A long-lasting piece of kitchen equipment.


We have had this electric knife for at least 45 years and recently we noticed that a break had appeared in the electric cord.  Obviously it was time for a new one so I bought one from the local electrical store.  The new knife cost $60 and when we tried it at home we found that the handle became hot after cutting four slices of bread.  I promptly took it back to the store and received a refund.

We discovered that there was an electrical repair shop called Wizard Appliances in Bairnsdale so I took the knife there to see if it could be repaired.  We were delighted when they said that it would be easily fixed.

Total cost $22.  I don’t think we will be around in another 45 years but it should last us for as long as we need it.


8 Comments Add yours

  1. lesleyconnor says:

    Our appliances used to be made to last, these days they seem to be designed to wear out so you have to buy a new one. I think we have the same knife, it was originally Ian’s mother’s.

    1. suth2 says:

      We were so happy we were able to get it repaired.

      1. lesleyconnor says:

        We are always happy when we can get something repaired rather than buying new.

  2. barbora says:

    Not everything new is better! Good news that you could get your old knife repaired.

    1. suth2 says:

      Apparently if the case can be unscrewed it is easy to replace the cord.

      1. barbora says:

        Good to know!

  3. Ours finally gave up after 30 years and irrepairable. Still haven’t found one which is comfortable in my hand.

    1. suth2 says:

      The new one we tried was useless. It had certainly not been designed by someone with arthritic fingers. Our old one is perfect and we were so happy that it could be repaired.

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