Does Crate & Barrel Really Think Stainless Steel Is Microwaveable?

Does Crate & Barrel Really Think Stainless Steel Is Microwaveable?

Reader Misch was shopping at Crate & Barrel and noticed something kind of weird on a vegetable steamer display. “They use the phrase ‘microwave safe’…” he writes. “I do not think that phrase means what they think it means.” No, stainless steel is many things, but microwave safe isn’t one of them. So what’s going on here? [More]

Crate & Barrel Will E-Stalk You To Close A Sale

Crate & Barrel Will E-Stalk You To Close A Sale

David was poking around the Crate & Barrel website, without actually signing in. Or so he thought. He had put something in his cart, then closed his browser and wandered off. He was a little surprised when the site emailed him to remind him that he had forgotten a few things in his cart. [More]

I Try And Do A Good Deed, But Crate & Barrel Makes Me Pay For My Honesty

I Try And Do A Good Deed, But Crate & Barrel Makes Me Pay For My Honesty

Subtlefrog ordered one kitchen rug from Crate & Barrel, but the company sent her four. She did her research with the Federal Trade Commission and concluded she wasn’t required to send the items back, but wanted to be nice and return them anyway. [More]

How Can I Free Myself Of The Crate & Barrel Catalog Scourge?

How Can I Free Myself Of The Crate & Barrel Catalog Scourge?

Tor has a simple request. He wants companies to stop wasting paper and sending him printed catalogs. He would also appreciate it if companies would stop selling his name ad address to each other in order to send him even more catalogs. This is a tall order–well, at least it is for Crate & Barrel. [More]