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JAN MOYER

@mirador

You are 100% correct. As a capitalist, I will defend to the death her right to snare the clueless, who shall find joy in a CRUMB BRUSH.....??!! for the low low price of 24.00 . Ask yourself how you have lived without this item, destined for a future ..............trash can.


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detailaddict

At the risk of playing devil's advocate to Jan and mirador's comments, I will voice that I have been, and will continue to be, in the process of replacing my practical-but-ugly implements with things that don't have to be hidden in a drawer or closet. In that vein I could see perhaps replacing a nylon-bristled plastic "crumb brush" (if such exists) purchased at a dollar store with the one above made by hand(?) of natural plant fibers and metal wire, if I had need of one and were willing to pay $24 to be able to hang it on a hook over the backsplash rather than toss in in a drawer with the rest of the eyesores. My dish-scrubbing brushes are wood and tampico, and I've begun requesting wood-handled kitchen tools as gifts. I've also seen some gorgeous handmade brooms that I'd be proud to display on my wall. I'm not suggesting that we all toss our uglies in the trash right now and rush out to spend a fortune on "designer" crumb brushes and brooms, but I think there is a sensibility in "upgrading" our possessions as needs arise. The preferable (i.e, less wasteful) thing would be not to buy the eyesores to begin with (although this is often impractical), and of course these purchases fall a good way down the priority list. But I think there is something to be said for investing in items that are worthwhile not only for their function but for the care taken in creating them and the visual (and tactile) appeal they add to our home environments.

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JAN MOYER

@detailaddict

I'm a 100% total advocate for the thing of beauty, (however one defines it) that must remain OUT and seen, and is in your hands and "eyes" . . This would include many things, dependent on available resources of course.

A lamp, wonderful linens, a bag you carry every day and many more too numerous to list.

What made me laugh, is as we build kitchens to store, pullout, divide, separate and keep organized every possible item under the sun?

Why anyone would want to stare at any crumb brush : ) Natural fiber or otherwise.

Sorry, I couldn't resist. But again, let me declare fervently, I am a capitalist to the core, and will always argue for the right to make, market, and sell any old thing you want. For as much as you want. Now........I am very curious to go back and click on the brush, just to see where it is made for all the "granola crunchers" who may be interested. Be right back.........

"Based in Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture, Takada Tawashi specializes in handcrafting the traditional Japanese scrub brushes known as tawashi. This brush – ideal for cleaning pots, pans and sinks – is made with carefully selected bark from the windmill palm, which is native to Wakayama. Notable for their strength and durability, the brush’s naturally waterproof fibers are gentle on delicate surfaces and especially useful for removing dust and crumbs."

What?? It is out of stock! Shows you what I know................: ) Very likely you'd keep it out on the sink, and certainly more attractive than a lowly "SCRUBBIE"!

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