The story of the Amana brand began in 1934 with George C. Foerstner, who founded Amana Refrigeration, Inc., taking its name from its city of origin, Amana, Iowa. The Amana brand has produced industry firsts like the side-by-side refrigerator in 1949, the bottom-freezer refrigerator in 1957 and the countertop microwave oven in 1967. Product introductions such as these rocked the appliance market and cemented the brand’s strength as a household name and a symbol of quality.

Acquired by Raytheon Manufacturing Company in 1965 and purchased by Goodman Manufacturing in 1997, the Amana major appliance and commercial microwave business was sold to Maytag Corporation in 2001. The brand’s recognition and quality hold true today under the leadership of Whirlpool Corporation, which acquired the brand as part of the Maytag acquisition in 2006.

Today, Amana appliances are created for people who have the desire to find simple solutions at an affordable price — people who want easy-to-use, attractive appliances, but don’t want to spend extra money on the latest bells and whistles. To meet these needs, Amana brand appliances provide uncomplicated assistance with everyday household tasks and still look great in the home.

In 2010, the Amana brand launched the Tandem front-load laundry pair. The smart new laundry pair features uniquely designed Touch and Go controls that make washing a load of laundry as simple as knowing how to press a button. With a low price point, sleek design and all of the essential features, the Tandem laundry pair exemplifies the Amana brand’s position in the marketplace.