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A friend is having a party next week... and altho I've been to several, I'm usually too frugal to pick up much. But this time I don't mind splurging a little if I know it is something of great quality that will get used often, for many years.<br><br>
So please help me out - what do you love? What do you covet?
 

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I use the garlic press a ton the most, I think. But my favorite is the stoneware. Especially the flat stones.<br><br>
Also can't live without the little scrapers that come with the stoneware. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Definitely the nylon scrapers. Those are awesome.<br><br>
I have a small stoneware pan I never remember to use, but it's the perfect size for my toaster oven.
 

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I love my food chopper....I have had it for years, it's still sharp and great for chopping fruits/veggies/nuts/meats....anything!<br><br>
I covet the mandolin slicer!
 

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i love the stones too.... and the bamboo spoons and spatulas.... as for the chopper, i got a kitchenaid one for $15 i think ,and i love it, so i cant see paying more for a pampered chef one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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bamboo spoons and the adjustable measuring spoons (although not the cup one since that is useless for liquids). I have a stone, but find it pointless - gets the same results as a baking sheet.
 

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Trust me when I say... If you like the length of your fingers today - ALWAYS use the food guard when using this. Even so, it's one of my favorite tools.<br><br>
I was a consultant for a couple years, I have way too much stuff -but I use the majority of it often enough that I'm not willing to give it up. The stuff I was willing to (duplicates, etc.) went to my daughters.
 

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*The big pizza stone, I use it to replace nonstick cookie sheets AND make pizzas. And I could not live without the little plastic scraper that comes to clean it with!!!<br>
*I like the cheese knife too, great for making thin slices as snacks.<br>
*After that I like the stoneware big loaf dish. I use it a lot for meatloaf, more than bread. Again, it comes with a scraper <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
*Some little serving spatula/tool that cuts and scoops. Very handy, but I dunno what it's actually called.<br><br>
*I also have a stoneware pie plate, I don't use it very often though. The pie edge covers also sold from Pampered Chef WILL NOT fit onto the stoneware pan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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The stoneware!!!!<br><br>
I have the 9x9, 9x13 with the lid that makes it a roaster, large round stone,<br>
loaf pan, deep dish baker, 12 cup muffin pan, large bar pan, and a mini bar pan that fit into my toaster oven. These are all from the Classics Collection<br>
(it's the collection that is not glazed on the outside.) And then I have a 9x13 in cranberry from the New Traditions Collection that I use for desserts only. The reason is the stoneware holds flavors and I didn't want my desserts to taste like garlic and onion.<br><br>
Anyway, I love my stoneware and I use it all the time. Once you get it seasoned real good, all it takes to get it clean is soak it in real hot water for 5 to 10 minutes and it comes clean.<br><br>
And I also have there mini-whipper that I use alot. It's great for making gravy because you can get around the edge of the pan with this whipper.<br><br>
And also I have the Ultimate Mandoline, but my husband said I am not to use it ever again because I cut the same finger twice real bad using it. The only funning thing about it was, I was making the same exact dish both times I did it.<br><br>
I would get a 9x9 or 9x13 stoneware to try.<br><br>
Also, I have had a cheap generic round stone and the quality of it does not measure up to Pampered Chef's stoneware. I ended up throwing it away.
 

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I love the white square "plates". They are awesome! Very strong and pretty. You can use them as dinner dishes or as servers (I just ordered more). Also really like the bamboo spoons.
 

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We Love the large pizza stone! I just had to buy a new one because our very well seasoned one (@6 years old) was forgotten in the oven of our old house! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> We love the garlic press too - THey also have a really pretty triflebowl out right now. Their knives are suppose to be really good but pretty pricey!
 

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I am a pampered chef stoneware junkie. I love it and I use it all the time. I recommend getting a piece or three.<br><br>
I have:<br>
1 large pizza stone<br>
2 large bar pans<br>
1 medium bar pan<br>
1 small bar pan (fits in the toaster oven and you can use it in the microwave if you have one of those evil contraptions)<br>
and I have the discontinued deep roaster and lid (I love this it fits lots of stuff).<br><br>
I think I need to join a support group. I also have a lot of their other gadgets that I love alot but if I could only get one thing I would get a stone.
 

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I use my 9x9 stoneware pan nearly every single day - I can't imagine cooking without it anymore. I use my 9x13 fairly often, but I don't use my pizza stone or loaf pan at all. I love the nylon scrapers. My very favorite thing from them is the kitchen shears. They come with a holder that I adhered right to my knife block, and they see constant use and still cut neatly no matter what I'm cutting. I wasted my money on the measuring cup that is supposed to measure sticky foods easily, and on the stoneware pan/w lid that is supposed to be a baker. I think the only problem with it is that it is just a shade too small for anything I want to do.
 

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Thanks for all the replies!<br><br>
I'm curious about the stoneware. I have a heavy pizza pan that makes awesome crust, and use a lot of glass baking ware. How is the stoneware different? All I've heard is that its great...<br><br>
I'm eyeing the mandolin, I've always wanted one but doubt my coordination!
 

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I LOVE my food chopper, have 2 of them, and it is perfect for chopping up food for little ones!<br><br>
The Garlic Press, and The Rectangular Stone, can use it for anything you would normally use a cookie sheet for.
 

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Bamboo spoons<br>
bamboo small tongs- great for taking out toaster strudels <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: from the toaster<br>
my SIL swears by the stoneware, I've never used it myself but it could be something to look into<br>
bench scraper thing- I use this all the time when I chop stuff and for my bread<br>
garlic press, I mistakingly bought a cheap one and really wish I had just gotten the pampered chef one
 

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I love the garlic press because you don't have to peel the garlic. I started eating garlic again, because it's so easy. Also does ginger.<br><br>
I have one piece of stoneware which I use at least once a week. The best thing about it is that it's seasoned so it's non-stick. Mine is very black around the edges from so much use! beautiful!<br><br>
I also had the glass measuring cup/mixing bowl for years but it recently shattered in a freak accident in my kitchen. I am thinking of hosting a party so I can get another one as I am lost without it as well as some more stoneware.<br><br>
I used to have the cheeze grater but found it too hard to use - you have to squeeze really hard, so I gave it away.<br><br>
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I love myo stonewear and my chopper, and can not live with out the orange peelers - I have about 10, I keep 1 in my car <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Another fan of the stoneware here! I have two loaf pans, two 12 cup muffin pans, and a large pizza stone too. Things come out wonderfully on them!
 

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The new mandolin will not work without the food guard now. The food guard picks up the blade as it goes down.<br><br>
I have pretty much everything in the catalog. The medium bar pan is the perfect size for browines. I love my stainless steel bowls but those are pricey.<br><br>
You can usually do well with the low end things. Also, they have some very cute pink items for the Help Whip Cancer promotion. You can only get these things this month.
 
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