I love it! Thrift stores often have old mags and cookbooks for cheap. I've bought some for just one or two recipes! Hey, 50 cents! While I don't always have time for using them, winter is a slower time to look, try the recipes then copy it if you want to use often. For almost free, you can cut it out and save.
Bought a never used All American canner 2 yrs ago for $25. On line same model $250. Then spent $32 for jiggler to replace petcock...older model unit now updated! The owner manual with it listed parts, and they were like $1 for what's now $8-10. Fun to compare. The pictures were amazing! Ladies in dresses and aprons...me, jeans and a tee.