fusillade762: It's one reason why Wendy's softened the edges of its famously square hamburger patties. The Dublin, Ohio-based company says it changed the patty to a "natural square" with wavy edges because tasters said the straight edges looked processed.Who the fark cares how their hamburger is shaped?
gadian: I think if you care more about how your food looks than how it tastes, you're doing it really wrong.
UsikFark: illannoyin: 'Foodie wannabes'? You mean people who like food but are too poor to afford artisan foods but would like to?It's like designer imposter perfume that you can eat.It's called brand aspiration. Kitchenaid makes good stuff, right? So a company like Kitchenaid produces a couple items that are only sold at Kmart and Target so they can get a slice of lower-income purchasers who don't have $300 for a mixer but might have $20 for a can opener. Likewise, a company that makes $400-1000 purses can sell $60 sunglasses with a huge logo on the temples./has a new Kitchenaid manual can opener that is rusting through the chrome finish
illannoyin: 'Foodie wannabes'? You mean people who like food but are too poor to afford artisan foods but would like to?It's like designer imposter perfume that you can eat.
MrHappyRotter: Benevolent Misanthrope: UsikFark: illannoyin: Don't be farkin' dissin' on my KitchenAid, mofo. I will CUT you.Fine then but I will. A few years ago, I was getting my start in life, living by myself, barely scraping by. I had to buy a number of basic things to have a working, liveable kitchen. Despite being broke, I opted to "spend a little more" and buy recognizable name brands for certain things, like kitchen utensils and cooking supplies, under the misguided belief that it's better to pay a little more now for something that lasts.The KitchenAid stuff is crap, no better than the much cheaper generic stuff in terms of durability and function. Period. I paid more for stuff that never worked quite right and/or broke and had to be replaced within a year or two. The brand name's reputation is an illusion.
Copper Spork: Rik01: People are suckers. Look at the new business which has popped up where guys go and get icebergs, melt them down and sell the bottled water for a couple of bucks a unit.It's not that it's from icebergs that is important. It's that someone has cared enough to do a half decent job of making the product, rather than it being made by minimum wage McJob workers who will drop your food on the floor and serve it to you anyway.
UsikFark: I think it was 6.99, probably made by the same company that makes all the other non-stamped "ergonomic" can openers but decals on a different name for a different price. I can easily see a can opener going for $20 if it had the right brand on it. Here is a $21 bottle opener: Link and a $50 manual can opener LinkRethink Possible.
not5am: gadian: I think if you care more about how your food looks than how it tastes, you're doing it really wrong. Unless it looks like vomit. I've been to a lot of fancy diners where people insist on serving vomit. That helps no one. For the record, anything with bits of tofu or couscous looks like vomit.iirc, fast food nation has an anecdote about a psychological experiment with food. they had volunteers eat steaks dyed green, but wasn't aware of the color because the room was lit in green light. the initial reactions were positive, everyone liked the steak. then they switched from green to white light, and all the volunteers expressed being ill. like they say, presentation is everything.
jjorsett: Am I supposed to be aghast that a business wants to try to please its customers?
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