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Where to Find Quality Dinnerware and Cookware Made in America

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Domestic Dinnerware

Home chefs looking to upgrade their pots, pans, and kitchenware collections have no shortage of options when it comes to cheap cookware, much of which is cranked out by cheap labor overseas. For those who care about buying domestic, however, some of the finest dinnerware in the world is manufactured right here in the U.S.A.

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Brooklyn Copper Cookware

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Though the cookware is made in four different states, Brooklyn Copper Cookware is headquartered in its namesake New York City borough — and the company is cashing in on a resurgence in interest in all-copper cooking. Each one of the saucepans, sauté pans, casseroles, stockers, and covers is handmade with premium metal. 

Belkraft International
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Belkraft International

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Made in Clarksville, Tennessee, cookware from Belkraft International is not sold in stores and can only be ordered directly from the factory. This model keeps prices low on the uniquely made cookware, which is crafted in a seven-layer production process exclusive to Belkraft. Its products, which have a reputation for superior heat distribution, come with a 50-year warranty.

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American Kitchen Cookware

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American Kitchen Cookware has been located in West Bend, Wisconsin, for decades. The company's lineup includes nonstick, stainless steel, and cast aluminum offerings, all of which are made by hand. Everything the company sells comes with a lifetime warranty.

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1919 Cookware

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Another product line that comes out of the American cookware hub that is West Bend, Wisconsin, is 1919 Cookware. The company, which is owned by Regal Ware, produces a collection of triple-ply nonstick and stainless steel kitchenware. Each item it sells comes out of its exclusive manufacturing process with an aluminum core, a layer of stainless steel, and polished magnetic stainless steel for a mirror shine and stellar heat distribution.

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All-Clad Metalcrafters

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Made in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, All-Clad Metalcrafters was founded by a highly accomplished metallurgist who was awarded more than 50 patents for bonded metals. Not only is All-Clad manufactured in America, but its products are produced with American-made steel.

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Although some Made In products are manufactured in family-owned facilities in France and Italy, much of what it makes comes from American manufacturing plants. New York City's Le Bernardin and Chicago's Alinea are just two of the several 3-star Michelin restaurants that use cookware from the Made In line, which includes stainless clad and carbon steel cookware, as well as high-end kitchen tools and knives.

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Wolf Gourmet

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Manufactured in Wisconsin and Arizona, Wolf Gourmet produces not just high-quality cookware and kitchen tools but also countertop kitchen appliances. Its cookware line is made from multi-clad stainless steel and is known for having ergonomic handles.

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Viking

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Not all Viking products are made in America, but the brand's entire line of three-ply cookware is. The line of pans and lids are — relatively speaking — affordable, with only one item breaching the $200 mark. The lineup includes mirror finish and nonstick sauté pans and fry pans of different sizes and shapes. 

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USA Pan

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Based in Pittsburgh for four generations, USA Pan is the largest commercial bakeware manufacturer in the world. Its stoneware line is made from clay sourced from Tennessee, and it also offers full lines of cookware and bakeware, the latter of which is made in Kansas.

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Nordic Ware

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Family-owned and made in Minnesota since 1946, Nordic Ware is famous for its legendary Bundt pan — there are now 70 million of them in households across the globe. The company started by manufacturing things like Ebelskiver pans, Krumkake irons, Rosette irons, and Platte Panne pans, which are unique to the cooking and culture of the ethnic Scandanavian people who settled the region generations ago. Today the company produces hundreds of more familiar cookware items, virtually all of which are made in Minneapolis.

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Nest Homeware

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Based out of Providence, Rhode Island, Nest Homeware was founded in 2013. The company manufactures elegant, smooth-surfaced cast iron cookware, including skillets, Dutch ovens, braising pans, self-basting lids, and full sets.

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Lodge Cast Iron
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Lodge Cast Iron

A staple in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, for more than a century, Lodge Cast Iron is one of America's oldest continuously-operating cookware manufacturers. Now in its fifth generation of family ownership, Lodge was founded in 1896 and continues to make heirloom-quality iron cookware of all sorts.

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Heritage Steel

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Also located in Tennessee — Clarksville, in this case — is Heritage Steel. With more than 40 years in the industry, the company is known as one of the top producers of multi-clad stainless steel cookware. It's also famous for its German steel (and Chinese-made) Hammer Stahl Cutlery line of knives and kitchen utensils.

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Calphalon

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Calphalon offers a huge variety of ceramic, nonstick, and stainless steel cookware, including the Calphalon Unison line, which features one slide nonstick side and one sear nonstick side. The company also makes cutlery, bakeware, and appliances in its Perrysburg, Ohio, facility.

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Finex

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The Finex company consists of a small team of craftspeople based in Portland, Oregon. Their passion is cast iron, and that passion is evident in their uniquely shaped and meticulously crafted cast iron skillets, griddles, Dutch ovens, grill pans, and sets. 

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Field Company

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Like Finex, Field Company deals only in cast iron, but its claim to fame is a line of skillets that are lighter and smoother than virtually any other cast iron cookware out there. Each one of its products is made from hand-poured iron in the state of Wisconsin.

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Duparquet Copper Cookware

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Handcrafted in Rhode Island, the goods that come out of the Duparquet Copper Cookware facility are based on the heavy, sturdy vintage cookware items that survived the years and continue to be passed on as family heirlooms. The copper is spun, the handles are riveted, and the cooking surfaces are tinned and polished all under one roof.

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