Lifetime Warranties on Surprising Products

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Warranties should be one of the major attributes that we focus on when deciding to make a purchase.  Without question, when we make a major purchase, we want to make sure we’re covered from manufacturer defects. Thus, we’ll pay a little more on a product whose company gloats of a lifetime warranty.  What you may not know, there are also plenty of companies that sell more inexpensive items that will guarantee their merchandise.  When a company says they’ll guarantee their product for life, I automatically feel a draw to them.  That tells me that they are guaranteeing that their product can hold up to most extremes that we face every day.  Hopefully, we won’t need to utilize these warranties but it’s nice to know that they’re there.  From exterior house paint to dog leashes, I’m going to discuss some of these lesser known warranties on everyday products.

 

Rodda Paint

Rodda Paint

A lifetime warranty that may surprise you the most, paint.  Rodda Paint stands by its product so much that they will supply replacement paint for an affected area or refund the original purchase price with proof of a receipt.  Think of that for a second, this is exterior paint, meaning it’s going to be exposed to the elements, including the sun.  Fading is a huge problem with most paints that are already on the market.  Rodda Paint may be a little higher than other paints but just think of the time and expenses down the road you’ll save by only painting once!

Thatsabowl Tupperware

Thatsa Bowl Tupperware

After preparing a large meal, maybe preparing enough for a couple days, we need our storage to be airtight.  I’ve often reached in the cabinet after spending hours cooking, only to find cracks in my tupperware.  Maybe, the dishwasher was too rough on it or maybe it was just old, either way it goes straight in the garbage.  Thatsa Bowl Tupperware offers warranty against chipping, cracking, breaking or peeling in a non-commercial setting.  It’s perfect for long term home usage.

Northface

The North Face

It may surprise you that one of the most recognizable logos in men and women’s clothing: Northface carries a lifetime warranty.  The clothing isn’t as economical as some of the other choices out there but the fact that the lifetime warranty is offered, it speaks volumes for the quality they are putting in.

SureFire Flashlight

Surefire Flashlights

While models and prices will vary, Surefire puts a lifetime warranty on each of their flashlights.  I use Surefire because I trust that I won’t be left without a light in an emergency situation.  There may not be much to comfort someone during a dangerous storm that knocked the power out but it helps to have a light that will work every time so you’ll be able to guide you and your family to safety.  Surefire even honors a two year warranty on the rechargeable batteries and chargers that are used to power their lights!

Lupine Leash

Lupine Leashes

So, a lot of companies that offer a lifetime warranty won’t honor the warranty due to intentional abuse that their customers dish out on their products.  Luckily, Lupine Leashes understands that your favorite four-legged pal doesn’t realize the value of money or materials.  They promise to replace your leash even if your dog would rather eat it than take a walk with it!

Otterbox

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Everyone that owns a smartphone knows that it’s a vital part of their daily life.  From keeping schedules, staying on top of important e-mails or trying to beat the latest Candy Crush update, we need to protect our phones.  Otterbox, an almost indestructible case, offers a lifetime warranty on its cases.  Usually, all it takes is a few pictures of the damaged case and a brief email with Otterbox about the issue that you’re having and they will ship you a new case.

The next time that you’re making an everyday purchase, it may be useful to look on the back of the package and see what kind of warranty is offered.  Buying things that will Last You A Lifetime, will not only save money down the line but also frustration.

Kitchen Knives with Lifetime Warranties

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Regardless of your cooking skills and habits, everyone’s kitchen should be equipped with quality knives. A kitchen knife is a tool you use just about every day of your life. How many tools do you handle more often in a week? So why wouldn’t you want one that is efficient, safe, and a pleasure to use?

While a cheap stamped-up knife from the supermarket will still cut food, high-quality knives are made from better materials and have an ergonomic design which makes preparing food a whole different experience.

With higher-quality handles and a sharper blade, optimally balanced and better weighted, they are smooth to handle and give your cut more control and precision. Made of a much higher-quality steel, they are easier to sharpen and stay sharp longer.

While even a cheap knife with a blade that runs the full length of the knife (full tang) should last you a long time if taken care of properly, a dull knife is the most dangerous kind of knife. Most accidents actually occur because of blunt knives, as they require excessive force to get through the item being cut and slip, so higher-quality also means better safety!

Last but not least, having a high-quality kitchen knife will make you eat better and healthier. Why? Because owning a kitchen knife you love will make you use it more, which means you’re more likely to eat things that actually need to be cut, chopped, sliced, diced, etc…, so you will eat more food that you actually have to prepare, fresh food; not the processed crap that gets passed off as food these days.

So if you are asking yourself if a quality kitchen knife is worth the steeper price, consider this: you are going to use it every day and it is going to last you for a very long time.

The true frugal approach when buying knives lies in shopping à la carte.

You don’t need to buy a full set of knives!

Why buy a whole set with a bunch of utility knives, when all you really need are just a couple of those pieces?

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A lot of guides to buying kitchen knives include the boning knife as an essential, but if you are not breaking down whole pigs or deboning chicken every day, I suggest beginning with a setup of just three high-quality pieces: a chef’s knife, a paring knife and a bread knife. Don’t spend your money on a ton of knives that do nothing for you, invest it instead in the quality of the pieces you need, and enjoy their superior performance for a lifetime! Some people recommend ceramic knives, but longevity (or lack thereof) is the reason why I don’t like them. Sure they are sharp and sexy, but they are also brittle, so they chip and break easily. And you know what’s also sharp and sexy? A top quality, forged metal blade – and all the best kitchen knife brands below back their knives with a lifetime warranty!

WUSTHOF

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Wusthof is a family owned German company that has been manufacturing forged knives since 1814. They have become known as the leading quality cutlery manufacturer in the world simply because they make the best, most durable knives that will hold their edge for decades.

Wusthof really stands by their products and values their customers, so if anything should go wrong with one of their knives, just make use of their lifetime warranty. They won’t just refurbish the knives but will send you brand new ones! So when you buy a Wusthof knife, you truly buy it for life!

 


SHUN

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Japanese have a long history of making blades due to an honorable tradition of their samurai sword making methods. Nowadays, they are also known for their kitchen knives, which are just like mini samurai swords: sharp!

 

Shun is Japanese for “at the peak of perfection” and they have continued to provide top quality cutlery to professional cooks for more than 100 years. True to their Japanese tradition, they make incredibly sharp, well balanced, and aesthetically pleasing knives with a thin, hard blade and a small cutting angle. Worry not about how you are going to sharpen such a hard blade, because Shun offers a free professional sharpening service to their customers at all their retail stores!


 TOJIRO

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Since the very beginning, Tojiro has been pursuing excellence in the sharpness department. And indeed, you won’t find a sharper blade for less money. Carefully made by skilled craftsmen, their knives are made from super-steel VG-10 and have a good western handle with nice geometry. An 8-inch chef’s and paring knife for less than 100 bucks is quite a bargain and they too come with a lifetime warranty.

 


OUR PICK: VICTORINOX – THE FRUGAL ALTERNATIVE

Victorinox is the biggest manufacturer of pocket knives in the world. Notorious for their Swiss army knife, they are also quickly making a name for themselves as the No. 1 choice for high-end performance/low-budget kitchen knives. Many professionals use Victorinox because of their quality and affordability. And as these knives are also backed with a lifetime warranty, they are definitely the best bang for your buck.

Victorinox Swiss Army 8-Inch Chef’s Knife

Made in Switzerland, has a lifetime warranty, and is reasonably priced. It doesn't get much better than this!

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Price: $54.00 $34.94

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Knives are like headphones and wine. When you are used to cheap stuff, you don’t know what you are missing, but once you try the top end products, you can never go back. So get your knives from one of the best kitchen knife brands and enjoy the experience!

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Lifetime Warranty Kitchen Products

Lifetime Warranty Kitchen Products
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So you’ve just moved out and are looking to invest in some quality kitchen supplies or maybe you’re just ready get rid of some old kitchenware. The hassle of buying the same cheap pan gets old pretty fast so we’ve decided to list a few kitchen items that will help “Last Me a Lifetime-ify” your kitchen. We’ve compiled a few essential kitchenware products that we’ve curated over the past few months and hope that it will help with your search on which kitchen products you may want to purchase. Each product listed comes with a lifetime warranty which is briefly covered individually, however if you would like the full details of the warranty you may visit each product’s respective company website.

Let’s get started…

The Essentials

Salt and Pepper Mill Grinder

Eparé’s salt and pepper mill grinders shine (literally) when it comes to ease of use. These grinders have a light that shines down on your food as the grinder operates so you can see just how much salt you’re putting on your food. These grinders not only grind regular ol’ salt and pepper, they can also be used to grind Himalayan Salt, Spices, etc.

Lifetime Warranty

Eparé’s lifetime warranty will cover these Salt and Pepper grinders if they fail due to material or craftsmanship error during the warranty period, Eparé will repair or replace the items at their discretion. Eparé defines the warranty period as the length of time that the first owner owns the product, giving you some piece of mind in your new fancy-dancy salt and pepper mill grinders.

Eparé Battery Operated Salt and Pepper Mill and Grinder

With a light that shines down on your food when in use, you'll never over-season your favourite meal again.

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Price: $59.95

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Knife Set

For a solid, inexpensive beginner’s knife set you may want to consider looking into Ginsu’s 14-piece knife set. These blades are stainless steel and are a great fit for the house cook who isn’t attuned to the upkeep required of a more high-end knife.

Lifetime Warranty

This Ginsu knife set is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for as long as you own the product. However, in the event that a defect does exist you will need to send the knife, or knives, back to Ginsu along with $3.00 per knife to cover shipping and handling costs. Just a friendly fair warning, but nonetheless a great deal for an inexpensive set of lifetime warrantied knives.

Flatware Set

A good set of cutlery is a great idea of something to invest in unless you plan on switching to eating sushi full-time and opting to use chop sticks only (mmm sushi). But if you’re like me, you like a good fork and knife which is just what Oneida’s flatware set has to offer. This corrosion resistant, stainless steel flatware never needs polishing and is dishwasher safe. The set comes with 45 pieces so there’s plenty of extra cutlery when you invite your significant other over for supper and woe them with your cooking skills (you have cooking skills right?).

Lifetime Warranty

Oneida warrants their flatware set for life so if there’s a defect in workmanship or materials you can send the affected piece back to them and they’ll replace it free of charge. Like many other lifetime warranties listed here the warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, abuse, etc.

 

Oneida 45-Piece Stainless-Steel Flatware Set

Planning to continue eating for the next few years? Why not have a trustworthy flatware set that can help you with that.

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Price: $160.00 $69.99

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Cookware Set

Everyone needs a good cookware set. T-fal’s 12-piece cookware set is nonstick and has a thermo-spot heat indicator to let you know when the pan is perfectly preheated so there’s no more guessing involved. At an affordable price, these pots and pans should last you for years to come and should encourage the chef in your house to keep cooking those mouth-watering meals.

Lifetime Warranty

This cookware set comes with a lifetime warranty that covers the set for any defects in manufacturing. Any damages due to accidents, misuse, or dishwasher effects are not covered by this warranty.

T-fal Nonstick Cookware Set, 12-Piece

With thermo-spot heat indicators showing when your pan is perfectly preheated for cooking, this could be the answer to never making a runny egg again.

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Price: $199.99 $95.99

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There you have it; the kitchen essentials listed above should at least get you started. But you’re not one to settle for the bare minimum are you? Well don’t you worry! We’ve got one kitchen “extra” that should also last you a lifetime and help you to spice up your culinary dishes.

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Enameled Cast-Iron Dutch Oven

Anything cast-iron tends to last a really long time. Which is good news right? But there’s more… This cast-iron dutch oven is also enameled which has a couple of great benefits in itself. First off, it’s incredibly easy to clean and doesn’t take too much elbow grease to have it ready for your next meal. Secondly, enameled cast-iron doesn’t leach potential iron or other metals into your food such as regular cast-iron pans might when cooking acidic foods like chili making this a versatile cooking tool.

Lifetime Warranty

This enameled cast-iron dutch oven comes with a superb lifetime warranty as well. It is warranted to be free from defects by the manufacturer for the lifetime of the original owner. The warranty also covers normal household use however does not cover things such as neglect, abnormal wear, overheating, etc.

 

Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Show your meals some dutch oven lovin’ with this fine cookware.

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Price: $118.00 $59.99

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That’s it for our list of lifetime warrantied kitchen products for now! As we add more products or receive more suggestions from our readers we will post a second edition of lifetime warrantied kitchenware. If you’ve ever owned or used one of the products listed above, let us know in the comments section what you thought of the product. If you know of any other lifetime warrantied kitchen products share them below as well, we’re always looking for new high-quality products to share with others!

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The Christmas Gifts That Keep on Givin’… And Givin’… And Givin’

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As the temperature drops, the leaves fall, and frost and snow begins to grip our neighbourhoods, we can be comforted by the thought that the Holiday Season is quickly approaching.  A time for family, friends, and good food, we are also faced with the difficult and stressful job of Christmas gift shopping for our loved ones.  What do they want?  What can I afford?  Which specific product is most suited to their needs?

 

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At Last Me A Lifetime we recognize the importance of finding the perfect gift for your loved ones. Our wide range of curated products are sure to meet the standards of all on your list, with the warranties of these products sure to comfort those who worry that their purchases won’t last beyond boxing day sales. So don’t get caught rushing to the stores Christmas Eve doing your ever so familiar last-minute shopping ritual. Last Me A Lifetime has got you covered with suggestions on what to get that special someone this holiday season.

Avoiding Junk Purchases

According to Annie Leonard (The Story of Stuff)1, only 1% of purchases in the consumer economy remain in use six months after purchase.  That means that by June of 2015, only 1% of purchases from this holiday season will still be in use due to planned obsolescence (wearing out and breaking) or perceived obsolescence (becoming unfashionable).  While we cannot guarantee the products from Last Me A Lifetime will remain stylish, the lifetime warranties on the products offered on our site will ensure that far more than 1% will be in use without the worry of planned obsolescence.  The products offered on Last Me A Lifetime will be useful and functional for far more than six months; they will be useful and functional for life!

Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Last Me A Lifetime’s wide range of product offerings mean that no one on your list is left out.  Browse through our products and find the perfect, durable gift for everyone you think of during the holiday season.  Last Me A Lifetime will also have products that you will love to receive from those around you.  Use Last Me A Lifetime’s new Wishlist feature to compile a list of products that you have your eye one, and then conveniently email or share your list on various platforms.  Shop Last Me A Lifetime’s high quality products for you and others all at the same time!

Gifts for Her

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Peugeot 8.75 Inch Coffee Mill

If the special woman in your life loves a hot cup of coffee, this gift will certainly be the one for her!  With a lifetime warranty on the mill mechanism, fine coffee will flow for years to come.  The flavour of your coffee will be incredible with this top quality coffee mill from the Peugeot brothers; makers of fine tools since the 19th century.

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5’ Foam Bean Bag Chair

If the ladies in your life seek to relax more often, this bean bag chair is exactly what they’ve been looking for.  This large chair with heavenly soft stuffing will provide ultimate relaxation for everyone on your list this year; and with a lifetime warranty you can be sure they’ll be relaxing next to the tree in this chair for holidays to come!

Gifts for Him

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Saddleback Leather Front Pocket Briefcase

For the professional and student that is special to you, this briefcase will be their favourite gift this year!  Large enough to fit all your essentials, the quality of Saddleback Leather is unmatched.  Durable and strong made with 100% full-grain leather, this briefcase will be their favourite part of work and school, providing utility and style.

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Costa Del Mar Polarized Sunglasses

Speaking of style, the men on your list will love these polarized sunglasses that will protect their eyes year-round.  With glass lenses that are 20% thinner and 22% lighter, available with a variety of coloured frames, Costa Del Mar has a product to meet the preferences of even the pickiest sunglass wearer.  With clarity and quality, Costa Del Mar will give everyone on your list the gift of sight, comfort and style.

Gifts for the Fitness Enthusiast

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Manduka Yoga & Pilates Mat

Does your special someone love the soothing relaxation of yoga and Pilates?  Allow them to relax on the comfort of the Manduka Mat, high quality comfort with a warranty that will truly allow them to relax.  Thicker and denser than the traditional mat, your loved one will be able to relax far more than ever before!

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Lifting Belt by Rip Toned

Back pain doesn’t belong around the holidays, and this durable lifting belt will ensure that those special to you won’t risk holiday fun from workouts for years to come.  Rip Toned, one of the most respected brands in exercise, will stabilize the core of weight lifters on your list this year.  Endorsed by professional body builder Kevin Weiss, you know that this belt will fit the needs of all regardless of lifting experience.

Also, check out Last Me A Lifetime’s other Rip Toned products!

Gifts for the Home Chef

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CUTCO 18 Piece Knife Set

Quality cannot be substituted, and this is certainly true with this knife set that is sure to meet the expectations of the toughest gift critic.  These knives are guaranteed sharp, and can be sent to be sharpened at any time, ensuring their long-time utilization in your family holiday traditions.  You get what you pay for, and this is certainly true with CUTCO’s quality knife set.

P.S. For those with budget in mind, check out the Ginsu knife set.

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Le Creuset Stainless Steel Saute Pan

Your favourite home chef needs quality products to create their masterpieces, and this saute pan will guarantee their delicious dishes won’t suffer from poor pans.  The holiday season is all about family and good food, and this product will be a hit to cooks all around you.  The high quality stainless steel and quality construction won’t let you and your gift recipient down!

Last Me A Lifetime has high quality gifts to meet the needs all.  Browse through our ever expanding list of products findings this holiday season to find the highest quality products with some of the best lifetime warranties out there!


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Buying it for Life vs. Buying it for Cheap

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So you’re in the market for buying a new wallet? Like with many things, you essentially have two choices: 1) Buy a cheap $15 wallet that will likely start to fall apart after year two and will eventually be obsolete after year three or four. OR 2) buy a quality wallet for $50 that will last a lifetime. I know, I know that $50 seems like so much more when both products accomplish the same goals, but it’s the longevity of the product you should be concerned with.

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I started this website because like many, I was tired of buying products that would only last a short period of time and then surprise surprise, soon I’d find myself needing to go out and buy another. So, in order to try and cut down on the amount of repeat purchases of a single item I made, I decided to target products solely with lifetime warranties.

Now don’t get me wrong, although every product here has a lifetime warranty that doesn’t mean that in every case if you buy one you’ll never ever have to buy another. Lifetime warranties in most cases refer to the lifetime of the product, not your lifetime (sadly nothing lasts forever). However, some products are made so well or come with such exceptional guarantees that you can reasonably expect to never have to buy another.

Lifetime Warranties

All companies and products that are listed on Last Me A Lifetime are guaranteed to have some form of lifetime warranty. Saddleback leather for example offers a 100 year warranty against defects in material and workmanship. Darn Tough Socks offers a lifetime guarantee that if their socks aren’t the most comfortable, durable, and best fitting socks you’ve ever owned, you can return them for another pair or your money back. Buck Knives offers “The Buck Forever Warranty”. This warrants all Buck Knives to be free of defects in material and workmanship for the life of the knife. This warranty however does not apply to normal wear or misuse.

As you’ve probably realized by now, the term “lifetime warranty” can imply different meaning for different companies. It is highly recommended that you as a smart consumer go out and research the details of what a company’s lifetime warranties truly implies. A word or caution: Some companies tend to offer lifetime warranties as a marketing gimmick to induce buyers to purchase their products. I’m not going to lie, lifetime warranties are appealing, but if the company is less than reputable and they fall off the face of the earth next year, your warranty is worthless. That’s why I do my best to do research into any company that is featured on Last Me A Lifetime to see if they are up to par. Every product on Last Me A Lifetime also contains a link to the official website’s warranty policy page so you can double check the terms for yourself.

Quality Doesn’t Always Mean Expensive

Yes its true, buying something that is made with better material and quality workmanship can often times be more expensive. But not everything deemed high-quality will break the bank. Take the Groom Mate nose and ear hair trimmer for example. It’s under $20 and with great reviews on amazon is a quality purchase at an affordable price. Fiskars scissors and the Belkin outlet surge protector are also affordable items that are made with great quality and won’t break the bank.

So next time when you’re thinking about buying a new set of pans, new kitbag, or even a new bean bag chair, think about how long you plan on keeping that product and if its worth investing into something that will last you a lifetime.

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