I am not a kitchen snob; I truly believe that as long as the old pan that came from Ikea or was your mums works, does the job it was meant for it's fine. What did women of this Sceptred Isle do before Le Creuset found it's way across the channel? I hate this cult of certain brands and names - to be quite honest it's no different to Chavs wearing Burberry; it's a subliminal message, well not that subliminal that you belong to a middle class tribe and quite honestly I hate that. I do posses some nice things but my choice of acquisition has always been made for functionality and/or aesthetics.
The other thing I cannot stand is celebrity endorsement. If they were giving Jamie Oliver pots and pans away I could not accept one. And as for Anthony Worrell Thompson? His face is now on ecco cleaning products; why the company thought paying him to say it was great would persuade women like me to buy it is a complete mystery?
Stella and popped into the village this morning. It was a bit of a mercy dash for me as yesterday when I made my fairy cakes my hand mixer gave up the ghost and I am lost without my trusty steed. I think it was 10 years old.
I use mine almost everyday - for obvious cake making, whipping cream etc but also mashing potato and root vegetables so why did I decided to pay 3 times the average cost to upgrade to a Dualit, after I have said all the above? Well it has a bigger "engine" than the average, and 5 speads. All the middle priced mixers had endorcements and what clinched the deal was I was able to buy it at my local hardware shop. It was £3 more to buy there than to buy online; again I feel strongly that we should use local shops even if they are more expensive than Tescos and the like. Use them or loose them.
I don't have lots of disposible money before you think that - quite the opposite actually, but for me my life is about the choices I make - all the little ones we make each day, and the consequences of those little decissions we make. I choose to eat the best quality food I can afford; I choose to buy, or try and buy things made in this country but the consequence of that is I can't have grand holidays or expensive clothes, or a big car etc.