KXD4636YSS KitchenAid 36" Retractable Downdraft Hood - Stainless Steel - Reviews

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$1,029.10

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By Home owner

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Great features. Easy to operate. Excellent suction.

 
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Very happy with the product. Excellent suction. Looks pretty. Perfect for daily use. Easy to clean too!


By Jammies

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Looks great but....

 
3.0

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So we purchased this brand new and have used it, not everyday, but for the past 4-6 weeks. We're trying to be good by keeping the filters clean. The last time we took them out, the downdraft descended on its own. No where in the manual does it tell you how to troubleshoot an occurence like that. We called kitchenaid and they sent out a technician. He tried all he could by checking the breaker, and unplugged the unit to get it ro reset. Nothing happened. He in turn ordered a bunch of parts in anticipation of replacing. This was on Saturday, we're waiting for the parts to come in. Like I stated earlier, this was brand new. This shouldn't be happening already. If anything, I should be thrilled it's still under warranty. I hope whatever the technician does, we will never have issues again for at least 10 years!


By Jay

Verified

Looks great. Quiet ,

 
4.0

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Bought about month ago. So far we like it


By MAC

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Nice Looking unit

 
3.0

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The draft is very weak for such a large unit. Everything operates well it just does not remove steam or smoke while cooking


By Geronimo

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Looks cool but not reliable

 
2.0

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Mostly works but had an issue or two, the first fixed under warranty in the first year, the second I recently heard from the repair company the these things are junk. It's a 1.5-2 hour job to remove it and replace the switch that frequently fails. In short, the wow factor is there but the quality/reliability is not.


By Lynn

Awful

 
2.0

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Worked just OK for the most part on high which is very, very loud. Always had to help "lift" the unit to the upright position since day one. Was cleaning it today and pulled the filters when the unit closed on me and I cannot get it to raise back up. Of course it's out of warranty. Would NOT recommend to others.


By Elk Watcher

Verified

Good Purchase

 
4.0

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A definite improvement over my 26 year old builder-installed KitchenAid downdraft system. Sleek looks and MUCH quieter. Not sure any of these downdraft systems are a true replacement for actual vent hoods, but given my kitchen configuration it's all I can have.


By RC

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36' Retractable Downdraft System 600 CFM

 
5.0

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When we opted for an electric cooktop in our new house, we were not aware it came with the downdraft system. But we're very happy with the exhaust system - vents down and out so there are no overhead intrusions. Three speeds, quickly raises and lowers. Relatively quiet - same as an overhead system. We'd do it again!


By Dpeters

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Less than thrilled

 
2.0

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You must always push the button twice to make the unit rise and sometimes three times to make it retract. Not sure why this is. Also the fan is very noisy and doesn't move enough air if you are cooking on the "burners" that are not right beneath the exhaust.


By Football Mom

(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Lousy Brand

 
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I just remodeled my kitchen 18 months ago and purchased ALL kitchenAid applicances stainless Steel. The fridge is rusting and seal is breaking ($2500 purchase) which KitchenAid refuses to do anything about. The downdraft is rusting which is causing it to get stuck and not automatically raise and lower. It started rusting within 9 months of use. This brand is junk and over priced. KitchenAid does not support their products. I will never recommend or purchase this brand.


By PNWGal

Verified

So Cool

 
4.0

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Love that the vents go into the dishwasher. Just wish the unit would go down while the vents are being washed.


By GD

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love the sleek look

 
5.0

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I bought this when I converted my cooktop from electric to gas and needed a downdraft. this is just perfect for the look I wanted on the counter and perfect for the job that it does!


By Terry

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Great Stove

 
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Wonderful stove --I couldn't be more satisfied


By Terry

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OK features

 
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Problems going up and down


By Hoop

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Great features

 
4.0

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We just put this in our new house and it is great. I love that you can just push a button to hide it.


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