Earlier this year we received a call from a long-standing customer, asking about a repair for his much loved and used heated spatula. He had owned the tool for so long he didn’t know how old it was so we asked him to send it to our workshops and we’d see what we could do.
Once the heated spatula and control unit arrived with us, we checked the serial number and discovered the year of manufacture was 1976, which makes it 40 years old! As you can see from the photos, the control unit has seen some considerable action and has been well used.
This is the first time we’ve seen this item back in our workshops since manufacture, and have since successfully repaired the tools and returned them to their very happy owner. This repair further proves that Willard tools represent excellent value for money, as they will last a lifetime! This story also attests to the sustainability of Willard tools as they do not have built in obsolescence and they’re fully repairable even after 40 years, which minimizes the use of valuable resources and reduces their impact on the environment. Learn more about our unique business ethos here.