About Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware is a family-owned, American manufacturer of kitchenware products founded in 1946. From their home office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, they have marketed an extensive line of quality cookware, bakeware, microwave and barbecue products for the last 50-plus years.

Nordic Ware's first products were ethnic bakeware products such as our Rosette Iron, Ebleskiver Pan and Krumkake Iron. An innovative manufacturer and marketer, Nordic Ware is best known for its Bundt® Pan. Today, there are more than 45 million Bundt® pans in kitchens across America.

Nordic Ware, a pioneer in microwave cookware, introduced the patented Micro-Go-Round (automated food rotator) and revolutionized microwave cooking.

Nordic Ware expanded its product line to include over 50 microwave accessories. In addition, Nordic Ware offers a complete line of conventional cookware, ovenware, bakeware, indoor/outdoor barbecue cookware and specialty kitchenware distributed worldwide. The Nordic Ware name-associated with quality, dependability and value-is recognized by millions of homemakers. Today 2 out of 3 American households own and use Nordic Ware products!

In addition to consumer kitchenware products, the Nordic Ware® Industrial Coatings Division is one of the country’s most respected coating applicators. Our extensive finishing technology and history of quality, innovation and consistency in this highly technical and specialized area makes us a true leader in the industrial coatings industry.

Since founding Nordic Ware® in 1946, our family has prided itself in providing long-lasting quality products, which will be handed down through generations. Our business is firmly rooted in the trust, dedication and talent of our employees, a commitment to using quality materials and construction, a desire to provide excellence in service to our customers and the never ending research of consumer needs.


Mission Statement

Nordic Ware is a leading producer of innovative and quality kitchenware products for consumers.

By producing products of superior value and marketing them worldwide, we bring convenience and enjoyment to people’s lives.

We strive to provide attentive service and quick deliveries to our customers and a safe and enjoyable work environment for our employees.


History of Firsts & Exclusives

1946 Produced its first line of specialty kitchenware Products

1950 Invented the Famous Bundt® Pan

1960 The Bundt® Pan becomes America’s #1 selling cake pan

1964 Pioneered first non-stick coatings for cookware and bakeware. Among the first original Dupont® licenses for Teflon®

1970 Licensed Pillsbury to produce their immensely successful Bundt cake mix line

1972 Adapted automated aluminum die casting technology to the manufacturing of cookware and bakeware, becoming the world’s leading cast aluminum kitchenware supplier! A position still held today.

1978 Developed new thermoset plastic molding technology to create an extensive line of cookware designed to work in both conventional and microwave ovens.

1979 Pioneered the first EDI technology with a major US retailer. Today we are online with most of our major retailers.

1980 Developed and patented the famous Micro-Go-Round automated food rotator for microwave ovens. Still our #1 product today!

1984 Designed and patented the worlds first and only microwave pressure cooker; thus greatly expanding the usefulness of microwave ovens to whole meal preparation.

1986 Invented proprietary technology to apply porcelain enamel and non-stick finishes to tri-ply aluminized steel cookware and bakeware - an exclusive industry offering

1990 Produced and marketed first carbon block faucet filter to effectively remove lead, mercury and cysts.

1992 Recognized as the worlds leading commercial applicator of non-stick coating and hi-performance finishes, marketing proprietary technology for specialized applications in medical science, computer, aerospace, commercial food processing and restaurant equipment.

1995 Nordic Ware is one of the first Housewares manufacturers to launch an interactive, e-commerce web site on the Internet.

1996 Developed first high temperature, grill-safe non-stick coated, Barbecue Grill Cookware.

1999 Developed the first non-stick coated, high temperature bakeware that can be used in microwave ovens as well as in conventional, gas or electric ovens named Any Oven™

2000 Introduced the elegant Star Bundt® pan in celebration of the 50 anniversary of the Bundt pan.

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