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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    Who* buys these ugly-as-shit, overpriced kitchen utensils from this shitty company called OXO? Their popularity baffles me.

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    *Women, obviously, but who else?
     
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  2. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    I have some oxo products. Some of them are well designed.
     
  3. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    My can opener is OXO. It's soft and easy to use, which is good because I am an 85 year old woman.
     
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  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    "Soft and easy to use" is a pretty apt description of you.
     
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  5. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    I'm normally on board with your aesthetic judgments but how are basic kitchen tools with black handles ugly? They're reasonably priced, the entire line is coherently designed and they work. Better than pretentious Alessi crap.
     
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    perhaps it is because they are idiots... na'meen?
     
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  7. Douglas

    Douglas Senior member

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    I'm with Stephen Hero. Oxo sucks. These are much better-looking, and my whole kitchen coordinates:

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    It's nice to have a pop of color in a retro-style kitchen. I have a toaster that matches.
     
  8. StephenHero

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    They're ugly. They're made of ugly materials. They have ugly logos on them. They're overpriced. Look at this ugly crap. If I'm paying $$$ for utentils, I'm getting the beautiful stuff from Williams Sonoma that isn't offensive to taste. As if kitchen utensils require rubber accents? Fuck your plastics, man.

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  9. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    I have this in pink.
     
  10. Piobaire

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    Dear SH,

    This is one of my utensils. It is an honest utensil and has already given me years of service. I look forward to owing it for the rest of my life.

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  12. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Best can opener is the 'EZ DUZ IT'.

    They bought the machines when swing-away moved production to China... A made in usa, gear driven, can opener that will open the shit out of anything.
     
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    It's been years since I've used a can opener. All cans here in england come with ring pull tops these days. Which is a shame as I like a good can opener.
     
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  14. razl

    razl Senior member

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    A trusty P-38 is all you should ever need

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  16. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Almost all of my utensils are honest. Stainless steel or wood. That reminds me, I need some new olive wood spoons.
     
  17. Piobaire

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    I can only imagine the masturbatory debauchery that destroyed your previous olive wood spoons.
     
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  18. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wanna put my olive wood in connes olive loaf
     
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  19. Connemara

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    Let's just say they've taken on a rich brown patina.


    Thought you'd never ask :bounce2:
     
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  20. otc

    otc Senior member

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    I also quite enjoy the act of opening cans. Soups and cat foods always have the pull tab, but many tomatoes and tunas still need the opener.


    I mean yeah, you can open any cans with it...

    But for $9, you can have a nice hand crank with gear driven rollers/blades...and it looks like the one from williams sonoma (they had the first google image result) even has an extra layer of rubber on the grip vs the one I have.
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