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About Us 2018-10-08T16:53:34+00:00

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 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 our 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. Visit nordicware.com to see our full assortment.

Nordic Ware Commercial Division also offers commercial grade versions of our world-famous products. Our extensive line of unique products includes Bundt brand baking molds, Commercial Aluminum Bakeware, Induction & Aluminum Cookware, Griddles, Sizzle Platters and Microwave Cookware. Moreover, we can make and manufacturer custom designs.

In bakeries and restaurants around the world, you will find that Bundt cakes and muffins have a universal appeal. Whether it is our iconic Bundt shape, traditional molds, seasonal designs, or popular mini-sized desserts, we are sure to have a pan to fit your needs.

Nordic Ware Industrial has also been the premier applicator of Functional Coatings for over 40+ years, which include PTFE, PFA, Silicone, Nylon and others.

We serve Manufacturing and Food Processors in the five State Region and are actively Serving Customers across NAFTA. We have over 100 years of Staff experience in Functional Coatings, which includes Fluorocarbons, Silicones, Polyamides and others. Additionally, we have 30 years of experience refurbishing and recoating for Food Processors.

We’re proud to say that Nordic Ware is still family-owned and operated, with three generations involved in the business.