Kenmore Appliances is a line of household appliances produced by a variety of manufacturers such as Whirlpool Corp, GE, Panasonic, LG, Bosch, Electrolux, and Mabe Mexico, and controlled by Sears Holdings Corporation; the brand is owned by KCD IP, LLC, a special purpose entity created by Sears Holdings for securitization purposes. The brand is sold at all Sears Holdings stores including, Sears, Orchard Supply Hardware, The Great Indoors and, since 2005, at Kmart. The first Kenmore branded product was a washing machine marketed in 1927. The first Kenmore vacuum cleaners were sold in 1932. They are currently manufactured primarily by Panasonic. Kenmore's upscale line of appliances is known as the Elite line. Kenmore also has a professional line of appliances called Kenmore Pro.
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