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 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 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 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 ConnieW Works fair, noisier than expected
Looks great. Functions well over the cook top, but expected that odors would be removed from the whole kitchen area. Advertised as one of the more quiet units, but still a bit noisier than I expected,
March 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrBob Excellent hood for remodels or new installs
After doing a lot of online research I found this hood. It has all of the features I wanted in a hood small enough to fit over a 30" stove. It was intended to replace an older hood, so the dimensions needed to be right. Also, I was looking for a reasonably high-performance hood, which was not easy to do with a 30-incher. It has a continuously variable fan speed control for low noise in situations that don't require a lot of vapor removal and high speed where a lot of smoke needs to be removed. The front end is very attractive, with the controls tucked away underneath (but they can be hard to find by feel). The filter elements are easy to remove and can be run through the dishwasher, a real plus. I installed the unit myself (I am not a professional) without much difficulty. I would have rated the ease of installation excellent if the instructions had been clearer regarding the need for a special part to connect the square fan outlet to a round duct (a standard shoe will not work as it interferes with the internal damper). The unit is a little higher priced than some other brands, but the quality of construction is definitely worth it.
February 28, 2013