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Kenmore  30'' Range Hood

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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Cutout Dimensions: See Installation Guide below product description
Depth (In.): 20 in.
Depth, Chimney: 20 in.
Duct Size: Standard 3-1/4 x 10 in.
Max. Height Above Cooktop: 24 in.
Min. Height Above Cooktop: 18 in.
Overall Width: 30 in.
Product Overview:
Exhaust Method: Ducted & Ductless
General Warranty: 1 year limited
Item Weight (lbs.): 31.7 lbs.
Color:
Color Family: Beige & Bisque
Materials & Finishes:
Grease Filter Material: Aluminum
Hood: Painted steel
Overall Material: Painted steel
Included with Item:
Accessory Venting Included: Damper kit
Controls:
Control Type(s): Slide
Control(s) Location: Front
Power Source:
Maximum Connected Load: 4.5 amps
Ratings: 120 volts
Styling:
Cleanability: Seamless design with minimal edges and parts
Design Look: Designer
Visibility: Hidden when not in use
Cutouts:
Clearance, above Cooktop: Dash for Compares & Unknowns
Width, Opening: Dash for Compares & Unknowns
Venting:
Ductwork Flexibility: 2-way: vertically or horizontally
Ductwork Type: Vertical or horizontal
Pollutant Removal Type: Externally vented (ducted)
Lights:
Cleanability Lights: Open fixture
Number of Lights: 2
Settings: Low or dim (nightlight)
Light Type: Incandescent
Light Visibility: Recessed, visible only under hood
Air Flow & Filtration:
Air Mover Type(s): Internal centrifugal blower(s)
Air Mover(s) Speed: Variable speed
Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM): 360 CFM-vertical/350 CFM- horizontal
Filter Cleaning: Dishwasher-Safe
Grease Filter Style: Removable
Number of Air Movers: 2 internal
Sones (Noise Level) Rating: 5.5 Sones vertical, 6.0 Sones horizontal

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Kenmore — trusted in the homes of more than 100 million Americans.

Deluxe under cabinet range hood. Converts from 3-1/4 in. x 10 in. vertical or horizontal duct to duct-free. Convenient variable speed slide control with blower memory feature that saves last setting. Separate 2 position light switch for "bright" or "night light," accepts two 75W maximum bulbs (not included). Mitered sides and hemmed bottom for easy cleaning, safety and good looks.

  • 30 in. wide, Bisque/Biscuit color. Ducted horizontal or vertical, or duct free
  • Powerful 360 CFM, 5.5 Sones (Vertical ducting); 350 CFM, 6.0 Sones (Horizontal ducting)
  • Variable speed blower control
  • Dual 75W (maximum) lighting with "bright" and "night-light" settings (bulbs not included)
  • 2- washable aluminum grease filters included
  • Mitered sides and hemmed bottom, no sharp edges

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Added on July 26, 2010

 

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12 Reviewers (57.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise11 found this helpful
mike0323
Nov 6 , 2008
Great Product
Previously I had a junky generic recirculating hood. I added the ducts and bought this hood. I needed a range hood that was powerful enough to deal with my six foot duct run with two 90deg angles and a conversion to 6" round ducting. I also really liked the idea of infinitely adjustable fan speed. I always seemed to want a fan speed that wasn't available with my previous range hood. I'm really happy with the results. In the past my entire house would become smoky and eventually the smoke detectors would go off. Now I don't even notice anything in the air and the thing is so much quieter. The two lights work really well too brightening everything up. The infinite speed adjustment wasn't as exciting as I had hoped. It really boils down to 3 speeds. So having one of those 3 position switches might have been more convenient. This hood had the best capability to move air in the price range I was looking at. Pros: +Quiet (Low I don't even notice it when compared to all the other noise in the house, High is louder, but not as loud as my previous one.) I can now listen to the tv while cooking without blasting the volume. +2 intake vents +Easy install +Is able to deal with my longer than normal and convoluted duct run. Cons: -It is bigger than my previous range hood (height and depth)
Criticism8 found this helpful
wytyd27
Jun 16 , 2010
Pretty, yet underpowered and noisy.

First and foremost, I purchased this Kenmore Deluxe Range Hood Model # 5234 to replace my old range hood that finally died after 25 years of service.  I was looking for color (white, since all my appliances are white, and I don't care much for the metal look at all), size (gotta make sure it fits within my cabinetry after all), power, noise and price.

Color:  Looks great, elegant and simple design.  Has an on/off switch for fan, a two setting slider switch for the lights (first setting turns on one bulb, second setting turns on both bulbs), and a slider switch for fan strength (for lighter jobs/cooking I have it set 50%, but for most cooking (2 or more pans, e.g. spaghetti sauce in one pan, spaghetti noodles in the other) I have it set at 100%.

Size:  It fits lengthwise so I'm happy.  The problem I didn't catch is that it is roughly 3"-5" shallower than my old range hood.  Thus, the edge of the range hood stops about 8-10" short from the front two burners, adding a little more distance for the fan to suck steam/smoke from the front burners.

Power/Suction:  Insufficient.  It takes 2-3 times as long as my old one to empty the kitchen of smoke/steam.  That's unacceptable.  The whole purpose is to suck out all the steam and smoke quickly.  It does not do a very efficient job sucking out steam/smoke (contrary to Sears Sales Rep Claims).  I think the lack of suction is due to it using a cylindrical/barrel style of fan, instead of an actual fan located at the end of my cylindrical exhaust (as my old one did).

Noise:  I could be wrong, but I think this may be noiser than my old one that died!  It's quite noiser than I expected (contrary to Sears Sales Rep Claims).  The rep said it ran quiet, but I have to disagree.  Sometimes I wonder if these Reps know anything about the products they sell; do they even get trained or ever get a chance to see how these products work in a real life example?

Price:  Not worth the $210 I spent on it.  Should've been priced closer to $50 due to quality and noise-level.  I'm surprised it's even still selling for $168.  I still find it overpriced, now that I've 2 years experience using it.

Service/Installation/Misc:  Cumbersome, inefficient, and required 2 visits (I bought this 2 years ago...I believe both visits were separate.  First visit to realize they were missing a square to round vent adapter, despite our telling the sales rep up front we have a round vent, and a second visit to physically come back w/the needed parts they didn't have to begin with.

Note:  Be prepared to purchase your two (2) bulbs separately.  It does NOT come with any.  You'd think for $200 they'd throw in 2-4 bulbs as a courtesy for paying so much.

Note:  You may see mention on the descriptions of range hoods of "night light".  All that means is you only turn one light on instead of two.

This is just an aside, but I think the Sears contractor's job was a little messy.  As I've found with many contractors these days they tend to leave a mess of debris and bits and pieces of parts, like tape, screws, snipped off pieces of wire insulation, etc and tend not to pick up after themselves.  Plus, he had some challenges getting my round/cylindrical vent "squeezed"/formed into the round-to-square adapter which was connected to the range hood.  At that connection as well as in one or two areas of cylindrical vent to the roof he had to apply that metallic looking "tape" to seal / close off holes/openings in the vent and had to make a visit to the attic in order to do so.  Kudos to him for going up into the attic to complete it, after I'd requested he do so.  Though I don't know if it's generally part of the job, I think it only makes sense that if you're replacing a range hood that you ensure the path of exhaust is checked out and fixed if it can easily be done on that visit; after all, you wouldn't want exhaust hanging around inside the attic instead of outside, out the roof.

 

dbk1

Mount Horeb, WI

Aug 8 , 2014
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Overall
Great product!

We decided to close off our updraft exterior exhaust because too much cold air was coming in during the winter no matter how tightly the seal was on the exterior vent. We cook ALOT and we were worried that a ventless hood like this would not remove the fumes and odors. But this one does the trick. It takes care of the fumes and odors no problem. It also has enough power to suck up all the caramelized onions we cook with while still being QUIET. When it is going full blast of course the air makes a woosh. But that is the air flowing, not the motor humming. The unit operates very quietly. The stainless steel is very attractive and the installation was very easy because the design is very smart in terms of under cabinet mounting. The motor is VARIABLE SPEED, meaning CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE, not just one or two or three speeds. That is really nice since you can pick exactly the speed you need as well as the sound you want to hear. Also like the dimmer on the light and the fact that you can use ordinary light bulbs. All in all this is a great range hood. More expensive than some of the others, but well worth it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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hectic1

Perkasie, PA

Jan 30 , 2014
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Good basic range hood

Looks nice over our new range. Simple design, has a 2 speed quiet fan that works well. Fairly easy to install.


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Helix

Addison, IL

Jul 17 , 2013
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Poor efficiency, difficult to mount, not enough power

The price of USD 200.00+ is far too high for this quality. We had much trouble mounting it and the other rooms get some of the smell when I'm cooking. It's with one motor but with two sides to suction the air. I guess this was ment with "dual motor". And I beleived them... poor me.


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DjTruth

Hamtramck, MI

Mar 27 , 2013
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Not effective but pretty

This hood was set up to vent outside. Every time I broil steaks unit cannot eliminate smoke my house smoke alarm goes off. Everytime I fry (not Burn) bacon my house smoke alarm goes off. With my former 15 year old Kenmore model this never happened


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mary.lee.

Dansville, NY

Mar 6 , 2013
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Very poor design

The positive reviews influenced me to purchase this hood. It was on line and I didn't view it. It has been installed for one week and it is being replaced today. This hood is very noisy but my main complaint it that the hood gets VERY HOT. I burned myself several times. The bulbs (can use up to 75 watt) are placed forward between the aluminum hood and a plastic bottom shield. This encasement heats the hood. I tried replacing them with 40 watt bulbs - still very hot and needed to be voided at all costs.


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OhForFive

Burke, VA

Dec 19 , 2012
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I love this hood

Our installation vents to the outside so a filter isn't required making it almost maintenance free. The dual lights and variable speed fan are fantastic features.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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monamorris

Souderton, PA

Dec 13 , 2012
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range hood

is very effective in moving air

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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yamini0325

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Palatine, IL

Sep 7 , 2012
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Great Product

I bought this as my old was not powerful enough, It's a great product for the price and I love the black and Steel combination it goes well with the rest of my kenmore appliances.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Laudy18

Cranston, Rhode Island

Apr 10 , 2012
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Like the way it looks

I like this hood, it works well at containing steam and cooking vapors. I also like how it looks, it is simple but looks sophisticated and matches our black appliances. The lights included work well too, they illuminate the area well and eliminate the need for excess background light.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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sam-tlh

Tallahassee, FL

Dec 21 , 2011
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broke - apparently a cheap product - UPDATED

Picked up this range hood (after researching on the internet) on Nov. 9, on Dec. 19, it would not work, either exhaust fan or lights, breaker was tripped in garage panel.  I thought it was an electrical problem, so I called my electrician, who verified installation, breaker was ok, and that power was being supplied to the range hood. So, range hood not exactly a quality product, now I have to wait a few days for the repair person to come (still under warranty, only worked for 6 weeks), and then either repair or replace unit.  I recommend staying far away from this model.

 

UPDATE - 12/23/11 - Repair person came today, apparently when the unit was installed (contractor), they kinked the black power wire under the black metal cover.  The unit worked for a few weeks but the kink eventually caused a short, and tripped the power breaker. Repair person fixed the wire, reinstalled the cover being careful not to kink the wire under it, and the range hood now works again. Took a total of 10 minutes, so a minor repair, apparently not a hardware defect.


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