Friday, January 18, 2008

I went to Michael's to pick up a few items for the basket I was making as the door prize for the Art Venture Group luncheon and I came across this beautiful candle holder. It was originally $30.00 and I got it for $9.00. The amber tones are beautiful at night.
I have always wanted to try these when they come on TV but I am not one to order from infomercials. However, before Christmas I was in Bed, Bath and Beyond and they had them so I had to try them. THEY WORK. If you like to extend the life of your fruit and veggies I would suggest you go out and buy some. No, Debbie is not giving me a cut of the profits but when something really works , I like to share. In September our old carafe gave up the lever with which to pour out your coffee, so again I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond while Mimi was getting her hair done and bought an Oggi which was made in China and it was stainless steel. Well, it never ever kept the coffee hot. I would heat water and pour into it to get it good and hot and then I would use the hot water to clean some dishes and fill the carafe with the brewed coffee. Since I get up two hours and sometimes three before anyone else in the house it is a very necessary item. When Prince and Mimi would wander into the kitchen the coffee would be stone cold and they would have to heat it up in the microwave. Thus the Oggi carafe was a USELESS PIECE OF JUNK FROM CHINA. Well I went on line and found a Hormel carafe and it was guaranteed to keep the beverage hot or cold for hours. Duh. I did not see the decimal and thought I was getting one bigger. Prince wanted to send it back and get the bigger one and Mimi wanted to make do. The coffee pot is across the kitchen and the carafe I place on the counter behind were Mimi sits. Reason, for the carafe location is it is close to the table and all Mimi has to do is stand up and pour the coffee. So knowing it would take awhile to exchange the carafe, I opted to see if it works before I order a larger one. Mimi just came back through the house and announced the carafe kept the coffee hot. Yeah for the Japanese.

The Kitty Justice is I will keep the smaller one for her as it will be easier for her to handle and get a big one for the COFFEE LOVER (me).


Marcel said...

I’m the only one in my family that drinks coffee so keeping it warm is not a problem because I make it one cup at a time. But I was glad to hear that like so many things from China it was junk. Now days it is hard to buy anything that is not made in China, so lets hope they learn what the Japanese did and improve their quality.

Lady Di Tn said...

I don't think the Chinese wish to learn as their main goal is how to make it cheaper. My little brother is an engineer in the plastic industry and said Korea has the best quality controls now. I was surprised at his statement but he gave me detail facts as to why. Next appliance I buy I will check with him first as he said the best is LG not whirlpool like I purchased. But like you said it is really hard to find anything that is not made in CHINA.Peace