Many people have at least a few old gadgets lying around in their homes but the thought of throwing it away sometimes is just too emotionally heavy. Even though modern technology is rapidly evolving and can offer us things that a few decades ago were simply unimaginable, sometimes you just can't resist the good old nostalgia. Even when those damn gadgets have gone out of order ages ago. And we still don't seem to be able to let go of them.

But let's get real for a sec—if you've got some old tech that no longer works piling up in your home, you should definitely get rid of it. Seriously, recycle it. It's not that hard—just go to your nearest electronics recycling point (and don't forget to bring your goods along with you). You're gonna declutter your home while at the same time helping the environment—two birds with one stone!

And now let's take a moment to talk about those old gadgets that STILL WORK and don't seem to stop anytime soon, even after all these years. Yes, the true MVPs. Twitter user Zoe Kleinman recently asked her followers to tell her about their oldest functioning gadgets and got some pretty interesting answers. We invite you to have a look through some of these old devices people are still using today. Spoiler alert—some of these gadgets are more than 50 years old!

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MsM
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5 months ago

That's really cool looking

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Rose the Cook
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5 months ago

Now that is a treasure.

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Daria B
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5 months ago

Bring on the downvotes, but I'm not sure how great of an idea this is. Modern technology was built in accordance to regulations regarding environment protection and overall consumer safety. But, then again, our parents and grandparents survived, so I guess it isn't that bad. Just be cautious.

Laugh Fan
Community Member
5 months ago

As long as the property is wired up safely with all the relevant circuit breakers (requirements obviously vary across the world) then if an appliance develops a fault it should just trip a circuit breaker and not cause any problems. Of course there are going to be properties that haven't been rewired in decades - that would be a concern. Old appliances would be likely to cause tripping faults but anything can go wrong - new appliance or old. So, I would think it's safe enough as long as the property hasn't got ancient wiring! 🤞

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iblowsheep
Community Member
5 months ago

I'll admit it looks kind of neat, but not very practical. I mean that fridge is TEENY. I couldn't even fit all my beer in there let alone food.

Laugh Fan
Community Member
5 months ago

You don't have a separate Beer Fridge???

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Blackheart
Community Member
5 months ago

There is a trend of refurbishing retro appliances, often updating them for efficiency. This can be done with cars, why not appliances?

Matt Lopez
Community Member
5 months ago

come through electricity bill :D

Craymoss
Community Member
5 months ago

I could only imagine how unsafe and costly this is.. Those old fridges were toxic af. The new appliances are coded for today’s specific uses and electrical networks. If everything is still as it was, this would be a huge danger and money hole..

M O'Connell
Community Member
5 months ago

The efficiency of this type of refrigerator really isn't too bad. The awful ones were frost-free models made between the 1960s and 1980s, those were absolute pigs when it came to power. Manual-defrost refrigerators are quite efficient as they aren't wasting energy to cycle the defrost heaters. This 'fridge likely uses R12 (which was also the propellant for OG silly string) can be directly converted to run on R134A. If you don't believe me, look up the Energy Star ratings for refrigerators with and without auto-defrost.

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JessG
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5 months ago

That dishwasher! Whew! Really need the counter space for that sucker!

Toasty
Community Member
5 months ago

Whoa, this is too much for my tastes.

Dave Chapman
Community Member
5 months ago

I Love your White drawers, Blue doors and Blue countertops!

Becklass
Community Member
5 months ago

I love this!!! Wonderful idea

Halee Brady
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5 months ago

It almost looks like a dollhouse cause everything's so cute!

MRS FLASHMAN
Community Member
5 months ago

I love this!

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
2 months ago

Fallout: Kitchen Designer

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
5 months ago

Good for you. You're always on a trip down memory lane!

Germán Martinez
Community Member
5 months ago

It looks like the Mickey Mouse House in Disneyworld

NWB
Community Member
5 months ago

I wonder how power hungry they are? Like new stuff uses less power.

Matt Lopez
Community Member
5 months ago

come trough electricity bill :D

Emma M
Community Member
5 months ago

So cool!

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
5 months ago

Nope. This is from a doll house. All too adorable.

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
5 months ago

Daz great.

Z Kalnina
Community Member
5 months ago

And the electricity bill?

Daphne
Community Member
5 months ago

Lovely kitchen!!!

Katie and Jared Coates
Community Member
5 months ago

Marry me

Uchman
Community Member
5 months ago

His electricity bill must be awesome!

Tina B
Community Member
5 months ago

Yikes, the electricity.

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Peter Bear
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5 months ago

Oh jeez, we had that exact microwave when I was growing up! I'd completely forgotten about it until I saw that pic, and bam! Instant flashbacks!

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Becklass
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5 months ago

Awe, the phones lasted as long as the relationship...sweet

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Aubrey
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5 months ago

never even knew this existed till now

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ForkNBeans
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5 months ago

AGA.....my dream stove

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#8

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MsM
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5 months ago

Those were awesome. Had a couple myself back in the day.

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MRS FLASHMAN
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5 months ago

Had one..oh, the memories.

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Emily Barnes
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5 months ago

That looks really cool

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Dalek Bunny
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5 months ago

Gosh wow, and it's still working

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MsM
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5 months ago

I had one similar to the one on the right in the late 80's.

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Liam Walsh
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5 months ago

I remember playing Fireman, Fireman in English lessons! The teacher was slightly deaf - she knew something was making a noise but not who or where it was coming from.

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Steve
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5 months ago

I'll take your Atari 2600 and raise you my Sears Pong (1975)

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Lindy Mac
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5 months ago

I think it's tubes not valves... but you say tomayto...I say tomahto....whatever,eh?

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veronica bingham
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5 months ago

Had one of these but it was stolen when l was sleeping...don't ask lol

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#17

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Jane Alexander
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5 months ago

It counts way better than '80 s games.

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Amsterdude
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5 months ago

But can you install Pokémon?

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Rose the Cook
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5 months ago

These were built to last. My 1972 model is still going strong despite very heavy use.

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MsM
Community Member
5 months ago

YES! Hours of fun on those bad boys!

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AzKhaleesi
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5 months ago

I had that same one but mine was brown wow

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#22

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Peter Bear
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5 months ago

I think my dad has this exact same radio, or one very similar at least. Lighter wood finish at any rate. And it still works too!

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M O'Connell
Community Member
5 months ago

I hate to break it to ya... that handle medallion style (with the Disston crest within a circle of stars accompanied by the full text "H. DISSTON & SONS PHILADA") didn't come into use until 1896, and the text was abbreviated further in 1917, so that dates this saw to that particular period.

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Lindy Mac
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5 months ago

Third class 32 oz of white flour....First class 6 oz of cocoa!

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MsM
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5 months ago

I remember those!

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JessG
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5 months ago

Never heard of this one

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Collin Edward
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5 months ago

So cool!

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Dave Chapman
Community Member
5 months ago

Did you own an electronics sales or repair business at one time?

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Dave Chapman
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5 months ago

Does the Nuclear Power Plant required to run it come with...

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margaret steward
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5 months ago

I have exactly the same one. 50 years old and still working perfectly and in use daily.

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