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A Broan® EVOLUTION Range Hood Can Change Your Kitchen's Environment in One Simple Step – Replacing a Range Hood is Easier Than You Think!

Hartford, Wis., October 4, 2010 – With the winter months ahead, windows are being shut, the grill is being put away and families are gathering in the kitchen to be together – especially for the holidays. There is no better time than now, with October being National Kitchen and Bath Month, to make a kitchen upgrade. If a whole kitchen remodel is not in your budget, a simple Saturday afternoon range hood replacement may be just what you need to not only make the kitchen more inviting, but to enhance your cooking experience.

The range hood is the primary source of kitchen ventilation and is a much easier replacement than you may think. For as little as $200 and a few hours of your time, you can dramatically change the overall environment of the kitchen with a new range hood and get a whole lot for a small investment. If you are frustrated with an outdated under-cabinet hood or an over-the-range microwave ventilation system that doesn't effectively exhaust the odors and smoke from the kitchen or has poor lighting, Broan® has a solution that will truly make a difference in your overall cooking experience.

"With the new Broan EVOLUTION™ Series, we wanted to exceed expectations with regards to how a range hood can change the way one cooks and, at the same time, make the kitchen a more inviting place to be for the cook and for family and friends," says Brian Wellnitz, marketing manager, kitchen ventilation, Broan-NuTone®. "As the leader in residential ventilation, we have taken our industry knowledge and research and developed a range hood that truly responds to what consumers have told us they want and need."

According to Wellnitz, the range hood does more than just provide ventilation. Broan has done extensive research to learn that consumers want more from their range hood than just superior ventilation – superior lighting is also a sought after feature. The new Broan EVOLUTION Series of under-cabinet range hoods has enhanced lighting output with four halogen lights specially designed to direct light to the cooking surface doubling the effective illumination and allowing homeowners to enjoy a superior view of their culinary efforts. Additionally, it has an automatic light sensor for nighttime safety – eliminating potential bumps and bruises when satisfying a midnight snack craving.

Also the quietest hoods in their class, this series has the quietest operation at normal operating speed, making them virtually silent. If you are operating your old range hood on high all of the time to get the exhaust you desire, this may be an indication that the wrong hood was installed and you should seriously consider replacing it – and find out what you were missing!

The Broan EVOLUTION Series offers consumers three models to choose from – the QP1, QP2 and QP3. This tiered approach provides the flexibility for various budgets without sacrificing key improvements. Each model features enhanced lighting output and an improved capture effectiveness credited to an active filtration area that is up to 40 percent larger than those of other range hoods in the same class. In addition, a sloped bottom design funnels smoke, odor and moisture into the filters. Smooth surfaces and a fully-enclosed bottom reduce grease buildup and easy-to-release, dishwasher-safe filters allow for easy, less frequent cleaning. And, with a 40 percent sound reduction, the EVOLUTION Series is clearly the next step in range hood development.

The new Broan® EVOLUTION™QP1 Series range hood is ideal for consumers who want understated elegance. This option is the quietest hood in its class and offers more power than comparable under-cabinet hoods, bright working light and dishwasher-safe filters with antimicrobial protection.

Additional features of the EVOLUTION QP1 include:

  • Brushed Stainless Steel, Black or White finishes
  • 30-, 36- and 42-inch widths
  • Quiet 0.8 Sones at normal speed, and 5.0 Sones at high speed
  • 120 CFM at low speed, 300 CFM at high speed (42-inch widths feature 100 CFM at low speed and 300 CFM at high speed)
  • Easy-to-clean, fully-enclosed underside
  • Dishwasher-safe, quick latch aluminum mid-mesh filters with antimicrobial coating
  • Simple, two-speed blower and lighting controls
  • Four Halogen MR16/GU10 35W lamps (bulbs not included)
  • Two-level light settings

The new Broan® EVOLUTION™QP2 Series of range hoods provides control, power and lighting in four attractive finishes. The sealed flush mount control panel cleans easily and features simple LED indicators for lighting and blower control.

Additional features of the EVOLUTION QP2 include:

  • Brushed Stainless Steel, Black, White or Bisque finishes
  • 30-, 36- and 42-inch widths
  • Very quiet 0.6 Sones at normal speed, and 5.0 Sones at high speed
  • 100 CFM at low speed, 350 CFM at high speed
  • Easy-to-clean, fully-enclosed non-stick bottom pan
  • Dishwasher-safe, quick latch aluminum micro-mesh filters with antimicrobial coating
  • Soft-touch, control panel for lighting and blower control with green LED indicators
  • Four Halogen MR16/GU10 50W lamps (bulbs included)
  • Three-level light settings with theater-style transition
  • Broan Advanced Heat Sentry™ detects excessive heat and adjusts blower speed for proper ventilation

The new Broan® EVOLUTION™QP3 Series of range hoods is the top of the line and features brilliant lighting and greater blower control including a boost mode designed for the serious cook and is remarkably quiet, even at high power modes. A sealed, advanced electronic touch panel with clock and timer provides all the control features and an optional handheld remote means that control is always within reach.

Additional features of the EVOLUTION QP3 include:

  • Brushed Stainless Steel, Black or White finishes
  • 30-, 36- and 42-inch widths
  • Ultra quiet 0.3 Sones at normal speed, 2.0 Sones at mid speed,5.0 Sones at high speed and 7.0 Sones at boost setting
  • 100 CFM at normal speed, 230 CFM at mid speed, 360 CFM at high speed, 450 CFM at boost setting
  • Easy-to-clean, fully-enclosed, non-stick bottom pan
  • Dishwasher-safe, quick latch, aluminum premium-mesh filters with antimicrobial coating
  • Soft-touch, sealed green LED display for lighting and blower control with clock/timer, delay-off, and ambient light sensor
  • Optional remote control with blower speed, lighting and delay on/off control capability (battery included)
  • Four Halogen MR16/GU10 50W lamps (bulbs included)
  • Four-level light settings with theater-style transitions; plus ambient light sensor that automatically turns lighting on at night
  • Broan Advanced Heat Sentry™ detects excessive heat and adjusts blower speed for proper ventilation
  • Compatible with optional make-up air damper accessory.


Broan is committed to providing high-quality, energy-efficient products to its customers. On average, the Broan EVOLUTION Series of range hoods operate for less than $10 a year in energy costs. To learn more about Broan EVOLUTION Series range hoods and other Broan products, visit


Broan® is a trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Fresh Air Systems, built-in heaters, whole-house fans, attic ventilators, paddle fans and trash compactors. NuTone® is a trademark of NuTone Inc, a subsidiary of Broan-NuTone and North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of residential built-in convenience products including door chimes, central vacuum systems, stereo intercom systems, home theater speakers, medicine cabinets, ironing centers and ventilation fans. Broan-NuTone is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® partner.

For more information about the full line of Broan-NuTone products,
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