5 Super-Impressive Gifts from the Small Cookware Brand We’re Obsessed With

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Credit: Meghan Splawn

It’s no secret many of our editors are big fans of Made In Cookware, a direct-to-consumer brand known for its high-quality cookware that’s hand-manufactured by skilled craftspeople in the U.S. and Italy. We love its premium materials and thoughtful construction—so top-tier that the cookware is used by professional chefs!—at a relatively affordable price. The high-quality, budget-friendly pieces are super-giftable for any cook in your life, whether it’s the avid home chef or someone just learning the basics. Below, we rounded up five of our favorite Made In pieces that are perfect for holiday gifting.

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Made In
was $109.00

Stainless steel is great because it’s quick cooking; cast-iron is great because it seasons with every use. This cult-favorite pan combines both benefits into one with its chemical-free, carbon steel construction. Available in 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch sizes, it’ll cook your food to perfection every time and replace all your other fry pans. Plus, it seasons faster than a cast-iron pan would, so you get better flavor quicker. As Food Editor Meghan Splawn put it, "If you want a skillet that will make you feel like a pro chef without the price tag of stainless steel and without the hefty weight of cast iron, this carbon steel skillet is for you."

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Made In
was $25.00

Simple, shiny, and oh-so effective, this sheet pan is great for all the avid bakers in your life. In fact, it's so good even Lifestyle Director Lisa was instantly impressed after trying it out. Made In worked with chef Matt Horn of Horn Barbecue to perfect the design, which includes an encapsulated rim that prevents oils and other food items from getting trapped and crusting over. And since it's made of commercial-grade aluminum, it'll last forever. One bake and you’ll want to buy three more of these lustrous beauties.

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Made In
was $119.00

A good, razor-sharp knife is a kitchen must, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Made In sought out a fifth-generation knife maker in France to hammer a single rod of nitrogen-treated metal into a strong, sturdy chef knife. The nitrogen treatment keeps the blade super-sharp—so sharp that one reviewer wrote, “This was the sharpest out of the box knife I have ever had. Seriously, be careful.” Make it a more personal gift by getting your recipient’s name engraved on the blade or handle. It really doesn't get any sweeter than that!

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Made In
was $139.00

Another editor favorite, Made In's Roasting Pan checks all the right boxes. For starters, it has tall sides, lots of surface area, durable material, and nice big handles that make it easy to transfer the pan from the oven to the stovetop. Made of 2 mm thick carbon steel, this pan has no problem cooking up a big batch of veggies or a 12-pound turkey. The high walls keep food from spilling out and evenly spread heat across the food. At 15 inches long and 10.5 inches wide, there’s almost nothing this pan can’t handle.

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Made In

Give the gift of confidence with “pans so good,” one reviewer wrote, “my cooking has improved.” The five-ply stainless steel pan (available in 2-quart and 4-quart sizes) retains heat exceptionally well and evenly cooks sauces all the way through, making it almost hard to ruin your recipe. Plus, it’s induction-compatible!