Nordic Ware

Celebrating 75 Years!

Nordic Ware 75th Logo

Minnesota Made, Family-Owned

It's been 75 years since our founder, Dave Dalquist, returned from WWII to start our company in his basement along with his father, brother and wife Dotty. 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. Since then, Nordic Ware’s manufacturing capabilities, distribution and brand have flourished, assuring the company is well poised for the future. We are committed to remaining family-owned and we are grateful for our customers and hundreds of talented, dedicated employees who’ve made us what we are today. As we celebrate our 75th year in business, we want to pay tribute to Dave and Dotty’s courageous entrepreneurship and to the decades of effort that followed to bring the company to its present success.


Nordic Ware Collage of heritage and history

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While there have certainly been ups and downs aplenty over the past 75 years, cooking and baking have consistently fostered creative expression, togetherness, and joy. It means the world to us that families around the world are still making memories in their kitchens with our products. Cheers to 75 years of American-made kitchenware, and thank you for supporting our brand.


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