The Kenmore 5030 is part of the range hood
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, range hood
models like the 5030 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Smoke is how well hoods contain and exhaust fumes.
Volume is how quickly models exchange air.
Noise is based mainly on the low-speed fan setting.
About This Brand
The majority of the Kenmore's products are in the under-cabinet and wall-chimney configurations, with some downdraft models. Most models are in the low to midrange price categories; the Elite line features more-expensive models. You'll find Kenmore range hoods at Sears and Kmart stores.
Features & Specs - Kenmore 5030
Number of fan speeds Under number of fan speeds, V means continuously variable speed.
Number of fan speeds
Hood height (in.) Hood height is how far the hood extends below the cabinet bottom or first duct connection.
Hood height (in.)
Number of light settings The number of light settings available.
Number of light settings
Stainless steel available Indicates models that are available in stainless steel.
Stainless steel available
Thermostat control Thermostat control indicates model has a built-in temperature sensor that will automatically turn on fan if temperature below hood gets too high.
Exhaust timer An exhaust timer will turn off fan after a set period of time.
Ductless Ductless indicates a model where the exhaust can be directed back into the kitchen. While we do not recommend this type of installation, exterior venting may not be an option in all applications. In these cases, the hood mainly directs steam, heat and smoke away from the stove top. Its main filters may still trap oil and grease droplets dispersed into the air above the stove and in most cases an optional carbon filter is available to try to reduce odors.
I got this hood about 2 years ago. The contractor installed it and my husband cleans it, so I cannot comment on those aspects of this hood. I like it because it manages to really help with diminishing the smell of fishy fish. We like to grill fish pretty regularly, and this hood helps more than any other I have had in the past. There is still a fish smell, but it does not overwhelm our house like it did with other hoods.