Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by fred57 Works great!
We installed the Broan 8830 eight months ago when we remodeled our kitchen. It replaced an unvented hood. We have been delighted with its performance. It moves air efficiently and quietly. The variable speed motor is far preferable to having three fixed speeds. The light fixture provides ample illumination of the range top.
January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by fleagle A great hood.
I ordered this hood online. It was delivered within a week, in perfect condition. The hood was easy to install. We've been using it for about a month. As for performance, it is much quieter than I expected, even at maximum speed, and looks great with my birch cabinets. The draw is excellent, as is the two-stage light. I particularly like that it is variable speed, rather than with just 2 or 3 fixed settings.
May 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by blint difficult to keep clean; light switch flimsy
We have had one of these hoods for years. The alcoves --the hollow areas on either side of the blower up above the filters-- are impossible to keep clean. Also, oil and grease collects in the wells at the bottom of the filters, and the metal is sharp there, so it is easy to cut your fingers when wiping out those wells. A better design would eliminate nooks and crannies to make it as easy as possible to keep clean. The sliding on/off switch for lights is plastic and with repetitive use will one day snap, and it's expensive and a pain to repair, requiring complete disassembly of the unit and the purchase of an entire assembly, not just the broken part. That front panel should simply snap out to make such a repair, but it doesn't. The fan is relatively noisy when vented out the rear and running at or near top speed. It doesn't do a great job removing smoke such as when grilling a steak at a fairly high heat. The two small bulbs are in the front, and so the rear of the cooktop is not well lit. We bought the unit because of its size (33") but then Broan discontinued that size in the lineup.
September 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimmie Perfect unit for space in our kitchen
This is our second ...1st lasted 20 plus years...the extra fiber filter insert provide excellent smoke control...simple design, but excellent performance
August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by George54 Just what we were looking for
We are very pleased with the look of the range hood and operation of the exhaust fan. The color matched our other appliances perfectly. Great product at a fair price.
February 20, 2013