Nordicware - American Kitchenware from Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Jul 20, 2015 |
An inspirational American success story, Nordic Ware was founded in 1946 by a determined wife, Dotty, and her resourceful husband Dave, newly back from the second world war. With only $500 in their pockets, a few good ideas and a desire to create a business of their own, a humble kitchenware company was launched from the basement of their home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the beginning, Nordic Ware’s product line started out with only a handful of items, all of which were specialty Scandinavian ethnic cookware products—the Rosette iron, Krumkake iron, Platte Panne pan, and the Ebelskiver pan. But times have changed!
Undoubtedly, Nordic Ware's most famous item is the Bundt pan, which can be found in over 70 million households around the world. Despite a lackluster introduction into the line in the early 1950s, the Bundt pan rose to worldwide fame when it was used to bake a prize-winning cake in a national baking contest. As the pan found its way into the hearts and homes of people everywhere, the Bundt cake has become the quintessential American dessert--one that’s become a tradition for countless gatherings and family celebrations.
Sixty-eight years later, Nordic Ware is still proudly manufacturing its products in Minneapolis. The original Scandinavian products have been joined by hundreds of other items in Nordic Ware’s product offering, ranging from bakeware and cookware to microwave products and grilling accessories. They’ve grown from 2 employees to over 350, and their products are distributed across the globe. Nordic Ware is proud to say that they’re still family-owned and operated, with three generations involved in the business, and adding innovative items to their expansive kitchenware line each year.
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