What is the oldest appliance you have in your home?

United States
March 17, 2009 7:38am CST
I just realized that my Kenmore washer and dryer are 32 years old this month! They have survived a few moves and heaven only knows how many times they have been used. They are still in great working condition except for a couple of rust spots. They have never been repaired or ever had any problems with them. Now I just hope I have not jinxed them by alerting the repair demon to their age. I wonder if this is some kind of record?? I have replaced many coffee pots and microwaves. What is your oldest appliance?
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@RDKOSASIH (101)
• Indonesia
17 Mar 09
i have laser disc player obout 20 years
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• United States
17 Mar 09
I did not know that laser disk players were available 20 years ago. Where did you get it?
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• Indonesia
17 Mar 09
do know vcd player laser disc player is same with vcd player but the disc more big than vcd
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• United States
17 Mar 09
Im not sure how old the washer and dryer are, but i do know that there the oldest applicance in my house. I believe we bought them when we first moved into theh ouse or even before so 10 years or older. They still work good and nothing is wrong with them. The kitchen was updated about 2 or 3 years ago so we bought all new appliances, so there fairley new, but we will have to buy a new refrigerator soon becasue things inside (shelves) are breaking.
@baileycows (3669)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I would have to say my dang stove, but I am in the midst of replacing it. It was there when we bought the house two years ago and I would venture to say it is probably 20 years old. It has an old clock on it and now two of my eyes are broke. So we are renovating our whole house to update it my stove will be replaced soon. Thank goodness. I cant wait to get a flat top and all 4 eyes to work properly.
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• United States
17 Mar 09
The blender I use in my house was a wedding gift given to MY PARENTS in 1962. Still works fine!
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• United States
17 Mar 09
That is really amazing. You ought to get in touch with the company that made it maybe you'll get a prize or something!!!
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• United States
17 Mar 09
I've also got Pyrex Corning ware that I use in my oven every day that my parents got as wedding gifts! AND I've got a bunch of glass drink mugs from McDonald's that I got in the seventies, we still use those every day too!
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• Pakistan
18 Mar 09
m m I don't know that what is the oldest appliance I use in my home. Yes, Picture of my grand father and his turban. My father has framed and saved them in glass made safe. We use to see these thing and also use to show it to guests who come to our house. Another thing is stick of my grand father that is also arranged to exhibit in frame of glass made safe. These things are decorated here in drawing room of our house and we feel that these are most old and sacred to our family.
• United States
18 Mar 09
It sounds as if you have some very special family treasures in your home. It is also very nice to read they are treated with such respect.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I have a toaster oven. It is very old. I had it repaired and cleaned once many years ago. It works great. I bought it in 1977. Like you, I have replaced many other appliances over the years but not this one.
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• United States
17 Mar 09
Your toaster oven is a little older than my wash/dryer as I got them in March 1978. I feel quite sad at the thought of losing them. Almost like part of the family!!
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@mummymo (23709)
17 Mar 09
OMG Whiteheather That is amazing - it is is difficult to get a washing machine to last 5 years now - they just aren't built to last the way they used to be and I truly believe that manufacturers do that on purpose now! I think my oldest appliance has to be ....goodness I can't really think! Our hoover is 9 years old and needs replacing does that count? Failing that it has to be the other half - he is 29 and getting a bit wonky sometimes too! lol xxxx
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• United States
17 Mar 09
Ha ha ha I was waiting for someone to mention their other half.
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@mevko4 (22)
• Bosnia And Herzegovina
18 Mar 09
My oldest thing is hair dryer its like from middle ages!!!!!!!!!!!!
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
17 Mar 09
The last fridge we bought and moved from Tenn to here was bought in 1998 when we bought a house and needed one Next is washer that was bought around the same time. oops I forgot my micro wave I won when we lived in Ind. was got in 90 So I guess thats my oldest and it really has been moved alot! And it seems like now I keep replaceing coffee pots and electric frying pans!
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@Archie0 (4671)
17 Mar 09
Yes i have a very old appliance that is my fridge. it is very old since i am born it is there in my house now its of 23 years.lol as i am..
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• United States
17 Mar 09
I dont actually know most of the appliances were here when we moved in I know it isnt the dishwasher because we just replaced it (twice) the one that we replaced was 12 years old.
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• United States
17 Mar 09
hmm..probably my dryer? it's been repaired several times for the heating coil,but it still works. i think that's the oldest(27)..unless you count manual powered ones,in which case that would be our 100 yr old meat grinder.
• United States
17 Mar 09
Wow I think that is very cool a 100 year old hand appliance! That is surely a real antique.
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• United States
17 Mar 09
yea,they made them good back then..it still works,so i see no reason to get rid of it.now,if i could just get a mr.coffee to last longer than a year and a half (mom has it constantly on)
@weemam (13389)
17 Mar 09
My oldest one is 70 years old , dish washer and washing machine tumble drier all combines his name is JIM :) :0 .. Sorry pal I just couldn't resist :) Wee xx
• United States
17 Mar 09
Sounds like a pretty good deal. Mummymo says she also has one like that at home but he is not as old as yours!
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@weemam (13389)
17 Mar 09
He is not as old as mine but he is a nice guy too pal :) Wee xx
@raydene (9875)
• United States
18 Mar 09
Hmmmm...let's see... Most likely it's the electric stove It was a used stove when I bought it about 5-6 years ago I have been tossing and replacing old stuff since I tossed out the husband! I am getting rid of the useless junk hubby included. xoxoxoxoxo
• United States
18 Mar 09
I remember when you chucked the old hubby.....out with the old in with the new???
@sacmom (14336)
• United States
18 Mar 09
It would probably have to be the dishwasher. I think it was installed when the house was built, which was back in the 60's, I believe. As it is so old I don't trust it to wash the dishes, so I do them by hand. But even if I had a new one I'd probably still wash the dishes by hand anyway. Old habits are hard to break, after all.
• United States
18 Mar 09
I also have have a dishwasher that has been here since my house was built so it it 25 years old but like you I never use it. It is still in good working condition but I still wash, what few dishes I use, by hand.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
17 Mar 09
I guess that it has to be my dishwasher. Although it could be my entertainment centre, or my mobility system, or my seeing eye thingy. Hmmm. It's tricky, I got them all on the same day nearly 51 years ago. My oldest appliance is ME!
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Oh yea I forgot to mention that my dishwasher is really old, is in not so good shape ether, it dosent wash that well so I have to make sure that I rinse the dishes real good before putting them in the dish washer.
@AmbiePam (46873)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I'm guessing the oldest appliance in my apartment is the stove or the dishwasher. But I can't be sure because I did not purchase them myself. Of the appliances I bought, my microwave is the oldest. I don't know what brand it is, but it is about eight years old. It is a very good microwave. I guess it is a pretty high wattage, so it doesn't take long to cook or warm items up. I know eight years old isn't very old for an appliance though.
• United States
17 Mar 09
You are luckier than me. I have never had a microwave last 8 years.
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@SViswan (12095)
• India
4 Mar 10
A few years back, we had a fridge which was almost 30 years old. It belonged to my mother who handed it down to me. We also had an almost 25 year old washing machine handed down to us....but we never used it. It was with us for a couple of years and then we gave it away. I don't even know if it was in working condition. But the fridge, we used and except for filling gas once,, it worked pretty well. We gave it away when we bought a sleeker fridge a couple of years back.
• United States
7 Dec 09
Right now I guess I would have to say the oldest thing that still works for us is our dryer though we did have to replace the belt inside of it wich was far cheaper than buying another. I would also say my stove but it's not acting quite right & that will probably be replaced soon.... unfortunatly. You are fortunate to have a pair that have worked so well for you for so long. I think with things not being of quality any more and made from parts all over the world & assembled somewhere else as well things don't last as long as they used to.
• United States
7 Dec 09
um..has to be the kenmore dryer. i think it's an 81 or 82 model. the heating coil's been replaced a few times,but that's worth it compared to a new.