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Pampered Chef: Anyone want to guess - new F/W products

  1. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Anyone want to take a guess what the new products will be for the 2009 Fall/Winter season?

    I am hoping for more sauces, toaster-size bamboo tongs, additional blades for the mandoline (waffle cut and french fry cut) and a different pattern for Simple Additions.
     
    May 19, 2009
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  2. Oh I wish I knew! I would love to have the Chillzanne back but I'm sure they only do NEW
     
  3. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    Cookbook stand would be nice. A good sturdy one!
    Sauces and Rubs
    Different pattern for SA and updated stands
    Cherry pitter

    Hmm, of course I have all these ideas but now I can't think of any of them! LOL.
     
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  4. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    This is just a guess, but I was wondering because Cookware is the August special, if that will mean more new cookware or possibly more open stock pieces? It seems like for the last 2-3 years, whatever the August special has been (knives recently), in July, they add more new items to the list for hosts only...

    Myself, I can't think what else, other than I would like more sauces now too, and I'd like to have the Good Company Coffee back!

    Oh - and lids for SA serving pieces.

    I'd like to see more Seasonal pieces too - like the Christmas plates last year. I'd love to have an SA Seasonal piece, to go with my Pumpkin and Heart pieces. :)
     
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  5. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    They've tried the Cherry/Olive pitter a couple different times, and it's been discontinued both times.
     
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  6. AnnieBee

    AnnieBee Veteran Member Gold Member

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    A set of two 2-cup "prep" bowls. I love mine, but sometimes wish I had a bigger one for leftovers :).

    A bigger grating size barrel for the grater!

    I know I have others, but that's a start!
     
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  7. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Ohhh, yes! That would be wonderful! Even if it was only a set of 2 or 4. I would most definitely buy them!
     
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  8. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    I'm thinking a double boiler since we finally got the steamer basket back.

    maybe:
    new SA pieces in solid colors - I really don't think the dots will go away just yet but I bet they start to introduce someting else to go with them.

    I wish the pot holders and mitts were smaller

    DCB cookbook

    More Bamboo - bamboo placemats are really popular right now. I bought some at Pier One that I adore.

    10" lid in open stock (both SS and Exec)

    More of the Stoneware available in White (DDB, Pie Plate, Square Baker)

    Another piece of Silicone Bakeware...what shape??

    More Gift Sets

    Of Course we will get the new RUFTH trivet too
     
    May 19, 2009
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  9. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    A customer of mine suggested a cheese cuber. It would basically be a squared Apple Wedger with a grid pattern. I think that's a great idea.

    As for what they'll actually come out with--except for a new SBRC and new RUFTH Trivet, I can't imagine. I'm sure I'll love them, though. :) (Yes, I sent the suggestion to the HO.)
     
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  10. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    A DCB cookbook I think is a MUST now! That would be awesome.
    Bring the coffee/tea back!
    how about a 9x13 aluminum pan for lasagna, cakes etc?
     
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  11. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Hmmm, that does seem like the next logical piece, doesn't it?
     
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  12. sklay723

    sklay723 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I'm definitely with Liquid Sky on wanting a cookbook stand. It would be very nice to have one!
     
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  13. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    I think Becky's on to something with her theory about the cookware. And there are a few pieces for hosts that are not currently open stock. Maybe.... ;)

    Things I keep asking/wishing for:
    SS teakettle
    spice rack that matches the SA stands and holds our seasonings
    SA creamer and sugar bowl
    SA gravy boat (and holiday turkey roasting season would be the perfect time!)

    Other things that would be cool:
    seasonal SA piece, like the pumpkin and heart. Snowflake, maybe?
    more sauces. I'd love a savory one with horseradish in it, to serve with beef or sausage. Or even as an appetizer on cream cheese.
    tea - something wintery. Not as heavily seasoned as real chai, but along those lines.
    same for coffee
    winter appetizer plates. Like the trees last year, but snowflakes. Something non-holiday.
    fall appetizer plates with fall leaves on them
    bamboo placemats would be really cool, or bamboo charger plates
    a turkey roast rub, with all the herbs and things necessary. It would be a great cross-sell (or gift) with the roasting pan!
    more salt-free seasonings, and a "general purpose" seasoning (I had several people ask for a "good on everything, like Mrs. Dash" item at the last couple of vendor shows I worked)

    I'm sure I'll think of more as time goes on.
     
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  14. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    I sent an email to the Test Kitchen a couple months ago and told them that I hoped they were busy little bees up there working on a DBC cookbook - the guy that emailed me back said ...."now Linda - you know I can't tell you what we are working on, but that would be a great idea, wouldn't it" so.....hmmmmm....me thinks we might see one in the near future :)
     
  15. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Oooh that would be soooo cool!
     
  16. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    We want a lot of the same things - only you described them better! I would LOVE a Snowflake SA piece, and also Fall & Winter Appetizer plates!

    Anything Bamboo! I cannot believe how well the bamboo is selling at full price. I knew it would be a great host item, but people are buying it at all of my shows!
     
    May 19, 2009
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  17. chef131doreen

    chef131doreen Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I am also hoping for a New Fundraiser program
     
  18. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    YES!!! That would be sooooo nice!
     
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  19. Nanisu

    Nanisu Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Don't hold your breath--we've been asking for that for a ton of years. It's not a priority with them. My sales manager told me several times.
     
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  20. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I have always wanted a nice cookbook stand, one that matches the SA holders would be great. More bamboo, everyone is loving it!
     
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  21. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I would like a lid for the Salad Spinner and a lid for the SA large round platter to cover a cake for transport and protect leftovers. A rack for the seasonings would be great.
     
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  22. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    DEFINITELY need something for the SA platters and such for transport- or make a basket that fits them with a lid. I love taking PC recipes to dinners/special events, but can't put them on my pretty SA! They just don't fit into anything.


    I would love a DCB cookbook (would go great for the DCB Sets talked about in other threads). I'd also love to see more figure-friendly recipes come out of the Test Kitchen! Another "It's good for you" cookbook or something.

    Can't think of anything else right now.
     
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  23. rennea

    rennea Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I think HO really needs to give Ann her SA teapot, and cream and sugar set that she has been asking for!!!

    I would love to see some more SA and Bamboo. I also like the idea of new seasonal plates.
     
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  24. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I also want a good strainer, collapsible. The ones we have are not worth anything in my opinion.
     
    May 19, 2009
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  25. lmradlein

    lmradlein Member Gold Member

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    Ummm I would like to see something "cute" to keep my fresh garlic in. I think it would be great to have a SB with a shopping list in the front! And as always would love to see more bamboo items.
     
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  26. cochef

    cochef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I recently emailed HO about coming up with a collapsible plate cover for the microwave.
    I would also like to see the food holder for the Ultimate Mandoline be redesigned to be round or square instead of oval. Very hard to cut bigger things such as peppers, onions, blocks of cheese, etc.
    I like the DCB cookbook idea!!
     
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  27. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    You guys are great with your ideas.

    I think it would be great to have a cookbook stand and a rack for the seasonings made from BAMBOO!

    Also love the idea about the food holder for the UM being round instead of oval, Janet.

    Larger collapsible strainer would be great too.

    My husband said he would buy the SA plates, bowls, etc if they had a vine or leaf pattern on them. That would look nice with all the bamboo pieces.
     
  28. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

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    Cake carrier (or, as others suggested, at least a cover to fit over an SA piece) is at the top of my list!

    Also agree with SA in non-dots pattern (I won't buy the whole set because that many dots on the table would make me dizzy).

    Stoneware rack, but this time in bamboo. I was able to get one of the old ones, and it works great (though, I need at least one more!), but it's not at all attractive. Bamboo would be pretty.

    Someone to come to my house and organize my workspace! Ok, maybe that's asking too much.:sing:
     
  29. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    LOL - that was funny, Sarah! :D:D:D

    I'd certainly love it if PC could pull it off, though!
     
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  30. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

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    Would be a great incentive, though, wouldn't it? Much better than the 'professionally printed booking slide.'
     
  31. legacypc46

    legacypc46 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I love the idea of a cookbook stand and spice rack out of bamboo!!! More sauces would be nice too...especially with a chipotle kick.

    I'd also like to see individual stoneware pie plates. I have some from when the Henn company was still around. They aren't an every day item, but they are always a huge huge huge hit with family and friends every time I use them.

    A DCB cookbook would absolutely rock.
     
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  32. DessertDivaFL

    DessertDivaFL Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Yes, more sauces. Chipotle would be good and so would something with horseradish like another person suggested.
     
  33. pkd09

    pkd09 Future Director Silver Member

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    It is amazing how they come up with new and/or improved product. In glancing at the catalog, so much has changed in just the 3 1/2 years I have been selling. The one item that jumps out is the Egg Slicer. This has not been changed in a while. It would be nice if some type of container could be incorporated with it (egg slicer sits on container), so when you slice the items go into the container and the container could have a lid for storage. I love and wish for a cookbook stand. We may also see additional white stoneware, a TTA style unit for our spices, a 9x13 baking pan.
     
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  34. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Wow....your ideas are all thoughtful and necessary! So glad you take the time to send them to HO...I bet that is how all the great new products come about....so keep it up! If HO listens to you all, then it looks like I better hit my June sales goal because I am going to need all of them! :D
     
  35. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Except it's the things we've requested 2-3 years ago that will show up this year....

    But yes, HO does listen to us and to our customers. At National Conference, there is a "dream table" that is a big table covered with paper, and we can write all over on it the products that we would like to see! They WANT us to send in suggestions from the field! For instance, The Pineapple Wedger! That is something that people have been asking for for several years...and TADA! We have it and it's a smash hit!
     
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  36. rbvernon

    rbvernon Member Silver Member

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    I would love to see the cookbook stand and DCB cookbook. B/c I have to email people recipes everytime they order one. I would be a great seller!!!
     
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  37. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    PC is one fabulous company! I totally understand the wait time....designing, working out the bugs and marketing does take time....looks like a PC lifer....too many great items coming up! lol
     
  38. TrishPCMommy

    TrishPCMommy Member Gold Member

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    How about a SA seasonal (or not) cookie jar? or even a collectible cookie tin?! (great hostess gift too!)
    I've also emailed HO about a new design for the egg slicer, but never heard anything back... (similar to the salad choppers in that it's handheld, but has several blades (like the Quikut blades in size) instead of wires that can break.
    I really like the idea of the spice rack and cookbook stand/holder!!!
     
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  39. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I've had several requests for larger batter bowls and submitted that. I do think that might be big and heavy though, not sure if it would be desired by many.
     
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  40. ShellBeach

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    I've emailed them in the past for that SA large round platter cover mentioned. I make a lot of cakes with the torte pans, and they are just a wee bit too big to fit in my tupperware cake carrier.
     
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