If you've ever used a blender, you can thank Fred Waring, inventor of the "blendor" or, as he first called it "the disintegrating mixer." That was back in 1936. Since then, he has changed the name to blender and established Waring, a global company that proudly makes professional-quality kitchen products. The company has two product divisions: Waring Pro and a commercial division. In recent years, Waring Pro has broadened its market reach with everything from deep fryers and waffle makers to wine chillers and food dehydrators.