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Whirlpool - 30" Convertible Range Hood - White

Whirlpool 30" Convertible Range Hood: The 3-speed fan helps remove smoke and odors from your kitchen while the halogen light brightens your food preparation space.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Whirlpool 30" Convertible Range Hood
    • Grease filter

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (86 out of 98)

    Features


    Convertible design for versatility

    Easily connects to ductwork to move air outside or can be set up almost anywhere for non-vented operation using recirculation.

    Hidden vent offers a sleek look

    Plus a removable grease filter provides a safer kitchen and easy cleaning.

    Quiet operation

    The hood's highest speed functions at 7 sones, so it won't disturb family time in the kitchen.

    Brighten your cooking space

    Illuminate the cooking surface below the hood with the included halogen cooktop light.

    Easily control the fan and light

    Push-button controls allow for simple use.

    Eliminate smoke, fumes and odors

    The 3-speed fan controls ventilation flow at 350 cu. ft. per minute.

    FIT system allows for easy installation

    Help eliminate measuring, cutting and filler strips with 3 simple steps for seamless installation.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 98 reviews

    88%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Powerful fan, bright lights, not so good support

      Posted
      Roggabogga
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I bought this to replace a 30+ year old GE Spacemaker. Thankfully, the previous holes in the wall matched up to the rear fan exhaust. Unfortunately, that was the only thing that went smoothly with the installation. Skip down to the pros/cons section if you don't want to read my long tirade! First of all, I should be clear that I have never installed a range hood before. Honestly, the product packaging made it seem like the FIT system made installation a simple three step process (hang brackets, align hood onto brackets, secure brackets) . There were no installation instructions included with the unit. I quickly found if you were to follow just the steps listed on the box, your hood would be dangling at the front! I was able to find a manual on Whirlpool's web site (http://www.whirlpool.com/digitalassets/UXT5230BDS/Installation%20Instruction_EN.pdf) which went into more detail. I did run into some more problems with installation- namely I was having trouble removing the steel punchout for the wiring - it seemed to not be perforated like the other punchouts (like I said, I've never done this before). I contacted Whirlpool's support line and explained my problem. They told me to contact a professional and disconnected. Ugh. Anyway, I eventually was able to remove the punchout although in doing so I damaged the top of the hood (not a huge deal I guess, since it no one will see it anyway). I had to bring in another person to help me mount the hood to the wall. On my first attempt, I didn't hold the hood up enough when I was fiddling with a screw- the hood drooped in the front which bent the rear supporting FIT brackets. Now all that is over, the hood works great. The halogen lights are very bright and are great for illuminating my stovetop. The exhaust fan has three settings - at the lowest setting it is fairly quiet. At the highest setting, it is much louder- not overly loud, but loud enough that you would need to raise your voice a little to talk over it. But it moves a LOT of air! It really does the trick for flushing out cooking smells you don't want lingering (like sauteeing onions!). Pros: Bright lamps Strong fan Lightweight Very sleek in appearance Cons: Lack of installation instructions Need to purchase a power cord separately if you aren't direct wiring If you're an idiot like I apparently am, contact a professional for installation.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Just purchased but wouldn't purchase another one

      Posted
      James

      Just installed it. Whirlpool states the "FIT" design allows one person to install it. That may be true if you get lucky but that's a stretch. I was able to make 3 of the 4 install connections myself but the 4th required a friend to hold the hood while I'll tightened the screw. Very disappointed they included the wrong size charcoal filter (should be 18 inch but the included one is 10 inch) and BestBuy doesn't sell the 18 inch filter so this is going to be an ordeal getting the correct one. I also noticed the box states "Whirlpool" but that name is nowhere on the range hood or anywhere within the instructions which I thought was odd. The two lights work well. The fan has 3 speeds, the 1st is low and quiet, the 2nd is powerful and loud but the typical volume of most range hoods. The 3rd speed is ridiculously powerful and very loud and I can't imagine ever using that speed. The hood seems twice the weight of my previous 20 year old hood but with steel that's to be expected, but again part of the reason it's hard for one person to install it. To be fair if everything goes perfectly you can install it alone, but I wouldn't recommend it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Beautiful

      Posted
      princess
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I simply love my range hood however, since the installer did not check to see if the cabinet next to it will open, it was until after he left that I discovered the problem. AND, it has been a problem ever since since the were to sent another installer to correct the problem but sent the same installer and he refused to make any (and it was a small adjustment). Now I have to wait another week for the reinstall. I amNot happy. Should have been addressed at the first install. Not only is it inconvenient to have wait another week to be able to get into the side cabinet, but I also had to spend numerous hours with my Best Buy associate and, with XPO company trying to get the problem solved. I am most grateful for my Best Buy associate for being there for me and going thru a lot simply to get the install done properly.In my opinion my Best Buy associate is the best, she knows her job and handles it efficiently and is an asset to that store.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Looks good, doesn't move much air

      Posted
      cook

      I have to say that I'm pleased with the appearance of this hood. If you have standard 12" cabinets, it will stick out a bit but it's not unsightly. I was hoping that the fan would be capable of moving a bit more air. The fan in this unit is a turbine type design and these just aren't as effective as centrifugal blowers in other hoods. I would say that if you are just an occasional cook, this is a good hood to clear cooking odors, but if you are cooking on a daily basis, and especially if you brown meat or make roasts that give off large volumes of smoke, a more capable hood would be better. That said, it's a whole lot better than a recirculating hood.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      2nd Whirlpool Hood

      Posted
      Mava
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I purchased a different Whirlpool hood previously that did not work very well. I exchanged it for this Whirlpool hood and it's much better, however I still have some issues with it. When I cook steak or something that will have some smoke it doesn't take care of all the smoke. Eventually my fire alarms go off, but the hoods being made nowadays aren't much better. This hood was better than the other ones that were offered. The ones I did want to purchase were no longer being made, but was still on the site. This was the best I could do.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Powerful & quiet!

      Posted
      HappyHome
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I wanted a Whirlpool range hood to match the other Whirlpool appliances we were purchasing, which meant I only had a few options to choose from. I read the reviews for the Whirlpool range hoods and chose one that was moderately priced, but still powerful and quiet. We are very pleased with the sleek appearance as well as its great operation in our new kitchen. The only thing I would have preferred is LED lights instead of halogen (they are not as energy-efficient and they get hotter.)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Hood

      Posted
      CaryButcher
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      We are very pleased with our purchase here, we looked at many much more expense units as we wanted to make sure we made a purchase we didn't regret. We are are pleased with this. The lighting is nice and bright, covers the our entire cook top brightly. The noise level is good on low, only wish it was a bit quieter on the medium and high settings but I guess that would have cost us $500+

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Whirlpool - 30 Convertible Range Hood - Stainless-

      Posted
      VinceB
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      Purchased this as an open box item. Over all it's nice but I don't know if I would have spent $325 for it at full price. I do like that it can be used with or with out external ventilation. The two 40w halogen lights are crisp and bright. The fan is pretty quite on low and medium. Definitely louder on high, but it moves some serious air. Still sounds pretty solid thought.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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