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MSE News: A 32-year-old sandwich toaster and a 1960s kettle...

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MoneySavers have revealed their oldest still-working household appliances after a story about an elderly couple getting rid of several appliances they bought over 50 years ago went viral...
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'A 32-year-old sandwich toaster and a 1960s kettle: MoneySavers reveal their oldest still-working appliances'
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  • Former_MSE_Andrea
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    Waits for the first person to say "my husband/wife"... :)
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  • LameWolf
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    How about a 60 year old Kenwood hand-held mixer? It originally belonged to Mr LW's grandmother, and is now in regular use in our kitchen. It still has it's original box, too, though this is a little battered, and has been repaired with stick tape more than once.
    My only "gripe" if I can call it that is that it has the power cord coming out of the "wrong" side for easy use by a left-hander like myself. :D
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  • maisie_cat
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    I know it's not strictly a household appliance, but I have a black & decker electric drill from the 1960's I think. The body is all metal and it has a yellow colour scheme, so before the orange colour now associated with that brand
  • olgadapolga
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    I've got a 31-year old clock radio that my parents gave me, as well as a 36-year old radio/cassette player. The 31-year old clock radio (a bedside alarm type) is in daily use and has been since the day I got it, it's been all over the country with me as I've moved from place to place.

    My husband has an electric clock that dates back to the 40's or 50's, it came from grandparents. Still working!

    Not exactly a household appliance in regular use (only annually) - my mother has a set of Christmas tree lights that date back to the 1940's, she said that her parents purchased them just after WWII. They are Disney "Fantasia" ones and they are still working.
  • ivyleaf
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    We're still using the cooker we bought when we moved in here 34 years ago. LW's Kenwood beats that hands down though :T
  • Former_MSE_Andrea
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    Someone elsewhere on social media has said using old appliances isn't MoneySaving as they use more energy.
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  • chesky
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    MSE_Andrea wrote: »
    Someone elsewhere on social media has said using old appliances isn't MoneySaving as they use more energy.

    Maybe, but on the other hand, they probably work better. I still mourn the loss of my old Parkinson Cowan Prince gas cooker which I had to ditch when i updated my kitchen about ten years ago. It was nearly fifty years old and the flashy new Stoves oven and hob aren't a patch on it.
  • badmemory
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    I guess it doesn't really count to still have in daily use cutlery given to my parents as a wedding present in 1945?
  • Slinky
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    I've got a 31-year old clock radio that my parents gave me, as well as a 36-year old radio/cassette player. The 31-year old clock radio (a bedside alarm type) is in daily use and has been since the day I got it, it's been all over the country with me as I've moved from place to place.

    My husband has an electric clock that dates back to the 40's or 50's, it came from grandparents. Still working!

    Not exactly a household appliance in regular use (only annually) - my mother has a set of Christmas tree lights that date back to the 1940's, she said that her parents purchased them just after WWII. They are Disney "Fantasia" ones and they are still working.



    We have a clock/radio which is nearing 30 and some Christmas tree lights from the 1950s, still with the original box.
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    I regularly service my mother's 32 year old kitchen appliances (dishwasher, oven, hob, washing machine, dryer) - since they're Miele you can still get spares! (they cost a fair bit, but cheaper than ripping the kitchen apart to replace)

    The fridge, on the other hand, is 39 and hasn't needed anything doing to it for about the last 20 years...
    (and it isn't that terrible in terms of energy efficiency either)
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