Nordic Ware Pans

The History of Nordic Ware

Founded in 1946, Nordic Ware is a top, creative bakeware brand. Their history begins immediately after World War II when Dotty Dalquist, a woman with a vision, and Dave her veteran husband had the dream of starting a company. With $500 in the bank, they launched their fledgling business in the basement of their home located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Initially, they focused on Scandinavian specialty cookware. They sold rosette and krumcake irons along with ebelskiver (Danish pancake balls) and platte panne (Swedish pancake) pans. The chose the viking as Nordic Ware's logo, reflecting their own Scandinavian heritage.

In the early 1950s, they introduced what would become their most popular item, the Bundt pan. It's hard to believe that this kitchen staple was initially a slow seller. However, all that changed when a cake baked in a Nordic Ware Bundt pan won an national baking competition. Today, Nordic Ware estimates they more than 70 million households have Bundt pans.

Since Nordic Ware's humble origins, the company has grown and developed a variety of creative bakeware options. They are still family owned and headquartered in Minneapolis. Most of their bakeware options are made in the USA at their factory in Minnesota. Theysource their raw materials, nonstick coatings and even their packaging in the United States.

Nordic Ware enriches people's lives with their innovative kitchenware products. They are committed to high-quality and producing their bakeware and cookware in the United States whenever possible. Their products are environmentally sound and created with an eye on consumers safety using materials that are BPA-free.

Selection of Products

Crate and Barrel is proud to carry select items from this iconic brand. Sturdily constructed from terrific heat conduction materials like cast aluminum and aluminum sheeting, their products conduct heat efficiently and evenly for excellent results when it comes to baked goods. Their proprietary nonstick coatings ensure easy release from pans with intricate designs.

We offer a few of Nordic Ware's bakeware that put them on the map. Their Scandinavian platte panne pan is now named a Silver Dollar Pancake Pan and makes perfectly round pancakes. We have the classic round version and often offer seasonal variations. We also have the classic Bundt pan that makes the iconic ring-style cake.

Whether you are looking for a classic Nordic Ware Bundt pan or more creative bakeware that captures the fun of the current season, you're sure to find that special gift or self purchase. Shop our collection of Nordic Ware bakeware.

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