BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) announced today that nine of the Whirlpool brand's cooking appliances are among the industry's first certified under the Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) Sustainability Standard for Cooking Products. Seven model ranges and two built-in ovens received certification of the standard which was developed by an AHAM task force focused on developing new efficiency standards for 2015. The task force included Whirlpool Corporation among industry experts along with UL Environment, and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group.
"We are proud to extend our commitment and leadership to sustainability by including cooking ranges and ovens," said Maureen Sertich, North America sustainability lead. "Increased energy efficiency has been an important focus at Whirlpool Corporation for more than 40 years. This latest certification is exciting because it means consumers can find laundry, refrigeration and now cooking home appliances that meet the AHAM Sustainability Standards and can have efficient appliances in their home."
Those models among the first to receive certification include:
WOD93EC0AS - Whirlpool Gold® 10 cu. ft. Double Wall Oven with True Convection Cooking System
WFI910H0AS - Whirlpool Gold® 6.2 cu. ft. Capacity Induction Range with True Convection Cooking System
WGI925C0BS - Whirlpool 6.7 Cu Ft Double Oven Electric Range With Induction Cooktop
WOS51EC0AS - Whirlpool® 5.0 cu. ft. Single Wall Oven with extra-large window
WFE710H0AS - Whirlpool Gold® 6.2 cu. ft. Capacity Electric Range with True Convection Cooking System
WEE730H0DS - Whirlpool® 6.2 cu. ft. Front Control Electric Stove with Fan Convection
WFE540H0AS - Whirlpool® 6.2 cu. ft. Capacity Electric Range with AquaLift® Self-Clean Technology
MET8820DS - Maytag Gemini® 6.7 cu. ft. Double Oven Electric Stove with Evenair™ True Convection Cooking System
KSEG700ESS - KitchenAid Architect® Series II 30-Inch 4-Burner Gas Slide-In Range
Whirlpool Corporation opened an office of environmental control in 1970 – and has been an industry leader in sustainable initiatives ever since. A low temperature self-clean system used in select Whirlpool Corporation ovens uses less energy than other types of cleaning methods.
Whirlpool Corporation announced new standard certifications for refrigerators in 2012 and for clothes washers in 2013.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 100,000 employees, and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world in 2014. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht, Indesit and other major brand names in more than 170 countries. Whirlpool earns the trust of consumers every day by helping them make the most of moments that matter. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com or on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation