The Best American-Made Products for Your Kitchen: From Classics to New Makers, Cake Stands to Utensils

Turnco Wood Goods glass jars, Tracie Hervy crock, and Two Tree Studios hand-carved spatulas and spoons
Ryan Liebe

Cooks across the country, it's your time to shine. That goes for your gear, too. To celebrate and support homegrown talent, we've gathered the best, most built-to-last tools and tableware produced right here in the USA. From pots and pans to chopping boards to cake stands to dessert plates, these items deserve a prime spot in your kitchen or on the dining table this holiday season and for years to come. In this collection you'll find enduring classic, venerable, and often family-owned companies producing kitchen essentials like measuring jugs, flatware, and humble kitchen towels. But we're also highlighting bold newcomers who are making the next generation of cast iron skillets and ceramics.

While we're touting American-made products, let us ask an important question: Did you know that many of the most coveted icons of American domestic life are proudly made, well, domestically? Viking stoves are produced in the small delta town of Greenwood, Mississippi, where the beloved brand has its own hotel, spa, and cooking school. Wisconsin-based Sub Zero, established in 1945, grew out of founder Westye Bakke's need to store his son's diabetes medicine at very low temperature. His solution: the first freestanding freezer. In 2000, the company added a hot commodity to their portfolio: Wolf's top-of-the-line kitchen ranges. Though the Blue Star range came to market only in 2002, its maker, Prizer-Painter Stove Works from Reading, Pennsylvania, has been in operation since 1880, when coal stoves were the norm. And Vitamix blenders have been made in Olmstead, Ohio, since 1948 by the Barnard family, now in its fourth generation at the helm. The company is also responsible for another American innovation: the infomercial. Vitamix produced the first example of the much parodied ad genre back in 1949.

Shop Now: Turnco Wood Goods Glass Jars with Hand-Turned Lids, from $29.50,; Tracie Hervy Wheel-Thrown Crock , $240,; Two Tree Studios Hand-Carved Spatulas and Spoons, prices vary by size,

Prop Styling by Paige Hicks.

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Baking Essentials: Pyrex

Pyrex Measuring Cup
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Pyrex measuring cups have been an essential in American kitchens for over a century. Martha and our test kitchen always use them for liquid ingredients when baking or cooking.

Shop Now: Pyrex Two-Cup Measuring Cup, from $11.14,

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Baking Essentials: Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware Rose Bundt Pan
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For our gorgeous Bundt cakes and so much more, we turn to Minnesota-based Nordic Ware. The family-owned company has been making virtually nonstick heavy-duty cast-aluminum Bundt, cake, and loaf pans for over 70 years.

Shop Now: Nordic Ware Bakeware, from $9.99,

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Baking Essentials: Corning Ware

Corning Ware
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The casseroles you grew up with have an unlikely ancestor: the railway signal lantern. Its temperature-resistant, low-expansion, shatterproof cover was devised in the early 1900s by New York's Corning Glass Works, which then applied the technology to the kitchen. For more than a century, cooks have layered lasagna in these mainstays.

Shop Now: Corning Ware 23-Ounce Oval Dish, $26,

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Baking Essentials: Chicago Metallic

cookie sheet with chocolate chip cookies
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Whether you're roasting vegetables or baking a jelly roll, the Chicago Metallic sheet is the pan for the job, delivering even heat and optimum air circulation (which means no soupy middles or burned bottoms). Founded in Illinois in 1898, the company makes warp-proof workhorses with reinforced sidewalls, steel rims, and an innovative internal structure that prevents bowing.

Shop Now: Chicago Metallic Sheet Pans, from $11.99,

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Cake Stands: Mosser

mosser glass cake stand in robin's egg blue
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A Martha favorite, family-owned and -operated Mosser—out of Cambridge, Ohio—presses the prettiest pastel glass cake stands using decades old molds. Each piece is hand crafted so there are swirls and slight color variations, making each piece unique.

Shop Now: Mosser Glass Six-Inch Cake Stand, $44,

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Cake Stands: Julie Hadley

Julie Hadley Handmade Wabi Sabi Ceramic Cake Stand
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New York City-based ceramicist Julie Hadley makes and glazes each of her cake stands herself. The glazed ceramic pedestals are trimmed with cheerful scallops.

Shop Now: Julie Hadley Handmade Wabi Sabi Ceramic Cake Stand, $90,

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Cake Stands: AHeirloom

cake stand with walnut base and white top
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Brooklyn-based husband-and-wife team Amy Stringer-Mowat and Bill Mowat started out making cutting boards in the shape of states but have expanded into other kitchen tools and these elegant cake stands, with FSC-certified hardwood bases and corian tops, come as small as four inches across—because even a cupcake deserves its own platform.

Shop Now: AHeirloom Walnut Cake Stand, $70,

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Cast-Iron Skillets: Lodge

Lodge Cast Iron Cookware
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The patriarch of American made cast iron cookware is Lodge, established over a century ago in tiny South Pittsburg, Tennessee and still based there today. But just because it's stayed put doesn't mean that the company hasn't evolved. In 2002, Lodge debuted the world's first pre-seasoned cast iron pans and, in 2019, they introduced Blacklock, a lighter-weight line with a practically non-stick finish. Recently they launched cast iron bakeware.

Shop Now: Lodge Cast Iron Cookware, from $14.88,

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Cast-Iron Skillets: Field Company

large cast iron skillet and lid with rice pilaf in skillet and on a pink plate
Field Company/Lauren Allen

This brand specializes in lightweight cast-iron skillets that were inspired by vintage pans the brothers who founded the company inherited from their grandmother.

Shop Now: Field Company Cast-Iron Skillets, from $75,

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Cast-Iron Skillets: Borough Furnace

Borough Furnace Seasoned Cast-Iron Cookware
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A small, family-owned cast-iron foundry in New York's Finger Lakes region creates hand-cast cookware with contemporary designs.

Shop Now: Borough Furnace Seasoned Cast-Iron Cookware, from $280,

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Cast-Iron Skillets: Finex

Finex Seasoned Cast Iron Cookware
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These distinctly different skillets are octagonal-shaped to allow eight easy access points for flipping food. And handles are wrapped in a stainless-steel spring to keep the handle from getting hot. They're designed and made in Portland, Oregon.

Shop Now: Finex Seasoned Cast Iron Cookware, from $150,

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Ceramics: Bennington Potters

Bennington Potters Stoneware
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David Gil started Bennington Potters in Vermont in 1948; the company continues to create spare handmade stoneware pitchers, crocks, and dishes designed for daily use.

Shop Now: Bennington Potters Rimmed Serving Bowl, from $54,

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Ceramics: Tracie Hervy

Turnco Wood Goods glass jars, Tracie Hervy crock, and Two Tree Studios hand-carved spatulas and spoons
Ryan Liebe

Long Island City, New York-based ceramicist Tracie Hervy's stark-white cylindrical pots are hand-thrown and stripped of all extras.

Shop Now: Tracie Hervy Cylinder Vases, $120,

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Ceramics: Amanda Moffat Pottery

Moffat flower pitcher
Ryan Liebe

Another New Yorker, Amanda Moffat is best known for irregularly glazed pieces emblazoned with delicate flowers. Each of her pieces is one-of-a-kind.

Shop Now: Ceramic Pitchers and Vases, price available upon request,

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Cutting Boards: John Boos

stack of maple wood cutting boards
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A sturdy cutting board is one a cook's most indispensable tools, and in our test kitchen, as well as on all of Martha's TV shows, they've always come from John Boos. The company has been making classic, simple, and sustainable hardwood boards—which never seem to warp or split, even after years of use—in Effingham, Illinois, since 1887.

Shop Now: John Boos Maple Cutting Boards, from $74.95,

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Cutting Boards: The Wooden Palate

The Wooden Palate Edge Grain Chopping Boards
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Los Angeles-based The Wooden Palate is a labor of love for woodworker Ryan Silverman and chef Eileen O'Dea—the couple make some of the heftiest end-grain chopping blocks we've seen.

Shop Now: The Wooden Palate Edge Grain Chopping Boards, from $330,

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Cutting Boards: Edward Wohl

Edward Wohl Cutting Boards
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Design buffs should look to Wisconsin, where the masterful Edward Wohl turns out unique bird's-eye-maple cutting boards as well as chopping blocks and made-to-order furniture.

Shop Now: Edward Wohl Cutting Boards, from $120, designwithinreach.

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Cutting Boards: Blackcreek Mercantile

Blackcreek Mercantile Blackline Cutting Boards
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Upstate New York's Blackcreek Mercantileis known for its ebony-hued Blackline styles, which look gorgeous under a hunk of cheese.

Shop Now: Blackcreek Mercantile Blackline Cutting Boards, from $200,

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Cutting Boards: Soundview Millworks

display of maple and mahogany cutting boards
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Custom, nautical-inspired maple-and-mahogany boards with polished cleat handles are exactly what you'll find at Soundview Millworks, a company based in Darien, Connecticut.

Shop Now: Soundview Millworks Cutting Boards, from $45,

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Dish Towels: Family Heirloom Weavers

Duparquet Copper pans
Ryan Liebe

Working on linen and cotton looms in Pennsylvania since 1983, Family Heirloom Weavers make classic towels. They recently partnered with lifestyle brand Save Khaki on dish towels with a naturally scrubby texture that make quick work of cooking mishaps.

Shop Now: Family Heirloom Weavers Linen Dish Towels, $40 for three,

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Dish Towels: Studiopatró

Two striped linen tea towels hanging
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San Francisco's Studiopatró hand cloths will brighten your counter with sunny hues and punchy patterns, they'll also dry your dishes!

Shop Now: Studiopatró Linen Towels, from $18,

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Glassware: Simon Pearce

3 wine carafes on table
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Forty years ago, the Simon Pearce company began hand-blowing pieces with serene, symmetrical elegance in Quechee, Vermont.

Shop Now: Simon Pearce "Bristol" Wine Decanter, $165,

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Glassware: Penn/Fairmount

Penn/Fairmount glass cups
Ryan Liebe

Pittsburgh-based sculptor Jason Forck has lent his artful touch to Penn/Fairmount's sleek cups, flutes, and vases in luminous, translucent shades.

Shop Now: Penn/Fairmount "Sway" Cup, from $35,

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Glassware: Malfatti Glass

Malfatti Glasses
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The husband-and-wife team behind Malfatti, in Beacon, New York, aim for amorphous imperfection in their whisper-thin vessels which are made from durable borosilicate glass (also used for lab beakers).

Shop Now: Malfatti Medium Glasses, $76 for two,

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Knives: R. Murphy

R. Murphy Oyster Knives
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Established in Boston in 1850, R. Murphy started out manufacturing surgical instruments. Today, the company's razor-sharp blades make any task—from chopping carrots to shucking oysters—pure pleasure.

Shop Now: R Murphy Oyster Shucker, $18.75,

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Knives: Middleton Made

Edward Wohl cutting board
Ryan Liebe

South Carolina—based bladesmith Quintin Middleton began honing his skills in elementary school, when he flattened the tubing of a shower curtain rod into a Conan the Barbarian sword. Now chefs like Emeril Lagasse and Sean Brock wield his Middleton Made handiwork.

Shop Now: Middleton Made Knives, from $100,

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Plates and Bowls: Russel Wright

Stacks of Russel Wright dinnerware in a variety of colors
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The best-selling line of American dishes ever, designer Russel Wright's American Modern Collection was introduced by Ohio's Steubenville Pottery Company back in 1939. Now produced exclusively by Bauer in California, the distinctively curvy pieces—glazed in a range of earthy, Midcentury mod hues—remain, as Wright himself described them, the "little black dress" of tableware. These classics go with everything.

Shop Now: Russel Wright American Modern Dinnerware, from $64 for two salad plates,

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Plates and Bowls: Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics
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Another renowned name, San Francisco's Heath Ceramics has graced the pages of Martha Stewart Living many times. The 72 year-old brand's beloved handcrafted plates, bowls, mugs, and serving pieces are also found on tables around the world.

Shop Now: Heath Ceramics Dinner Plates, $30,

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Plates and Bowls: Sheldon Ceramics

Sheldon Ceramics dishes
Ryan Liebe

Everyday items and one-of-a-kind pottery from Sheldon Ceramics, located in East L.A., come in dreamy hues and have a timeless feel.

Shop Now: Sheldon Ceramics Farmhouse Dinner Plate, $58,

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Plates and Bowls: East Fork

East Fork Pottery
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East Fork, a pottery company based inAsheville, North Carolina, keeps things local, combining iron-rich local clay with its house-made glazes in delicious hues that allow for specks of the mineral-rich raw material to peek through.

Shop Now: East Fork Pottery Cake Plate, $16,

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Pots and Pans: All-Clad

All Clad Cookware
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Famous for its sturdy and functional wares, Pennsylvania-based All-Clad was launched in 1971 by John Ulam, a metal expert so skilled, the U.S. Mint hired him. The line quickly became the gold—or, more accurately, American-made-steel—standard, a classic for both home cooks and restaurant pros.

Shop Now: All Clad Cookware d5 Stainless-Steel Essential Three-Quart Pan, $149.95,

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Pots and Pans: Duparquet Copper Cookware

Duparquet Copper pans
Ryan Liebe

On vacation in France in 2004, rocket scientist Jim Hamann fell in love with a vintage stockpot in an antique store (it had come from a three-star restaurant). Today he handcrafts exquisite Duparquet Copper Cookware that heats like a dream in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

Shop Now: Duparquet Copper Cookware Six-Inch Egg Plan, $160,

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Pots and Pans: Brooklyn Copper Cookware

Brooklyn Copper Cookware Pans
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Sustainability is king at Brooklyn Copper Cookware. The company boasts 40-to-70-percent-recycled copper and "carbon minimal" production.

Shop Now: Brooklyn Copper Cookware Three-Quart Rondeau, $550,

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Storage Containers: Ball

Ball Mason Jars
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Trusty Ball jars were developed in 1884 for home canning: Their two-part lids form a vacuum seal under pressure. They're great for holding dry goods, and as vases and drinking glasses, too.

Shop Now: Ball Eight-Ounce Jelly Jars, $8.49 for 12,

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Storage Containers: Turnco Wood Goods

four glass jars with walnut lids on white counter
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The artisans at Turnco Wood Goods, on Whidbey Island, Washington, have made vintage- inspired jars their jam: We love their mold-blown glass vessels with hand-turned black-walnut lids.

Shop Now: Turnco Wood Goods Mason Jars and Lids, from $29,

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Utensils: Liberty Tabletop

Liberty Tabletop Flatware
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Established in 1880 and now the last flatware factory in the U.S., Liberty Tabletop stainless steel place settings are crafted in upstate New York.

Shop Now: Liberty Tabletop Flatware, from $129.95 for 20-Piece Set,

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Utensils: Mad Hungry

cherrywood spurtle utensils

For her Mad Hungry brand, former Living food director Lucinda Scala Quinn's latest spurtle—an indispensable tool that flips, stirs, and spreads—is made from sustainably harvested cherrywood in Ascutney, Vermont.

Shop Now: Mad Hungry Cherry Wood Spurtle, $42,

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Utensils: Two Tree Studios

Hand-Carved Utensils
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Artist Allison Samuels's steady hand is evident in the reclaimed-hardwood spatulas and spoons she makes at Brooklyn's Two Tree Studios.

Shop Now: Two Tree Studios Wide Tablespoon, $52,

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Utensils: Heath Flatware

Muir Flatware
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A newcomer to the world of forks and knives but a longtime favorite for its dishes, Heath Ceramics' Muir flatware is spare and timeless in design. It's hand-tooled for them by Sherrill Manufacturing in upstate New York.

Shop Now: Heath Ceramics "Muir" Flatware, from $72 for a Five-Piece Setting,

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