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Jenn-Air is a Benton Harbor, Michigan-based[1] designer and manufacturer of household appliances and fixtures.


The original Jenn-Air Products Company was founded by Louis J. Jenn in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1947, later becoming simply Jenn-Air. In the early years, the company was focused on manufacturing and marketing of industrial fans for use in a variety of commercial and industrial applications. In 1961, Jenn-Air's integration of one of these fans to a cook-top range led to the invention of the first self-ventilated downdraft range.[1] The company expanded its product line to include many other kitchen appliances including microwave ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, and small appliances such as mixers and blenders.

Corporate ownership[edit]

The Jenn-Air brand was acquired by Maytag Corporation in 1982 which was subsequently purchased by Whirlpool Corporation in 2006.

Jenn-Air continues as a distinct brand.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Our brand". Jenn-Air. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 

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