Amana Brand History:
80+ Years of Innovation
Amana brand has a rich history of creating appliances that changed the
American household. From the first side-by-side refrigerator to the first consumer-friendly countertop
microwave — we’ve always made sure that when it comes to hassle-free living, our customers always
Scroll through each year to experience each of the brand’s milestones.
Amana brand is founded by George Foerstner in Middle Amana, Iowa.
Manufactured the first DeepFreeze® upright freezer for the home.
Introduced the first side-by-side refrigerator.
The first to patent a self-defrost refrigerator.
Introduced the first bottom-freezer refrigerator.
Brought the first consumer microwave to the market — the Radarange® microwave.
Introduced the first 24-inch-deep freestanding refrigerator.
Introduced the first clothes dryer with a stainless steel drum.
First refrigerator with The Messenger™ built-in messaging center.
The first in the U.S. to introduce antimicrobial component protection in top-load washers.
Brought Jot® refrigerator to market, the first refrigerator with a dry-erase surface.
Partnership with Thom Filicia launched a series of colorful refrigerators.
Amana brand introduces hung-strut suspension, making upper-floor installation possible for front-load laundry pairs.
New, streamlined logo unveiled to reinforce simplicity, quality and value.