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Re: What is your oldest working electric appliance?

My old friend, a Hamilton Beach Crock Watcher crock pot, about 50 y/o.  I'm replacing it because it only does one thing and the cord is getting brittle, the glass lid has a nick. The replacement slow cooks, sears, time and temp controllable and removeable insert can be used on stove or oven: An Instant Pot brand, $20 less for ordering this color, must be an unpopular color. Should arrive Monday.

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We bought a house in June of 2021.  It was built in 1983.  They left the washer and dryer.  I swear they must be the originals.  One is a Maytag and the other is a Whirlpool.  They are the best I've ever had.  Nothing fancy, no electronics or computer chips.  Turn the dials and hit the start knob.  Everything comes out great.  I hope they last as long as we do.

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Re: What is your oldest working electric appliance?

The oldest appliance is a freezer of 53 years. I bought it when I first moved into the house I still occupy. It is a Kenmore, with manual defrost.

I keep in in the garage as an extra. and every few years, I empty it, open the garage door on a hot day and let the ice fall. I think I paid about $200.

It has never let me down and will probably out live me !

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Re: What is your oldest working electric kitchen appliance?

kitchenaid tilt stand mixer from the early 1960s in avocado green.

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Re: What is your oldest working electric kitchen appliance?

*A GE handmixer from 1965.

*A Farberware electric coffeemaker. Was my aunt's, I inherited it when she passed in 1992. She had it for many years.

*Singer sewing machine that was my grandmother's; think it is from late 30's to early 40's.

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Re: What is your oldest working electric appliance?

 

Sunbeam stand mixer Mom got with Blue Chip stamps in the late 60's.

 

Also still have her electric skillet from the late 50's - early 60's but it hasn't been used for a decade, so not sure if it still works or not. 

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Re: What is your oldest working electric appliance?

@Jo1313  In my basement I have my mom and dad's 1947 Philco Refrigerator. The thing is a beast as far as longevity. They had it in their basement too my whole life. You just can't kill this thing. LOL

 

Meanwhile, both mom and I went through at least four refigerators apiece for upstairs in our kitchens.

 

They don't build them like that anymore. If it ever stops functioning, I have no idea who could fix it. I would probably just give it a nice funeral and junk it. LOL.Woman LOL I do enjoy the comforting sound of it humming. A familiar sound that I heard forever.Smiley Happy

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Re: What is your oldest working electric appliance?

My Black and Decker chopper.  It has to be at least 15 years old; maybe older.  Still works like a charm Smiley Happy

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Re: What is your oldest working electric appliance?

My Kitchenaid stand mixer--It sits out on my counter top and earns it's spot. I use it everyday or every other day. I have a hand held mixer, but by the time I get it out of the box and put together, it's easier to use the stand mixer. I'm a gadget girl so I probably have 40 to 50 small electrical appliances. My newest are the dash fall griddles.