Whirlpool Heats Up Cooking Ratings

                      Whirlpool Heats Up Cooking Ratings

Cooking Innovation Leads to Top Ratings for Whirlpool, Maytag and KitchenAid

PR Newswire

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 3, 2013

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Whirlpool Corporation's
(NYSE: WHR) commitment to innovation in its cooking productswas recognized
with numerous top ratings from a leading consumer magazine. The company
received No. 1 ratings in both the 30-inch and 36-inch electric smoothtop
categories, and took the top five spots in the wall oven category.

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"This type of recognition demonstrates the value of our ongoing investments in
innovation, design and U.S. manufacturing," said Marc Bitzer, president of
Whirlpool Corporation's North America region.

During the past 101 years Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading
manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, has introduced cooking
innovations that have improved the way consumers prepare meals. These
innovations are a direct result of the company's investments in its U.S.
operations. Earlier this year the company opened a $200 million, one million
square foot state-of-the art manufacturing plant and 400,000 square foot
distribution center in Cleveland, Tenn., demonstrating its commitment to
delivering the world's most innovative cooking products.

Several Whirlpool Corporation brands -- including Whirlpool, Maytag and
KitchenAid -- were recognized as top cooking products:

  oThe company swept the top five spots in the wall oven category with the
    No. 1 Whirlpool (WOS92EC0AH), Maytag (MEW9530AW), KitchenAid (KEBS109BWW),
    Whirlpool (WOS51EC0AS) and Maytag (MEW7530AW) respectively.
  oMaytag brand took the top two spots in the 36-inch electric smoothtop
    category with No. 1 Maytag (MEC7536W) and Maytag (MEC7636W).
  oKitchenAid took the No. 1 spot in the 30-inch smoothtop category with the
    KitchenAid (KECC604BBL), while Maytag took the next two spots with Maytag
    (MEC7430WS) and Maytag (G7CE3034XP).

Whirlpool Corporation has been building top quality, innovative appliances in
the United States for more than a century. Todaythe companyemploys more U.S.
workers than all of its major competitors combined. As a result, eighty
percent of the products the company sells in the U.S. are made in the U.S.

About Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of
major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2011,
68,000 employees, and 65 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. Additional information about the
company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com.

SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation

Website: http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com
Contact: Monica Teague, Whirlpool Corporation, +1-269-923-7405,
media@whirlpool.com; or Melissa Vigue, Peppercomm for Whirlpool,
+1-212-931-6165, mvigue@peppercomm.com
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