The Lifespan of Large Appliances Is Shrinking

Either today or tomorrow I will be ordering all new kitchen appliances. This thread is continuing to make me feel sad.

I'm dreading this once our start going out. Considering my stove is down to 3 burners now it'll be sooner than later.

I also just remembered that my dad just replaced his oven a couple months ago. Original one was maybe 2 years old from new construction.
 
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I don't know how old the kitchen stuff in this house is, but we've been here 7 years. We did replace the fridge because it was FUGLY stainless (Sold it to our daughter, its still going strong). Re-skinned the dishwasher to get rid of that stainless, the stove is only partially stainless so it isn't quite so bad to look at, although I do have the part numbers to reskin it where needed if I get tired of looking at it.
 
Oooo, look at Mr. Moneybags over here throwing around new oil like a Saudi Sheik.

My little Walmart Briggs mower is 12 years old and still running the oil it came with. It gets the same gas as the weekwacker so maybe the 2-stroke oil helps?

With your Preventative maintenance skills the 2 cycle mix is the only shot it's got. :D
 
I’ve never blown a heating element in an oven before. This oven is only probably 5 years old. It’s a higher end one; cost us about 3 grand. The other day while baking something there was a loud humming and then a pop and flames visible in the oven. I quickly shut the oven off and let the smoke clear. This was the culprit.
I’ve lived in many, many houses and apartments with all kinds of ovens - new and old, high and low quality. This is one of the best and newest oven I’ve ever had, and this happens. Sign of the times.

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I’ve never blown a heating element in an oven before. This oven is only probably 5 years old. It’s a higher end one; cost us about 3 grand. The other day while baking something there was a loud humming and then a pop and flames visible in the oven. I quickly shut the oven off and let the smoke clear. This was the culprit.
I’ve lived in many, many houses and apartments with all kinds of ovens - new and old, high and low quality. This is one of the best and newest oven I’ve ever had, and this happens. Sign of the times.

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Not hard to change out , but the replacement will be built by the same place that built this one.:(
 
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Yeah - fortunately only $35 and a Whirlpool part number. Maybe I should buy a few since everything is disposable these days.
What pisses me off is that it put me at risk of a serious fire. If I had bacon in the oven there could have been a real problem. I do not consider my house a disposable item!
 
Yeah - fortunately only $35 and a Whirlpool part number. Maybe I should buy a few since everything is disposable these days.
What pisses me off is that it put me at risk of a serious fire. If I had bacon in the oven there could have been a real problem. I do not consider my house a disposable item!

Where is your closest fire extinguisher? With labels...
 
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