|The Metal Ware Corporation, based in Two Rivers, WI, USA, purchased Open Country® from Mirro Corporation in 1986. The Metal Ware Corporation has a long standing tradition of manufacturing quality electric cooking appliances that stretches back to 1920. Metal Ware was purchased in 1931 by the family of the current owners of whom several family members oversee today's manufacturing operations in two modern plants along the shores of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin.
Metal Ware also markets other cooking appliances under the NESCO® brand name. The well-known Nesco® Roaster Ovens have been around for generations. Always looking for new products and markets, The Metal Ware Corporation acquired the assets of American Harvest in Chaska, MN early in 1997, and proudly manufactures and markets their Food Dehydrators and Jet Stream Ovens® under the NESCO®/American Harvest® brand name. We've also added a new line of electric Food Slicers, Meat Grinder and a Coffee Bean Roaster.
In January 2000, Metal Ware re-energized its Open Country® Camp Cookware collection, bringing the product and its marketing alive for a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts. With a new logo, new catalog, new packaging, new products and a new theme--- "Reaching New Heights - Open Country® Adventure Campware"---the company has positioned the highly successful assortment of campware utensils for even greater success in the new millennium. As one of the last sources of camping items Made in U.S.A., Open Country® represents the highest quality standards for performance and durability. With new non-stick camp sets and individual open stock items, the line provides consumers with the highest level of performance and ease of use. To broaden our outdoor product resources, we obtained the Tumble Drumm® Fish Scalers from JD Enterprises, Inc. in Gillett Wisconsin, in 2005. These portable, automatic fish scalers make the unpleasant chore of fish scaling quick and easy. Easy to operate, indoors or out, with no messy cleanup.
We also supply some of the best Jerky Seasonings on the market today. Open Country® Jerky Seasoning turns ground or whole meat into the best-tasting jerky you've ever had. Use with lean meat to produce beef jerky, turkey jerky, chicken jerky, venison jerky, wild game jerky, fish jerky or pork jerky and dry in an Open Country® Sportman's Kitchen Dehydrator. In just a few hours, you'll have scrumptious jerky...every time! Open Country® Jerky Seasonings are available in seven popular flavors...Original, Cajun, Cracked Pepper & Garlic, Fajita, Pepperoni, Teriyaki, and the zesty Hot 'N Spicy. Each pre-measured packet provides the fast, easy and economical way to make delicious, nutritious snacks right in your own home. Our Jerky Works Kit™ contains the jerky gun with two tips for large and small jerky sticks, one tip for strips and five packs of spices/cures.
The future holds exciting possibilities for Open Country® and its growing number of satisfied users. The customer base is wide, international in scope, and growing.. We take pride in Open Country®... its past reputation & present development, and we look forward to new, exciting and useful additions to the product line in the future. We invite you to explore our great campware line. Open Country® is your source for one of the most respected camping lines on the market ...from an Individual 5-Pc. Non-Stick or Aluminum Mess Kit to a Deluxe Six-Person Non-Stick or Aluminum Camp Set as well as Canteens, Camping Bottles, Campfire Grids, Griddles, Fry Pans, aluminum or plastic Compartment Plates, Covered Billy Pots, Covered Kettles, Camp Dishes and Aluminum Cups. Enjoy the great outdoors with your Adventure Campware from Open Country®. Please feel free to drop us a note and tell us how we can make Open Country® a better product for you, our valued customer, for tomorrow.