15 Kitchen Products Made in America That Are Worth It


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Cheap isn’t always the best choice for kitchen products, considering you use them nearly daily. Before clicking on some random pots and pans on Amazon, look into American-made products. One reason to go all American in the kitchen? The USA typically has stringent manufacturing standards, which translates to better quality. Sure, the items may sometimes cost more, but if they last for life, the price difference ends up being worth every cent. These products are made in the USA and are worth outfitting your kitchen with. 

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Lodge Cast Iron

For cookware that can last long enough to be used by your grandkids’ grandkids, take a look at  Lodge. The company claims their cast iron skillets are built to be passed down for generations and still remain in good condition. Since the Tennessee-based Lodge has been producing cast iron kitchen items for over 125 years, they may know what they’re talking about.

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Heritage Steel Cookware

An eight-piece core cooking set from Heritage Steel isn’t cheap, going for $800. However, the titanium-strengthened steel pieces are fully made in the company’s Tennessee facilities and come with a lifetime warranty. If you take good care of them, you’ll never have to buy pots and pans again.

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Rada Cutlery

Rada claims they are the makers of the  “world’s greatest tomato knife”. The trick is a dual-serrated blade, which cuts a super thin slice. This family-owned business began making kitchen knives in 1948, and is still based in Iowa. Today they offer a variety of knives, pans, and more. 

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Epicurean Cutting Board

What do Epicurean’s popular cutting boards and a skate park have in common? Surprisingly, the same materials. In 2003, a maker of custom skate parks got the idea to use the leftover paper composite from building and turn it into cutting boards. If it’s strong enough to hold a skateboard, it’s certainly tough enough for regular cutting.

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Chef Specialities Pepper Mill

America’s first pepper mill manufacturer is still a go-to brand. Chef Specialities has been making saltshakers and pepper mills since 1940 in their Pennsylvania factory. The pepper mills are assembled by hand and are known for being long lasting and durable, with a smooth grind.

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Transporting home-cooked food to another venue is always a little bit unnerving. Will it spill? Will it stay warm? That’s where Illinois-based Handi-Foil steps in, with their aluminum pans that reliably hold all types of food. You’ve probably even seen the recyclable pans at your local grocery store.

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360 Cookware Roast Pan

The best kitchen products are those that are “heirloom quality”, which means they’re meant to last forever. That’s what 360 Cookware aims for with its huge range of bakeware, pots and pans, and mixing spoons. Everything is manufactured in West Bend, Wisconsin. Best sellers include a slow cooker for $359 and a roast pan for $179.  

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Hutzler Mixing Bowl

Hutzler’s claim to fame is molding utensils and mixing bowls made of melamine. They were one of the first companies ever to use the material for kitchen tools. Today, they still design and manufacture most of their products in their factory in Canaan, Connecticut.

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All-Clad Stainless Cookware

Whatever your budget, All-Clad probably offers something you want and need for your kitchen. This company’s stainless cookware has been made in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania since 1971. The brand offers steel, aluminum, and stainless steel cooking items at a wide range of prices.

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Nordic Ware Bundt Pan

You might have seen Nordic Ware products at high-end stores like Williams-Sonoma and Crate and Barrel. But the brand’s real claim to fame is creating the iconic Bundt® Pan, the name of which was picked by the company’s owner. Nordic Ware is still family-owned, and the company’s headquarters remain in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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USA Pan Baking Pan

Big-time home bakers should check out USA Pan, which offers bakeware that is professional quality but meant for home use. Though they tout themselves as the largest industrial bakeware producer in the world, they still make their products in America, with headquarters based in Pennsylvania.

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Finex Cast Iron Skillet

Finex, a small cast iron company headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is all about quality, not quantity. They want their products to be used for life. Finex got their start by promoting a single 12” skillet on Kickstarter. They now make additional items including Dutch ovens and griddles.

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Fiesta Dishes

You probably ate off of Fiesta Tableware in your grandmother’s kitchen, that’s how long the company has been around. Fiesta has been making colorful, classic, and collectible plates in West Virginia since the 19th century. Today, you can buy them everywhere from Kohl’s to Amazon. 


Duparquet Copper Cookware

Copper cookware, besides looking pretty hanging in the kitchen, is known for heating evenly. When it’s tin-lined, it’s naturally non-stick. And while Rhode Island-based Duparquet copper pots and pans are pricey (think in the hundreds of dollars) they may make a huge difference in how you cook.

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Vitamix Blender

If you’re looking to get your money’s worth in the kitchen, American-made Vitamix blenders supposedly last up to 10 times longer than the average blender, the company claims. They also offer a 10-year full warranty, even though Vitamix states that fewer than two percent of their products are ever returned to them. 

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