Amana is a name that has been around for over half a cen­tury, first started in 1934 as The Elec­tri­cal Equip­ment Cor­po­ra­tion. Amana was well known for man­u­fac­tur­ing the very first stand-up freezer for the home in 1947. They are also famous for intro­duc­ing the microwave oven to the con­sumer with their Radarange  model. It is cur­rently owned by Whirlpool Cor­po­ra­tion, and is offered as a no-frills appli­ance with oper­a­tion and ser­vice in mind.