- 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 first manufactured a microwave pressure cooker in 1984, which was the first of its kind. Named the Tender Cooker, the pot was another Nordic Ware invention like the Micro-Go-Round that increased the utility of the microwave. The Tender Cooker could quickly cook food, while keeping meat tender and moist instead of drying it out as would often happen in a microwave.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- microwave pressure cooker
- Date made
- Nordic Ware
- place made
- United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
- Physical Description
- plastic (overall material)
- overall: 7 1/8 in x 8 1/2 in; 18.0975 cm x 21.59 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Nordic Ware thru H. David Dalquist, President & CEO
- Household Tools and Equipment
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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