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11 Best Kitchen Tools Made in the USA
From practical basics to gadgets that simplify common prep tasks, we're recommending must-have kitchen tools with a "Made in USA" label.
Lodge Cast-Iron Skillet
When you’re looking to buy quality cast iron, look no further than Lodge. The brand has been making durable, dependable cookware—like this 10″ pre-seasoned skillet ($27)—in Tennessee since 1896. Take good care and it’ll last a lifetime. Here’s how to clean cast iron the right way.
Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt Pan
With a factory based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nordic Ware crafts some of our favorite American-made bakeware. The dramatic, swirling edges of this 10-cup aluminum Bundt pan ($34) give even the most simple cakes a special-occasion appeal.
All-Clad Stainless Steel Fry Pan
Time after time, professional and home chefs alike touted All-Clad as the very best in cookware. The Pennsylvania-based brand makes its products with high-quality American steel that will last a lifetime. We love the versatility of this 12″ fry pan ($120) that can handle up to 600 degrees temps—making it versatile enough to use in the oven or stovetop.
Wolff Ergonomix Kitchen Shears
Every kitchen needs at least one pair of high-quality shears. I find them useful for everything from trimming meat to opening food packaging. These Wolff shears ($25) are manufactured and assembled in Indiana and are pro-grade and dishwasher safe. To avoid any chance of cross-contamination, especially when used to trim raw meat, place them in the dishwasher immediately after using.
Virginia Boys Kitchen Chef’s Knife
The chef’s knife is likely the hardest worker in the kitchen. Because of this, you should choose a quality brand that will stand the tests of tie. This beautiful Virginia Boys chef’s knife ($60) does just that. With a durable 8″ high-carbon stainless steel blade, it makes easy work of hard-to-chop ingredients.
“I really enjoy grating until my wrists and knuckles are sore,” said no one ever. But once you’ve tried a Microplane grater—like this soft-handle one from Sur La Table ($15)—there is no going back. The razor-sharp blades are made in the USA.
Dexter-Russel Bench Scraper
When you’re working with finely grated anything, this bench scraper ($16) from Massachusetts-based Dexter-Russel will be your best friend. It minimizes waste (and it would be a shame to lose even one morsel of this Homemade Graham Cracker Crust), making the task of transferring ingredients from the cutting board to the mixing bowl a tidier task.
Boos Maple Edge-Grain Cutting Board
Every cutting board collection should include at least one from Boos, a well-renowned maker based in Illinois. We love this sturdy, grooved Boos board ($175) because it’s made from American maple, which is naturally anti-bacterial and won’t harbor any bacteria. You’ll prevent cross-contamination—and have a more hygienic prep area.
Tongs are not just for grilling. Keep a pair in the kitchen for splatter-prone recipes like Fried Mushrooms Marinara and homemade beignets. With a professional pair like these stainless steel Edlund tongs ($13-$18), manufactured in Vermont, you can also try your hand at deep-fried deliciousness without worrying about how to navigate around all that hot oil.
Does the very idea make you nervous? You’ve got this. Here’s how to deep fry at home with confidence.
Rada Cutlery Vegetable Peeler
Salads alone are reason enough to invest in a classic vegetable peeler ($9). And what better place to purchase one than from Rada Cutlery, an Iowa-based manufacturer with over six decades of experience. The peeler’s sharp stainless steel blade makes quick work of meal prep—perfect for this recipe for Lemony Zucchini Ribbons.
Granite Ware Canning Pot
Granite Ware has been producing enamel-coated cookware in their Indiana factory for over a century. This iconic canning pot, ($35) is a must-have for hot water bath canning. Use it to preserve the season’s bounty—making everything from homemade hot pepper sauce to fresh fruit jam. Check out our best canning recipes here.
New to canning? We’ve got your primer right here—for everything you need to know (and buy) to get started, check out our Canning 101 checklist.
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