$300+ later we have a piece of Scandinavian art that also brews amazing coffee. My ever frugal wife was pissed initially, but has come around as weâ€™re into our third flawless year of brewing and barely denting the warranty period. Unlike the hunk of craps before.
2) Dyson Animal vac. Simply a game changer. We burned out a Hoover, Bissel, etc. per year until I got smart and bought a Dyson. First one lasted almost 15 years and the current is barely broke in after 4
3) Jennair gas grill. Purchased in 2002 when we bought our house and is just now ready to be phased out of service. Thing is a tank. I will note that the jennair of today is not the same as it once was. But spending good money on a good grill, regardless of brand is superior to buying a new, shitty, charbroill every three years or so.