The Recipe For

Great Cookware

My Grandpa Don started a cookware company 40 years ago with a simple idea: the tools we use in our kitchen should be beautifully crafted, easy to use, and last a lifetime.

At our factory in Tennessee, we strive to produce cookware that is a joy to use and is a reliable companion in your kitchen. It's meant to be used for decades of home-cooked meals.

For us, the recipe for great cookware is pretty straightforward: start with the best ingredients you can find, and prepare them with great care and attention. No gimmicks or trends—just tried and true materials and methods that are proven to work.

Danny, Don & Jeff

Three generations of Heritage Steel

The recipe
behind our cookware

(It’s really pretty simple)

step 1
Start with the best ingredients

All of our cookware is made from 5 ply cladded materials, combining the even heating properties of aluminum with the strength and durability of stainless steel.

step 2
Prepare it with care

We rely on a great team of experienced craftsmen to build our world class cookware. Every detail and process have been considered thoughtfully and are executed with great care.

step 3
Stand behind the result

We’re proud of the products we build, and we back them up with a lifetime warranty. To this day, we’ll still take on repairs of products that my Grandpa sold 30 or more years ago.

... and voilà!

you've got some darn good cookware.

get yours


At our factory in Clarksville, TN we've been making only the finest stainless clad cookware for over 40 years.


Our cookware combines the strength of stainless steel with the even and efficient heating of aluminum.


We're still serving customers who bought our cookware over 30 years ago. It's really built to last!


At our factory in Clarksville, TN we've been making only the finest stainless clad cookware for over 40 years.


Our cookware combines the strength of stainless steel with the even and efficient heating of aluminum.


We're still serving customers who bought our cookware over 30 years ago. It's really built to last!

real reviews from real cooks

thousands of 5-star reviews

I've wanted to get away from nonstick coating on pans, did lots of research, decided on Made in USA Heritage Steel pans. No regrets, beautiful pans, easy to cook with and clean up is a breeze. Thank you
Titanium Series 5 Quart Sauce Pot with Lid
Kim F. | Apr 2, 2024
Having experienced a cheaper quality steel pan that was, at best, disappointing, I am very happy with the quality product and tutorials offered! This is a pan that I'll be using till the end of my cooking life. Will be adding more as able! Def was a deal changer in my satisfaction to provide my family a meal uncontaminated by toxic cookware. Go ahead and try this company's products! I'm betting you'll be a happy cook, too!
Eater x Heritage Steel 8.5
Kandyce M. | Mar 29, 2024
Doesn't Leave My Stove Top! Never owned a stainless pan before. I think this is an amazing product wit amazing quality throughout. With a little help from Heritage's "learn" tab, I figured out how to use the pan and it has not left my stove top since. Great product!
Eater x Heritage Steel 10.5
Rodney S. | Mar 28, 2024
I love my new Eater 8 piece set. Works great on my induction stove top. Love how easy it is to cook and clean up. I so happy that I made my purchased.
Eater x Heritage Steel 8 Piece Core Set
Cheryl B. | Apr 20, 2024
I have many pieces of the Titanium Series cookware and the performance is exceptional. The heating is uniform, and form and function for each piece are spot on. This 12 qt. Pot heats quickly and produces beautiful soups and stews. I highly recommend this cookware line.
Titanium Series 12 Quart Stock Pot with Lid
Faye F. | Apr 21, 2024
It’s easier to clean than I thought it would be. Glad to be using an American-made pan that leaves no non-stick residue on our food.
Eater x Heritage Steel 10.5
Debra W. | May 2, 2024
Both of the sauté/frying pans I bought are absolutely awesome... I will purchase again. Thank you for an excellent American product, obviously made with attention to detail.
Eater x Heritage Steel 12
Edmund H. | May 7, 2024

Nobody knows food like Eater, and nobody knows cookware like Heritage Steel.

Eater is renowned for finding the good stuff. Whether it's an undiscovered gem of a restaurant in your city or your new favorite recipe, Eater has a keen eye for quality.

Now Eater is bringing those trusted recommendations into your kitchen, starting with a professional-grade line of stainless clad cookware — made by us! Combining our manufacturing expertise with Eater's culinary knowledge, this cookware is built to perform reliably for a lifetime of adventurous cooking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We use no chemical coatings of any kind, so our cookware is made without PFAS, PFOA, PTFE (Teflon), ceramic silanes, lead, cadmium, or any other crazy thing people are making cookware with these days.

No funny business here, just high quality cladded steel.

Yes! All of our cookware uses an outer layer of stainless steel that is magnetic, making it induction compatible.

Yes, our cookware is safe to use with metal utensils since we don't use any type of coating that can get scratched off. However that doesn't mean our pans are completely scratch-proof. When using metal utensils, be sure not to use anything that's especially sharp, and don't use a lot of pressure.

For everyday cooking, we recommend using wooden or silicone utensils. But for situations where metal utensils are especially useful, go ahead and use them!

We've been helping our customers maintain their cookware for over 40 years.

If any of your cookware doesn't look quite right straight out of the box, let us know! We will happily repair or replace your item at no cost to you.

If any part of your cookware ends up breaking or behaving in an unexpected way during normal cooking, just fill out a simple claim and we'll review it. As long as you're not doing anything crazy with your cookware, we'll repair or replace any pieces that have issues.

All of our cookware (including our lids) is made at our factory in Clarksville, TN. We source input materials from the US and abroad.

While we try to source from the US whenever we can, some of the specialty materials we use in our cookware aren't readily available to purchase in the US. We source our cladded steel from South Korea.

We'll always do our best to be open and transparent about our sourcing and manufacturing practices. If you have any questions, let us know!

Yes, our cookware does include nickel in its stainless steel cooking surface. Nickel is an important element in the alloy to help make the steel more corrosion resistant and durable.

For those who may be concerned about increasing dietary nickel as a result of using stainless steel cookware, there is very little need to worry. A recent study found that cooking with stainless steel results in "amounts released below known allergy-triggering thresholds". To best reduce dietary nickel, it's advisable to reduce intake of foods that are high in nickel.

Yes, our cookware does include aluminum in its core. These layers of aluminum are used to spread heat evenly and efficiently along the bottom and sides of our fully clad cookware. However, because these layers are fully sandwiched between protective layers of stainless steel, the food you're cooking will not be exposed to any aluminum.

over 40 years of american manufacturing

Running a quality-obsessed factory here in the USA is hard.

Why have we kept at it?



By making these pans right here, we get full control over all the details and processes. If something isn’t up to our standards, we can improve it. We’re continually refining our manufacturing, ensuring that every pan is reliably high quality.



We’re a small team, a good portion of which has worked here for decades. These colleagues are our friends and neighbors, and our factory relies on their expertise, knowledge, and hard work to keep producing great products year after year.

3 generations

family-owned & operated

Making and selling cookware has been the Henn family business for decades. While our product has evolved over the years, our mission has not:

Make a great product, sell it at a fair price, and pay good wages to the American workers who build it. Our aim is to craft tools that help people fall in love with cooking at home.

our history of cookware

Built to Last

designed for performance & durability

5 ply construction

cooking surface

Made from 304 stainless steel (also known as 18/10), this alloy creates a stable, durable, and fully non-toxic cooking surface.

aluminum core

Fully sandwiched between layers of stainless steel, the 3 layer aluminum core evenly & efficiently spreads heat throughout the pan.

ferritic exterior

Made from 400 series stainless steel, this layer has a higher iron content to increase its magnetic properties and make the pan induction-ready.

fully clad

Unlike less reliable forms of stainless steel cookware, our 5-ply construction extends throughout the entire body of the cookware rather than just the bottom. That is, it has fully clad construction rather than just a slab bottom.

For fry pans and skillets, this means that both the sides and bottom are evenly heated and can be used for cooking. For saucepans and stock pots, the result is faster heating and all-sides cooking.