Oven Aire

Description (Brief)
Nordic Ware, a family-owned manufacturing firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was founded in 1946 by brothers Dave and Mark Dalquist, as “Plastics for Industry.” In 1950, the brothers bought Northland Aluminum Products, a small firm with a line of “Nordic Ware” products including griddles and steak platters. The same year, Dave Dalquist created a cast aluminum, fluted cake pan and trademarked it as the “Bundt” pan. The company continued to grow its product line to include specialty baking and cookware items, including the microwave turntable. Nordic Ware is notable due to its history of product innovation through engineering, and its continued production of cookware in the United States.
Nordic Ware produced the Oven Aire in 1992. The unit is a small fan that could be put inside an oven to circulate air and make it a convection oven. The Oven Aire was poorly received, with most consumers not understanding the potential benefits of the device.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
oven fan
maker
Nordic Ware
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 11 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 29.21 cm
place made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
ID Number
2007.0034.20
accession number
2007.0034
catalog number
2007.0034.20
subject
Household Tools and Equipment
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
Food
Food Technology
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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