If you can afford them, yes better to get something that has a good name....and will go the distance.
I have bought cheap ones, they just don't cut-it!
You then have to take them back, or throw away.
Using up time and of course money :(
I was always told to buy the very best THAT I CAN AFFORD AT THE TIME!!!! I have usually saved to make certain that I can actually afford quality! I think that many of the European items ARE much better as well as nicer to use that many cheap ones..I believe that this is why with cheap things,they will often simply be replacecd if there is a problem,rather than go to the trouble to repair them. Having said this,I have Fisher & Paykel freezer,fridge and washing machine,all of which I LOVE to bits,and which have lasted me more years than I can even count!!! This is a New Zealand company, and it holds well over 400 patents, is innovative in regards to the environmental issues we face,and it has manufacturing plants in N.Z ., Australia,America and Italy,as well as Thailand and Mexico!! I did know a lot of this info,but certainly not all of it,until you asked this question.Thank you for making me look into this even more carefully.