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To ask what the oldest item is in your house (that still works)?

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gluteustothemaximus Sat 25-Feb-17 21:21:30

Not an AIBU, just posting for traffic smile

I just realised that my hairdryer is 15 years old. It's a Remington, and it still works perfectly, so no need to replace it.

I also have a spice rack (spinny round one) which is 10 years old. The spices in it have changed, obviously wink

Anyone beat those?

donajimena Sat 25-Feb-17 21:22:31

Tumble dryer is 20 years old. They don't make em like they used to!

clairethewitch70 Sat 25-Feb-17 21:22:45

The oldest item in my house that still works is DH, that and my microwave which was a wedding present in 1993.

Oysterbabe Sat 25-Feb-17 21:22:56

Me. But I'm on my last legs tbf.

treaclesoda Sat 25-Feb-17 21:23:24

I have a 19 year old toaster that still works. No sign of it giving up, even though it has been used nearly every day since we got it. Everyone else I know has been through about six toasters in that timeframe. confused

Lovelongweekends Sat 25-Feb-17 21:23:33

My parents fridge is 40yrs old and still working!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 25-Feb-17 21:23:36

You do realise this will hex any Olde Appliances that people post about wink

celtiethree Sat 25-Feb-17 21:23:38

Radio alarm clock must be coming up to 30 years

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sat 25-Feb-17 21:24:33

My husband! It was my fridge freezer which gave up the ghost after 15 years a few weeks ago.

Our tumble drier is about 10 years old but has had a new thermostat and door so only bits of it are that old.

MrsBellefleur Sat 25-Feb-17 21:24:53

Not electrical but I have my nans cookie cutters that used to be her mums. Those things will outlast me!

WitchSharkadder Sat 25-Feb-17 21:25:30

Funnily enough, my hairdryer is also 15 years old and working perfectly well. I remember because it was the first gift DH ever bought me.

Other than that, DH. He's pretty old and still works okay 😄

celtiethree Sat 25-Feb-17 21:25:44

I had a hairdryer that was a present on my 17 bday kept it for 25 years and my son used it once and broke it 😔

NoSuchThingAsTooMuchCoffee Sat 25-Feb-17 21:25:49

What? You think a 10 year old spice rack is 'old'?

Do I inhabit a totally different planet to OP or is everyone else like this too?

I will start to consider some things old if they're maybe 30 years old. But then I'm currently sitting on a chair that is probably circa 120 years old.

Does everyone just replace everything in their house after 10 years? confused

Genuinely confused.

MrsMarigold Sat 25-Feb-17 21:26:17

A remote control car that is over 35 years old.

AtAmber Sat 25-Feb-17 21:26:24

I have a Bamix hand blender that my mum bought to purée my food when I was a baby. I use it every week. I will be 50 later this year.

mortificado Sat 25-Feb-17 21:26:43

DP grin

TheScottishPlay Sat 25-Feb-17 21:26:46

DH and my DM's food mixer from the early 70s which she got as a gift with her cooker. I use it all the time.

AndShesGone Sat 25-Feb-17 21:27:07

Art Deco fire (1932), still perfect

18 year old hair straighteners

OhTheRoses Sat 25-Feb-17 21:28:07

We have the original door bells. They hang from a wiry string in the hall, about 8 of them, outside there is a bell pull. When pulled they all jiggle and tinkle. They are 90 years old.

chitofftheshovel Sat 25-Feb-17 21:28:14

A hand crank singer sewing machine from the 1920's, now those things were built to last!

Millybingbong Sat 25-Feb-17 21:29:02

Also think 10 years is not old. Sitting next a sofa we bought for £50 13 years ago and it still feels temporary and new to us.

ActuallyThatsSUPREMECommander Sat 25-Feb-17 21:29:27

Not counting furniture and books of course, the oldest functional item may be the scientific calculator which I used for my A levels some 30 years ago. DH has some of his childhood Technical Lego which would be somewhat older than that.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Sat 25-Feb-17 21:29:35

My bed socks predate our relationship, so pre 1995. I still wear them every night except hot days in summer! they do get washed every now and again

DramaAlpaca Sat 25-Feb-17 21:30:03

I have a 29 year old fridge freezer, a 32 year old pressure cooker and a 27 year old food processor which are in regular use and all work perfectly.

I won't consider replacing them until they break down. I recently had to replace an 18 year old dishwasher and a 20 year old tumble dryer and I was quite sad to see them go.

Redkite10a Sat 25-Feb-17 21:30:07

I have an electric whisk my gran passed on to me. I'm sure it's older than me, I guess it's over 40 years old.

Our oldest non electrical item is a Victorian silver handmirror my grandparents got me. I did look up when the hallmark was from but can't remember.

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