I'm far from a chef, but over the years as I've gotten better at cooking I've upgaded my cookware and utensils. After spending almost seven years as a military wife, where a lot of spouses have at-home businesses, I got pretty familiar with the Pampered Chef brand.
I've come to love their products.
Here are some of my favorite things:
I can use my stoneware for savory or sweet dishes and they don't hold the flavor or get gross. I have two different pans. (I've had the one pictured for a few years, so it's pretty well seasoned.)
I adore these pots and pans, even though they're not dishwasher safe (the lids are). They clean easily, go from stovetop to oven, and are GREAT sizes for every use.
I have the whole basic set of these knives, and they rock. When I started cooking a lot my husband insisted on getting good knives because I'm accident prone. These sharpen easily (I take them to my butcher; I don't try to do it myself), and clean easily (though also handwash only). Each has its own sheath, which is great because I keep them in a drawer, and, as mentioned, I'm accident prone. Excellent product.
This might seem like a boring product, but, oh, man, it's great. I use it on the grill as a turner, in my cookware, and I have no worries about the heat it's being exposed to or about the head falling off. I have two, and I wish I had more so if I had a bunch of pots going I could have one for each.
These are just a few of my favorites from this great brand! I adore their cookbooks, too.
Have you tried Pampered Chef? Do you have a favorite kitchen brand?
(All pictures by me. Please excuse any spots on my stovetop or dishes. The flash brought out EVERYTHING!)