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
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Broan Evolution Range Hood - Full Video
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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.
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|Accommodates Ceiling Height||N/A|
|Blower Air Mover Type||Centrifugal Blower|
|Control Feature Filter Reminder||Yes|
|Delay Shut Off||Yes|
|Dishwasher Safe Filters||Yes|
|Duct Connector Size||3-1/4" x 10", 7" Round Non-Ducted|
|ENERGY STAR® certified product||No|
|Filter Type||Aluminum Premium Mesh with Antimicrobial Protection|
|Flue Accommodates ceilings up to xx ft||N/A|
|Heat Sentry - Temperature Sensor||Yes|
|Light Bulb Quantity||4|
|Light Bulbs Included||Yes|
|Max Sones/100 CFM||1.3|
|Minimum Height Above Cook Top||16-3/4"|
|Mounting Type||Under Cabinet|
|Non-Ducted Re-circulation Capable||Convertible|
|Product Depth (inches)||20-1/8"|
|Product Height (inches)||7-1/4"|
|Product Width (inches)||42"|
|Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular High||4.5|
|Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular Low||0.3|
|Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular High||5.5|
|Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular Low||0.3|
|Sones Certified Vertical Round High||5.5|
|Sones Certified Vertical Round Low||0.3|
|Switch Control Settings||4|
QP342WW is rated
Rated 2 out of
Attractive product, great features, BUT
While shopping, this range hood was the best one I had seen after going to several stores. The features were great, it was sleek it really called my name. After a difficult (but successful) installation, I was very pleased with everything about it, until I wasn't. The fan refused to turn on. Customer service was helpful in finding a qualified repairman, but now I sit waiting for parts (and significant ones, the motor and blower). And in my experience items are rarely as "good as new" after new parts have to be installed. Also, the owners' manual is VERY difficult to understand. My hopes for the longevity of this range hood are greatly diminished after this extremely unwelcome and and frustrating beginning.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of
Great Range Hood!!
I am really satisfied with the QP330SS Evolution Series range hood. The lighting is great for cooking, (not to mention the night light feature). What!! The fan is so quiet on the lowest setting and at the BOOST setting (moving 450 cfm), was much quieter than my previous range hood. I rated the ease of installation as fair due to my lack of experience on changing out range hoods, but if I had to change another one out tomorrow I would be very confident doing so now.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of
worth the research
This unit keeps odors in the kitchen from spreading throughout our ranch house. Top setting very powerful and while a tad noisy, not deafening. Low setting is almost not heard at all. The lights are variable and nicely go from subtle to intense.....useful feature. Range hood is easy to clean.
Caveat: The filter screen grids have plastic teeth to secure them to the underside of the unit. One has already broken off although the 'screen' still remains in place.
Controls are easy with the exception of the setting the clock which has confounded my husband. This is not necessary even when there is a power outage.I wanted to note that even when the electricity is out, the clock continues to keep time... it has its own battery????
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 3 out of
Out of balance fan...vibrates off the cabinet on high!
Happy with "looks" but my initial impression has been tarnished by receiving a unit with a warped blower fan, so I cannot operate on high speed. As stated in other reviews, fan is located to one side of the unit--clearing steam from pots on the right side of my 36 inch range is not possible without high speed. This causes us to "accommodate" the hood's inefficiencies and defects with most cooking. Yeah, I know...my fault for not returning or calling on the warranty. Maybe after my wife is retired and someone does not a have to take off work to resolve a problem that should not have gotten past quality control!
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of
Sleek and Smooth
It so well designed, sleek and smooth edges. Unlike some fans this blends right in and is almost undetectable. The suction is so great I can fry with ease knowing the odors are set outside.
I recommend this fan to anyone wishing to have great clen effects.
It is opperated with ease, do not need any detailed instructions.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of
Great power for removing not only smoke, but also odors
This was easy to i9nstall, has great venting power to get any fumes, smoke and odors out of kitchen and house.
The lights are very bright and light up the stove top and adjacent counter top, and has magic touch dimming and or brightening capability.
Vent as great control for amount of fan speed
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 5 out of
Excellent exhaust. Lights very good, low switch not easy to operate.
Overall value is VERY good.
The low level ON switch does not always turn the light on.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of
Beautiful product! Fan runs very quietly and efficiently. Lights are great!
I chose the Broan because it was to replace a very old model which was the same size. The old model still ran very efficiently, but I was not able to get it clean and it was loud. I believed that the replacement would be as good. So far it is proving to be true. I like the sleek, clean look, and the lighting is great. The fan runs very quietly. The low position is so quiet that it is hard to know if it is on, I rely on the fan button light to see if the fan is on. This was a very good choice!
Date published: 2016-04-30
How far above the cooktop should this be installed?
I installed my hood 26" above the cook top.
Date published: 2013-10-23
Can the halogen lights be replaced with LED lights?
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.
Date published: 2014-05-31
How do you turn off the lights? They automatically turn on at night.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
Date published: 2013-11-16