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    Question How old is the oldest appliance in your home that you purchased?

    Ours has got to be our freezer. Its almost 21 years old. Hopefully it will last for years yet.

    How about you?

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    We moved here and the cooktop and refrigerator are 70's harvest gold. We had to get a new cooktop right away. It was just so gross and wouldn't come clean. Our refrigerator works but is on it's last leg, but still working. Our stove is 80's.

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    Sara, those old appliances sure seem to last longer than the new ones, don't you think.

    I had to get a new washer and it was just over a year and it needed repairs. Our fridge didn't last 10 years and we had to get a new one.

    Seems the older ones were just made better.

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    I agree, the older appliances last WAY longer. My Mom had her fridge and stove for YEARS and YEARS, bought a new fridge and stove 12 years ago and have since replaced both of them! Doesn't make much sense......it's the same with carpet!

    The oldest appliance in our home has to be our freezer, it's a huge one and I'm not sure how energy efficient it is though.

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    Our oldest appliance we bought together is a freezer too. May of 1985. The oldest in the house is a blender that Dh had before we met. Must be from early 70's.

    I think appliances in general were made to last "in the old days".




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    They're definitely still working fine, so no need for new outside of them being ugly, but no big deal there.
    I do think everything nowadays is built to break.

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    I read somewhere that the technology to make cars and appliances that would last for 50 years does exist, but manufacturers are against using it because they wouldn't be able to stay in business without replacements being sold more often.

    We moved here 3.5 years ago, so most of our stuff is newer. I think the oldest working appliance is probably the water heater, which is ten or so years old. We've replaced the furnance (rebuilt) and the dishwasher in the last three weeks. We've got plenty of avacado green bathroom fixtures, though!

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    Hmmm, I'm afraid to tell you for fear I will jinx myself...

    Our heater is 1987-it was 3 years old when we moved in.

    Water heater is anyone's guess-it was here when we bought the house.

    The oldest one we purchased is our 13 year old refrigerator.

    I have a 70's upright freezer that MIL gave me.

    Dishwasher is 15 years old-we bought it used-but it is a Kitchen Aid.

    Now I'm worried about my appliances....lol.

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    I'll lift that jinx for ya Danielle .........
    We bought our upright freezer 8 years ago and dh's grandparents had it for about 15 years before that......
    Our furnice is old too......
    We bought a new stove about 3 years ago, I had to replace it 1 year ago, the cost of the parts no longer under warranty exceeded the cost of a new one.....

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    Does a washer and dryer count as an appliance?
    My washer and dryer is 13 years old.They're both made by Kenmore and I hope they last a good while.

    My oldest Kitchen appliance is the stove and fridge.Both are 8 years old. The fridge is a GE profile,still looks and works like new.The stove however is a cheaper brand, Magic Chef.I don't think it'll last to much longer but I'll continue to use it till it dies lol

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    We have a 30 yr. old upright freezer.....it works but in my mind I imagine that it's what costs half of our electric bill . Been thinking about replacing the ol' girl.

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    we have a hand mixer from 1969 when my mom and step dad married..she wants to replace it but i wont let her..LOL im afraid as soon as i do it the new one will break

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    Tammy, you must have got the last good Kenmore appliances ever made, we have a 14 year old Kenmore washer and it has been breaking down constantly over the years, ugh, I've said several times that I would never, ever buy another Kenmore product, this one has been nothing but a piece of junk.

    We have a vacuum cleaner that is at least 16 years old, may have to retire it soon though because I'm starting to have trouble finding bags for it.

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    We had to buy new appliances 5 1/2 yrs ago when we moved in here--the woman that lived here before ripped them all out (they were new too, so the newness factor didn't matter, it was just that she had the nerve to take the stove, dishwasher, built-in microwave, etc.) She even took all the shades, toilet paper holders, EVERYTHING. Sorry I digress

    Our appliances are all 5 1/2 yrs old.

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    Ours is the water heater. It's still the original from 1976 and going strong! Now, that I've said that it may break down.

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