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Going back to old appliances

Postby Grandma Lynn on Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:45 pm

Here I am, living my life over...got
tired of the new coffeepots they have
nowadays.
Decided to go back to when we had
a stainless steel percolator ! Guess
what? Our coffee smells so good when
it's brewing. The coffee is always hot.
(Until you pull the plug) Easy to clean.
No extra things to buy for it.
And very reasonable.
Let's see, what's next?
P.S. bought it new, of course!
 
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Re: Going back to old appliances

Postby glenstar on Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:04 am

Percolators make the very best coffee. They are hard to find, though. I would love to find one. When I lived in NYC, I used only the old stovetop percolator. I loved watching it perk up to the top where you could see it. You had to time it just right in taking it off the burner. Ah, but was that coffee soooo good. I also have fond memories as a little child listening to the percolator in the wee hours of the morning as my dad was getting up to start his day at the mines.There was something so comforting about the sound and the smell that would filter into my bedroom.
 
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Re: Going back to old appliances

Postby kc26 on Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:59 am

As a kid my grandparents had a small cabin on a lake just north of here. After brewing the coffee, my grandma always had me dump the used coffee grounds into the lake (not sure that would be the environmental thing to do now a days). She always told me that it would attract the fish. I have no idea if it really did or not, but of course I believed it, and we always had good fishing there. I always assumed that was because of the coffee grounds.
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Re: Going back to old appliances

Postby Grandma Lynn on Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:29 pm

glenstar wrote:Percolators make the very best coffee. They are hard to find, though. I would love to find one. When I lived in NYC, I used only the old stovetop percolator. I loved watching it perk up to the top where you could see it. You had to time it just right in taking it off the burner. Ah, but was that coffee soooo good. I also have fond memories as a little child listening to the percolator in the wee hours of the morning as my dad was getting up to start his day at the mines.There was something so comforting about the sound and the smell that would filter into my bedroom.


We got ours at Amazon. It's a Presto. 12 cup, or less!
 
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Re: Going back to old appliances

Postby r0b13 on Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:43 am

Grandma Lynn wrote:
We got ours at Amazon. It's a Presto. 12 cup, or less!

thanks for the information
i hope i still find those at Amazons
nice post thanks guys !!!!
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Re: Going back to old appliances

Postby Grandma Lynn on Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:41 pm

You'd be surprised what I've found on
Amazon. And reasonable too.

Have my old wood and coal stove too.
Of course we use the modern appliances.
Except for wanting nice heat in the
winter. It seems to be warmer, more
even heat too. Grew up with the stove
heating our water and cooking our
food. Plus hot plates.

Have roasted a turkey one Thanksgiving
when the electricity went out. Family
thought it was the best one we've had.
Wasn't fun to make gravy with candles
and a flashlight!
 
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Re: Going back to old appliances

Postby Moe Gibbs on Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:43 am

I can't imagine living deep in the woods of the PNW without a wood stove and the simple appliances / equipment to furnish / purify my own [free] drinking water...no matter what.
A couple of young, self described "Preppers" with their "Paleo Piercings and Tattoos" moved into the vacant property next to mine.
You can easily see how committed to the "Prepper Culture" they are since they both drive flat black SUVs and wear camouflage cargo pants....[LOL]
Anyway, they had a new house built that has no wood stove [not even a fireplace] and their toilets don't even work without electricity to pump the sewage uphill to the septic tank.
Needless to say, they are totally helpless when we have our 4 or 5 power outages per year and even though I can furnish them with emergency electricity they freak out and abandon ship to go live with Mommy since they are both addicted "Gamers" and the electricity I provide them isn't "clean" enough to power their Gamer Equipment...LOL

What I would like to get as a backup to the chainsaw for processing firewood is a Two Man Buck Saw. They are still being made but are very expensive to buy new. The Lehman's Catalog is full of old appliances, but they all carry very steep prices.
 
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Re: Going back to old appliances

Postby Grandma Lynn on Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:14 pm

I wonder who got my Dad's two man saw.
I remember that one. Probably my oldest
brother. Fellows had to be synchronized
to cut the wood. Looked like fun to this
kid...
Hey, I remember even seeing the 2 men
on the train rails, one on each end of the
"cart" making it go. What was the name
for that? Gosh, I'm really old to remember
that. (I'm lucky to remember anything!)
 
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Re: Going back to old appliances

Postby Moe Gibbs on Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:40 am

Grandma Lynn wrote:I wonder who got my Dad's two man saw.
I remember that one. Probably my oldest
brother. Fellows had to be synchronized
to cut the wood. Looked like fun to this
kid...
Hey, I remember even seeing the 2 men
on the train rails, one on each end of the
"cart" making it go. What was the name
for that? Gosh, I'm really old to remember
that. (I'm lucky to remember anything!)


I've seen the 2 Man saws hanging up as decorations in restaurants, barber shops, etc.
Running a chainsaw isn't exactly effortless, plus you get to breathe all the exhaust fumes. The biggest headache is all the dirt that is in the tree bark and how quickly it dulls the cutting teeth.

The 2 man "See Saw" cart on the train tracks....I don't know what they were called, either. A more recent track maintenance cart design had a small gas engine. Some people nowadays buy those carts and reserve time on train tracks that aren't being used to go "joy riding" in those carts.
 
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Re: Going back to old appliances

Postby Grandma Lynn on Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:04 pm

"Handcar". Looked it up. Pretty good
history of them on ask.com
Said they were dangerous, as men died
using them. Must have some in a
museum. But I don't care to see them.
Seen em before, in use!
 
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