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Chozengirl

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Between Pampered Chef Executive Cookware and the "Famous Calphalone Pans" that are used on Food Network Chanell.
My SIL wants to get new pans.
Her whole thing is...
She wants the Calphalone pans off of Food Network.
She can't afford them because one pan is almost $100 by itself.
I am trying to convince her to host a show and get the pans that we have at half price.
I even tried buying her in Feb to get the half off of the 5&7 peice and then take 60% off of one pan,,, She didn't take me up on it.
Any advice?
How do I compete with that line of product?
HELP:confused:
 

Chozengirl

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I gave that to her, and even gave her a ton of info from what my director has sent me.
She just isn't buying it.
That is what I am hoping to achieve.
To Sell Her Into It,,,KWIM?
 

jdavis

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hmmmm.... I don't know then....I have a woman who is wanting to buy one of the skillets with the helper handle for her husband for their anniversary since he is always watching cooking shows and he wants one so she thought of me....I am going to talk to her tomorrow and tell her if she wants to order now I will give her 10% off so I can get more points towards the new stuff. I haven't really sold any cookware since I started so I figure maybe it will get her hooked. Crossing my fingers now...Good luck to you on getting her talked into it. But if it were me the price of them would do it for me, so I don't know what other advice to give....I am guessing she is just wanting it because it is what "they" use.
 

pamperedbecky

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Chozengirl said:
I gave that to her, and even gave her a ton of info from what my director has sent me.
She just isn't buying it.
That is what I am hoping to achieve.
To Sell Her Into It,,,KWIM?
Maybe suggest she at least get the "try me" piece which is the Executive Small Saute Pan. PC has kept the price of this at $38 which is the same as the professional line, but obviously with ALL of the upgrades the Executive line brings. It's exactly for that reason...to give guests a great reason to TRY the cookware. If this doesn't wow her, I don't know what will. Maybe do a few demos for her in it once she gets it. Burn a piece of cheese and watch it just slide right out of the pan. Do the ice cube demo to show how much and how quickly it turns the pan COLD. I got all Calphalon cookware when I got married. Soon after I earned the Professional cookware for free as a consultant, I gave away my Calphalon stuff. Until you cook in it, it's really hard to sell people on it if they're dead set with some other line. I even loaned a few of my pieces out to a potential host who was contemplating whether or not to invest in a new set of cookware. She used it a couple times and was sold. She got both sets of Professional, as well as just about every open stock piece there is.

I know you're relatively new, but if you could even borrow the Exec. Family Skillet from someone to loan her, have her use it or cook a skillet cake in it for her.

Good luck! Some people just won't be swayed, so if it never happens, focus your energy on someone else!:D Let us know what happens.
 

Chozengirl

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Can they go in the oven?
She asked me this question, and I do believe you can up to 450*.
Is that correct?
 

soonerchef

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I have a calphalon set that I received when I got married 6 years ago and it's peeling and flaking and nasty and I can't wait to get the Executive Cookware because I know whole heartedly that it's the best!
 

DebbieJ

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Chozengirl said:
Can they go in the oven?
She asked me this question, and I do believe you can up to 450*.
Is that correct?

From the catalog, p. 18:
"Oven-safe to 400 degrees F for use on the stovetop and in the oven"
 
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