Made In, a direct-to-consumer cookware brand, is rolling out some shades that'll have you thinking twice about dropping money on Le Creuset

By Margaret Eby
May 25, 2018
Courtesy Made In

In the past few years, a number of cookware companies have popped up to challenge traditional manufacturers of kitchen goods.

There's Misen, which began as a place to get affordable-but-high-quality knives and recently branched into cookware, and Milo, a company that aims to give buyers a Le Creuset-level dutch oven for a very reasonable $95 (which we tried, and liked). Made In launched earlier this year as another contender, offering stainless steel pans and pots for the budget-conscious who still want something that will approximate an All-Clad in performance. 

This week, Made In launched another aspect of their cookware—color. Their fry pans, previously available in classic chrome stainless steel, are now available in three vibran colors: popsicle red, fresch cut green, and bikini blue.

The summer colors, as Made In calls them, will be available for a limited time. The smaller ten-inch frying pan is $89, and the larger twelve-incher is $99, making them a reasonably affordable way to bring a pop of color to your stove.

When we tried out the Made In models—the original, not the colorful kind—they cooked an egg with pleasing precision, and had a handle that stayed cool to the touch, unlike some of the other stainless steel pans in the kitchen that would require a kitchen towel to handle unless you want a nasty burn on your palm.

If you're hoping to upgrade some pans but you don't have the budget for an All-Clad or Le Creuset, Made In is a nice option—and if you want to color-coordinate the rest of your stove, it's now an even better one.