Buy It For Life: Vitamix 5200 Blender

Vitamix blenders, manufactured in Cleveland since the 1940s, are truly industrial-strength devices. Built like tanks, they are widely used in restaurant kitchens due their durability and long warranty. It is Consumer Reports’ top scoring blender.

A Durable Kitchen Knife: Wushtof Classic Chef

The Wushtof company, based in Germany, makes carbon-steel kitchen knives that get high ratings from most credible reviewers (including Cook’s Illustrated and Consumer Reports).

Buy It For Life: Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop

The Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop was invented by Sherman Kelly in Florida in 1935, and the design has remained virtually unchanged since then. Kelly’s innovation was simple but effective — the scoop contains liquid freon inside, which is warmed by the user’s hand, allowing the scoop to slice through ice cream like butter.

Buy It For Life: Small Kitchen Appliances

Breville BOV800XL The Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven

In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature very durable products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that come with lifetime warranties, and are made in the U.S.