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In almost every product line from tobacco pipes to sports jackets, there is "commercial grade" and "high grade."
Commercial grade products are made cheaply for the masses (think: Mr. Coffee) high grade for those willing to spend a bit more for quality (think: Braun, etc.).
Keep this in mind when assuming expectations about a lot of products. Sometime spending 50% more gets you a 100% better item.
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