Rated 1 out of 5 by gerty1230 A jet engine would be quieter
I swear every time this comes on, usually when we have company for dinner, It's louder than a jet engine, we end up having to shout over it try to turn it off but runs for what seems like eternity. Is there a way to turn the automatic off? I am considering ripping it out.
February 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cupper99 A few quirks, but overall a good product, but not quite excellent.
Look is nice and cleans easily. The heat sentry feature is a bit of a nuisance for those with open concept homes; right after you finish cooking you are forced to hear the blower run for as long as 30 minutes or so afterward. Installation was a bit of a challenge due to the location of the top mounting screw hole locations and the VERY SHORT power hookup leads. A pre-printed template with landmarks for where the screws are to be mounted would be helpful. Sound level is okay; huge improvement from my last vent. Highest speed and boost are somewhat noisy, but at least a conversation can take place without shouting. Overall, this is a good product, but falls short of excellent.
February 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jeepst3r Nice Looking Hood - Has too many unnecessary features
Love my hood of 5 months. I am experiencing everything everyone else has said. Auto night needs to be reset with power outages, clock always minutes a head. Installation under cabinet was total pain in rear and required an extra set of small hands. Had to replace 2 bulbs already and they are not cheep. Wish I could override the fan override that kicks in, I don't mind it coming on but stays on too long after heat source is gone. I know I stated more negatives that positives, but once you know the quirks and can follow the unclear, run together instructions, it is nice. Please reprint the instructions in bullet format rather than all run together in paragraph format.
October 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pragmaticron Could be better
Finished edges have cheap appearance. Display & controls should be larger. Does not come with line cord and wire clamp. As received, blower wheel (soft plastic) was badly warped and out of balance. Hood viberated like a car tire badly out of balance. However, tech support was very responsive and placed an order for a replacement wheel with no hassle.
Quad lighting and low noise level were primary reasons for selecting this product.
October 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by notabroanfan vent fan quit after 18 months
Great when it worked, quiet but only lasting 18 months I'll never buy broan again
September 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bruce Great hood!
I think this is a great hood. It works well and was easy to install. Modifying some of the factory presets takes some getting used to. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that nothing in the instructions or website dimensional data tells you the bottom is designed to slope up from the back to front. It's very obvious when installed next to adjacent cabinets that are level and looks like an installation mistake. It bothers me enough that I may decide to shim the front down to get it level and risk voiding the warranty.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigBearMom Best Range Hood Ever
I told my husband I wanted a new range hood for my birthday. He thought I was kidding. I hated my noisy old hood. So he didn't just go out and get a replacement. He got the BEST! This is a smart hood that turns itself to a higher speed if it senses the need. Three light levels and three fan levels meet whatever need you may have. Tons of other features too.
August 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cloud9 Nice looking range hood for our updated kitchen.
Range hood demo in the store was very quiet. Our unit has a vibration sound in the low speed, but still acceptable. The ambient light setting is a little too cute for me, if is turned on I need to get the instructions out just to turn it off. I would use the ambient light all the time if the lights were LED.
August 21, 2013