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Pampered Chef: Stoneware Storage Rack

  1. jenniferlynne

    jenniferlynne Senior Member

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    Anyone know why the storage rack is going? I don't have one, but was going to eventually get one. Now I don't know if I should. Were there problems with it, just not a popular item or what? Anyone have one that can tell me what they love/hate about it? I can't decide if I should get one or not before they are gone!
     
  2. adventurechef

    adventurechef Member

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    I'm not using mine due to lack of space in my kitchen, but once it gets renovated and my island goes in the rack will be set up.

    I would recommend getting one - I hate stacking my stones or leaning them up sideways in my cupboard (it's too small to put the rack inside). I've heard people put it on top of the counter and put cookbooks in it.

    I have no idea why they are discontinuing it.
     
  3. stephanieboyd

    stephanieboyd Member Gold Member

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    I have 3 and I love them!! I originally ordered two when they were in a set, then when I saw that they were being discontinued I ordered one more. I love using them for my round stones and bar pans. Since I have(and use) all 3 of both, I was running out of room!! For some reason unbeknownce to me, the Europeans don't believe in cupboard space!! I found a small corner on my countertop to set them where they wouldn't be in the way. I still put my heavier ones in a cupboard (like the 9x13 and it's lid, the square, and the deep dish baker). I have my pie plates and oval bakers up on top of my cupboards, as they are the only glazed ones-it looks nicer that way. I don't use those quite as often, so they don't need to be on the counter.

    If you don't have much cupboard space for stones, or use them everyday or every other day, I would suggest getting at least one. I have never heard of anyone having a problem with them. I have even had some customers order them now because they are being discontinued. I am sure since we all stocked up, they will come up with a new design and make us seem silly for jumping all over them!! But, I wasn't willing to take the risk!!
     
  4. kitty

    kitty Guest

    IKEA has a kitchen island that's perfect for stoneware. Now that I am looking for it, I can't find a picture. Anyways it's like a long workstation table with three drawers, below that is a shelf for wine, or in this case stoneware pans, and below that is a larger (as in taller space, not wider or deeper space) shelf. Perfect for storing PC items, or use it as a place for your stoneware rack.

    It's similar to the one linked here:

    http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stor...gId=-1&parentCats=15576*15729&productId=10351

    but more of a cross between above and this (no wheels):

    http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stor...=15231&langId=-1&parentCats=15576*16268*16275


    I have the older style of the first one (from like 10 years ago) and I use plywood boxes with drawers/large baskets to store my baking, roasting & cake pans. My large stone is kept in its box and stored upright, not flat. This style is great but I would love to upgrade it to the one with built-in drawers and wine rack. The problem is convincing hubby, since the one we have is still in excellent condition.
    Ah, maybe when we buy a house I'll get a new kitchen. (a girl can dream, can't she?)
     
    Feb 7, 2006
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  5. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

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    I love my storage racks...but I don't use them for stoneware. Actually before PC offered them I had found them on ebay. I printed a picture and my husband built one for me...It wasn't as pretty, but worked great. At that time I used it on the counter for my stoneware. Now I have 2 PC one that are in my deep kitchen counter drawers. 1 is filled with lids for my SS bowls, batter bowls, etc. The other holds lids for my cookware. When we remodeled the kitchen I had a cabinet built where I could store my stoneware standing up side by side. I don't know why they would discontinue it unless it just wasn't a good seller. But, I always wonder about at least one product every season. I guess the main reason they are discontinued is because we need room in our line for the new stuff...although, how many colors of rectangle bakers do we need - or scrapers.
     
    Feb 7, 2006
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  6. jenniferlynne

    jenniferlynne Senior Member

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    Well, after reading your messages, I have decided I will get one, or two or three!! I loved the idea of putting cookbooks in them. I think this would be a cute way do display them at a show! I also loved the idea of the lids. Right now, I have all my lids on my Tupperware (oops! Did I say Tupperware? I have gotten rid of most of it since I started selling PC :eek: ) so I don't lose them, but it wouldn't take up nearly as much room if I could stack them without the lids!
     
  7. kitty

    kitty Guest

    WOW! What great ideas! I especially love the thing with the deep bottom drawers. Submit that & a photo to HO and see if they change their mind and will bring the racks back at a later date.
     
    Feb 7, 2006
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  8. maryhenderlite

    maryhenderlite Member

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    storage rack

    I was on the J.C. Penny site looking at all of their kitchen stuff. I came across a rack, which I really like (better than the two I got before they discontinued). It is adjustable, and slides from like 12 inches long to 24 inches long as well as the removable dowels. I really wish I had seen this a month ago. Just wanted to let everyone know what is out there.:)
     
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