Made In Cookware: A Practical Line of Kitchen Essentials

Stop procrastinating… you deserve to buy a fresh new cookware set for your kitchen!

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Launched in September 2017, Made In is a company that sells an extensive range of professional-quality kitchenware, including a line of cooking essentials that are suitable/perfect for any home kitchen.

Designed to be the “core of your kitchen,” Made In’s cookware features all the basic and most fundamental pots and pans needed in any home, for everyone from a millennial couple moving into their first apartment together to an established family of five looking for a necessary upgrade in cooking equipment.

They provide cookware in a range of materials and styles: stainless clad, carbon steel, nonstick, and copper. With the variety that’s available, you will find exactly what you need to revamp your home kitchen.

In this review, we’ll go over the individual products the company sells in each style. We’ll then describe all of the collections they currently sell before covering the details of the available warranty info, as well as care and cleaning.

If you are curious about Made In as a company, you can read about their background and philosophy at the end of this article.

No more excuses – start shopping for your next pot or pan (or a whole set!) right now.

Stainless Clad

Each one of the company’s stainless clad pots and pans is crafted with 5-ply construction, combining 5 layers of bonded stainless steel and aluminum.

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The two outer layers of stainless steel and the three inner layers of aluminum will help to evenly heat your food, without any annoying little hot spots. Whether you’re using a gas stove, electric stove, an induction burner, or a hot plate, Made In’s metal composition will uniformly conduct the heat throughout the pan’s surface.

They use 18/10 stainless steel for the very top layer, and the metal is made with 18% chromium and 10% nickel. The very bottom layer is 430 stainless steel – this type of stainless steel helps with induction compatibility.

What does that mean for the hungry home cook? Chromium and nickel will help fight warping, corrosion, and rust, making these pots and pans last for years.

Perfectly pan-seared chicken for life!

The Stainless Clad collection is made in the United States or Italy, depending on the type of pan or pot that you choose – more on those below.

The pans feel durable and weighty, nothing flimsy here. The Stainless Clad pots and pans are oven-safe up to 800°F, making them a versatile option for taking your cooking from the stovetop to the oven.

Frying Pan

Made In’s Frying Pan is described as a “kitchen workhorse.” I couldn’t agree more!

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10-Inch Fry Pan, available from Made In

Use this all-purpose, American-made skillet for a variety of cooking applications, from searing meat to sauteing a medley of veggies.

It is available in three sizes: The 8-inch weighs 1.75 pounds, the 10-inch weighs 2.25 pounds, and the 12-inch weighs 3 pounds.

At 1.75 inches deep, the depth of these frying pans is the same across all sizes.

The handle is connected to the pan with stainless steel rivets.

Saute Pan

Made in Italy, the Saute Pan has a total diameter of 10.5 inches, with a cooking surface diameter of 9.5 inches.

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3.5-Quart Saute Pan, available from Made In

The larger surface area and high walls, compared to the construction of a frying pan, are ideal for large roasts and braises, or for holding all of the ingredients required to prepare a one-pan meal.

In addition to the main long handle, it also has a small side handle to help carry the pan when making a heavier dish.

This style is available in a 3.5-quart size, and it weighs 3 pounds. The depth of the pan is 2.5 inches. The length, including the handle, is 21 inches.


The company’s Stainless Clad Saucepan is designed to not only make sauces, but also to boil, poach, and reheat liquids.

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2-Quart Saucepan, available from Made In

The saucepan features a long handle on one side, as well as a smaller handle on the other side to make it easy to grip when transporting it across the kitchen, or into the dining room.

The saucepan is made in Italy, and there are two size options available.

The 2-quart pan weighs 2 pounds. It has a depth of 4 inches and can hold up to 8 cups of liquid.

The 4-quart option weighs 3.1 pounds. It has a depth of 5 inches and can hold 16 cups of liquid.

A lid is also included with the purchase of either size saucepan.


The Stainless Clad Saucier is designed like the Saucepan, with one major difference: it has edges that are rounded rather than forming a 90-degree angle between the base and the side walls.

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3-Quart Saucier, available from Made In

This design helps you to stir and whisk more easily, and also keeps thicker sauces or cooked grains from getting stuck in the edges.

For these reasons, the Saucier is a great addition to your kitchen if you make a lot of thicker, grain-based dishes like polenta, rice, risotto, and oatmeal.

The Saucier is made in Italy, and is available in 3- or 5-quart sizes.

The 3-quart Saucier weighs 2.6 pounds and has a cooking surface diameter of 7 inches.

The 5-quart Saucier weighs 3.56 pounds and has a cooking surface diameter of 8.75 inches.

Both sizes have one long handle, and a lid with handle is included with purchase.

Butter Warmer

It’s cute! It’s tiny! It’s Made In’s Butter Warmer!

I LOVE having a super small pot in my kitchen. Trust me, you will use it way more often than you think!

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Stainless Clad Butter Warmer, available from Made In

This 3/4-quart pot is absolutely perfect for your smallest culinary missions: melt a little pat of butter, reheat your tea or coffee, boil a small batch of water, take the chill off of some leftover soup, make a small amount of sauce, or warm up some milk or cream.

You’ll find so many uses for it. Easily.

The Butter Warmer is made in Italy, and weighs just one pound. Its overall height is 3.25 inches, and overall length is 11 inches.

Stock Pot

An essential in any kitchen, Made In Cookware’s Stock Pots are big and durable. I appreciate how strong and sturdy the two handles feel – it’s so easy to carry heavier ingredients for stews and stocks!

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8-Quart Stockpot, available from Made In

The Stock Pot is made in Italy, includes a lid with a handle, and is available in two sizes: 8-quart and 12-quart.

The 8-quart pot has a height of 5.5 inches with a 9.75-inch cooking surface diameter, and it measures 14.5 inches from handle to handle. It has a depth of 5.5 inches, and weighs 4.25 pounds without the lid.

Do you have a big family, or do you love to cook in large quantities? The 12-quart option is what you need. It is 6.5 inches in height, with a 12.4-inch cooking surface diameter, and measures 14.5 inches from handle to handle.

The 12-quart pot weighs 5.56 pounds without the lid.

Hefty, hefty, hefty.


Maybe this is a piece of cookware you didn’t think you needed! But it’s sure to come in handy once you add one to your collection. Made In’s 10-quart Stainless Clad Rondeau is a practical cross between a large pan and a pot.

With the combination of a big cooking surface and shorter walls, it’s an essential piece for all of your bigger kitchen projects like searing, braising, and saucing. You can easily cook multiple pieces of meat without tall walls getting in the way of you moving and grooving like a culinary rock star.

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Stainless Clad Rondeau, available from Made In

It features two short handles on either side, which will help you carry a heavier meal to and from the oven, countertop, or table.

The Rondeau is made in Italy. It is 4.4 inches tall, and has a 12.75-inch cooking surface diameter. It is 16.3 inches in length with the handles included.

A lid with handle is included with your purchase. The rondeau and lid weigh 7.56 pounds total, or 5.88 pounds without the lid.

Blue Carbon Steel

The line of Blue Carbon Steel pots and pans are all made in France. This type of material provides the best of both worlds between cast iron and stainless steel.

Made In’s Blue Carbon Steel, 2 millimeters thick and made of 99% iron and 1% carbon, is a reactive material that retains heat like cast iron, but is more lightweight and heats up faster like stainless steel.

The smaller pores of carbon steel, compared to the deeper pores on a cast iron pan, create a very smooth, slick, and even surface for cooking. It also takes to seasoning much faster than cast iron material.

It can withstand temperatures up to 1200°F.

The blue hue is the result of blue annealing, a heat treatment process that’s used to protect the iron from rust and corrosion.

Frying Pan

You want the perfect sear? The perfect skin on a chicken breast? Buy Made In’s Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pan!

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Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pan, available from Made In

Customers are often raving about how fast and successfully they can sear meats and vegetables with this option.

The Frying Pan comes in three different sizes: 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch.

The 8-inch size weighs 2 pounds, and has a length of 15 inches. The 10-inch size weighs 3 pounds, and has a length of 19 inches. The 12-inch size weighs 4.31 pounds, and has a length of 21.5 inches.

Grill Frying Pan

Expand your grilling collection with Made In’s Blue Carbon Steel Grill Frying Pan!

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Blue Carbon Steel Grill Frying Pan, available from Made In

Designed with 62 0.433-inch round perforations on the bottom of the pan, the flames from your grill can contact whatever food you’re preparing directly, for the ultimate grilled and expertly charred experience.

This material can withstand a temperature of up to 1200°F.

The total diameter of the pan is 11 inches, and it weighs 3 pounds, 2 ounces.


Love making weekly stir fries? Can’t get enough beautifully blistered vegetables? Consider buying Made In’s Blue Carbon Steel Wok.

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Blue Carbon Steel Wok, available from Made In

This Wok is ideal to use when you only have time for a super quick meal. Designed to tolerate high heat and fast-paced movements, the shape of the wok will help you rapidly cook meat, veggies, eggs, and more.

It’s also versatile enough for other cooking applications, from steaming to deep frying. The long single handle ensures that you have plenty of stability while you’re cooking.

The Wok is made in France. It has a weight of 4.38 pounds. The total diameter is 12.5 inches at the very top, while the bottom of the pan has a cooking surface diameter of 5.5 inches.

It has a depth of 3.75 inches, and the total length is 21.5 inches with the handle.

Need more info? Read our review of this fun piece of cookware.

Roasting Pan

This is a beauty.

The Blue Carbon Steel Roasting Pan will be your comrade-in-arms for every holiday season to come.

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Blue Carbon Steel Roasting Pan, available from Made In

With this pan, you’ll feel like a pro cooking every stuffed and basted bird, every pineapple-covered ham, and every large and succulent pot roast.

A roasting rack is included with purchase.

The pan weighs 5.56 pounds. The entire length from handle to handle  is 18 inches, with a width of 10 inches.

Pizza Steel

Sick of soggy pizza bottoms? Made In’s Pizza Steel solves that problem!

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Blue Carbon Pizza Steel, available from Made In

For a pie that mimics your favorite restaurant-style or brick-oven pizza, you’ll be using this steel for every pizza night at home.

Designed with 86 perforations, the bottom of your dough will get the maximal flow of heat, resulting in a crispy crust, soft center, and gooey, cheesy top.

You can also use the steel on the grill if you want to amp up the fun for your next outdoor barbecue.

It weighs 2.6 pounds and has a total diameter of 12.59 inches. If you’re not a fan of how heavy the typical pizza stone is, this lightweight steel will be a breeze to move around.

Pizza night every night!

Paella and Griddle Pan

The Paella and Griddle Pan is all yours if you want to make an impressive meal at the next dinner party you host, whether you’re making the best paella or serving a seared and basted steak.

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Paella and Griddle Pan, available from Made In

Making paella can be a daunting task – but having the right style of pan makes the process much easier! With a slightly oval shape, shallow walls, and two handles, the pan is specifically crafted for paella.

The carbon steel helps to evenly cook the rice and keeps the filling warm, while developing that characteristic crispy crust on the bottom.

While it does cook a mean paella, the pan can certainly be used for a range of other cooking applications as well, like making eggs for breakfast or burgers for dinner.

It weighs 4.38 pounds, and has a total diameter of 13.5 inches. The depth is 1.4 inches.

Non Stick

If you order one of Made In’s Nonstick pans, you’ll be gifted with so many benefits.

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The surface is PFOA-free and is approved for safe use by the FDA. You’ll love how quick and easy cleanup is after you’re finished cooking.

All of the Non Stick pans currently on offer are made in Italy.

While these pans are safe to use in an oven, and can withstand temperatures up to 500°F before the nonstick coating starts to break down, I would recommend one of the other lines that can be used at even higher temperatures for this use, especially if you go from stovetop to oven fairly often in your home cooking.

While the company claims that no sprays, oils, or other fats are needed to cook with these, I would still recommend brushing on just a thin layer of fat as well. With my first test of the clean nonstick surface, my fried eggs did stick to the pan slightly.

All the pan needs is just a little fat to help. Afterwards, it was a breeze to fry, flip, and eat!

For more information on nonstick pans, and advice on how to properly clean and care for this particular style, read our article on choosing the best nonstick skillets for your home.

Frying Pan

The Frying Pan is available to purchase in two different colors on the inside of the pan: a dark navy blue, or dark gray, and it is available in three sizes: 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch. Each size has a depth of 1.75 inches.

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10-Inch Nonstick Fry Pan in Graphite, available from Made In Cookware

The 8-inch pan weighs 1.75 pounds, and has a total length of 15.5 inches. The 10-inch pan weighs 2.5 pounds, and has a total length of 19.25 inches. The 12-inch pan weighs 3.3 pounds, and has a total length of 21 inches.

For even more details, read our standalone review of Made In’s Non Stick Frying Pan.


Made In’s Non Stick Saucepan erases any concerns or nightmares involving a horribly sticky cleanup when cooking is over!

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Non Stick Sauce Pan, available from Made In

If you love making extra thick or gooey recipes (think caramels, jams, oatmeals, thick stews, and so on), you also know the impending frustration of having to clean and scrub and clean and scrub the pan after your meal is done.

Save yourself the necessity of hours-long soaking, and buy Made In’s Non Stick Saucepan instead.

You can purchase the Saucepan in either a 2-quart or a 4-quart size, and comes with the lid included.

The 2-quart size weighs 2 pounds, and has a total height of 4 inches, with a total length of 13.6 inches.

The 4-quart size weighs 3.1 pounds, and has a total height of 6 inches, with a total length of 18.5 inches.

Saute Pan

With a depth of 2.5 inches, the Non Stick Saute Pan from Made In has taller walls than the Non Stick Frying Pan, making this a useful addition to your collection when you need to contain larger pieces of food and more liquids.

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Non Stick Saute Pan, available from Made In

With the nonstick surface, cleanup will be close to effortless.

The pan weighs 3 pounds, and has a total diameter of 10.5 inches. The total length, including the handle, is 21 inches.


Copper has gained a solid reputation as a high-quality material for cookware. I’ve often heard people use hushed tones when talking about it, as if in quiet reverence.

I’ve done it myself, even, starry-eyed while daydreaming of an entire shelf of beautiful copper pots and pans…

Copper truly is breathtaking to behold.

Aesthetically, it is one of the most gorgeous materials to craft into cookware. But what is equally as impressive is the efficiency of cooking when you use a copper pot or pan.

Copper is one of the most highly sensitive elements to heat conduction. It has the ability to increase or decrease in temperature very quickly, and evenly disperses the heat.

Recognizing both the beauty and practicality of copper in a kitchen setting, Made In has a line of cookware made from this material that you can purchase for your very own kitchen.

Made in France, the copper line from Made In is comprised of 90% copper and 10% stainless steel, with the interior cooking surface of each cookware item lined in stainless steel.

The thickness of the material for each piece is 2 millimeters. The pans can withstand temperatures up to 800°F.

Compared to the prices of the other pots and pans from Made In, the copper line from Made In is set at a much higher price. Though they are relatively cheaper compared to other manufacturers and retailers, this is a factor that will need to seriously be taken into consideration when reviewing your budget.

Currently, Made In offers the following copper cookware:


The Copper Rondeau from Made In is a beast of a piece! Weighing a little over 7 pounds with a 5.2-quart capacity, the Rondeau can help you tackle some of your bigger and more daunting cooking projects.

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Copper Rondeau, available from Made In

It’s a great choice for braising and gently cooking a thick stew, but I would love to have this big bad boy available for all of my deep-frying projects.

The Rondeau has two small handles on either side. A lid with handle is also included with purchase.

The pot has a total diameter of 11 inches, a total length of 15.5 inches, and a height of 3.7 inches.


Constantly cooking pasta? Love reducing stocks and sauces? Consider buying the Copper Saucepan from Made In.

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Copper Saucepan, available from Made In

Boiling water in a copper pan is a breeze, and you can quickly regain any heat loss when you add the pasta to the water.

You’ll be able to manage the heat so easily when you are making sauces or reducing liquids in this style of pan.

Like some of the pans and pots in the other collections that are available from Made In, the Copper Saucepan also features a long handle that is designed to stay cool while you’re cooking. A lid with handle is included with your purchase.

Available in one size, it has a 1.9-quart capacity, and weighs 3.25 pounds. It has a total diameter of 11 inches with a height of 6.3 inches and a total length of 12.8 inches.


With a design similar to that of the Stainless Clad Saucier pan, the sloped sides of the Copper Saucier are ideal for cooking and mixing heavier liquids like stews and grain-based dishes.

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Copper Saucier, available from Made In

The big bonus to choosing a copper option is its superior heat control, especially when cooking thicker dishes.

The Copper Saucier comes in just one size. It has a 5.2-quart capacity, and weighs 6.69 pounds. It has a total diameter of 11 inches, a height of 4.9 inches, and a length of 19.5 inches.


In addition to purchasing individual pots and pans, you can order one of Made In’s conveniently packaged sets – assorted combinations of the company’s products. You can save money this way, and obtain a suitable arsenal of pots and pans that best fits your needs.

You also have a smart option of financing your purchase and making monthly payments, rather than being charged the full price up front.

Curated Kitchen Set

Made In’s largest set is the Curated Kitchen Set – the ultimate purchase for a complete kitchen upgrade!

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Cookware in the Curated Kitchen Set, available from Made In

Not only does it include a large selection of pots and pans, it also includes glassware, plates, flatware, knives, and bakeware.

Here is a breakdown of everything that’s included with this purchase:

Cookware Set:

  • 10-inch Non Stick Frying Pan
  • 10-inch Stainless Clad Frying Pan
  • 12-inch Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pan
  • 12-inch Blue Carbon Steel Wok
  • 2-quart Stainless Clad Saucepan with Lid
  • 4-quart Stainless Clad Saucepan with Lid
  • 3.5-quart Stainless Clad Saute Pan with Lid
  • 8-quart Stainless Clad Stock Pot with Lid
  • Blue Carbon Steel Roasting Pan with Rack
  • 6-ounce can Carbon Steel Seasoning Wax

Glassware Set:

  • 8 Red Wine Glasses
  • 8 White Wine Glasses
  • 8 Drinking Glasses

Tabletop Set:

  • 8 10-inch Dinner Plates
  • 8 8-inch Appetizer Plates
  • 8 10-inch Entree Bowls
  • 8 – 6.5-inch Side Bowls
  • 2 Serving Platters
  • 8 Place Setting Flatware Set

Knife Set:

  • Chef Knife
  • Santoku Knife
  • Nakiri Knife
  • Bread Knife
  • Paring Knife

Bakeware Set:

  • 8-by-8-inch Porcelain Square Baking Dish
  • 9-by-13-inch Porcelain Rectangular Baking Dish
  • 10-by-6.6-inch Porcelain Oval Gratin Baking Dish

This is a serious purchase, or perhaps a generous gift, for anyone who is starting completely from scratch in a new home.

14-Piece Executive Chef Set

Already have your glassware, plateware, and flatware? If you still need a serious overhaul in the cookware department, skip the Curated Kitchen Set and go for this 14-Piece Executive Chef Set instead.

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14-Piece Executive Chef Set, available from Made In

It includes a wide range of cookware for your kitchen so you can be ready for any and all cooking adventures.

Take a look at what’s included to make sure this is the right set for you:

  • 8-inch Non Stick Frying Pan
  • 10-inch Non Stick Frying Pan
  • 10-inch Stainless Clad Frying Pan
  • 12-inch Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pan
  • 12-inch Blue Carbon Steel Wok
  • 3.5-quart Stainless Clad Saute Pan with Lid
  • 2-quart Stainless Clad Saucepan with Lid
  • 4-quart Stainless Clad Saucepan with Lid
  • 8-quart Stainless Clad Stock Pot with Lid
  • Carbon Steel Roasting Pan with Rack
  • 6-ounce can Carbon Steel Seasoning Wax

This set provides saucepans in multiple sizes for each design, a smart strategy for when you need to prep both smaller and larger amounts of food.

I love that this set makes things easy for you – since it comes with the seasoning wax (and instructions on how to use it), daily maintenance of the Non Stick Pans will be simple and straightforward.

11-Piece Sous Set

If you want an option that’s just a step below the Executive Chef Set, but still need an entirely new collection for all of your cooking needs, go for The Sous Chef.

The Sous Chef Cookware Set from Made In.

The Sous Chef Set, available from Made In

It includes one of each of the following:

  • 10-inch Stainless Clad Frying Pan
  • 10-inch Non Stick Frying Pan
  • 12-inch Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pan
  • 2-quart Stainless Clad Saucepan with Lid
  • 4-quart Stainless Clad Saucepan with Lid
  • 3.5-quart Stainless Clad Saute Pan with Lid
  • 8-quart Stainless Clad Stock Pot with Lid
  • 2-ounce can Carbon Steel Seasoning Wax

This is their most popular set, and armed with all 11 pieces, you will be ready to tackle whatever recipes and ingredients life throws at you.

6-Piece Starter Set

Don’t want to be overwhelmed by too many pots and pons? Especially if you have less storage space in your kitchen, sometimes it’s best to simply focus on the essentials.

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The Starter Set, available from Made in Cookware

I recommend beginning with The Starter Set, which includes:

  • 10-inch Stainless Clad Frying Pan
  • 10-inch Non Stick Frying Pan
  • 2-quart Stainless Clad Saucepan with Lid
  • 8-quart Stainless Clad Stock Pot with Lid

This is a 6-piece collection of four of Made In’s most popular pots and pans, items that you are likely to put to use frequently.

6-Piece Copper Set

A stylish kitchen needs a stylish cookware set!

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Copper Set, available from Made In

If you want a set that offers both beauty and exceptional heating capabilities, consider purchasing Made In’s 6-Piece Copper Set.

Here is what is included:

  • 1.9-quart Saucepan with Lid
  • 5.2-quart Rondeau with Lid
  • 5.2-quart Saucier with Lid

These three pans will help you cook with all the sophistication and panache of a modern French bistro!

7-Piece Non Stick Set

No time to mess around with messy cleanup?

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Non Stick Set, available from Made In

If you need cookware that is quick to clean after you’re done cooking, you’ll want to buy this 7-Piece Non Stick Set.

This collection features three styles of nonstick pans, with the added bonus of the large Stainless Clad Stock Pot to make the set complete, and give you the widest range of options available to show off your cooking prowess.

Here is each item:

  • 8-quart Stainless Clad Stock Pot
  • 4-quart Non Stick Saute Pan
  • 4-quart Non Stick Saucepan
  • 10-inch Non Stick Frying Pan

Dinner will be on the table in no time at all, and you won’t have to worry about a crazy mess to clean up after the meal is over.

Blue Carbon Steel Set

If you are ready to commit to a set that needs some extra TLC, but will produce amazing, beautifully seared results in the kitchen, you should consider purchasing Made In’s Blue Carbon Steel Set.

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Blue Carbon Steel Set, available from Made In

This set includes:

  • 12-inch Blue Carbon Steel Frying Pan
  • Blue Carbon Steel Roasting Pan with rack
  • Blue Carbon Steel Wok
  • 2-ounce Carbon Steel Seasoning Wax

You’ll be making so many quick and delicious dinners with this set!

(Not) Too Hot to Handle

I’ve never really paid too much attention to the handles on any of my pots and pans. At least for me, the handle has always been a bit of an afterthought.

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Photo Credit: Nikki Cervone

Shame on me for thinking that.

Made In has dedicated significant time and care to crafting a comfortable, multi-purpose handle that is featured on many of their cookware items.

Most of the frying, sauteeing, and sauce pans from all of the collections feature their uniquely designed long handle.

The area of the handle closest to the edge of the pan is thoughtfully designed to add a bit more control and strength when you hold it. Because some of the larger pans are pretty heavy (especially for someone like me, with small wrists!) the extra reinforcement is helpful, though I still struggled a little while lifting the heavier pans with one hand as I was cooking.

The rest of the long handle is designed to be heat-resistant, staying cool while you’re cooking on a hot stovetop.

A word of caution: the part of the handle closest to the pan is not resistant to heat – Made In reminds users to be sure to grab closer to the middle or end of the handle when cooking.

And that hole at the very end of the handle? Use it to hang your pots and pans when they’re not in use! Because who wouldn’t want an entire wall that proudly displays a pretty and shiny collection of gorgeous metal cookware?

Cleaning and Storing

Cleaning these pots and pans is easy, and proper care will help to keep them in great condition for a significant amount of time – as long as you are gentle, and understand the materials!

Stainless Clad

While all of the Stainless Clad pots and pans are dishwasher safe, the company highly recommends handwashing and drying immediately to ensure proper care and minimize damage.

The company does not recommend using metal utensils with stainless clad cookware.

Avoid cleaning with any abrasive materials like steel wool to prevent any damage from scratching. Stick with a soft sponge for scrubbing these guys.

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Stainless Steel Cleaning Solution, available from Made In

You can purchase Made In’s Make It Like New Stainless Steel Cleaner for use on their stainless steel pots and pans, or simply choose to use a gentle dish soap. Note that this product is recommended to make the bottoms of your pans sparkle, but it should not be used to clean the interior cooking surfaces.

Blue Carbon Steel

Treat this cookware similarly to your cast iron skillets, if you own any of those already.

The Blue Carbon Steel Cookware should never go in the dishwasher. Every piece from this collection needs to be handwashed and dried immediately.

Carbon steel cookware should be seasoned prior to use. You can use your own tried and true options for seasoning, as you would cast iron.

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Carbon Steel Seasoning Wax, available from Made In

You can also use Made In’s Carbon Steel Seasoning Wax. Made in North Carolina, the wax is formed with two high-smoke point oils (canola oil and grapeseed oil) mixed with beeswax for its congealing power. It is available in a 6-ounce can.

Avoid cooking with acidic ingredients with carbon steel as they can strip the seasoning.

If you accidentally make the mistake of adding a burst of lemon juice or a dash of white wine to the pan, don’t panic! You can simply re-season it when you are finished using it.

And learn from your mistake – try to remember to add the acid after removing the food from the pan next time!

Non Stick

None of the items in the Non Stick collection from Made In are dishwasher safe.

Made In recommends handwashing, and avoiding the use of abrasive sponges or cleaners. But because of their nonstick qualities, cleaning should be so easy!

Try to avoid placing other pots or pans on top of your Non Stick Made In cookware. There is a risk of scratching the coating if you do this.


The Copper cookware is not dishwasher safe. I would advise you to handwash with a soft sponge and dish detergent, and dry immediately. Avoid any abrasive materials, or harsh bristles and sponges.

Copper cookware may change color while on a heat source, and can be restored to its original color with a copper cleaner. Made In does not offer a suitable cleaning product currently.

Shipping, Returns, and Warranty

Made In will pay for shipping for any order over $49, as long it is to an address in the contiguous United States.

All cookware items can be returned within 45 days of the original delivery date for a full refund, exchange, or store credit. Made In will cover return shipping for addresses in the United States and US territories.

All Made In products are covered via warranty for any manufacturer’s defects.

Consumable items such as the wax or cleaner, engraved or customized items, limited edition releases, and items denoted as final sale cannot be returned.

Outside of what the items listed above, warranty plans may differ depending on what line of cookware you purchased.

For more thorough information on their policy, be sure to read the warranty section of their website (, or contact Made In directly via their Customer Service email address. Additional details are as follows:

Blue Carbon Steel

All Blue Carbon Steel products have a lifetime warranty.

Any issues involving prolonged use or improper storage, including changes in the appearance, superficial damage, and rust, are not covered.

Stainless Clad

All Stainless Clad items have a lifetime warranty.

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact customer service to get a full refund, with shipping paid for by the company.


The line of copper products is covered under Made In’s limited lifetime warranty.

Non Stick

All Non Stick cookware has a 1-year limited warranty. Anything involving improper storage, use, or care is not covered.

As noted by the company, the nonstick coating is professional grade, but they state, “no coating will last a lifetime and normal depreciation from use is expected and not covered under warranty.”

So treat your nonstick skillet (or ANY type of cookware that you own!) with care and kindness – no metal utensils on these, please!

The People Behind the Pots

Chip and Jake, the founders of Made In, have been best buddies for years, growing up together and friends since preschool.

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Jake’s family has been working in the cookware industry for over a century, designing and outfitting commercial kitchens and supplying restaurants, hotels, and casinos.

Combined with Chip’s extensive background in the e-commerce industry, it’s no wonder they make such a dynamic duo of creative entrepreneurship!

Chip and Jake founded Made In with the philosophy of creating and selling directly to consumers a line of simple yet exceptionally crafted cooking equipment that covers all the basic essentials needed in any home kitchen.

They wanted to create a superior line of pots, pans, and other kitchen tools and equipment that were worth the investment – designed to last through a lifetime of frying, searing, sauteing, boiling, braising, and much more.

The company is small and family-owned, and ensures that its direct-to-consumer approach to selling, rather than the process of going through a separate store to sell their products, provides a more simple, more intimate, and more affordable option to the home cook.

The company website is easy to navigate, with a fun blog filled with recipes, cooking tips, and ingredient knowledge.

You Have Options… Now Choose!

If you are looking for a company that is rooted in years of commitment, high standards, and chef-approved products, definitely consider purchasing from Made In.

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Photo credit: Nikki Cervone

The company provides multiple lines of cookware, and they each boast different strengths in the kitchen. It all comes down to what you need.

Looking for affordability and popularity? Go for the Stainless Clad line.

Like the brawn of cast iron, but want something more approachable and lightweight? Blue Carbon Steel is for you.

Want to eliminate the risk of sticking, and love a fast cleanup? Non Stick is all yours.

Dreaming about a high-end look that has impeccable finished dishes to match? Sounds like you need the Copper set.

Try just one pot, mix and match, or buy a whole collection of a single style! If you’ve already purchased and used products from this brand before, or are thinking about it and have some questions, feel free to leave me a comment below.

Next up, take a look at some of our other reviews from Made In:

Photos by Nikki Cervone, © Ask the Experts, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. See our TOS for more details. Product photos via Made In. Sample products provided by the manufacturer. Originally published on May 5, 2018. Last updated on January 21, 2022.

About Nikki Cervone

Nikki Cervone is an ACS Certified Cheese Professional and cheesemonger living in Pittsburgh. Nikki holds an AAS in baking/pastry from Westmoreland County Community College, a BA in Communications from Duquesne University, and an MLA in Gastronomy from Boston University. When she's not nibbling on her favorite cheeses or testing a batch of cupcakes, Nikki enjoys a healthy dose of yoga, wine, hiking, singing in the shower, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate.

17 thoughts on “Made In Cookware: A Practical Line of Kitchen Essentials”

    • Hi Steve,

      We checked with Chip Malt at Made-In, and he told us that their Universal Lid will work for the 8-inch frying pan, though it wasn’t designed for use with their skillets. The three internal rings match the diameters of Made-In’s stock pots and saucepans, so their alignment will be slightly off if used on an 8 or 10-inch skillet. But this will work, and it’s a fantastic lid, coated in silicone for cool-touch durability. Via Chip, “If you’re not picky, it’s 100 percent fine. I do it daily!”

  1. Hi Nikki,

    I purchased Made-In’s saute pan & 12″ non-stick skillet a year ago & couldn’t be happier with either of them! They are beautiful to behold & wonderful to cook with! Having quality made items like these pay you back every time you look at them or use them. I am very proud to own them, use them, & show them off during meals to friends.

    Today I decided to add another piece as I need a new saucepan. I always check reviews & potential new brands/items whenever I make a substantial purchase even though I’ve already purchased a couple of their pieces. It was a delight to read your reviews!

    I clicked on a Williams Sonoma All-Clad ad to check out the competition & could hardly believe their comparable d5 5-ply saucepan cost almost three times as much as Made-In’s 4 quart saucepan! Their polished stainless-steel pans are very nice to look at, but I really dislike their handles. Saw a set at a garage sell years ago for a fraction of their list price, but passed them up because their handles are uncomfortable, though I realize many professionals love them.

    After reading your review article I purchased Made-In’s 4 quart saucepan with lid for $99 to add to my collection. I love that you can do this with them instead of buying sets only. Thanks much for your review & thanks much for Made-In!

    • Frank, we are so pleased you have been enjoying the cookware! I’m still getting so much use out of the set – just made the smoothest caramel with the saucepan!

  2. hey nikki,
    as a lifelong (sometimes pro) cook and kitchen nutcase, I for one am so glad to see these pans out there. it allows younger folks (and frugal ones) to know that great food is trusting your ingredients and your equipment and getting out of their way!

  3. Just ordered a Carbon Steel pan and Saucier for the first time.
    Just a note, not all their pots and pans are Made in USA, some are from
    France and Italy, which is a good thing. They have them made at factories who can make them the best. Great website tells you everything you need to know.
    Not sure about customer service. Took 3 days to get an answer on a question. And sent an email to upgrade my order to a larger pan, and
    3 days later still have no answer. Order not shipped but charged me in full already. No phone # anywhere to contact them.

    • Sorry to hear customer service has been a bit slow at Made In these days, Carole. In my own experience, they’re very prompt to reply, but I would imagine businesses like theirs are a bit backed up these days, in light of COVID-19. I believe you are correct that the best way to reach them is via email. Have you checked your spam folder, just in case?

        • Yes, the stainless clad pans can be transferred from stovetop to oven, and they are oven safe up to 800°F.

          We typically do not recommend putting nonstick cookware in the oven, but Made In reports that their nonstick pans are also oven safe, up to 500°F.

  4. Yes, but where are made in MADE? Not where do the materials come from, but where are the pans made?

    It seems to me that the idea that’s being put forward is they are Made in the USA, but were that the case, my guess is that information would be EVERYPLACE.

    So, what’s being hidden?

    • Hi Rick, their stainless multi-ply cookware (to include nonstick) are made in the USA. Their carbon steel line is made in France (where it has been made for centuries; I would give odds it comes out of the same factory as Matfer Bourgeat but I don’t know for certain) and their knives are made in smaller craft shop in France by a family owned enterprise. They also have a few pieces that are made in Italy.

  5. I had to go to their site as this note in your “review” struck me as odd: “Especially if, between the two of them, there is a combined 150+ years of commercial cookware, e-commerce, and retail industry experience behind them!”

    How do two individuals have 150+ years of combined experience between them? They’d have to be 90+ years old each. 90.

    Turns out, they ARE good at marketing, since they say their WORKERS have 150 years cumulatively. So they probably have about 100 workers.

    Could you not spread mis-truths when shilling a product? Most people are aware when someone is shilling stuff when the affiliate link is provided for “ease” of purchasing the product you received for free for a glowing review.

    • Hi Chip,

      Just to set some things straight. We recommend things that we have personally tested, have used, and can recommend. I personally own, bought with my own money, two sets of Made-In Cookware. One in the states and one with me here in South Korea where I’m currently living for personal/family reasons. I’ve also bought my mother a third set. The set that Nikki reviewed in this article was purchased with company funds.

      Yes, as noted in the opening, we get a small percentage in commission. And what else do we do? Provide 2000 or so recipes with minimally intrusive advertising (at least compared to most food blogs) and we employee a bunch of Americans (and one Canadian and one New Zealander) across both food and recipes and the gardening ( spectrum. We employee gastronomists with masters degrees, registered dietitians, and subject matter experts – many of which can work from home, providing a higher quality of life to themselves and their families. And in a post-pandemic world, that is definitely a good thing.

      I built this site (along with a hell of a team that it took me a long time to piece together) from bootstrapping from my day job (US Army major at the time)…so when I see an American company, similarly bootstrapped, producing a very good product and at a decent price, you bet your ass I’m going to feature them. And if I can make a little money at the same time to pay all of these fine folks that work for us, so much the better.

      The product is solid. Bottom line.

      • Isn’t that why we all work, to provide. I don’t understand why some people are so petty. I cook because it’s a passion. I wish I could make money doing it. Mike thank you for what you do. I’m looking for new cookware and will be purchasing as soon as the house is finished.

      • Sorry Major but Chip has a point which you didn’t address. Although a very minor brag-line, those boys are quoting the laurels of their family for advertising and promotional purposes. Great products but I had to return my carbon steel… for some reason, all “seasoning” procedures/results elude me.

  6. hey nikki,
    can you please kinda give a comparison in terms of hot spots, temperature consistency and durability to all clad?
    thanks in advance,

  7. Made In has some of the worst customer service you will find. No listed telephone number. No replays to emails. Shipments missing items, not just backordered. Refuse to address or even reply. Check out Facebook and other reviews. Many customer service issues!
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