Is your house an appliance hell?

@dizzblnd (3073)
United States
September 30, 2008 7:07pm CST
If that question caught your eye, then I know you know what I mean. It seems for as long as I can remember, appliances always die at my house more often than anyone I know. It can be a simple thing such as a useless piece of plastic breaking off of the machine to a major problem such as opening the brand new item and it not working. It can be a large appliance or small appliance, it doesn't matter. If it comes to my house.. it will break. It can be new, used or old.. there is no mercy. The same thing happens with utensils, they always seem to get melted, or broken. Pots will warp, glasses and plates get broken more than I care to say. For instance, just recently, my glass top stove has acquired a crater on one of the burners. I can't tell if something fell on it and it chipped or if something got super heated and melted the glass. Of course no one that uses the stove (everyone in my house) knows what happened. Please tell me I am not alone.. I would hate to think that I am alone in my curse.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Hmmmm well as long as my husband doesn't use them they don't break. It's not really that he breaks them he just doesn't put them where they belong and they are lost for a while. I did set my pan on fire several months ago I noticed orange coming from the kitchen and it was my favorite pan on fire. It was a grease fire and took off like crazy.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
1 Oct 08
See... I can't even blame it on hubby (except my mixing bowls disappearing into his shop I hope there was no more damage to your house than just the pan, although it does suck to lose a favorite
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• United States
1 Oct 08
I don't really have an real problem with kitchen appliances breaking down or just plain breaking on me, since though I do have several I hardly use any of them except the coffee maker. To use to doing everything by hand, so though they do get used occasionally (when I'm being to lazy..lol), they usually just sit up in my cupboard collecting dust. Though electronics hate me it seems. I'm always replacing a piece of stereo equipment, computer keyboard; mouse; monitor, digital video disc player or vcr. Doesn't matter if I got it for myself or if someone gave me the equipment as a gift, within a few months time something on it stops working as it should. Annoying at best, but I've learned to get use to it.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I don't usually have a problem with the electronics. I have heard that some people have a higher magnetic field than others, thus causing these types of malfunctions.. especially with watches and anything mechanical worn directly on the body. Maybe you are one of them At least you have learned to expect it... I keep thinking that everything will be different with each new purchase
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• United States
1 Oct 08
Well with the way things are highly priced these days, one would think you would get something that would last for awhile, though it is just not the case these days. Things are to hurriedly put together anymore, thus quality just doesn't go into them. So basically all one is paying for in this day and age is the brand name. I've never heard of the theory of people possessing a magnetic field before that would effect electronics, though it sounds interesting. Once I have the time to, will have to look into it. Although it might explain why I have such a hard time with my electronic equipment, it just hates me.
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@arthi_88 (1518)
• India
1 Oct 08
As long as my brothers don't start fidgeting with the appliances they remain in perfect health...But as soon as they start experimenting with it,it puts its hands up!! Last month they melted the brand new gas sandwich toaster and got hell from my mom..Somehow I feel they seem to enjoy the reactions they get after spoiling an appliance and the appliances themselves alone start behaving in an odd manner at times without any reason.. So guess you are not alone cursed!!!We All Are!
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
1 Oct 08
My brother used to take apart EVERYTTHING to see what made it tick. It made my mother nuts! So I know what your household is going through. My son does the same thing Welcome to mylot, I hope you enjoy it here
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@hotsummer (10444)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
i don't have the same experience of appliances just breaking off or just being burned without reason. though i had some experiences like that before. but mainly because of my carelessness and not just because of unkonwn reason or just some bad luck. but now i am more careful and responsible with the apliances we have in our kitchen. cause i don't want that or those appliances to be the caues of fire in my place. cause there were times before that we left something cooking and burned . luckily that there was nothing serious happened. we were able to turn off the stove before it has burned more and ause a fire in my kitchen. every time i cook i make sure i will not leave the kitchen so that i will not forget that i was cooking something.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I do admit.. some of it it due to carelessness. A majority of it though is just bad luck. I have a bad habit of leaving the kitchen when boiling water with milk... BAD idea...
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
1 Oct 08
It seems like everything we buy has some kind of problem. It is awful. You definitely are not alone!
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I wonder why? I do realize the world is an imperfect place but come on! Give us a non-break already!
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Hey dizz! I thought I was the only one that had this curse! I thought I was the only one that had things break when they were basically new or brought new things home and had them not work and had to bring them back to the store because they were defective! It doesn't matter what it is. Like a phone I bought. There were boxes of them on the shelf. I took my time picking a box. Of course the one box I picked was a phone that was defective and I had to bring it back! That seems to happen to me over and over again! Why me I always say! Am I the only one this happens to? I have not luck either. Things just break on me. Just like you described! It can be something small, but it will break. I even sometimes will buy 2 of something just in case! I was going to buy another egg slicer the other day and my boyfriend looked at me like I was crazy because he just got me one. It was only $1 and I know it will break! I didn't get it and I know I will be sorry!
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Thank you Opal. I was beginning to think I was the only one! I have an egg slicer for which I paid 9 dollars. I hadn't had it 2 weeks and the d@mn thing came apart. I don't get it. It is odd how we can choose the best looking, no dents, no damage box, but we plug it in, turn it on and NADA! Go back to the store, and it works for them... or you get another box that is more beat up and BOOM.. It works and last forever. What a weird curse. Thank you for sharing now we know we are not the only cursed people
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• Philippines
1 Oct 08
Hi there dizzblind! We do not have problems when it comes to appliances, or utensils for that matter, here at home. We are very careful in using our stuffs as we know how expensive these things are. If there are any problems with certain stuffs at home it's not because of carelessness but it is more of constant use and of course, the passage of time. If things are broken and can't be repaired anymore, we just dispose it so as to save space at home.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
1 Oct 08
You are lucky not to have this problem. I understand the normal wear and tear.. what kills me is the new stuff that breaks or never works to begin with.
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• Canada
1 Oct 08
I woudln't say my house is an appliance h3ll, but it does seem to be h3ll for computers and computer equipment. I have had more computer equipment die at home, than you'd care to know. I guess that's why I now use my computer outside of my home. haha That and the fact that it's cheaper to use the internet at the coffee shop.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
1 Oct 08
That is quite odd that computers come to your house to die. Maybe you have some out of whack frequencies that need to be investigated by Mulder and Scully
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• Italy
1 Oct 08
i live in paradise city..ok?
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