Apr. 2, 2013 6:44 pm
Not familiar with this brand either, but they've arrived to a great marketing concept.
I have a set of knives that I sort of believe in, and have returned a couple for full credit when they wore out at zero charge.
DW, over the years, has purchased some Pampered Chef stuff for me, that our kids periodically argue about who shall inherit. Have a Dutch Oven piece that was a wedding present 30 odd years ago that has literally never failed and in 40 odd years of grilling, am on my second grill, only because I could not get all the parts to reassemble the last that was a "Sears Best" (actually made by Posieden) that cost a bunch for its day, but was relatively "cheap" for 30 years of service.
The pots and pans are "Lagostino", and I've been very satisfied, though I do have a couple fry pans and other such "tools" that have stood up very well, and may be "heirloom" stuff to be passed on.
So, while I am unfamiliar with any "LifeTime" brand equipment, I must say I like the top end tools that give satisfaction from Day One to the final curtain. Buying cheap tools will only guarantee that you'll be buying them a second or third time, for more and more money, and never being entirely satisfied.
Its hard to say whose product is "best", my thought is to do a bit of research and referencing from those you trust, and purchase the very best individual tools you can afford.
No sense in buying a tool you will never use.
After over 30 years, almost nothing remains of the original cheap stuff you start Life with.