Home Depot rejected my first review because they'd like to not be responsible so let's code this ...
March 25, 2020
Home Depot rejected my first review because they'd like to not be responsible so let's code this differently.
This literally is the most expensive hood vent sold in store at Home Depot. Item arrived with no damage to packaging. Once opened, the top packaging insert was removed to reveal the push button controls were pushed inside the unit. I had read other complaints about this and one that said the button pushed several months after installation never retracted. You would think that with this product sold under the white labeled name of Whirlpool and Maytag, two iconic American brands, would have better quality control. I called the Home Depot appliance line and waited 45 minutes on hold for the customer service representative to tell me they cannot confirm with the manufacturer when another unit can ship. She indicated she will call back once she knows. 48 hours still no answer. I am about to call again just to have the unit refunded and they can come get it. I will move on to another brand.
Great looking item that fit my space exactly. It is **very** heavy (two people are required to install). My unit arrived with a dead motor but Maytag sent a repair guy out who replaced the part. I don’t think it’s as noisy as others have reported, but lights get very HOT.
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Too much grease build up
March 13, 2017
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This one doesn't come with filters. Everytime you want to clean, you have to remove the fan cover and clean. Grease builds up and very difficult to clean. Looking to replace it already.
This unit replaced an over-the-range microwave, and therefore a deep space. I therefore selected this hood in part because of its ability to fill a deep space better than one of the 5-inch deep hoods. I also chose this unit for its sleek look and for its simplicity of features. It looks great and is overall quiet (don't ever use high speed 3 -- it will vacuum the hair from your head). The big issue that I had with this hood was that it was shipped without the grease filters, and the product manual provided no part numbers whatsoever, so I did not have a clue what to ask for when contacting Home Depot. To HD's credit, they worked with me to contact the manufacturer (this is actually a Whirlpool unit with the Maytag name) in order to get the grease filters shipped to me ASAP.
We have had this range hood for a year and couldn't be happier. We upgraded our appliances after 21 years of use. Our KitchenAid dishwasher sprung a leak after 21 years so we replaced it with another KitchenAid, then decided to replace our Whrilpool range of the same age. Both new ones were SS so we had to change the Almond range hood to SS so it would match, This range hood is easy to clean with the Whirlpool SS cleaner. The lighting is excellent and the fan works very well. We mostly use the low setting because the others aren't needed. The one thing i would recommend is to get the charcoal filters for the inside fans to reduce food odors. I still haven't bought mine but i do recommend it. Great product.