Founded in 1851 by Hendrik Berk as Berk Kampen, BK Cookware is the manufacturer of the most iconic carbon steel pans. Berk started out as a manufacturer of milk churns, pots, pans, and cookware commissioned by private individuals and companies. In the 1890s, he successfully coated his metal pans with a layer of enamel and began trading under the BK brand name. His clouded enamel series is especially well known and would lay the foundation of his business.
In 1963, BK shifted to manufacturing high-grade stainless steel pans, in those days a revolution in the cookware sector. BK launched its most iconic pan range, the BK Karaat, and over half a century later, the popularity of this pan range has not diminished and the design serves as a basis for many other brands.
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