As I was compiling our list of products for the July issue's
Made in the USA Most Wanted column (I'm Cooking Light's market editor), I marveled at the number of my favorite brands that also happened to be great American companies. That's right, these iconic brands make their products here in the land of the Stars and Stripes. Now that's something to be proud of!
TAKE A STAND Greenville, OH
The quintessential countertop appliance icon is proudly made in America and comes in more than
for every preference and style. Shown here in patriotic Blue Willow.
CLEAN SWEEP Walled Lake, MI
If you're like me, you've been using an iconic American company your whole life and not recognizing the patriotic product you have in your hands. Among other brands,
, the gold standard in home cleaning utensils. Their classic sponges and steel-wool pads are most common, but their new Sweep & Mop system is my favorite cleaning item in their line. No leaky bottles of cleaning solution, no icky mops to wring. You can dry sweep and then wet mop your floors until your heart is content.
CLASSIC COOKWARE Canonsburg, PA All-Clad
is the gold standard in cookware for home cooks and top restaurant chefs alike. Their new
10-Piece Nonstick Stainless Set
, which includes an 8" fry pan, 10" fry pan, 2-quart saucepan with lid, 3-quart saucepan with lid, 3-quart saute pan with lid and 8-quart stockpot with lid, is made in the company's home in Pennsylvania. Others lines from All-Clad that are proudly made in America include
d5 Brushed Stainless
BLEND ALL THE THINGS Solon, OH Vitamix
hand-builds their iconic and powerful blenders in the USA, using at least 70 percent American-made components. Their new
, pictured here, blends into the included 20- or 40-ounce containers with 4 programmed settings that take the guesswork out of your most frequently blended foods or 10 speeds you easily control so you can guarantee the perfect texture every time.
AMERICAN CHINA Newell, WV Fiesta dinnerware
, like a treasured family recipe, is passed down from generation to generation. I've been eyeing my grandmother's Fiestaware for several years now. I'll be happily passing down her dishes and eventually my own set to my future children, too. These heirlooms are still made in West Virginia, and they're as beautiful today as they were when the company first started almost seven decades ago.
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