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Reviews and Testimonials

Hope you are doing well Aunt Linda. Just so you know, we use the silver pan you gave us years ago every Sunday when Danni makes breakfast. After all these years it still looks brand new.

Linda,     7.21.2020

Thank you so much.  It was wonderful to meet you and see you both as well!  You and Stu do a beautiful job of working together and caring about people.  Thank you for sending the information. I do enjoy knowing what the latest is with Kitchen Craft.  I am loving all the cookware I have and I imagine I'll be spending the rest of my life enjoying it and learning new ways to make the best of it!  I am so sad that the fair is cancelled this year but I will hope for the best next time around!  I appreciate all the information and having y'all as a resource.  Many grateful thanks! 

Take care of yourselves and all the best,  

Kim and Joel Adair

Kim Adair said she is “soo happy“ with her huge set of new Kitchen Craft cookware that her and her husband recently purchased from Stuart Mayo.😃 

Stuart.               6/10/20
For reference...tweak as you like.
I saw Stuart's presentation January 2017.  I did not go to the home improvement show with any idea of buying pots and pans but I had on my mind I wanted some,for a while.  The Teflon coated brands I had bothered me as the Teflon wears over time, it either gets washed off or we were eating it :-)  And the idea that I could not use abrasive sponges (per the manufacturer) was troubling, we had to baby them and it was always a hassle. I made the investment and it was well worth it.  My toddler eats vegetables, among other things, cooked the KitchenCraft way, and we don't boil or steam out all the nutrients.  I wanted to be sure he would eat and enjoy eating vegetables growing up, for a healthy diet.  Finally Stuart is helpful and responsive 'after' the sale.  I have had general questions I never thought to ask and also regarding the best way to cook this that or the other.  In short, extremely happy, love the products and love the support.

Mike P.
Hudson, OH

Stu,                        9/27/19
We thoroughly enjoyed your presentation this evening.
I had no intention of buying any cookware tonight when we say down to view your demonstration. It was as much to rest in a cool place as anything.
I had seen this cookware before, in fact I've known people who own it.

You did a great job and I really enjoy your style. The food was fantastic! No wonder your a top salesman in your field.

Talk to you soon!

David Williams

Hi Stu,                         8/18/19
Just had to email you and let you know how this new consumer fared. (I bought the Classic Set August 3 at the Augusta NJ Fair and arranged with Customer Service to receive it this past Thursday). After going to one of our Farmers Markets, I'm so happy to say that I was able to cook the produce: carrots and broccoli in the larger saucepan, asparagus in the smaller one, Swiss Chard in the large frying pan and zucchini strips in the large skillet all in about 12 minutes and also an entire half chicken in the 10" freedom frying pan in only 30 minutes! Everything came out juicy and the vegetables retained their individual flavors. Thanks! Lucille ,
Thank you
Lucille Virzi

Good evening Stu,   6/24/19

It was a pleasure meeting you yesterday at the state fair; you spoke so passionately about products you represent, I couldn’t help but to be intrigued & definitely interested. 

I look forward to using the item I purchased & hopefully place another order soon

Best regards & safe travels back home

Happy is the person who finds a true friend & far happier is he who finds that true friend in his life partner... 

Live, Laugh, Love & then get married!
Antonia Santiago
Marriage Officiant

Stuart,                         2/18/19
thank you and we are looking forward to the skillet. I been looking through the cook book and look forward to growing our family of KitchenCraft cook wear in the future. 
See you next year.   
Don and Eileen

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Stu,      April 7, 2018

Thank you for your outstanding presentation at the Houston Spring Home Show April 7. You truly have a passion for your work and it is clearly reflected in your belief in the quality of the Kitchen Craft products, your enthusiasm and motivational ability. We are looking forward to receiving the Kitchen Craft cookware and using it as soon as our house is restored from Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flood.

Best wishes for continued success in all that you do.

Don & Phyllis Gibson

To Stu,                                     November 11, 2017
Happy Holidays!
S. Adam Shelton

Evira got her Happy Healthy Eating tools this morning 12/29/2016 for your
contribution to Good Health I tip my hat to Stuart Mayo

I made my first meal today in my Kitchen Craft cookware! I made chicken, carrots, onions and potatoes in my 6 quart cooker! It took 4 1/2 hours on #4 but was well worth the wait! I didn'tput any seasoning in and the chicken melted in our mouths! Yummy! And as a side note, I had lunch with a friend that purchased Lustreware Waterless cookware 40+ years ago and her daughter is still cooking with it today! Can't watch to see what I can learn to make in years to come! Thanks Stu!,
Thank you
Dia L. Montville
Linda and Stu,

I received my cookware yesterday and I am very please with everything. I also want to thank you for getting my order to me before the holidays. Also thank you for giving me a second chance on the layaway. You are very special people. I can't wait to get started cooking with my new tools. Your layaway program gives folk the opportunity to afford good quality, made in America products. Keep up the good work and I look forward to an show near me!

Willie Castile

Anne from Odessa, TX

I purchased my Kitchen Craft cookware in 1975 and I love it!


I threw away all my pots and pans last night. Now we need someone to come over and cook dinner for 2 to 4 weeks. Lol


Marc Hipsky

Robert Ramsey
Truck Driver Cookin'

Phillis Bunch 01/09/16

Jenny has lost 95 Lbs. so far simply by cooking with Kitchen Craft Cookware.

Thanks Stu, February 20, 2016
Thank you. We are excited about getting it.  I know we got a few extra things with the set I just can't remember what it was.  It will be like Christmas here when we get to open the box!  Then we have to remember how you made that chicken and potato so easy at the show!

Greetings to Stuart,       June 17, 2016

He has the skill to convince you this is a great investment for your own health benefit, and I still think so.


Thanks Chef Mayo February 16, 2016
Thanks Chef Mayo for this email. Looking forward to getting the official email with the order number so I can track the shipment. I cant wait to have this cookware change my life
Matt Unger

Thanks Stuart,  February 14, 2016
BTW, you are a great presenter. I had wanted to ask you attended Toastmaster’s? you definitely have some great techniques in your presentation that are very professional and admirable. Looking forward to the cookware.
"The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become." Jim Rohn

Stuart,       July 30, 2015
Thx for expediting our rv set order. I was able to pick it up at the factory and look forward to using the cookware I'm used to using at home, on the road.

David Spisak 8:38 pm 11.21.15
The wonderful cookware arrived yesterday in perfect condition. Still impressed how beautifully made the cookware is…it’s made like a 1956 Cadillac! They are made with that old fashioned, American Quality that very few products live up to today. Thank you for a great presentation.

d.  I just made some quinoa, added some onion, carrots and red bell pepper using my mom's old 3-ply stainless steel cookware.  Its branded as Gracious living and yes Made in the USA.  I cleaned it out and boiled some dry beans.  I'm letting it sit for an hour, will rinse it and can add it to the quinoa.  I can''t wait to use my set.  Yes, I believe I will be eating healthier.  So glad I caught your demonstration even though I didn't see it from the beginning.  I know I will enjoy the amazing FREE gifts.  Also, when my friends get together for a cooking together or a potluck, I will be showing them my gourmet cooker.  One thing for sure, that kitchen cutter will save me so much time grating or chopping vegetables.  I never made the plunge to purchase a food processor.

I'm so glad to have met you and the Kitchen Craft cookware and will be sure to show and tell my friends how much easier it is to prepare nutritious meals.  Especially stacking and cooking multiple items on 1 burner.  WOW! I had never seen or done that.
That gentleman that lost his wife after 46 years, I think of him and hope you find a way to keep in contact with him to make sure he is using his cookware.  I feel older people sometimes forget the importance of eating healthy, especially when they have to prepare their own meals.

Take care,


Dear Stu,       Nov 4, 2012

I don't know if u remember the crazy lady in OKC that met u bout 9pm and bought a crock pot. I have been so very busy that I have not used it until today. I put Worcestershire sauce and BBQ sauce in the bottom mixed them and brown country style pork ribs then put spices on top with a little more BBQ sauce (no water) and set it at 2.5 for 6 hrs & AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!! That's all I can say !!!!! As soon as I save up a little more I will call u to send the electric skillet. I am a very happy satisfied user. Thank you. By the way, my hubby loved it too.

--Mom from Oklahoma City, OK
Thank you Stu,       02/16/15

I felt your demo was persuasive, but highly educational.  I will look forward to receiving these and start supercharging my meals right away.



Dear Kitchen Craft:
I purchased this set right out of high-school. It was approximately $500 and included a set of knives in a wooden holder (which I still use today) and a set of flatware (all have been lost). This was back in 1959. I was cooking Sunday dinner and thought about how long I have had these pans. I never did master the waterless cooking but the pans are wonderful. The only thing that ever happened to them was a dent in one of the lids, and one knob replacement. I also lost both cookie sheets. Those $500 were very expensive at the time, but they've have proved to have been a very worthwhile investment. Thanks for making such a great product. It will definitely outlast me.

-- Barb from Portage, MI

Dear Kitchen Craft:

This is the best and most energy saving cookware I've ever used. The food is just awesome when cooked with this cookware. Most of the meals I've cooked take about 30 minutes for 2 people with no hassle whatsoever. It used to take about 1 hour to cook the same meal and it wasn't anything to talk about - not to mention the energy for 30 more minutes. Now I've been talking and talking a lot about these kitchen tools that surpass the very best. Thanks for being the greatest and MADE IN USA! YES!

-- Jeff from McKinney, TX

Dear Kitchen Craft:
My husband and I were attending almost every home-show locally. We were about to venture into a huge kitchen remodel. That meant no hot meals for approximately 3-4 months. After viewing a demo, I thought my husband wouldn't even consider spending $$$ on cookware since we were spending $60,000 on our remodel. I was wrong! It turned out to be the best investment ever! I love to cook and the thought of not having a home cooked meal for months was very sad. On the first day without a stove or oven, I was able to prepare a full course meal using your Slo-cooker and electric skillet. My husband was shocked! My kids a little disappointed because they were looking forward to all the fast food. Now, I have a beautiful kitchen! But my husband tells everyone he regrets spending all that money because my meals were just as delicious using your "Kitchen Craft Cookware" on a "small" bar area. Thank you for a wonderful product!

-- Jessica from Diamond Bar, CA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
My husband insisted we get a set of Kitchen Craft after joining in on a demonstration at the State Fair. I was reluctant to spend that much money at this stage of our lives (we're close to 70), but I love it and am so proud of it. Then on January 1, my husband had to have a stent put in one of his arteries--this was sort of 'out of the blue' and he is now learning as much as he can about eating healthy. Thank goodness I have the right utensils! Thanks so much.

-- Joanne from Lake Oswego, OR

Dear Kitchen Craft:
In 1958, my parents, Roberto and Antonia Parra, purchased a set of your cookware for about $400. We lived in Los Angeles, CA. I was ten years old and one of eight children. This was quite a lot of money in those days and a small fortune for my parents.
I remember your representatives preparing a dinner that was mostly new to us since we had been raised on Mexican food. They prepared a ham with pineapple, vegetables and a pineapple upside-down cake. It was the first time I tasted meat with fruit.
As long as I can remember, we (my mom and five girls) used the cookware to prepare three daily meals for the family as we grew to eleven children and my parents.
Over the years, the cookware began to lose handles, but they continue until today to be used by my mom (she and my dad live alone now) to prepare fewer meals.
My parents had long misplaced any literature that came along with the cookware. Over the weekend, my husband and I sat through one of your presentations at the L. A. Home Show and I recognized the cookware. When I got home, I asked my mom to look under the pot and tell me the manufacturer. Without even looking, she said Kitchen Craft.

-- Blanca from Malibu, CA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I am more thrilled than I can say to have received my cookware from Kitchen Craft. I live near West Bend, WI and am pleased to be able to support a local company, especially with the amount of out-sourcing of many businesses these days.
My mother had a set of these when I was just a girl and I can remember a representative cooking at our house. Owning a set has been a life-long dream, which only someone who knows this product would understand. And anyone who didn't know the product would think I was silly, or at least until I had their ear for five minutes.
Anyway, since this is the fulfillment of a dream I am sure that you understand why I want to use them as designed. I made my teenagers sit through the video before I even washed my set for the first time! That's how much I love the stuff! I wanted to make sure that I did not hear the credo of the teenager; "Well, I didn't know...." Now they know and they will treat it right, because they know what's good for them. ;)
I fully expect my Kitchen Craft products to outlive me. And it is good to know that my children will know the benefits of healthier, more economical meal preparation.

-- Maryellen from Union Grove, WI

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I complement you on your warranty it is truly amazing in this day of throw away items. We received a set of Kitchen Craft Cookware as a wedding gift from my father-in-law who purchased 4 sets for his 4 daughters at the time! He had purchased a set for his wife years earlier. I just received a replacement pan, after 34 years of constant use. I see you have made vast improvements in the design. You have gone from a 3-ply stainless to 7 ply stainless and introduced a new style waterless cooking top. Amazing! My suggestion is to go through your list of original owners and offer them an upgrade set. I know I would certainly take advantage of this offer.

-- Howard from Atkinson, NH

Dear Kitchen Craft:
The cookware is wonderful. I had given up cooking when I saw the demonstration at the Knoxville Convention Center. I was visiting a friend in Townsend, TN. She had told me about her cookware and how much she loved it. We planned a trip to coincide with the Home and Garden show in Knoxville. I have cooked every day since I received my cookware. I was tired of the same old recipes that I grew up on. Since cooking with this cookware mine and my husband's appetite has returned for this delicious food.
Although I am still learning how to convert recipes for diabetics to this cookware, I am having fun learning.
Thanks so much for your wonderful cookware. It is an investment I should have done many years ago.

-- Kay from Southaven, MS

Dear Kitchen Craft:
Our new cookware is everything it was said to be and more. We are enjoying the learning process and find the info included very helpful. We are amazed how easy it is to prepare the most difficult of foods and love the stackable cooking. This is by far one of the best investments we have made. We look forward to many years of healthy and enjoyable cooking. Also the counter weight lids are truly a blessing when the pots and pans are hung on the wall. We just keep discovering more fun and joy with our new cookware. Thank you and blessings.

-- Sheila from Spokane, WA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I have my grandmother's set which I believed she purchased in the late 50's. My mom and my maternal grandmother swore by this cookware and the number of meals prepared was countless. This cookware went through tornadoes (which completely devastated my grandmother's home) and 2 hurricanes which I lost my home to. But the cookware was always salvaged and is still in use. Every Sunday morning before church, there were pounds of bacon and sausage cooked in the skillet both electric and on the range. Also 5 pounds of potatoes were shredded using the Kitchen Kutter and fried. This has been a tradition for many a year. Every year the whole family gets together for a 4-day family reunion and these big breakfasts are still a big hit. Grandma would be so proud of us still cooking together and gathering for our meals with a lot of laughter and love.
Yes, your cookware helps us to cook healthier and that is great. But I think that the endurance of this cookware is something that can't be beat. I know when I bought my new set my husband said he knew that I really didn't need it since my grandma's cookware looks just as shiny and new as my new set but my daughter is 11 and I thought that this new set will be something that she will have forever and can pass down to her daughter or son some day. I love your products and would recommend this set of cookware and bake ware to all. Thanks for such a wonderful product.

-- Vicki from Pillager, MN

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I have always loved vegetables, but I was truly amazed at the true taste they had after being cooked in my Kitchen Craft cookware. Between the cooked veggies and the "Demonstration Salad" featured at the state fair I attended in Maryland, I lost 15 pounds with no effort. When I returned to the fair the next year, Betty Hahn remembered me from selling me the set the previous year. The great customer service and the last-a-lifetime products have me still, years later, spreading the word to all of my friends about West Bend. Thank you for helping my family members stay healthy in a most delicious way!

-- Laura from Honolulu, HI

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I saw my first demo in the mid 60's when my parents went to a relative's house for a free dinner. My parents could not afford the pots at the time but we had a good time and I never forgot watching the pots cook on top of each other. Well approximately 40 years later I met Cindy and Sandy at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans and purchased the Basic Set. I had seen the demo here before, but it just so happened that my husband had recently had a double lung transplant which necessitated me to learn a new way to cook without salt, oil or sugar since his medications have side effects. He is a diabetic as a result. When he first came home, our pots had just arrived. He laughed at first saying, "How much was this?" He still doesn't know and is constantly told, "Don't ask!"
At first, after surgery in the hospital with healthy food, he was getting 5 insulin shots a day to control his glucose. Then, when we started cooking in our new pots with no water, no oil, and no salt, we had to start every morning giving him sugared juice to bring up his glucose level as it was too low. Then, we made a trip for a routine check-up and explained that since we were really watching his diet, with no salt, no oil, and watching sugars, we had to give him sugared juice regularly to keep his level up so they lowered his amount of insulin shots. They reviewed his levels and said if his level is below 110, we should not give him the insulin. For the next two weeks, he should have had 56 insulin doses but he only needed and received 21. For the past week, he has had no insulin and is running at levels of 80 to 108! I have been cooking for him for 32 years and he is not eating any less or anything different. Just cooking differently with our new Kitchen Craft Cookware and this is wonderful.
Just a little quickie. He loves sweet slaw. I use the Kitchen Kutter and grate 1/4 head of cabbage, and then grate one whole carrot, add a 1/2 cup of raisins and some plain yogurt with a sugar substitute and chill and he OINKS out. Special thanks to Cindy and Sandy. They may not know the medical benefits from this product. But it can be a life saver. Good luck girls and GOD Bless You.m

-- Joan from Hammond, LA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
Just wanted to say I have used this cookware since 1959 and it still looks and works like new. I got new handles this year and people think I just bought the cookware. Thanks for such a great product.

-- Judy from Alamo, TX

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I love my cookware. I've had it almost 2 years now and still feel so blessed to have such wonderful cookware. Thank you!

-- Sarah from Mystic, CT

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I haven't received my set yet; however, I am excited about it because I've debated between buying yours and a competitor's for almost 10 years. I just couldn't make up my mind. Each State Fair and each Strawberry Festival would leave me undecided and confused UNTIL yesterday when Virgil Tanner's humor and sincere urging to BUY AMERICAN made the deepest impression on me. Buying American is extremely important to me because my daddy gave his life as an American soldier fighting in Vietnam. I will pay more to buy American every time. I had almost bought at your competitor's show, but left when the chef there began bickering with the lady in front of me about what she was (or rather was NOT) buying and made some prejudiced and anti-Semitic remarks, which I found offensive. Somehow, I couldn't see Virgil, or Lorin, or Damon, who were kind enough to help me with my order and found out answers to all my questions, doing that. There was no high pressure, no pushiness, no insincerity, and no rudeness. Nothing that could ever be a discredit to your company's name displayed at any time by the three people I saw at the Kitchen Craft display. I am truly excited about what I bought and when I wrote on my order that Virgil was the "clincher" for my purchase, he truly was. Please commend him for that. I hope that the supervisor for the three people I mentioned here will give them the kudos that they so richly deserve for being outstanding representatives of your company, especially Virgil Tanner. Once again, thank not only you for the quality of your products but especially the quality and INTEGRITY of your personnel.

-- Thea from Brandon, FL

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I am so glad that I found your website. A hope chest dealer came to my door more than 30 years ago and made me an offer I could not refuse. Being 18 and engaged to be married, I thought it would be a great investment to purchase your cookware. I cannot remember what I paid for it, but I remember making monthly payments. As a young girl, it was a large purchase for me; I was just a waitress in a small restaurant in Negaunee, MI. But today, I'm 48, still married, and still using your cookware. I feel it was all worth it.

-- Mary from Cathedral City, CA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
My husband and I went to a demonstration at a friend's house and we ended up having a demonstration at our house. We really loved the cookware. We use it all the time. We have the Electric Skillet and it is wonderful. We have been using the cookware for 29 years.

-- Esther from Crossville, TN

Dear Kitchen Craft:
We bought our set 40 years ago. Once you've had the best nothing else compares!

-- Nancy from Glendale, AZ

Dear Kitchen Craft:
My son and I attended a show at a festival in November of 2004. I don't know who was more excited when we received the cookware my son or me. We both love to cook with it. It was a very good investment. Cooking entire meals is quick and easy with this cookware. Did I mention that my son is 13?

-- Mary from White City, FL

Dear Kitchen Craft:
Our cookware is 30 years old and the best INVESTMENT my wife ever made. Great product! A+A+A+!

-- John from Paragould, AR

Dear Kitchen Craft:
My set is 30 years old, and it still cooks amazingly. I am in need of replacing the handles and the lid tops. After 30 years, they are just [wearing out]. I have considered replacing my set for a shiny one that is meant to cook as well as mine. However, I rephalized mine has mellowed in its shine because of all of the years our family has cooked and scrubbed these pots. I happened to look at family photos recently, and through all of these years the kitchen photos have our same pots and pans. Our youngest daughter grew up to be a phenomenal chef. Her early years are with these pots and pans. Replacing them would be like letting go of a family member for a new one. We couldn't have that now could we?

-- Alice from Ventura, CA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
My oven has been out of order for two weeks now. I'm SOOOOOOOO glad to have my Kitchen Craft cookware as I can do so much with it. [I] made the pineapple upside down cake since I haven't baked any goodies lately and MAN it is good!

-- Sally from Salem, OR

Dear Kitchen Craft:
Hello, I want to thank you for the marvelous job you did on my Kitchen Craft pots. I've used them for 42 plus years and rely on them as they always cook food quite fine. I never expected to get them fixed and it was by chance that I saw the waterless cookware display at the fair, asked the people, and got your address. You sure made my day! Thanks for fixing them.

-- Ruth from Freedom, PA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
We are very proud of our stainless steel West Bend cookware. Having worked in the food industry since the end of WWII, it is a delight to own such a high quality stainless steel system that is made here in the USA.

-- Phil from Tucson, AZ

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I originally purchased the full set of Kitchen Craft soon after graduation from high school. At that time salesmen where going to your home. I kept the boxes under my bed at my parents' home for a while, until I moved to my own apartment. I began using them daily and have used them since. Last month I sent back two pans that had lost their handles. Your company replaced these 50 year old pans with new ones! I can't tell you how happy I am to have made such a wise decision when I was so young. I would recommend your product to anyone. I now live with my sister, who does most of the cooking. We have the large skillet that she loves. It has become warped over the years; however she refuses to part with it long enough to mail it to you for replacement. That is how happy she still is with it regardless of the condition of the outside bottom! Again--I am very satisfied with the pans and highly recommend that cooks everywhere take advantage of this superior product and warranty!

-- Barbara from Lincoln, CA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
We moved to Washington State and built our house. We lived in an attic for a month and I cooked everything we ate in the Gourmet Cooker. We moved into the house, still no stove so I continue to cook with the Gourmet Cooker. I have made burritos, soups, stews, meat loaf, applesauce, au gratin potatoes, just about anything you can think of. I get help from frozen foods and add sauces to make them tastier. I LOVE the Gourmet Cooker, it is a wonderful product!

-- Rebecca from Yelm, WA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
When I was a senior in high school, several of us girls bought sets of Kitchen Craft cookware from a young man trying to put himself through college. Of course it didn't hurt that the young man was very handsome and had a good personality. He sold several sets to us girls and it's been the topic of discussion at several of our class reunions. My set of cookware included a set of stainless steel mixing bowls and 8" square and round baking pans and pie pans. All was stored in my "hope" chest until I was married in Dec 1969. I have used the cookware every day (37 years), have never had a problem with any breakage and I've been so very, very pleased with the results of my cooking adventures. OH YES! There have been several times food has been burned onto the bottoms of some of these pans however using a little elbow grease, some stainless steel cleaner and a Scotch Brite cleaning pad they clean up as good as new. I am pleased to see this company is still in business after all these years, but it doesn't surprise me because your company makes a really great product.

-- Rhonda from Paoli, IN

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I am writing to tell you, about my Kitchen Craft Cookware that I purchased in 1956, it came with a silverware set and cutlery set. I am still using my Kitchen Craft Roaster every holiday. I also use my large 4 quart pan and small Dutch oven daily. I would like to tell you a story... Twenty some years ago, I put a chicken in my small Dutch oven, turned it on high to start it boiling, and I was going to come back to turn the heat down. I had left the house for an appointment with my daughter. On the way back we passed the fire house and the trucks were gone on a call. I turned to my daughter and said, "The fire engines are at our house. I forgot to turn the heat down." And sure enough when we turned on our street we saw the fire trucks at our house. I knew what had happened, the house was full of smoke and I saw sitting in my backyard the burned Dutch oven with a piece of charred chicken left in the bottom of it that the fireman had thrown out the door. The Dutch oven was pitch-black. I am thankful it was my Kitchen Craft Dutch oven because any other pan wouldn't have withstood the heat and my house would have started on fire. A few days later I went and picked up the Dutch oven from the backyard and proceeded to clean it. I scrubbed and soaked it. Then I scrubbed some more and today I am still using that same pan!

-- Loretta from Wyoming, MI

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I purchased my complete set of Kitchen Craft when I was just out of high school. My friends are amazed when I tell them how long I have used the cookware, especially since it is still in such good condition. Recently I contacted Kitchen Craft about a couple of my pans that had warped on the bottom. I was contacted immediately and given instructions to send the items back for either repair or replacement. Today, 3 1/2 weeks later, I received brand new replacements with lids. I am so glad I had the foresight to buy this cookware so many years ago.

-- Nancy from Dublin, VA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
We purchased this cookware at the Tennessee State Fair. We absolutely love it! It makes meal time easier, faster, and healthier. It would be hard to do without the 4 quart cooker. Thanks for such quality cookware.

-- Joyce from Dresden, TN

Dear Kitchen Craft:
My husband hates chicken. But after tasting it prepared in the Electric Skillet during a demonstration, I am now the VERY HAPPY OWNER of my own set! Now he wants chicken all the time!a

-- Francie from Indianapolis, IN

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I bought a set of this cookware in 1955 when your demonstration came to my home and cooked a meal for 20 people. I bought the set of cookware for $350.00 and paid for them at $15.00 per month until they were paid for. I remarried and gave the set to my granddaughter who loves cooking in them. Last year, while at a show in Yuma, AZ I happened to come upon a booth that was demonstrating the same cook set. I was so happy that they were still manufacturing Kitchen Craft products, so I brought me another set! They make the best food without water you can eat. I'm 81 years old and not many [more] years to live, but I just had to purchase another set of this cookware that I was sorry I gave away to my granddaughter. I'm so thankful I went to that show and found a dealer. Thanks again!

-- Ethel from Prescott, AZ

Dear Kitchen Craft:
Much thanks to you and your company for sending me the Slo-Cooker base. When I got it and opened it up I was so glad. I'm going to use it today to make a stew. I have been using my cookware and I wish that I had started using it when I first got it. I am so amazed with the end product, the food tastes so good! I know that the original cost is expensive but it is so worth it because I'm cooking at home more and going out less. I'm telling everyone about your cookware, I just love it. I gave all my old pots and pans to my daughter. Thank you again for all your help. You have sold me for life. I can't wait 'til I can go to the cooking class that one of your distributors are doing here soon. Thank you ever so much. I will help spread the word about your cookware. I am forever a loyal customer!

-- Lynne

Dear Kitchen Craft:
When I first met and married my husband, he had already purchased a set of Kitchen Craft Cookware - the Basic Set, plus the Kitchen Kutter, Electric Skillet, and Gourmet Slo-Cooker. I, at the time, was a devout fan of the (glassware) line of cookware. Since my husband cannot so much as boil an egg, I figured he had NO CLUE about cookware and had probably thought whatever lady sold him the stuff (in Arizona) was cute and bought the set to impress her. Flash forward - nearly 8 years went by and we found ourselves at a fair where there was a demonstration. Hubby told your representative the story about how the cookware is sitting in boxes in the basement (I'd actually requested that he give them to charity, but he'd refused). She invited us to "see her show" starting in just a few minutes. I politely smiled and nodded "sure" - then told hubby "let's go out the back way, she'll never notice we're gone." He said, "NO, you need to see why I won't get rid of those dishes!" Well, I sat through her presentation, tried the food, and was completely bowled over. I bought several more pieces for the set, have used the Kitchen Craft ever since - and have since donated that (glassware) to charity! To think, I had the BEST stuff sitting in boxes for 8 years!! Thanks for an awesome product!

-- Lisa from Gaithersburg, MD

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I absolutely love my cookware. We received it via UPS on September 4th. I immediately unpacked it, washed it, and then prepared dinner within 30 minutes. I cooked frozen chicken breasts w/rosemary & garlic seasoning, whole white potatoes (using the Liquid Core Electric Skillet), vegetable medley and Portobello mushrooms. The food was remarkable. I could not believe that we could actually taste each vegetable in its own flavor considering they were all cooked together. I am so excited to have this product and I look forward to cooking healthy from now on. I purchased my set at the Maryland State Fair. Our chef (I can't recall his name - sorry!) was wonderful!

-- Pamela from Aberdeen, MD

Dear Kitchen Craft:
As my cookware is now 53 years old, I just wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed using it and that it is in very good shape for its age. Also have the Knife set that came with it and it's still in good shape, except for one piece missing. Thank you for such a good product!

-- Beatrice from Stanwood, MI

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I'm now nearing on my one year anniversary with our Kitchen Craft cookware. My husband and I were at a home show last year, when we happened upon a demonstration, and sat to watch. We try to live healthily, but didn't realize the way we were cooking in our non-stick pans was really bad for us. We ended up with the Deluxe Set, along with the bake ware, Gourmet Cooker, Electric Skillet and Kitchen Kutter. When we saw the total price, I wanted to walk away without buying. The sticker shock was too much, being in the $2000 range. My husband convinced me that it would be our last set of cookware we would ever have to purchase, and that did it. It took a few weeks for the shipment to arrive, but when it did, I had those boxes unpacked, pots and pans washed and our old cookware boxed up in record time. I actually cooked our supper that night in record time, and everything was delicious. I'm still trying to get the waterless cooking right on our stove top, but the Electric Skillet has become like an extension of my right hand! That piece is my definite favorite. My only suggestion would be to introduce more pieces as I have a large griddle that I cook pancakes and eggs on still, as the Kitchen Craft pieces I have are just too small to get the job done quickly. I'm used to cooking 8 pancakes at a time, and I have used the skillet for it, but I can only cook 1 at a time in it. Other than that one thing, I have absolutely no problems with my cookware, and am looking forward to many more years of use with my set.

-- Crystal from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I just made a boneless turkey breast, cut up potatoes, and corn in the Slo-Cooker. The turkey is the juiciest one I have ever tasted. The potatoes and corn don't need any butter, they soaked up the juices from the turkey, and minimal water was used. Thanksgiving dinner for two is perfect in the slow cooker. I would recommend this cookware to anyone!

-- Thanksgiving in the Slo-Cooker

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I would love to do a commercial! Dad made me buy your product at age 16 to establish credit. Was I mad! I still have your product and am 53 years old.

-- 1970's Pots and Pans

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I met Dave, the owner of your company, at the NY state fair this past August and he gave me a great deal on the entire set of cookware. I just wanted to say thanks; it was the best investment I have ever made. I can't wait to cook dinner every night. Our food tastes so much better. Even our guests can tell the difference. Happy Holidays to everyone at Kitchen Craft and thanks again for a wonderful product made in America. Kimberlee Williamsonz

-- The Best Investment

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I've used the skillet faithfully over forty-four years. Never had any problems until about a month ago: oil leakage. Returned to company and the replacement is being replaced free of charge! Never have I heard of a company that stands behind their warranty especially after all these years! I purchased the whole cookware line when I was single. I'm now 63 and as I stated this skillet has been used almost daily. Keep on manufacturing this amazing product. Patricia Kerr

-- Amazing Warranty

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I'm not sure where to go to thank the company for sending me a new knob for my lid! But I sure appreciate the quick response to my problem! I treasure my cookware! I've often said that should a fire occur in my home, besides pictures, my cookware would be grabbed up quickly! One time while in Hawaii, we stayed in a condo that had the cookware like I first purchased over 30 years ago. It was in such bad shape, I almost cried! It had never been appreciated and cared for and I almost asked if I could take it home and clean it up it looked so bad! At the time that I purchased my first set, I had also purchased one for my daughter, who was getting married, and her [set] still looks very good! And, to think, I bought my entire set for $300.00. Actually, with the "freebies" I got with my upgraded set, it's still a good value! Thanks again!

-- Jacquie from Vancouver, WA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
My cookware is awesome! You would not believe how it looks after all these years. She said it would last a lifetime but I just thought it was a sales pitch. I was 19 when I bought it. My mother used some of the pieces for a few years but I have it back now and I am 66. The cookware looks great and cooks great. Thank you for an awesome product that has stood the test of time.

-- Freida from Sevierville, TN

Dear Kitchen Craft:
We attended Bruce and Mary's cooking class - fantastic! Rated A++ from 2 retired teachers! Would love to take more. We had to leave in order to get to a wedding and made it there just 3 minutes before the bride came down the aisle! We are feeling more confident about the cookware use since this fabulous class. Cute couple with great sense of humor! We are looking forward to someday taking another class. The next time, we hopefully will not be rushing out the door to get to a wedding! Thanks for the great class. Very worthwhile.

-- David & Marnie of Livonia, MI

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I was very unsure about it. I watched several demos for a few years and then my husband said he wanted to get it for me. The cost was more than I wanted to spend but ... Dan Galligan (who I have watched) and his daughter and son in law, I thought okay. I have eaten enough of the promo food that they make and it was all great, but what got me was the boiled eggs and corn, and how fast a salad can be made. When I got home in October I started to use the cookware and I love it! That is all I can say about it.

-- Jenny from Neillsville, WI

Dear Kitchen Craft:
When we first married in February of 1958, we lived in the small town of Ypsilanti, Michigan. We didn't have much money and rented an apartment. One day a real nice door-to-door salesman came by to sell pots and pans. We didn't have [any] but one we got from the five & dime store. He said we could make a small monthly payment, which we did for about a year. I had never seen such shiny and beautiful pans in my life. Those pans have lived in 5 different states and cooked for us and our 5 children for 50 years! They still cook everything just right. Thank you for making such a wonderful product!

-- Mr. & Mrs. Colston from Ayden, NC

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I want to thank you for taking the time to speak to me the other day. I have been cooking like crazy since we spoke and I can't tell you how much I enjoy veggies now! I can't believe how well they taste! I can't believe it! I made mashed potatoes; they tasted like I never tasted potatoes before and I am not a potatoes type person! Then I made summer squash, zucchini, a little onion, carrots, and some broccoli ... yummmm! I can't believe how much more taste is in the veggies! What a difference! Back when I was in my early 20's and going to get married, I went to a demonstration on your waterless cookware and decided to purchase it; but the next day changed my mind and cancelled it. Why? Cost. Here I am 30 some years later and I bought my first waterless cookware and could kick myself for not buying way back then....oh well! Anyways, thank you again. And, I may still call from time to time to speak to you about cooking. And if in the upcoming year you see cooking classes being scheduled for people like me, and if you remember, please forward the classes to me. Thank you again!

-- Diane

Dear Kitchen Craft:
We have just purchased our third set of cookware! We have been so delighted with the cookware that we purchased a second set, ... gave my daughter my first set, and just two weeks ago purchased a Basic Set for my son. We want the best for our family and grand-kids!

-- Ted & Terry from Deer Park, TX

Dear Kitchen Craft:
Thank you for the speedy repair of my cook-pot and lid. They look fantastic! Your service is great! Buying your cookware shortly after we were married in 1961 was one the best things we ever did. The pots were always top of the line, and they have lasted through the years. Our daughters received other brands of cookware as gifts, and there is no comparison in quality and durability.

-- Judy Merisko

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I will never forget, Mr Volz (salesman's name) sold me a set when I was only 17-18 years old. It was 1957 and I was working full time. I also got a hand mixer FREE because I got him another sale. I used the mixer for years! I never cared about fancy CHINA but wanted nice cookware - I have never purchased ANYTHING that I have enjoyed as much as this cookware!! I am going to give my pans to my great granddaughter who is only 9 years old now, and all she likes to watch is the Cooking Channel when at my house for weekends. I think my set cost around $200 in 1957 - big money for a 17-year-old girl!

-- Dot from Vinton, VA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
Best products in the world! [I] have purchased six sets for the whole "Fam Damily!" We all try to out cook each other but [we] can't because the cookware does all the cooking and you just can't beat it! Thank you for a great product!

-- The Fraziers from West Jordan, UT

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I got my first slow cooker for hosting a party in 1989. After enjoying it for 18 years my husband and I committed to the entire set. My only regret is that we didn't purchase the set as a wedding present to ourselves. We spent enough money on pots and pans that first 18 years to have made a nice deposit on this family heirloom. The set is now 5 years old and looks new. I talk about the quality and how pleased I am all the time with friends and family. My children will never forget it. I hope they grow to appreciate the set the way I have. Thanks Kitchen Craft for a great product.

-- Beverly from Smithville, TX

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I never really gave it much thought to look up information about Kitchen Craft, since I bought this product when I was 16 years of age (1976). I thought there is no way the company would still be in business. I still have the cookware and have used it during my 27 years of marriage. All the pots, pans and lids honestly still look new, clean up easily and cooks fantastic. I have over the years bought other cookware just because of the color or what not ... They have never lasted. I am on a quest to find a skillet to complete my set. I lost it over the years of moving around. I am thrilled to know it is possible to complete my set once again. I am so glad that, at a very young age, I started my "hope chest" with such a pure and honest product.

-- Kim from Glendale, AZ

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I've been using these pots since 1982. Thank you for such good quality. It's so true: you don't have to purchase any other pots but these for a lifetime of happy eaters.

-- June from Shoreham, NY

Dear Kitchen Craft:
Thank you so much for repairing the pot I sent back to you. I've had my pots and pans for over 45 years and have had no complaints. I can see why you have been in business for a hundred years. With a quality product and service, I am sure it will continue for many, many more. Thank you again.

-- Judith from Hanover, PA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I purchased a complete set of Kitchen Craft pots and pans in 1948. My husband and I have been married for over 60 years and I am still using this cookware every day. They are wonderful and I will probably pass them on to my grandchildren or great-grandchildren some day. They were one of the best investments I ever could have made, other than my husband. Thank you for making a superior product.

-- Jeanie from Appleton, WI

Dear Kitchen Craft:
When my husband and I traveled to the Louisiana Shrimp Festival, the LAST thing we considered purchasing was cookware. We were very interested in finding authentic Cajun food (of which we found little). We happened upon your cooking show, and sat for a demonstration. As my husband's Mama had a set of waterless cookware 40 years ago, we were very interested in listening to the presentation, and subsequently purchased the "Family" set. I could not wait for my cookware to arrive! I received my cookware late Friday - about 2 weeks after purchase. It was too late on Friday to cook, so Saturday I decided to make FRIED chicken in the cookware. Now, I KNOW you promote healthy eating, but some Southerners have a hard time letting go of those fried foods. I wanted to let you know that your cookware does extremely well with more traditional cooking as well. I still used med-to-low heat, and I did use less oil with very little salt. The skinless white-meat chicken was delicious and tender. On Sunday I found pork chops in the freezer, and made my Mama's favorite chop dish - which still required frying. Again, I used less oil with little salt, and allowed the cookware to do its business. The chops were astoundingly tender - yet crispy. My husband immediately declared that our unexpected purchase was a "good buy!"

-- Patti from Benton, AR

Kitchen Craft:
The gentleman who demonstrated our cookware to us 37 years ago brought his set that he said was about 20 years old. The pots and pans hardly looked used. They were older than I was at the time. He promised it would look that good for us in the future. I am writing to say that THEY DO! After 37 years of daily use I have only had to replace a handle that cracked. Thank you for this excellent product I hope to pass on to my daughter!

-- Denise from Wailuku, HI

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I have been using your cookware for almost 15 years... My daughters still fight over who is going to get my pots and pans when I am gone... My wife has tried her best to destroy them and has been unable to hurt even one. They are easy to use and care for and a pleasure to cook with!

-- Robert from Kingwood, TX

Dear Kitchen Craft:
We just love our new cookware. We have adapted several recipes that we use to cook on other cookware. They sure do taste better and we know they are healthier.

-- Gary & Linda from Woodinville, WA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
We have used every piece of the set by now. I enjoyed canning with the large 6, 8, and 12 quart pans. I love that the paella skillet is so heavy. The baking pans and sheets really don't need the extra oiling. I'm using the Kitchen utter more than I ever imagined. I don't regret spending the extra money on this wonderful set.

-- Nedra from Brainerd, MN

Dear Kitchen Craft:
Oh my, I cannot say enough about my cookware. It is the best. I believe so strongly that this [set] will last my lifetime, I am willing it to my daughter. There is nothing you can't cook! I bought my cookware about 10 years ago, and it looks as good as the day I bought it. You will never be sorry you spent the money for this cookware. I know I'm not. My husband was about to be really mad at me, but when it arrived and he saw the construction, and how well it cooks things he was impressed. It was worth every penny! I love my Kitchen Craft cookware!

-- Linda from Springhill, FL

Dear Kitchen Craft:p
I refer to my cookware as my "Whistle Ware" - I wait for it to whistle while I work and when it whistles, its work is done but mine isn't. I have to still keep working! I hope you enjoyed my little anecdote, but truly I just love it! I am so proud to show it off and I let everyone know that I am not only the proud owner of it, but that it is all American and everyone else needs to own it and keep America working! I had to wait many years to be able to afford it but the wait was worth it. Thanks for still being in business and providing me the opportunity to have been able to purchase it when I did.

-- Avandra from Scranton, PA

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I have never had another set of pots and pans in my home.

-- Val from Edmonton, Alberta - Canada

Dear Kitchen Craft:
I purchased my Kitchen Craft pots, pans and bakeware almost 50 years ago from a door-to-door salesman. I use them almost on a daily basis and they still look like new. Food cooks evenly and they are an easy cleanup.

-- Jeanine from Crestwood, ILz