From our own editors to professional food enjoyer, cookbook author, and comedian Eric Wareheim, cooks across the country are obsessed with Made In’s kitchen gear. Though the company has only been around since 2016—when it was started by kitchen supply wizards Jake Kalick and Chip Malt—the brand has quickly found support in high-caliber chefs ranging from Stephanie Izard and Tom Colicchio to Mashama Bailey and even Grant Achatz, chef-owner of three-Michelin-starred gastronomy haven Alinea. Now, Made In’s Black Friday sale is here, and it sees many of its greatest hits discounted up to 30% off, so you, too, can become the chef-owner of your own personal Alinea.
Made In’s blue carbon steel line is epic. It’s naturally non-stick and can handle very high temps—it’s basically like cast iron, but without all that iron. In other words, it’s the searing machine of your dreams. Start with a solo 12” pan, or just jump in and snag the carbon fry set, which includes two pans AND a grill frying pan, which is a total beast on charcoal or gas; I’ve personally seen numerous dads absolutely lose their minds after receiving the grill pan as a gift. The set is nearly $100 off, meaning you’re basically getting a pan for free, which I’m personally and professionally obliged to point out is a Great Deal.
As far as knives go, Made In’s collection is powerful—far superior to that dull POS you’ve been using since college. Treat yourself to a gorgeous pomme red 8-inch chef’s knife, or maybe score your loved one/sibling/parent a sexy knife set (which is about $70 off in this sale). Or you could just go with a champagne saber, though I’d probably recommend practicing with something smaller before you unsheath this bad boy, unless you want to sip that pét nat in an ambulance.
Remember when your friend had you over for dinner and they served the salad in a big, ugly, tarnished-silver mixing bowl? (Or maybe you’re the friend in this situation—in which case, no shade thrown.) Either way, adults should serve salad/roasted veggies/pasta in grown-up tableware, which is why Made In’s serving bowl—almost $20 off!—is a great thing to have. Speaking of sexy serveware, channel some Big Bistro Energy by having a couple of these sleek side bowls on the table. On that note, the oval gratin dish—you could really make anything in this, but also, yes to gratin—which features a two-century-old porcelain recipe, will elevate any table.
Cooks everywhere love Made In because it’s a modern, no-nonsense brand whose products are both attractive and dependable—the holy grail combo when it comes to kitchen stuff. This holiday season, upgrade the kitchens of everyone around you and create the dining utopia that cool adults (you!) deserve.
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