The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166107 Message #3991610
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
10-May-19 - 01:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: Elderly electrical appliances
Subject: RE: BS: Elderly electrical appliances
The Brooklyn Museum has a section of the fourth floor where you go past some colonial cabins that were scooped up from Flatbush Avenue and you look inside these hundreds of years old dwellings and wonder at how they lived, and then you go around a couple of more corners and you're into the Decorative Arts section where form and function in things like record players and toasters and wine decanters and chrome-plated blenders and who knows what-all are on display - as art. And you can see the beauty of the design of these things. The online stuff is only a little bit of what you see in there.
Every time I go through that exhibit I want to go home and polish a vacuum cleaner and hang it on the wall next to a small shelf with the old toaster and a polished radio.
Meanwhile, I've been using the same DAK/Welbuilt bread machine for forever (the ones that look like R2D2 and make a round three-pound loaf). It rattles and makes funny noises every so often, but keeps going so I keep using it, even though I have a spare for "just in case."