Suite News: Whirlpool Brand Adds New Freestanding Range to ADA-Compliant Collection Entire ADA-Compliant Suite of Whirlpool® Appliances Now Available

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool brand is introducing a freestanding range to its growing ADA-compliant* (Americans with Disabilities Act) appliance offering. With more than 150 ADA-compliant Whirlpool brand appliances to choose from, builders have numerous options for creating accessible Whirlpool kitchen appliance suites.

"Whether it's a multi- or single-family, new or remodeled project, Whirlpool brand has the ADA-compliant and universal design-focused appliances to make the kitchen functional for all," said Terri Connett, senior manager of contract marketing and design, Whirlpool Corporation. "The addition of this new Whirlpool range to the brand's lineup of ADA-compliant slide-in and drop-in ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers and other appliances, allows building professionals to create appealing, fully-functional kitchens that are accessible to everyone, including those with limited mobility."

Available in black and white, the 4.8 cu. ft. capacity standard clean freestanding electric coil range (WFE115LX) has an easy-to-clean one-piece steel console. Other features include two 8-inch elements, two 6-inch elements and an EasyView™ extra-large oven window to monitor cooking progress. Additionally, controls on the front of the range feature easier-to-view labeling 48 percent larger than similar Whirlpool brand models.

ADA-compliant appliances, including the new freestanding range, meet accessibility guidelines established by the ADA to make daily activities easier for those with limited mobility. Prime examples include: appliances that have handles, buttons and graphics located on the front, positioned closer to the user; appliances with labeling that is larger for easier visibility; ovens with large windows; and drawer dishwashers.

About Whirlpool Corporation

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Whirlpool Corporation's influence on home and family life has shaped trends in the kitchen, laundry area and beyond. The company strives to exceed expectations with appliances that help building professionals create homes of distinction. Whirlpool Corporation's The Inside Advantage™ Program offers Powerful Brands, Innovative Products, Targeted Services and Market Insight to support building professionals.

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of more than $18 billion in 2010, 71,000 employees, and 66 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world.  The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world.

For more information on Whirlpool Corporation and its offerings for building professionals, please visit insideadvantage.com or call 1-800-952-2537.

*Model meets applicable ADA requirements and must be installed in compliance with current ADA Standards.

SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation



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