Ever since introducing the Craftsman brand in 1927, Sears has backed its full line of hand tools with a lifetime warranty. Falling under its protection are many must-have basics for a well-stocked workshop—wrenches and screwdrivers, for instance, and assorted hammers like this one. Deep-throated in design, with a handle of hickory and a head of 16-ounce steel, the Craftsman Rip-Claw Hammer also includes a special feature—a non-marring cap on the tip of the handle, designed for gentle tapping on light-duty jobs. Best of all is that, if the hammer ever fails to provide complete satisfaction, you can simply return the tool to Sears for repair or replacement. Available at Sears; $17.99.
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Le Creuset Dutch Oven
For generations, devoted home cooks have coveted cookware from Le Creuset, a French company that manufacturers many types of pots and pans, including its signature dutch oven. Available in dozens of vibrant colors, including classic red, Le Creuset products are as attractive as they are versatile. You can use them on the range, in the oven, or even on the table as serving vessels. Another big advantage: Though Le Creuset builds its cookware to be durable over decades of use, even high-quality enamel wears out in time. If you live long enough to see yours chip, simply contact the company and follow instructions for a free-of-charge replacement. Available at Amazon; $319.95.
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Fiskars X27 Super Splitting Axe
Known for their iconic orange-handled scissors as well as an ever-dependable line of axes, Fiskars Brands, Inc. puts its money where its mouth is by including a full lifetime guarantee on each of its premium products. Wield any Fiskars implement with confidence, as each guarantees to be free of defects in material and workmanship for as long as you own and use it. This X27 Super Splitting Axe, for example, promises efficient swings that can split medium- to large-sized logs in a single go for throughout the course of its life. Available on Amazon; $59.97.
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Tupperware Vent 'N Serve Set
Whether you purchase your Tupperware containers exclusively at a party or shop their online store, keep an eye out for the popular brand's limited lifetime warranty. Found both old favorites as well as their new and improved collections like the Vent 'N Serve containers seen here, this guarantee can save you from headaches over chips, cracks, breaks, and more for as long as you own the them. Simply store leftovers, reheat, wash, and repeat! Should the unthinkable happen, Tupperware's customer service reps will be waiting by the phone to help you get your replacement. Available at Tupperware.com; starting at $20 for a 2-piece small set.
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Big Green Egg Ceramic Grill
Recognized by its iconic egg-shaped exterior, the Big Green Egg is a kamado-style outdoor grill. The patented airflow system allows precise temperature control for top-notch grilling, while the ceramic material is designed to last. In fact, quality standards are so important that the manufacturer offers a limited lifetime warranty—the first-ever warranty to cover a ceramic grill. To take advantage of the warranty, simply register your purchase, read up on the terms, and enjoy your state-of-the art cooking device! Available at authorized retail dealers; prices vary but start at $399.
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Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
Beloved for over 120 years, Lodge is one of America’s top retailers for cast iron cookware. The company manufactures a wide variety of durable seasoned cast iron products, such as its signature skillets, deep skillets, griddles, and dutch ovens. Although there is no official warranty for the cast iron products, they are made to last for generations with regular care. Lodge cookware made from enamel, on the other hand, is covered with a limited lifetime warranty. Buy a skillet now, and keep it in your family for years to come. Available at Target; $19.99.
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RIGID Power Drill
Since 1923, Ridge Tool Company has been producing RIGID brand tools with professionals in mind. Their heavy duty hand and power tools, like this 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill, are built to endure the rigors of daily use, which means they keep performing, job after job. In fact, Ridge is so confident in their tools' knock-out performance that they even offer free replacement batteries and free service for life. In the unlikely event that a RIGID tool does malfunction, they'll replace it free of charge. Available at The Home Depot; $119.00.
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Hunter Douglas Blinds
When it comes to window treatments, few brands can match the selection and innovation found in Hunter Douglas' catalog. Take the Alustra® Collection of Pirouette®, for instance. Its unique design provides privacy, yet lets in light, and is stylish while still providing energy efficiency. Plus its cordless design makes it a safe and easy to operate. As if that weren't enough, Hunter Douglas backs each product with a Lifetime Limited Warranty, giving you all the more reason to feel confident in your design choices. Available at authorized retail dealers; prices vary.
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