Heritage Steel Cookware: Design Principles

We designed Heritage Steel Cookware to meet the 5 rules of good cookware. It's chemically non-reactive and has even & efficient heating, plus it's more durable than the competition.

Superior Materials

Chemical non-reactivity: The cooking surface for most stainless steel cookware is type 304. We go further to promote durability and non-reactivity by using type 316Ti steel on our cooking surface. This titanium-strengthened steel is 20 times better at resisting the corrosion and pitting that can occur in 304 steel in high concentrations of chloride ions (dissolved salt), making it the most inert, stable, and hypoallergenic cooking surface available.

Conductivity: We use three interior layers of aluminum to ensure even and efficient heating, and alter the thickness of our pieces of cookware depending on their intended purpose.


Many cheaper types of stainless steel cookware will only use a clad construction on the bottom of the pan, or skimp on materials costs by using a thinner body. Both shortcuts sacrifice the cookware’s even & efficient heating.

We only build fully clad cookware, meaning that all five layers of metal are used in the entire body of the cookware. The specific materials that we layer together are designed to maximize the cookware's functionality and durability.

  1. 316Ti Stainless Steel — Unrivaled stability and durability
  2. 1145 Pure Aluminum — Bonding layer; even & efficient heating
  3. 3004 Aluminum — Even & efficient heating
  4. 1145 Pure Aluminum — Bonding layer; even & efficient heating
  5. 439 Stainless Steel — Durability & induction-readiness


The design of a pan doesn’t stop at the body – it should also feel good in your hand. Handle design is often overlooked, leaving you with uncomfortable handles that don’t function well.

We put a lot of time and effort into designing our handles. The result is a handle that serves two purposes – it has a hollow center so that it will stay cool on the stovetop, and it is designed ergonomically so that it will actually fit comfortably in your hand.

Manufacturing Transparency

It’s important to understand the technical specifications of your cookware so that you can know how it will perform in your kitchen. Many manufacturers don’t even want to tell you the country of origin, let alone technical details like thickness or types of metals.

Our cookware is proudly made in Clarksville, TN by an incredibly talented and experienced team, and we believe that transparency is the best way to show the value of our craft. That’s why we’re willing to walk you through our manufacturing process, and let you know all of the technical specifications of our cookware.

Our manufacturing process is personal — every piece of cookware we put out has been manually checked and re-checked for quality numerous times throughout the process. We've been industry leaders in high quality custom stainless steel cookware manufacturing for decades, and that experience shows.


We use only the best materials to create obsessively well-designed and well-made cookware — all for the same or lower price than other premium stainless steel.

We're not a big brand — we're a family-owned company with a long history of small batch, specialty multiclad stainless steel manufacturing.

We want our cookware to provide for your family what it has for ours: a lifetime of great meals. That's why we back all of our cookware with a lifetime warranty.