03 May The Problem with Cheap Silverware
I don’t expect my spoon to break when I’m eating cereal. Not even oatmeal, but corn flakes?
It did. I wasn’t too happy.
I already knew that I didn’t really like this set of silverware because all the nooks and crannies were hard to clean and took more time and water when doing dishes than the set that were more streamlined stainless.
But I didn’t think they’d break on me. A quick glance shows why, however. There’s NO metal in the handle – in fact, it’s hollow in the center. And now that I look at the knives and forks in the set, I can see tiny little cracks in the plastic handles on them, too. I’m sure they’re not going to last much longer.
I’d bought these to have extras when friends and family came to visit. I figured that cheap silverware would work just fine to transport food from the plate to mouth. And it did . . . until this morning. Less than a year after I bought it.The good news is that we’re not in some remote anchorage. I can buy another set.
Hmm, maybe buying a better set in the first place would have been cheaper in the long run?
So now I’m in the process of choosing another set . . . and this time, I’m doing some research first. I’ve learned that perhaps you do get what you pay for!