Made in America: What's the Cost of U.S. Housewares?


The Usrys' old appliances from G.E. and alternatives from Sub-Zero, Wolf and Viking cost plenty. The Sub-Zero fridge alone retails for over $8,500, and the Viking stove from Mississippi costs nearly $3,000. The Wolf microwave costs $500, a high-quality product but at a cost far higher than imports.

And while high-end appliances may not be within reach for all Americans, each sale makes a difference for American workers. In Greenwood, Mississippi, the success of Viking has helped revitalize a poverty-stricken town. Besides making stoves, ovens and other appliances, the company has opened a hotel and a restaurant, helping to draw tourists.

"Viking saved Greenwood, because Viking decided to stay here with us," said Bridgette Matthews, who has worked for the company for nine years.

You can explore the Usry home and see details on each American-made product by clicking here.

And click here for more from our "Made in America" series.

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