As I cleaned out my pantry and kitchen cupboards recently, I found a few old things that I'm just not ready to part with yet. In fact, I have kept them long enough that they are now collector items. And the thing is, I still use them!
nesting bowls and storage containers were wedding gifts in 1971, are
still intact after all these years...and get used regularly. They get a
little warm in the microwave, so I'm not sure they should go there.
sets are actually collector items...but mine wouldn't be in high
demand, since they have been in and out of the dishwasher on a regular
basis and are looking somewhat faded. They work for me.
My favorite little hand mixer was another wedding gift...a Hamilton Beach
model that I love. It is still stored in the original box...which is
looking very ratty! I use my Bosch machine for all the big jobs, but
this little mixer still gets used. I'm sure they don't make appliances to last that long
This Pyrex coffee perculator was my go-to coffee maker for many years. Now it gets little use and would fetch a good price as a collectable...but it still makes a good cup of coffee when the power goes out!
My original electric kettle is also still alive and well...although I
have replaced it with one that has an auto shut-off switch for everyday use. I am still hanging on to the old kettle...since it is much better looking than my new one!
All that to say that old things have value. I have to keep telling myself that these days...since I had another birthday this past week. It was a milestone birthday...one which confirms that I am a very old thing.
Do you have some favorite 'old things' in your kitchen. Tell us about them in the comments!