I finally threw these away
I have (now had) 2 expensive items that had been replaced but I couldn't bring myself to get rid of them so they've been in the garage. Both worked okay but had problems at times. One was a stand mixer and the other was a top of the line coffee maker. One reason I kept them was thinking that if the replacements broke, I'd still have something I could use in the interim. Maybe it was my mood today or the fact that I had a bit more space in the garbage can that was ready to be taken out to the curb but I finally threw them out. It really does feel good.