What were the top stand-out products from Pampered Chef in 2021? Well, thanks to online reviews, social media posts, and virtual chitchat at Pampered Chef parties, we know which products were the best of the best this past year.
Many food habits we adopted in 2020 carried over into this year, but cooking fatigue has set in. And, with cooking burnout ever-present, we saw customers looking for new ways to prep and cook more efficiently while keeping the creativity flowing.
With all that in mind, here are the top new Pampered Chef products of 2021.
People are still cooking more at home but looking to get more efficient with their food prep and save time. That’s why our Flex+ Multi-Prep Set was such a fan favorite: It’s a cordless all-in-one immersion blender, 6-cup (1.5-L) food processor, and hand mixer system. “I haven’t touched my countertop food processor since I got [the Flex+],” said FMJ from Maryland. “It makes such quick work of everything.”
Since we launched this timesaving slicer and dicer, fans have called it a game-changer for how quickly it slices fruits, preps veggies, and cuts homemade French fries. “The mandoline makes fast work of slicing 3 pounds of carrots. It cleans up fast and easy and stores away nicely,” said Nancy from Nebraska.
With all the home cooking, people needed high-quality cooking supplies that would hold up to daily use. This trend, combined with the need for multi-functional kitchen tools, made the Enameled Cast Iron Skillet With Lid a big hit. It can braise, bake, saute, simmer, or roast, and the self-basting lid adds moisture back into whatever you’re cooking. “I’ve had fantastic results with meat, fish, and veggies,” said Tom from New York. “This has quickly become one of my most used cookware pieces.”
It’s no surprise with the popularity of our do-it-all enameled cast iron skillet that people also had lots of love for this big, deep pan from the same collection. Kim from Saskatchewan, Canada, said it’s, “Great for lasagna, or apple crisp, as we always double the recipe! Looks a good size for a decent turkey, too!”
The need to celebrate came back in a big way, but individual snacks and desserts took over party menus, so everyone could safely enjoy important milestones. Homemade donut holes are a perfect match for this trend, and our community found tons of ways to use this pan. From cake pops and protein snacks to meatballs and “cornbread bombs” for soup, this pan made celebrating together more fun.
This popular muffin pan can make your average treats super-sized or make bigger meals miniaturized depending on what you want. Our customers made big pumpkin muffins and Carmel Latte Bread muffins. But they also made personalized cheesecakes, apple pies, and birthday cakes because gone are the days of blowing out candles on one big cake
There’s a lot to love since this flexible grill and griddle and its add-on waffle plates because it takes care of family-sized meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. “It replaced three appliances: Our griddle for pancakes, our panini press, and our waffle maker,” said Catherine from Texas. “This is used every day in our family of seven, and there is no longer a line for lunch!
Last year was the year of the Deluxe Air Fryer. They flew out of our distribution center! So, it’s no surprise this nifty air fryer accessory also took off. With the popularity of more natural, homemade treats, making all-natural fruit snacks fueled our community’s creativity and desire to snack smarter.
It was important to shake up cooking routines with new flavors without extra effort. That’s why new pantry flavors like Everything but the Pizza™ Seasoning and Everything Bagel Seasoning kept people coming back for more. And it doesn’t get easier than our Guacamole Mix: Add 1 tbsp (45 mL) of our mix to one mashed avocado and done! It makes a great gift with the Avocado Tool.
Okay, we’re giving this one an honorary new product status. After selling out fast in 2020, our Stoneware made with the StoneFusion formula came back in stock in 2021, and we fell in love with it all over again. It’s our most durable stoneware yet. It’s dishwasher-safe, can be preheated, and goes under the broiler. This stoneware helps you bake perfect crusts on our Pizza Stone, juicy meat on a Stone Bar Pan, and evenly brown baked goods made on our Rectangle Stones. It’s no wonder everyone wanted one. “I had gotten bored with chain-restaurant pizza. [The Pizza Stone] makes it easy to cook pizza my way, whenever I want,” said Melissa from Florida