Kenmore (brand)

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Kenmore
Kenmore Brand Logo.png
Product type Large kitchen appliances, barbecue grills, vacuum cleaners, small kitchen appliances
Owner KCD IP, LLC
a Sears Holdings subsidiary[1]
Country Chicago, IL, United States
Introduced 1927; 89 years ago (1927)
Website Kenmore.com

Kenmore Appliances is a brand of household appliances sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co. The brand first appeared on a four-drawer drop feed sewing machine sold from 1913 to 1919.[2] The first Kenmore washing machine was introduced in 1927.[3] The first Kenmore vacuum cleaners were introduced in 1932. Kenmore's upscale line of appliances is known as the Elite line. Kenmore also has a professional line of appliances called Kenmore Pro. In 1976, Sears expanded the Kenmore name to its line of refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers, which were previously branded as Coldspot.

The products are currently[when?] produced by manufacturers such as Whirlpool, GE, Panasonic, Sanyo, LG, Bosch, Electrolux, and Mabe Mexico. The brand is controlled by Sears Holdings, and owned by KCD IP, LLC, a special purpose entity created by Sears Holdings for securitization purposes. The name "KCD IP" is an abbreviation for Kenmore Craftsman DieHard intellectual property.[1] Today the brand is sold at all Sears Holdings stores, including Sears and, since 2005, at Kmart.

In 2016, the Kenmore brand was expanded into consumer electronics with the launch of Kenmore-branded high definition (Kenmore HDTV) and ultra HD (Kenmore Elite UHDTV) televisions.[4]

Kenmore products[edit]

  • Water softeners
  • BBQ grills
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators
  • Ranges
  • Cooktops
  • Wall ovens
  • Vacuums
  • Vacuum cleaner bags
  • Sewing machines
  • Air purifiers
  • Central air conditioning
  • Heat pumps
  • Gas furnaces
  • Window air conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Humidifiers
  • Water heaters
  • Toasters
  • Coffee makers
  • Toaster ovens
  • Range hoods
  • Water filters
  • Freezers
  • Heaters
  • Televisions

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Berner, Robert (2007-04-16). "The New Alchemy At Sears". BusinessWeek. Archived from the original on 2007-04-16. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  2. ^ "What year did Sears start selling sewing machines?". 
  3. ^ "Kenmore: America's Favorite Home Appliance Brand". Sears Archives.com. 
  4. ^ "Sears takes its Kenmore brand out of the kitchen with new line of TVs". Digital Trends. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 

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