Cooking Time with our Favorite Pampered Chef Products
Cooking and baking come as naturally to us as breathing does. As with any other person who cooks and bakes we have some items that we just can’t do without! Technically we could, but these few items really make kitchen life so much easier. Easier definitely isn’t always better, but when you have excellent high-quality kitchen tools it truly is.
Since we share on our blog and social media quite frequently about food and recipes, we thought it might be a good idea to let you guys see a few of our favorite kitchen gadgets. Since we have many that we love, we thought it would be easier to break these kitchen gadgets down into groups. So today we are going to talk about the top five favorite Pampered Chef products that we would not want to be without.
I want to stop here, before I start talking about our five favorite items, and say that we are in no way affiliated with Pampered Chef and are receiving nothing at all from them for sharing this post with you. Sydney and I just love their products because of the high quality and ease of use. Now that I got that off my chest I will continue! 🙂
The first item is the Pampered Chef Baking Stoneware. The two stones pictured are the very first Pampered Chef items that I ever purchased. They turned out to be everything that Pampered Chef promised and more!
The two stones that I have are very old. I would say they have to be over twenty years old! The amazing thing is that they are still going strong! This is one of the many things I love about Pampered Chef products…because of the high quality they last and last. The darker your stoneware gets, the better it cooks. It starts out a very light cream color, but the more you use it the darker it gets. Every time you use the stones oils and seasonings from the foods season the stones. The stones won’t hold onto odors or flavors though. So if you cook a pizza on it and then use it to bake cookies a couple of hours later, your cookies won’t taste like pizza!
After each use, just rinse with hot water and, if needed, scrape with the pan scraper that comes with the stone. Then I just dry mine with a paper towel. Clean up is so simple! We very rarely use traditional baking sheets (except to set a pie on as it is baking to catch the overflow juice!). These two stones are used almost daily in our house! See why this is one of our favorite Pampered Chef products?
Mix ‘N Chop
The second item is the Pampered Chef Mix ‘N Chop. We use this as much as we use the baking stones, almost everyday. Whenever we make ground beef, ground sausage or ground turkey this is definitely our go-to!
It chops up the ground meat much finer than using a spatula or fork. As you can see, it has a really unique design. The pinwheel blades are beveled and this design makes it so much easier to chop and crumble ground meat. You can also use it to chop tomatoes, scrambled eggs and so much more. Because the blades are made of nylon they won’t scratch your pots and pans. Think about all the times you make spaghetti sauce, chili, casseroles, eggs, lasagna, breakfast burritos, tacos and so much more that uses ground meat. The list goes on and on that you can use this tool for! It is easy to see why we use this wonderful little guy constantly! We couldn’t leave him off of our favorite Pampered Chef products list.
Pie Crust Shield
The third item is the Pampered Chef Pie Crust Shield. This definitely makes life much better!
We don’t use the pie crust shield as often as we use the baking stones and mix ‘n chop, but make no mistake…we love this item just as much as the other two. Before purchasing the pie crust shield we would put aluminum foil on the pie crust edges to keep them from browning too much before the pie was done baking. This was a major pain, and I mean a major pain! We couldn’t just pull off a nice sheet of aluminum foil and wrap it around the edges of the pie. No, we had to tear the foil into small pieces and wrap the pieces around the edges. One large piece just didn’t work in a circle very well. Several smaller pieces didn’t work the best either because the slightest touch or movement knocked at least one piece off. What a mess!
Once I got the pie crust shield from Pampered Chef, pie making became a whole lot easier! Just place it over the edge of the pie and pop the pie in the oven. It is truly that simple. As a side note, it works great with frozen pies also. Whether made from scratch or frozen from the store the pie crust shield works great! That’s part of why the pie crust shield made it on our favorite Pampered Chef products list because it is versatile with all pies (frozen or homemade). We definitely used this tool for our Red Raspberry Pie Recipe!
The fourth item is the Pampered Chef Pizza Cutter. This gets a ton of use from my son who loves frozen pizzas. I think it is more the convenience of the frozen pizzas for him than the taste of them! 🙂
When you first pick up this pizza cutter you can tell it is much heavier and sturdier than most. This allows for much better pizza cutting, even through thicker crust. It has a stainless steel blade, so it will never rust. I love that it comes with a storage cover for the wheel blade. This cover means that you never have to worry about cutting yourself when you reach into the drawer or utensil holder! I got this pizza cutter, pictured above, at the same time I purchased the baking stones. It also is over twenty years old and still going strong! Now it has to go on our favorite Pampered Chef products list. 🙂
They have a newer version of the pizza cutter since I purchased mine. The newer one has a beveled wheel on both sides for easier cutting. I just can’t seem to get rid of my perfectly good pizza cutter to get the newer model since it still works so great! Maybe Pampered Chef is making their products too good! 🙂
Biscuit Cutter Set
The fifth and last item I am going to talk about is the Pampered Chef Biscuit Cutter Set. Like the pie crust shield, we don’t use these every day, but when we use them they do a great job.
The biscuit cutter set comes with four different size biscuit cutters. It comes with a 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 3″ and 4″ biscuit cutter. The thing we love about these is how sturdy they are. They can really take some pressure from you when cutting into dense biscuit or cookie dough. These are perfect for our Super Easy Homemade Biscuits! Can you tell we have put a lot of thought into our favorite Pampered Chef products list? We have a reason (or two or three) as to why you need each one of these tools in your kitchen!
The Proof is in the Pudding…
Well, this wraps up our article on our top five Pampered Chef items. As I am writing this our son, Mason, is preparing to move out on his own. He has been purchasing different things he will need for his first apartment. Mason just placed his first ever Pampered Chef order. He ordered two of the baking stones, the pizza cutter, and an ice cream scoop (I happened to have an extra mix ‘n chop that he is taking with him, so he didn’t need to order that item). This speaks volumes that a young guy, just out of college and getting his first apartment, would want some Pampered Chef products! That alone should tell you how awesome their products are! 🙂
Pampered Chef is not sold in stores. You purchase their products through a consultant. You can search online for a consultant near you if you don’t happen to know one. We can also get you in contact with the amazing lady Sydney and I use. 🙂 Go place an order and tell us which favorite Pampered Chef products you ordered from our list!
Once again, we are not affiliated in any way with Pampered Chef. Sydney and I (and also Mason) just want to share with you some great products from a great company.
Have an awesome day and if you get a chance, check out Pampered Chef!