Eric Vance© for Butter Pat Industries

Butter Pat Industries was a design-oriented manufacturer of cast iron cookware that believed beauty could still be part of utility. Our designs were inspired by historic sources but enabled by new technologies.

In 2024 Butter Pat Industries was acquired by YETI Coolers.


We believe that the tools we use every day should be a pleasure to hold, in our hands and in our eyes. We still think beauty can be part of usefulness.

On September 15, 2013 I broke my grandmother's cast iron pan...



We hand-cast in limited quantities using our own innovative foundry process.  We believe we make smoother and lighter cast iron cookware that will last for generations. 

We know we do - we make them in the USA.