What do we sell?

We're very particular about the tools we use in our home kitchen, and you should be too. At the Prairie Kitchen Store, we prioritize product lines with great design, durability & sustainability, as well as artisan craftsmanship and fair trade practices. We buy American-made when possible.

We're not a big-box store; our products are selected after extensive research, and we carry products by small makers from across the country and all over the world.

We love local.

We support a wide variety of Iowa City and Iowa-based makers in our store. It's pretty much our favorite thing to do.

  • Durability

    Your kitchen gear should last -- We select vendors, products and materials that are built with that in mind. They DO still "make it like they used to," you just have to look a little harder. We'll help.

  • Sustainability

    Reduce your carbon footprint by shopping local. We prioritize vendors with eco-friendly practices and materials that are easy on the environment. In our store, we reuse packing materials whenever possible.

  • Quality

    Above all else, we value the quality of our products. Too many one-and-done kitchen gadgets end up in the trash. We believe you should WANT to keep your cookware because of how ridiculously good a job it does.

  • Made in the USA

    We prioritize products made in the USA when possible. This supports our country's workers & future generations, reduces our carbon footprint, and often means a higher quality of craftsmanship.

Our primary product areas...

Essential Cookware

Non-stick, stainless steel, cast iron & carbon steel skillets, sauce pots and more.


OXO Ceramic Non-Stick, Lodge Carbon Steel, Heritage Steel, Field Company Cast Iron, Staub, RSVP International.

Tools, Utensils & Equipment

Everything you need to create the perfect meal, from start to finish.


OXO, Get it Right, Microplane, Epicurean, ThermoWorks, Frieling, Escali, Kuhn Rikon, Progressive, HIC.

Bakeware & Baking Prep

Sheet pans, cake pans, pizza pans, muffin pans, ALL the pans. Mixing bowls, bread bakers, proofing baskets and more.


USA Pan, Nordic Ware, Trudeau, Emile Henry, Peugeot, Breadtopia, Mrs. Anderson, Ateco.

Barware, Glassware & Cocktail Supplies

We're proud to offer one of the best selections of barware in the state.


Viski, True, Spiegelau, JoyJolt, Yes Cocktail Co., The Bitter Housewife, Portland Syrups, Well Told.

Kitchen Linens

Towels, potholders, oven mitts, aprons, napkins, table runners and placemats.


Geometry, Now Designs, MU Kitchen, Modgy, Chef Works, PaperProducts Design, Linen Tales, C&F Home, Splash Fabric, Dot & Army, Sevya Handmade, Zen Garden Home, The Rise and Fall.

Knives & Cutting Boards

We offer German and Japanese-made cutlery, as well as cutting boards, at a variety of price points.


Messermeister, Shun, Victorinox, Epicurean, Opinel.

Specialty Foods

A wide and giftable variety of locally-made and worldwide sourced sauces, spices, spreads & more.


Spicewalla, Food for Thought, Fly by Jing, Bachan's, Urban Slicer, Villa Jerada, Flavor & Fire.