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Pampered Chef: Sales Rectangular baker or Deep Covered Baker

  1. Lifeat50

    Lifeat50 Member

    My hostess from last night is trying to decide between the two. We have talked about the DCB have a lid and it is prettier.

    Can the rectangular baker go in the microwave? Which is more versatile? The DCB is twice as much.

    What do I tell her? HELP!!!:confused:
    Jun 25, 2009
  2. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

    Rectangle is WAYYY too big for the Microwave! DCB is much more versatile for me but it also depends on the size of her family and waht she wants to make.
    Jun 25, 2009
  3. flemings99

    flemings99 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Agreed. I use my baker more b/c I usually cook with it in the micro. The Rectangle I only use for baking or casseroles. Of course there are other things you could do in it as well.

    There are recipe files on here by product, look up the one for the rectangle baker and then you can give her more ideas of what she can make in each one.
    Jun 25, 2009
  4. Chefgirl2

    Chefgirl2 Advanced Member Gold Member

    Yes, the DCB is twice as much...but I easily use mine three times more than the rectangle baker.

    I haven't made brownies in the DCB...which is about the only thing that I can think that you couldn't do in the DCB since you don't have to use the lid if you don't need it. Well, I guess a sheet cake, too...
    Jun 25, 2009
  5. Grandmarita

    Grandmarita Advanced Member Gold Member

    I use the DCB weekly when home or traveling. I have not used the rectangle baker in months. There are only two of us, and we have had two couples over for the Mexican Lasagna, with some to spare with the DCB. I have roasted a 9 to 10 lb. roaster chicken
    in the DCB, and that would serve at least 8 people with leftovers for a pot of soup. I agree that the size of her family would be the determining factor.

    I go back in time to when we had the dome lid for the rectangle baker (2004 and 2005). I may have used it all total ten times. So that tells you something. The DCB is well worth the price, and even better when discounted. It was a winner with our son's family as a Christmas gift. They use it for dinner for 6 to 7 people, several times a week.
    Jun 25, 2009
  6. dkitten13

    dkitten13 Member

    Can someone advise on the chicken in the microware if its more than the recipe I have that calls for 3 1/2 - 4lb? Can the larger ones still be done in the microwave and if so how much longer?

    Jun 25, 2009
  7. beepampered

    beepampered Veteran Member

    I use my rectangle baker for casseroles more than the DCB - it's too big to store in the kitchen so it stays in the garage with my extra PC stuff for shows.

    I'd ask her if she would use it for the microwave uses. If not, the rectangle would suit her needs. She'll get it half off so it's not too bad....
    Jun 25, 2009
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