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Under-Cabinet Ventilation Systems offer 3-step installation.

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April 3, 2014 - Under-cabinet hoods include 3-step Flex Install System (FIT System), which eliminates need for measuring and cutting, and can be installed by one person in ~10 min. Available in white, black, and stainless finishes, hoods integrate into new and existing kitchens and come in 30 and 36 in. models that can be installed vented or unvented.

Whirlpool Corp.

2000 N. M-63, Benton Harbor, MI, 49022-2692, USA

Original Press Release

Industry-Exclusive FIT System by Whirlpool Corporation Simplifies Hood Installation

Press release date: March 26, 2014

New Under-Cabinet Ventilation Products Can Be Installed In As Little As 10 Minutes

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – Range hood installations just got easier and more cost effective with the introduction of under-cabinet ventilation systems from Whirlpool Corporation that include the industry-exclusive Flex Install System (FIT System).

Designed to reduce labor costs for professionals, Whirlpool Corporation hoods with the FIT System require no measuring or cutting and can be installed by one person in about 10 minutes.

“Traditional under-cabinet hoods, which can take 30 minutes or more for two people to install, cost contractors time and money and can impact remodeling and new build appliance installation times,” said Bob Bergeth, general manager, builder sales at Whirlpool Corporation. “Our new FIT System range hoods mediate those problems with both new and retro-fit installations. In just three easy steps, one contractor can install a FIT System hood by themselves, without having to measure for filler strips and electrical location placement.”

FIT System range hoods can be installed using a quick and easy three-step process:

1. Attach the FIT brackets and prep electrical connections;
2. Position the hood and attach it to the cabinet; and,
3. Complete the electrical connection.

To watch a video demonstrating the installation process, visit http://youtu.be/4Gjhxl7URLY

Available in white, black and stainless finishes, FIT System hoods integrate easily into both new and existing kitchens. Both 30-inch and 36-inch hood models offer modern styling with quiet yet powerful operation and can be installed vented or unvented.

Additional information on the new under-cabinet ventilation products with FIT System technology, including installation videos, spec sheets and downloadable documents, can be found at whirlpoolcorp.com/fitsystem. To learn more about Whirlpool Corporation’s builder and contract channel solutions, including how Whirlpool helps builders nationwide grow their businesses, visit InsideAdvantage.com.

ABOUT WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2013, 69,000 employees, and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world.  Additional information about the company can be found at www.whirlpoolcorp.com.

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