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I bought this before I was married, never did progress to a Kenwood altho' I did get a special offer processor a few years ago. So the Sunbeam must be something over 40 years old and still in regular use. Anyone else still using "vintage" kitchen items?

Posted at 12th Nov 2009 - 09:44AM   Posted by Lily   Golden Oldie Comments: 8

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Yep, Lily! I have an elderly Kenwood Chef, and an elderly Kenwood Hand whisk too - both are 25 years old or there abouts.

Also have all my original saucepans, that I saved up and bought over the period of a couple of years from Harrods, pan by pan, which are Spring steel lined copper pans, and will probably be going strong in 100 years time!

The oldest item I own, is my Grandmother's Jam pan , c1920s, and it still beats the socks of the modern one I bought, although it weighs a ton!

Posted by: Zoe on 12th Nov 2009 at 10:41AM

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Faith's Avatar I'm using my mother's Kenwood Chef - it was her second one and probably about the same age as Zoe's or maybe 30 or so. The bowl from her first one I still have - goodness knows how old.

My sister has our grandmother's cake tins - she was married I think in 1911 or 1912 so they probably date from then.

Not a kitchen item but we have family christening robes dating over 150 years old.

Posted by: Faith on 12th Nov 2009 at 11:21AM

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Withy Brook's Avatar I don't have much of my Grandmother's stuff left, though when I was first married in 1955 I had lots. Not electrical though - there wasn't much of that! I too have an old jam pan but do not know it's age except that it is pre 1955. there are still quite a few old bits of hand equiment - even the odd wooden spoon and a jam making spoon. The latter came from Norway originally. A corner broke off as I made the strawberry jam this summer, but G stuck it back on.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 12th Nov 2009 at 03:28PM

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Blackbird's Avatar I have lots of vintage kitchen stuff starting with my gas stove that my uncle brought up from California in the late 50"s. I have a lot of my grandparents things as I lived almost next door to them. I love using all of it.

I'm also a sucker for old kitchen stuff at boot sales. The idea of someone's rolling pin sitting in a box of trash breaks my heart. So, home it comes.

Posted by: Blackbird on 12th Nov 2009 at 06:04PM

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Lampworkbeader's Avatar Not kitchen stuff but I have some of the first heated hair rollers ever made, and they still work.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 12th Nov 2009 at 08:11PM

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Silverhead's Avatar I have heated rollers which are on a thingy which attaches to the iron. Can't remember where I got them and can't imagine what to do with themSad
I also have a potato peeler which you submerge in a tub of water and turn the handle which in turn turns the blades which peels the pototoes.
This must be well over 70 years old and again,don't know what to do with itShocked

Posted by: Silverhead on 12th Nov 2009 at 10:24PM

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Camilla's Avatar Was just thinking the other day that I need to buy a new Kenwood Chef.

Lampie and Silverhead, ooh I remember when I had heated hair rollers when I had long hair in the seventy's, think they were called Carmen Heated Rollers, that brought back some memories.Smile

Posted by: Camilla on 12th Nov 2009 at 11:57PM

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I've got my mothers pressure cooker it must be 60yrs old now and still going strong..

Posted by: Bodran on 13th Nov 2009 at 11:08AM

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