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Pampered Chef: Stoneware Primer

  1. DebPC

    DebPC Legacy Member Staff Member

    Pampered Chef Stoneware Primer

    Stoneware Primer

    Our stones are made by several different companies. All of these companies
    must manufacture our stones to meet our specifications in terms of size,
    material, quality, etc. We have multiple vendors so that we can meet the
    demands of our customers and consultants. Many of our stones are exclusive
    due to the shape or the style (New Traditions) of the stone.

    Sassafras was the original manufacturer of our stones -- up until 1996, many
    of our stones said "Superstone" or "Sassafras" instead of "The Pampered
    Chef". Sassafras does not currently make any of our baking stones.
    Sassafras stones are sold at some kitchen stores and department stores.

    Many of the other baking stones sold in stores are made of "kiln brick"
    rather than clay. Kiln brick is very porous and will absorb oils. The oil
    absorbed can burn or smoke when used in the future. As such, stones made of
    kiln brick should be used only for non greasy baking, such as pizza and
    bread -- certainly not cookies or crescent roll crusts. Other clay stones
    sold in stores may be made in the far east and may not meet quality
    standards in
    terms of material (purity of clay, etc.) or manufacturing. Other
    earthenware vessels (such as Romertopf) are made of materials which require
    pre-soaking and are not designed for traditional baking (breads, cakes,
    pizza, etc.). Others require pre-heating, which makes it difficult to
    assemble a pizza, etc.

    When looking at other stones, the following should be considered:

    Location of Manufacture
    Warranty (many have no warranty)
    Suggested Uses
    Recipe Support

    Tracy Burton
    Pampered Chef Home Office
    Jun 27, 2004
  2. DebPC

    DebPC Legacy Member Staff Member

    Desoaping a Stone

    To desoap any stone, mix baking soda and water to make a paste. Smear it on, let it set 15 minutes and then scape it off. It will take the soap with it.

    Eileen Paul
    Jul 21, 2004
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