I looked around and didn't find this, so I figured I'd post it for everyone. I just spoke with a director friend of mine for advice on boosting my business this year.. and she talked about how she demo's the cookware. Just a minute or two and people are knocked off their chairs! When she gets to the host's house (usually 45 min before show), she (with the host's permission) puts on 1 cup water to boil in the professional saucepan. then when it comes to a boil, she adds 1/2 cup rice (not the minute cooking stuff!) and covers it, turning it down low. She goes on with her show, and by the time she gets through her demo, it has been probably 1.5 hours that the rice has been cooking. She gets it off the stove, comes back and asks the guests to think about something for a minute. If they put a pot of rice on to cook and left it for 1.5 hours, what would be the condition of the pan and how easy is it to clean? she said some people tell her they'd just throw the whole thing out! then she flips it over and dumps out the rice, and wipes it clean. That's it. She tells her guests that by hosting a $300 show, they'll get 1 half-price item, in addition to free products, and that if they use the half-price combos that are offered by PC, they can get the full professional cookware set for $220--and never ever have to buy a pan again! when people ask if it's dishwasher safe, she says no.. but they don't need it to be. the dishwasher is for things that are too gross to clean yourself. A little soapy water and a wipe with a dishrag is all one needs to clean these pans. she also quickly tells them if they do dishwasher the pans, it'll void the warranty b/c the soap strips the dupont nonstick off the pan. i'm definately going to do this at my shows. when I told my husband about this, he just about fell out of his chair and grabbed the catalog to pick the piece of cookware i should get! lol.. and I tell you what, I love my husband, but he's NOT a cook at all--he'd burn water if given the chance. I think in February, I'm going to do a "Worst Pan Ever" contest, where guests can bring their worst pan ever and the winner gets a prize from me (probably just a S/B or Quikut knife). Should be a nice tie-in to the Pan-O-Rama Feb/March sale I'm hoping to do well with.