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  1. scrappergirl7

    scrappergirl7 Novice Member

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    So, I just hosted my Grand Opening party, and I know have $220 of free products to spend :) :) :) :)
    So what should I get? The DCB is a definite, but how about after that? The only other products I have are the ones from my new consultant kit.
    Which products do you use time and time again in your recipes?
    Which products do people really seem to have to see and experience before they buy them?
     
  2. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    12" executive skillet and lid
    santoku knife- either 5 or 7"- whatever your preference is
    tool turn about
    weekday dinners done collection

    HAVE FUN shopping and congrats on such a successful GO show!
     
    Oct 6, 2009
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  3. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    Cookbooks...especially both 29 Minutes to Dinner ones!

    Stainless Mixing Bowls

    Cutting Board with Measuring Cups
     
    Oct 6, 2009
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  4. Lindsay

    Lindsay Gold Member

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    12" Skillet (all my recipes offered are either in the skillet or DCB)
    Santoku Knife (trust me, the one that comes in your kit is not big enough)
    Tool Turn About (organize your tools, make them easier to find and show set-up much simpler)
    Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls (you'll find yourself needing more than just the Batter Bowl for many recipes)
    Large Cutting board (whatever line you like; again, the one in your kit is not big enough!)

    If you have 1/2 priced items you may want to use those for the cookware and knife and your free product for the remaining items plus stocking up on smaller tools.
     
    Oct 7, 2009
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  5. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    Besides the tools in the new consultant kit, here are the items I use the most: Large Round Stone, Deep Covered Baker, tool turn about with LOTS of the chef's tools, potholders, small batter bowl, fluted stone, large round Simple Additions platter, clock/timer, mix 'n chop, chef's tongs, forged cutlery knives, egg slicer (didn't think I would, but I do!!!), any of the seasonings/rubs & cookbooks! (when they smell or see them, they are more apt to buy them), stainless steel scoops, all 3 specialty scrapers, slice 'n serve (I use this one every time I do a cake!!! I actually need more than one.), rotary grater (has really come in handy lately) and the small collapsible bowl (I use it to collect door prize drawing slips ... the LOVE it!)
     
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  6. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Some things I couldn't live without for shows are:
    Stainless Mixing Bowl Set - they're lighter to carry than the Batter Bowl, and sometimes you need 2 for a show. Plus, they're a higher-ticket item than the Batter Bowls.
    DCB
    12" Skillet - pick the one you think you'll use more (Exec or SS). You can make recipes from the Weekday Dinners Done cards or or other books in this. It can also be used as a substitute for the stockpot in some recipes (Creamy One Pot Pasta).
    Full set of the forged cutlery - I use multiple knives at my shows to teach about using the right knife for the job.
    Cook's Tongs and Bamboo Specialty Tools set - for stirring things/picking things up from cookware, etc.

    Of course, what you'll find is that you'll eventually want the entire catalog. :) Don't forget that you'll get a Kit Enhancement Month in your 4th month (40% discount on a single personal order, and you can use PC$), and that you can get the current season's samples at 50% off until your 6th week as a consultant.
     
    Oct 7, 2009
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  7. patty42240

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    Don't forget pantry items such as rubs and sauces that you will use in your recipes for your cooking shows.
     
    Oct 7, 2009
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  8. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I fully agree with this list!
     
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  9. Jen1409

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    ditto, I love the 5 in Santoku knife, I use it for everything, don't forget the honing tool too!
    I love my clock/timer too
     
    Oct 7, 2009
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  10. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    A digital thermometer to go with your DCB. The Mix 'N chop, the new measuring cup set, a full set of the prep bowls. Maybe a bamboo piece so your customers can see and touch it. If you want a SA Dots piece, I'd suggest the trio bowl. Oven mitt, clock/timer, a piece of stainless like the 8" sautee pan.

    I know it tends to be more of a summer item, but the Trifle Bowl! Also, possibly the beaded spoon to use with it.

    Agree with the 12" skillet, Forged Cutlery, TTA, Stainless Steel bowls, a SA platter to serve from, cookbooks, seasonings/rubs.

    I would suggest you make a list, and prioritize it by price, and what you would most likely take to a show. You want to show higher priced items to encourage sales and bookings, and you can always fill in the little stuff with your PC $ and Kit Enhancement.
     
    Oct 7, 2009
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  11. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

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    essentials i bring to almost every show:
    ssbowls
    large cutting board
    santoku or chefs knife
    ladle

    i would also invest in a trifle bowl for the summer or desserts. it's quite impressive
     
    Oct 7, 2009
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  12. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    I agree with what everyone else says, but I consider the Trifle Bowl an all year thing... there are a ton of great holiday type trifles, just read a few threads about a Pumpkin Trifle that would be fabulous for Thanksgiving, plus it looks beautiful as a decoration with Christmas ornaments and stuff in it. Definitely a must have! (after the DCB and 12" skillet and Santuko Knife!)
     
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  13. pampcheflisa

    pampcheflisa Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Tool Turn About is a MUST if you don't have it!
    I bring my DCB and Trifle bowl to every show.
    Lg. Cutting board.
    Mix 'N Chop, just showing it and you can sell it to half of your guests (or more)!
    Weekday dinner recipe cards.
     
  14. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    I agree with all of the above and also think the salad chopper is essential. I sell a lot of these when we do pass around salsa and it's a perfect add on recipe to several of the DCB recipes. Put the dish in the microwave and do the salsa - everything's done in 15 minutes - it makes it even more of a WOW demo. ...then give them the fruit salsa recipe and if you didn't chop chicken with it for the demo tell them it works for that too to add value. If I do a dessert I often add a "pass around" fruit salsa.
     
    Oct 7, 2009
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  15. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    Ooh, forgot about those, use those allllllll the time! And the Citrus Press! Let's face it, you NEED everything! :D:love:
     
    Oct 7, 2009
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  16. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    Can Opener!
     
    Oct 7, 2009
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