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QS342SS42", Stainless Steel, Under Cabinet Range Hood, 430 CFM

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  • The QS3 Range Hood is over 50% quieter than the average hood and delivers brilliant halogen lighting to your cook top. This smart hood is equipped with a delay-off feature and a filter change indicator to improve ventilation effectiveness. Soft-touch controls and a non-stick coating on the bottom cover make it smooth and easy to clean. This hood’s quiet nature is due to its high-performance centrifugal blower. You’ll be able to carry on a conversation while cooking and you won’t miss out on the juicy details.

    • Brushed stainless steel construction is durable, easy to clean and a perfect match to your other stainless appliances
    • High-contrast, black controls stand out for ease of use
    • 42” width to fit with like-size cook tops and cabinetry. Proper sizing provides effective ventilation
    • Rated at 0.4 sones on Normal speed, the QS3 is over 50% quieter than the typical range hood in its class. The powerful 430 CFM fan provides superior ventilation and you won’t have to turn up the volume to hear your favorite song while cooking
    • Four-speed, soft-touch controls with LED indicators give you convenient command of Normal, Mid, High and Boost fan speeds. Use the quiet, Normal, setting for average cooking conditions and switch to Mid, High or Boost to quickly remove unwanted cooking aromas
    • Twin halogen light system designed for bulbs up to 50 W,(PAR20 bulbs not included), can be adjusted to three levels with the front soft-touch push buttons. They provide bright, soft or ambient illumination for impressive lighting over the cook top and surrounding area. Enjoy the clear advantage of seeing what you are cooking
    • Two dishwasher-safe, aluminum grease filters are engineered to remove airborne particles efficiently and clean up easily to keep your range hood operating at peak efficiency (For non-duct option use charcoal filter, Model BPSF42, sold separately)
    • Filter Change Indicator light lets you know when it is time to clean your grease filters
    • Delay-off setting allows the blower to operate for ten minutes then stops automatically. It will allow extra blower time after you leave the cook top to ensure complete ventilation
    • Heat SentryTM feature detects excessive heat and adjusts blower speed to high automatically. This smart feature protects and prolongs the life of your range hood
    • Easy installation with keyhole mounting slots, connector/backdraft dampers and four ducting options provide simple flexibility
      • 3 1/4” x 10” vertical discharge
      • 3 1/4” x 10” horizontal discharge
      • 7” round, vertical discharge
      • Non-ducted recirculation requires two Clean SenseTM charcoal filters, BPSF42, sold separately
    • Includes adjustable duct connectors to accommodate off-center ductwork and make installation a snap
    • Permanently lubricated fan motor is designed for years of trouble-free service
    • UL listed for safety and HVI certified to ensure confidence in performance ratings
  • Video Links

    Allure III (QS3) Range Hood Installation in a Retro-Fit Application with Danny Lipford

    Danny Lipford speaks about Broan Allure Hoods on ConnTV

    Cleaning a Range Hood Filter – Danny Lipford

    Proper Use of a Range Hood- Danny Lipford

    Older Homes and Indoor Air Quality

    Indoor Air Quality: Passions

    Spot Ventilation Can Improve the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

    How to Ventilate the Whole House

    Proper Ventilation Equals A Healthy Home - Danny Lipford

    What are CFMs? - Danny Lipford

    Range Hood & Ventilation Fans Tip - Check Terminations of Ventilation Ducts

    How do I determine the size of the range hood I need? - Danny Lipford

    Is there any regular maintenance needed on my range hood? - Danny Lipford

    Does an Over the Range microwave provide adequate Capture? - Danny Lipford

    Give Your Kitchen a 72-Hour Facelift with Danny Lipford

    Island Range Hoods for Kitchen Upgrades - Danny Lipford

    Importance of a Range Hood for Indoor Air Quality

    Kitchen Renovation Includes Adding Range Hood with Danny Lipford

    Can I install a range hood without venting it? - Danny Lipford

    Broan Universal Make-Up Air Damper

    Residential Kitchen Make-Up Air Webinar September 24, 2013

    Article Links

    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

  • Whole House Mechanical Ventilation (WHMV) Specifier

    Code compliant solutions for one and two family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories
     

    To better serve you in determining your customers’ whole house mechanical ventilation (otherwise known as continuous ventilation) needs, Broan-NuTone has developed this on-line tool.  With our CodeKey Specifier you can be confident that the products choose will meet the latest codes and regulations.  Use this tool to make your specification job easier.


    Let’s get started by selecting the state where the dwelling unit will be located. CLICK HERE


  • Accessories OptionalYes
    Accommodates Ceiling HeightN/A
    Blower Air Mover TypeCentrifugal Blower
    Blower IncludedYes
    Boost ModeYes
    CFM (Airflow)430
    Color/FinishStainless Steel
    Control Feature Filter ReminderYes
    Damper IncludedYes
    Delay Shut OffYes
    Digital ClockNo
    Dishwasher Safe FiltersYes
    Duct Connector Size3-1/4" x 10", 7" Round Non-Ducted
    ENERGY STAR® qualifiedNo
    Filter IncludedYes
    Filter TypeProfessional Aluminum
    Flue Accommodates ceilings up to xx ftN/A
    Heat Sentry - Temperature SensorYes
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity2
    Light Bulbs IncludedNo
    Lighting FunctionThree-level
    Lighting TypeHalogen
    Max Sones/100 CFM1.5
    Minimum Height Above Cook Top16-3/4"
    Mounting SystemWall
    Mounting TypeUnder Cabinet
    NightlightNo
    Non-Stick CoatedYes
    Product Depth (inches)20"
    Product Height (inches)7-1/4"
    Product Width (inches)42"
    Rated Amps3.0
    Remote ControlNo
    Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular High4.5
    Sones Certified Horizontal Rectangular Low0.4
    Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular High5.5
    Sones Certified Vertical Rectangular Low0.3
    Sones Certified Vertical Round High5.5
    Sones Certified Vertical Round Low0.5
    Switch Control Settings4
    Switch StyleElectronic
    TimerNo
    UL ListedYes
    Voltage120
  • Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 40 reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Oh so Quiet! Love how quiet it is and because it is so love the delay feature so I don't forget to turn it off. November 28, 2015
    Rated 5 out of 5 by good value Looks good, works great. Can't speak to installation because I didn't do it myself. Very versatile, lots of good features. February 12, 2015
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Good value, excellent lighting I have used this fan to remove smoke when roasting coffee. It does a good job, but probably wasn't designed for that much smoke. Still, I have never had smoke alarm go off. February 8, 2015
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent tech support While the tech support was very helpful, the need for the call would not have arisen if the range hood package had come with the damper necessary to keep cold air from entering the kitchen through the duct work. It f I recall this properly, the tech indicated that duct work may be rectangular or round. SInce Broan will not know which installation the consumer will use, it does not provide the round (or any) damper part. The part is only $11.00 and has to cost Broan considerably less to manufacture and provide the damper with the original package.i It is not clear to dealers that the damper is not included and so there is nothing to alert the dealer to the need for the part. Nor is this clear or mentioned in the installation manual. The range hood is great - efficient, quiet and attractive. BUT I strongly suggest that Broan include the damper part in the original packaging. Thank you. February 7, 2015
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Product This an attractive unit with four fan levels. Dimmable lights are a nice touch. Filters are easy to clean. Soft touch buttons are sometimes tricky to use, but they keep the profile lean and are easy to clean. February 7, 2015
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Simple nice looking piece Very easy to install. Looks very good with stove and cabinets. February 6, 2015
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Product. I've had this Range Hood for several years and have had any problems with it whatsoever. The noise level at low speed is very quite and it automatically speeds up as needed. Great product. February 6, 2015
    Rated 5 out of 5 by A great hood! It works very well as a hood and the lighting is great too. I like the different levels for the light. February 6, 2015
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    Stove hood horizontal venting issues with 2x4 obstruction.

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    When my neighbor's contractor laid out her kitchen cabinets he measured incorrectly. There is a 2x4 stud on the right side of the 3-1/4 x 10 inch opening. The contractor wants to install a vertical vent through the cabinets above the stove hood, this is not the option the homeowner wants. Is there a hood with a horizontal duct vent less than 3-1/4x10 inches, or a vent hood with a duct discharge that could be shifted to the accommodate the available opening.
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    Thank you for your question on range hoods. All of the range hoods that would vent horizontally would require at least 3-1/4” x 10” rectangular duct work. Some of the range hoods do have an adjustment of up to one inch side-to-side for the installation of the damper duct connector. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
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    What is the minumum distance from top of stove to bottom of hood?

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    For all your non-ducted 30" stainless steel range hoods!
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    Thank you for your question on the model QS330SS range hood. For the best capture of cooking impurities, your range hood should be mounted so that the top of the hood is 24” - 30” above the cooking surface (16.75” – 22.75” to the bottom of the hood).
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    Clanking and fan turning on by itself.

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    NJ
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    There are times when I am cooking a lot of food on the rangetop and the fan turns on by itself. I also have an issue when I have a lot cooking on the rangetop, the fan goes to the higher levels and then makes a clanking noise that is unbearable.
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    Thank you for your question on model QS330SS range hood. If the fan is on a high enough speed while cooking the unit would not normally go to a higher speed. It only goes to a higher speed when there is an excessive amount of heat build-up underneath the hood. If there is a clanking, it would appear that something is loose or there is a build-up of grease on the fan blade. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
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    Why does the hood vibrate at higher settings i.e. 3 & b???

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    Thank you for your question on the model QS330SS range hood. To begin with, there should be minimal vibrations coming from the hood. Any vibrations would tend to increase with the amount of air moving through the range hood. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
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    Why does the fan and lights stop working?

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    Richboro, PA, USA
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    This has happened twice now. The fan and lights stop working and there is no breaker tripped. The unit is dead, nothing. After 15 or 20 minutes, it works again. Is there something that makes this hood shut off if it is overheated? We were using all 4 burners each time this has happened.
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    Thank you for your question on the model QS342BL range hood. It sounds like something on the control assembly may have gotten too hot and shut down the hood. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
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