Cookware manufacturers use different products such as cast iron, ceramic, copper, graphite carbon and stainless steel as profiled here.
Sleek designs, vintage color palettes, and non-toxic, eco-friendly materials reign supreme in the direct-to-consumer (DTC) cookware market. And because these exclusively online companies bypass brick-and-mortar storefronts, consumers now enjoy substantial savings on premium cookware and kitchen gear. Whatever you prefer to cook with–cast iron, ceramic, copper, graphite carbon, or stainless steel–DTC cookware includes something for everyone.
For minimalists with little kitchen space or anyone who appreciates less clutter, Our Place provides a practical solution; The Always Pan. The lightweight body, constructed with sturdy aluminum, incorporates a non-toxic, no-stick ceramic coating. With a depth of 2.7-inches and a 2.6-quart capacity, The Always Pan also includes a nesting wood spatula with an in-design spoon rest, plus a stainless steel basket for steaming. The pan features a pour spout for less mess and a lockable modular lid for steaming. This all-in-one pan is designed to serve as a fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, and saucepan. Easy to clean and pretty enough to showcase, The Always Pan comes in a full pallet of nature-inspired colors, including Spice, Lavender, Sage, and more.
Our Place also offers a selection of style-coordinated tableware that is available as a set or can be purchased separately by category.
Made In cookware might just be the most comprehensive direct-to-consumer cookware brand on the market. In addition to a full range of cookware sets featuring a choice of four different materials and styles, Made In offers a one-stop shopping experience for tableware, knives, and kitchen accessories.
For cookware sets, you can choose between Copper, Carbon Steel, Stainless Clad, and Graphite Made Slick Non-Stick. All of Made In’s pans are made in the U.S. except for the copper line, which is manufactured in France. Italy also shares in the production of the Stainless Clad set. One of the great features of this brand is the inclusion of cool-to-the-touch handles on all lids and pans.
Perhaps the most practical item featured among Made In’s accessories is nothing short of genius; The Frying Pan Silicone Universal Lid. The space-saving lid fits all 12 of Made In’s different-sized pans. Reinforced with stainless steel, the durable silicone lid is dishwasher-safe and oven-friendly up to 400 degrees. As if that’s not enough to impress, the lid doubles as a trivet and comes in a choice of Harbour Blue or Pomme Red.
Field Company covers everything cast-iron, including skillets and accessories. The founders of the company, Chris and Stephen Muscarella, were inspired by the set of old-school cast iron skillets they inherited from their grandmother. Unable to find anything new on the market that compared to the quality of the vintage cast iron skillets, they spent years researching and developing their own heirloom-quality product line.
The smooth-bottom cast iron skillets are constructed with up to 90 percent recycled iron and are made in the United States. The lightweight, pre-seasoned skillets come in a range of sizes from the extra-large No. 12 at 13.75 inches down to the smallest skillet, the No. 4, which measures just 6.75 inches in diameter. All totaled, there are five sizes to choose from. The best-selling 10.25-inch skillet features a lid that can be purchased separately.
Field Company has thoughtfully included the Cast Iron Kit, which provides the three essentials for maintaining their cast iron cookware. The kit includes seasoning oil, a chain mail scrubber, and a barber-style fiber brush.
There’s a good reason Apple’s Steve Jobs wore the same style turtleneck day after day: to minimize decision-making, which requires a lot of mental energy. Callaway follows the same philosophy by offering a set of pans that includes their entire product line of cookware. The Pan Set offered in Cream, Gray, Sage, Navy, and Terracotta, includes a 10-inch fry pan, 8-inch saute pan, and 8-inch saucepan. The set also features a 10.5-inch, 6.5-quart capacity Dutch Oven and three lids. Caraway’s space-saving canvas lid holder attached to the wall and magnetic storage pan rack for tidiness under the counter storage complete the set. Pans and lids can also be purchased individually.
And if you’re in the market for kitchen linens, Caraway has designed a vintage-inspired set that includes tea towels, oven mitts, pot holders, and an apron.