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When to Replace Household Objects

March 29th, 2016 at 09:26 am

There was an item in Apartment Therapy today: 4 Signs it's Time to Replace your Blender. I have a really old blender; really old. It was my grandparents' blender, and my grandma passed away in 1981. My blender is so old it looks like a prop in Mad Men.

Anyway, I thought I'd read the reasons why I should replace my old blender, and you know what? I didn't meet any of the criteria. My old blender still works well, so I'm keeping it!

I just had to replace my apple slicer (which we use a lot!) because it totally fell apart, literally, while slicing an apple.

But the blender (and most of my other very-old kitchen stuff) is ok.

I'm a little embarrassed that I even clicked on the link; sometimes I'm in too much of a consumer mindset.

What do you think?

6 Responses to “When to Replace Household Objects”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I've gone through several blenders because the motors wear out or burn out. You have a good one!

  2. starfishy Says:

    would love to see a photo of your mad men blender! Smile yes, i think in many cases, the newer the appliance, the faster it wears out. my oster blender is from the 80s or early 90s (i think it was $10 new) and i just started using it again to make smoothies. i probably wouldn't replace it unless it burned out. i have no idea what it's like to use a really good blender, like a vitamix, so i don't know what i'm missing out on and that's ok!

  3. Buendia Says:

    They don't make 'em like they used to! I will take a photo! I also have a Mad Men era hand mixer (also from my grandparents) and a bundt pan in the original box... you'll love the box!!! I don't have a really good blender either... I read about the Vitamix blenders sometimes, but it's probably better not to know!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I have a blender from the early 90s and use it with some frequency for smoothies. It still works great! I think it depends on the item. A blender is more of a tool, so I don't think it would be something most of us would choose to replace too often. However, clothes, home decoration and even furniture changes style...and it is tempting to replace it for those reasons.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Glad your blender is holding up well. It must have been made to last.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I have a hand mixer that was a college graduation gift (1997) that still works perfectly.

    I think as long as the appliance still does its job fine, keep it! Smile

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