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Old 02-23-2002, 02:32 AM   #1
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Your oldest piece of equipment?

For me it's got be my Kenwood Major mixer, I got it back in the early 70's and still use it today! The machine is brilliant, it can liquidize, mince, fill sausages, open cans, slice beans and 101 other things!

I don't see any point in buying the latest gadgets when my old one still does the job :) What's your oldest piece of equipment?

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Old 02-23-2002, 04:28 AM   #2
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Our oldest appliance is an 11 year old refrigerator. The appliance that has the shortest life span is a toaster. We just recently got a new one.
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Old 02-23-2002, 07:14 AM   #3
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Oldest Appliance

My mom still has things around the kitchen that have been around since I was born. I recognized them in the home movies.

One appliance she kept was a toster. I can't recall the brand but I bought her a new one about eight years ago when the one she had kept burning the toast.
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Old 02-23-2002, 07:26 AM   #4
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Does a husband count as an appliance? "It" still chops, dices, slices, cleans, makes toast rather nicely - some of "it's" features are showing a little wear but is still enjoyable to look at. This is a rather versatile appliance as it can sweep, walk the dog and rub feet!! Technically, this is my oldest appliance and I will have to stick with it!!!!

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Old 02-23-2002, 10:28 AM   #5
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;) I think I know somebody who isn't about to trade in that old appliance - sounds like it has been honed to perfection and the warranty is still good! They just don't build them like that anymore. LOL, Carol
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Old 02-24-2002, 12:48 PM   #6
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Well...this isn't a appliance, but does a cooking item count

I still use a green antique glass measuring cup my mom had. I believe she got it from my Grandma. I keep looking at Anchor Hocking measuring cups, but just can't bring myself to buy one. I actually have quite a few 'antique' dishes that I use all the time that were passed down from other generations. They look really nice in a china cabinet, but seems like I am 'closer' to my family that has 'passed on' when I actually use them all the time. Any one else do this too? Use antique items on a daily living basis?
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Hi Rudy2

It's me in disguise - vj!! LOL Thanks for posting R2 - and it was good to hear from you.

After my dad passed away I used his coffee cup every day. One morning as I was rinsing it out at work I dropped it. I NEVER cry when I break things 'cause I'd rather break them using them than dusting them - BUT, this time was different. I didn't actually think I could sob like that!! Well, the next morning when I came into work there was a paper bag on my desk. It had written on it - heard you broke my cup - here's another one for you, and it was signed "dad". The man I was working for was also a long-time very good friend and he bought me another one. I thought that was soooo sweet of him to do that.

I also like to use my mother's silverware that she used, and I'll have a cup of tea in her china cups. I have her things sitting out so I can see and use them. When it's just my husband and I for dinner I will use her plates, etc. A lot of them got broken during an earthquake so I don't have a full set.

I still use my mom's measuring cup. It's just an old glass Pyrex with the numbers almost gone - I suppose it's not dishwasher safe LOL!!! And my son still likes to use one of her quilts - not one she made but just one she had. It is totally falling apart and he loves it so much I just can't stop making him use it. Like I said - I'd rather they break or fall apart using them!!!!
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Old 02-24-2002, 03:27 PM   #8
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I married into a long line of packrats! I've got a Sunbeam stand up mixer, complete with most of the blades, and all the various bowls that came with it, circa 1940's, a '60's electric knife, still in the original box, a 70's blender, a double decker Wear-Ever roaster that was OLD when my 56 year old husband was a little boy! A wooden hand carved/painted crumb tray and "brush" made by my grandfathers grandmother more than a 100 years ago. I also have some canning jars with porcilin inserts...ages old! The "oldest" antique canning jar holds my supply of Emeril's Essense, the larger ones hold sugar, flour, etc...The crumb tray and brush are hanging on the wall...the rest of the stuff I use all the time, and they still work great, especially the mixer. My electric range is from the late '40's ....and is in excellent conditon, best range I've ever used. I don't have much from MY family, because my active 92 year old granny is still using it all! ;)
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LOL norma - if anything breaks you get to see how poorly things are made these days!!!! Thanks for posting (this is vjbme in disguise!!! LOL)

Sounds like you have some really neat stuff. We moved too much to be packrats.:(

Go Granny!!!!!! Keep on keepin' on!
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LOL vj!
We've been through THREE coffee makers in 7 months, and they were NOT the cheap ones! I am thinking of looking for an old time stove top percolater
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