I purchased a Kenmore cooktop, this range hood, and a Kenmore dishwasher at Sears during a recent sale. After the install, I was very dissapointed to find the fan switch was defective. I called Sears, and a service man came out to confirm the bad switch. A new switch was ordered and sent out to my house, and a second service call was scheduled to install the replacement (about 2 weeks total). On the upside, the unit appears to be well made other than the controls. I like the way it extends over the front of the cooktop, and the fan runs fairly quiet with good power.
I selected this model in part because dimensionally it generally matched my old kenmore hood. The installation was reasonably easy. At a certain low speed my old hood fan, even when new, would go into resonance and tend to rattle the wall. This fan runs smoothly at all speeds. The back panel, fan cover, and top of the hood are not stainless steel.
I had this range hood for 15 years and the switch to the light broke. Went to sears store and did not like the models on display. Went home, went online and on the last page of range hoods there was my old hood. So, they still sell it so I ordered it and hope it works and lasts as long as my first one. I really liked my old hood. It was easy to clean, it was fairly quiet on high speed, it had a night light. The new hoods have vents on the top which will collect grease and will be hard to clean. I did notice when picking up the hood it had an inch of dust on top of the box so obviously this was siting around for a long, long time in a warehouse just waiting for someone like me to buy it. Yes, I would recommend this hood. I was very happy with the first one and that is why I am buying the same one again.
We like the variable speed fan and the high/low light. Easy to clean. Adequate for our kitchen.
I selected this model in part because dimensionally it generally matched my old Nutone hood. The installation was reasonably easy. At a certain low speed my old hood fan, even when new, would go into resonance and tend to rattle the wall. This fan runs smoothly at all speeds. The back panel, fan cover, and top of the hood are not stainless steel.
<p>very good preformance except after years motor starting squealing needs better controls - recomended as will give years service and replaced with like model</p>