Rated 4 out of 5 by ISUTracyG Nice product.... If you can find all the parts you need.
Bought this range hood for a weekend project, and it took much longer to install than anticipated. The problem was, 2 of the parts needed that are to be purchased separately are nowhere to be found, even at home improvement stores that sell the product.
First item was a cable clamp for the wires... Which I personally think should have been included. Both Home Depot and Lowe's were unable to help with the part, and the description on the instructions is very vague. It also does not offer this for purchase from Broan. We went ahead and installed without it as it didn't seem to affect performance.
The second item was frustratingly unavailable at both stores as well. The instructions call for a 7" round damper when installing this as a ducted hood to a 7" vent tube. It even states on the box that this item is needed, however no one at either store (even the one that carries this product) could direct me to a place to buy it. Very frustrating!!
After spending nearly 2 hours trying to find the parts, we gave up.
All in all I am happy with the product. It's pretty and quiet, and really lights up my kitchen. However I would think that the products needed to install it correctly would be available at the stores you buy it from.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyInTheKitchen Everything about it is great.
This hood replaced an older unit when we remodeled the kitchen. Everything about it is great. The two setting lighting without glare on the cooktop, the two speed fan allowing a choice in ventilation levels, and the sleek design with rounded corners and edges that are so much safer for taller people in the kitchen.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cookingman Nice clean look
We replaced a 20 year old model ( about time ). This unit seems to do the job. The lighting is great usually only need the low setting. The only issue we have is to watch your head as it sticks out a couple of inches further than our old one. Was very easy to set up as the old holes lined up with the new hood.
September 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by betsy74 It is effective, and still quiet enough to hear the radio or TV.
Filters for our OLD range hood were no longer available. We chose a different brand, and when it was installed, found it was so loud we had to shout. This led us to Broan. We like the color, features, availability of light bulbs (price is half of the other range hood bulbs!), and filters. Also like fan and lights have both low and high settings.
August 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Laaa The product has all the features that I needed. If you want fancy you will have to pay a lot more.
Price was right and easy to install if you know a little about electricity. It did as advertized. Most of the material was stainless steel and easy to clean. The Lighting is adequate. Hopefully it will last a long time.
August 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Athena2 An excellent replacement
The fan on low is exceptionally quiet. I like the placement of the lights close to the front of the stove. I do wish the range hood had been designed to use low energy bulbs instead of halogens but the two light settings provide flexibility and good quality light.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by joestoo Could not be happier.
There are hoods with more features, but this one has all the basics and does them real well.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by softballmom Range hood works well
After using this item for a few months, have been very pleased with it's performance. Like the 2-stage options for the fan/vent (whisper-quiet on low, a little loud on high#, as well as for the lighting #hardly ever need/use the high setting for the light).
August 21, 2013