Kenmore History

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

Kenmore brand gives laundry a spin.

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

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

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

One Million laundry products sold.

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

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.

Dishwashers are introduced to the Kenmore brand appliance family.

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

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

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

The Trumans purchase a Kenmore brand washing machine.

The world
welcomes Kenmore brand microwave ovens.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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.

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.