Remember the taco rings???(I don't even know if they still market that~)
I remember the PC consultant holding up her very own stone 9 by 13 pan....it didn't look like the magazines. It was now a dark, dark brown. She would go on that she cooks "EVERYTHING" on this pan from cookies to crescent roll casserole. After she is done, cooking she sprinkles it with a dash of soap and cool water to clean.
Everyone in that kitchen would silently dream of one day owning that pan and having it turn a dark, dark, dark brown that proves anything and everything will cook "perfect" on it. Well, I am being over dramatic and I haven't been to a Pampered Chef party in a VERY long time. However, I am a proud owner of one of those pans that I bought 12 years ago and mine looks just like the consultants now.
....and honestly, it does cook many things just perfect and I do protect this pan. It has it's very own spot in the cupboard because I would be heart broken if it broke. It is dark and it is stained and it's a dreamy to cook with!
It can bake a perfect chocolate chip cookie and they go fast around here. Swimming and food seems to go hand in hand especially with lots of kids over. I can take out a cut watermelon and in 10 minutes bring in just seeds and rinds. It's like I am feeding piranhas off the Amazon!
I think I am going to "google" if Pampered Chef is still in business. I may need another "stone" pan before this one breaks!