In 1888, Edward Katzinger founded a commercial baking company in Chicago, IL that eventually became know as the EKCO Housewares Company. By the mid 1960's EKCO evolved into the country's largest non-electric Housewares manufacturer. The EKCO brand has become the gold standard for quality, reliable utensils that are used for everyday meal preparation in kitchens across America. In addition to their wide variety of kitchen tools and gadgets, the EKCO® brand also offers cookware products to further help you in the kitchen. These quality items include a selection of stockpots, tea kettles, sauté pans, saucepans, griddles, sauce and sauté covers. Even with the variety of items to choose from today, EKCO® tools and gadgets still remain one of the most recognizable and trusted brands in the business!