You know, I just realized that I didn't count my hand mixer, although I use it all the time. We got it as a wedding present back in 1980. My mom is still using the crock pot I bought when I was 16 (in 1973
), and a percolator my husband bought in 1980. My sister, who sews a lot, still has my grandmother's Singer, which must have been bought around 1961, making it as old as she is.
I swear some of the appliances have a built-in self-destruct mechanism, as we lost a washer, dryer, range and dishwasher within a three-week period in 2001. The range and dishwasher were 19 years old, though, and bought at the same time.