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Kenmore

      1913

      The name "Kenmore" makes its debut on sewing machines.

      1927

      Kenmore brand gives laundry a spin.

      1929

      For $79.50 you could buy the new Gyrator wringer washer that promised to wash clothes clean in 3-7 minutes.

      1932

      The Kenmore® Revolving Brush Cleaner vacuum makes its first appearance in American homes.

      1933

      The Toperator brings automation to the laundry party and a generation of automatic laundry fanatics is launched.

      1936

      One Million laundry products sold.

      1946

      Kenmore brand ranges are reintroduced after World War II and the country gets cooking.

      1949

      Kenmore brand introduces its first automatic electric clothes dryer.

      The Kenmore® Harmony House line starts a revolution in home decor with products featuring the latest design and technology in Sunshine Yellow, Malibu Coral and Aquamarine.

      1951

      Dishwashers are introduced to the Kenmore brand appliance family.

      1957

      The 10 millionth Kenmore® product is sold and the TurboMatic, the first washer-dryer combination, shakes up the laundry market.

      1963

      Donna Reed plays a happy homemaker on TV with Kenmore® appliances.

      1969

      Kenmore brands first pre-soak cycle with automatic advance-to-wash cycle appears.

      The Trumans purchase a Kenmore brand washing machine.

      1971

      The world
      welcomes Kenmore brand microwave ovens.

      1973

      Cleaning becomes easier as the continuous cleaning feature makes its debut on Kenmore brand ranges.

      1980

      Kenmore® dishwashers add solid-state controls and ranges add solid-state oven timers.

      1982

      The Kenmore® Sensor Sew One Hundred sports a revolutionary new design.

      1985

      Kenmore brand leads the way in sales of sleek, black lacquered appliances.

      1986

      A 1940s Kenmore brand washing machine is chosen by Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for its "Milestones: 50 Years of Goods and Services" exhibit.

      1990

      The Kenmore Prestige Collection makes a style splash with white-on-white and black-on-black appliances.

      1992

      Kenmore brand ranges deliver a more built-in look with the new Euro-Design.

      1995

      25% of the major appliances sold in the U.S. are Kenmore® products.

      2001

      The Kenmore Elite HE3t washer debuts with the greatest water and energy efficiency of any U.S. brand.

      2010

      With decibels as low as 43 dBA (virtually silent), the Kenmore Elite® line introduces the quietest dishwasher they have ever made.

      2012

      The Grab-N-Go™ door opens up a whole new world of storage space with this industry-first innovation in refrigeration.

      2012

      Cookmore.com gets deeper into the heart of the home with recipes, cookbooks, meal planners and grocery lists, as well as offering grand contests, helping solidify Kenmore brand as truly life-tested.

      2013

      Kenmore brand celebrates the big 1-0-0 with tons of great contests, prizes and offers to say "Thank You" for letting us into your home for all these years!

      2013

      At 33 cu. ft., no other refrigerator offers more capacity than the Kenmore Elite French Door Refrigerator. Kenmore brand dominated in capacity with models in cooking, laundry and refrigeration.

      2014

      Kenmore Elite® launches new grills featuring sleek appearances, larger cooking areas and top performance. Select models were named the Best Gas Grills.*

      *Based on a May 2014 online posting by a leading consumer magazine.