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What kitchen appliance brands originate in Canada?

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Whirlpool Canada LP, Electrolux and Elmira Stove Works all make kitchen appliances in Canada, as of 2015. They manufacture dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, stoves and dryers. In many cases, the only indication that an appliance is made in Canada is the required labeling in both French and English.

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Whirlpool Canada LP is Canada's largest manufacturer of home appliances. In 2014, the company won the Manufacturer of the Year award from Energy Star, a firm that rates appliances for energy efficiency. Some of their appliances carry the Whirlpool name, but others brands include JennAir, KitchenAid, Maytag and Amana, as of 2015.

Electrolux makes different types of stoves, including induction, electric, natural gas and dual-fuel models. The latter stove combines gas with convection oven technology. Electrolux sells under its own brand name, but the plant also makes some products for Frigidaire, General Electric, Kelvinator, White/Westinghouse and Beaumark. The latter is a General Electric brand sold at The Bay, an upscale department store chain with outlets across Canada, as of 2015.

Elmira Stove Works is a privately owned manufacturer that specializes in retro-style appliances. Based in Ontario, all of its products are sold under the Elmira brand. They make everything from wood-burning stoves to refrigerators and microwaves, all with an antique look.

W.C. Wood Company closed its doors in 2009, but it is still possible to find its appliances on the second-hand market. Opening in 1930, they manufactured refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and all-in-one compact kitchens.

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