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Kitchen Clean Out – Items Going Extinct

Home technology trends can leave you in the dust in the blink of an eye.  Do you still have your VCR, or camcorder? What about a home fax machine or landline phone? Do you still use your good old CD player?  Trends with kitchen appliances and gadgets are no different.  Sometimes our counter top appliances fizzle out so slowly that we don’t even realize it is fading until one day it no longer works – and you have no idea where to find a replacement.
To help you decide what items still lingering in your kitchen may be ready for the boot, or ready to purchase a back up of before it’s too late, we have put together a list of items going extinct in your kitchen.  Keep reading to learn more and find the full article here.

Raise your hand if you grew up watching TV with that great ’50s-era breakthrough: TV dinners! Who doesn’t have memories of a freezer stockpiled with Swanson turkey dinners or Hungry-Man Salisbury steak? Back then, they were even cooked in the oven (gasp!).

Today, TV dinners still exist, but they’ve evolved into a different and generally healthier animal (think Lean Cuisine Thai-style chicken breast). Plus, no one calls them “TV dinners.” Still, since frozen dinners don’t seem as, well, fresh as regular food, they’re slowly disappearing from our freezers, with sales down 14% since 2012, says Susan Viamari, vice president of thought leadership for Chicago-based market research firm IRI.

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