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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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      hammertown
      Jul 27 , 2010
      Kenmore 30" Updraft Range Hood 5261 is a ripoff

      I bought this electric range hood from Sears.  I was quite disappointed with their customer service.  After I bought it I found out I needed to buy a filter for non-ducted installation.  No one at Sears told me I needed to buy a filter.  I went back to Sears the next day and a salesman pointed out to me the filters I needed.  It turned out the filters were the wrong ones and didn't even fit my Kenmore hood.  I went back a third time only to find out Sears does not carry the filter I needed and was told to call a 1-800 #.   After calling Sears, the filters cost me a total of&******** plus two 50 watt Halogen lights which were not included.  They were priced at Sears for $19.99 each.  I ended buying them at ******* for $7.50 each.  So don't be fooled, you'll need to add $75 to the $155 sales price.  Oh, and by the way, did I mention $120 you need to get it installed.  What a huge ripoff!!!!!

       

      DawnieHi

      Kailua Kona, HI

      Jan 16 , 2015
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      I buy ALL of my appliances through Sears! The prices are great!

      I recently purchased another range hood 2nd one for my mother in law because this product is beautiful and works perfect. The price is right and I recommend this product because it works very well. I will be purchasing another one soon for a rental home as well.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      dabears83

      Gilbert, AZ

      Jan 14 , 2015
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      Great product

      Great buy for your money. Good deal. Easy to install. Looks sharp and matches well with the ken more appliances we bought as we'll would recommend to a friend.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Jan 9 , 2015
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      Range Updraft Vent

      One of the best range hood vents purchased over the years. Sleek design and extremely quiet during operation. I also like the night light option; low light yet bright enough to illuminate the nearby area. Great choice after returning the lower grades option. Extremely satisfied with this purchase.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      plemson

      Arcanum, OH

      Nov 13 , 2014
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      Well worth the money

      Excellent stove hood, great features and quiet for the price

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Oct 27 , 2014
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      nice range hood

      nice and sleek. very quite.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      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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