Founded in 1911 by Louis and Emory Upton, Whirlpool began producing washing machines as Upton Machine Company in Benton Harbor, Michigan. In 1950, the company name became Whirlpool Corporation and the firm sold its first automatic dryers. Today Whirlpool manufactures and sells laundry, kitchen, and ... Read Morehome appliances. High-efficiency and traditional washers and dryers are available in front-load and top-load models. Combination washer-dryers are available to conserve space. Kitchen appliances include refrigerators, freezers, cooktops, ranges, and dishwashers. Refrigerators meet a variety of needs by coming in a number of configurations, including French door, side-by-side, bottom-freezer, and top-freezer. For cooking needs, Whirlpool provides ranges, wall ovens, cooktops, hoods, and microwaves. Cleaning solutions include dishwashers, garbage disposals, and compactors. Whirlpool also markets products and appliances from brands Maytag, KitchenAid, Amana, Jenn-Air, Consul, and Gladiator GarageWorks.