"Last Supper" with a couple of old friends

cookncarpenterFebruary 26, 2013

Just got word our new Bluestar and Leibherr are being delivered tomorrow! While you might imagine how excited I am, I'm also a bit sad to see a couple of old faithful appliances go. We purchased the Amana bottom freezer shortly after buying the house in 1984! Except for the ice maker quitting a couple years ago, It has worked perfectly without a hitch. Then there's the 'ol faithful Thermador 36" gas cooktop that we installed in '86 ...limping along with one seized burner valve, and two broken knobs, but refusing to die, wondering what shall I prepare tonight for what might be the last meal ever to be cooked on it...

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Molly Phillips

Awww, so cute being sentimental about your appliances. :) I picture them in your garage after seeing their shiny, beautiful replacements come through the door, saying to each other, "What the ????"

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 5:25PM
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ginny20

It is bittersweet, isn't it? Your new ones are good brands. I hope they will make you just as happy as these have.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 5:29PM
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eleena

Wishing you luck!

And I think your feelings are completely justified! :-)

The "new and shiny" stuff is not always better than "oldies but goodies", LOL.

Please report back about how you like your new appliances.

(edited for a typo)

This post was edited by eleena on Tue, Feb 26, 13 at 20:36

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 7:38PM
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cookncarpenter

eleena, after reading these forums for a few months now, I'm afraid what you say about the new stuff may be all to true :( ...I'm thinking if the new stuff lasts half as long as the old stuff did, I'll be happy

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 8:22PM
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Laura517

We have really old appliances in current home that I kept hoping would die so we could justify buying new. Never happened! Our dishwasher is probably from the 70s and our fridge has to be about 20 years old! They just don't make them like that anymore.
So what did you make for dinner?

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 8:29PM
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eleena

That is why I don't replace appliances till they "die", seriously.

I am not sure that the new $9K Sub-Zero will work any longer or any better than the previous $600 "cheapie" (though I am sure it'd look a lot better, LOL).

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 8:38PM
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