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Most Helpful Reviews
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!
West Babylon, NY
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.
Los Angeles, CA
Drexel Hill, PA
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.
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.
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 :(
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.