I am a believer in the concept of use it up. I usually will not get rid of something until it has broken or no longer works. Well last week, we had to go out and get a new grill. The one we had, my parents gave us the year we moved into this house. That was over 30 years ago. This says something about Weber grills. We had replaced the grate inside but until last week the rest of the grill was fine. The old legs just finally gave out. We purchased another Weber kettle grill. There were several comments from family members who thought we should get a gas grill with all the fancy attachments, but I feel that if you have one of those, you might as well cook inside in the oven. So we will continue to grill with charcoal...on our new Weber. Looking forward to cooking the turkey on a shiny new grill for Thanksgiving.
I also lost my crockpot last week. I put chicken, potatoes, carrots and corn in to cook and the crockpot wouldn't work. Now, I really had been considering a new one with the removable bowl. The one that died last week was an original Rival that was a wedding gift all those many years ago. It was red and matched my red kitchen 35 years ago. But it was just so hard to clean. I think maybe it knew and just decided to get back at me for considering a new one. So I do need to go out and look for a new slow cooker. If anyone has a particular brand you like, let me know.