Experts generally recommend using a vented range hood if at all possible, as recirculating models are far less effective at removing smoke and odors and have no effect at all on heat and steam. However, for those who must use a recirculating fan, the Kenmore 5334 gets reasonably good reviews from users. This 30-inch range hood is nothing fancy to look at, and it offers only the most basic features: a two-speed fan, a single incandescent light and a replaceable charcoal filter to remove odors. Several users gripe that it doesn't even come with a power cord. However, it is very inexpensive, and most users find it easy to install and simple to operate. The Kenmore 5334 comes in black, white and biscuit (or bisque) finishes. Although this model is popular, we found better reviews overall for the Broan Economy 413001 (*Est. $45), which is only slightly more expensive and comes in a much wider range of colors and sizes.
Reviews for the Kenmore 5334 are extremely scarce. Like other ductless range hoods, it has not been included in any professional tests, and because Kenmore appliances are sold only through Sears, Sears.com is our only source of user reviews for this model. Altogether, we found approximately 25 user comments for the Kenmore 5334, spread across three different pages for this model's three colors.
The biscuit or bisque version of the Kenmore 5334 gets the most user reviews at Sears.com, but the white and black versions also receive a handful each. Altogether, this model has about 25 reviews with an overall rating of 4 stars out of 5. Most owners consider this range hood a great value, saying it is attractive and easy to install, with good lighting and simple controls. Users are split over its noise level: several comment that it is quiet, while a few complain that it makes too much noise. Overall, however, we found few complaints about this model.
Review: Kenmore Biscuit or Bisque 30-Inch Range Hood 5334, Contributors to Sears.com