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Hildegard_von_Knittin
02-25-2008, 05:27 PM
The Kitchen Aid thread got me thinking... what are some products/brands than you like to "stick with" ? Stuff that you know, no matter what you get, it's going to be great, and the stuff that you buy from them regularly works every time. It can be anything, here's what I came up with:

Birkenstock
Bare Escentuals
Kitchen Aid
MMMMalabrigo :teehee:
Proactive
OPI (nailpolish)


Anyway, that's just off the top of my head, not necessarily a comphrensive list. What about you?

bethany
02-25-2008, 07:23 PM
Dyson (as attested to by many lately!)
Reynold's Wrap for tin foil
Saran Wrap for plastic wrap
Hellman's mayo
Heinz
Ruffles for ridged chips :) lot's of food related stuff here, huh?

auburnchick
02-25-2008, 07:42 PM
Hmmm...Godiva is the first thing I thought of (course, I haven't had chocolate since the beginning of Lent).

vaknitter
02-25-2008, 08:32 PM
Clinique makeup (hardly ever wear the stuff, so not sure why I care)
Love my Dansko shoes
Clarks shoes
Adidas running shoes
Food : Heinz ketchup, quacker oats, Miracle Whip, Tropicana OJ, Lipton ice tea, Jiff Peanut Butter, Cracker Barrell cheese, Del Monte canned veggies just to name a few... I care more about the brand of food I and the dogs get than my clothes.
Most other brands have hybridized (I made up a word) themselves to the point that I cannot trust everything they make. Kitchen Aid does great stand mixers, but all their other gadgets are not as trustworthy (IMHO) same thing with John Deere, they make a kickbutt farm tractor but then sell their name to be used on smaller lawn tractors at Lowe's that are not nearly as trustworthy.

nefferbea
02-25-2008, 09:41 PM
Dansko shoes
Best Foods mayo
Diet Coke
Reynolds Heavy Duty foil
Skippy superchunk peanutbutter
Hershey's chocolate
I'm sure that there are more, but that's all I can think of right now.

dustinac
02-25-2008, 10:30 PM
Bare Escentuals :happydance:
Magic Eraser (removes anything that a toddler thinks to use on your walls)
Coca Cola
Lipton's Green Tea
Clorox GreenWorks
Sock yarn :oo:
OPI (have you seen the new polish that looks like a pen? Cool.)
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Febreeze's new candles you think that would be yucky...but they work..
McCall's Tarts
Gain in the island scent
Dawn with the built in air freshner it works for a long time
Roomba irobot...
:teehee: I'll stop for now...

cdjack
02-25-2008, 10:30 PM
Let's see...

Amazing cosmetics (mineral foundation)
ProActiv
Aveda
Essie nail polish
J. Crew t-shirts
Horizon milk
Ben and Jerry's
Brown Cow yogurt
Soma underwear
Hondas
Skippy Natural Peanut Butter
Scharfenberger (sp?) chocolate

I think I just made myself hungry. I gotta go...
Oh, and my Swiffer and magic erasers.

Knit4Fun
02-25-2008, 10:47 PM
Hmmmmm...

Kitchen Aid (since I started that thread! :teehee: )
Bare Escentuals
Honda
Dove
Crabtree and Evelyn
Kleenex
Charmin (no tree bark for me, thank you!)
Nestle Toll House choco chips
Oreo
Bigelow Teas
Twinings Teas
Republic of Tea
Honest Tea
Swiffer
Shaklee cleaning products
Biolage

I'm sure there are more, but this is a good start...cool thread!

auburnchick
02-25-2008, 11:01 PM
I love Bare Escentuals!

More:

Glade
Purell Hand Sanitizer
Lean Cuisine
Ben & Jerry's

cdjack
02-25-2008, 11:16 PM
I must be the only person in the world that has tried Bare Escentuals and didn't like it. I liked the coverage, but I didn't like the little shiny bits in it. I think its called titanium oxide or something like that.
Anyway, Amazing Cosmetics mineral foundation is more matte.

Silver
02-25-2008, 11:19 PM
Blue Lizard Sunscreen
Coach
Philosophy
Mr Clean
Charmin
Tide/Downy
Gilligan & O'Malley (sleepwear, lingere, loungewear)
Chapstick
Roxy or Yellow Box (thong sandals)

dibbs
02-26-2008, 12:15 AM
These are tried and true

Mrs. Baird's Bread
Crest Toothpaste
Vicks Vapor Rub
S.O.S Soap Pads
Crayola Crayons
Secret Deoderant
Bayer Asprin
Quaker Oatmeal
Folgers Coffee
Elmer's Glue

ArtLady1981
02-26-2008, 02:34 AM
DELL
OPTIONS
CUTCO
KITCHEN AID
PARTY LIGHTS
PAMPERED CHEF
STARBUCK'S
PANERA'S
NORDSTOM
ARBONNE
COACH
HONDA
HAAGEN DAZS
ANIMAL PLANET
CNN
EBAY
AMAZON
MAPQUEST

Debkcs
02-26-2008, 04:18 AM
Volvo
Birkenstock (anything with the Kirkland label)
Costco
Costco coffee
Lands' End
'Hospital' type gloves for cutting up chicken
M&M's
Darigold butter
Tillamook cheese
DC 9 jets
Olay Skin Care products
Skippy smooth peanut butter
Breadman bread machine
Cuisinart food processor
Kitchen Aid mixer
Kitchen Aid hand held mixer
Coach Bags (the older, the better)

KnitClickChick
02-26-2008, 07:29 AM
Dawn (I really like the new bottles with the air freshener)
Tide/Downy, smells so yummy!
Dyson
Kitchen Aide products
Martha Stewart kitchen stuff - it's actually pretty good for me
Colgate toothpaste
John Freida hair products
Amazon for great deals!
Unimart-Convenience store coffee. Every bit as good as Starbucks and much cheaper... but only because I no longer work near a Starbucks, I had to find a substitute!
Lydia Marie's Bath & Body Boutique soap - the cold process soap doesn't dry my skin out and make it itchy
KH of course!
And this isn't any brand, but I find that I much prefer to make my own spaghetti sauce, butter and whipped cream. The fresh taste is so much better than store bought. :)

sinistral_needler
02-26-2008, 09:49 AM
Sears Kenmore appliances
Craftsman tools
Lands' End clothing
Boye needles

I am not much of a brand shopper otherwise.

nonny2t
02-26-2008, 10:44 AM
Clarks shoes (these are a dream to walk distances in I wear the sandals to Vegas every year)
Anything Lands End (did you know that if you are disatisfied or they fall apart, they will take them back no ??? asked at anytime adn refund your money or give you new? I had a pair of their sandals I had them for months and months and the back strap broke. I emailed them about how I was disappointed in them and they sent me another pair free of charge. I didn't even pay the shipping. I didn't ask for anything just that I was disappointed in the product!)

Shout (never had it not work!)

Sears Kenmore Microwave. Had it for years and it still works fantastic.

Sears Craftsman tools best tools ever IMHO

Kaboom-takes off scum great. My husband is an electrician for the citie's waste water treatment plant and gets this grime on the tub and this stuff makes it come right off

Benadryl (even the cheap store kind) best sleeping pill ever and no side effects my dr says you could take this everyday for the rest of your life and never be addicted nor it cause you any side effects or problems (this was his recommendation for sleeping problems instead of other sleeping pills I have taken it for years when I can't sleep.)

nonny2t
02-26-2008, 10:44 AM
Sears Kenmore appliances
Craftsman tools
Lands' End clothing
Boye needles

I am not much of a brand shopper otherwise.

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:
great minds think alike. you have 3 of mine! I didn't see yours until I posted

Doodknitwit
02-26-2008, 11:21 AM
Bare Escentuals
Magic Eraser
Half/half
Toyota
Addi's
Debbie Bliss
Mannington Stone

Roomba is a neat idea... but is it practical with big dog's hair??

Sunshine's Mom
02-26-2008, 11:49 AM
Bare Escentuals
Olay Regenerist Skin Products
Supersmile Whitening Toothpaste and On-the-go powered mouthwash
Lion Brand yarn
Eukanuba Dog Food
Tide Laundry Detergent (w/Febreze)
Downy Fabric Softener
Bounce Dryer Sheets
Magic Erasers
Victoria's Secret: bras, panties and London Jeans
Ferrero Roche chocolates
Folger's Simply Smooth DeCaf coffee
Oreos (Double Stuff)
Ball Park Beef Franks
Prego Spaghetti Sauce
Minute Rice
Molson Ice Beer
Inglenook White Zinfandel
El Presidente Margaritas at Chili's!!! :woot:

I'm sure there are more, but that's off the top of my head.

sinistral_needler
02-26-2008, 01:36 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:
great minds think alike. you have 3 of mine! I didn't see yours until I posted

Great minds think alike! :) My mom came to L-O-V-E Lands' End back when they first started - in the 80's sometime, and they didn't change too much - although I do think they are different since Sears bought them out.... and it's great that they are Wisconsin based.

Other brand names I Stand Behind:

Lysol
Kleenix (another Wisconsin product - we don't have facial tissues around here - it's all Klennix.).

jjminarcik
02-26-2008, 02:38 PM
Reef flip-flops
Tide
Blue Plate mayo (I have my mom ship it to me b/c it's not sold here!)
Mary Kay
Old Navy blue jeans
Bath and Body Works Wallflower plug-in things
Knit Picks
Bacardi rum :clink:

Of course, not a conclusive list, but a good start!

PurlyGyrl
02-26-2008, 02:49 PM
Hmmm the only things that I really have to have:
Ponds cold cream w/cucumber extract
Ivory dishwashing liquid
Cascade dishwasher detergent
Downy fabric softner
Geez, seems like I have a cleaning fetish (No, not really)

nonny2t
02-26-2008, 03:29 PM
Oooh, I forgot my knitpicks options set. I adore it. I just wished they made a 16 inch cables. I had to have a pair for a baby hat and ended up having to run all over town and finally found a shop and paid $15 for a pair of the darn things.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
02-26-2008, 08:38 PM
Thought of a few more...

Ghiraridelli
SoHo (fake hair)
Tree Hut (available at wallyworld)

snowbear
02-26-2008, 09:42 PM
OK don't lol...

Purina hairball cat food. My long haired cat doesn't leave surprises anymore.

Ziplock huge bags. It holds lots and lots of stash. It keeps dirt & unwanted things out, including cats!

BinkyKat
02-26-2008, 10:06 PM
:think: hmmm, lemme think...:figureditout:
Kitchenaid-stand mixer
Cuisinart-hand mixer
Pampered chef stoneware and spatulas
Zyliss-hand operated food chopper
Target
Fossil
Eddie Bauer
Born shoes
Archiver's
Cover Girl tinted moisturizer
Puff's with lotion
Purex laundry soap
Oil of Olay cool cucumber bath soap
Cetaphil
Bed Head
Clausen pickles
Dakota Grower's Pastas
Craftsman tools (dh's input)
Chevrolet or Pontiac
Pepsi
Cass-Clay dairy
Simply Orange oj
Smucker's Crustables
Jif
Quaker oatmeal
Cloverdale bacon
Partylite candles
Aveeno lotion
Science Diet Cat food
Tidy Cat litter

:shock: I can't think of anything else...

sakura-panda
02-27-2008, 12:52 AM
Just about everything -- I'm a name brand shopper. :thumbsup:

I have started buying store brand food storage bags -- but I've never really had a preference regarding those. :shrug:

I can't think of anything else that I buy that isn't based on who makes it. :blush:

(For items that have names, of course. I don't know who makes my apples. ;))

get_her_donne
02-27-2008, 10:48 AM
OPI - though I'm all out right now because I only ever paint my toenails in the summer time...
My sonicare toothbrush :heart:
Crest White Strips
Levi's
Nyquil :drool:

mks22300
02-27-2008, 08:08 PM
Nuetrogena stress control products
Dove cream oil body wash
Bath and Body Works
Glade scented oil plug ins
Jif
Twinings tea
Yoplait
Ford
Puffs
Burts Bees chapstick
Almay mineral foundation
Olay moisturizer
Red Baron french bread pizza
Ben 'n Jerry's
Panera
Ghirardelli dark chocolate
Ghirardelli semi sweet morsels and baking bars
Febreeze
Mr Clean mop stuff with febreeze
Tide 'n go stick
Nike
Old Navy, Gap, and American Eagle jeans
Wegman's (the best grocery store in Western NY!) Ulitimate Chocolate Cake
Okay, now I need to go and find some chocolate! :teehee:

BinkyKat
02-27-2008, 08:25 PM
I don't know who makes my apples. ;))

For some reason this strikes me as a good quote...:teehee:

Plantgoddess+
02-28-2008, 01:49 PM
Subaru
Sears Kenmore appliances
anything Kirkland
DelMonte canned vegetables
Heinz ketchup

Sharly
02-28-2008, 04:24 PM
I stand behind my Dyson. If I stood in front, it'd probably suck me up! :lol:

cftwo
02-28-2008, 05:16 PM
Interesting topic.

I'm picky about:
garbage bags (Glad)
facial tissue (Kleenex)
veggie hot dogs (Morningstar farms)
pantyhose for work/everyday (JCPenney)
underwear (Jockey)
vegan mayonnaise (Veganaise)
dishwashing liquid soap (Mrs. Meyers)
laundry soap (7th Generation)
for cleaning my (*&^ white kitchen sink (Cameo)
All purpose cleaner (409 - great at microwave messes)
vitamins (Deva, if possible)
for baking pans (Chicago Metallic commercial line)
plastic wrap (Glad)

knitncook
02-28-2008, 08:04 PM
I'm not much of a brand name shopper. I do like the following products though:

Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup
Crocs (about the only shoe I buy)
Puffs when I have a cold and the kind with the potion :)
Fruictis facial cleanser
Olay Reginerest face cream with SPF
Pampered Chef stoneware
KP Options
Sanderson Farms Chicken
Hellman's/Best Foods mayo

Other than that I'm not really dedicated. If you can prove that a product is worth the price (or the savings) then I'll try it. I buy so much store brand food that I look like a promote their products. But when it comes to tomato sauce, rice, beans, sugar and pasta, it's all the same to me.

starburst
02-28-2008, 08:18 PM
I've been on a face-care kick lately and I've found some good stuff

Noxema(when your skin is oily)
Aveeno foaming cleanser (when your skin is dry. It's also an amazing makeup remover)
Almay touch pad foundation and blush (well, anything Almay is good in my book right now)
Cute Keds :)

in non-skin related areas:
Magic eraser
Scucini hair clips and hairties
Altoid tins. I love tins for my hair clips
August to August calendars by Mixed Role Productions
Mossimo jeans--I've never had jeans that fit me better

hmm thats all that I can think of at the moment

get_her_donne
02-29-2008, 09:02 AM
Altoid tins. I love tins for my hair clips


That's amazing!! I need to try that sometime...=]

Ronda
02-29-2008, 11:13 AM
Body Shop Body Butter - specifically SATSUMA. OMG. It's incredible.
C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine
Dove milk chocolate or Godiva
Dawn dishwashing liquid

Luvmyrottnboy
02-29-2008, 11:16 AM
Fun thread!

Oreck for vacuum
GE appliances
Saturn, love my Vue and loved my old SC2
Arnold bread
Anything from Whole Foods
Applegate Farms nitrite/antibiotic free hot dogs and cold cuts
Wellness/Canidae/Felidae/Merrick for pet food
L'oreal mascara
Revlon lipstick and foundation

starburst
02-29-2008, 01:52 PM
That's amazing!! I need to try that sometime...=]

I had a couple old tins sitting around and I just decided to put them to use! I use a green tin for bobby pins and a red one for clips :)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
03-01-2008, 12:54 PM
Natural Ovens Bread

cdjack
03-01-2008, 01:40 PM
Zout stain remover... works on practically everything.

msknitter
03-01-2008, 01:50 PM
oops :oops:

jdee
03-01-2008, 08:35 PM
I had a couple old tins sitting around and I just decided to put them to use! I use a green tin for bobby pins and a red one for clips :)

you can also keep stitch markers in those altoid tins.:)

jdee
03-01-2008, 08:40 PM
Palmolive dishsoap
Downey fabric softener
Swiffer anything
My Dyson vaccuum
KP Options
All small and mighty detergeant
Stubbs barbecue sauce
Kraft mayonaise
Kraft Cheese
Blue Bell ice cream (But I cant Have it any more:sad: )

knittingymnast
03-01-2008, 09:32 PM
Ghirardelli 70%(?) Cacao
Apple
Abercrombie & FITCH
Aeropostale
Eucerin (is that how you spell it?) Calming Cream
Ziploc Bags
Chapstick
Tide To Go
Botan Rice Candy (I'm ADDICTED to that stuff!)
Tylenol
Advil
Motrin (Sorry, I'm a gymnast. I'm constantly sore and in need of painkillers.)
Energizer Batteries
Etnies shoes
MMMMalabrigo :teehee:
Rowan
Oreos
Flovent (I have asthma, too.)
Albuterol (Once again, asthma related.)
DPN's!!!
KnitPicks Yarn
Extra Sharp White Cheese (yUm!)
Bubble Gum
Cranberry Juice
Pickled Baby Corn (Looks yucky, but YUMMY!)
Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips
Warhead Candies
Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cups

Uh....that's it. (Geez....)

bjc1050
03-03-2008, 08:58 PM
Sony
Toyota
Puffs tissues with lotion
York peppermint patties
Pepsi
Aqua Fresh Sensitive toothpaste
Cepacol mouthwash
ibuprofen
Hershey chocolate
Miracle Whip
Panasonic microwave oven
Energizer batteries
Susan Bates Silverado knitting needles
St. Ives 24 hour moisture-izer lotion