The Most Durable Glassware and Dinnerware

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This is one of our “Buy It For Life” posts were we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. Duralex Picardie Tumblers Duralex has been manufacturing tempered glassware in France since 1929. Their Picardie Tumblers are known for lasting decades -- they will bounce several times when dropped on the floor and survive without a crack. The tumblers can also withstand a sudden thermal shock -- the temperate glass can go from -4° F to 212° F without breaking. This means they can be … [Read more...]

20 Highly Rated Home Goods Made In The U.S.A.

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Very few products are still made in the U.S., but we managed to track down some American-made products that get high ratings from buyers.   KitchenAid Artisan Mixers Average Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (from 2037+ reviewers) Since 1919, KitchenAid classic mixer have been assembled by hand in Greenville, Ohio. The KitchenAid mixer is one of a few consumer appliances trademarked specifically for its unique shape! Buy on Amazon for about $267.   Lodge Logic Skillet Average … [Read more...]

Cheatsheet: The Top Rated Kitchen Products Of 2011

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Below is a compilation of the top rated kitchen products of 2011, based on the most credible reviews available. To compile this list we consulted the following review sites: Consumer Reports, Cooking.com, Real Simple, Money Magazine, Sweet Maria's and Coffee Geek. Small Appliances The Best Countertop Blender: The KitchenAid KSB560 The Best Hand Blender: Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender The Best Toaster: KitchenAid KTT340 The Best Toaster Oven: Breville Smart Oven The Best Bread … [Read more...]