Monday, August 1, 2011

The Pampered Chef Review and *Giveaway*

Michael Reeves, Future Executive Director with The Pampered Chef,  has come to our home twice now to host his dinner parties and introduce my friends and I to The Pampered Chef products. His most popular show is Dinner in 29 minutes or Less; for us he has hosted a Grilling party and a Cooking for Kids party. If you live in the Raleigh, NC area (Michael is based out of Warrenton, NC) I highly recommend using Michael as your independent Pampered Chef consultant. He has a charismatic and engaging personality. He can easily win a room over and get everyone laughing with his sense of humor and Paula Deen-like southern charm.

 Michael's office hours are 10-1 EST M-F and you can contact him at 252-257-4632 to set up your show!

So that you can see what a great addition one of P.C.'s most popular items is to any kitchen, Michael gave me The Pampered Chef's Deep Covered Baker to review. Crafted from stoneware right here in the USA, this baker is extremely versatile, quickly and perfectly cooking everything from vegetables and tender meat, to delicious desserts.
Here's The Pampered Chef's description of the product:
Bake a 5-lb. chicken or turkey breast, 4-lb. roast, casseroles and more! Unglazed on the inside for perfect baking, glazed on the outside for perfect presentation. Lid inverts into baker for space-saving storage. 12 1/2" x 9 1/2" x 5 1/2", 12 1/2 cups.

About Stoneware:

  • Evenly distributes heat and draws moisture away from the surface
  • Retains heat, so your just-out-of-the-oven foods stay hot longer
  • Virtually nonporous, so it doesn't retain oils, odors or flavors
  • Microwave-, freezer-, and conventional and convection oven-safe

This amazing piece of stoneware does it all! One of its best features is that it can be used in the microwave so you can get dinner on the table fast (we are talking a matter of minutes!). With a baby in the house, I often get so caught up with discovering new things and learning to crawl that time gets away from me. Five o'clock rolls around and I have forgotten all about getting dinner ready for myself and my husband. I have watched Michael at a pampered chef show throw in a roll of pork loin and a marinade and have juicy tender hot pork on the table 25 minutes later. I could hardly believe how good it tasted. That's why I love the idea of using this Deep Covered Baker more often.

Here is what I've done with my covered baker in just one week:

Oven-cooked a traditional Sunday roast:
      I left this in to cook while we went to church and had a few people over to eat after. Everyone said it was very good. I liked that the potatoes and carrots I threw in with the meat were not too soggy or mushy after cooking for so long. They were perfectly cooked.

Microwaved a hot dip for an office party:
     My husband had an office party and wanted to make hot buffalo chicken dip. He took the ingredients to work and it only took 9 minutes in the microwave to have a perfect hot and creamy dip. He said it saved him the annoying task of having to stir a clumpy re-heated dip from home every few minutes while warming. Additionally, cleanup was a breeze, even for a cheesy dip.

Microwaved a quick and easy dessert for a small group: 
     I am not a baker but with this product I will never complain about having to make a dessert again. This was so easy! All I did was stir together a few ingredients and pop it into the microwave for 11 minutes. For putting in just a bit of mix I could hardly believe that it rose so high in the baker. The cake was so light and fluffy and perfectly moist. It also had fewer calories than a normal cake because the recipe said I could leave out the oil and the milk, which my waistline appreciated.

 Microwaved a whole chicken for dinner:
   In less than a half hour I went from refrigerated raw chicken to this delicious vegetable roast chicken. It was so tender and juicy and the potatoes were cooked perfectly again. This was such an easy dinner and now I have chicken for sandwiches the rest of the week. I may be doing this one every week. My only criticism is that I usually like a crisper skin if I'm going to eat a whole chicken. Normally I would broil meat in the oven to crisp the skin but this product says it is not to be used under the broiler, a slight drawback, but its amazing versatility more than makes up for that. 


I really love the convenience of being able to use my microwave for more that just heating leftovers. I don't have to wait for my oven to preheat, I could just pop it in and go back to playing with my little kiwi. I can hardly praise this baker enough about how easily it cleaned up. More than any other household chore I hate doing dishes. Even after roasting meat for over 3 hours it still only took less than a minute to clean my baker. How awesome is that?n

But here's the best part! My Pampered Chef consultant has provided me a Deep Covered Baker to give away FREE to one of my lucky readers! The winner will also receive an electronic copy of the Deep Covered Baker recipe book. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win this amazing product!








***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive the product above to test in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.  Please note that I  am not responsible for the delivery of this prize and cannot be held accountable if, for any reason, it is not received. I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result from the use or misuse of this product. ***

97 comments:

  1. I'd love to try the bamboo carving board!

    Nicki121986@Hotmail.com

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  2. What a beautiful and versatile dish!!! :D
    DanaLKroh@gamil.com

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  3. I would love to try the #GY14 Grill Pan Set
    my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  4. I would like to try the rotary cheese grater. We go through a lot of Reggiano cheese in our house.
    style decor 1 at gmail dot com

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  5. Love the Stoneware Cookie Sheet

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  6. Cherry almond sauce. Cheryl cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  7. Stopping by to turn the love from the alexa hop! I love the stars on your profile :)

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  8. I would also like to try the 7" Santoku knife

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  9. I like Pampered Chef's #1054 8" Chef's knife.

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  10. I like the pizza baking stone.
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  11. GFC follower (coliebear).
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  12. I would like to try the grill pan set.

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  13. I'd love the 8" chef's knife with honing case.

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  14. I like the Cool & Serve Square Tray

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  15. I like the Color Coated Chef's Knife
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  16. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I LIKE THE #1332 Deep Dish Pie Plate

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  17. I would really like their Cool & Serve Square Tray.

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  18. I would love to have the #1338 Rectangular Baker! sexyhots29@yahoo.com

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  19. I would love the 11 inch square grill pan. For some reason, I love the little grill lines on chicken! adammmartinmtb(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I really like the apple corer/peeler and slicer.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  21. I like the Stoneware Cookie Sheet :)

    celeste@mail4me.com

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  22. mango wedger!!

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  23. I would like to try the grill pan set - I have wanted one for a while now!

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  24. I would like the Grill Pan Set.

    monster6236 at gmail dot com

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  25. I would love to try the mango slicer. We eat them all the time

    Devon

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  26. A product I'd like to try : Scoop ‘N Drain

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  27. I'd love to have a Bamboo Grinder Stand Set. Aisling; mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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  28. I'd love to try item #1332 Deep Dish Pie Plate.

    outofthemist AT gmail DOT com

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  29. I'd love to try http://pamperedchef.biz/michaelreeves?page=products-detail&categoryId=230&itemId=GY14&productId=35145

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  30. I've been wanting a baking stone for ages!

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  31. I'd also love to try their Large Bar Pan! Pampered Chef is the best!
    kristi.blackstone at yahoo dot com

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  32. all purpose dill mix crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  33. I would love to get my hands on their stoneware cookie sheet!

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  34. grill pan set

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  35. I like the Beaded Cake/Pie Server. thank you

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  36. I would love to try the 12-qt. Stockpot.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I'd like to try the #GY14 Grill Pan Set - $149.00
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

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  38. I love their mini spatulas--the best I've ever used.

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  39. I would love the 12 Quart stockpot for spaghetti
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  40. I'd like to try the Cool & Serve Square Tray.

    rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com

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  41. The rectangular baker!

    mglawler at yahoo dot com

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  42. I would try the large pizza stone with handles!
    bonnyejean at gmail dot com

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  43. I would love to try the crown cake pan!

    jfarley612@gmail.com

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  44. I would love to try anything from the Bamboo collection!

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  45. I like the Pampered Chef silicone floral cupcake pan.
    http://pamperedchef.biz/michaelreeves?page=products-detail&categoryId=122&productId=13837&itemId=1613

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  46. I like the grill pan set.
    chelsreb(at)aol(dot)com

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  47. I'd love to try the Silicone Floral Cupcake Pan

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  48. I also like the Stoneware Cookie Sheet.

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  49. I would like to try some of their stoneware items!

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  50. I'd love to have the Mango Wedger. We eat mangoes a lot and they are a bummer to cut.
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  51. I'd really love another deep dish baker to replace the one I had to leave behind in Romania, but they don't have one exactly like that anymore...so I'd love to try the rectangle stone for homemade pizzas!!

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  52. I would love to try the cool and serve square day, great for all the BBQ's we host!

    erin osteen
    erinosteen@gmail.com

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  53. I would love to try the cookie press!

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  54. I want the chopper!!
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  55. love the adjustable tiered tower

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  56. I'd love to have some of the cutlery such as the 5" Santoku knife.
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  57. I'd LOVE the Grill Pan set ;)

    Karen Gonyea
    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  58. I would like the Cool & Serve Square Tray.
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  59. manual food processor
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  60. I would like to try one of the pizza stones! I have never had one & always wanted to try one!
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  61. When we got married I was DYING to get the mandolin (sp) but I never did...just a little afraid of cutting off my fingers :) LOL

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  62. mlswin@triad.rr.comAugust 29, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Grill Pan set

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  63. I would love to get my hands on the grill pan set. oooooh

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  64. I would also like to try the Stoneware 12-Cup Muffin Pan, thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  65. Would love to try the grill pan set.

    bethstanton2470 at gmail dot com

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  66. I know it is simple, but the herb containers are awesome :)

    Lauren Brandt

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  67. I like the Grill Pan Set.
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  68. mango wedger

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  69. Since I broke my old pizza stone, I would like to try the medium round stone with handles.

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  70. I like their Square Griddle. The griddle would be useful when I saute chicken breasts.

    sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

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  71. I would also love the Ultimate Mandoline!
    houowl at gmail dot com

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  72. I've wanted one of their Pizza Stones forever!

    e-mail: lucky02130 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  73. I would love the Pizza Party Set

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  74. I like the #1341 Medium Round Stone with Handles and would love to have one.

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  75. I would also like the Grill Press. calvad at aol dot com

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  76. I'd like the Stainless Mesh Colanders

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  78. I would love to try the Grill Press.
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  79. I'd love to try the bamboo tool turnabout.

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  81. I would love that baker... the color is great too!

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  82. i would like the round baking stone

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  83. I would love to try the Easy Accent® Decorator

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  84. Would SO love to have this to help with dinner!! Would also love the adjustable slicer...my mom has one and I oooh and aaah over it every time I see it...lol. Thanks for the chance! :)

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  85. I'd like their Pizza Stone w/handles
    gkstratos at yahoo dot com

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  86. I'd love a mandolin slicer!
    heather_n_s(at)mail(dot)com

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  87. I would like to try the rotary cheese grater.
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  88. I'd love the Ultimate Mandoline

    mirje_s at yahoo dot com

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  89. I like the salt and pepper grinder set.

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  90. Thanks for the great contest!
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