History of KitchenAid
Founded in 1919, KitchenAid is most well-known for its standing mixers. The product got its brand name from a prototype tester who called it the “-best kitchen aid” she ever had. The carried multiple names as they tried to get the product started, such as FountainAid and BakersAid. By 1930, they were sold out each Christmas. In 1949 the company ventured into large appliances, starting with dishwashers. They were acquired by Whirlpool in 1986, and began expanding their appliance products even further. They mainly used celebrity chefs to advertise their products, including Martha Stewart. This change in marketing made the brand even more popular than it was before, and they were able to sign contracts to sell in major retailers such as Sears, JC Pennys, Macys and Target.
KitchenAid appliances we service include, but are not limited to:
- Under-Counter Dishwashers – These are occasionally built-in for a more coordinated look. Usually made so that they are easy to install and service, they take the hassle out of hand washing.
- Gas Cooktops – Using natural gas, they provide the cook with the ability to perfectly control temperatures with an open flame.
- Electric Cooktops – Converts electricity in order to heat iron coils, which in turn heat the cookware. Originally created as a novelty, they can be expensive to run. They are seen with both glass/ceramic tops and hotplates.
- Induction Cooktops – Provides faster and more cost-efficient heating. Cookware must be ferrous metal and have a flat bottom in order to work. Heats only the pan, never letting the surface get hot enough to make spilled food burn or stick. If the pot is removed, the element automatically turns off.
- Gas Oven – Traditional and most cost-effective, more models are being released with the ability to become a convection oven for even baking.
- Electric Oven – Uses electricity to heat elements in the oven in order to cook. Not incredibly cost effective, but can cook more evenly than a conventional gas oven.
- Wall Ovens – Built in for convenience to the consumer, they can be stacked/installed with multiple to provide more option for the cook.
- Freestanding Ranges – Made with Oven and Cooktop combined, they can be entirely gas, electric, or with a gas cooktop and electric oven.
- Refrigerator & Bottom Freezer – Created to provide easier access to refrigerator items, as they are needed more often than freezer.
- Side by Side Refrigerators – Also called “American Style”, they were invented by Amana to provide more freezer space. Left is the freezer, Right is the refrigerator.
- French Door Refrigerators – Two French doors on top for the refrigerator, and a drawer bottom freezer. These have become more prominent since the late 90’s.
- Built-In Refrigerator – Usually available in any style, these provide the homeowner the ability to save space and coordinate the look of the kitchen. Some brands allow for these to have replaceable door panels, so that they may coincide with the cabinetry.
- Wine Cellars – Made to customize the storage temperatures so that wine may be served at its best. Usually with glass doors, so that bottles can be on display to visitors as well.
KitchenAid has had a few recalls after being purchased by Whirlpool. Some of which include a freestanding electric range with faulty wiring, which can cause the appliance to overheat. They’ve also had a dishwasher recalled that had a leak, causing the internal wiring to short circuit and pose a shock or fire hazard to the consumer. While these issues are usually easily rectified, not all faulty products are recalled or serviced for free by the manufacturer. It’s important to call a repair service if you notice anything out of the ordinary, such as:
- Broken digital display
- Not draining
- Not filling
- Refrigerator fluctuating temperature
- Freezer not defrosting
- Burners not turning off
- Stove not igniting
Why go with 180 Appliance Repair Services?
Our technicians have learned everything about KitchenAid and Whirlpool products. Even if your appliance is out of date, we can ensure that our experts will know exactly how to handle it. They will provide you with a confident diagnosis, and shortly after, a speedy and efficient repair so that you may get back to your regular routine. With our enormous inventory of parts and components, you know that our team will get the job done right. Call one of our customer service representative anytime, 24/7 to set an appointment. Don’t trust just anyone, trust 180 Appliance Repair Services!