My heart says "No" but my head says "They make 'em better." Probably... I think.
Although it's true that my kitchen stove, new just four years ago, began emitting un-ignited gas in a near-death fashion, I still think that today's appliances must be more reliable than those of decades past. Aren't they?
My Food for Thought pard, Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson isn't so sure.