Jenn-Air was founded in 1947 by Louis Jenn in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company originally began making industrial, then consumer fans, but today is one of the largest manufacturers of household appliances in the world.
The company invented a cook top range with a fan that brought hot air and grease fumes up into an outside flu in 1961. After this, the company expanded its product line to include many other kitchen appliances including microwave ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves and stove tops, as well as small appliances, such as blenders and mixers, even outdoor grills.
As of 2006, the company operates as a subsidiary of Whirlpool. Headquarters are located in Benton Harbor, Michigan, with manufacturing plants located in several US states.