Lifelong performers are those products we believe are of a higher than average quality, will last for years (if not decades) and produce a better result in your kitchen. Consider the total cost of ownership in your kitchen item over its lifetime. For instance, you can spend $30 on an inexpensive fry pan. If the handle comes loose or it does not heat evenly, you may have to replace the pan with a new one every few years. By spending more money on a quality brand that will last for a lifetime, you will actually be saving yourself money.
Professional cooks understand you will get what you pay for. Many people may not enjoy cooking as much as they could because, to them, it can be challenging or the result does not match their expectations. Using lower quality products that do not perform will not allow you to produce superior results in your kitchen. Simply buying a knife that holds its edge because of higher quality steel, cookware with even heating properties or better built electrics will produce a better meal and make cooking more enjoyable. Do what the professional chefs do and buy the best products that fit your budget. We have assembled just a few items we consider lifelong performers.