What Is Pampered Chef About?
It is a Multi-level marketing company formed in 1980, that sells cooking utensils and recipe books. The company also offers a business opportunity for independent consultants to promote products and earn commissions.
That’s what is Pampered Chef is about? In this review, l will also highlight the recipes, quality of kitchen tools, and show you where you can purchase the products. How you can become a consultant, the compensation plan, and if it is worth it.
ln the end, l will discuss whether Pampered Chef is a scam, pyramid scheme, or legit MLM company. You will also have your opportunity to share your thoughts, opinions, or experience with the company in the commentary box below.
We will not have fully discussed what Pampered Chef is about if l don’t talk about the founder. The company was founded by Doris Christopher in 1980. It started inside a basement and is now boasting of more than 55 000 distributors.
Pampered Chef Recipes.
The company has a large selection of recipes for quick meals. These include;
Appetizers & Snacks.
Breakfast & Brunch.
The Pampered Chef Products Online Catalogue.
The company has a vast inventory of kitchenware, admittedly some of which you realise you need after a demo of how it works. Most of the products are oven and dishwasher safe although you need to read the specific instructions for each product. To show that the company stands behind its products, there is a lifetime warranty for some of the products.
Let’s have a look at some of the popular Pampered Cheif products.
- Mini cotton, paisley, silicone, cranberry, or terry oven mitts or gloves.
- Food chopper clear collar or vegetable crinkle cutter.
- Olive oil spritzer, sprayer, or mister.
- Nylon small or large slotted turner.
- Stainless steel nonstick skillet.
- 6-8 piece nonstick fry pans, pots, or cookware set.
- Glass, steel, silicone, bamboo fiber, ceramic, stainless, and nesting mixing bowls with lids and handle.
- Family heritage seasoned stoneware mini loaf pan 1418.
- Stainless, silicone, or plastic stackable measuring cups.
- Simple slicer and ultimate mandoline with replacement blades or parts.
- Mandoline food slicer, holder for making waffle fries.
- Micro cooker 1, 2 0r 3 qt – steam spaghetti, spinach, broccoli, quinoa, sweet potatoes, or ramen.
- Mix n chop for meat, mashed potatoes.
- Large white round stone with handles.
- Mini stoneware loaf tube pan for banana bread, meatloaf.
- Kitchen spritzer
- Nylon serrated, santoku, paring, clip n spreader knife, boning – they come with knife guards.
- Ceramic knife and scissors sharpener.
- Electric or handheld juicer for lemons, oranges.
- Under counter rubber, silicone, bottle, and jar opener.
- Indoor-outdoor grill.
- lnsulated serving bowl.
- lnstant and quick cooker pot for cooking chicken, beef, turkey breast.
- Apple peeler, crisp, corer, or slicer.
- Deluxe air fryer for Rotisserie chicken.
- Egg cooker, slicer.
- Garlic press.
- Gingerbread house mold.
- Knife set.
- Vegetable peeler, strip maker, spiralizer, or chopper.
- Pizza stone – be careful, it can break if it falls.
- Cooking blender.
You need to know which pampered chef items are worth buying from carrying out your own research and comping through forums. Some of the old products were retired.
Are The Products Any Good?
- Guarantee – products come with a year or more guarantee.
- Return Policy – you can return the products within 30 days from the date of purchase either for replacement or get a refund.
- Multipurpose – most of the products have many functions which is a great saving when compared to purchasing each item separately.
- Live demos – you can watch each tool in action before you decide if it is for you.
- Strong – the utensils are said to last longer than the ordinary day-to-day tools.
- Retired products – less useful and old products are retired with new items being constantly added to the inventory.
What Is Bad About PC?
- Active Status – you must sell products worth $250 to remain active, forcing you to buy products you don’t need.
- MLM Business Model – this is not the best model when compared to affiliate marketing which is free to join and there are no ”forced” sales.
- Success depends on the team you join and your manager.
- You can hardly find Pampered Chef items under $5, $10, or $25.
How To Become A Pampered Chef Consultant.
These are independent consultants, representatives, or distributors who promote Pampered Chef products and earn commissions. They take care of the selling and advertising costs.
To get started, you must purchase Pampered Chef starter, welcome, or ultimate kit.
In return, they can purchase products at discounted prices. They also earn bonuses depending on the number of sales from people that you refer to the company.
They host parties using discounted products and cook in front of potential customers demonstrating how Pampered Chef. Unfortunately due to the changes in the digital world and the Corona Virus pandemic, most of the ”parties” or demos are now being done online. Most of the Pampered Chef virtual parties are now held on Facebook.
According to the Pampered Chef consultant agreement, terms and conditions, you also earn a number of bonuses depending on both your sales and those by people you recruited. For instance, if your sell products worth $1250 during your first 30 days, you get free products worth under $200.
You must bring in sales worth $150 per month to remain active, otherwise, you will be booted out after 3 months. This forces consultants to purchase products ”for their own use” to remain active.
You can also take advantage of the host kit credit offered. The credit is taxed in other countries, you must find out how it is treated in your own country.
You must find a consultant, representative, or distributor near me who sells the products. Alternatively, you can search for PC store locations or dealers near you.
Pampered Chef Compensation Plan.
Is Pampered Chef A Pyramid Scheme, MLM, or Scam?
While the compensation plan may resemble a pyramid, the company is not a scheme. Distributors promote real products to both recruits and outside customers. As long as more than 51% of the products are being sold to ”real” customers, the company remains legit.
Yes, Pampered Chef is a multilevel marketing company, which means distributors earn commissions from their downline’s sale or from people that they recruited into the company. MLMs are legit as long as they stick to the regulating authorities’ guidelines.
Definitely, PC is not a scam. From my research, l never came across any complaints by distributors about not being paid their commissions.
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