Rated 2 out of 5 by whiskeygranger Light bulbs
We have had this hood for 4 years now. From the start we where replacing the left light bulb. Last week we changed it again and when we took out the bulb, the metal end stayed in and we have just the glass part in our hand. Turned off the power, unscrewed the stuck end. Replaced the bulb and it still didn't work. Used the bulb that we knew worked, replaced that one with the new one and now neither one works. We now need to give it up, buy a new hood and hire someone to put it in. Time to use a different brand. This hood cost us allot more time, trouble and money than we have ever anticipated.
November 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MizzJ Not Impressed
I was disappointed in this hood from the start and now, two years later, remain so.
First - the "main" fanflow is to the left of the unit (when facing it cooking at the stove). That means that, if you are cooking on the right side units, you can really only get suction on the highest fan setting. Why it's not uniform across the unit is beyond me.
Second - the lights are not within sealed units - that means they are open and readily exposed to the moisture of the steam that the fan takes in. This moisture causes condensation in the light socket and now I have one that doesn't work at all and needs to be replaced. With the cost of the replacement part and then labor to do it - makes it not worth doing.
I will be purchasing another unit, by another manufacturer, and ensure that the fan operates across the entire unit or at least MIDDLE so that it's even and provides better coverage. The second thing I will look for is better placement of the lights and ones that are protected from the condensation so they won't corrode and stop working.
All in all, very disappointed in this unit. I purchased it due to the name and reputation, but sadly it appears that quality in Broan has gone down over the years. I wouldn't recommend this unit to anyone.
October 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by postwaleed Excellent Customer Service......
This is a great product at a reasonable cost. The best part of this product is the customer service received 6 months after purchase. A memory board malfunctioned and we called for service. The Broan Company sent a technician to our home within 2 days. The part had to be ordered but the repair was done within 5 business days. We were please at the company's no-nonsense response.
April 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lovelander unimpressed
The intake is all the way on the left side of the range, it doesn't have enough power to suck up the stuff from the right side, especially on the first burner. It is supposed to vent to the outside but it still blows out the top back into the kitchen. The people who installed it have been here twice but they just threw their hands up and said contact Broan. It does have a good amount of light but I had a hard time finding the right light bulbs for the hood.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lefty Grea t product, quiet, and very effective
I purchased a stove from Maytag and a hood vent from Maytag.....cheap, exposed the wiring harness, and noisy, so I replaced with the Broan which was a good value for the product. Good lighting, easy to install and looks good and easy to maintain. I would recommend this product t o anyone wanting a stainless steel range hood.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jerico top quality and great performance
I was looking for a ventless range hood that actually worked -- this more than does the job! My previous hood would not eliminate smoke or odor -- this Broan hood does both --beautifully and quietly! Love the 3 speed fan feature -- depending on what I am cooking I can select the amount of exhausting I need done - from very low fan speed to very high. The two light feature gives me much more effective light than the one central bulb most units have ... and again, this unit has three lighting levels -- perfect for any situation from cooking to just having a low level light on over the stove area. Our installation was a bit tedious because of the way the previous unit had been installed but after a bit it went in and fit perfectly. Love this unit -- wish I had found it years before now!
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jtv121 Good Basic Product
Every once in awhile you purchase a product that does its job well, without much fanfare and without being showy; this is one of those products. Installation was simple enough as is the operation, which is ideal. The design is clean and purposeful, as well as easy to clean and maintain. The unit vents well and operates quietly. It actually operates so quietly on the low setting that it is easy to forget it is running. The only complaint is that on high speed the backflow damper can rattle slightly. I would recommend a nylon insert to retain the damper instead of metal on metal contact. Other than that, I expect to have years of good use from this product.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Don1 Great stove top hood.
Hood works great. Looks impressive and easy to use. The halogen lights provide excellent light for the cook top. Quality construction.
April 7, 2014