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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/03/30 18:10:37 (permalink)
What would you call it then?  Generally anything dating to the 80s is Vintage.............Before the 20s its antique
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/03/30 19:49:41 (permalink)
I just wouldn't label it other than being from the '60s or '70s.
 
Dawn, we must be the same age.
 
I received mine the day after I became eligible.
 
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/03/30 21:14:37 (permalink)
Fifty nine and counting the days from vintage to antique, except my value is inversely proportional to my chronological age.
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/03/30 22:21:10 (permalink)
Nope, I'm older at 61 and feeling it.
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/03/30 23:19:24 (permalink)
I guess this would count as an appliance but what about AM Radios ??  Better yet does anyone still listen to AM ??
 
Several years ago Clear Channel Radio had shut down one of our AM radio stations ( one that was on the air since 1960 ).  A few years ago after being dark for quite awhile somebody came out of the woodwork and restarted this radio station on AM 610.  I know the morning guy there. I can't help but wonder if it wasn't fr the fact they stream their audio online, I bet they wouldn't have any listeners at all if they stayed with being on AM only.
 
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/03/30 23:41:53 (permalink)
There are many AM talk/news radio stations in NYC. There was no talk/news during & for a time following Sandy...since the majority of them lost all signal.
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/03/30 23:45:12 (permalink)
Here's something to think about. Those of us that grew up with a dominant AM radio station during the 50s and 60's that ALL the kids were listening to was equivilent to social media. That was OUR facebook back then. School information, team information, reports where something was happening at the moment, even gossip such as who was going steady with who. Local DJ's that had connections to the community that inntely understood the pulse and nuance of the kids were the binding force that pulled everything together. That was sadly lost with the move to Corporate top 40 formula stations on FM in most markets. That broke the rivalrys and bonds between schools and people that once united them.
 
Just a thought.
 
To like or friend them, you just called the station with a request or gossip and probably got on the air too.
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/03/31 00:35:26 (permalink)
I listen to mostly AM Radio.  I somehow started listening to the news on my way home from work and haven't stopped.
 
Remember when having 7 transistors was better than 5?
 
Do they still make waterpicks?
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/03/31 10:28:44 (permalink)
Sundancer7 I do not suppose that TV is an appliance but has anybody seen tube TV's for sale recently.  Nobody sells them in Knoxville.

I managed to buy one a couple of years ago (the LCD one that would fit in the space would have been half the picture size), but I don't think they are being made anymore.
 
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/03/31 17:10:12 (permalink)
Seal-A-Meal - actually was around a few years, and I used mine a lot.  Those were the days before microwaves, which is probably what put them out of business.  You could take a large batch of chili or spaghetti sauce and freeze in small portions in seal-a-meal bags, then pop one in boiling water when you wanted it.
 
In that same era grocery stores had butchers.  I'd buy sirloin tip or chuck roasts on sale and ask the butcher to grind half, then I'd cut the other half in two, and seal them in the bags for the freezer.   
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/03/31 18:07:33 (permalink)
Seal-a-meal and competitors are still around, but the prices are  high for the bags if you put up a lot. We buy a lot during specials and flash freeze and also cook bulk and package portions. Ziplock has a manual hand pump and sells the same kind of diamond surface bags that are heavier for less even compared to the rolls.
 
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/01 00:08:51 (permalink)
Lawd...AARP found me about 3 mos before turning 50   and at 63 they are still asking me to join!
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/01 11:15:41 (permalink)
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When I was in college 20+ years ago, the old electric fondue pots were widely sought after, as they made excellent vessels for making ramen noodles.
Basically it's an electric saucepan, right?  My parents gave me one new at the start of my freshman year and it provided many Sunday suppers of Chef B pasta products, Spaghetti-Os, soup, etc.

Basically an electric saucepan, but the ones I remember were deeper than a sauce pan, with a narrower top and wider bottom, and the heating element was built into the bottom, instead of a heating stand that you could remove the pot from. We'd check the goodwill or "antique" shops, as they'd turn up there from time to time.
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/01 20:56:16 (permalink)
Sundancer
 
They still make vacuum tubes - but mostly internet sales only.
 
Marlene
 
Yes they still make water picks
 
AM stations lost favor when FM came out because the music could be broadcasted in stereo while AM is only audio (non stereo)
however they can produce an AM stereo signal now, but most AM radios are still (non stereo).
 
AM stations are switching or adding an FM transmitter (like 700 WLW here in Cincinnati) as of May 1, 2013 they will be broadcasting on 700 WLW AM and 94.5 FM.
 
In rural areas there are still quite a few AM stations.  One of my favorites is KLRZ out of LaPaz, LA "The Ragin Cajun"
They broadcast in AM and FM.
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/02 16:58:39 (permalink)
West Bend brand Stir Crazy Popcorn Poppers. 
We still use ours.
 
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/03 02:28:40 (permalink)
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AM stations lost favor when FM came out because the music could be broadcasted in stereo while AM is only audio (non stereo)
however they can produce an AM stereo signal now, but most AM radios are still (non stereo).


 
Actually AM Stereo has been around for quite awhile as far back as the early 80's that I can remember. Back then some AM stations who were in stereo had made a very BIG deal about it such as Buffalo's WKBW-AM 1520 with their jingles such as "....KB STEREO 15...W K B W " and " At Stereo 1520 on your Buffalo AM dial this is W K B W"
 
Others meanwhile not so much such as in NYC the old 66 WNBC-AM was in stereo as well but WNBC didn't promote it. I guess Don Imus at the time had said it best when a listener had called up WNBC back around 1982 or so and asked about them being in stereo.  I can recall Don asking the listener if he had an AM Stereo set only for the listener to say no. In Imus fashion "...then why do YOU care if WNBC is in stereo ?? We are in stereo but since nobody has an AM stereo set..well its NBC's  money not mine".
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/03 07:34:03 (permalink)
When we re-did the kitchen back in the 1980's we installed a built-in Kitchen-Aid trash compactor.  After a few months we quit using it due to 'lingering smells'.  For all I know, it's proably still there, along with the Jenn-Air downdraft grill/stove that never performed as advertised.  Both were rather expensive wastes of $$$.  I sincerely hope that ex-Mrs. Metro II is still "enjoying" them. 
 
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/03 09:52:12 (permalink)
The house my father bought when he retired to Hilton Head had one of those Jenn-Air units.  His experience was similar to yours -- it never worked properly, though I confess I never really understood what it was supposed to do!  It was already installed in the kitchen when he bought the house. For all I know, it's still there -- he moved to a different house, then to assisted living, before he passed away a few years ago.
 
 
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/03 11:21:14 (permalink)
BelleReve and DawnT,  There are some excellent suitable bags for the Foodsavers and Seal-A-Meals (now owned by Jarden, Foodsavers parent) on eBay; all are much lower in price.
 
BelleReve, my wife found a great deal on a room/air pkg. and we are coming into NOLA with friends on the 15th and staying at the Royal Sonesta!!!!!!!
Cochon Butcher, Jacque Imo, Parasols, etc. here we come.
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/03 13:07:17 (permalink)
Bellereve-there is still a wonderful butcher in town that will grind up meat on request. I sometimes buy a sirloin roast as you suggested, and have half ground up. I will do that, too, with a large sirloin steak-its only the two of us, so steak one night, sirloin burgers another...
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/03 14:43:39 (permalink)
I LOVE my trash compactor.  I get bags on Ebay.  Sears used to have them and might still if you can find a Sears.
 
I (my techs) repaired loads of those Jenn-Air, Thermadore indoor units.  Finally happened that parts were no longer made.
 
Interesting thing with Jenn-Air...  They sold the name and it's been sold many times since.  If you buy a Jenn-Air today, it's not what you think.
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/03 21:22:12 (permalink)
I got a Jenn-Air some 10 years ago (they were owned by Maytag at the time?) when I renovated my kitchen, specifically because I could only put the stove where the old one was - right under a window where I couldn't really put a vent hood over it. The downdraft vent actually works well - on skillets and smaller saucepans. Taller pots? Nope. I do like the interchangeable burner, griddle, and grill modules.
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/03 21:27:42 (permalink)
My customers that had them loved them.  They really didn't like when I told them that parts were no longer available.
 
The last place I found parts was with Sunbeam, I think.
 
There's still a company around that makes the indoor down drafts (I forget the name) but they really missed out by making them a different size.
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/03 21:34:10 (permalink)
Some years back I'd bought a 1960-vintage Telefunken hi-fi console out of a fit of nostalgia (exactly like one my Dad owned 50 years ago) - it has conked out a time or two with infrequent use, but I lucked out and found a very old-school electronics repair shop in town. One of those dark caverns filled with the ghosts of color tv consoles, reel-to-reel tape decks, refrigerator-size speakers...I'm pretty sure the owner has it as more a hobby than a business.
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/03 21:39:27 (permalink)
Woops. I got sidetracked.
 
I was here to mention wind-up watches.
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/03 23:33:53 (permalink)
Seal-A-Meals are quite popular here at the Northern tip of the Emerald Triangle, as one might guess.
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/04 01:33:50 (permalink)
How did the portioning post merge into this one?
 
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/05 15:12:49 (permalink)
I didn't know you could still buy seal-meal machines, thanks everyone - I never looked into it and I never knew if the vacumn seal bags that came later could be used from freezer to boiling pot.  The seal-a meal was good for cooked foods that tend to dry out on reheating.
 
MilwFoodlovers - I'm so jealous - I'll be at the FQ festival 4/11-4/12 and will get a tasting of some of the area restaurants thorugh food booths, but not as grand as eating at places like Cochon and Jacque Imo's.   Just curious, why Parasol's?   Check out the restaurant Re'volution in the Royal Sonesta, I'm hearing what a fantastic place it is, food and decor -
 
 
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Re:Appliances That Vansihed After A Short Time 2013/04/07 11:02:36 (permalink)
BelleReve, we will also be at FQFestival. We have been there every year for  the last 15 or so. Love it. The music is great, as well as the food.
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