Have bakeware that needs replacing? Or are you thinking about getting into baking for the first time? There are many options out there, and we want to help you find bakeware made in the USA. We did the research to find all the American made bakeware, which we listed below. We also included some material sourcing and made in the USA labeling tips and a few well-known brands that aren’t made here. Let’s get started.
Full List of Bakeware Brands Made in the USA
360 Cookware, which also sells a wide variety of bakeware, handcrafts its products in Wisconsin and doesn’t use any harsh chemicals in its manufacturing process. Another plus in buying bakeware from this company is they offer a lifetime warranty on their products.
All-Clad has been making bakeware in its Pennsylvania manufacturing facility for over half a century. The company’s bakeware is made to be reliable and affordable. All-Clad bakeware has an even heating surface with a slightly tilted edge to make it easier to take it in and out of the oven. You can order individual items like baking sheets, cake pans, and muffin pans, or 5-piece and 10-piece bakeware sets. The 10-piece set includes a Half Sheet Pan with a perfectly fitted Nonstick Cooling & Baking Rack, Cookie Sheet, 12-well Muffin Pan, two Round Cake Pans, Rectangular Baking Pan, Square Baking Pan, Quarter Sheet Pan, and a 1-lb. Loaf Pan.
Anchor Hocking, an Ohio glassware company that’s been in business for more than a century, has seven manufacturing facilities in the United States. Although they make a few of their products in China, their Essential and Preferred Glass Bakeware is manufactured right here in the USA.
Nordic Ware is a family-owned business in Minnesota that has been making cookware and bakeware since 1946. They have a huge bakeware collection, including stuff you can’t find just anywhere, such as a Gingerbread House Bundt Pan. The majority of Nordic Ware products are made in the USA. Each product description is transparent about where it’s manufactured and if any of the materials are imported too (and where they’re imported from), making it easier to find Made in the USA bakeware.
This company manufactures cookware in California. They are worth checking out if you are looking specifically for baking sheets. However, Viking doesn’t make any other bakeware.
USA PAN makes its bakeware from heavy gauge aluminized steel for better heat distribution. The company’s products also have distinctive fluted surfaces to improve airflow and strength. Some USA PAN products are made in the USA using globally sourced materials, so be sure to check out the product features on each page to be sure of what you’re getting.
How to Find Bakeware Made in the USA
When baking treats like cookies, cakes, and pies for your family and friends, you are showing them your love. This means you want the best quality bakeware you can afford. Buying your baking equipment from a big box store may be tempting, but in the end, you get what you pay for, as these products don’t last as long as their higher-quality counterparts. If you’re looking for the best bakeware, look for products made in the USA. It’s also a great way to support keeping jobs here in America.
Unfortunately, with so much manufacturing overseas, finding made in the USA bakeware can be frustrating. Here’s a guide on how to get started.
What Does “Made in the USA” Mean?
To label and advertise a product as being “made in the USA,” it must be “all or virtually all” made in the United States, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This means not only the manufacturing of the product but the sourcing of the materials must occur here. However, you should know that the FTC isn’t too diligent about enforcing this rule.
For more information, read our detailed “made in the USA” labeling guide.
Ideally, you want to buy bakeware that will last a long time. The materials your baking equipment is made from can make all the difference. Let’s look at the raw materials typically used and determine their country of origin.
Stainless steel is a top-notch option in bakeware because of its durability. Although China is the leading global steel manufacturer, you can still find USA-made steel without too much trouble.
Moreover, US steel is up to three times stronger than Chinese steel. This means American-made stainless-steel bakeware is even more resistant to dents and scratches than similar products from China. Although it may cost more to buy stainless-steel products made in the USA, it is well worth it.
Glass bakeware can provide better baking results because it retains heat longer than metal. In addition, it is non-toxic and non-reactive. It’s also easy to clean as it is dishwasher safe.
China is responsible for almost a quarter of the glass produced globally, while the United States only produces 6.5%. This makes it a little challenging to find glass bakeware made in the USA, but it does exist. Especially with smaller boutique glass-blowing workshops.
Using aluminum bakeware is less expensive than stainless steel. Another advantage is it distributes heat evenly.
China is the world’s largest producer of aluminum by far. By contrast, the United States is only the ninth-largest producer, and the amount of US aluminum is a drop in the bucket compared to the amount from China. But, there’s still a lot of aluminum by volume produced in the US, so you should have some luck finding brands that source this material here.
Some consumers like ceramic bakeware because it is scratch-resistant and easy to clean. However, we couldn’t find any quality USA ceramic bakeware manufacturers. Brands that use ceramic for bakeware, such as Ceramcor Xtrema Cookware and GreenLife, all make their products overseas.
Title 19 Chapter 4 Section 1304 of the US Code is a helpful guide regarding product labeling. According to this legislation, products made or sourced from overseas must be labeled as such. The labels also must indicate the country of origin.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is responsible for protecting the use of the “made in the USA” label. To merit this label, the FTC requires products to be “all or virtually all” made in the USA. But since there’s no pre-approval process, companies can determine for themselves whether their products meet the criteria or not. This means there’s no guarantee you are getting a genuinely American made product, even with a “made in the USA” label.
If you see a label that’s similar to “made in the USA,” such as “designed in the USA,” “made in America,” or “made in the USA with imported materials,” the product may not be 100% made here. In that case, you will need to do a little more research.
Another “yellow light” is the appearance of an American flag sticker on a label. Using the Stars and Stripes on labels is not regulated, meaning the item might not be made here.
Although product labels must state the country of origin, this requirement doesn’t apply to online and promotional material. This means if you can’t examine an item in a store and cannot find out online where it was made, you may want to contact the company to ask a representative. Fortunately, most company websites will provide you with a phone number and/or an email address or allow you to enter an online chat.
Bakeware Not Made in the USA
Here are some popular bakeware brands we found that are not made in the USA. We’ll keep updating this list as we do more research.
- Calphalon – Their bakeware is manufactured in China from materials sourced from Asian countries and Germany.
- Farberware – Their bakeware is made in China.
- Libbey – Although some of their glassware is manufactured in the United States, their bakeware is made in Mexico.
- Made In – Their bakeware is made in France.