Utilizing a 2-speed, 225 cfm fan, this Whirlpool UXT4230ADB convertible range hood helps blow smoke and odors out of your kitchen. An incandescent task light promotes clear visibility while you cook, and a FIT system facilitates installation.
The FIT system eliminates measuring, cutting and trim for a perfect fit every time. (Based on typical installation with existing electrical and ventilation connections. Consult a professional installer to ensure your installation complies with code requirements.)
59 dBA (3.0 sones) at Low Speed
Keep noise down in the kitchen with the quiet operation of 68 dBA (6.4 sones) at the hood's highest speed with a recirculation option. (Based on 3.25" x 10" rear outlet.)
Powerful Variable-Speed, 225 CFM Motor Class
Variable speeds provide the right amount of ventilation for every meal you prepare. (Performance varies based on installation. Resources available at aham.org.)
Incandescent lighting makes it easy to see what you’re cooking with bulbs that are inexpensive to replace.
3-1/4" x 10" Damper
By not having to connect to outside air, this hood can be installed almost anywhere, including a condo. Recirculation happens through filters to help keep the air fresh.
This hood meets the Standards for Accessible Design specified by the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide equal access to all.
I returned one and reordered a new one because I thought it was opened. Upon arrival of the new one I felt the same way. There was some type of white powdery residue on the portions that were not covered with the protective peel off. When trying to wipe it off,it just smudged. I decided I wouldn't be happy with stainless steel in a range hood and purchased black in a different brand.
Very easy to install and it comes with all the hardware and a filter. Once installed it looks very nice with all my other appliances. It’s not as quiet as I would of liked but for the price I think it’s a steal! I would recommend it to others.
We updated some of the allpliances in the kitchen and this was a great simple addition. We had a handy man install it and he did find that the fan wasn't properly attached to the motor. It was a quick fix and it's not too loud when running.
I purchased this range hood to replace an old existing whirlpool range hood. It looks good and seems to function well, but the install was not exactly a straight forward process (it never is). I did the install myself and I thought because it was more or less swapping it out for an existing whirlpool range hood it would be pretty simple and in some aspects it was. The size of the unit was identical so it fit perfectly in place of the old unit and I was able to recycle some of the parts from the existing unit like the strain relief and light-bulb (not included with new unit). Its not a top of the line product (as expected for the price), but it suited my needs. That being said I would be somewhat disappointed if I had paid the full retail price of $160. All and all I'm happy with the product. (If you want to know more about my install keep reading below)
My biggest recommendation if your installing this yourself would be to study the install guide/owners manual thoroughly before purchasing this unit to understand exactly what you're getting into. I read a fair amount of bad reviews on this unit that seemed to stem from a lack of understanding of what they were actually buying. Depending on how you plan to vent with this hood (recirculating or vented) there are likely (definitely) extra parts you will need that are not included in the package. These extra parts are all described in the beginning of the owners manual/install guide. I had kind of a unique situation where my existing unit was recirculating, but there was existing duct-work in place to potentially make it vented. One of the main reasons I bought this unit was the fact it could go both ways and if the preferred vented option didn't work for whatever reason I could always just convert it to be recirculating. Luckily for me the existing ducts worked out, so I didn't have to go the recirculating route. If you do go the recirculating route understand that you need to purchase charcoal filters described in the owners manual or it wont function. The ducting is going to be different for every situation, so I wont get into that too much, but one thing that saved me some $ was buying a piece of duct work that transitioned the included square damper to a round duct. They only provide a square damper with the new unit and give you part numbers to buy the circular one separate. I looked up the parts online and they were outrageously expensive everywhere I looked, especially for what they are. Instead I went to the hardware store and found a simple transition piece that cost less than $5, problem solved. Most of the install simply involves following the guide guide exactly (prep, ducting, electical, etc.) The one spot the guide is really lacking in is the actual fastening of the range hood to the cabinet. They describe a FIT system that supposedly makes the install easier, but in my situation it completely failed. It may work fine in other situations, but the problem is if it doesn't they do not describe any other alternative options for mounting (or hardware). Even when first reading the guide it seemed like a very flimsy mounting system and I planned to add more support anyway. The good news is there are a lot of random holes in the top of the unit that I was able to use to mount the hood similar to how my existing unit was mounted. Even if the FIT system works I would highly recommend reinforcing it with some extra hardware. There was not a ton of information out there for my specific situation and the install was a bit of a challenge, so I hope this review will help out another diy'er out there, thanks.
Whirlpool claims that the hood can be installed by ONE person. They LIE! Sure, one person could install it, if that person had THREE hands. Also, removing the protective film is a tedious, frustrating process. The hood fits the 30" space designated, and seems to work OK. It is replacing one of those over-the-range microwave ovens with a vent grill on the underside, which didn't work worth a darn. Because this hood can be installed as a ductless unit, outside venting is not required, but you have to order, and pay extra for, the correct filter to replace the one supplied with the hood.
We bought our first home and are looking to upgrade all appliances, this was my last piece i needed it, and i found a great deal as an open box, it works great and the built is pretty good... I wish the fan was a little quieter but other than that i can’t really complain.
I didn't need good that vented to outside. Just a fan and light. The one thing I didn't like is that the inside of the hood is visible and Whirlpool lined the inside with unseemly stickers. My contractor was able to remove two of them with goo gone.
A:AnswerHi, thanks for the inquiry. Model UXT4230ADW can be vented exterior or recirculating. Hopefully this information is beneficial to you. Thank you for your inquiry regarding our Whirlpool appliances!