The US Cookware and kitchen appliances industry has shown a moderate growth in the last few years because of three main factors i.e replacement of existing products, increase in demand because of growth in the housing industry and change in the customer behaviour to try new products which is in the genre of the US citizens .
Another factor that has contributed to the growth of cookware industry is enhanced standard of living of an average US Citizen. The current market size is expected at $ 19.7 billion and it is forecasted that the US Cookware industry will have a moderate growth in the coming years too.
Best Cookware Brands in the USA
10.Heritage steel –
The Tennessee based organisation was formed more than 40 years ago and claims to provide the highest quality of specially crafted multi clad stainless steel cookware in the USA. Heritage’s USP all through these years has been manufacturing customised high end stainless steel cookware during this last 4 decades.
The company also offers Hammer Stahl cutlery and kitchen products, an extremely niche and enviable product. Hammer Stahl has the unique 7 ply stainless steel cookware. Apart from 7 ply stainless steel cookware , the company has also introduced 316 TI Surface cookware.
9. Belkraft International Cookware –
One of the oldest cookware companies of the country, Belkraft’s speciality is Titanium cookware finish combined with high grade surgical stainless steel products. It is scientifically proven that Titanium and T316 surgical stainless steel combined make a non reactive cooking surface. This surface helps in enhancing the taste and flavour of the cooked food plus the nutritional value of the food item remains intact.
Another very significant discovery that Belkraft has made is waterless vacuumatic cookware. The product assortment of Belkraft can be classified into four broad categories – Oil core essentials, Kitchen essentials, gourmet accessories and complete dinner and cookware sets.
8.Brooklyn Copper Cookware –
The speciality of Brooklyn Copper cookware is that every item and every product that is churned out from the company’s factory is heavily based on copper and it generally takes almost 8 hours to produce a cookware range from copper by the expert coppersmiths, tin smiths and ironsmiths who are meticulously planning and designing to make the cookware as like centuries ago.
The three main metals that are required to produce the pots and pans are copper, iron and tin. The company does not believe in push selling of its products and encourages its avid customers to go for the products what they like most and needy.
7.360 Cookware –
A purely family owned business from a down to earth background, 360 Cookware was formed in 2004 the current one being the second generation management. .Almost the entire expertise of labour force from West Bend Cookware from where this company ideated joined the new company and with them the new handcrafted cookware, the speciality of this group, was launched. To be environmental friendly is another big motto of the company.
The company markets sauté pans, saucepans, stockpots, frying pans, slow cooker, bake ware and flatware.
6.Wear Ever Cookware –
A Group SEB organisation, WereEver was formed in 1903 at Ohio and till date is quite famous for its nationally famous aluminium based cookware. The superior knowledge of aluminium food grade technology is very well known to the group.
The aluminium which is used for producing the utensils are anodized and are safe . WereEver pure ceramic non stick cookware are a rage with the consumers as they are free from toxins, and are scratch resistant, and cadmium free. The products are also oven safe and heat resistant.
5.Calphalon Cookware –
The company was formed in 1963 at Ohio and was known amongst the market leaders known at that time as the Commercial aluminium cookware company. In 1968 Commercial Aluminium Cookware revolutionised the cookware industry by adopting hard anodization as disseminated in the aerospace industry.
In 1976 Calphalon hard anodized was launched in the normal market. In 1993 Calphalon non stick hit the market.
The products that are from the company stable are sauce pans, sauté pans, griddle, grill pans, soups, stockpots, roasting pans and Dutch ovens, The company also has Calphalon non stick bake ware sets.
4. Lodge Cast Iron Cookware –
Founded in Pittsburgh Tennessee around 1896 the 124 years old organisation was renamed Lodge Cast Iron as the earlier company Blacklock Foundry was burnt down in a devastating fire. During 1950s the automatic moulding process machine was introduced when the management decided to modernise the organisation.
It was in 1973 that the current logo was created. In 2005 Lodge launched the porcelain enamelled cast iron cookware while in 2013 carbon steel cookware range was launched; in 2017 the second state of the art foundry began its operation.
The four broad product categories in which the items are categorised are seasoned cast iron. Enamelled cast iron, carbon steel, stoneware and accessories.
3.1919 Cookware –
The parent company being Regal Ware, 1919 Cookware initially started off as start-up aluminium company and has now branched itself to be a huge tree with national and international acclaim and customer base.
The company’s flagship items are cookware made from stainless steel and non stick cook ware. All the products are dish washer safe and the items are PFOA free non stick cooking surface. A life time warranty is also given.
2.American Kitchen Cookware –
The original company Regal Ware formed more than a century ago at Wisconsin used to procure raw materials from all over the place and produced quality items.
Since Regal Ware was family owned business, a lot of personalised touch was there and the then management believed that apart from the frills or fanfare, the products should be such that it gives maximum utility to the customer. It is with this motto that the company rechristened itself to American Kitchen Cookware.
Some of the company’s most favourite items are non stick cookware and bake ware, frying pans, skillets, sauté pans, saucepans, roasting pans, griddles and Dutch oven.
1.All Clad Metalcrafters –
Founded in 1960 with headquarter in Pennsylvania , All Clad markets its products’ not only in the USA but also in Australia, Canada, Germany and U.K. Currently owned by Group SEB the group also produces kitchen accessories, kitchen tools and bonded oven wares.
While the interior finishes of its products are from TYPE 304 stainless steel the stainless steel used by the company matches the standard regulations of ISO 9000 and ASTM A240 standards. The US Patent office has given several patent rights to many of the All Clad products.
Some of its popular products are Non-stick, copper core, bake ware, fry pan and immersion blender.