If you’re looking to replace your pots and pans, why not opt for American-made cookware? Not only will you be getting safer and better quality cookware, but you’ll also be supporting American manufacturers.
Here are the most important criteria that I considered in choosing the best USA made cookware on Amazon.
- The product must be manufactured in the USA.
- It must be free from all known harmful chemicals associated with cookware like PTFE, PFOA, lead, and cadmium.
- The chosen products need to have an average of at least a 4-star rating on Amazon with at least 50 reviews.
- Only products that perform well are picked. This includes even heat distribution, strong handles, and ease of cleaning.
- I want to make sure that you are investing in cookware that will give you good value for your money. So, aside from performance, I chose these products with an eye for durability.
Disclaimer: All of the below cookware, to the best of my research, are manufactured in the USA at the time of writing. Note that as companies sometimes will shift production promptly, there is no guarantee a couple of years down the road a particular company on this list still wholly manufactures it’s products in the USA. I will update this list periodically to reflect that.
Best USA Made Pans
With thousands of raving reviews that prove its outstanding performance, the Lodge Cast Iron Skillet is Amazon’s best selling skillet. Available in 9 different sizes, you can get the 3.5” variant for individual egg frying, or buy the 15” skillet if you have a large steak-loving family. You can even bring it with you when you go camping, since it works on all cooking surfaces including campfire and grills. It’s safe for oven use as well.
The highly popular Lodge Cast Iron Skillet is manufactured in South Pittsburg, Tennessee by a company with more than 120 years of experience. This pan is heavy at 5 pounds for the 10.25” variant and so tough that your family can use it for generations to come. It also comes pre-seasoned, but, for me, it needs to be stripped and reseasoned to be truly nonstick. Here’s a video on how to strip the pre-seasoning and how to season it again:
- Suitable for all types of cooking surfaces
- Available in sizes like 3.5”, 6.5”, 8”, 9”, 12”, 13.25”, 15”
- Can be bought with or without a cover
- Works great for low to high heat cooking
- Known for its outstanding durability
If you prefer carbon steel over cast iron, you might want to go for the Lodge Seasoned Carbon Steel Skillet. Though not quite as popular as cast iron, it still deserves a spot in our list for being the best American made carbon steel cookware. Its greatest strength is how lightweight it is compared to the cast iron skillet above,- weighing just 3.7 pounds for the 10” mode. If you’re looking to do flipping action on your skillet, or perhaps suffer from a hand or arm injury, this carbon steel skillet is a much better choice.
Aside from quick and even heating, the Lodge Carbon Steel Skillet cools down faster when removed from the heat source compared to cast iron. It is suitable for all types of cooktops and is even tough enough for open fire cooking.
- Can take high heat cooking
- Outstanding durability
- Compatible with grills, open fire, and all cooktops
- Requires washing by hand to preserve the seasoned surface
- Carbon steel construction makes it lighter than cast iron
- Has a long, riveted handle
If you’re looking for more options for your American-made pan, check out the USA Pan Cookware 5-Ply Stainless Steel Skillet. It has a 5-layer construction wherein its inner layers are made of surgical grade 18/10 stainless steel while its cooking surface is made of 400 series 18/0 stainless steel. This means that the stainless steel layer that comes in contact with your food has almost no nickel content, minimizing the risk of nickel leaching.
Since stainless steel isn’t a good heat conductor, USA Pan added an aluminum core to boost its heat transfer. This warp-resistant pan can also be used on all types of cooktops and is oven and dishwasher-safe. Plus, I like that it has an easy-pour rim.
- Has an aluminum core for improved heat transfer
- Outer stainless steel layer is nickel-free
- Flared rim allows for easy pouring
- Suitable for all types of cooktops
- Safe for oven use
- Has an eye-catching mirror polished exterior
Best USA Made Pot
The All-Clad Stainless Steel Stockpot can be your next partner when cooking stew, soup, and stock. Since it’s made by American craftsmen in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, you know that it’s a superior cookware that you can trust. This stockpot has a triple layer 18/10 stainless steel construction with an aluminum base for quick and even heating.
It is compatible with all types of cooktops and is safe for broiler, oven, refrigerator, and freezer use. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe for those times when you’re too tired. Do note though that the company recommends manually washing them to protect their lustrous appearance.
- Aluminum base ensures even heat distribution
- Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing is recommended
- Compatible with induction cooktops
- Has a pleasing polished exterior
- Broiler, oven, and freezer-safe
Best USA Made Sauce Pan
For saucepans, I highly recommend the Calphalon Contemporary Pour and Strain Sauce Pan. Calphalon manufactures its cookware in Toledo, Ohio and is one of the branches of Newell Brands. You can get this saucepan in different sizes or as a part of a set. It has a hard anodized aluminum build for a balance of even heating and durability. This goes well with its triple layer of nonstick coating which allows for healthy cooking and easy cleanups.
What makes this Calphalon Sauce Pan stand out for me are its pour spouts and the integrated straining holes in its lid. Not only does this allow you to pour sauces without making a mess, you can also drain the liquids without needing a colander, reducing the things you need to wash.
- Durable hard anodized aluminum construction evenly heats up
- Has 3 layers of nonstick coating for long-term stick-resistant cooking
- Suitable for oven use
- Lid comes with built-in straining holes
- Has mess-free pour spouts
Best USA Made Grill Pan
Here we have another Calphalon product, a square grill pan. It’s just the cookware you need to make juicy steaks with grill marks on it. At 11 inches, it’s spacious enough that you can grill your veggies at the same time. It even comes with a triple layer of nonstick coating so you can cook with less fat.
Plus, you can expect years of even cooking from this Calphalon product thanks to its hard anodized aluminum construction. According to the company, anodized aluminum is about 80% tougher than stainless steel.
- Hard anodized aluminum build provides even heating and durability
- Tri-ply nonstick coating ensures easy food release
- Dishwasher-safe but manual cleaning is recommended
- Has a long, stay-cool handle
- Deep ridges add grill marks while locking in the juice
- Can go from stovetop to oven
Best USA Made Dutch Oven
My first pick for this section was supposed to be one of Lodge’s enameled cast iron dutch ovens. However, after a bit of research, I found out that Lodge manufactures their enameled cookware in China. Only their cast iron offerings are manufactured in the USA. Fortunately, this includes the best selling Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Dutch Oven.
Since it’s made of cast iron, not only does it retain heat really well, you can expect this product to last for generations too. It’s heavy-duty, so you can use it on all types of cooktops including open fire and grills. You can even use it for baking and roasting since this Lodge dutch oven is oven-safe. Just like their skillet, this comes pre-seasoned though I find it lacking. As such, I recommend stripping the pre-seasoning and then seasoning it again until it becomes truly nonstick.
- Cast iron construction gives it outstanding heat retention
- Extremely durable, works well for outdoor cooking
- Compatible with all cooktop types
Best USA Made Ceramic Cookware
I was having trouble finding an American company that makes ceramic cookware. Fortunately, I finally came across the WearEver 15-Piece Ceramic Nonstick Cookware, a set featuring a ceramic-coated aluminum construction. Vollrath, the company who is responsible for the WearEver cookware collections, used to manufacture their products in China. But, they moved their production to Sheboygan, Wisconsin in March 2013 to ensure consistent product quality.
This WearEver cookware set has an aluminum core for efficient and even heating. This is complemented by a scratch and stain-resistant ceramic coating which gives it a nonstick surface. What’s more, its cooking surface can safely reach temperatures of up to 750°F, making it suitable for high-heat cooking.
- Riveted handles stay cool
- Features cadmium and lead-free nonstick ceramic coating
- Aluminum core allows for even heat distribution
- Oven-safe for up to 350°F
Best USA Made Stainless Steel Cookware
Here, we have another All-Clad product, the 10-Piece Stainless Steel 5-Ply Bonded Cookware Set. Depending on how often you cook, you might want to go for the 5-piece or 14-piece set. These pots and pans boast of a 5-layer construction that alternates 18/10 stainless steel with aluminum for durability and even heating.
Aside from being induction-compatible, this All-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware Set is safe for oven and broiler use. I also like that it has flared rims that make pouring liquids mess-free. Not to mention that they are easy to clean since these cookware are dishwasher-safe.
You can make them nonstick by seasoning the pots and pans. Just follow the video below:
- Has 5 alternating layers of stainless steel and aluminum
- Oven and broiler-safe
- Suitable for induction cooktops
- Flared rims allow for mess-free pouring
- Has long, heat-resistant handles
Best USA Made Nonstick Cookware
Last but not least, we have the best American-made nonstick cookware, the Calphalon Premier Space-Saving Nonstick Set. Aside from the 6-piece set, you can also get sets of 2, 3, 5, or 15 depending on your needs. They are all manufactured in Toledo, Ohio.
This Calphalon set features hard anodized aluminum with 3 layers of nonstick coating. Though it isn’t suitable for induction cooktops, it’s both oven and dishwasher-safe. Also, what I really liked about this product is its space-saving design. It stacks and nests in any order, making it a great choice for people living in space-challenged homes.
- Can be stacked and nested in any order
- Hard anodized aluminum construction allows for quick and even heating
- Has 3 layers of nonstick coating for easy food removal
- Can be used in the oven
What Are the Major USA Cookware Brands?
If you’d like to check out other American-made cookware, here’s a list of some of the major brands along with information on where they manufacture their products and what types of cookware they make.
|Brand||Location||Cookware Types Offered|
|1919 Cookware Collection||West Bend, Wisconsin||Stainless steel and nonstick cookware|
|360 Cookware||Wisconsin||Surgical grade stainless steel cookware|
|All-Clad||Canonsburg, Pennsylvania||Stainless steel and hard anodized nonstick cookware|
|American Kitchen||West Bend, Wisconsin||Stainless steel and nonstick cookware|
|Belkraft International||Clarksville, Tennessee||Surgical grade stainless steel cookware|
|Brooklyn Copper Cookware||Brooklyn, New York||Copper cookware|
|Calphalon||Toledo, Ohio||Stainless steel, cast iron, and hard anodized aluminum nonstick cookware|
|Duparquet Copper Cookware||Rhode Island||Copper cookware|
|Field Company||Wisconsin and Indiana||Cast iron cookware|
|Finex||Portland, Oregon||Cast iron cookware|
|Hammer Stahl American Clad||Clarksville, Tennessee||Stainless steel cookware|
|Lodge||South Pittsburg, Tennessee||Cast iron and carbon steel cookware|
|Made In Cookware||Austin, Texas||Stainless steel and carbon steel cookware|
|Nest Homeware||Providence, Rhode Island||Cast iron cookware|
|Nordic Ware||Minneapolis, Minnesota||Nonstick and aluminum cookware|
|USA Pan||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Stainless steel cookware|
|Wolf Gourmet||Phoenix, Arizona; Richmond, Kentucky; and Madison and Fitchburg, Wisconsin||Stainless steel cookware|
And there you have it. Who says nothing is manufactured in the US no more?