Kitchenware is a general term for the utensil set for kitchen. The utensil set for kitchen mainly includes the following five categories: the first category is storage utensils; the second category is washing utensils; the third category is conditioning utensils; the fourth category is cooking utensils; the fifth category is dining utensils.
The utensil set for kitchen on the market, from the perspective of the surface material, mainly has the following 8 combinations: stainless steel countertop, melamine flame retardant board cabinet door leaf; stainless steel countertop, fireproof board arc door leaf; stainless steel countertop, door leaf and barrel body; fireproof board countertop, melamine board door leaf; fireproof board countertop, door leaf; domestic artificial marble countertop, fireproof board door leaf; imported artificial crystalline stone countertop, fireproof board door leaf; imported solid surface material countertop, fireproof board door leaf, etc. These materials can be classified into 4 categories, and their characteristics are as follows: stainless steel materials have poor decorative effect; fireproof board materials are better than stainless steel, with good processing performance, decoration and anti-fouling ability; artificial marble materials have strong fire resistance and good fire resistance and can well decorate the house, but its anti-pollution ability is not as good as that of the fireproof board; solid surface material's decoration, fire resistance, and anti-pollution performance are all very good, but the price is too high for ordinary families. In conclusion, the fireproof board is the leading material for the utensil set for kitchen on the current market.
With the continuous increase of labor costs in developed countries, the global industry of stainless steel utensil set for kitchen has undergone major adjustments, and its production and manufacturing links have gradually shifted from developed countries to developing countries. As an emerging developing country, China relies on its advantages in labor costs and manufacturing capabilities to attract internationally renowned stainless steel kitchenware companies to invest and build factories in China. At present, there are more than 600 stainless steel kitchenware manufacturers in China. China has become the main production base of stainless steel kitchenware products in the world, and more than 90% of the products are exported to overseas markets.
Stainless steel utensil set for kitchen includes pots, kettles, basins, plates, buckets, boxes, bowls, shovels, spoons, knives, forks, spoons, clips, etc., which can be roughly divided into three categories including stainless steel cookware, stainless steel tableware, and miscellaneous products of stainless steel utensil set for kitchen according to their functions. Among them, stainless steel cookware is the main product of stainless steel utensil set for kitchen, and its proportion is about 50%.
In recent years, with the increasing market demand for stainless steel tableware and kitchenware, the sales of cookware, tableware, and miscellaneous products have maintained a high growth momentum. The brand pattern of the stainless steel tableware market is clearly divided into high-end, mid-to-high-end, mid-end, and low-end markets. At present, the high-end market is mostly occupied by well-known international brands, but there is no situation where one or several monopolize the market.
There are many brands in the mid-to-high-end market, and the brand strength and channels are expanded and extended to the third-and fourth-tier cities and rural markets. The mid-end market gathers a large number of brands, so there are many manufacturers, and the competition is fierce; the low-end market is dominated by miscellaneous brands, mostly produced by some small enterprises. With the continuous improvement of living standards and the needs of high-income groups, customers will pay more and more attention to the brand of the utensil set for kitchen, and well-known domestic and foreign brands will gradually enter the high-end market of stainless steel utensil set for kitchen, which shows huge development potential.