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    Updated on Dec 17, 2019. Posted on Jul 28, 2019

    27 Products That'll Stand The Test Of Time

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    1. A bottle of trusty Bar Keeper's Friend that'll literally tackle any type of grime in your home. It can remove tarnish, lime buildup, rust, caked-on food, and so much more. Your parents trusted in Bar Keeper's Friend, so yes, it's been around the block a few times.

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    This stuff can be used in the bathroom, the kitchen, and on multiple things outdoors, so consider it super versatile. The scrubbing cloths it comes with are non-scratch and won't hold odors like most sponges.

    Promising review: "I have cleaned this tub several times per week for over a year with no real results. What kills me is it is a BRAND NEW tub. Last year we redid the downstairs bathroom. The contractor’s workers had cement, grout, dirt, etc. on this brand new tub and it is one of those delicate surfaces where you can’t even use a bath mat in order not to damage it. My husband did his best to get most of it out and it was pretty good compared to what it was before. But it still attracted stains that regular cleaners couldn’t remove. Even with the slight damage caused from before, I think the difference is remarkable. I’ve seen people posting about Bar Keeper's Friend for stainless steel pots and delicate tubs for years. It’s true. It works." —N.B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in larger packs and with detail brushes).

    And check our review of Bar Keeper's Friend, too!

    2. Magnetic twist ties so versatile, you'll use them all over the house. They can wrangle wire, close snack bags, hang keys, and collect pens. Whatever you use them for, the magnetic ends and silicone bands are so strong, they won't break.

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    Seriously – these magnets are so powerful, they'll last for years to come.

    Promising review: "I was intrigued by these so I bought them thinking I could find SOME use for them and discovered I can use them for quite a few things. They bind and hold quite well. They DO have a tendency to attach to each other, but that just means they stay together nicely. I especially like them to bind cords when I travel — they are easier than velcro strips and don't break like rubber bands." —K. Becker

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $19.98.

    3. An insulated Hydro Flask stainless steel bottle that'll keep your beverage hot for 12 hours and cold for a full 24. It's BPA-free, incredibly durable, and spill-proof (AKA throw it in your bag and never worry).

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    I took my Hydro Flask on a hiking trip and it was sheer perfection. It kept my water cold for hours on end, never leaked in my backpack, and took numerous falls without denting. And I never had to use a plastic water bottle the entire trip! This thing held up, no matter how many times I dropped it.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE my Hydro Flask! I use it every day and carry it with me anywhere I go. It's been great at keeping my water cold. I left ice in this thing overnight and woke up to ice cold water with still plenty of ice left in it. I've also purposely left it in my car on a 90-degree day in California and I came back to find that the water was still cold. I was amazed!" —Isaias

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in four sizes and 21 colors).

    4. A six-quart slow cooker so you can make delicious meals with practically zero effort (hello, lazy chefs). This one has a countdown clock so you can see exactly how much time is left for your meal.

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    I've owned a slow cooker for quite a while now and absolutely love it. It's so easy to use and is super low-maintenance. Once you buy your ingredients, you really just dump everything in and set your timer. Some recipes call for slight prep work, but it's truly minimal. You can cook on high or low (your recipe will instruct you which), and once that cook time is over, the slow cooker will switch to "keep warm." The lid will clip close for sealed cooking, and to clean, just remove the stoneware from the base.

    Promising review: "I am absolutely in love with this slow cooker. I will admit I am a slow cooker fanatic. With six kids slow cookers have been a staple of my life for some time. I cooked a beef roast in it today with canned peaches and the juice from those peaches to marinate it. I was able to cook it on low for the actual amount of time the recipe recommended and it came out so tender a knife wasn't even needed, you could just pull it apart with your fork. I loved the fact that it set to warm immediately after it was done cooking and that I didn't have to guess how much longer it would be until dinner was ready. I also LOVED the fact my kids could just look at the timer to see how long it would be until dinner was ready so they weren't asking me every 30 minutes. The eight-quart capacity is wonderful when cooking for a large family or a group. The features offer everything I could have asked for. If you're tired of wishing your slow cooker could offer you a bit more in terms of features and functions, this is definitely a great choice." —Phoenix

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in an eight-quart). And check out this slow cooker recipe book for ideas!

    5. A sturdy piece of Away luggage that won't lose a wheel while you're speeding to your boarding gate. It's an investment piece with a durable shell, ejectable battery, combination lock, and hidden laundry bag that you'll use for every future trip.

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    Promising review: "Never have I taken a trip that was as smooth and easy as this last one with my Away bag. It held everything perfectly and orderly. The bag is beyond light so it was the first time I walked through airports and didn’t sweat and struggle with my bag. The design is FIERCE! Super stylish and even strangers were complimenting. The wheels are so smooth. And my favorite part of course is the battery pack. Not only does it charge my phone faster than any other charger I have; I was able to charge all of my devices on the one juice pack. Life saver. This is the smartest bag ever. Intelligently designed and perfect!" —Valerie R.

    Get the carry-on bag from Away for $225 (available with or without ejectable battery and in 10 colors). Upgrade to the bigger carry-on for $245.

    For even more, check out luggage options that'll make traveling so much easier. And check out a bunch of amazing travel essentials from BuzzFeed Reviews.

    6. A magnetic cloud key holder where you can keep your keys overnight so you don't waste time in the morning searching your entire home. The magnets are so strong, they'll never drop a set of keys in the middle of the night, disrupting your slumbering pup and waking you up in the process.

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    If you're worried at the adhesive back damaging your wall (if you're a renter), reviewers also recommend using command strips to mount the cloud!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my apartment, and my sister and I absolutely love it. It's very cute, doesn't draw a lot of attention to itself or look out of place, and actually holds a ridiculous amount of weight. Both our key rings are pretty heavy and this product holds both our key rings. I was worried that the magnets would weaken and that our keys would fall off the wall in the middle of the night, but that hasn't happened yet. The adhesive back is so strong, so renters beware. Put it in a good place because it'll be hard to move once you do." —ellery

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    7. A foam roller so you can target seriously sore muscles and help increase blood flow, enhance flexibility, and extend range of motion. This one is made from high-density foam so it'll support your body weight and won't lose its shape no matter how often you use it.

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    I've tried foam rolling before and in the beginning, it can hurt! The key is the more you do it, the better it feels and the less tense your muscles are.

    Foam rollers can be used on your back, calves, and thighs. If you're confused about how to properly use a foam roller, there are tons of instructional videos on YouTube to check out.

    Promising review: "This foam roller literally saves my life (and my quads) every time I lift or do a hard workout. I can tell a significant difference in soreness and recovery when I do roll, and I definitely will be sore for days longer if I don't. Overall, the roller is good quality and isn't breaking apart in any way." —ajcope

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94+ (available in four sizes and seven styles).

    8. A reliable dutch oven to create delicious soups and stews in that won't break the bank, either. The six-quart size can easily cook meals that'll feed six to eight people, so it's the perfect addition to your kitchen.

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    Promising review: "This one is great – super heavy-duty and very durable. I've had it for a bit now and use it for everything: roasting meat in the oven, baking bread, and sautéing and making soups on the stove top. As long as you let it cool down before cleaning, you'll have no issues with chipping enamel. Scrub only with something relatively soft so you don't scratch it and it'll be almost non-stick. A soak and gentle sponging is all it takes to remove anything that does happen to stick, which is hardly anything. I've heated it in the oven and had absolutely no problems at all with it." —collegestudent

    Get it from Amazon for $43.77+ (available in four colors).

    Also check out why it was our low-price pick for the best dutch ovens on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    9. AND a lightweight cast iron skillet that'll retain heat to cook your meal perfectly each time. It's one of those kitchen items your mom totally wants you to own because, well, you'll have it forever.

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    Promising review: "I used to be a Lodge Lady, but after trying out this skillet, I think I'm switching brands. I know this isn't made in the USA (and that is a huge detractor for me), but the design superiority of this is too great to ignore. The ergonomics are fantastic, the pour spouts work flawlessly, and the helper handle is big enough to use with a bulking oven mitt. The pre-seasoning was perfect, it's heavy, and very well made. I love this skillet." —Western Sizzlin

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six sizes).

    This one was also chosen as the mid-price pick for the best cast iron skillets on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    10. A Dagne Dover backpack made of neoprene so it'll withstand the elements like no backpack you've owned before. It's quick-drying, insulated, and shock-absorbent. Aka – it's literally the best backpack ever and has TONS of little compartments inside for every good imaginable.

    Dagne Dover

    I am OBSESSED with my Dagner Dover backpack. I use it for everything — weekend trips, carrying my laptop to work, whatever. It's got a ton of space inside with different zippered pockets for valuables. It's also super padded, so carrying it for a long time isn't a pain on my shoulders.

    Get it from Dagne Dover for $135+ (available in three sizes and nine colors).

    11. A set of organic cotton kitchen towels that are highly absorbent and produce low lint so you can dry delicate glassware. They're the type of towel you can keep out on display and they won't look raggedy hanging from your dishwasher.

    Macy's

    Promising review: "These are everything I want in a kitchen towel. Really absorbent, extra large, soft and thick, wash well with no shrinkage, organic cotton, nice looking, beautiful color, and excellent price. I was so pleased I had to buy a couple more sets. If you need kitchen towels, I highly recommend these." —APBTlover

    Get them from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, sold exclusively at Macy's for $28.99 (use code 3DAY for 30% off; available in four colors).

    12. A pair of supportive Birkenstocks so you can sink into the magical cork footbed that'll conform to your foot oh-so well. The straps are adjustable, too!

    Birkenstock

    Promising review: "I bought my first pair 20 years ago and yes, they lasted that long. I just bought two more in the black and beige color way. I love them." —Beaubien

    Get a pair from Nordstrom for $134.95 (available in women's sizes 4–11.5, in six colors) or Birkenstock for $125 (available in women's sizes 4–12.5 and men's sizes 6–13.5, in two colors, and two widths).

    And check out more stylish and comfy sandals here!

    13. A reusable Baggu shopping bag that'll become your best friend while grocery shopping or running errands. The sturdy handles and construction allow you to hoist items over your shoulder without having to worry about items breaking.

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    The bag can hold up to 50 pounds and is machine washable!

    Promising review: "They are so well-made, easily washable, colorful, easy as a shoulder bag, and convenient to keep in my purse or in the car. I am always prepared to shop! It's a good-sized, sturdy bag to accommodate all my needs!! Great as a beach bag, also." —Pat Murray

    Get it from Amazon for $14+ (available in four styles).

    14. A bamboo and stainless steel razor, because your dinky plastic one ain't cutting it anymore. This will provide a closer, more precise shave and last you a lifetime. When the blades get dull, you won't need to throw the entire thing away!

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    Promising review: "This razor is beautiful and very easy to use. The weight is perfect and the high polished stainless just glides over the skin like an Olympic skier. I just switched from disposables and have been blown away by the performance. Zero razor burn and a closer shave than I've ever had with a disposable!" —Donald

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99. And for blade refills, check out these for $7.41+ (available in packs).

    15. A 12-pack of air-tight containers that'll store your precious leftovers with no spills. The FDA-approved plastic means you won't have to worry about them denting or breaking, and since the snap suction is so tight — you won't have to replace them every year.

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    The set includes five different sizes and will replace throw-away containers and single-use plastic bags. They're refrigerator-, freezer-, and microwave-safe.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these containers. Really well-made and excellent quality. They are thick and cannot easily be cracked when dropped. The lids fit really nicely and completely seal shut, so that there are no leaks. Definitely the best containers I’ve ever owned." —Fivexmoore

    Get the set from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    16. An OPI top coat so your nails last wayyyy longer than 48 hours. The protective coat locks in color to prevent chipping, finally allowing you to get your money's worth.

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    Promising review: "I am not really a 'salon polish' snob. I recently had a manicure finished off with OPI top coat and was impressed with how long it lasted, so bought a bottle of my own. It is the best! Lasts forever and doesn't get cracks in it after a few days like some other polishes do. Highly recommend." —Michelle M.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50 (also available in a matte option).

    17. A makeup setting spray made with tea extracts to prevent fine lines and caking, even after hours of wear. It's fast-drying and non-sticky, so your skin won't be left feeling tight. Your 10 p.m. makeup will look just as good as your 9 a.m. makeup.

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    Promising review: "This is the best setting spray I have tried. It feels like nothing on. It doesn't irritate my skin or leave a residue and it works very well. It's easy to dispense and it doesn't cause my mascara to run when I spray it on. The mist goes on evenly. It leaves a beautiful, natural finish. I an delighted and will certainly repurchase." —A. Black

    Get it from Amazon for $12.25+ (available as a pack of two).

    18. A leather wristlet with RFID-blocking technology so your sensitive information stays safe. It's got 17 (!!!) credit card slots and an ID slot so you can easily flash the bouncer your ID when heading into your local bar. The high-quality leather and wax finish means it will withstand drops, spills, and daily wear-and-tear.

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    Promising review: "This is a very well-made wallet. Stitching and zipper are very secure and sturdy. It has plenty of room for my credit cards as well as my checkbook, cash, and my iPhone. It does the job I need it to and looks nice, too. I am happy with this purchase." —Meline Knago

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in 26 colors).

    19. A striped jute rug so resilient, it'll hold the wear and tear of your entryway or mudroom. It's made for heavy foot traffic, so don't worry about asking guests to take their shoes off the minute they step through the door.

    World Market

    Get it from World Market for $99.99+ (available in three sizes).

    20. Silicone reusable straws, because one-and-done straws are not great for the environment plus metal straws can be hard to clean. These silicone straws are flexible so you can bend them, twist them, fold them...you get the point.

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    Promising review: "I got these for my kids so we could stop buying plastic straws and they are a huge hit. Easy to clean, dishwasher-safe, but also come with little brushes. They stand up well to my straw chewers. Have some teeth marks, but have yet to rip, tear, or get a hole." —Ben McClure

    Get 12 from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in two sizes).

    21. And an organic cotton lunch bag so you always have something to carry your lunch in that's not a throwaway paper or plastic bag. It's super roomy and can be personalized to your liking (a fellow BuzzFeeder embroidered the bag below)!

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    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. Large enough to hold the amount of food I take for the day. It’s a no-fuss design and I can fit my entire lunch in my large tote style purse when I leave for the day. Plus, the bag scrunches down so it’s very compact. Not insulated, but I don’t need to keep things cold for an extended amount of time. I’m thinking about purchasing a couple more as back-ups since the price is very reasonable." —SB22809

    Get it from Amazon for $6.34.

    And check out our full review of the cotton lunch tote, too!

    22. A rust-resistant shower caddy that won't have to be thrown away after a few months of use. Plus, the shelves are extra wide and therefore can hold the multiple shampoos and conditioners you insist on hoarding.

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    AND the shelves have holes so you can position bottles upside down (AKA get every last drop out).

    Promising review: "Can't believe I am writing a review for a shower caddy, but this product is great. I've been trying to find something for a long time to fit in my tiny shower. Metal caddies rusts and plastic falls and breaks. This thing is rubbery and flexible. Hangs easily from my shower nozzle and has small suction cups which help stabilize." —Curious Skeptic

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three colors).

    23. A silicone baking mold, because spending all that time making egg muffins or cupcakes only to have all the bottoms rip off is way too frustrating. Traditional pans with stuck-on food can be hard to clean, resulting in scratch marks from intense scrubbing. Since these molds bend easily, you can pop out your baked goods quickly, leaving the molds in great condition for future use.

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    The molds are freezer-, dishwasher-, and oven-safe, so they're super versatile.

    Promising review: "A must-have for any baker! Hands down, this is one of the best silicone additions to my kitchen cabinet and bakeware arsenal I have. Extremely easy to clean and always makes a burn-free, stick-free finished product. The silicone prevents burning or hotspots with even temperature distribution, making each muffin as good as the last! Your treat (muffin, biscuit or cupcake) will seamlessly pop out of the silicone mold once cool! Thus, preventing the dreaded fork and spoon removal method that results in crumbs and cracks. To clean, just wash and rinse with warm water and light soap and that's it! No scrubbing or scraping needed. Now everyone can be a five-star baker with this five-star muffin pan!" —Angel Lee Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    And check out our spotlight on the silicone baking molds here.

    24. And heavy-duty kitchen shears that'll come apart for a full cleaning once you'd used them on meat, veggies, as a bottle opener, peeler, can opener, and nut cracker. Well, not all at once, but you get the idea.

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    With no-slip grips and stainless steel blades, these'll last you a lifetime.

    Promising review: "I am a huge fan of utility scissors and use them all of the time. I have broken my last two pairs, but these feel very durable and easily cut through meat. I love that I can throw them in the dishwasher to get a thorough cleaning, too." —Dayfam

    Get it from Amazon for $15.89.

    25. A phone charging pad if wires aren't your thing since they can fray so easily. With this pad, you just place your phone down (with the case on), so the wire connected to the outlet won't have to bend and endure constant wear-and-tear.

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    It's compatible with iPhones and Samsungs and can last much, much longer than your standard charging cable. I've had this pad for a while now and have had no issues with charging. I actually find it charges my iPhone 10R faster.

    Promising review: "This charging pad fit the bill for my iPhone. It was easy to setup and use. Works through my iPhone silicone case and I like the green light which shows it’s charging. I’ve been using the Yootech for over two months without an issue. Charges fast and easy without the hassle of plugging in each time." —Chris Pepin

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four colors).

    26. Recycled bamboo dinnerware that'll look absolutely gorgeous on your table (hello, food Insta), line up precisely in the dishwasher, and stack neatly in your cabinet. You'll be using this set for years — and honestly, you should. It's beautiful.

    Food52

    Get a four-piece set from Food52 for $48 (available in eight colors).

    27. A durable brush set you can attach to a drill for some intense scrubbing action on your shower, tub, tile, and grout. The nylon bristles can withstand weekly use without fraying or bending, so they'll always be your go-to come spring cleaning.

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    Altogether you'll get three brush heads in different sizes.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I'm 51 and I guess I've just been old school with how I clean, so hand scrubbing it was for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower, it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower cleaner than it has been in years. It hit the corners, the floor, the glass door, etc. Everything came out squeaky clean. I'm NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again." —Terry

    Get them from Amazon for $14.96 (available in five colors, in packs, and as soft car brushes).

    The answer is yes!

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