Whirlpool is the world’s #1 leading manufacturer of home appliances. The company started out in 1911 and was called the Upton Machine Company. The founders of the company were Louis and Emory Upton. The very first home appliance the company made was a motor driven electric wringer washer. While the first of these units that were ordered failed, the company replaced them immediately and without charge. This amazing customer service led to other orders, and subsequently to the beginning successes of the company.
The Upton Machine Company became the Nineteen Hundred Corporation when it joined with the Nineteen Hundred Washer Company in 1929. In 1942, the Nineteen Hundred Corporation (along with many other factories) started production of war materials for World War II. The company reverted back to the manufacture of home appliances after the war, in 1945. Nineteen Hundred Corporation changed its name to Whirlpool Corporation in 1950. Between 1955 and 2010, the Whirlpool Corporation acquired many other brands and companies. The company changed its name several other times during the acquisition of these companies, but eventually reverted back to Whirlpool Corporation. The companies acquired by Whirlpool Corporation included Seeger Refrigerator Company, part of RCA, KitchenAid, Maytag, Philips', and a few other companies.
While there were a couple of patents granted for dishwasher like devices between 1830 and 1865, the invention that heralded the modern dishwasher was created in 1887 by Josephine Cochrane. Early dishwashers were stand alone units, and weren't designed to be used with permanent plumbing until the 1920's. Approximately 20 years later, they began to use electric drying elements as well. Over time, dishwashers evolved alongside of kitchen countertops. When the sizes of kitchen countertops were standardized, so were the sizes of dishwashers. It was around this time that they started dropping the stand alone designs, and were made to fit with the countertops.
While dishwashers were initially used primarily in commercial settings, they soon found a niche in homes across the world. By the time the 1970's came along, it was common to find dishwashers in private residences. In 2007, it was reported that around 62% of households in the United States had a dishwasher.
Whirlpool Corporation, now manufactures dishwashers in many different countries and under many different brand names. They have dishwashers to suit any and every situation imaginable. Whirlpool dishwashers parts come with many features. Some of the options include capacity, front console visibility, colors, interior materials, filtration systems, sensors, and adjustable racks. Other Whirlpool dishwasher parts include powerful spray jets that help scour dishes clean, an advanced silverware basket, and a noise reducing sound package.
Aside from the standardized sizes, Whirlpool dishwashers also come in compact sizes. The compact sizes were designed to fit in places where other dishwashers cannot. Whirlpool dishwasher parts are often available with many of the same options standard sized dishwashers come with.
Whirlpool has set the standard for water and energy conservation with their dishwashers and other appliances. They strive to produce the least amount of waste and pollution not only in the manufacturing of their products, but with the use of their units in homes as well.