There are often queries about what brands to buy. With gadgets there are a few good brands to choose from, but increasingly I trust OXO for kitchen gear. Case in point: my salad spinner (about 10 years old) is packed away in a movers' warehouse. I hated wet salad greens in my temporary digds so much, I bought myself a new salad spinner yesterday. I saw several brands. I bought the OXO--and paid more.
Guess what? It is an improved version of my old OXO salad spinner. How many brands actually improve something over time? I'm glad I bought it. I've got a good OXO can opener, pepper mill, wisk, mandoline, meat knife, and probably other stuff I have packed away.
All of my stuff is serviceable, and aesthetically pleasing. What pieces of OXO do you like?
Do you feel you can buy this brand with confidence? Do you feel it is expensive? (I do and and I don't.)