Like just about everyone I know, I bought an InstaPot a year or two ago. It was small, only a 4 quart model. I quickly realized it was too small to cook those things I use my crock pot for--like a beef roast. So, I was storing the crock pot and InstaPot. I did like all the recipes I found for the new appliance, but I never got used to using the pressure cooker function.
So, what did I do? I bought a pressure cooker. I had gotten rid of the one I had used since we were first married over 50 years earlier. The new one looks almost the same and, except for having the steam valve in a different location, I knew how to use it immediately.
And I donated my InstaPot to the Goodwill.
I made a roast in the new pressure cooker the first Sunday. And I am using my crock pot to serve meatballs today and to make white chicken chili during the coming week.
When we went full-time in our RV 10 years ago, I gave my KitchenAid mixer to our daughter-in-law Liz. It was just too large to carry in the RV. Instead, I depended on the hand mixer I had received as a wedding gift.
A couple of weeks ago, I bought a new KitchenAid. I have plenty of room in our Arizona kitchen. It does a much better job on cakes and mashing potatoes than that hand mixer!
I love these appliances and they make cooking so much easier. But it leaves me feeling old fashioned.