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I love to bake, but do so only occasionally; which means the tricks and techniques of the trade are not second-nature to me. You know what? I think this makes me the perfect reviewer of baking tools that claim to make the job easier. If they didn’t, they’d quickly be outed in my less-than-capable, flour-drenched hands.

So with that in mind, there’s one brand of cake pans that I’ve used — successfully — for years and recommend over the rest. I love them so much  we even sold them for a time.


Now I know you bakers out there are probably saying a big “duh!” Shocking as it may seem — not everyone knows that when you speak of the best bundt pans on the market, you speak of NordicWare. But they have many great products, beyond their amazing and unmatched selection of bundt pans, that deserve a mention. Even better, the majority of their products are made in the U.S.A.

I’ve listed my Top Faves from NordicWare’s nonstick decorative bundt pans, plus my favorites from their all-purpose baking pans (with lids!) and baking accessories below, so you can see for yourself that they go far beyond the bundt. This is just a smattering of their bundt pans, you can see the rest of their impressive collection on Amazon: See All Nordicware Bundt Pans

My personal favorite (ditto my Mom’s) is the Heritage Bundt Pan. I make our Christmas Rum Cake in it and the blade-style flutes are the perfect shape and texture to absorb the rum glaze. Heavenly!

Storing & Sharing

When it comes to cake keepers and carriers, both NordicWare and another line I love, Progressive, offer great features — durable materials, locking lids, and dishwasher-safe, to be specific. NordicWare’s carriers were best-sellers when we sold them, so I know they are customer-pleasers. Personally, I have all three carriers (cake/cupcake; sheet cake/appetizer; and pie/deviled egg) from the Progressive line, and they get plenty of use for school, neighborhood and family functions. If you’re looking for durable, long-lasting cake or multipurpose carriers, any of these should fit the bill.