A Recipe for Success: The manufacturing of cookware

Take a look around your kitchen and you might find that you have some sort of cast iron skillet, nonstick coated pot or pan laying around. From meats and roasts, to stir fry and roasted vegetables, these pans are a popular choice for cooking. Most of the metal cookware in your kitchen has been processed using heat. From the casting of its shape to the non-stick coating that makes clean up a breeze, your kitchen is full of items that Lindberg/MPH has had a hand in manufacturing.

The cast iron skillets are manufactured using a casting process that begins with non-ferrous melting and holding equipment. The metal used for the skillets is melted down and then poured into a cast. The casts are then cooled and may require additional heat processing in an industrial furnace to achieve the required hardness.

Aluminum cookware is also manufactured using heat processing similar to the cast iron. The aluminum is melted down using a melting furnace and then poured into casts. The casts are then cooled and annealed in a heat-treating furnace. Many of the pots and pans we use today feature a nonstick coating. This coating is another step in the manufacturing process of cookware that requires heat processing. The nonstick coating is applied to the cookware and then cured in an industrial oven or furnace.

Lindberg/MPH’s heat treat and melting solutions play a large role in the consumer and commercial cookware industry. Although our equipment is not used for processing food, it is still tied to the meals you cook in your kitchen. There are still many more industries and products that utilize heat treating and we will continue to feature more in the months to come!