Calphalon cookware is a division of Newell Brands, a huge consumer goods conglomerate that has other brands like Rubbermaid, Coleman, and Crock-Pot, just to name a few. They were originally formed in 1963 in Perrysburg, Ohio by Ronald Kasperzak and went by the name Commercial Aluminum Cookware Company back then. In 1968 is when Calphalon really came into their own. They started hard anodizing their pots and pans, which created restaurant-grade performance and durability in their products. From there, Calphalon took off and was eventually purchased in 1998 by Newell. In addition to pots and pans, they also produce bakeware and cutlery. For a long time, Calphalon has been known to produce their products in their main factory in Toledo, Ohio. We dug in to find out if that is still true.
Verdict: Is Calphalon Made in the USA?
Unfortunately, Calphalon has moved a lot of their product manufacturing overseas to China and is sourcing many of their materials from Germany and several Asian countries. However, most of their Premier Stainless Steel Cookware Sets are still made in Toledo, Ohio.
This trend is not surprising and a popular move for many home goods and cookware brands that are attracted by cheaper labor and cheaper materials internationally. Sorting out which specific models are made in America is also a bit tough, but you can call their customer service desk at 800-809-7267 with your model number and they will tell you where everything is made. We did that for several of their more popular product lines, detailed below.
Popular American Made Calphalon Cookware
- Premier Stainless Steel Cookware Sets – Toledo, OH
Popular Calphalon Cookware Not Made in the USA
- Unison and nonstick pots and pans – China
- Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Grill Pan
- Knives – German and Asian steel
- Slow cookers
- Countertop ovens
- Even Sear Multi-Grill