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    Updated on Mar 17, 2020. Posted on Mar 14, 2020

    26 Incredibly Durable Products That'll Last

    Seriously, my Nalgene has lasted longer than some of my relationships.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A dishwasher-safe OXO avocado slicer for the person who's singlehandedly supporting the avocado market. This little green guy will last you through many avocado toasts.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve owned mine for over three years now and use it regularly at home. The knife is more than sharp enough to cut an avocado in half quickly and easily but not sharp enough to cut skin. I’ve let my 10-year-old granddaughter use it all the time since she was 7. Pitting couldn't be easier or safer: three slightly rounded, blunted, recessed blades grab the pit, and the finger hole allows you to push it out easily. My blades are still fine after three-plus years. Then in one fast easy motion I have seven even slices of avocado ready for my sandwich or salad. I didn’t even need to scrape it out with a spoon." —Tony C

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    2. An itty bitty knife sharpener, because you haven't sharpened your knives since you bought them...five years ago. A dull knife is actually more dangerous because it requires more force to cut things, which increases the chances of it slipping — and there's nothing no more terrifying than tipsy you trying to slice limes for tequila shots with a dull knife.

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    Promising review: "I have been using this sharpener for three years now and it is PERFECT for a quick sharpen in a pinch. It may not provide the edge of an electric sharpener or a full stone grind, but when you're prepping a meal for some hungry kids, or rushing to prep Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family, a couple of swipes through this manual sharpener and your favorite knife is up to the task once again. I have even used this sharpener on some of my pocket knives, when a quick touch-up was needed, with good results! For the price this little sharpener is an excellent addition to any kitchen!" —K.P. Ellison

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    My colleague loves this lil' guy, saying it "totally ~transformed~ my hodgepodge of a knife collection, and probably saved my clumsy self from lots of close calls with dull knives." Read her full review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener.

    3. A Victorinox chef's knife so you can slice and dice like a pro. It'll last you years with proper care, plus a good knife can shave minutes (pun intended) from prep time.

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    You'll want to pick up a knife sharpener too if you don't have one already.

    Promising review: "I decided to get another knife as a spare. Realized I've owned this one for 10 years. Still works great! I sharpen and hone it regularly. Hand wash or top shelf of the dishwasher. I'm sure it'll last another 10 years." —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95 (available in five sizes, styles).

    P.S. This won as our budget pick for the best chef's knife on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    4. A set of 24 glass food storage containers to store your leftovers instead of wasting money on plastic containers that are bad for the environment and eventually get so stinky that you have to toss them.

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    Promising review: "These are heavy duty containers built to last and last. I really like the size and shape assortment; it means I pretty much have a container for any size leftovers or anything I want to store and know it will still be fresh when I go to enjoy it again. I do meal prep and they work wonderful. The leakproof snap-on lids allows me to keep things like olives in the containers without any worry of it leaking all over the fridge." —AmazonShopper

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99.

    5. A Lodge cast-iron skillet that'll just get better the more you use it. Use it to sear steaks, brown veggies, or even bake a cake. It's basically indestructible so you can pass it on to your kids...and they can leave it to theirs.

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    Cast-iron skillets may seem intimidating to first-time users, so check out our explainer on how to care for a cast iron before you buy to figure out whether it's the right cookware for you.

    Promising review: "If you want to sear and brown meat, fish, etc., there's nothing better than a cast-iron skillet. This Lodge skillet was pre-seasoned, which takes a lot of work out of using it the first time. I don't believe there's a better production cast-iron skillet in the USA (maybe the world?) than the ones made by Lodge. You will be able to pass this baby along for several generations!" —Thomper

    Get it from Amazon for $14.88+ (available in 14 sizes, varieties).

    And! Don't forget to read BuzzFeed Review's picks for the best cast-iron skillets.

    6. A non-slip rubber jar opener if you want to enjoy opening a jar of pickles, pasta sauce, and olives with ease for years to come.

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    Promising review: "These work when nothing else does. I stole one from my mom 20 years ago when I moved out. I have used it numerous times for all these years, and it just gets better as it gets older. It will open anything, and makes my grip strong. I always wanted another one to keep on my RV. Then I found these — same product! Every home should have at least one." —Dianne

    Get one on Amazon for $7.57.

    7. A set of four reusable shopping bags for toting your groceries home in an environmentally sustainable way. Plastic bags pollute and rip, but these carriers will conceal your pints of ice cream without judgment until you stash them in your freezer.

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    Promising review: "LOVE these bags. Have been using one from a promotional campaign at a store for 12+ years, and it's just now started to show some age. It gets used/abused several times a week with much heavier loads than recommended. With the carabiner and draw cord, it clips right on my tiny purse and I never forget it at home or in the truck when I go to the store. Bought these for gifts for a couple of environmentally aware friends, I'm positive they'll love them as much as I do." —M. Miller

    Get them from Amazon for $23.96+ (available in five colors, styles).

    Check out BuzzFeed Reviews' deep dive into the best reusable grocery bags.

    8. And eco-conscious reusable silicone bags because reducing your plastic waste is always a good idea. Unlike regular plastic sandwich bags, these are dishwasher-safe so you can use them over and over again.

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    Promising review: "I've tried a LOT of reusable bags as there are a lot of options out there all using a variety of materials. The fabric ones just get gross over time. The vinyl ones are hard to clean and aren't usually dishwasher-safe. There are other silicone ones that need a separate rod to close them that you can easily lose. This one is the most simple and easy to use. No separate pieces to lose. Can withstand any temperature/microwave/dishwasher/whatever. And if they get gunky they are very easy to clean." —Megan A.

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in five sizes and nine colors).

    9. A lightweight Nalgene so you can finally ditch plastic bottles.

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    Promising review: "I've used my wide-mouthed Nalgene for EIGHT years, every day at every job I've had. We were inseparable. All the lunches we had together, the late nights, early mornings, fears of bosses, laughing at co-workers...ah the joys we had together. I didn't even treat it that well, dropping it on concrete, down stairs, throwing it in my car, and not a single leak. One time I threw it in my car without the lid on all the way, and it reminded me gently with spilled water that I needed to tighten the lid. I've left it behind almost everywhere, but we always found each other. Until one work meeting when I left it in the conference room. I'm guessing someone grew quite jealous of our affection, and swiped it! NOO! Truly an end of an era. There really was a connection here. Well eight years of daily use later is a good enough review for me to come back and buy the same water bottle. :)" —amznbuyer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.05+ (available in 29 colors, styles).

    10. A wine saver to save your open bottle of vino for the next night. We'll cheers to you not having to pour out another half full bottle of wine for many, many happy years.

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    My colleague Natalie Brown swears by this wine saver. Here's what she has to say:

    "It literally creates a vacuum seal: you wet the rubber cork, stick it in, then use the pump to suck out all the air remaining in the bottle. When it makes a *click* sound, you know you're done! I've owned one of these for eight years now, and my parents have had one they've used regularly since the early nineties. Just think of how many glasses of wine just those two have saved!"

    Promising review: "I’ve owned one of these for the last five years. If sealed with Vacu Vin, an opened bottle will be good for an extra three days easily. No more feeling obligated to finish the bottle so it doesn’t go bad. We keep spares to give out as last minute gifts to wine drinking friends and everyone who’s gotten one loves it." —Phizak

    Get a starter set on Amazon (which includes the pump plus one stopper) for $9.95 (two colors).

    11. A car seat protector that'll protect your baby from...well...your real life baby. It's made of a waterproof fabric and has two pockets for extra storage.

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    Promising review: "We bought this for our new minivan, after our son's car seat wore a small hole in the leather seats of our old van. This has been critical in the protection of the new seats. It absorbs almost all the pressure from the car seat so the leather doesn't stretch and deform and develop holes. We've had it in our van for a year now, and it has held up extremely well. I would buy this again in a heartbeat." —Nathan Hatch

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97 (available in two styles and five colors).

    12. A pair of durable seamless leggings you can wear every day (Shh! I won't tell if you don't.) if you're tired of your leggings unraveling after one wash.

    Yummie

    Promising review: "There is nothing in the 'con' column! These are well made, durable, easy care, and true-fitting leggings. Yummie hits it out of the ballpark again!" —Susan H.

    Get them from Yummie for $38 (available in sizes S–2X and five colors).

    13. A Conair InfinitiPro hair dryer for drying your hair 50% faster than the one you're using now. This means it'll last three times longer, too. Talk about blowing its competitors away!

    instagram.com / Via @conair

    Promising review: "I have had this particular hair dryer for almost eight years! I got it as a Christmas gift because I wanted to get a 'higher end' one versus just picking up the same old regular, lower priced one. This hair dryer dries my hair so fast. I do have fine hair, but it’s amazing how fast it dries! Anyone that uses this always says, 'Wow! I love your hair dryer!' From A to Z, overall, it’s definitely a great purchase! I’m going to purchase another one because mine will eventually die! (Eight years is longer than most last!) Most of the time I usually try other products just to change things, but why mess with something that I am 100% happy owning?! Would recommend this product to everyone!" —Holly Meade

    Get it from Amazon for $24.94+ (available in four colors).

    14. A high-tech hair straightener because it has smart sensors to regulate temperature so it evenly distributes heat — meaning you need fewer passes through your hair. It's made with high quality ceramic plates that'll straighten (or curl) your hair long after your cheaper straighteners have died.

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    Promising review: "Mine is maybe 5 years old and it still works how it did when I first bought it. Best purchase I’ve made." —Nataly

    Get it from Amazon for $39.89.

    15. A super soft MakeUp Eraser so you can wipe away every last bit of waterproof mascara and longwear foundation, though the same can't be said for your embarrassing memories of last night. They are supposed to survive 1,000 washes or three to five years, which, I would assume, is longer than some of your relationships.

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    Promising review: "I was so ready to write a review about what a piece of crap this is; boy was I wrong! This actually works! I usually use the Neutrogena cleansing cloths, which work OK, but this MakeUp Eraser blows them out of the water. I can't believe how great it is. I went to a show last night and got the dreaded hand stamp. Of course, because they use ink developed my NASA, I couldn't wash it off. I can't show up to work with a giant robot stamped on the back of my hand so I scrubbed and scrubbed. When my skin was gone but the stamp wasn't, I tried the Makeup Eraser as a last resort. That sucker damn near got the whole thing off!!! I'm so impressed by this thing I'm going to get another one just in case they stop making them!" —Lola

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's personal MakeUp Eraser review as well as BuzzFeed Review's deep dive into the best makeup remover (the MakeUp Eraser won as our mid-price pick).

    16. A Timex Weekender to help you pass the time — literally! This is one of those classic watches you can leave to your kids or grandkids.

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    Promising review: "Great, simple watch...not interested in status — just want to be able to read the watch and see it at night. Timex always last forever (my last one was good for 15 years of abuse!)" —Hank Reardon

    Get it from Amazon for $30.55+ (available in 11 colors).

    17. Tweezerman tweezers that'll witness your brows' many styles, including barely there and furry caterpillars.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have three of these now, one of them is 20 years old. Simply the best. Will capture the smallest hair. You can restore sharpness by drawing it through an emery board every month or so." —B. Rockefeller

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in seven colors).

    18. A compact automatic LifeTek umbrella if you're tired of spending money on crappy ones that inevitably break or you lose, whichever comes first. This sturdy rain repeller will become a must-have in your bag.

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    Promising review: "I don't think I've ever owned an umbrella that lasted this long. Well worth the money. I've had this umbrella since 2015 now, and I carry it in my backpack daily and use it pretty much every time it rains. It's still going strong despite the rain and wind of NYC." —Ben

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    19. A set of rolling hardshell luggage for the casual travelers *and* the frequent flyers. It'll survive everything from uncaring airport workers throwing it into the cargo hold to flight attendants forcefully slamming the overhead bin doors on it.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have used this suitcase for 2+ years traveling extensively (60+ trips) and it still dominates. Its size allows me to carry it onto any airline or airplane, specifically the smaller ones that require larger carry-on bags to gate check or pink-tag. No issues with durability — I've stressed, strained, and weighed it down with extra personal items and it has held up wonderfully. The zippers are especially durable. It's probably a bit small for trips greater than five days in duration but that's the price you pay for a smaller style carry-on — it's not rocket science. Besides, 95% of us overpack anyways. And if you say you don't, you do." —A-A-Ron

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in three sizes, multipacks, and 12 colors).

    20. A TubShroom because it'll make the days of buying Drano in bulk a thing of the way, way past. There's a reason this little guy has 12,000+ five-star reviews on Amazon.

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    Promising review: "I bought this in February 2017 and continue to be amazed! I had to clean out my drain today for the first time in over TWO YEARS. I have super long, thick hair along with a partner with curly hair, a long-haired dog, and basically constant stream of foster animals. Before we got the TubShroom, the drain would start running slow within a week or two. Even cleaning it today with over two years of gunk, it was practically nothing. Y’all, this thing is truly a wonder product. Of all the drain strainers I’ve used, this is the only one that actually works, is easy to use and clean, AND lasts!" —Alexandria Segura

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in six colors).

    21. A set of sandstone coasters so you can say goodbye to your cardboard coasters that warped and disintegrated in a matter of months. These babies will last you years.

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    Promising review: "I bought these six years ago and use them every day — coffee in the morning and strong ale (for me!) in the eve. We have lovely natural polished wood Mission-style tables, but they get water stains in spite of the acrylic finish, so we use coasters. These are our favorites. They absorb the small spills and condensation and in all these years never a leak through to the cork base. We love natural materials and this fits right in. We like the way they look like sand dune landscapes too." —Bufatutu

    Get them from Amazon for $13.54.

    22. An interactive cat toy to appease your furry ruler from the kitten phase to their senior years.

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    Promising review: "My Beeker is a 7-month-old kitten. He is FULL of energy and I tire of running around throwing toys and running around with wands to try to tire HIM out. THIS THING. So simple yet genius. I can sit on the couch and hold it and he basically does the work! The more he hits and tugs at it the more active IT gets! It mimics the erratic pattern of a moth flying, which is so intriguing. It had my hyper boy PANTING in 10 minutes! Plus, the little cardboard pieces at the ends are super durable even when he gnaws away at them! And for $1.99...c'mon!! I'd pay $40 for this piece of cardboard and wire for the entertainment it provides!" —Jenn Jakubowski

    Get it from Amazon for $1.67.

    23. A mounted brush that'll satisfy your cat's ceaseless demands for scritches and sharp teeth. Just mount it to a corner with the included adhesive strips (or drill it into the wall if you have an enthusiastic cat) and watch as your beloved babies leave you for the warm embrace of this gray-and-white piece of plastic.

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    Promising review: "We used two Command hook adhesive strips to install it. Was super fast to set up and seems sturdy! We have two kitties and one of them kept trying to bite through it to get the catnip and it stood up against him! Both have since figured out how to use it after about a day and they both love it! Best kitty Christmas present ever, especially for the cost!" —Jessica B.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.33.

    24. A near indestructible chew toy if a play session with your vigorous chewers usually ends with a shredded toy.

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    Promising review: "My 1-year-old Pyredane loves this big ball. She carries it around and loves to chew the rope and the ball. Her greatest delight is in gnashing and destroying toys, and my delight is if they last more than a week (ballistic material toys don't stand a chance with her). The Jolly Pet Romp-n-Roll makes us both happy. We play chase games with it but she also enjoys playing with it by herself. There are teeth marks all over the ball and the rope is a little frayed, but both are holding up fabulously. The ball was a little stiff new from the package, but after sitting in the yard for about a week, the ball softened enough that she can squeeze it. When she finally destroys it, I'll definitely buy another." —L. Colburn

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    25. A broom for pet hair for loosening the fur trapped in your carpet — and then passing onto your kid when they move out of your house and into an apartment with their own pet.

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    Promising review: "This is my third FURemover broom I've purchased. This last one was a gift (an odd gift I know, but my dad really wanted one). I have two myself for my shop (one I've had for seven years). They don't break, the rubber doesn't crack, etc. Great quality product. Would recommend." —JG

    Get it from Amazon for $13.05.

    26. A pack of iPhone chargers for the person who's notorious for breaking theirs. These nylon braided cables have a 12,000+ bend lifespan meaning you can unsubscribe from your monthly Amazon order of a pack of chargers.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve got these in my vehicle and by the bed. They’re very durable and can’t kink. They charge really well. I’m very satisfied with them." —Jamie S

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    Don't have an iPhone? These USB-C cables work great with most Android phones, and you can get them from Amazon for $6.99.

    You when your products aren't breaking but you just want to buy new stuff:

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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