In an effort to maintain the integrity of Chef Success and to provide a comfortable environment for people to communicate, we ask that you please follow the guidelines when posting on this site. These guidelines are global and are effective on every area on this site. Continued use of Chefsuccess after the timestamp means you accept them. Specific forums may have stickies with other guidelines in them, such as the MarketPlace. Those stickies are extensions to these general rules. Any comments posted on the Chef Success that violate our guidelines are routinely removed. We reserve the right to close the accounts of persistent violators of these guidelines at any time and without warning. ChefSuccess.com is in NO WAY affiliated with The Pampered Chef, Ltd. ChefSuccess.com takes no responsibility for the content of the posts contained in this site. Posting Guidelines: When posting a new topic, please select the forum that best relates to the subject matter of your topic. 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