Friday, December 2, 2011

8th "Conservation" Linky: Share Ways That You Use Kitchen Appliance Parts in Other Ways, 12/2/11-12/8/11

Imagine that you live on a spaceship (because you do) traveling to the nearest extra-solar star* [OK, you're on a BIG spaceship orbiting the Sun...].

What would you take? How would you do things differently?

I'm Pam Hoffman and I was 'green' when it was still a color. I started making different decisions about my personal "Conservation" back in the 80s, I just always thought of it as 'spaceship thinking' so I reused, recycled, re-purposed, composted and plain old did not get things as part of my daily routine.

I'm Jeff Miller. My parents went through the depression and WWII rationing so, I too, was raised to think of ways to reuse, recycle, and re-purpose things. I do my bit to conserve resources but I'm not radical about it. In my own bit of "spaceship thinking," I've always felt that we've been tearing apart the life support system to repair the coffee maker. However, I'm a technophile so I think that our increasing understanding and innovations will eventually solve the problem. I just hope that there's something left to save.

Topic of the week:

Have you ever salvaged some component or other from a Kitchen Appliance to use in some other capacity?

I'll give you an example.

I had a juicer once that met its end and, instead of just pitching the whole thing, I pulled it apart and saved a couple of things from it.

The catch basins were obvious - use them to carry liquids, as a vase for flowers, etc.

If my daughter had been at home still, I'd have opened up the motor and other electrical/electronic components to investigate.

CAUTION: If you are going to do something like this, do a little reading to understand ways to stay safe. I have a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology so I have the confidence to pull apart small appliances and fix them. You might not.

I pulled a few more things from this particular appliance though their usefulness was not quite as obvious.

Go Ahead and Add YOUR ways to Use Kitchen Appliance Parts in Other Ways Below.

Thanks for playing. Here are a few 'rules' to maintain your spot on this "Conservation" Linky Series...

1. Please Adhere to the Linky Party Theme
2. Link Directly to YOUR Participating Post (not just the main URL)
3. Link Back From Your Post to This Post (NOT a different page) With the Text: CoE - Kitchen Appliances Upcycle
4. Please Do Your Best to Visit Fellow Participants Posts and Leave Them a Comment. Isn't That Why YOU'RE Here?

This Linky will reorder the links by 'Likes.' If you want to stay in the top spots, have everyone you know stop by and click on the 'Like' by your link!

Have Fun!

Share the way you Use Kitchen Appliance Parts in Other Ways Below:

To prepare for upcoming CoE Linky Parties, see the CoE Linky Party Calendar!

*Proxima Centauri

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