Buy It For Life Tips

A guide to durable products.

Buy It For Life Crock Pot

Simplicity is your best bet for a durable crock pot. There are now crock pots with all kinds of dials, settings, and other features that will break. Look for the simplest, with only the features you'll need. Most people only recommend a dial with a low, medium and high setting, but if you use a timer, get a crock pot with a timer. But a timer is just one more thing that may break.
A cast iron pot can also work as a crock pot. It depends how comfortable you are with your stove or oven on for a lot of hours. But cast iron is just about the most durable kitchen item you can buy.

Crock-Pot 6-Quart Portable Slow Cooker

Simple controls mean less parts that can break. Simple doesn't mean less functional, however, since this crock pot can handle just about any slow cooked recipe you can throw at it. It'll make stews, chili and soups. A heavy stoneware insert is dishwasher safe, oven safe, even microwave ...

Lodge Pre-Seasoned Dutch Oven with Dual Handles

Few things are more buy-it-for-life than cast iron, even cast iron that's lost its seasoning can be restored, simply strip it down and re-season. Your grandmother probably has a cast iron pot she still uses. These pots are versatile and can be used as a crock pot, saving you ...