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Pampered Chef: Baster question

  1. janel kelly

    janel kelly Advanced Member

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    I don't have the baster and I had a guest at my show yesterday ask me a question about the baster and I really can't remember her exact question. I think she was wondering if our baster sucks the juice back up into it whenever you squeeze it. I think she is looking for a baster that doesn't do that. I know nothing about basters and have actually never used one so any info about our baster would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
    Jan 29, 2006
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  2. mrssyvo

    mrssyvo Veteran Member

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    I think I am missing something. Isn't that the point of a baster, to sqeeze the bulb to suck the juice into it, and then you squeeze it again to release?
     
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  3. janel kelly

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    I know, I wish I could remember her exact question. I had another show right after that show so my brain was a little shot. Maybe if anyone could give me any info on what our baster is like and how great it is over other basters then I could relay that to the lady from my show. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. dianevill

    dianevill Senior Member Gold Member

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    Maybe she means the bulb?

    Perhaps she's talking about the bulb of the baster. If you squeeze the bulb of any baster too hard, the juice will get sucked up into the bulb. You have to make sure you clean the bulb really well so that bacteria doesn't grow.

    I use our baster, but not that often. I'm not sure why it's that much better than others except for the awesome cleaning brush.

    Anyone else?

    Diane
     
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  5. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

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    Kind of off topic, but you had two shows in one day? If so, how did it go? I'm doing that in February and I hope I don't kick myself for doing that. But I REALLY want to get tons of double points so I can earn the Atlantis trip! :D I don't know if I should try to do the same recipe at both shows and wash my stuff at the first host's home (usually I just come home and stick stuff in the dishwasher) and re-pack it and have it ready to go. I'd be curious to know how you did it. And anyone else who's done two shows in one day! :eek:
     
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  6. janel kelly

    janel kelly Advanced Member

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    Well, I had a show scheduled for the morning and that was it. On Thursday driving to another show I had I got a call from a lady telling me her friend was having a show on Saturday and the consultant couldn't make it because of a death in the family. So she asked if I could do it. My show in the morning was at 10:30 and this other ladies show was at 1pm. Yikes! I told her I would do it but I would probably be at least a half hour late to her show and she said that was fine. She had family coming from out of town and didn't want to cancel. So I took some dishsoap to my first show and after the demo while the guests were talking and writing down their orders I washed my dishes. I also chose recipes that I could use the same dishes for both shows. Anyway I ended up only being about 5 minutes late to the 1pm show. It is a $700 show so far so well worth it. I also got 2 bookings. I don't normally do that and it was a little hectic but fun. :)
     
    Jan 29, 2006
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  7. rwesterpchef

    rwesterpchef Advanced Member

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    Two shows in one day

    Yes Becky, I've done several 2-a-days. I do try to prepare the same recipe so that I don't have to pack quite as much. (I offer the one I want that I'm doing at the other, and then another that doesn't sound as appetizing (shhh). I have never ran late to my 2nd show, but I always allow a cushion. I schedule the first so that I'll be done by 3 pm, my next one to start at 6 pm (since I usually get there 30-45 minutes prior).
    I've always mentioned to my first host that I have another show afterward and if they don't mind, could I wash my stuff up there so that I don't have to run home first. They've always allowed me to wash my stuff there. I use that time to visit with them more about the success of their show and the business opportunity.
    I will say, I'm usually tired after my 2nd show - but it's worth it to have an extra weekend off for my kiddos.
     
    Jan 30, 2006
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  8. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

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    Thanks for the feedback! I'll try to be as organized as possible and see how it goes! :D
     
    Jan 30, 2006
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  9. mrssyvo

    mrssyvo Veteran Member

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    This month I had 2 shows on one Saturday, and I will be doing it again this month, because they are 180 miles from home, in my hometown, so I need to squeeze them into my weekend. It went really well for me. This month, I have a brunch at 11 AM, and then a kitchen show in the evening. The key I think is to be very organized, and for me, make sure I pack everything, because there is no running home to pick it up. It is a good feeling at the end of the last show to know that you did 2 in one day, and it seems to really up your totals. If I can manage it, I think I may book it that way a couple times a month, it gives me more evenings home with my hubby during the week.
     
    Jan 30, 2006
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