Made in China Equals Crap
I put a very eloquent post about the chinese imports and how the chinese are flooding the market with cheap products. It’s done on purpose to lower their currency; maximize their profits. It is called “quality fade.” They get a contract from an American company. The American company specifies it wants so many products produced. The chinese company once it is awarded the contract, then goes back and lowers the quality of the materials used to maximize their own profit. The American company fails to inspect the products. And, it has put a LOT of Americans out of both jobs and business. In fact, the more “made in china” crap you buy, the more you are hurting your own brothers and sisters, because they aren’t chinese and they do not make made in china crap.
However, this post is a personal rant and it’s not going to be eloquent, nor pretty. I have been trying to teach myself how to cook. And, of course when I do something, since I am anal retentive, I go all the way. I have studied recipes, bought the best ingredients and am learning master chef level dishes. My first dish was a baked whole chicken with herbs. My non-cooking mother made a few suggestions, but I had already decided what I was going to do. It came out succulent and juicy. The meat fell off the bone and I browned the skin to a light crisp. Ever since then, I have been hooked on cooking.
What does that have to do with china? Easy! That first chicken was done with throw away aluminium crap. Since then I have been slowly accumulating cookware. In fact, I might have an addiction. One day I do hope to be a restaurateur. And, my plan is to go train under a chef a few years then open up my own restaurant, with me as head chef.
The problem comes in finding quality cookware. For example – I bought a whisk. Of course it was cheap, but I did not pay attention to it. When it fell apart in 2 weeks, I looked and of course it said “made in china”. In fact, nearly every “made in china” product I have ever bought fell apart within a few weeks or months. It is not cost effective to even buy something made in china, because it is going to fall apart as soon as it possibly can, so you have to go buy a new one.
In researching my other article, which was for my financial blog, I came across testimonials and findings that the products are intentionally made out of the worst possible materials and put together as cheap as possible, not to sell them cheaply, but so they fall apart and have to be repurchased over and over. Because, of these intentional practices we have a huge trade deficit with china. Don’t let anyone fool you. If you buy “made in china” products you’re screwing yourself. YOU ARE SCREWING YOURSELF. I’m not even going to get into baby products that was killing babies, from “made in china” crap; or toys that were killing children; or kids getting autism from chinese products.
So, you are getting screwed both ways. Not only are you strapped for cash, but the cheap products are bleeding you of every cent you have because they are going to fall apart as soon as they can.
My new years resolution “DON’T BUY MADE IN CHINA”. If I buy something “Made in U.S.A.” not only do i get a quality product, but the money STAYS in our economy. Understand that we are pouring billions of dollars out of the U.S.A. We don’t need to. We need to buy American where we can.
I am going to decide what I need and make a list of it. Then I am going to save my money and buy one thing at a time. I am going to make sure it is “Made in U.S.A.” If it something that would be better purchased together, like a set of something, I’ll simply save my money to buy the whole set.
American products have always been one of the best quality in the planet, except cars. We used to export overseas and people were clamoring for American goods. American goods were expensive, but people knew they were quality and were not afraid to buy them. I am not afraid of American made products. Understand that even if something cost double what the “made in china” product costs, you’ll never have to re-buy it 15 times.
Remember your mom used to say, “buy the expensive shoes, they’ll last you.” This is the same principle.
Screw china. Screw made in china. I will never buy a made in china product ever again. If I have to order directly from a company I will. It’s more convenient to do that anyway, than to go shopping around smelly unwashed people for 4 hours. I know! I know! I am shallow. But hey, if you wanna go shopping around funky people, go ahead.
I hope and pray that some buyer for a company reads this. Please put a section of “made in America” products in your store and put a sign over it saying that. I would buy everything on that shelf. And, I know I am not alone in this. So many citizens are actively searching for “made in America” products. It is not patriot thing, it is a pocket book thing.
A little searching online revealed items that are “made in America”. Notice all of them are top quality items.
- 8″ Chef Knife Made in USA – has a lifetime warranty
- Cherry Rolling Pin Style Noodle Cutter – Made by the Amish [make your own healthy pasta]
- Handcrafted Peppermill Made in USA – I mean handcrafted? This is serious stuff. [there is nothing like adding fresh ground pepper to your recipes or food. And it is normally in every recipe, well except baked goods.]
- Ice Cream Scoop Made in USA – these people just make ice cream scoops. In fact their slogan is “there must be a better way to dip ice cream” 1935.
- Pots and Pan Set Made in USA – from a company named man pans. Rawr! So manly. Actually 90% of chefs are men and it is considered a man thing to cook. Funny how lower class men think it is a woman’s place to be the cook.
- Loaf Stoneware Made in USA – for baking bread or meatloaf. An entire store of stoneware.
- Cast Iron Skillet Made in USA – you must have one if you have a kitchen. Good for banking burglars over the head too.
- Cookie Sheets Made in USA – I made cookies from scratch. I don’t understand why you’d buy cookies in a tube and still have to bake them.
- Pyrex Bakeware Made in USA – this is incredible they have slashed all their prices in half. I’m speechless. I actually didn’t know pyrex was made in USA. I just want to buy the entire store. LOL
- Flour Sifter Made in USA – you would not believe what I went through to find a flour sifter. Once I bought mine and used it, my cookies came out perfect, better than store bought.
- Cutting Board Made in USA – this thing is so cheap, yet not made in China. In fact, reading over the customer comments, some have had their knives for over 20 years and have passed them on to their children. Now that’s quality.
- Chef Coats Made in USA – I mean, you have to look the part right?
I could go on for days. But, here you have no excuse not to buy American. We still make stuff here. You have to simply decide you want to buy it. In looking over the many manufacturers here in the states I found that the prices WERE NOT more than chinese made goods. Of course the quality items were more expensive, but you get exactly what you pay for. The cheaper items, are probably cheaper because there is no middle men involved in the process. For instance pyrex, you’re ordering directly from the manufacturer.
Don’t let anyone fool you. Made in China is crap and we still make stuff in America. In fact in doing research for this article I couldn’t understand why stores carry Made in China goods. It boggles the mind.