> If you've had your dishes for less than a year, QVC
> will refund or send out new, etc under the 1 year
> warranty. If you're after 1 year, then you're out
> the money. I think the problem with the reviews on
> Temp-tations is that people review the dishes shortly
> after receiving them & using them only a few times.
> The problem is that the dishes may hold up for
> r awhile, but gradually those lines appear & seem
> harmless. Then, they break. It's too late if you've
> already left your reviews & then the reviews are not
> at all accurate. I figure people will eventually
> stop buying. That stuff is on all the time. Many
> people here have shared the same story over & over so
> you can imagine all the people not reading the
> message boards that have had the same
> experience....assuming they're using the pieces & not
> just collecting them.
Sometimes I've wondered if different batches of the temp-tations could be more susceptible to the crazing, cracking and breaking issues. Like, the firing before glazing, firing after glazing, and the glazing process itself. Something could have affected a batch's durability and not affect all pieces. But, who's to know when a piece bought will be a dud?
These issues and the seemingly recent lower quality control standards has made me a lot more cautious in what temp-tations I will buy. So far, I've only bought a covered baker and the mixing bowl set in cobalt blue. In fact, I bought both twice--the baker to replace the one that my mom accidentally broke, and the mixing bowls because I use the small one for salads and will use the larger one for small batches of mixes and as prep bowls.
I've had my eye on a few of the temp-tations pieces, but instead went to pfaltzgraff and bought a bunch of sale and clearance items. :) We've used pfaltzgraff for years and it's pretty durable. I may still collect a few temp-tations pieces to use, but still will be very cautious. Wish it wasn't so 'cause there are some great looking temp-tations pieces!