Rated 5 out of 5 by Todd Low noise, effective smoke and odor removal
We are please with our new hood. Not only is it relatively quiet, it effectively removes odors and smoke.
April 26, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Auntdi This product does a good job of removing smoke & odors. However, there are maintenance issues.
This product does a good job of removing smoke & odors. However, replacing the light bulb is ridiculously difficult and the bulb involved must be special ordered as the GU10 base is not something stocked at local hardware stores. Also the stainless steel finish is rather fussy to keep looking nice and clean. Even the underside area beneath the filters is difficult to get clean. The overall style is functional but not exactly beautiful.
April 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kurt88 This range hood has excellent performance if installed properly
I bought this hood from Home Depot online when on sale. After it was installed exactly as described in the manual by a very good installer who was careful and meticulous, especially the duct work, I found its performance far beyond my expectation. The good design and quality of the hood deserve proper installation. Though my expense of installation (including new 16' of 14"rectangular duct works, shortening cabinet, re-tile back splash, re-wiring of ceiling light for duct) is more than 4 times the cost of the hood, the performance is unbelievable! I can stir fry spicy food without making the house smelly and the fan is only at its medium speed fairly quietly! Highly recommend this unit, if it is installed properly.
March 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Darling I love this range hood---it does exactly what I wanted without a lot of noise, it is easy to clean and looks great.
I love this range hood because it does exactly what I wanted without a lot of noise. The lights put out a lot of light, the surface is easy to clean and looks great. I had a contractor install this hood, therefore I cannot answer as to the difficulty of installation.
October 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Maryann Too noisy
I thought this blower would be relatively quiet. It is just too noisy
October 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jim2742 Terrible filters
Washed filters in dishwasher with non-phosphate detergent. Came out so discolored that they look like they've been in a fire. Very unattractive. Poor advertisement for Broan.
June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by exchef86 Super under cabinet exhaust hood
The lighting is SO good. It is not too loud and it looks great.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ross Good Vent
After some Internet searching we got this vent because it looked good, had external controls and good vent capacity. It replaced a combined microwave / hood which did not have an external vent, so it was up kind of high.
At low speed it is very quiet. At high speed it is somewhat loud. My wife usually uses low or next to low speed. She uses it at next to high speed when she is boiling water to keep the kitchen cool and high speed during stir frying. She especially likes the lights which provide a very good lighting for the cooking surface.
I installed the hood myself, venting it directly outside through the wall behind the stove. The hood comes with a 14" vent. In my case the studs in the wall were fortunately exactly centered so that the vent location would fit between the studs (which have a 14.25" gap. I bought a Broan 14" wall cap which worked good. I also needed to buy an additional section 14" duct from Home Depot by mail order to complete the connection from the hood to the wall cap. As I recall there is a 14" to 10" duct adapter available.
The only tricky part of the installation was slipping the hood onto the screws that hold it in place from the top. The instructions said to preinstall all the screws and then slide/slip the hood on. This proved to be impossibly difficult. I ended up using 2 screws on opposite corners, and then putting in the rest shortly thereafter.
The hood is a bit heavy and was lifted in to position easily by me and my wife, but was too much for me by myself.
I purchased this from Lowes who matched the best price I found from major retailers on the internet.
February 7, 2015