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Knie Appliance & TV Inc. is a family owned and operated business established by Charles & Eileen Knie in 1946, in Polo, IL. The business operated out of a single car garage providing Appliance Sales and Service and radio repair. Eventually Charles Knie, himself, began building a new store (that’s right… from the laying of the cement blocks, to the plumbing and wiring of the building!) to provide more space for all the emerging products entering the market. Products which to us today seem ordinary, but at the time, were unheard of: Home ‘Stereo’ equipment, Color TVs, Dishwashers, Microwave Ovens… well you get the idea!

As the Knie family grew, so did the business. In 1973, the Knie Family opened their first store in downtown Sterling, IL. After 30 years at that location, the business moved to their current location, 3614 East Lincolnway, Sterling, IL. This new and much larger facility allowed Knies the ability to offer a greater selection of products. In addition to the Appliances and Electronics already being sold, Living Room Furniture and an expanded line of Mattresses were added.

The Sterling Superstore was doubled in size again, in 2006 with the addition of Ashley Furniture HomeStore. The complete line of Ashley Furniture and home accessories was added to an already impressive line of products including: Appliance from KitchenAid, Maytag, Whirlpool, Amana, Sharp, Bosch, GE, Haier, Samsung, Frigidaire and Danby; Mattresses from Beautyrest, Icomfort, Tempur-Pedic and Ashley Sleep; Furniture from Ashley and England; and Electronics from Sony, LG and Samsung. Knie's is truly a 'one stop' shopping experience! With just one stop, you can furnish your entire home with new Appliances, Mattresses, Furniture and Home Accent Accessories!

The Knie family business now has its second and third generation of family members working hard to provide you with the latest products at the lowest possible price. Knies even service everything they sell with their own in-house staff of factory trained technicians. Join the thousands of satisfied customers who consider Knies to be a part of their everyday lives as well!


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Welcome to our website! As we have the ability to list over one million items on our website (our selection changes all of the time), it is not feasible for a company our size to record and playback the descriptions on every item on our website. However, if you are an American with a disability we are here to help you. Please call our disability services phone line at (815) 626-5631 during regular business hours and one of our kind and friendly personal shoppers will help you navigate through our website, help conduct advanced searches, help you choose the item you are looking for with the specifications you are seeking, read you the specifications of any item and consult with you about the products themselves. There is no charge for the help of this personal shopper for any American with a disability. Finally, your personal shopper will explain our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, and help you place an order if you so desire.