On the flip side of this, I truly love quality items. Items that are built to last. And we know that in order for an item to last, it must be treated well. We have both had great shoes resoled, or, in the case of my favorite summer wedges, the elastic in the strap replaced. We drive older than average cars, but maintain them well. The knives are sharpened on a regular basis.
So a few years ago, I bought a Kitchen Aid combination food processor/blender. It sucked. I tried making a milkshake in the blender. Nope. Not powerful enough to blend ice cream. The food processor part was okay, but merely okay. The bowl was small, and it really couldn't do dough. (I looked for a link to this
Anyway, this a long winded way to say that I've finally replaced that stupid purchase with a true Cuisinart, one that I've longed for/coveted/desired for years. And I've named him The Butler, because he can do anything I want him to do in the kitchen.
|The Butler, resting after a long day.|
And for those wondering, why The Butler: the kitchen appliances are named after characters in Clue. The mixer is Miss Scarlet, the blender is Mr. Green, and the toaster oven is Mr. Black (he lies to me all the time. Medium toast? Don't think so.)