The Saladmaster Story


Inspiring the World to Cook More

Our passion for cooking began over 70 years ago with one entrepreneur Harry Lemmons’ vision, and has transformed the lives of millions around the world. The love for our products and brand is undeniable as we want to change life through healthy cooking. Our mission is to inspire people to eat better, live better, and achieve the life they desire. And our core values— family, excellence, integrity, passion and empowerment—are the heart of our organization and deeply ingrained in the root of our DNA.

Saladmaster is one of the most trusted brands in the world and our commitment to quality and excellence can be seen through our premium products. Our attention to detail and craftsmanship in our legacy of manufacturing is always hand checked for quality and built to pass down to generations.

Our Brand Ambassadors, the Saladmaster Cooking Coaches, are a loyal, empowering and positive group numbering close to 25,000, in over 50 countries. Inspired by our legacy of changing life and belief in our products, Saladmaster Cooking Coaches share their enthusiasm with others by providing the best service and living a life that provides opportunity. They are proud to be a part of a company that engages with and gives back to global communities and helps educate families on the benefits of healthy living. They are helping Saladmaster live out our vision of leading the movement back to healthy, home cooking. Find a local dealer near you!

Founder's Quotes


Seven Decades of Making Life Better

From the humble beginnings in 1946 to the leader in cookware innovation, Saladmaster has been changing life one healthy meal at a time. Our founder Harry Lemmons started the company with a simple salad cutting machine. The ingenious design and superior functionality of the original Saladmaster Machine was so well received, it has become an icon of the mid-century American kitchen. The basic concept has yet to be improved upon. Saladmaster began with three salesmen and grew to over 100 Independent Distributors within the first year. Today, we have over 28,000 Independent Authorized Dealers and Cooking Coaches worldwide. Saladmaster is a proud member of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) and is one of the longest operating companies in the direct sales industry.

Saladmaster Core Values

Family - Excellence - Passion - Integrity - Empowerment

Family - Excellence - Passion - Integrity - Empowerment


Saladmaster is family centric. Our definition of “family” is a broad and inclusive one. We see the kitchen as the center of family life—and the place where Saladmaster can best meet people’s needs with healthier cooking and a healthier lifestyle. But we also see family as a place for love and support. We want people to achieve the life they desire, and families are there to help you on your journey!


It’s not surprising that a company founded on high quality cookware would be committed to excellence. Everything from the intricate Vapo-Valve™ to the large stainless steel flats pressed to make our lids and pans, must be perfectly manufactured according to precise specifications in order to work properly. We’ve carried this excellence into our day-to-day operations, making sure everything—like our cookware—exceeds our high expectations and that we provide the ultimate in customer service.


The love for our products and brand is undeniable as we want to change life through healthy cooking. Anyone who has worked with one our Saladmaster Dealers or Cooking Coaches knows that they bring a lot of passion to the work they do. This group is a loyal, empowering, positive group numbering close to 25,000 in over 50 countries. Their enthusiasm to provide the best service is the fuel that keeps us going. And for all of us, we want to help make people’s lives better.


A reputation can take a lifetime to build and can be ruined with a single dishonest action. We know this is true, so we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, creating layers of accountability within our organization. All of this is to earn the trust of our customers and the people who work with us. We believe that doing things the right way is the only way.


Saladmaster began as the vision of one entrepreneur, Harry Lemmons. He believed the entrepreneurial opportunity should be available to anyone with a similar drive, and it all started with him selling the Saladmaster Food Processor out of his car in grocery store parking lots over 70 years ago. Saladmaster not only empowers people by preparing home-cooked meals for their families, but we also give people an opportunity to sell our products and earn extra income. It’s an important way that we teach people how to become their best.