Rated 1 out of 5 by JoeHomeowner Fan stopped working after a year and a half!
I installed this unit myself and it worked great for a year and a half. It had great features, looked nice, and although it took a while to put in, it wasn't too difficult. Now the fan does not operate and the original 1-year warranty has expired. So we are looking at diagnosis costs and replacement of either the control switch, fan motor, or transformer.
Given the costs of doing this it may actually just be easier and more cost effective to replace this entire unit with a new one.
I didn't expect to be doing this after purchasing what I thought was a quality product.
September 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by k455 Simple and functional
No frills rangehood that is quiet and effective. In this installation, range hood was exhausted to the outside of the home. The fan of the range hood was able to open the exhaust lid outside of the house on low speed.
September 5, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Robobru Poor or no ventilation on low setting
Low setting fails to clear odours or steam, high setting has some blow back which redirects the odours from the vent
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sharp used this over a 36" stove works great
would like it even more if there was an option for filters as delivered there is only one choice and that is you must have a ducted exhaust. I need a system for unducted and now i must pay more to purchase the right filter. If the purchaser was given the choice and then sent the appropriate filter it would be a better system.There should be a way to trade out what is appropriate for the application.
March 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Floridaman2013 Best features for the money.
Bought this to replace old cheap original low quality range hood from 1996. Wanted bigger filter screens and better brighter lights and this fit the ticket with the halogen bulbs and larger fan with double screens. Couldn't be more excited to find on sale when we went to the store to purchase.We attached to the outside vent as this is a 2 way connection and when the fan is on high, it draws the air/smoke right out quickly.
March 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by FactoryElectrician Good but could be better
No problem installing, Using the product found it has a few short comings. Does not collect steam very well if pot of boiling water is on the front element of the range, condensate forms on surface where light bulbs are located. Two speed fan, others we had were adjustable. Have not found two light bulb that will fill opening for the bulbs and produce ample light without lots of heat ( tried LED but was unable to find ones that operated on the low lamp position ). Ended up using halogen bulbs.
March 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Molly Like the looks of this product, however, not effective at removing moisture from cooking food on stovetop.
Although this product was promoted as being quiet, I find it to be very loud when operating on high. The low setting is nice and quiet, but not always effective at removing steam while cooking. It tends to suck the moisture up into the light fixtures instead of the filters, therefore moisture collection has the tendency to drip back into the food.
April 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barb57 All features of this product are "GREAT"!!
We "LOVE" this product!! The different speeds on the fan are great, also the high and low brightness of the lights, LED lights are "WONDERFUL"!!
March 23, 2014