying it”: I find that very hard to believe but perhaps the consultant she purchased the “stoneware” from did not inform her of the proper way to care for a piece of our stones. Stoneware can suffer thermal shock if not cared for properly. Unevenly cooking greasy food on a piece of stoneware may cause it to crack or break or placing a piece in the oven WHILE preheating it is poor use/care of your stoneware. Stones should not be washed with soap; you only need to use hot water and the pan scraper that it comes with and it should simply just air dry–not sure why you were “drying it” and it broke in your hands. In terms of trying to get assistance for a replacement piece, if you were my customer, I would have gladly helped you out with that. I have NEVER had one of my customers tell me they called our customer service department and was treated with anything less than respect. Further, I don’t think I have ever spoken with anyone who had broken or poor English–hmmmmm. Most consultants encourage their customers to contact them directly if there are any questions or concerns about product purchases. Perhaps you didn’t attend a cooking show, where we demonstrate products and educate on the proper way to use our tools. Cooking show are quite fun. I encourage you to attend a show; you won’t be disappointed and may learn something about our “stoneware :)”

  40. Regarding the Made in China issue – yes Pampered Chef has a lot of their products manufactured there – but they make sure that the companies that they use are reputable companies and do not use child labour. They do stand behind their products, unfortunately not all consultants offer exceptional service, although most of them do. If you are disappointed, try calling head office again – explain the issue and they will take care of you. I have never had any problems with them or their language!!

  41. For anyone with a quality issue regarding any PC product, if you don’t have your receipt ask the consultant to look up their copy or contact the service centre as they will have a record of every party each consultant has ever had. If your original consultant is no longer selling or is unwilling (unlikely!) to help but you know your hosts’s name, the consultant’s name and approximate date of purchase call the service centre yourself and ask them to check their records for this information. If you can prove you are the original purchaser OR the initially gifted recipient you may be able to get them to agree to honour the original warranty.

    I do PC in the UK and have been most impressed with their hands-on after purchase service. Yes – firms like Lakeland offer similar items but when it comes to warranty and after sales service PC beats them hands down. ANY retailer has the right to insist you produce the original sales receipt. That is the law and everyone should keep their receipts for all large purchases in a safe place. It is only sensible to do so.

  42. So I am a consultant for Pampered Chef and I love the products. I have a ton of people who use them and love them and have not had a single problem with the products since they bought them six years ago. So Moe one plate is not the entire line of product and it is possible that your wife didn’t use the product right! PAMPERED CHEF IS AMAZING

  43. Mary Kate says:

    I’ve been a Pampered Chef consultant since 2005. When I first joined, I was looking for some extra income and didn’t know the products very well. My director was so enthusiastic that I decided to try it out despite a previous bad experience with direct sales. I was so hooked on the products, and have had such fun with the guests at my parties, that I’m still in the business, despite several significant life changes that made me consider leaving (birth of my 2 sons, death of my father). I have also worked at Bed, Bath, and Beyond– and I can tell you that Pampered Chef products ARE more expensive than the “cheap stuff,” but are priced comparably to the high-quality items. They say you get what you pay for- and it’s 100% true.

  44. PC has some really great products. The stonewear is great but my favorite utensil they have is the kithchen shears…..I coud not live w/ou them. I ue them everyday to open food packaging or cut chicken or to trim my hedges outside…(I serioiusly did that once) The shears are approximately 12-13 years old and they still work.. They are starting to seem a little dull so I am going to buy another pair. Seriously, the product is a must have ladies!!

  45. PAMPERED CHEF ROCKS!!!!!!

  46. I AM A PAMPERED CHEF CONSULTANT AND I HAVE TONS OF FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND STRANGERS WHO HIGHLY LOVE PAMPERED CHEF PRODUCTS…

  47. Wow! I suggest you guys funnel this hostility towards something that really matters like our national debt and waste of tax dollars. I have been to many Osmoered Chefs parties and I have no complaints. They were fun and the products unique and of good quality. Plus I believe they have a lifetime guarantee but I could be wrong. I’ve had some items 15 yrs or more. Geez … If you don’t want to go, then don’t go!

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  50. My husband and I watch a lot of cooking shows and have taken quite a few cooking classes. Nowhere has anyone recommended Pampered Chef. In fact when I mentioned it I got a giggle from a chef. If you notice most chefs or people that cook a lot don’t even use a bunch of implements and Pampered Chef is full of things you really don’t need. Of course where you take the classes are going to puch what they sell but said if you need cheaper every day things get OXO. I get mine at Bed Bath and Beyond but other stores sell them as well. I saw one poster saying that people hate Pampered Chef because they can’t afford it. Trust me, I can afford it, I just don’t want to buy into the hype, I’m a serious cook. I havent bought Pampered Chef in years after several products didn’t perform they way they should have. Of course the consultants are going to defend their products, they’re trying to make money. I doubt any of them took culinary classes. It’s just a business.

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