American Industry Overview: Household Cooking Equipment

This category covers establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing household electric and non-electric cooking equipment, such as stoves, ranges, and ovens, except portable electric appliances. This industry includes establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing microwave and convection ovens, including portable.

Industry Snapshot

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that a total of 117 establishments operated in this industry in 2007. These companies shipped more than $4.6 billion worth of merchandise that year, of which outdoor barbecues/grills accounted for $2 billion and electric ranges shipped $1.6 billion worth, which represented nearly 90% of total industry shipments. Other types of appliances accounted for the remaining amount. Two-thirds of these operations employed less than 10 people, and about 25 percent had at least 100 employees. The largest concentrations of operations in this industry were in California (15%), Texas (11%), and Florida (7%).

Organization and Structure