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QP342SS42", Under Cabinet Range Hood - Stainless Steel, 450 CFM

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  • The EVOLUTION Series of QP Range Hoods has a contemporary style and sleek appearance that will complement any kitchen design.  Easy to clean, brilliant lighting and quiet operation result in the perfect marriage of functionality.

    • Ultra quiet at less than 0.3 sones at Normal speed and only 5.0 sones at High speed, allows you to clear out cooking smoke and unwanted smells without disturbing the peace in your kitchen
    • 100 CFM at Normal speed and 450 CFM at High speed provides the smoke and odor clearing power you need, when you need it. A 4-speed soft-touch control with green LED indicators includes a Boost mode which is helpful for high heat cooking styles
    • An integrated LED clock-timer lets you time certain dishes, delay-off allows the hood to operate an extra 10 minutes after cooking, and an ambient light sensor turns on when it  senses low room light levels to provide the master chef with convenience and confidence in the kitchen
    • Four 50W Halogen MR16/GU10 lamps  provide brilliant lighting over and around the cooktop with 4-levels of brightness, including theater-style transition (bulbs  included), so you can see how things are cooking and clearly read the cookbook
    • Aluminum micro-mesh filters are dishwasher-safe to give you the confidence your kitchen will always smell fresh
    • Enclosed non-stick bottom pan ensures quick clean-up to make your work fast and easy
    • Advanced Heat Sentry™ detects excessive heat and turns blower to high, prolonging product life and ensuring your confidence in range hood performance
    • Choice of 3-1/4" x 10” rectangular or 7" round ducting ensures reliable discharge without repositioning the blower. Optional non-ducted installation requires  CleanSense™ charcoal filters (BPPF sold separately), providing you the right choice of installation for your kitchen
    • Optional remote control (BCR1 sold separately) has a magnetic base which allows you to position it wherever it is most convenient. Enables operation of blower speed, lighting and delay-off features from across the room, so range hood operation is always at your fingertips
    • Compatible with optional Broan Make-up Air Dampers (MD6T or MD8T, sold separately) to fit 6" or 8" ducting and help to balance the air pressure when the range hood is in use, keeping your environment comfortable
  • Cleaning a Range Hood Filter – Danny Lipford

    Proper Use of a Range Hood- Danny Lipford

    How to Ventilate the Whole House

    Proper Ventilation Equals A Healthy Home - Danny Lipford

    What are CFMs? - Danny Lipford

    Range Hood & Ventilation Fans Tip - Check Terminations of Ventilation Ducts

    How do I determine the size of the range hood I need? - Danny Lipford

    Is there any regular maintenance needed on my range hood? - Danny Lipford

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    Give Your Kitchen a 72-Hour Facelift with Danny Lipford

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    Importance of a Range Hood for Indoor Air Quality

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    Can I install a range hood without venting it? - Danny Lipford

    Residential Kitchen Make-Up Air Webinar September 24, 2013

    Broan Evolution Range Hood - Full Video

    Broan Evolution Range Hood - Remote Control

    Broan Evolution Range Hood - Retrofit

    Broan Evolution Range Hood - Filters

    Broan Evolution Range Hood - Control Panel

    Broan Evolution Range Hood - Lights

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    Article Links

    Keep your kitchen clear of smoke and fumes. Don't neglect ventilation when remodeling your kitchen, ConsumerReports.org

    Cook with a gas stove? You could be breathing polluted air, study says, Los Angeles Times

    Using gas stoves with no hood may expose many to air pollution, UPI Health News

    Breathe Easy – What you need to know to ensure proper home ventilation, K+BB

    5 Kitchen Renovation Goofs To Avoid, Consumer Reports

    Clearing the Air, K+BB

    The Kitchen as a Pollution Hazard

    Fixing Stove Hoods To Keep Pollution Out Of The Kitchen

  • Range Hood Make-Up Air Specifier

    Code compliant make-up air solutions for domestic range hoods in family dwelling units

     

    To help you determine your make-up air needs, Broan-NuTone has developed this on-line tool.  With our Make-Up Air Specifier you can be confident that the products you choose will meet the latest codes and regulations and satisfy the home’s needs.  Use this tool to make your specification job easier.

     

    Let’s get started by selecting the state where the dwelling unit will be located. CLICK HERE


  • Accessories OptionalYes
    Accommodates Ceiling HeightN/A
    Blower Air Mover TypeCentrifugal Blower
    Blower IncludedYes
    Boost ModeYes
    CFM (Airflow)450
    Color/FinishStainless Steel
    Control Feature Filter ReminderYes
    Damper IncludedYes
    Delay Shut OffYes
    Digital ClockYes
    Dishwasher Safe FiltersYes
    Duct Connector Size3-1/4" x 10", 7" Round Non-Ducted
    ENERGY STAR® certified productNo
    Filter IncludedYes
    Filter TypeAluminum Premium Mesh with Antimicrobial Protection
    Flue Accommodates ceilings up to xx ftN/A
    Heat Sentry - Temperature SensorYes
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity4
    Light Bulbs IncludedYes
    Lighting FunctionFour-level
    Lighting TypeHalogen
    Max Sones/100 CFM1.3
    Minimum Height Above Cook Top16-3/4"
    Mounting TypeUnder Cabinet
    NightlightNo
    Non-Ducted Re-circulation CapableConvertible
    Ducted
    Capable
    Non-Stick CoatedNo
    Product Depth (inches)20-1/8"
    Product Height (inches)7-1/4"
    Product Width (inches)42"
    Rated Amps3.3
    Rated Voltage120
    Remote ControlOptional
    Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular High4.5
    Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular Low0.3
    Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular High5.5
    Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular Low0.3
    Sones Certified Vertical Round High5.5
    Sones Certified Vertical Round Low0.3
    Switch Control Settings4
    Switch StyleElectronic
    TimerYes
    UL ListedYes
  • QP342SS is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 113.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good and does the job We like the hood. I have seen the auto heat sensor function when I had the fan on low and then it automatically switched to med speed due to the increase in the heat from the range burners and pan.
    Date published: 2017-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So so quiet! We purchased to replace a noisy range hood (which we hardly used) so noise level was very important to us. My hubby installed it himself but found it very cumbersome because of the weight of the unit so I would recommend 2 people to install it. Lighting is excellent! But, one light bulb has burnt out already! Other than that, I LOVE my range hood!
    Date published: 2017-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product We had this installed so I don't know how easy it is to install yourself but my wife loves this! She loves how the lights slowly turn on and off as opposed to just on and off. Also loves the high suction. We think it is excellent noise level for such a high suction.
    Date published: 2017-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great! Although I had difficulties understanding the methods of shutting off thr fan at first, I got used to it and it works great!
    Date published: 2017-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge improvement over previously installed (28 years ago) Broan hood The illumination features are what really makes the difference. Installation was a bit difficult as it was a replacement and vent piping was already fixed in place. Nothing that wouldn't have been encountered with any other product.
    Date published: 2017-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful prduct We purchased this for a kitchen remodel on the advice of the appliance store salesman. We are so happy we took his advise because this is an excellent product. The lights, nightlight and 3 levels for cooking are awesome! It is also very efficient at removing smoke and odors. I would definitely recommend this product.
    Date published: 2017-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product We really like the way this hood looks. The fan is much quieter than our old over the oven microwave fan. It looks great too. Love all the features, like the different lighting functions. But the best part is the halogen lights. I've never had this much light while cooking, it really makes a big difference.
    Date published: 2017-04-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from very good hood is good looking, key pad is very hard to see buttons for older person back lighting could be answer. lighting is very good.
    Date published: 2017-04-06
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  • How far above the cooktop should this be installed?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    I installed my hood 26" above the cook top.
    Answered by: rap751
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    Can the halogen lights be replaced with LED lights?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    I tried LED bulbs. Did not work. Low setting: they would not turn on. Med setting: They would flicker High setting: They would turn on....reluctantly. Guessing it has to do with the voltage levels across the bulbs. LEDs need a certain level to just turn on, whereas Halogens can handle a super low voltage. But, yes.. I really do not like the heat (and the yellow light) the halogens generate. They tend to yellow the white finish eventually. I am still looking into it, but it does not look hopefully about switching over to LED.
    Answered by: TZ2000
    Date published: 2014-05-31

    How do you turn off the lights? They automatically turn on at night.

    Asked by: Anonymous
    The unit comes with the ambient light sensor set to level 1 ON. This is the default. If you follow the directions on page 3 of your manual Clock settings > Display > Sleep Mode > Ambient Light Sensor then you will be able to change the Light Sensor to (AoFF). We had the same issue when the unit was first installed and it took us maybe a day to master the settings. Too bad that the installer did not run through the settings with us before he left.
    Answered by: Carlos
    Date published: 2014-06-13

    How do you set the clock? How do you operate the lights?

    The lights go on automatically when it gets dark in the kitchen. How do you prevent that?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This confused us at first also. Read instruction manual thoroughly and it explains how to dis-able this feature easily. Although if you lose electric it will automatically default to this setting. If you lost your manual go to Broan website to read or download another one.
    Answered by: Moondoggy
    Date published: 2014-05-17

    Why does the bottom slope?

    The height of the hood is 6-1/2" where it makes contact with the front of the cabinet above. This is approximately 5/8" less that at the back of the hood. Consequently the bottom of the hood slopes up noticeably from back to front. Can the front of the hood be shimmed down so the bottom is level?
    Asked by: Bruce
    I sure wish the dimensional drawing on this site would have indicated it was designed to slope. I very likely would have bought a different model. The hood looks for all the world like it was not installed level and it drives me crazy! It works great, but I may still shim it down and risk the wrath of the manufacturer LOL.
    Answered by: Bruce
    Date published: 2013-11-16
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