Brands that live up to their hype
Branding is often irrelevant to me but others come to rely on brands that meet their needs and serve them well.
Are there any brands that consistently live up to your expectations? Can be restaurants, resorts, entertainment, computers, food, clothes, whatever.,
|by Anonymous||reply 369||March 5, 2023 8:43 PM
Kirkland products at Costco.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||October 31, 2022 7:23 PM
Polk speakers, especially the newest heritage line.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||October 31, 2022 7:24 PM
ZeroSurge surge suppressors...the absolute best.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||October 31, 2022 7:25 PM
Miele, Lindhaus, Nilfisk vacuum cleaners
|by Anonymous||reply 9||October 31, 2022 7:26 PM
I have my favorite non-vintage champagnes that deliver excellent bubbly, year in, year out. Thats the entire point of the premium paid for a brand. It is always the quality one expects and always the house style one likes.
Sports equipment - hiking, camping, skiing. Once you decide you want "high quality" and then choose a brand that is high quality - it's always good. One exception can be hiking boots. There are international mass market brands reported to be high quality but are in fact hit or miss. But if you choose a French, Italian, Swiss or Austrian brand, the boot will be what you expect.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||October 31, 2022 7:33 PM
NAD electronics...especially the newest amplifiers
|by Anonymous||reply 22||October 31, 2022 7:35 PM
VENTRAC lawn mowing equipment
|by Anonymous||reply 24||October 31, 2022 7:36 PM
STIHL yard and forest equipment
|by Anonymous||reply 25||October 31, 2022 7:37 PM
S.T. Dupont cigarette lighters
|by Anonymous||reply 33||October 31, 2022 7:39 PM
NAMES, NAMES, NAMES, SWEETIE!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 41||October 31, 2022 7:43 PM
McIntosh Labs stereo equipment
|by Anonymous||reply 46||October 31, 2022 7:45 PM
NOCO automotive battery chargers
|by Anonymous||reply 48||October 31, 2022 7:46 PM
Maytag washers and dryers
|by Anonymous||reply 53||October 31, 2022 7:49 PM
Aldi and Lidl. Just consistent good value, no tricks.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||October 31, 2022 7:50 PM
Marbain steel mower blades
|by Anonymous||reply 58||October 31, 2022 7:51 PM
LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY genuine lamps
|by Anonymous||reply 61||October 31, 2022 7:53 PM
Stop this thread. It’s just a brand role call.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||October 31, 2022 7:55 PM
r65 can't afford it, maybe??
|by Anonymous||reply 70||October 31, 2022 7:58 PM
TOTO washlet computerized Japanese toilet seats
|by Anonymous||reply 73||October 31, 2022 8:03 PM
Energizer Lithium batteries
|by Anonymous||reply 74||October 31, 2022 8:03 PM
Better Life cleaning products
|by Anonymous||reply 75||October 31, 2022 8:04 PM
Griot's Garage car care products
|by Anonymous||reply 79||October 31, 2022 8:06 PM
Devialet' stereo speakers
|by Anonymous||reply 81||October 31, 2022 8:08 PM
SprayWay glass cleaner in the blue and white spray can, it is beyond belief...
|by Anonymous||reply 82||October 31, 2022 8:08 PM
I have had an iMac for years and imo it is a miracle product. I'm thrilled with it.
I buy Tide laundry detergent and Jif peanut butter and have for decades. Somehow I am addicted to the delicious taste of Good Seasons Italian dressing spice blend packets. I freaking love the taste and have for fifty years!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||October 31, 2022 8:09 PM
|by Anonymous||reply 84||October 31, 2022 8:10 PM
Germanicure nail cutting implements
|by Anonymous||reply 85||October 31, 2022 8:13 PM
LiftMaster garage door openers
|by Anonymous||reply 87||October 31, 2022 8:14 PM
CorrosionX multipurpose lubricant...simply the best out there
|by Anonymous||reply 89||October 31, 2022 8:17 PM
Ruffles Potato chips they are very strong!
|by Anonymous||reply 91||October 31, 2022 8:21 PM
Taco Bell. Mexicans agree
United Airlines. I haven't been dragged off yet!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||October 31, 2022 8:25 PM
Apparently we have Miss Gloria fucking Vanderbilt here posting from the grave. 90% of the posts in this thread are from the same person.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||October 31, 2022 8:28 PM
Casino G-Shock watches. I had mine for 20 years. I shit you not. I had to change the battery and replace the wristband when it got all dirty and stinky 🦨
It finaly died in 2021. Getting another one for Christmas.
This one looks nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||October 31, 2022 9:10 PM
R93 I love to block OCD posters. Which number should I block to make it disappear? Thanks
|by Anonymous||reply 99||October 31, 2022 10:16 PM
I hate OCD posters but weird ass posters like the Richard Rimerez night stalker fetish thread are psychopathic.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||October 31, 2022 10:20 PM
OMG that was easier. I guessed it was "Cartier" and blocked that. over 50% of the thread disappears. Fucking lame ass loon!
|by Anonymous||reply 101||October 31, 2022 10:32 PM
[quote]It’s just a brand role call.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||October 31, 2022 10:40 PM
"Branding is often irrelevant to me but others come to rely on brands that meet their needs and serve them well. "
What an idiotic post.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||October 31, 2022 10:41 PM
[R34] sorry to break it to you, but goyard is plasticized canvas. A lot of these products are what nouveau riche pretenders think are cool. Lame thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||October 31, 2022 11:03 PM
R106 all my goyard items are lined with impeccable calfskin
|by Anonymous||reply 107||October 31, 2022 11:24 PM
Les Schwab for anything related to car tires, although I’m not sure if they’re only local to the Pacific NW.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||October 31, 2022 11:28 PM
[quote] Sports equipment - hiking, camping, skiing. Once you decide you want "high quality" and then choose a brand that is high quality - it's always good.
What specific brand are you talking about?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||October 31, 2022 11:29 PM
Les Schwab is in California, but I find their franchises here aren’t as well run as the ones on OR and WA.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||October 31, 2022 11:36 PM
Dicker & Dicker of Beverly Hills
|by Anonymous||reply 112||November 1, 2022 12:26 AM
McDonald’s. Always thought it was crap, and it never disappointed me.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||November 1, 2022 12:44 AM
Love Affair - Strawberry douche 🍓
|by Anonymous||reply 114||November 1, 2022 12:57 AM
Les Schwab gets services commercial fleets in Seattle - fast, zero bs.
And, I’m saying it: Wedgwood. I gave away all my queenly possessions to move across the country and I have chipped up two sets of “every day” porcelain. My plain Edme creamware was crazed like hell, but it saw me through countless relapses, sobriety, and a relationship with a bipolar gemini - which is how he described himself. Nice dick.
Fuck it! I’m stoned. I nominate self-describing bipolar geminis to our OCD list.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||November 1, 2022 1:02 AM
Zippo lighters. Pretty much unchanged for decades.
Even if you don't smoke, it's fun to play with and feels good in your hand.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||November 1, 2022 1:20 AM
Gibson Guitars- Marshall amps- BBC-
|by Anonymous||reply 122||November 1, 2022 2:02 AM
Cheetos, the original fried ones.
Been eating them all my long life and the taste and crunchiness have never changed. Unlike my waistline.
Which reminds me I've only got two sacks left in the cupboard. Time to restock.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||November 1, 2022 2:11 AM
[quote] Cheetos, the original fried ones.
What do you mean the "original fried ones"? The "crunchy" (vs. the puffs)?
|by Anonymous||reply 124||November 1, 2022 2:13 AM
What’s “impeccable calfskin,” R107? And what distinguishes it from calfskin that is not impeccable?
I suspect other manufacturers have now caught up, but Sub-Zero really was in a league of its own for decades. Thru really do keep food fresher and, while they never would have paid for themselves by making groceries last longer, the shallower depth could make an otherwise awkward kitchen work and that could help save money on a reno that would have otherwise required moving walls and even plumbing.
I’ve also been impressed with g-shock and vitamix.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||November 1, 2022 2:24 AM
What are you guys making in your Vitamixes?
|by Anonymous||reply 126||November 1, 2022 2:26 AM
R124 Of course the crunchy ones. The puffy ones are baked and are garbage. Suitable only for throwing to pandas at the zoo.
And "original" also means the original cheese flavor, since they've now got more flavors than Baskin-Robbins.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||November 1, 2022 2:31 AM
Wolf's chili. No hype. Does not disappoint.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||November 4, 2022 5:00 PM
I just got a couple of L.L. Bean bathrobes and I like them a lot. So, I'd say L.L. Bean. The customer service was really good as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||November 4, 2022 5:33 PM
To R80, I agree with you...BoarsHead Deli meats are excellent.
Wawa used to use BoarsHead when they made sandwiches& Hoagies (They sliced the meats then) Now, its generic mystery meats from their warehouse distributions center in Carneys Point NJ (Mcclain's).
Also, whoever posted KerryGold Irish butter; you forgot the Irish cheese (its that GOOD!!)
|by Anonymous||reply 135||November 4, 2022 5:46 PM
I'm the one who posted Kerrygold butter and I also like the Dubliner cheese (buy it from Costco).
Sorry, but I tried the Boar's Head turkey slices and wasn't impressed.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||November 4, 2022 5:50 PM
Clarins and LaRoche Posay make some nice cleansing products. Also Cetaphil soap.
Some Persil detergent work well. Also, as mentioned above, Clorox. I buy their bleach pods.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||November 4, 2022 5:57 PM
Oyster sailing yachts, I keep telling myself that I'm going to look into buying one.
My neighbor has one (60 ft sailboat), I am rarely jealous, but I want one.I have to learn how to sail first!!
|by Anonymous||reply 138||November 4, 2022 5:58 PM
Belmond hotels. Four Seasons, Peninsula.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||November 4, 2022 6:06 PM
The North Face jackets, winterwear and luggage; same with Columbia. I've had the same North Face carry on for over 10 years and taken over many continents.
Smirnoff vodka - don't drink the 100 proof that Mrs. Alfred Steele does but the regular is good and wins taste tests.
Arm & Hammer products - toothpaste, deodorant, laundry detergent.
Mario Badescu facial products. Have purchased the caffeine eye cream and cellufirm drops for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||November 4, 2022 6:07 PM
Lululemon. Yes, Lululemon. Very good quality.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||November 4, 2022 6:08 PM
Hate the stuff, but let's be honest it's never changed: Spam.
Neither has another product of like derivation: Jell-O.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||November 4, 2022 6:19 PM
Bounty Paper Towel. All other brands are terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||November 4, 2022 6:22 PM
To R143 Love them both& still cook with them.
My grandchildren love my Spam Mac&cheese, plus Jell-O with fruit& whipped cream
|by Anonymous||reply 146||November 4, 2022 6:34 PM
Skinceutical CE Ferulic acid.
Anything cheaper is BS.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||November 4, 2022 6:39 PM
Anker earbuds! Amazing quality and super cheap. I think I paid $40 for mine, and that was almost two years ago. I swear I'm not a shill
|by Anonymous||reply 151||November 4, 2022 7:43 PM
I second Persil laundry detergent. It's fantastic.
Also: Volvo cars (aside from their Ford era in the mid-2000s, which I am pretending never happened).
|by Anonymous||reply 154||November 4, 2022 8:07 PM
I had some North Face jackets that lasted forever and looked good, as well.
Absolut vodka was popular, then not. I don’t drink aymore, but Absolut was my favorite. No “off” flavors. Price was OK. I never got sick on it. (Sadly, I did get sick from Tito’s a couple of times.) I also liked the Absolut bottle. The bottle is compact and I could store it upright in my freezer.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||November 4, 2022 8:25 PM
[quote]Anker earbuds! Amazing quality and super cheap. I think I paid $40 for mine, and that was almost two years ago. I swear I'm not a shill
Same with me, I bought a couple of years ago from a Black Friday sale and they still work fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||November 4, 2022 8:28 PM
Not sure if it's a "brand," but Bulletproof coffee. It really is a weightloss miracle because it keeps you satiated for hours.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||November 4, 2022 8:40 PM
I second Cetaphil products.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||November 4, 2022 8:51 PM
Lea and Perkins Worcestershire sauce
|by Anonymous||reply 162||November 5, 2022 1:58 AM
R159 I see Bulletproof coffee for sale on Amazon. It’s expensive. Is it good like Illy?
|by Anonymous||reply 164||November 5, 2022 8:40 PM
[quote]Brands that live up to their hype
Circle Bar with my first initial in the middle.
Of course it lives up to its hype best on the proper rump.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||November 5, 2022 8:46 PM
Rainbow vacuum cleaners - trapping filth in water is fun and disgusting. Plus, the machines are simply built and run forever.
Nutone kitchen exhaust fans - I have burned many food items in my lifetime and these remove the smoke. I installed them in two different kitchens at move-in.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||November 5, 2022 9:21 PM
For the ladies, LUME deodorant product
|by Anonymous||reply 167||November 5, 2022 9:37 PM
R166 These both look excellent. I never heard of either one.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||November 5, 2022 11:00 PM
R2 I feel like the generic famous smell of classic Axe/Lynx etc. only appeals to other men. Every woman I know, including myself, hates it.
Yet straight and bi-leaning straight men will still insist on bathing in it as if it's a leg-opener.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||November 8, 2022 4:09 PM
Can recommend Vicks (especially the First Defense Nasal spray) for nipping common cold viruses in the bud.
That shit works, I don’t know exactly how—some kind of mega potent zinc/succinic acid concoction, per the label.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||November 9, 2022 11:02 AM
Can anyone who knows fragrances list the best perfume houses or lines, in terms of quality and value for money respective to price point?
There is so much overpriced and overhyped shit out there that just doesn't smell like the million bucks they charge for it. Likewise, there's a lot of cheap shit that smells like cheap shit. One of my newest most enjoyable hobbies in life is sampling and reviewing scent, but I keep getting burned by bad scents.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||November 9, 2022 2:03 PM
Patagonia (better, more innovative than North Face)
Tide (and Procter & Gamble products, generally)
Carhartt (durable, affordable)
|by Anonymous||reply 174||November 9, 2022 2:30 PM
The gold Parker fountain pen that my businessman uncle bought for me as a baby (to have at 18) is still going strong. It was purchased decades ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||November 11, 2022 11:02 PM
Samsung, HP, Gain detergent, Softsoap scents.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||November 11, 2022 11:29 PM
Mackie and Audioarts audio mixers. Shure SM7B microphones. Sony MDR7506 headphones.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||November 11, 2022 11:31 PM
Tussy and Menthol Virginia Slims
|by Anonymous||reply 181||November 12, 2022 4:19 PM
I like Tide and Jif and Whirlpool.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||November 13, 2022 12:13 AM
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream, Blistex lip balms, Nivea showergels
|by Anonymous||reply 188||November 13, 2022 1:24 AM
Dawn Powerwash in the spray bottle is incredible.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||November 13, 2022 3:58 PM
Coca Cola Breyer Stridex Biofreeze
|by Anonymous||reply 191||November 13, 2022 10:08 PM
R188 what hype do Blistex and Nivea shower gels ever receive???
|by Anonymous||reply 192||November 13, 2022 11:30 PM
Carrington for Men. It's every bit as bit as sexy as John Forsythe was.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||November 14, 2022 12:18 AM
How are the Rao’s sauces? I’ve heard mixed things.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||November 14, 2022 1:59 AM
Barkeeper's Friend cleansing powder
|by Anonymous||reply 197||November 14, 2022 3:25 AM
[quote] How are the Rao’s sauces? I’ve heard mixed things.
Don't bring up Rao's sauces! It's a sore topic on DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||November 14, 2022 3:40 AM
Easy-Off oven cleaner. I've lived in lots of different rental apartments. The ovens, upon moving in, are often disgusting and dirty. Easy-Off simply works.
I even found out that Easy-Off fume free works to clean the floor of my fiberglass (molded) shower stall.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||November 14, 2022 3:42 AM
r195, Heinz is good, but Hunts (HFC-free) Ketchup is my go-to.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||November 14, 2022 6:02 AM
Citizen brand solar powered watches. I have 3 pairs of them, one of them is going on 12 years old now. They work flawlessly.
Their kinetic powered watches sucked though. They were heavy and if you weren't wearing a given one regularly, they would lose power quickly.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||November 16, 2022 6:18 PM
Rentmen.com escorts. Each inch is worth $50.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||November 16, 2022 8:01 PM
Helman's mayonaise. Gilette Mach3 razors, Prego, Downey liquid fabric softener, Tide.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||November 16, 2022 8:20 PM
I agree with Gillette. I've tried using cheaper razors and nothing competes with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||November 16, 2022 8:57 PM
Schonbek crystal chandeliers. Founded in 1870.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||November 16, 2022 8:58 PM
Miele appliances. Kitchen, laundry, vacuum.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||November 16, 2022 8:59 PM
Le Creuset. I was a bit sceptical at first so my first purchase was a cheap, second hand example, but I'm a convert now and have a broad selection.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||November 16, 2022 9:03 PM
R172 If you are anywhere near Los Angeles I recommend a trip to the Scent Bar (and if not, Luckyscent.com) for some exploring. My recommndation for a brand would be L'Artisan Parfumeur for having unique, interesting and not-overpowering or overly trendy perfumes. That's a personal recommendation, though. If you tell us what notes you like, or moods etc., perhaps we can recommend some specific perfumes?
|by Anonymous||reply 216||November 16, 2022 9:17 PM
Aroy-D is one of very, very, very few brands that combines, on a supermarket shelf, "best quality" with "lowest price."
Dr. Bronners (Sal-Suds for the house, liquid castile soap for self)
Blistex (for dry winter lips)
Crosse and Blackwell malt vinegar
my Yeti liter drink container looks as good as it did the day I bought it 3 years ago (and it gets heavy/daily use) but I've heard cheaper brands are equally as good as apparently this kind of product it very easy to make well?
Justine Tabak women's clothing, sustainable/UK-made brand, very well and durably made in my somewhat limited experience
|by Anonymous||reply 218||November 16, 2022 9:24 PM
Dr bronners sucks. Dry your fucking skin out with his shit
|by Anonymous||reply 219||November 16, 2022 9:46 PM
That sounds fishy R217. Is it?
|by Anonymous||reply 220||November 16, 2022 9:52 PM
R219 It's just soap and it only cleans (home or self), it has simple and few ingredients and none of them are moisturizing. I do use moisturizer and conditioner on my body/face/hair after using it but honestly I had to use that anyway, even with separate body wash/shampoo/facial cleansers etc. that labeled themselves as "moisturizing". I just wanted to simplify my personal and home cleansing routine to the fewest, simplest products and Dr Bronners does the thing i want it to do: clean, and without a massive list of ingredients I don't want.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||November 16, 2022 10:41 PM
R221 I’ve tried it and it’s harsh
|by Anonymous||reply 222||November 16, 2022 11:26 PM
Hellman's/Best Foods mayonnaise is the Gold Standard.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||November 17, 2022 12:38 AM
My Trump University degree has opened doors you could never have imagined.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||November 17, 2022 12:54 AM
I have to ask the OP is she knows that "reputation" is the term, not her pathetically hip elegantism of "hype."
People here are talking about jars of mayonnaise. That is not a subject that involves "hype," for fuck's sake.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||November 17, 2022 1:14 AM
Gun Oil Lube
Spanx for Men
Tide Liquid ( the stain release version )
Cascade Action Packs with Dawn
Bounce Pethair Dryer Sheets
Rice a Roni
|by Anonymous||reply 228||November 17, 2022 3:11 AM
What do you use them for, r229? I bought a box based on someone's recommending them—maybe you—but I find them too big for my hand when doing dishes by hand.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||January 21, 2023 9:01 PM
Yeah, I found Dr. Bronner's to be harsh and drying. Too bad, because I love the almond scent.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||January 21, 2023 9:31 PM
Toyota. Boring and bland but you get your money’s worth.
Tide. I tried Dirty Labs laundry detergent and it’s meh.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||January 21, 2023 9:32 PM
Lululemon jackets. Somewhat expensive, but very durable.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||January 21, 2023 9:37 PM
Pussymoan underwear. Somewhat expensive but very durable. Protects pussy from the elements.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||January 21, 2023 9:40 PM
This is going to sound crazy, because it's a made for TV product, but haven't been let down yet by Flex Seal. The tape and spray worked exactly as advertised. Sprayed some foundation cracks that would leak -- hasn't been a problem for 3 years now. Then we had a canvas driveway tent for storage that had ripped under the weight of snow. Taped it up and it was better than new.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||January 21, 2023 11:57 PM
R237 I'm also a Flex Seal fan. Not all "as seen on TV" products are crappy. Alien Tape products are decent.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||January 22, 2023 1:29 AM
I just love my pillow and my pillow slippers. That Mike Lindell is such a rounder!
|by Anonymous||reply 241||January 23, 2023 9:51 PM
Dorothy Lynch Homestyle Salad Dressing 🥗
|by Anonymous||reply 242||January 23, 2023 10:36 PM
Citizen solar watches - I currently have 3 in total, two of which are over 17 years old and still working flawlessly, far beyond their supposed 10 yr lifespan.
Dietz & Watson lunch meats and cheeses - worth every penny.
Victoria marinara sauce - This is by far the best jarred tomato sauce, beating out Rao's IMO as well. The ingredients are dead simple, whole tomatoes in juice, onions, garlic, sea salt, basil and spices. That's it. Tastes essentially identical to when I make home made sauce myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||January 23, 2023 11:03 PM
[quote] Dr. Bronners (Sal-Suds for the house, liquid castile soap for self)
I'm not a fan of the Dr. Bronner's castile soap. But, I like Sal-Suds as an all purpose cleaner.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||January 26, 2023 3:34 PM
Clover Valley at Dollar General
|by Anonymous||reply 247||January 26, 2023 10:29 PM
[quote]Dorothy Lynch Homestyle Salad Dressing
Aunt Martha's Old Fashioned Salad Dressing
|by Anonymous||reply 248||January 26, 2023 11:37 PM
Dorothy Lynch Homestyle Salad Dressing is real, bitch!
|by Anonymous||reply 249||January 26, 2023 11:54 PM
I shoot a short squirt of Dr. Bronner's lavender liquid soap in my laundry water along with my detergent.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||January 26, 2023 11:57 PM
Why, R250? For the scent, or does your laundry come out cleaner?
|by Anonymous||reply 252||February 8, 2023 10:37 AM
I believe today, I will try... Bold.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||February 8, 2023 10:49 AM
Felco secateurs and sharpening stones
|by Anonymous||reply 255||February 8, 2023 11:00 AM
R252 -- I make my own dry laundry detergent with laundry bar soap, borax, washing soda, and oxygen bleach. When washing my sheets and towels I use the Dr. Bronner's to impart a faint scent when I dry them.
And BTW, I line dry all my laundry year 'round.
|by Anonymous||reply 257||February 8, 2023 11:31 AM
Shrink wrap that works. And the 750 foot roll lasts a year.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||February 8, 2023 11:36 AM
Burt’s Bees Res-Q ointment
Frye Boots (Doc Martens are garbage now)
|by Anonymous||reply 260||February 8, 2023 11:36 AM
Honda. The appliance of autos.
|by Anonymous||reply 264||February 8, 2023 3:21 PM
I just set up a my new MacBook Pro w/ the M2 chip. Coming from a 8 yr old MacBook Pro.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||February 8, 2023 8:12 PM
Speed Queen Washers and Dryers
Most higher range Proctor and Gamble products
|by Anonymous||reply 267||February 12, 2023 6:10 AM
Loving this thread.
Another vote for Apple. A friend gave me her old Mac and never have I had one glitch. It’s a 2017 model and works way better that my other newer laptops (Dell and LeNovo).
|by Anonymous||reply 269||February 12, 2023 9:20 AM
Dove soap, Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair (my skin is as soft as fresh marshmallow), Dawn dish liquid, Puffs tissue, among other things
|by Anonymous||reply 271||February 12, 2023 10:06 AM
^^ my skin is as soft as fresh as a typical old gay
|by Anonymous||reply 272||February 12, 2023 10:31 AM
R266 & R269. - my macbook pro recently died. I bought it in [bold]2009[/bold], and it worked just fine and I was always able to update it no problem. I loved it so much. (rip)
Re Dr Bronner’s… I use the castile soap in various concotions, diluted, and it’s good. I don’t know about other products; I just buy a big bottle and make things with the soap in reusable glass bottles in order to save buying more plastic.
I’ll add a product that’s local to me: John Fluevog shoes! They range from practical to ridiculous/avant garde, but they’re always well-constructed of good materials. They last forever (even the ridiculous ones)!
|by Anonymous||reply 273||February 12, 2023 11:00 AM
Omega watches. I have a rose gold Seamaster that my Dad bought in Switzerland in the 1950’s and a stainless steel Speedmaster I got as a graduation present in 1969. Both work perfectly and the Speedmaster is worth more than some new cars. A month after I got mine, the astronauts wore ‘em on the moon.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||February 12, 2023 1:06 PM
BandAids meet and exceed expectations.
|by Anonymous||reply 275||February 12, 2023 1:57 PM
R274 I have two Concord SS Mariners one black and gold the other stainless and gold.....both since 1978 are going strong
|by Anonymous||reply 276||February 12, 2023 2:31 PM
Dawn for dishes, great on dishes and to get stains out of clothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 277||February 12, 2023 4:35 PM
My Dirt Devil hand vacuum, but only the vintage model, Erno Laszlo skin potions and Cape Cod Wavy potato chips.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||February 12, 2023 4:51 PM
[quote] Most higher range Proctor and Gamble products
R267, what are the "higher range" P&G products? Aren't they all pretty affordable?
|by Anonymous||reply 279||February 12, 2023 4:54 PM
Surface Studio computers.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||February 12, 2023 5:19 PM
AG1 - fantastic product and the Rocket espresso machine
|by Anonymous||reply 283||February 12, 2023 5:23 PM
Honda autos....Wegman brands....Smuckers peanut butter (creamy)....Tide....Whirlpool washers and dryers....LL Bean (nice flannel shirts and sweaters)....Samsung TVs
|by Anonymous||reply 284||February 12, 2023 6:37 PM
R275 is really really reaching for brands
|by Anonymous||reply 285||February 12, 2023 8:06 PM
[quote] Speed Queen Washers and Dryers
I’ve known a few speed queens and spun out.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||February 12, 2023 8:20 PM
My Cuisinart food processor went kaput so was checking out different brands and finally splurged on one made by Breville. The adjustable slicer wheel may put my grandmother's mandoline (also adjustable) out of service though.
I anticipate it will last long enough for someone to use it to prepare funeral potatoes for my wake.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||February 13, 2023 7:56 AM
Any shoe brands worth recommending? Many favorites from other brands have been discontinued. Palladiums continue to work for me, but they're rather specific in use.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||February 13, 2023 8:04 AM
Tea: PG Tips and Bigelow Constant Comment
|by Anonymous||reply 294||February 13, 2023 9:09 AM
Rice A Roni and Pasta Roni
|by Anonymous||reply 295||February 13, 2023 9:09 AM
R297 what is the hype with Kraft Mac & cheese?
R298 what is the hype with Papermate pens?
|by Anonymous||reply 300||February 13, 2023 4:52 PM
There's no hype around them, but I think that Lidl and Zara have good products for the price you pay. Lidl has great cheap wine and beer selection. It's ten times better than wine or beer you would get for that price at any other store. Also, all Zara stuff i bought has been great. Especially considering the price.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||February 13, 2023 4:57 PM
Dove chocolate. Very nice consistency & flavor.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||February 13, 2023 4:59 PM
Agree about Dove and enjoyed a lot of it over the weekend.
|by Anonymous||reply 305||February 13, 2023 5:02 PM
Kraft Dinner is fucking shite now and has been for years. Annie's shits all over it. This is coming from a Canadian with an emotional attachment to the Kraft bullcrap, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||February 14, 2023 7:14 AM
I’ll say what doesn’t have consistently have quality is Vineyard Vines.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||February 14, 2023 8:36 AM
R300 you, sir, are no gentleman.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||February 14, 2023 2:43 PM
The Papermate pen is a "Flair" pen, not a "Flare" pen.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||February 14, 2023 10:10 PM
Rao's Marinara Sauce. Not so much any of the others they make.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||February 14, 2023 10:11 PM
Inaba Churu. I swear that stuff is cat-crack. My cats go insane when they see me pull a sleeve out of the jar. Whatever they are putting in those tubes, can't be legal.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||February 14, 2023 10:17 PM
R317, what's so good about Patagonia? I admit to buying expensive athleisure and hiking-type jackets, so I'm curious.
|by Anonymous||reply 318||February 14, 2023 10:44 PM
Lume deodorant. Just slide it between your butt cheeks and file your class action lawsuit when your crack falls off.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||February 15, 2023 12:24 AM
Another shout out to Speed Queen laundry machines. They were in a house I bought and I love them. Incredibly effective and durable. Dries in minutes.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||February 15, 2023 1:08 AM
OXO Good Grips, Apple (hate them but trapped with them), Miele, Alessi, WÜSTHOF. Excellent brands which consistently live up to their hype.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||February 15, 2023 2:33 AM
Not everything OXO is great, but I do have a colander (for ... straining my pasta) and a silicone food flipper that I like. Oh, and the Y-shaped peeler is excellent.
|by Anonymous||reply 324||February 15, 2023 2:38 AM
R318" Quality, durability, functionality.. Standing behind their merchandise and fixing flaws. Customer service with live people.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||February 15, 2023 11:48 AM
I agree about WÜSTHOF. Great knives.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||February 15, 2023 8:44 PM
Eden's Garden essential oils.
Incredible quality without the MLM creepy culty+ridiculously priced brands Young Living or DoTERRA.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||February 15, 2023 8:53 PM
Another vote for Belmond - hotels, tours and of course trains
|by Anonymous||reply 328||February 15, 2023 9:41 PM
Soft Scrub cleaning products
|by Anonymous||reply 329||February 22, 2023 2:47 PM
URTH men's face scrub; is truly the best.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||February 22, 2023 9:48 PM
Madonna. She’s a household brand and always delivers
|by Anonymous||reply 336||February 23, 2023 3:04 AM
R336 what does she deliver these days besides mass disgust?
|by Anonymous||reply 337||February 23, 2023 5:35 PM
Strivectin SD Advanced PLUS Intensive Moisturizing Concentrate.
|by Anonymous||reply 339||February 23, 2023 5:42 PM
I’m really enjoying the can of Maxwell House coffee that a colleague regifted to me at Christmas. It’s no High Point, but it still has deep, rich flavah.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||February 24, 2023 5:27 PM
Miele vacuums, Vitamix, both built like tanks.. Macbooks.. had my first for 10 years until I cracked the screen, friends went through several other brand laptops during that time. Molton Brown bodywash if you like lasting fragrance, and you only need to use a little. Asics Gel Nimbus for walking or running.
|by Anonymous||reply 345||February 25, 2023 5:26 PM
I just used my Vitamix to make the puree I put in my dog's food (kale, blueberries and craberries mix, and yes I have already been informed by DL that I am insane) and you're right, R345, that thing is a tank. It sounds like one, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||February 25, 2023 11:21 PM
R4- I have a Seiko solar powered watch I bought on Amazon in August 2012 for $121 that still works perfect. I wear it every day.
|by Anonymous||reply 347||February 25, 2023 11:29 PM
I ❤ Braswells Mustard- not all of the varieties, some are just okay but others are FABULOUS
But I never heard of the mustard. I just tried it out of the blue.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||February 25, 2023 11:32 PM
California Scents air fresheners
|by Anonymous||reply 350||February 26, 2023 2:24 AM
R127 is posting from 1979.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||February 26, 2023 2:25 AM
Dyson. The vacuums. They’re as plastic as the less expensive brands, but they live forever. Not sure why, but they do.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||February 26, 2023 2:33 AM
Love Affair Pinecone Douche
|by Anonymous||reply 353||February 26, 2023 11:51 PM
Spic and Span powder cleaning products. Works on great on cleaning walls.
|by Anonymous||reply 354||March 2, 2023 10:48 PM
R354 I haven’t seen spic in a long time.
|by Anonymous||reply 355||March 3, 2023 12:28 AM
R356 It's just water. How could it taste any better than other water brands?
|by Anonymous||reply 358||March 3, 2023 6:38 PM
[quote] Dyson. The vacuums. They’re as plastic as the less expensive brands, but they live forever. Not sure why, but they do.
Thought once as you do, R352.
Then a purchased an expensive Dyson.
What a piece of plastic junk! Even the cord began to erode exposing electrical wiring within 12 months.
Worst vacuum I ever owned.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||March 3, 2023 8:53 PM
Same, R359. I bought one after hearing a lot of hype, it was fucked within a year (lost its suction power, nozzle broke). You're also correct that they're made out of shitty plastic parts. I was kind of appalled when taking mine apart to try to sort out the loss of suction and realized how little those bits of plastic must have cost compared to how much I paid for the damn thing.
Not saying others haven't had good experiences, but mine wasn't great and I wouldn't buy another.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||March 3, 2023 11:43 PM
Glad Press’N Seal plastic wrap.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||March 4, 2023 1:15 PM
The Dyson I bought around 2005 is a tank. Still has great suction. It IS a lot heavier than other vacuums like the Shark I bought for vacuuming our stairs and upstairs bedrooms.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||March 4, 2023 6:13 PM
[quote]Stretch-tite... and the 750 foot roll lasts a year.
Ha! I bought two 750 foot rolls packaged together at Costco in 2008. I'm still using the first roll and the second I will have to will someone.
|by Anonymous||reply 363||March 4, 2023 7:32 PM
I like the Press 'n' Seal. The Press 'n' Seal works good for storing blocks of cheese.
|by Anonymous||reply 364||March 4, 2023 7:36 PM
White privilege. That shit really is nice!
|by Anonymous||reply 365||March 4, 2023 7:38 PM
Josie Maran 100% argan oil
|by Anonymous||reply 367||March 5, 2023 8:27 PM
That cunt cream that stops the itch
|by Anonymous||reply 368||March 5, 2023 8:37 PM
Money house blessings smells like Indian spirit - grape
|by Anonymous||reply 369||March 5, 2023 8:43 PM