Rated 5 out of 5 by westy Excellent cooktop hood.
I love this hood, It is beautiful and the halogen lites are great. I also like the quiet motor and tiny lite to let me know that it is on. Adjustment speeds are very good also. Lites have a dimmer.
I haven't had to clean the vents yet. Looks like it will be more effort than my old 1992 GE hood screens. Will have to read the manual.
August 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lynn Recommended with reservations
The unit is noisy, but seems to remove smoke & odor to some extent.
The hardest part is keeping the unit clean. Removing the stainless steel is easy, but putting them back is a very difficult chore.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BobC1 Great exhaust hood, especially when installed as an outside venting system.
Removes exhaust and cooking odors without effort, especially when used with the variable speed exhaust fan system. The variable lighting system is perfect and overall, this hood makes cooking a real pleasure! Even when the exhaust fan is set for high, the hood is quiet but very powerful. We are very happy with the Broan stove hood and would recommend it to anyone!
August 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dissapointed52 Not recommended
Halogen lights in this hood are very difficult to remove and install. Without lights, the hood is useless. People should be warned of such details.
August 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Reggie55 Loud
While unit may have sleek appearance and functions well in evacuating smoke and cooking odors, it is very loud, especially with an open floor plan. In addition, I have had to replace the motor twice. Whether the charcoal filters, which I do not have, would have mitigated this problem; is unknown. The fact that this happens this frequently would seem to indicate that the motor needs to be of better quality or have better protection.
June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by S1042 Impressive smoke and odor removal
We've been very impressed with the unit's ability to draw smoke and odors up the vents and out of the kitchen.
March 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by David09 Great look and reduces food odors in kitchen
This is a really effective Blower hood. Having the detachable screen makes it easy to clean. And the variation of the fan using the knob is personally preffered versus having only 3 settings.
The only downside to this is that the light and fan knobs are located somewhat inside the hood. While this makes the look of the hood appear very professional, it is annoying to reach up and under to turn on the light and or fan.
April 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Carito Good product. Easy to clean and powerful.
We cook a lot, and were looking for a powerful range hood. This model is very powerful. In fact, we almost never use it at full force (it is a little loud at high speeds). I like that the filters are stainless and therefore durable. They are easily cleaned in the dishwasher. There are two drawbacks as far as I can see. One is that the lightbulbs are difficult to change given the tight opening and the depth of the bulb in it. The other is that sometimes I get drops of grease accumulating on the front edge of the hood. I am not sure why this happens. However, it is easily wiped off with a paper towel. In all, I would recommend this hood for serious cooks.
February 21, 2013