Rated 2 out of 5 by AlexW Works very well, didn't last
We had our kitchen remodeled as part of our house purchase before moving in, and put in this hood. We bought it a little under 2 years ago moved in about 18 months ago.
It works really well, looks great, and wasn't particularly pricy, for what you're getting.
However, it's just not lasted. We've been living in the house for a little over a year, and it's now making an awful noise. Sounds like the blower is trapped on something, but I've taken it out, and aside from the grease it's accumulated, nothing is trapped. It was mounted and installed professionally, so it wasn't shoddy work.
The blower has just lasted a year - that's it. For a blower that cost over $1000 I'd expect many years of service, not just one.
It's a pity, because it's a really great hood. Good lighting, great exhaust (when new), and looks professional.
June 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Contractor It does what it was designed for!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great pro hood, I had others for a lot more money but they just don't work as well. If you want a better hood you would have to go to a remote blower model. And if you want you can replace halogen bulbs with led.
This hood is noisier then some of the others but that's because it actually pulling air and smoke out.
February 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by scvwidow The variable speed fan isn't. The noise is absolutely like a jet engine.
Very hard to be in the room with this vent hood. When operating, it works fine - just so loudly no one can hear themselves think. I have complained and asked what the solution may be, but no one can offer a solution. The style is clean and the brand is supposed to be among the best - too bad it hasn't been satisfactory in other areas.
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mikimikh2 Update: Broan really came through! Excellent service!
I made a previous comment & wrote a very negative review about this range hood (refer to mikimikh, Saratoga). Well, an actual person from Broan contacted me, Tammy, and she actually read/listened to my issues & she came through for me! She got in contact with a Broan technician, Chuck, & he authorized the repair with my local repair shop. Now I have a brand new motor!
One thing I didn't know until the repair was the importance of the internal/external blower. We have an internal blower. The repairmen mentioned that he would've just turned around & couldn't work on it, if it was an external blower. I would have had to go back to my general contractor. Thus, I'm also updating & giving the product 5 stars for the ease of installation. Hew!
We now have a motor & I'm actually using it. And, it does a great job! I even feel the air being sucked in when I'm standing under it!
Most important for me was the fact that Broan actually heard its customer and have a very capable/effective customer service dept! Even if the product had issues initially, the way they took care of it restored my faith in the company that stood behind its product!
July 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Maplelawn Very disappointed!
Looked good in the store and had good reviews on-line, but our experience has been less than stellar. Installation was average. Design is good except for the lights. The fixtures are cheap and broke just from touching and do not allow easy install of the bulb. I cannot get the bulb installed in either socket. Why halogen? They are costly and don't last more than 1 1/2 years. LED should be the standard. The stainless steel is great and the draft is good, but the lights are very very poor. For the price it should be much better.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EastCoastMom Love this range hood
We did a complete kitchen remodel in September 2011. When shopping for a range hood, we wanted something very simple. In terms of style, our kitchen is probably what you would call traditional. I wanted clean lines. The power of the fan is so much better than our old one and even when cranked on "high" its not as loud as I would have expected. Also love the light it gives while cooking. Nice and bright! I can't comment on the installation because it was done by our contractor.
February 24, 2013