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Old 02-24-2002, 05:50 PM   #11
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Norma!!! My ex-husband finally said I could have mine back (it's only been 12 years!!!!!) I'll send it to you!!!!! And it can't be broken - there's nothing to break on it!
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Old 02-25-2002, 01:58 PM   #12
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My gas range is original to when my house was built in 1948. Still works great!! The appliance I have the hardest time with are electric mixers. I go through 2 - 3 of them a year....
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Old 02-26-2002, 07:53 AM   #13
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I still have one of the old glass coffeepots like

my mom used to use all the time. I did have hers and used it all the time, but one day I had made coffee in it..turned my back to do something else in the kitchen and heard this big 'crack' and then water pouring. Yep..it just cracked in half and boy did I have a mess to clean! I had tried to contact the original company but they were out of business. I got VERY lucky and ran across one at a garage sale a couple years ago and got it for only a couple of bucks!! Needless to say, it stays in my china cabinet now though as I know how tough it would be to replace. It sure made terrific coffee though..MUCH better I think than the new one I have now.
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Old 02-26-2002, 08:18 AM   #14
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I'm the oldest piece of equipment in the kitchen

Since I'm now 69 years old, I guess that qualifies me as the oldest piece of equipment in the kitchen. I do have a few little odds and ends from when I was a young woman but have tended to get the latest stuff when I see it because I am so tough on my appliances. I've gone through several coffee makers, toasters, mixers, etc. I just wish my things would last!
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Old 02-26-2002, 12:41 PM   #15
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OK Rudy2, it's lecture time - Now, if that coffee pot made the best coffee and you are NOT using it - what good did it do to buy it!!!!!!!! You've got to USE it to benefit from it!!! Ok, I'm done!

Carol - LOL on you being the oldest piece of kitchen equipment. They just don't make things like they used to. I bought a new washer and dryer and the washer shakes and walks like you wouldn't believe. I called about it and they say it does this because they are making them so much lighter now and that's just what they do. That's one thing I was looking forward to with a new one - no more finding my washing machine in a different place with every load of laundry!!!
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Old 02-26-2002, 01:42 PM   #16
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Kitchen equipment

I even had to smile at this myself being the oldest piece of kitchen equipment. (I am Cookies140). That is not surprising about the washer and dryer because things just don't last anymore. The biggest example of this I can see is computers and operating systems. This Forum has to be one of the best I've ever seen!!!
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Old 02-26-2002, 10:21 PM   #17
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Cookie, I know what you're talking about on the washer/dryer! WE got lucky! We bought the "used" (sort of) set that belonged to an attorney and his wife, who were remodeling ( ?????? ) their laundry room, and wanted a different color! 10 years old and TOTALLY spotless..even the vents! I think they must have had their towels and sheets done at the dry cleaners too! As for mixers, my inheritied 50 year old Sunbeam out performs ANY of the MANY expensive new ones I've had in the past. On coffee pots, I remember my grandmother using her old stove top model, adding a pinch of salt, plus egg shells into the basket...THEN pouring the brewed coffee into the pretty ELECTRIC one she'd been given for Xmas...to keep the coffee warm!
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Old 02-26-2002, 10:28 PM   #18
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I had forgotten about the salt and the eggshells Norma. My, how soon we forgot.............it's only been lkadmvmoe years since I've used one - oh, did I make a typing mistake??? I don't think so :p
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Old 02-27-2002, 08:04 AM   #19
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I had forgotten about the egg shells too...my father always used to put them in with a tiny bit of salt and the coffee sure tasted better than mine does ;)

Isn't this the neatest Forum? I absolutely love it! :D :D
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Old 02-27-2002, 02:16 PM   #20
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You like that big cheesey grin as much as I do!! :p
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