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History of Bakeware Founded in Chicago

History of Bakeware Founded in Chicago


The Secrets Behind Baker’s Secret Brand

The secret? Great baking doesn’t have to be hard!

With the right tools, any baker can gain the confidence to make tempting cakes, cookies, pies and more for their special celebrations—even when the only thing to celebrate is being together.

With almost 130 years of heritage behind us, Baker’s Secret® brand is an expert in tried-and-true, smart, durable designs that simplify the baking process, making it accessible to anyone of any age.

Our story begins with Edward Katzinger’s commercial baking pan company, founded in Chicago in 1888. The business would take on the EKCO Housewares Company name years later and would introduce the Baker’s Secret brand in 1972.

Over those years, we learned the basics of great baking techniques and great baking pans. We make cookie sheets, cakes pans, cupcake pans, muffin pans, pie pans, loaf pans, roast pans and even pizza pans! No matter which of these pans you use, the features of every Baker’s Secret pan are included to make your baking experience better, easier and more successful.

  • Nonstick surfaces mean your creations come free easily and make for fast cleanup
  • Our pans are safe for metal spatulas
  • Our reliable, high-quality materials won’t rust, peel or warp—they’ll be serving you as you serve others for years to come
Why? To make baking fun

When baking is as simple, foolproof and accessible as possible, it’s more fun to get creative in the kitchen. The right pans go a long way. You can bring home a variety of types and sizes, all designed to neatly stack in your cabinets. You’ll have all the baking tools needed to make you look like a star chef.