Lifespans

Do household appliances that last 10+ years even exist anymore? It feels like 5 years max is what manufacturers aim for now.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    they do if you're not an inept moron that can't repair shit.
    the latest cope is that everything has a circuit board. well learn to diagnose electrical boards dumbass. Unless a uC went a lot of problems stem from power supplies, shorts and general filtering.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. I've had my dishwasher for 19 years, and I got it used. Repaired it twice. Some trivial problem with a blocked water level sensor. Skill issue.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just buy something used from other people. Most stuff that can be bought new is crap to be honest.

      Absolute brainlet take. You shouldn't learn more just because companies are screwing you over.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >everything has a circuit board
      everything gets more complicated and relies on MCUs more, at some point it becomes like phones where you just throw away the whole board and buy new.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Garbage disposal
    As in trash can?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Mutts have this crazy thing that mushes trash and flushs it down the drain, sounds insane right, no wonder you cant drink their water

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Mutts have this crazy thing that mushes trash and flushs it down the drain, sounds insane right, no wonder you cant drink their water

      I can't believe us Europoors are kept from this wonderful sensation.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My fridge is like 20 years old and works fine.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My grandma had a hot point fridge from the 50s or 60s until she died. I think my Uncle re gassed it twice for her in that time. It was still running when she died 2016 ish on the same compressor it left the factory with. She had a dryer around the same age that also still worked. Appliances used to be relatively much more expensive than today and were of a much higher quality. Cheaper material prices come into it too. Steel, copper, iron, nickel etc.

      Now every manufacturer hires bureaucrats to calculate the minimum amount of material and quality required for the product to pass it's warranty period.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The thing is even if you buy expensive shit it's cheaply made crap, just with more bells and whistles. My sister's family bought a very expensive dish washer and the thing broke in under a year and they had to wait days to get support to fix it.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >what do you mean this shit I bought 20 years ago still works fine I only had to fix it a few times since then
    every tiem

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've never had to fix it though

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it exists but in the form of:
    >buy appliance for $500
    >pay an extra $70 a year for extended warranty

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've never seen a kitchen hood that wasn't as old as the the rest of the kitchen

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There are some rare things like a Kitchenaid mixer, which is basically made out of solid steel.
    Also anything that's meant for professional use will last, because there's no excess bullshit plastic or software and things of that nature.
    Only downside is that commercial use appliances aren't necessarily that sexy in design and are often bigger than normal stuff.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    All the major brands still sell "low-tech" versions of their appliances. You can still get washers and dryers that run on relays. Same with dishwashers and fridges. Nobody is forcing you to buy the high end smart IoT fridge.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, every appliance in my house is older than this.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Do household appliances that last 10+ years even exist anymore?
    Yes
    Ironically it's the cheap poverty teir shit that lasts longer than the "premium" bullshit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This
      I still remember when nearly 10 years ago I purchased the cheapest, most poorgay-tier toaster I could find in a sale.
      It's a generic chink toaster so basic it doesn't even have an on/off switch. Paid less than 10 bucks for it, and wasn't expecting it to last more than 2 or 3 years. It's still running and working perfectly.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the only appliances I expect to die in less than 50 years are dishwashers and washing machines. pumping water and shit is gonna wear down no matter what, I don't blame them. but a fricking oven range lasting only 15 years? what the frick?

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