I heard a very interesting radio interview the other day and would like to hear everyone's comments. There is a well known chef over here who has a segment every week on a radio program, he has a very successful business, is well spoken and articulate and comes across as a very intelligent person. He was talking about kitchen knives which sparked my interest, he talked about buying quality knives, how to look after them and keep them sharp. Everything he said was correct, and spoke in language that even anyone who knew little about knives could understand. Then it went all downhill, in my opinion. He said, the average home cook would be better off buying cheap knives from a supermarket, and when they go blunt, bin them and go and buy another one. I was taught by my father to buy the best tools you can afford and look after them, and they will last a life time. Quality, always wins. Now i understand that there are people who cannot buy expensive knives, but buying cheap stuff in not the answer. And this idea of buying cheap cooking equipment from a supermarket was not restricted to just knives, he said you can buy cheap pots and pans and utensils. So where this interview became hypocritical was, this same person goes on about food production and food wastage causing landfill and pollution, and here he his advocating buying throw away utensils and dumping them in landfill. The throw away society we live in now, seems to have a 2 sided thought process, depending on what suits you at the time. I just thought it was interesting, and would like to hear other members opinions.