Results for - Eight Products Made to Last
1,603 voters participated in this survey
(This survey information was copied and pasted from an AARP Newsletter.)
1. Patagonia Windbreaker--- Many people have older clothing that they still love and use, like the pullover windbreaker Carolyn Knox Perry, of Memphis, Tenn., bought from the outdoor gear manufacturer Patagonia in 1995 and still wears frequently. The interesting thing about Patagonia is that it's one of the few apparel manufacturers that encourages customers to repair — rather than replace — its merchandise when it gets threadbare, offering extensive DIY instructions on its website so that customers can do just that. Have you ever owned clothing from Patagonia?
I don't think I have.
2. Singer Sewing Machine--- Valerie Prater of Jeffersonville, Ky., regularly uses her Singer sewing machine that dates from 1952 and was a flea market find by her mother. The model was called "the schoolteacher's sewing machine" because of its size, which allowed it to be carried back and forth to school for lessons. The machine still uses its original motor and attachments. Prater says she has other sewing machines that perform fancier stitches, "but I usually only use this machine because it's easy to use." Have you ever used a Singer Sewing Machine?
I don't remember.
3. Cast Iron Cookware--- With a little loving care, good quality cast iron pans and other cookware will last, well, forever. Ken White of O'Fallon, Mo., has more than 100 pieces of cast iron cookware, including a skillet he uses that his grandmother cooked in more than a century ago and, he thinks, was handed down by his great-grandmother. Care tips include keeping cast iron cookware properly "seasoned" with oil at all times, washing with hot water only (no soap) and drying thoroughly after every use. Have you ever cooked using cast iron cookware?
I don't recall.
4. Weber Grill--- Weber "kettle-style" charcoal grills have earned a reputation for high quality and durability. Their unique dome-shape keeps rain water from collecting and causing rust — the nemesis of most other grills — and they'll last even longer if you keep them covered or out of the elements when not in use. Tom Measday of Livingston, N.J., has been happily grilling on the same Weber for 30 years now. Do you own a Weber kettle-style grill?
I did at one time, but not anymore.
I own a Weber Grill, but it's not a "kettle style".
5. Osterizer Blender--- Jennifer May is still in mourning. The Osterizer Blender her mother bought in 1970 and her family has been using ever since finally blended its last smoothie just a few weeks ago. Rest in peace (or pieces?), "Big O," as the May family dubbed their beloved blender. Is your blender an Osterizer?
Not Applicable (for those without a blender)
6. Sunbeam Mixmaster--- Becky Lane of Burlington, Ky., says she has used her Sunbeam Mixmaster for more than 53 years and it still runs like new. It's the only mixer she's ever owned, having received it as a wedding shower gift in 1962. Lane says, "This mixer withstood the test of time, but the marriage did not." Do you have a stand mixer?
Yes, and it's a Sunbeam.
Yes, but it's not a Sunbeam.
No, I do not own a stand mixer.
7. Trusty Toyotas--- While the world record for the car with the highest mileage is a 1966 Volvo 1800S with more than 3 million miles on it, in the informal online poll AARP conducted, tales of trusty Toyotas dominated. Like Pamela Olmstead's 1988 Toyota Supra that's still on the road and going strong, and Sandra Henrich Price's 2004 Toyota Tacoma with 400,000 miles on it (and counting). Do you drive a Toyota?
Not Applicable (for those who don't drive).
8. Gibson Guitar--- Nancy Saint John from San Diego still treasures — and regularly plays — the Gibson acoustic guitar she bought nearly 50 years ago. "It's the only one I've ever owned. I played it when I performed in several bands, played it on national TV, and use it in the "Tunes & Tales" shows I do for kids," which is a program Saint John started before retiring from the San Diego County Public Library System in 2013. Do you think that Gibsons are the best acoustic guitars?
I have no idea.
08/29/2016 Products 1603 41 By: karylwood