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Pampered Chef: Sales I was updating my website to go ahead and start promoting December

  1. jenniferlynne

    jenniferlynne Senior Member

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    I was updating my website to go ahead and start promoting December since it is the Sell-A-Thon month. I was looking for a picture of the carving board, and did you notice the picture on there??? It shows diced vegetables on it!!! I would have loved to use that picture, but it implies that you can cut on it. I had to use the ones with the measuring cups instead. :(
     
    Oct 27, 2005
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  2. pamperedchristine

    pamperedchristine Member Gold Member

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    I noticed the same thing! Ugh.

    The hostess of a show that I did on Tuesday wanted to get the carving board as well, but i felt like i HAD to mention that it wasn't a cutting board. She couldn't figure out why not, as bamboo is a hard surface and one of her friends has a bamboo floor! I didn't know what to say to that ;)

    Any ideas?
     
  3. Marg

    Marg Advanced Member

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    You can cut on it - just not "raw" meats, poultry, fish.
    Carving roasts and cutting veggies or bread on it is perfectly fine.
     
    Oct 27, 2005
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  4. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

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    cutting raw meats could leave bacteria on it, but I don't see a problem with vegies. It won't stay as pretty, but why buy something if you aren't going to get the wear out of it. I guess, if you cut raw meat on it, you could clean it just like any other board.
     
    Oct 27, 2005
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  5. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    When I spoke to my NSED Chris Manion about this picture, she too was dissappointed. She told me that NO you can not cut on it!!

    It is not a cutting board, just a carving board!!! Make sure you don't sell this to your customers with the intentions that they can use it as a cutting board!

    You cannot cut bread on it either, as you cannot use a serrated bread knife on the board!

    And this board cannot be cleaned like our cutting boards. The bamboo carving board is NOT dishwasher safe. The glue that holds the board together will dissolve with the high heat!
     
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  6. kitchenqueen

    kitchenqueen Member

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    Well in that case I don't think I'll have many takers on the $69 "carving board"!! But it does look nice displayed. I haven't sold any yet, nor have I had anyone ask about it...with all those restrictions, it doesn't sound fun to use....just my opinion. ;)
     
    Oct 27, 2005
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  7. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    They told us in the product showcase room at National Conference that if you use your chopper or knives on it, the surface would show the cuts. They did not say you CAN'T cut on it. Just that it wouldn't be so pretty if you used it for that. I used to have wood cutting boards in my kitchen and hated it when they went out of style. I used it for everything except raw meats. It looked marred but so what?!

    I am telling guests that they just can't use it for raw meats and not in the dishwasher. I am also telling them that it is meant to be a carving board but if they use it to cut things like vegetables they should expect it to show cuts and wear and tear.

    Our other cutting boards show cuts too!
     
    Oct 29, 2005
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  8. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Use & Card information

    The carving board is meant to be a heritage product that is passed down from generation to generation. I have been using that approach and I have sold several.

    I personally wouldn't want to cut on my carving board because then when I demo it at my shows it would be marred. And unlike our other cutting boards you can't sand the cut marks out. Just remember that the carving board will dull your knives and food chopper unlike our cutting boards.

    In the product card you receive with the carving board in the Use & Care section it reads, "Do not use Food Choppers, serrated or electric carving knife on surface." If you use these on your carving board, you are voiding your warranty because you did not follow the Use and Care. Just like if you put your Professional Cookware in the dishwasher, it voids the lifetime warranty!
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2005
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