There is no substitute for quality
Last week I took the plunge and made an investment in a new food processor. Now I won't hide the fact that it was far from the cheapest around but what I can say is that there is no substitute for quality.
The new food processor replaces our previous 'food processor shaped object'. I call it this because in this case I'm slightly concerned by the standard that is considered acceptable by manufacturers. Yes it was four years old, but I now realise that it probably was never great. One of its worst features - the fact I had to wear ear muffs using it and it was a risk to my family's hearing, even before I put anything in it.
I looked back to find the receipt and discovered that when it was purchased the full retail price was $299. Of course on special I saved $100 but still this was not a cheap food processor at the time.
Sure, the old machine still somewhat did the job, eventually, to some standard. And yes we will now give this to a friend. But in reality the two machines can't even be compared they are so far apart.
I have to admit, that I have not tried any others. And I'm sure that there are many other good ones out there. At a variety of prices.
But my point is that I can expect to still be using this machine in 20 years time. I've read many reports of people saying this, have friends who have had theirs for this long and the motor has a 30 year warranty. So at the end of the day I could buy numerous loud, non user friendly machines or I could buy one good one. In the long term saving money, frustration and time. Not to mention the fact that my one machine now does what before I used other appliances for, so I've saved more money, my hearing, and my cupboard space.
This is why I say there is no substitute for quality. Not only to I benefit but what about our world? Our environment? Our landfills?
Disclaimer: Sometimes it takes a crazy solution using airpoints to make quality purchases possible.