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29 Reviewers (78.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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happybaker
Apr 11 , 2007
Nice!
This replaced my 30+ year old vented hood. My old hood never worked well 15 years ago when we bought the house, but it moved some air. My wife liked this hood because of the wrap around design from the top to the underside. It will be easy to keep clean, unlike cheaper models, or our old one. I liked it because it moves 200 cfm and is rated as being quiet. I have a 5 inch tv on the counter next to my stove. I spend a lot of time cooking for our family and it is hard to hear Judge Alex over a loud exhaust fan. This one is much more quiet. I can hear the tv fine, and talk on the phone as well. I am very satified. We have not had it long, so I am not sure of the durability yet. If it breaks, I will let everyone know. It was money well spent. It was easy to install too. I never installed one before, and it went in smoothly.
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SherylsReview
Jul 20 , 2013
Defective wiring?
In about 18 months, this product started eating through light bulbs and now neither of the lights will work even with a brand new expensive bulb. I think the wiring is defective, but it is conveniently out of warranty. I will not have it replaced, but look for a better quality product. I have owned many many Kenmore products for the last 28 years of marriage and used to love them. Their quality has dramatically declined over the last 10 years or so. If you buy this product, add the extended warranty and don't let it expire :(
 
Jun 20 , 2014
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Excellent Purchase

I shopped several websites looking for a range hood that I liked. When I saw this one online I went into my local Sears stores to see it in person. It was just what I wanted so I purchased it for my kitchen. I love it!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jel2

West Babylon, NY

Apr 25 , 2014
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This range hood is great

removes odors quickly, n.ot too noisy

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Gar24

Danville, VA

Apr 17 , 2014
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Exactly what I wanted

Looks great, light is bright and fan isn't loud!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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NJGrandma3

Oradell, NJ

Mar 29 , 2014
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Nice range hood

After having a microwave with exhaust fan this is a nice change as it is quieter that the micro with fan and much stronger. The stainless is easy to clean and the filters are much larger than the ones on the microwave ovens with the fan.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rosie714

Springfield, VA

Mar 7 , 2014
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Loved IT

Very powerful, and very sleek

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rhungs

Honolulu, HI

Feb 9 , 2014
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It matches the cabinet color .

It was easy to install.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ahtel

Los Angeles, CA

Jan 30 , 2014
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Kenmore Stainless Steel Range Hood

We love it. It looks beautiful in our kitchen.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Brian1964

Drexel Hill, PA

Jan 29 , 2014
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In with the new!

Bought to replace the aging and much greasy old one as we also bought our first double oven and this model was all that we need at a fair cost at our Sears store. Well liked and well built.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dec 26 , 2013
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Out with the old.....

love the sleek design & the quietness of the fan!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mamereboo

Waveland, MS

Dec 9 , 2013
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Great little hood.

It was easy to install. We just had to do a few tweaks; but, it works great. The light is just the right amount of brightness and the fan takes care of smoke and most odors.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 25 , 2013
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30" Updraft Range Hood

I have bought this item before and it is a very good product.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Neovo

Ruthven, IA

Sep 1 , 2013
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Awesome product

I purchased thois very item a few yrs ago. Now we are moving into another home and I purchased the 2d one for this home.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jul 20 , 2013
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Defective wiring?

In about 18 months, this product started eating through light bulbs and now neither of the lights will work even with a brand new expensive bulb. I think the wiring is defective, but it is conveniently out of warranty. I will not have it replaced, but look for a better quality product. I have owned many many Kenmore products for the last 28 years of marriage and used to love them. Their quality has dramatically declined over the last 10 years or so. If you buy this product, add the extended warranty and don't let it expire :(


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nosepam

Longmeadow, MA

Jul 10 , 2013
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Works fine, difficult to install with pre-existing duct work

Halogen bulbs designed for the unit are bright but expensive at $20 each. Fan has good airflow. Installation was very difficult because the outflow duct needs to fit inside existing house duct. Lining it up simultaneous with lining up the wiring made it a real struggle.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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oldyellowhair

Cerritos, CA

Jun 12 , 2013
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I don't know what this means

It's a stainless steel kenmore range hood. Motor noise is not to loud even in high speed mode. The filters are easy to service. The assembly and installatiion was straight forward and easy to understand. I installed it. I would buy this model again.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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KoloheBill

Princeville, HI

Nov 20 , 2012
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Good Product - Poor Packaging

I like this item and its performance and appearence. Package was missing parts and we were not informed we would have to purchase additional filters at the time of npurchase.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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corvette1977

Columbia, MD

Nov 16 , 2012
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disappointed

After 5 years, the fan broke.


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RER

Owego, NY

Oct 4 , 2012
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missing

since this unit requires special light bulbs they should be included. We were not informed at the time of purchase that they were not included; therefore it was necessary for us to make a special trip just to purchase the bulbs.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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AProudHick

Rochester, NY

May 22 , 2012
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Love the fan, lights good, love extra visibility

I went with this model because I hoped the "upswoop" design of the front would give me better visibility over the standard "hat brim" style - and it did. I like not having to stoop to see into pots and pans on the back burners. Fan works great. It is extremely quiet on the low setting and moves a lot of air on high. We connected the 7" circular vent that adapts down to a 6" duct. That moves so much more air than our old hood with the 3x10 rectangular vent. One small complaint is that the low light setting isn't as low as we'd like. Our old range hood had infinite light level settings, so we used it very low as a night light. Both settings are practical for cooking though, so that doesn't affect the rating. The reason it lost a star is that there is a gap in the metal on both sides that is very obvious and very irritating. I don't know if it was like that before I disassembled and reassembled it to convert it to a ducted hood, but it's there now. I am going to caulk it just so it's not a black line that draws my eye every time I walk by it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SUTTON1234

Asheville, NC

May 4 , 2012
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The Kenmore range hood is quite and poweful

The range hood is quite and provides plenty of light over the stove. It is the best range hood I have ever had over a stove.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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moscow1917

Alexandria, VA

Dec 21 , 2011
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Kenmore 30&#34 Updraft Range Hood 5261

It looks so great with Nite light during night time and High light during cook time. Good thing that Ranger Hood is'nt require have duct for fan. But it has either with or without duct.


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kaylaz83

Wichita, KS

Sep 26 , 2011
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Love it!

My sister got a hood from sears that was a little cheaper than this one and it is horrible. This one looks nice and  I like that there are different setting for the lights and fan.


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vergugil

Durham, NC

Aug 5 , 2011
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Kenmore 30" Updraft Range Hood

Replacement of old worn out hood.  Color chosen so that ease of matching would be done.  Nice unit and installer was very good.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jennyben

Charlottesville, VA

Jan 21 , 2011
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lights not in right area, too hot

The lights on this model only really light up the front of the stove. The back burners get less light, and the halogen bulbs burn really hot. I wonder if this could be a fire hazard. Other than that, the hood is very attractive and seems to move the air well. Since I just had it installed, I will have to see how it works when I am cooking.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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neilkn

Yorba Linda, CA

Nov 7 , 2010
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The Kenmore 5261 Updraft Range Hood is perfect for our home.

We purchased the Sears Kenmore 5261 Updraft Range Hood to compliment our new Kenmore range. As our old set was bisque, we had to replace our range hood when we bought a new range. We had compared the very similar Kenmore Elite and this model. As we do not have outside venting and cannot add such to our condo, the 5261 fit the bill for us. It was quite easy to set up and mount, especially due to the keyed mounting holes allowing you to install the screws first. Wiring was a simple matter of connecting white to white and black to black with wire nuts, and screwing the green ground to the body. Once wired, we just lifted it and slid it onto the screws and tightened them the rest of the way. We have seen other hoods that had just holes without the keys, including the one we removed. Those keyed holes make a big difference.

Once mounted, and bulbs screwed in place, it was ready to go. We purchased the charcoal filters as we were using it unvented. The unit is very quiet on Low speed. A bit louder, but not annoying so, on High speed, it moved quite a bit of air. The fan inside is quite large and does an excellent job of passing air through the filters. It is a high quality product with no sharp edges, well designed, and enhances the appearance of our kitchen.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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