Bacon-Meat Rack

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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 manufactured this microwave-safe bacon-meat rack during the early 1980s. This rack was developed to address the problem of microwave-cooked meat being limp and unappetizing. To be used in conjunction with their Micro-Go-Round for food rotation, the rack would drain some of the fat from the meat, leaving it crispier and less greasy.
maker
Nordic Ware
place made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/16 in x 11 3/4 in x 11 3/4 in; 3.01625 cm x 29.845 cm x 29.845 cm
ID Number
2007.0034.24
accession number
2007.0034
catalog number
2007.0034.24
Credit Line
Nordic Ware thru H. David Dalquist, President & CEO
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
Food
Food Technology
Exhibition
Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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