Buy It For Life: Vitamix 5200 Blender

by Justin Thomas •

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

by Justin Thomas •

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

by Justin Thomas •

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

by Justin Thomas •

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.