Toasters Made in Germany (1 Brand)


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Electric toasters have been around since 1893. Since then, countless companies have come up with their own models and designs. So it can be hard to track where each toaster comes from. In this article, we will be looking at toasters made in Germany. So let’s get into it.


So, Which Brands Make Toasters in Germany?

I’ve found two brands that produce toasters that are made in Germany. They are Ritterwerk and GRAEF.

Toasters Made in Germany – A Closer Look


Ritterwerk was founded in 1905 in Sendling, Munich, Germany. It started out as a knife cleaner manufacturer before slowly expanding to produce a variety of kitchen appliances. This includes food slicers, hand blenders, and toasters.

Across almost every page of Ritterwerk’s website, you’ll find “made in Germany” labels. According to its about us page, Ritterwerk’s headquarters is located in Gröbenzell, near Munich. This is where its products seem to be manufactured.

A quote taken from the site’s “about us” page states “The Medium-sized company, headed by Michael Schuller, develops, designs, and produces exclusively in Germany.

By digging a little further, on the website’s toaster page, it states a couple of times that its toasters are manufactured in Germany. The toaster range made by Ritterwerk is the Volcano range. Some of its toasters include the following.

Unfortunately, at the time of writing this article, the individualized toaster options were unavailable. I’ve left the link above for when the product is back in stock.

Ritterwerk Toasters Made in Germany


Like lots of high-quality products, Ritterwork has received some awards for its Volcano toaster range. This includes a German Design Award in 2012 and an iF Product Design Award in 2011.

Honorable Mention


Krups is a well-known kitchen appliance company that was founded in Germany in 1846 by Robert Krups. Currently headquartered in Solingen in Germany.

Having produced a range of kitchen appliances since its inception, by the 1990s Krups had four factories in Germany and one in Ireland.

Krups is owned by Groupe SEB, a French corporation, but its headquarters is still located in Solingen, Germany. Also, just like Rowenta, a lot of Krups’ manufacturing now takes place in China.

However, not all of their products are made in China. Some are manufactured in Germany, although these mainly consist of kettles. If there are any readers out there who have more information regarding the manufacturing of Krups’ toasters, please leave a comment below as we like to keep our articles up to date.

Toasters that Are Commonly Mistaken as Being Made in Germany

Upon doing the research for this article, I came across a company that used to manufacture its products in Germany but has now moved the majority of its manufacturing overseas. Here’s what I found.


Rowenta is a German company that began manufacturing products in 1909. Today, they manufacture everything from vacuum cleaners to toasters. Headquartered in Odenwald, Germany, the company was bought out by French Groupe SEB in 1988.

Groupe SEB is the largest supplier of cookware in the world. Although it is unclear exactly where they now manufacture Rowenta products, it seems like they are now manufacturing most of their products in China.

However, it is possible that some of the vintage toasters that Rowenta made (before 1988) that you may have around the home were manufactured in Germany, but the more modern toasters are more than likely made in China.

GRAEF (Moved After Help from a Reader)

GRAEF is a German founded kitchen appliance company that was founded in 1920. This is a company that doesn’t mess around when it comes to manufacturing high-quality, long-lasting kitchen products. From its kettles and coffee makers to toasters, all of its products are built to last a very long time.

Being a German manufacturer is something that GRAEF is very proud of. Throughout its website, you’ll find plenty of information regarding the company’s manufacturing location.

However, despite being a company that does conduct at least some manufacturing in Germany, it looks like it also conducts some of its production overseas.

GRAEF Toasters Made in Germany


As mentioned above, one of our readers sent us some information that suggests that GRAEF manufactures some of its products in China as you can see in the image below.

Graef Toasters Could Be Made in China


So, if you buy a toaster from GRAEF, then there’s a good chance that the product you receive would have been produced in China.

6 thoughts on “Toasters Made in Germany (1 Brand)”

    • You were absolutely right, Sandra. The article has been updated. Thank you for your comment, comments like this really help us to keep our information accurate.

  1. Maybe this site needs to get their facts straight. I checked every brand listed and all toasters are made in China! Won’t buy anything from this filthy country.

    • Thank you for your comment, Celine. After reviewing the article, there were a couple of brands that manufacture products in China that shouldn’t have made it onto the list. However, we were unable to find any proof regarding the following two companies manufacturing products in China, Ritterwerk and GRAEF. Would you mind sharing your findings on those two companies as we like to keep our articles accurate and up to date. Thank you again for your comment, if you encounter any other errors then feel free to reach out again as comments like this really help us to keep things straight.

  2. Pains me to say it, as I was really into their products, but it does seem like the Graef toasters are made in china. I couldn’t find any conclusive info on whether their products other than their slicers were made in Germany. On the other hand, there’s a few places that seems to indicate the rest of their production is in China:

    • Thank you for your comment. The article will be updated to reflect the information you found. Comments like this really help our website to grow, so thanks again for your help.


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