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Is it my imagination or are small appliances getting cheaper in quality?




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 18, 2010
    • I have gone through about 3 hand held can openers in just a few months. They get hard to turn and just stop working. I also have bought 2 small, 4 cup coffee makers in less than a year. I bought a food processor at Costco about 3 years ago and it worked for only a year. And I took good care of all these things.

      As a contrast I have a small electric citrus juicer I received in 1984 and it’s just now starting to malfunction.




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      Mztracy wrote Mar 18, 2010
    • We go through at least 3 coffee makers a year. But, I take em back for an exchange as they should last longer!! I always get a new one. The should last longer than 3-4 mos.




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      Lazylola wrote Mar 18, 2010
    • Most everything nowadays is meant to be replaced not repaired...things just don’t last anymore. heartbreak




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      Hbrose wrote Mar 18, 2010
    • Funny you mention this, we seem to have a problem with vacuums! Every year we end up having to buy a new one, its ridiculous.  I don’t buy the expensive ones, nor the cheap ones, the mid-price ones usually.  I’m afraid to buy the better more expensive ones, since we have such bad luck.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 18, 2010
    • Rose, I have an Orek and I really love it. I’m thinking of getting a new one and giving the old one to Joe’s daughter -if she would actually vacuum her cottage! I have the lower priced one. It’s very light weight and I can’t get over the suction power.

      Ruby - that’s known as planned obsolescence! The manufacturers work in a life span in their products and make it either impossible to repair or too cost prohibitive. We have to buy new.

      Tracy I haven’t thought of taking back a coffee pot after using it for a few months. I’m going to hang on to the receipt next time and do that.




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 19, 2010
    • Seems like everything is crap nowdays.  And if you look at the box it came in, most of it is made in china.  We need to bring those manufacturing jobs back to the US where people still take a little pride in turning out a good quality product.

      Tulip




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      Nathalie Girard wrote Mar 19, 2010
    • Unfortunatly companies do not make things that last anymore basically because it is more profitable for them if you need to buy a new one on a regular basis.




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      Paris Mano wrote Mar 19, 2010
    • Honestly, I think everything is getting cheaper in quality. Things are just not made like they used to be....hmmmm....could that be because most of things come from China instead of the good ole USA!!!




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