Nordic Ware

The merchandise we carry in store and the companies that make them.

Nordic Ware

The merchandise we carry in store and the companies that make them.

Nordic Ware is a leading manufacturer of high quality and innovative kitchenware products. By designing products of superior value, producing them in the United States whenever possible, and marketing them worldwide, we enrich people’s lives by adding utility, convenience and enjoyment to the preparation of food.

They strive to offer attentive service that exceeds their customers’ expectations, to produce environmentally sound products, and to provide a safe and rewarding work experience for their employees.

They recognize that a growing return on their efforts and investments is essential to maintain their leadership position. They are committed to ethical conduct in all matters and to earning the trust and confidence of their customers, suppliers, employees and of their community.

An inspirational American success story, Nordic Ware was founded in 1946 by a determined wife, Dotty, and her restheirceful 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 was 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 their 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, and the rest, as they say, is history. 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.

70 years later with a good measure of perseverance added, Nordic Ware is still proudly manufacturing the vast majority of its products in Minneapolis. Those 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. They’re proud to say that they’re still family-owned and operated, with three generations involved in their business, and each year they add innovative items to their expansive kitchenware line.