The Whirlpool Glass Island WVI75UC6DS Range Hood is a stylish and modern hood to install over an island cooktop. This ducted island range hood has a glass canopy and stainless steel chimney to give it a modern design.
This range hood benefits from an automatic night light feature, and also has glass edge LED lights. Because of its sleek design and powerful fan, this range hood isn't the cheapest.
To compare prices and see what we thought of each model, check out our guide to the best range hoods.
Whirlpool Glass Island WVI75UC6DS Range Hood: Features
The Whirlpool Glass Island WVI75UC6DS Range Hood's LED task lighting system automatically turns on when your kitchen lights are turned off. This creates an automatic nightlight for your home. LEDs also operate at a higher efficiency than halogen or even fluorescent lights, and they last quite a bit longer as well.
The range hood looks sleek and stylish and is finished partially in glass. While the glass does look great, it can be prone to showing smears and marks and may require a bit more cleaning than a stainless steel range hood.
The internal fan circulates air at 400 CFM and has three adjustable speeds. A 400 CFM puts this range hood among the most powerful we reviewed and another benefit is if the optional Quiet Partner kit is installed in the attic, it reduces the fan noise to even lower than its standard 62 dB level.
The Whirlpool Glass Island WVI75UC6DS hood's venting technology focuses on specific cooking zones while in operation and you have the option to install this range hood as a recirculating model, or non-vented, hood, but you must purchase the recirculation kit separately.
An additional benefit of this range hood is that you can remove the aluminum grease filter and put it in the dishwasher for convenient maintenance.
If you choose to install the Whirlpool Glass Island WVI75UC6DS as a non-ducted range hood, you can get replacement charcoal filters from the manufacturer. A six-month replacement cycle for the filters is recommended.
Whirlpool Glass Island WVI75UC6DS Range Hood: What you need to know
The overall dimensions are 36 x 25 3/16 x 33 1/4 inches and the manufacturer provides a one-year warranty, which is a little short when you're paying over $1,000. You should read the location requirements provided in the owner's manual prior to purchase to ensure that your kitchen specs are appropriate for this appliance.
As a general rule, a stainless steel range hood needs to extend at least three inches on either side of the stovetop to be effective. Note also that the venting system must terminate outdoors, and not just into the ceiling or attic.
It's worthing noting, though, that you should consult a licensed HVAC contractor to confirm your local makeup air requirements prior to installation. In case your home ceiling is higher than 9-feet, a chimney extension kit is available from Whirlpool.
Should you buy the Whirlpool Glass Island WVI75UC6DS Range Hood?
The Whirlpool Glass Island Kitchen Hood is designed for a modern kitchen. The automatic LEDs kick on when the kitchen lights go off. The glass canopy reduces smoke and also provides a flash of style. The hood can be completely ducted outdoors or used as a recirculating vent. If you use the latter option, you can purchase a recirculation kit from the manufacturer.
If you want a statement piece for your kitchen, the Whirlpool Glass Island WVI75UC6DS range hood will definitely deliver.