When people think of Whirlpool, they think of quality appliances. That's not surprising, since it's the largest maker of home appliances in the world. The company has helped millions of Americans wash and dry their clothes, keep their food cool until it's ready to be cooked (and then cook it to perfection), and much more. Whirlpool's innovations in washer dryer technology have been especially fun to watch in recent years, with their Cabrio, Calypso, and Duet models both satisfying customers and spawning imitators. Genuine Whirlpool parts make their appliances last year after year -- no doubt a big reason why Forbes magazine has consistently named it as one of the most reputable companies in the U.S.