Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I Lost 2 Old Friends Last Week

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.


  1. Oh my! I thought you had lost Louie there for a second. Well at least you can replace the grill and the crockpot. I don't have any recommendations for you on the crockpot as I have one that doesn't have the removable bowl either and I so wish it did.


  2. I hope the new ones give you as many years good service as the others did. I have a new crockpot, it has a removable bowl, I like that part of it but it does not cook as well as my old, old, old one did. Some things they just don't make as well as they once did. Hugs

  3. It will be interesting to see how you feel about the service you receive from the new ones. Is the new grill lighter, etc? I'd say you've gotten your money's worth from those two appliances.

  4. Your story sounds like mine. We had our original Weber for years...it made the best burgers. We replaced it with a gas grill. The flavor just isn't the same.
    I had the orginal red rival crockpot. I bought a new one with a gift card last year after Christmas. I call it the "Cadillac " of crockpots. The Wolfgang Puck 7 qt. slow cooker. I love it. It has the removable bowl, glass top, and is digital. It has caused me to use the crockpot more and try new recipes that I wouldn't have tried. Soups, stews, roasts, chicken...yum. It's something that I use all the time, but especially in the winter. Balisha

  5. I can't believe that crock pot finally gave out, it was older than me! Get one that has the removable bowl, it's so great and easy to clean. Come to think of it, they probably don't make them without the removable bowl anymore... The one you got me for Christmas is simple and working really great!